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Great Exuma Island
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Great Exuma Island

Great Exuma Island is an island located in the Bahamas, part of the Exuma chain of islands. It is the largest island in the chain and is situated to the south of Nassau. The island is known for its pristine beaches and clear blue waters. It is a popular destination for tourists and locals alike.

The island is approximately 37 miles long and 4 miles wide. It is bordered by the Exuma Sound to the west and the Atlantic Ocean to the east. The island is home to a variety of wildlife, including birds, turtles, and dolphins.

The island is known for its historical significance as well. It was the site of a naval battle during the American Revolution in 1776, when the British forces defeated the American forces. The island was also the site of a failed slave revolt in 1834, which resulted in the death of a number of slaves.

The island is also known for its unique culture, which is a mix of African, Caribbean, and American influences. The island is home to a variety of festivals and events throughout the year, including the annual Exuma Music Festival.

Great Exuma Island is a popular tourist destination, offering a variety of activities and attractions. Visitors can explore the island’s beaches, go fishing, or take a boat tour of the island. There are also a number of resorts, restaurants, and shopping opportunities available on the island. Great Exuma Island is a great place to relax and enjoy the beauty of the Bahamas.

Excursion tips for a day in Great Exuma Island

As a tourist in Great Exuma Island in the Bahamas, there are plenty of exciting activities to enjoy in a single day. Here are some of the top things to do:

1. Visit the beautiful beaches of the island, such as Stocking Island Beach and Hoopers Bay Beach.

2. Take a boat tour of the Exuma Cays Land and Sea Park, a protected area of the island that is home to a variety of wildlife.

3. Go snorkeling or diving at one of the many coral reefs around Great Exuma.

4. Explore the island’s unique culture and history by visiting the Museum of Bahamian History and Heritage.

5. Check out the local markets and shops for unique souvenirs and handmade crafts.

6. Enjoy a delicious meal of fresh seafood at one of the many restaurants on the island.

7. Take a tour of the nearby islands, such as Little Exuma and Staniel Cay.

8. Relax at one of the many spas on the island and enjoy a massage or facial.

9. Go on a fishing charter to catch some of the local fish.

10. Take a day trip to the nearby islands of Eleuthera or Cat Island.

Experience Great Exuma Island with unforgettable activities by our partner GetYourGuide. The offer is also ideal as a special gift idea for family and friends who are planning to visit Great Exuma Island. Cancellations are possible up to 24h before the start of the activity (unless otherwise stated in the activity description), with a full refund of the booking price.

The climate in Great Exuma Island

Great Exuma Island in the Bahamas enjoys a tropical climate year-round, with average temperatures ranging from 77°F (25°C) in the winter to 84°F (29°C) in the summer. The dry season runs from January to April and is characterised by sunny skies, light breezes and low humidity. The wet season runs from May to November and is characterised by frequent showers, high humidity, and strong winds. The island experiences the most rainfall in October and November. The temperatures remain fairly constant throughout the year, making Great Exuma Island a great destination for visitors any time of year.

Cruise weather for Great Exuma Island

Our weather forecast for Great Exuma Island helps plan your stay according to the weather. For sunny days, pack light and breathable clothes, swimwear, and sunscreen. For winter weather, it's recommended to bring warm clothes, gloves, a hat, sturdy footwear, and a raincoat.

Date Icon Temperature Wind speed/gusts Cloudiness/Visibility Air humidity/pressure Sunrise/Sunset
Jul. 24th 2024 Jul. 24th 2024 max: 29.8 °C
min: 28.1 °C
27.4 m/s
33.1 m/s
21.6 %
12.1 m
80.0 %
1,020 hPa
Jul. 25th 2024 Jul. 25th 2024 max: 29.3 °C
min: 27.9 °C
24.5 m/s
29.5 m/s
35.1 %
18.4 m
80.2 %
1,019 hPa
Jul. 26th 2024 Jul. 26th 2024 max: 29.4 °C
min: 27.9 °C
20.2 m/s
24.5 m/s
43.2 %
23.2 m
80.3 %
1,018 hPa
Jul. 27th 2024 Jul. 27th 2024 max: 29.8 °C
min: 28.2 °C
18.7 m/s
23.0 m/s
49.5 %
23.5 m
82.1 %
1,017 hPa
Jul. 28th 2024 Jul. 28th 2024 max: 30.0 °C
min: 28.4 °C
18.7 m/s
21.6 m/s
32.3 %
24.0 m
80.8 %
1,019 hPa
Jul. 29th 2024 Jul. 29th 2024 max: 29.8 °C
min: 28.4 °C
17.3 m/s
21.6 m/s
36.7 %
24.1 m
78.9 %
1,019 hPa
Jul. 30th 2024 Jul. 30th 2024 max: 30.0 °C
min: 28.3 °C
20.2 m/s
24.8 m/s
43.2 %
24.1 m
79.3 %
1,018 hPa
Jul. 31st 2024 Jul. 31st 2024 max: 30.1 °C
min: 28.6 °C
25.6 m/s
32.4 m/s
28.9 %
24.1 m
79.8 %
1,017 hPa
Aug. 1st 2024 Aug. 1st 2024 max: 29.1 °C
min: 28.8 °C
33.5 m/s
41.0 m/s
41.0 %
24.1 m
80.5 %
1,017 hPa
Aug. 2nd 2024 Aug. 2nd 2024 max: 29.1 °C
min: 28.7 °C
36.4 m/s
43.2 m/s
65.2 %
23.8 m
84.1 %
1,018 hPa
Aug. 3rd 2024 Aug. 3rd 2024 max: 29.0 °C
min: 28.7 °C
36.0 m/s
40.0 m/s
5.9 %
24.1 m
79.1 %
1,018 hPa
Aug. 4th 2024 Aug. 4th 2024 max: 29.1 °C
min: 28.6 °C
34.2 m/s
37.4 m/s
38.2 %
24.1 m
79.6 %
1,018 hPa
Aug. 5th 2024 Aug. 5th 2024 max: 29.2 °C
min: 28.9 °C
31.0 m/s
34.9 m/s
22.0 %
24.1 m
81.3 %
1,019 hPa
Aug. 6th 2024 Aug. 6th 2024 max: 29.2 °C
min: 28.6 °C
28.8 m/s
32.4 m/s
10.6 %
24.1 m
78.5 %
1,020 hPa
Aug. 7th 2024 Aug. 7th 2024 max: 28.9 °C
min: 28.5 °C
25.2 m/s
26.6 m/s
16.6 %
23.7 m
79.0 %
1,019 hPa

Cruises to Great Exuma Island

Would you like to travel to Great Exuma Island on a cruise ship or would you just like to know when a certain ship will dock there? Here you will find an overview of the cruise ships that will be calling at the port of Great Exuma Island.

Scheduled ship calls in Great Exuma Island, Bahamas
Date Ship Arrival Departure Details
Oct. 20th 2024 Sunday, 20th of Oct. 2024 Scenic Eclipse 12:00 am 12:00 am
Oct. 26th 2024 Saturday, 26th of Oct. 2024 Scenic Eclipse 12:00 am 12:00 am
Mar. 29th 2025 Saturday, 29th of Mar. 2025 Sea Cloud Spirit 08:00 am 12:00 am
Mar. 30th 2025 Sunday, 30th of Mar. 2025 Sea Cloud Spirit 12:00 am 04:00 pm
Apr. 10th 2025 Thursday, 10th of Apr. 2025 Sea Cloud Spirit 08:00 am 12:00 am
Apr. 11th 2025 Friday, 11th of Apr. 2025 Sea Cloud Spirit 12:00 am 06:00 pm

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