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“A must see while on Great Exuma!”

Beaches of Stocking Island
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Aurora, Illinois
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365 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
“A must see while on Great Exuma!”
Reviewed 23 April 2014

Just a short boat ride from Great Exuma, Stocking Island is a must on even the shortest of visits to Exuma. Before your trip to the island, make sure to first get a map of Stocking Island and its hiking trails at the tourism office in Georgetown. Make sure to also take plenty of water with you if you plan to do any hiking.

Park your car wherever you can find a space on the government wharf and walk over to the waiting area near the sign for Elvis’ boat. There is no ticket office and no need to buy tickets in advance as you will pay for your roundtrip on the boat which leaves on the hour. When the boat lands at the dock on Stocking Island, Elvis will collect your money and ask you what time you would like to return.

After leaving the dock, you will be standing by a stretch of sand jutting into the harbor next to the Chat N’ Chill Restaurant. Many will never go any further than the restaurant and the adjoining volley ball court and it is a decent place to spend a few hours. Besides catching a game of volleyball, stingrays and sometimes dolphins frequent the beach (probably for some free hand outs), but don’t spend your whole day there. The best part of a trip to Stocking Island is doing a bit of exploring on the island’s many hiking trails and beaches.

Visited April 2014
5 Thank Blabbott
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Idaho, USA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
“Fun Sunday trip”
Reviewed 23 April 2014

Rented a Jeep at Sandals $125 and drove (left side) 20 mins to water taxi in Georgetown $12 each roundtrip leaves every hr. Taxi takes about 10 mins and they serve ice cold Kalik beer $3. Play volleyball, swim in amazing clear blue water. Chat n Chill is typical island bar but had good menu and drinks. Go on Sunday for BBQ $20 each. Easy, fun day trip! Glad we experienced it.

Visited April 2014
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Pocasset, Massachusetts
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23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“You will never want to leave.”
Reviewed 23 April 2014

This place is heaven on earth. From the famous "Chat n Chill" and the freshly made conch salad, you will find ice cold beer (In a help-yourself, honor system cooler) beach volleyball, great people to meet and hang with, and the coolest coves to walk around and explore. The water is crystal clear and the best temperature...you could stay in the water all day. Sundays is pig roast but everyday is fabulous.

Visited April 2014
1 Thank capecodder43
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Portland, Oregon
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Loved Stocking Island”
Reviewed 18 April 2014

An great place to stop and have some fresh conch salad, a drink, and feed the sting rays! They have a pig roast on Sundays that is really good too

Visited March 2014
1 Thank Shari D
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Chiavari, Italy
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76 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
“amazing clear water!”
Reviewed 14 April 2014

Pretty island,clear blue water,sandy beach as in postcards,maybe too many yachts around but still one of the most gorgeous corner of the Bahamas!

Visited June 2013
1 Thank simpleminds
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