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Sailing in Exuma

“Exuma” trailer

Check out this fabulous video made by Colin Ruggiero. The best I have seen of the island of Great Exuma in The Bahamas.

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59th National Family Island Regatta

The 59th annual family island regatta will be held April 24th to 28th here in Elizabeth Harbour Exuma. The Chairman and commodore of the regatta, Danny Strachan  announced that this year Coca Cola have joined the list of sponsors. Over 5 days races will be held in different classes and attracts Bahamian sailboats from all … Continue reading »

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Out Island Explorers

Do you dream of sailing with your partner aboard a small sailboat and meandering through the chain of islands known as the Exuma Cays? As the warm tropical breeze guides you silently through the multi-colored waters, you will commune with nature and experience the islands and the oceans bountiful treasures. The trip will take you … Continue reading »

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Swimming with Pigs

Swimming with Pigs

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Exuma Cays Land & Sea Park

The Exuma Cays Land and Sea Park is the first of its kind in the world and is famous for its pristine beauty, outstanding anchorages and breathtaking marine environment. Under its transparent turquoise waters are beautiful natural gardens of coral teeming with fish and lobster. Within the boundaries of the Exuma Cays Land and Sea … Continue reading »

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Prosperity in Bahamas

We saw in earlier blogs on Bahamian history how the original inhabitants, the Lucayan Indians were enslaved by the Spanish and exported to the South American gold mines, how the British took possession of the islands in exchange for Florida, and later how the exiled loyalists from the US settled and tried to establish cotton … Continue reading »

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Exuma Land & Sea Park

EXUMA’S ecosystem habitats could generate $4.1 million in economic service flows over the next 25 years, a report for the Bahamas National Trust (BNT) has revealed, describing the area as “a huge ecological and economic endowment” for that island and the wider Bahamas. Dr Venetia Hargreaves-Allen and Dr Linwood Pendelton, in a report assessing the … Continue reading »

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Out Island Regatta

Each year, for four days only, the best sailors from every major island in the Bahamas converge at Elizabeth Harbour on Exuma Island for the National Family Island Regatta. During these four days, Bahamian sailors arrive prepared to sail their locally-built sloops for the much coveted “Best in the Bahamas” title. The competition is fierce … Continue reading »

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Minns Water Sports

Minns Water Sports is located on Lake Victoria in the center of George Town Exuma. Where they have over 20 boats ranging in size from 15th to 22ft overall at their own docks. Kent, one of the owners, tells me that the family have owned and operated this business for over 50 years. When you … Continue reading »

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Family Island Regatta in Exuma

By the early 1950′s, working sail was fast disappearing from this part of the world. The Grand Banks fishing schooner was all but gone, the Chesapeake oyster dreggers were no longer being replaced as they were laid up, and the many vessels still working under canvas in the Bahamas had an uncertain future. In 1954 … Continue reading »

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