Snorkel in The Bahamas, Exuma Cays with Staniel Cay Adventures! This unique snorkeling Day Tour from Florida is the perfect experience for those looking for a new and different adventure in the Exuma Cays. Our experienced staff will take you snorkeling through the stunning cays, and you’ll get to experience all that the area has to offer. Join us for the snorkeling adventure of a lifetime today!
Available as a Private Tour or a Small-Group Tour! Depending on the boat, you will never be with more than 12 people (including yourself) on our biggest boat and 5 on our smallest. We only offer luxury group tours that feel private.
The Coral Explorer Adventure
Staniel Cay, Exuma
Only $1104.45. per person on a group tour and a four person minimum
Private Tours are Available
Our Service Operates 7 Days a Week, 365 days a year.
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With 700 islands to explore and just an short flight from Fort Lauderdale, the Bahamas are as accessible as they are magical.
Introducing Jeep Reef: A Hidden Gem in The Exuma Cays
Immerse yourself in the captivating allure of Jeep Reef, an extraordinary underwater wonderland tucked away in the exotic waters of The Exuma Cays Land & Sea Park. This hidden gem derives its name from an abandoned Jeep that has become a thriving habitat for vibrant corals and fascinating sea creatures. With its remarkable preservation, the Jeep serves as a testament to the passage of time, while its rubber tires provide a unique focal point for exploration.
Located between the Exuma Bank and Exuma Sound, Jeep Reef benefits from powerful currents that nourish its diverse ecosystem and attract an abundance of fish species. Embark on an unforgettable adventure as you navigate through a mesmerizing tapestry of coral heads, seafans, and an array of sponge species, including barrel, olive, violet vase, and yellow tube sponges.
Discover the beauty of this underwater sanctuary as you encounter schools of southern sennet, blueheaded wrasse, trumpet and needlefish, peaceful French grunts, and striking blue tangs. Along your journey, keep a keen eye out for the occasional small nurse shark slumbering among the reef patches.
Jeep Reef unveils Mother Nature’s intricate masterpiece before your very eyes. Immerse yourself in this captivating experience and explore the wonders that await beneath the surface.
Plan your unforgettable underwater adventure at Jeep Reef today.
Drift Snorkeling at Conch Cut in the Exuma Cays
One of the most unique experiences that you should not miss is the drift snorkeling at Conch Cut, which is offered on our Coral Explorer tour. This spot is unlike any other and promises to be an incredible adventure.
Conch Cut is a popular spot for drift snorkeling that is unique to the Exumas. This snorkeling experience is like no other and should definitely be on your bucket list when visiting the Bahamas.
The Coral Explorer tour is specifically designed for those who want to explore the marine life of the Bahamas. This tour will take you to some of the most beautiful snorkeling spots in the Exuma Cays, and the highlight is definitely the drift snorkeling at Conch Cut. You’ll get to explore the stunning coral reef system that is teeming with colorful fish, sea turtles, and other fascinating sea creatures.
As you drift along the current, you’ll witness a whole new world beneath you. The serene feeling and the quietness beneath the water will make you feel like you’re floating on air. The effortless flow provides an easy and relaxed snorkeling experience, making it perfect for beginners and experienced snorkelers alike. The current is not too strong, and with the guidance of expert snorkel guides, you can feel safe while enjoying the colorful marine life.
The drift snorkeling at Conch Cut is a truly unforgettable experience. You can expect to see stunning coral formations with colorful sponges, sea fans, and soft corals. Schools of tropical fish will glide past you, and you may even get lucky enough to see some larger sea creatures, like eagle rays, turtles, and even nurse sharks.
The Coral Explorer tour is a fantastic opportunity to explore the beauty of the Exuma Cays and experience the unique drift snorkeling at Conch Cut. Snorkeling in the Bahamas is on another level, offering vibrant marine life and stunning scenery. Drift snorkeling at Conch Cut is a peak snorkeling experience that every traveler should try when visiting the Bahamas. Book your tour today and prepare to be amazed!
Discover the Beauty of Judy’s Reef – A Snorkeling Adventure in the The Exuma Land and Sea Park
Welcome to Judy’s Reef, a vibrant coral reef teeming with life and located near the Exuma Cays Land and Sea Park Headquarters at Warderick Wells. Journey to this hidden gem, accessible only by charter boat or your own vessel, and prepare to be mesmerized by the underwater world that awaits.
Once immersed in the crystal-clear water, you’ll be greeted by a stunning coral reef adorned with a multitude of fish species. From angelfish to butterflyfish, hogfish to grouper, these inhabitants gracefully navigate the vivid coral landscape. And don’t be surprised if you encounter reef sharks – they are harmless and add to the diversity of marine life.
As you explore, witness the enchanting dance of fish in schools, observe the harmonious coexistence of different species, and perhaps even catch a glimpse of sea turtles gliding through the deep blue. With healthy coral and an abundance of sponges, corals, and small invertebrates, Judy’s Reef offers a breathtaking snorkeling experience for environmentally conscious travelers.
Remember to maintain a safe distance from the coral to protect its delicate ecosystem. A knowledgeable Staniel Cay Adventures guide will enhance your experience by pointing out interesting species and serve as an added safety measure.
Judy’s Reef is an unparalleled snorkeling destination, inviting you to immerse yourself in the untouched beauty of the Bahamian waters. Plan your visit today and embark on an unforgettable adventure in this hidden Bahamian gem.
Exploring the Underwater Caves of Rocky Dundas
The Bahamas is a beautiful destination that attracts tourists from all corners of the world. From stunning beaches to coral reefs, the islands of the Bahamas are a paradise for those seeking adventure and relaxation. One of the most unique experiences that you can have in the Bahamas is swimming underwater to reach the caves of Rocky Dundas at Fowl Cay. These caves are an incredible natural wonder, filled with stalactites, stalagmites, and even fossilized beetles on the cave walls. In this blog post, we will take you on a journey to explore the underwater caves of Rocky Dundas in the Exuma Land and Sea Park.
1. The Location
Rocky Dundas is an island in the Exuma Land and Sea Park. To access the caves, you must swim a short distance from the shore. The water is relatively shallow, and the caves are easily accessible. However, it’s important to note that swimming to the caves may not be suitable for everyone. The water can be choppy, and there may be currents. If you’re not a confident swimmer, it’s best to skip this adventure.
2. The Caves
Once you’ve reached the caves, you’ll be greeted by a breathtaking sight. The caves are dark, mysterious, and awe-inspiring. The stalactites and stalagmites create fascinating formations, and the fossilized beetles on the cave walls add a unique touch. The caves are relatively small, but they are packed with incredible natural wonders. It’s important to take a moment to appreciate the beauty of the caves and to soak in the moment.
3. Underwater Photography
If you’re a photography enthusiast, swimming to the caves of Rocky Dundas is an excellent opportunity to take some incredible underwater photos. The lighting inside the caves can be challenging, but with the right equipment, you can capture some stunning shots. It’s important to be mindful of your surroundings and to avoid touching any of the formations inside the caves. The caves are fragile, and any damage can take centuries to repair.
4. Safety Precautions
Swimming to the caves of Rocky Dundas is an adventure, but it’s essential to take the necessary safety precautions. Your tour guide will make sure you know the guidelines. It’s important to swim with a buddy or a guide and to wear appropriate swimming gear. The water can be choppy, and a life vest may be necessary. You should also ensure that you’re physically capable of swimming the distance to the caves and back to shore. It’s always better to err on the side of caution and skip this adventure if you have any doubts about your ability to complete it safely.
Swimming to the caves of Rocky Dundas is an unforgettable experience that you won’t want to miss when you visit the Bahamas. The caves are a natural wonder that few people get to see, and they’re worth the effort needed to reach them. By taking the necessary safety precautions, you can explore the caves and create memories that will last a lifetime. So, book your tour and get ready to embark on an unforgettable adventure in the Bahamas.
Snorkeling the Majestic Thunderball Grotto near Staniel Cay
Thunderball Grotto is an underwater cave and passages that make up for a rich snorkeling experience. Here, you can swim through crystal clear waters, enjoy breathtaking reefs and marine life, and marvel at the beauty of the Bahamas which is widely lauded among the world’s top tourist destinations.
A quick boat ride away from Staniel Cay, the Thunderball Grotto is situated below the surface and can be accessed via openings around the grotto. As you dive in, be sure to brace yourself for the beauty of neon-colored fish swimming effortlessly around coral formations. The Grotto is shallow, allowing even novice snorkelers to enjoy the experience without fear.
Once inside, you’ll discover awe-inspiring rock formations that present excellent opportunities for amazing photography. The water in the Grotto is so clear that on a sunny day, you can see all the way to the bottom, where you’re likely to catch a glimpse of the tiny fish living at the bottom of this oasis.
The Aquarium at O’Brien’s Cay: A Thriving Underwater Metropolis of Marine Life
Have you ever thought about exploring a natural snorkeling wonder that feels like being inside a tropical fish tank? If so, then you must visit the Aquarium at O’Brien’s Cay. In this blog post, we’ll dive into the stunning marine life you’ll see and why you should add this aquatic experience to your itinerary during your Bahamas vacation.
As soon as you enter the water, you’ll be greeted by an array of colorful fish, including the Sargent Major fish, which will swim right up to you. As you snorkel around, you’ll be amazed by the incredible diversity of fish and coral species that surround you. You’ll see schools of yellowtail snapper, French grunts, and blue chromis swimming in unison around the reef’s edges. Don’t be surprised if a friendly sea turtle or a curious nurse shark comes by to say hello.
The Aquarium teems with an abundance of tropical fish and unique species that are indigenous to the Bahamas. You will see a vast array of coral, from brilliant blues and greens to warm oranges and pinks. The stunning colors of the fish, combined with the vibrant colors of the coral, make The Aquarium a surreal experience.
Who will our tour guides be for the Snorkeling Tour?
We have licensed local captains who have all grown up in the Exuma Cays and have many years of experience.
Can I book a private snorkeling trip?
Yes, we offer private charter trips. Please see the chart below.
Where do we meet for pick up?
When you land on Staniel Cay, we will be right there to greet you.
Is lunch included?
No, lunch is not included on the Swimming Pigs Staniel Cay Day Tour. We offer snacks, water, and soda.
Will there be somewhere to leave our personal items while on the Staniel Cay Adventures Tour?
Our boats have dry areas so we can stash your personal belongings during the tour.
How much tip do you think we should give?
Tips can vary depending on how many people are in your group.
Can I give a tour as a gift?
Of course, you can! Email us or give us a call, and we can help if you want it to be a surprise.
How much cash should we take and do they accept U.S. currency?
Yes, every island accepts U.S. currency and Bahamian currency. Bring enough money for souvenirs and $10.00 for swimming with the Compass Cay Pet Sharks.
What is provided for the Snorkeling Tour?
- Fluffy towels
- Water and soft drinks with lots of ice for those hot days
- Fish and pig Snacks
- Sunscreen if needed
- Snorkeling gear that is professionally maintained
- Beach chairs and floats
- Phone chargers and power supply
- Digital photos for download
- Local and experienced Boat Captain
- Camera or smart phone
- Swim suit
- Hat for sun protection
- Cover up for sun protection
- Cash for lunch, tips and $10 per person to swim with the pet sharks
Who should not go on the Snorkeling Tour
- Not recommended for pregnant women
- Not accessible for the physically challenged
- Not recommended for people with back problems or who have had a recent back surgery
- Not recommended for people with respiratory or heart problems
- Not recommended for people with a recent arm/hand surgery
- Not handicapped accessible
How far in advance do you need to book a Staniel Cay Adventures tour?
The further out you book, the better chance of booking your preferred date. Staniel Cay Day Tours gets booked fast so make your booking in advance and if you can’t then email or call us and we will try to accommodate your schedule.
What do we to bring on the Tour
- Change of Clothes
- Water Shoes
- No Jewelry
- Insect Repellent
What should we wear for a Staniel Cay Adventures Tour?
Wear appropriate weather gear and always have a swimsuit on underneath!
Can I book Snorkeling Staniel Cay Group Tours by phone?
Yes! Call 1.242.524.8062
Do we have to tip our tour guides?
Tips are not required but are much appreciated; more often than not, people provide tips to our captains.
Does the tour still go out if it rains?
We go out as long as the weather permits, depending on the water conditions and how heavy the rainfall is we will try to make it out rain or shine. We do have rain protection if needed. It is rare to have a full day of rain.