Ocean Conservation in the Bahamas

Study Marine Sciences in the Bahamas

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Add an impact to your epic overseas adventures and volunteer at one of the national parks to learn more about the ecosystem in the Bahamas. Support their ongoing conservation efforts by reaching out to the Bahamas Nations Trust beforehand.

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Sojourn – Gain a better understanding of the community you’re visiting. Learn about different religions or spiritual practices. How do these impact the communities? How does religion or spirituality influence local traditions?

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Savor – Will you choose sweet or savory? Take the time to visit local markets and discover unique local ingredients. Learn how to prepare traditional meals & local favorites.

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Tip of the Tongue – Each morning, take the time to learn a few basic greetings and phrases in the local language. Learn how to write greetings & your name in the local script.

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A Wrinkle in Time – History influences our present. Discover the history of the country you visit. Hear the stories of your guides & their family history. Where do they come from?

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Journal Journeys – Take some time to reflect on the day’s events and document your journey. Spend a moment journaling about the day had & day ahead. These are memories for a lifetime!

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Culture – From local dances, festivals, or simple gestures to communicate – all of these make up a country’s culture. Learn and practice cultural norms & how to show respect in the culture you visit.

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Itinerary

You will arrive at the airport in Nassau in the Bahamas with its livelihood that lives up to its name as the capital. Upon arrival at the airport you will be transferred to your hotel and be received with the island hospitality from the Bahamians that will make you feel like family. 

Once settled at your hotel, the Bahamian tour guide will go over the itinerary of the rest of your stay. Go out and explore for the rest of your day and visit downtown Nassau. If you’re hungry don’t forget to eat their famous conch, caught and prepared fresh daily to serve any appetite. Take advantage of being in the Caribbean and their wide variety of seafood.

On your second day, you will explore Nassau before leaving to the other amazing islands of the Bahamas. You and your group will be picked in the morning for a jeep tour of the island. During this tour, you will be taken around the coastline to see the beautiful waters surrounding Nassau. Then you will be taken to some historical landmarks, including the Queens Staircase — 66 steps of limestone carved out by slaves in 1793, and more limestone caves and military forts.

For the fun part of the tour, you will be taken to a traditional tea house and John Watling’s Distillery where you can quench your thirst with their signature pale, amber or reddish gold rum. RIght after, for some grub take advantage of all the food stalls and enjoy a true taste of local Bahamian delights.

Today, take the ferry to visit the famous pink sands beaches of Harbour Island. The island is also packed with history and colonial architecture with a 1950s and 1960s vintage style. Just before you dock on Harbour Island you will go around the northern tip of Eleuthera Island to see historic hidden gems in the ocean. 

Once docked in Harbour Island you can explore at your leisure. The island is so small you can get around by walking or bike riding. The sights are amazing and you can really enjoy everything with it being walking distance. For lunch, the tour guide will take you the Valentines Marina Yacht Club. RIght after lunch, you will be escorted to the famous pink sands beach where you can enjoy and relax. After a long day your guide will transport you to Nassau island back to your hotel.

 This morning, you will be taken on a speed bast tour across the Exuma Cays. During this part of the tour, you will be able to witness the famous Bohemian Dragon, feed stingrays and sharks. Your first stop on the speedboat tour is Alien Cay where you have the chance to feed and observe the rare Alien Cay iguana. You can learn all about their habitat and how they survive on these islands. 

Next stop on the speedboat tour is Ship Channel Cay. It is a private island where you will be provided with snacks and drinks. You will also have the opportunity to snorkel with stingrays and fearsome sharks all around for some overseas adventure. For the rest of the afternoon, you can enjoy the island at your leisure before heading back to Nassau.

Want to witness the rare sight of pigs swimming? On this tour, you will once again visit Exuma Cay, where you can visit the pigs and be able to swim and feed the pigs. It is an uninhabited island only populated by pigs and piglets. Some say the pigs were stranded during a shipwreck and made it to the island of Major Cay. From this tour you can also see all of the 365 cays you saw on your boat ride. 

During the tour you will visit the famous beach which will include a speed boat just south of Big Farmers Cay after visiting Pig Beach, which has been suitably renamed Big Farmers Cay Sand Bar. It may not be the longest sand bar, but it is the most famous. The mile-long sand bar is magnificent with its powdery white sand the goes on for eye reach. It is a constant low tide which you can enjoy and relax, sunbathe right before the next day on your trip. 

Today you will head back to Exuma Islands and visit the Exumas famous Moriah Harbor Cay National Park. You will meet your ferry at the harbor to take you to Little Exuma. From Little Exuma on a boat you will be taken to explore the park made up of 13,440 acres, pristine beaches, sand dunes, mangrove creeks and seagrass beds. They are a vital part of the ecosystem between Great and Little Exuma. You will also meet the wildlife and have a chance to see stingrays, turtles and maybe dolphins!

On your last day, you can try to capture some last minute photos of Nassau before heading back to the airport! Visit the shops and restaurants and complete your trip by getting souvenirs to take back to loved ones.

The Bahamas is a unique place located in the Caribbean Sea. Made up of 365 Bahamian islands and cays, surrounded by sapphire-blue water. WIthin those islands are the Exumas. The Exumas are a collection of dream destinations. You can find any type of overseas adventure you like — exciting or relaxing — on these islands. Go and enjoy and have a week full of memories to take back home. 

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7-14 Day
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