Final Days of Exploring Exuma

I spent my final days in Exuma perusing around my favorite beaches and restaurants.  I also took a boat ride to some new, unchartered territory for Sailor Airie. It was just glorious. You can’t fathom the shades of blue unless you’ve actually been here. Crystal clear, sapphire, teal, turquoise, aquamarine, you name it…Exuma has it all. It changes right before your eyes as you cruise in and out of deep waters. Being able to see a reef from the boat in 30 feet of water is unreal. How can it get any better? And Jesus the sandbars are amazing. Catch Moriah Harbour, Man-O-War Cay, or the Cut at low tide and you can literally hop or wade in knee-deep water from sandbar to sandbar. Occasionally, you’ll get a glimpse of a juvenile lemon shark, a turtle, or barracuda whipping around the shallows. I’ve never seen such a diversity of marine life anywhere. ANYWHERE!  The bays and the coves are just teeming with turtles, fish, rays, dolphins, and crustaceans galore. You can’t visit Exuma and NOT have an amazing time. I mean seriously. Even after the weather disaster during my first trip, I knew this was such a special place that I had to come back.

Food is always on my mind so I enjoyed a few meals in Little Exuma at Tropic Breeze and Santana’s of course. They never disappoint and the staff are so jovial and happy to chat if they are able. There was, however, one waitress that was clearly sucking at life. I was determined to kill her with kindness hoping she would at least crack a smile or pretend like she was in a good mood. I failed. She said two words during my lunch and walked around like a zombie robot. Poor lady needs a pick me up or a new man or somethin’. Sheesh.

Just check out these pictures and hit me up if you would like to know where to find these spots. You can’t go wrong if you rent a boat from Minns and explore the harbor. There are beaches everywhere but just be mindful of the private ones. Also make sure you look at the tide tables and watch the depth as you cruise around.  Don’t forget your snorkeling gear so you can kick around to your hearts desire. The countdown has begun for my next trip in June for a birthday bash. That should be interesting and full of entertaining stories, albeit inappropriate. Neither names nor pictures shall be disclosed in June’s posts to protect the identities of the potentially naked, certainly intoxicated, and definitely hungover characters that will be partaking in #yotd.  Until next time…



My lunch view from Tropic Breeze.  Not too shabby.


Lobster and Grouper Tacos from Tropic Breeze.  Don’t mind if I do!


4 thoughts on “Final Days of Exploring Exuma

  1. Bj says:

    My wife and I are going to Exuma for 2 weeks for our 25th anniversary. We plan to rent a boat like you suggested. How to we get to these beautiful beaches? We are wanting to find some secluded spots where we won’t see anyone all day long. Just us and a picknic basket sand and sun! Please let me know soon, if you can, we are leaving in 4 days. Please message me privately if you don’t want to tell the world.
    Thank you!


    • airieb says:

      Hi Bj! No problem at all. If you are renting a boat from Minns, you have to stay within their boundaries which they will show you on a map. The map isn’t great so here are some tips. Ask them to show you on the map where Man O War Cay is. Plan to hit that spot at low tide but be VERY cognizant of the sandbar and how quickly the tides are changing. In minutes, your boat can be beached. I recommend anchoring on the side closest to Minns (where you came from) because there is a deep drop off there and you won’t risk get stranded. Any beach you go to on the boat will be secluded and you won’t see anyone. Promise. Also, go across to Stocking Island and peruse around those beaches as well as there are some great ones. The other areas I mentioned are not accessible via a Minns boat but if its a nice day, get some kayaks from Out Island Explorers and they will show you Moriah Harbour and the Cut. Both should be on your bucket list. They are down near Little Exuma. There is a public google map of all of the must see stops in Exuma. Have you seen that yet?


      • Bj says:

        Thank you so much for the information this is very helpful. We are planning to rent a boat from Minns. And thank for the top about kayaking to the other areas. This exactly what we’re looking for.
        We’re staying up north as Sunrise at Three Sisters but we have a car rented so we should be able to explore lots of secret spots.
        I googled for the map and believe I found it. It’s by a guy that does photography and film. Very nice. We’re looking so forward to this Exuma experience. Thanks again so much.
        When will you be going again?


  2. airieb says:

    Here is the map in case you found a different one:

    I don’t have plans yet but I typically go every few months. 🙂 Three Sisters is gorgeous too. If its REALLY calm you can snorkel out to the rocks. Tamara and Dallas at Out Island Explorers can provide sailboats, kayaks, and such and are the neatest people.

    Have such a blast!!!!


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