I’ve been going to the Exumas since the late 1970s as a pilot. Flying down the Exuma chain is without a doubt the most beautiful island scene I have ever encountered. The colors of blue you see are incredible and our Exumas map gives you an idea of how they change with water depths, from light blues of the shallow Great Bahama Bank to the dark hues of Exuma Sound which can reach depths of over 5,000 feet. The drop off from Bank to Sound is sudden and steep where wall dives can be exciting as you look into the abyss with big groupers, snappers and sharks swimming around.
We’ve kept a boat in the Bahamas for many years and have explored the Exumas from one end to end. The Ship Channel Cays and Highborne Cay in the north are favorites, with Iguanas to see on Allans Cay. I’ve flown into Staniel Cay often which offers boat access to “Thunderball” Grotto featured in an early James Bond movie and Big Majors Cay where the famous swimming pigs are seen. Further down the island chain things become more quiet and serene with many islands and remote beaches to visit with no one around.
The Exumas are a world class boating destination and we’re proud our map is on the wall of yachts that visit the area. The Exuma Cays Land and Sea Park is one of the first marine sanctuaries in the world where all the marine life is protected and the fish can tell! They somehow know you can’t catch or spear them so they swim right up to you while you gaze over the many queen conch which are still common on the bottom there.
Our map of the Exumas is one of the more popular Bahamas maps for good reason.
For more information on the Exumas map take a look at it here! Our history books of the Bahamas, Keys and Naples are also available on our site and on Amazon. Please call 239-963-3497 with any questions, we will be happy to assist you!