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Great Exuma

Great Exuma is an island in the Bahamas located in the southern region of the Bahamas archipelago. It lies some 35 miles southeast of Nassau and measures roughly 30 miles long and 4 miles wide. Great Exuma is renowned for its stunningly beautiful beaches, crystal clear waters, and lush tropical foliage.

The island is home to a variety of wildlife, including iguanas, ospreys, and sea turtles. The waters around the island are home to a variety of sea life, including dolphins, manta rays, and a variety of fish.

The island is home to a number of resorts and hotels, as well as a number of marinas and boat tours. There are also plenty of restaurants and bars to explore, as well as a variety of shopping opportunities.

In terms of history, Great Exuma is home to many significant sites, such as the ruins of the Loyalist Plantation. This plantation dates back to the 1700s, when it was owned by Loyalists who had fled the American Revolution. Other sites include the ruins of the Cotton Bay Plantation, which was destroyed during the American Revolution, and the ruins of Fort George, which was built by the British in 1793.

Great Exuma is also home to a number of important historical events. In 1783, the island was the site of the signing of the Treaty of Versailles, which ended the American Revolution. In 1814, the island was the site of the signing of the Treaty of Ghent, which ended the War of 1812. In 1834, the island was the site of the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation, which abolished slavery in the British Empire.

Great Exuma is a stunningly beautiful and historically significant island in the Bahamas. With its stunning beaches, crystal clear waters, and lush foliage, it is the perfect place to relax and explore. Its rich history and variety of wildlife make it an ideal destination for those looking for a unique and unforgettable experience.

Excursion tips for a day in Great Exuma

As a tourist in Great Exuma in the Bahamas, there are many activities to enjoy on a day. Here are some of the top things to do:

1. Explore the white sand beaches and turquoise waters of Stocking Island.

2. Take a boat tour to the Exuma Cays Land and Sea Park and observe the vibrant coral reefs and marine life.

3. Visit the Tropic of Cancer Beach, one of the most beautiful beaches in the Bahamas.

4. Go snorkeling or scuba diving to explore the underwater world.

5. Take a fishing charter and try your luck at catching some of the local fish.

6. Visit the world-famous swimming pigs at Big Major Cay.

7. Explore the colonial-style buildings and historical sites in George Town.

8. Take a boat trip to the nearby islands of Little Exuma and Great Exuma.

9. Relax at one of the many luxury resorts and spas in the area.

10. Shop for souvenirs at the local markets and shops.

Experience Great Exuma 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. 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

Great Exuma in the Bahamas is a tropical paradise with a warm and sunny climate all year round. During the summer months (May-October), temperatures average around the mid-80s with high humidity and occasional showers. The winter months (November-April) are slightly cooler, with temperatures averaging in the high 70s, low humidity, and occasional breezes. The rainy season is typically from May to October, with the occasional tropical storm. The dry season is from November to April and is usually sunny and dry. Overall, the climate in Great Exuma is warm and sunny with occasional showers and breezes throughout the year.

Cruise weather for Great Exuma

Our weather forecast for Great Exuma 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. 14th 2024 Jul. 14th 2024 max: 30.9 °C
min: 27.5 °C
23.0 m/s
36.0 m/s
51.0 %
11.9 m
79.7 %
1,018 hPa
Jul. 15th 2024 Jul. 15th 2024 max: 30.5 °C
min: 27.2 °C
18.7 m/s
27.4 m/s
49.2 %
13.5 m
78.6 %
1,017 hPa
Jul. 16th 2024 Jul. 16th 2024 max: 30.6 °C
min: 27.1 °C
17.3 m/s
23.0 m/s
24.8 %
14.6 m
73.5 %
1,017 hPa
Jul. 17th 2024 Jul. 17th 2024 max: 30.7 °C
min: 27.4 °C
17.3 m/s
25.6 m/s
24.1 %
22.4 m
74.4 %
1,017 hPa
Jul. 18th 2024 Jul. 18th 2024 max: 31.1 °C
min: 27.6 °C
19.1 m/s
27.7 m/s
34.6 %
22.6 m
77.1 %
1,018 hPa
Jul. 19th 2024 Jul. 19th 2024 max: 31.2 °C
min: 28 °C
21.6 m/s
29.9 m/s
43.1 %
23.0 m
77.3 %
1,019 hPa
Jul. 20th 2024 Jul. 20th 2024 max: 31.1 °C
min: 27.9 °C
23.0 m/s
31.0 m/s
36.3 %
24.1 m
77.7 %
1,019 hPa
Jul. 21st 2024 Jul. 21st 2024 max: 31.0 °C
min: 27.7 °C
37.8 m/s
40.0 m/s
33.1 %
24.1 m
78.3 %
1,019 hPa
Jul. 22nd 2024 Jul. 22nd 2024 max: 29.2 °C
min: 28.8 °C
35.6 m/s
38.5 m/s
24.8 %
24.0 m
74.8 %
1,020 hPa
Jul. 23rd 2024 Jul. 23rd 2024 max: 29.3 °C
min: 28.6 °C
33.1 m/s
35.6 m/s
2.0 %
23.3 m
74.3 %
1,020 hPa
Jul. 24th 2024 Jul. 24th 2024 max: 29.3 °C
min: 28.5 °C
27.0 m/s
28.4 m/s
40.1 %
23.2 m
76.9 %
1,020 hPa
Jul. 25th 2024 Jul. 25th 2024 max: 29.7 °C
min: 29.1 °C
29.2 m/s
29.2 m/s
69.1 %
24.1 m
76.1 %
1,019 hPa
Jul. 26th 2024 Jul. 26th 2024 max: 29.4 °C
min: 28.7 °C
27.4 m/s
30.2 m/s
75.9 %
24.0 m
78.1 %
1,018 hPa
Jul. 27th 2024 Jul. 27th 2024 max: 29.8 °C
min: 29 °C
30.2 m/s
31.0 m/s
34.4 %
24.1 m
78.8 %
1,019 hPa
Jul. 28th 2024 Jul. 28th 2024 max: 29.6 °C
min: 29.1 °C
28.8 m/s
30.2 m/s
34.8 %
24.1 m
73.3 %
1,019 hPa

Cruises to Great Exuma

Would you like to travel to Great Exuma 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.

Scheduled ship calls in Great Exuma, Bahamas
Date Ship Arrival Departure Details
Apr. 3rd 2025 Thursday, 3rd of Apr. 2025 Sea Dream II 12:00 am 12:00 am
Apr. 7th 2025 Monday, 7th of Apr. 2025 Sea Dream II 12:00 am 12:00 am
Apr. 14th 2025 Monday, 14th of Apr. 2025 Sea Dream II 12:00 am 12:00 am
Apr. 3rd 2026 Friday, 3rd of Apr. 2026 Sea Dream II 12:00 am 12:00 am
Apr. 7th 2026 Tuesday, 7th of Apr. 2026 Sea Dream II 12:00 am 12:00 am
Apr. 14th 2026 Tuesday, 14th of Apr. 2026 Sea Dream II 12:00 am 12:00 am

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