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“The Best Ocean Safari You Could Ask For”
Review of Exuma Water Sports

Exuma Water Sports
Ranked #1 of 28 Tours in Great Exuma
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: No. 1 swimming pigs tour in the Bahamas! We proudly try to give you the best boat tours in Exuma. Fun, professional, amazing, and in a premium setting with all the frills. Please note, we are Exuma Water Sports, NOT Exuma Water Tours.
Reviewed 11 July 2012

We went on the daylong 007 Thunderball tour, and it was by far the best excursion we've ever taken. Ray and Justin are warm, entertaining, and full of knowledge about the Exuma Cays - from its history to its local (celebrity!) gossip. Top highlights of the day, for us, were swimming with giant wild pigs; feeding large iguanas and sharks; seeing celebrity islands; then collecting colourful shells on a beautiful, isolated sand bar.

The fish and coral at the Thunderball Grotto were the best we've ever seen. My partner was nervous about snorkelling in a cave - Justin quickly got him comfortable with the equipment & technique (and was always there to assist). The included lunch was delicious, and the beautiful yacht club setting gave us the perfect opportunity to chat with others from around the world who had joined us on the tour. We left the day feeling as though it was worth every penny, and half our friends don't believe our stories when we describe the vacation. If you're visiting Exuma, this is a must-do.

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Reviewed 2 July 2012

We took the Thunderball 007 tour, this tour is so much fun. You really have no idea how expansive the Exumas are until you do a tour like this . We had so many great experiences and didn't want the day to end. Ray and his family are honestly the nicest people we met on the island, they were so accomodating and easy to deal with. This trip is 5* all the way and I can't express enough that you need to do this if you are coming to Great Exuma.

1  Thank sidney7474
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Reviewed 1 July 2012

If you are considering taking this tour but are reluctant about the cost ($750 for 2 from Sandals), it is well worth every penny. What you will experience is like nothing else. The best part was the swimming pigs. As our boat approached this cay, four pigs literally swam out to us. I was expecting cute little pink Wilbur (Charlotte's Web) pigs, but these were huge hogs. We fed them hotdogs and they couldn't get enough. Word of caution...I tried to put on my mask and snorkel to see what else was in the vicinity and the pigs came after me, thinking it was food. I quickly threw my mask/snorkel back on the boat. The entire trip was outstanding. Swimming with sharks and stingrays, lunch at Staniel Cay Yacht Club and of course Thunderball Grotto. Snorkeling through tunnels and into caves was incredible. It's hard to believe that we were actually inside a cay. Like other reviewers, this review does not describe how amazing this tour really was. If you are visiting Exuma, this is a MUST!

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Reviewed 25 April 2012

We booked their 007 Thunderball Grotto through Sandals resort. It was pricey, but worth every penny. You cover nearly 140 miles through the Exuma Cays in a powerboat that can go through 10 inches of water. We made many stops, including two snorkel spots, swam with pigs, swam with sharks, etc, etc. The lunch at the Staniel Cay Yacht Club was awesome. I didn't want to leave!

Thank you to Captain Ray and Justin, they made this a great trip. If you only go the Exumas once, you must do this tour.

1  Thank cpacraig
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Reviewed 24 April 2012

We booked the full day tour with Ray and his son Justin, and it was a fantastic day! Our family group consisted of 9 adults and one teenager. Ray and Justin were extremely knowledgeable of the various cays, and their inhabitants (both human and non-human) :) The island homes we visited were awesome, and even more so where the iguanas, swimming pigs, birds, nurse sharks, starfish, stingrays, and other sea life. The highlights were too numerous to mention ... but Thunderball Grotto (caves), the swimming pigs, and the ocean sand bars where some of the best. Our lunch, drinks, and various snacks were all included, and the rum cake that Ray's wife made herself was awesome! Sorry my words cannot describe how incredible this trip really was. Downside ... it ended. We will do this again and highly recommend it!

1  Thank FlightRisk107
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