Frequently Asked Questions

These are the most commonly asked questions. If you think of another or need more information, you can call us or email our office team who will be happy to assist.

Caribbean Life & Travel has rated us as “the very best excursion they have ever been on”

We are located on the island of Great Exuma. Our airport code is GGT and the island’s capital is George Town.

Specifically, we’re located at the Barreterre Bonefish Lodge, at the very northern end of Great Exuma, a 45 minute drive North of George Town.

There are a variety of hotels, resorts and rental accommodations to fit every budget.

Hotels located here are:
Peace and Plenty Hotel
Grand Isle Resort
Sandals Emerald Bay
Hideaways
Augusta Bay
Lumina Point
Paradise Bay

There are also a variety of rental homes and AirBNB options.

For luxury home accommodations, we suggest looking at:
February Point
Grand Isle Resort
The Good Life Bahamas

AirBnb has a variety of budget rental options.
We also have two!
Check out Rebecca’s Place 1 and Rebecca’s Place 2 on Airbnb for budget accommodations for 2 guests.

Our tours are located on the island of Great Exuma, which is 200 miles away from Nassau. Guests do come over to Exuma (Airport code GGT) on day excursions, however this involves taking a 40 minute plane ride from Nassau International Airport.

There are three airlines which fly domestically:
www.bahamasair.com
www.westernairbahamas.com
www.skybahamas.net

If This is something that you are interested in doing, we suggest checking with the airline on their availability and flight schedule, and then confirming with us that we think that the weather is okay and that we have availability before purchasing your flights.

If you do wish to purchase in advance, please ensure to book refundable flights in the event the weather does not cooperate. The weather is unpredictable and we are not responsible in the event you do arrive in Great Exuma and we're unable to operate safely.

Depending upon your flight time, you will either be brought out to our dock immediately for the 9am tour, or if your flight lands after 9, dropped to a local restaurant where you can purchase a late breakfast/early lunch and explore our town, prior to coming out to our dock for 1:15pm. You can then participate in our tour, and return to the airport in time to check in for the evening flight.

Exuma Water Sports is based on the island of Great Exuma, which is a plane ride away from the cruise ports. Unfortunately if you're arriving by ship, there isn't enough time to participate in our tours.

We pick up from hotels and resorts in George Town to Paradise Bay. If you’re outside of this pickup zone, most likely you will have a rental vehicle while you’re on the island. If you don’t, transfers can be organized for an additional fee.

Dress like you’re going to the beach. Don’t forget your towels, cameras and sunscreen, along with the Visa/MC/Cash you wish to use for purchase. You are welcome to bring any snacks/beverages on board.

You are welcome to bring your drone on the tour. Sometimes the sound can agitate the animals, so you may be requested to stop using it if that’s the case.

There is no lunch on a Half Day Tour, and there’s really nowhere to purchase it. We suggest eating a hearty meal prior to departing for our dock. You are welcome to bring any snacks/beverages on board (yes even alcoholic ones!)

The following restaurants are within a 20 minute drive of our dock. If you’re doing lunch before the tour, You MUST call ahead to ensure that their kitchen is open and inform them you need to be finished eating by 12:25 in order to make your tour.

Big Ds Conch Spot (Steventon) 242-358-0059
Shoreline Restaurant (Rolleville) 242-345-6201
Grand Isle Resort & Spa 242-358-5000
T & Ts delights 242-358-5073

Yes! Pregnant guests are welcome on our tours.

Our largest vessel used for public tours has an on board bathroom. Our charter vessels and smaller boats have a portable head under the console. For most guests, using the restroom facilities at our dock is more than sufficient.

We do our best to not operate if the tour is going to be wet or uncomfortable and err on the side of caution. The weather in the caribbean can be unpredictable and light rain is sometimes unavoidable! If you’re concerned about the weather, we will work with you to reschedule to another date.

We will work with you to reschedule to another date. If you can’t reschedule, there’s no charge.

On our half day tours you’re on the boat for no more than 15 minutes at a time between the stops. On full day tours, the journey to the various destinations can be longer. To see Thunderball Grotto or the nurse sharks, for example, there are stretches of up to 40 minutes.

On our Half Day Swimming Pigs Tour we’re going to White Bay Cay, which is featured on The Swimming Pigs official Instagram page. This is the home of The Swimming Pigs you’ve seen on The Bachelor, HGTV, Access Hollywood, and more! Full Day tour stops vary, depending on which itinerary you choose.

VAT - Value Added Tax is the Bahamian Sales tax. You will find it applied to the majority of purchases here in The Bahamas, and it is applied to excursions. Currently, the rate is 12%.

Yes! We’re the largest tour company located on Great Exuma. Our business license number is 10007042 and our VAT TIN# is 100254950. Our 5 vessels are fully licensed through the Bahamas Port Department. We are commercially insured by JS Johnson, Bahamas.

We used to, however we decided to offer it as a private charter only for a variety of reasons. We found that it was too much time on the boat and in the sun for the majority of our guests. Thunderball Cave is “advanced” snorkelling and many novice guests were missing out on the opportunity to snorkel. By not travelling the long distances to Thunderball Cave/The sharks, we’re able to focus on the more unique islands along the route. You actually get more time out of the boat on a half day than a full day!

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