Cave Cay, Exumas – Bahamas.
Cave Cay is a beautiful place almost half way from Staniel Cay to George Town in the Exumas. We decided to anchor here for a night, but after discovering how beautiful it was, and all the different activities it offered, we decided to spend an extra night here. Above you see the approach to Cave cay, and below you see the different colours of the Bahamian waters depending on it’s depth. The darker water is deeper water, but you want to also make sure it’s not coral, although there is not much of that in the Bahamas.
Our dinghy worked out pretty well, the electric motor would run for a couple of hours on the slowest speed. But on normal operation we could only count on it for about 2-3 miles of distance. On full throttle which we needed at Cave Cay to get out of the strong current, it only lasted a few minutes and died. I had to row the dinghy a couple of miles along the shore out of the current all the way back to the mother ship. Overall it was sufficient to get us to shore and back, but could not do alot of exploring. If we come back to the Bahamas we will invest in a larger gas motor. It is recommended that you have at least 10hp or 15hp. I prefer the smaller one, easier to handle, less storage room and fuel requirements.
The picture above shows you a view from the highland in Cave Cay. We climbed up to the top of this hill, the view behind us is a little cove formed by little rocky islands. Below you will find close up pictures of this cove, with tiny little beaches. An amazing protected harbour, difficult to get into with a large boat or anything that draws more than 6 feet. At the time we visited it looked like it was still under construction. There was no one around, but the buildings still looked pretty new. There appeared to be a few villas that could be rented, you can arrive by plane or boat. Would be a neat place to visit again.
After a whole day of hiking, snorkeling, dinghy rowing, swimming and much exploring it sure is nice to just relax at this peaceful anchorage with a nice cool bottle of Corona. The sandwich pictured here is made with Roxane’s home baked bread on the boat. You can see why I lost about 30lbs on this trip.