Sustainable Coastlines in the Bahamas

Study Ecotourism in the Bahamas

ADD AN IMPACT!

There are just over 2,200 miles of coastline in the Bahamas! That’s a lot of coastline to keep clean and pristine! Add an impact project to your trip to help this beautiful island nation keep their coastlines clean. Choose from picking up trash to getting out in the water to measure coral reefs, and everything in between!

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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

Marvel at the natural beauty of the islands on your descent into Nassau “Paradise Island”. Upon arriving at the airport, you’ll be transferred to your hotel and invited to a welcome meal with your local guides.

Your Bahamian guides will be with you for the whole duration of your stay and will help you quickly become familiar with their basic cultural customs. Spend the afternoon exploring Nassau at your leisure and gearing up for one of the best eco adventures of your life!

Take a tour of the world-renowned Atlantis Paradise Island hotel and resort, and participate in a marine interaction with The Atlantis Blue Project — a non-profit whose mission is to conserve marine wildlife in and around the islands of the Bahamas.

While you’re there, experience all the fun and excitement the resort has to offer by renting a cabana on the beach, tubing around the lazy river or sliding down their submerged water slide! After, meet back up with your local guides for a true, Bahamian dinner and discussion about the day had, and day ahead.

During your last day in Nassau, take a helicopter ride to get a bird’s eye view of the naturescape of the beautiful Bahamian islands, but to also get a visual of the disruption caused to the ocean floors by cruise ships.

A process called “dredging” creates inlets where vessels as large as a cruise ship can easily enter a docking area without scraping the ocean floor. This process removes sand from the seabed and places it elsewhere (usually in the deep ocean or is used for beaches) so as to make the inlet deeper and more suitable for a large ship. While removing sand from an area may seem somewhat harmless, it is actually very detrimental to the surrounding marine life and can cause disruption on the nearby coastlines.

An expert on the topic will be joining you on the helicopter to invite discussion and education on the impacts of dredging and cruise ships to island nations.

Today, your local guides will take you on a ferry ride to The Abacos — one of the boating capitals of the world — to hop on a sailboat that will be your new home for the night. Become a part of the crew and learn how to sail a catamaran from one of the island’s most experienced sailors.

Drop the anchor and go snorkeling, kayaking or swimming. Immerse yourself in some of the world’s clearest waters and surround yourself with vast marine wildlife. While you’re underwater, take note of the condition of the coral reefs!

Home to one of the top 10 beaches in the world, Treasure Cay boasts miles of pristine beaches. Take a break from all the sea salt and arrive at Treasure Cay Blue Hole for a dive into a geological phenomenon. This blue hole is a combination of fresh and salt water and is 254 feet deep. It’s not known to have any marine life as it sits in the middle of a pine forest inland at Treasure Cay.

Sail over to Freeport and join the International Coastal Cleanup team for a beach cleanup. Help sift through sand, pick up trash and debris, and sweep the beaches of any harmful materials to marine life.

Wake to an early breakfast dining with your local guides and stroll down the beach in Freeport to begin your final day in the Bahamas. With a deeper understanding of human impact on nature and marine life, begin your departure home by taking the ferry back to Nassau and making your way to the airport.

With over 700 islands and 2,000 rocks and cays sprinkled over 100,000 square miles of ocean, Paradise Island is home to an ecological oasis and some of the world’s clearest waters. With its vast oceanscape of coral reefs and marine life, the Bahamas is one of the best island nations to visit to witness the impact humans have on nature — both on land and underwater.

This trip to the Bahamas is one of the best and most unique eco adventures out there, we hope you join us! Come along on a journey with us to experience the beauty of this tropical paradise, the depth of its history and culture, and learn about the ways humans impact the planet.

Value

3-6 Day
Group Trips

  • Airfare
  • Transportation
  • 2.5 - 3-Star Accommodations
  • Daily Activities & Excursions
  • 2 Meals Per Day
  • Tours & Entrance Fees
  • Daytime & Self-Guided Tour Director
  • 1 Impact Project

Classic

7-12 Day
Group Trips

  • Airfare
  • Transportation
  • 2.5 - 3-Star Accommodations
  • Daily Activities & Excursions
  • 2 Meals Per Day
  • Tours & Entrance Fees
  • Daytime Guided Tour Director
  • Up to 2 Impact Projects

Epic

7-14 Day
Group Trips

  • Airfare
  • Transportation
  • 3.5 - 4-Star Accommodations
  • Daily Activities & Excursions
  • 2 Meals Per Day
  • Tours & Entrance Fees
  • 24/7 Guided Tour Director
  • Up to 3 Impact Projects
  • Final Night Celebration Dinner

Interested in adding or modifying activities? No problem! All Worldwide Navigator itineraries can be customized to your liking!

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