Bahamas Kayak Adventure

From
Exuma International Airport (GGT), Bahamas
Price
$3,695

50% deposit. Fully refundable up to 30 days out from the departure date. 

Based on double occupancy. Single Supplement Applies. $875

Duration
8 days, 7 nights
Duration

8 days, 7 nights

Skill Rating
1
Van Supported
Yes
From

Exuma International Airport (GGT), Bahamas

Accommodation
Hotels, Inns and rental homes
Price

$3695

50% deposit. Fully refundable up to 30 days out from the departure date. 

Based on double occupancy. Single Supplement Applies. $875

Minimum Age
9
Included
Guides, ground transportation, support vehicle, lodging (based on double occupancy, single supplement applies), most meals (breakfasts and all but one dinner), all kayaking equipment, instruction.
Not Included
Airfare and transportation to Exuma airport, lunches, drinks, and one dinner, personal clothing and equipment, full medical, baggage and trip cancellation insurance, airport taxes, and gratuities. Single Supplement fee $875.
"What a wonderful week it has been – great paddling, ambiance and camaraderie. I have tons of photos and wonderful memories of our time together. Here's to our next adventures – We'll be back.” -Jo-Lynne

Find your slice of Bahamian paradise in the serene Exuma Islands. Remote beaches and the shimmering, turquoise Caribbean await you along this less-traveled region of the Bahamas. Far away from bustling Nassau, here you’ll find a more relaxed pace and beautiful islands to explore by kayak. This trip is for those who want the tropical paradise without the crowds.

Day 1:    The trip officially begins at Arrivals of the Exuma International Airport (GGT) where you will meet your Northwest Passage guides and transfer to the evening’s accommodations. We’ll gather for a round of welcome drinks and discuss the week’s itinerary before setting off for our first dinner in the beautiful Exumas. (D)

Day 2:    Today begins our kayaking exploration of Great Exuma and the surrounding islands. We’ll begin on the north side of Great Exuma and meander our way amongst the little cays and beautiful beaches. Depending on weather conditions, we may make an excursion out to one of the famed “swimming pig” cays. (B, D)

Day 3:    We continue making our way along the Great Exuma shoreline, sampling the local cuisine and coffee fare as we go. Skin diving opportunities abound every day, so don’t forget your mask and snorkel. We’ll finish our day’s paddle across the bay from Stocking Island. (B, D)

Day 4:    Today we explore nearby Stocking Island, renowned for its serene, sparsely populated beaches and ancient stromatolite reefs (coral like organisms that have existed for billions of years). If conditions are right, there may be an opportunity to feed rays at a beach on the south side of Stocking Island. We’ll return to the shores of Great Exuma and make our way to Little Exuma to round out our paddling day. (B, D)

Day 5:    Tonight, you’ll have the opportunity to detach from the group and enjoy a dinner on your own, but during the day we’ll explore Little Exuma by kayak. Little Exuma is home to some incredible beaches including the geographically named Tropic of Cancer beach. The whole trip will feel tropical, but today we will actually kayak into the tropics. By day’s end you’ll understand why the Pirates of the Caribbean film franchise shot scenes for multiple movies on this island. ** (B)

Day 6:    If you’re feeling like you could use a break from kayaking, today is your day. There will be a paddling option for those that are interested. You can also choose to take a boat ride to nearby attractions like the Exuma Cays, and certified divers might enjoy getting an up-close look at some of the underwater wildlife. Anglers would enjoy chartering a boat to try their hand at catching the elusive bonefish. (B, D)

Day 7:    On our final paddling day we’ll head back up to Great Exuma and comb a few more wonderful beaches before returning to our home beach for the evening. Tonight we enjoy a celebratory dinner and toast our new adventure memories. (B, D)

Day 8:    Your Northwest Passage guides will assist in your airport transfers. Until next time! (B)

*This is our intended itinerary.  As with any adventure, factors outside our control may alter the itinerary.

** We will be prepared to comply with the, as of now, required Rapid COVID-19 antigen testing to be administered 96 hours after arrival in country.

 

"What a wonderful week it has been – great paddling, ambiance and camaraderie. I have tons of photos and wonderful memories of our time together. Here's to our next adventures – We'll be back.” -Jo-Lynne

Sometime between 500 and 800 AD, Taínos began crossing in dugout canoes from Hispaniola and/or Cuba to the Bahamas. Suggested routes for the earliest migrations have been from Hispaniola to the Caicos Islands, from Hispaniola or eastern Cuba to Great Inagua Island, and from central Cuba to Long Island (in the central Bahamas).