Book a powerboat to go to the Exuma Cays, one of the “out islands” of the Bahamas. Exuma is famous for their shark habitants, and they say “..the islands are so pristine and unspoiled that you feel as though you are half a world away”.
Its a full day trip and costs about 200$ per head. They would pick you up from the hotel around 8am and drop you back around 5pm.
Zooom zoooom for an hour and the first stop was at the Allan’s Cay – pause to provide a tasty breakfast for the protected Allen’s Cay Rock Iguana, they call this the critically endangered species ‘the Bahamian Dragon’.
Zip through the waters, 40 nautical miles per hour, and arrive your destination – the Ship Channel Cay, a private island in the Exuma – where the waters appear like glass.
The hosts are actually from Germany, settled in the Bahamas after falling in love with it. Minus the heat I can actually understand that! Ready to entertain you with an open bar and a lot of munchies.
The guide, Stevie, born and brought up in Georgetown, Exuma, is a shark expert. His technique to bring the Shark out of the water is to cut a big enough bony fish, tie it to a rope and throw it in the water. The shark, happy to have got its prey, gets hold of it with its teeth stuck in the bones, then our Stevie tries to pull the shark to the shore just to make it more mad. Crazyyy.
Awwww our hearts melt with this cuteness.
While you are at it, go snorkelling. Pretty fishies, colorful reef, and then bamm.. you suddenly notice you are swimming with the sharks – Not to fear – these are the lemon sharks.
It’s still cool to tell people that you swam with the beasts! More bragging rights here!