Allan's Cay in the Exumas, Bahamas: an exceptional yacht charter destination with native iguanas, pristine beaches, and snorkeling and paddling waters.

Allan’s Cay, Exuma Bahamas

Allan's Cay in the Exumas, Bahamas: an exceptional yacht charter destination with native iguanas, pristine beaches, and snorkeling and paddling waters.

Matt and Britney Weidert

Matt Weidert

Allan's Cay is undoubtedly one of the jewels of the Exuma Cays and a highlight on our yacht charter itineraries. It's an essential visit on each voyage, and quite often, it shapes our entire journey through the islands!

But why Allan's Cay, when there are countless other cays in the Exumas? It boils down to the close encounters with the native Bahamian Rock Iguanas—a truly unique experience. These friendly reptiles are not just rare; they're exclusive to this region, making Allan's Cay a must-visit for wildlife enthusiasts.

The allure of Allan's Cay extends beyond its iguana inhabitants. The cay's untouched beaches and the surrounding clear waters create a serene environment that offers refuge not just for iguanas but for a diverse array of marine life.

Ready to embark on this adventure? Let's set sail
Allans Cay, Exuma Bahamas

Where is Allan's Cay in the Exumas? 

 Allan's Cay is nestled in the northern section of the Exumas, a small yet captivating spot that's easily accessible for yachts cruising the chain. It's an ideal first stop for those embarking from Nassau and seeking immediate immersion in the natural beauty of the Exumas—just a short sail away.

With several spots for anchorage, Allan's Cay is accommodating for vessels of various sizes, and the surrounding waters are a haven for sailing enthusiasts. The cay doesn't provide a mooring field, but its natural harbors offer good holding for anchoring, ensuring a secure spot for overnight stays or daytime exploration.

For the most convenient access to the iguana-populated beaches, choose an anchorage on the west side of Allan's Cay. Check your charts and navigational resources like Garmin Active Captain for the best anchoring spots, keeping in mind the depth and bottom conditions to match your vessel’s needs.
Allan’s Beach

What to Do at Allan’s Cay in the Bahamas

Explore the Loyalist House Ruins

After spending time with the iguanas, take a short hike to explore the ruins of the Loyalist house. Not much remains, but these ruins bear witness to the rich history of the Bahamas and the early presence of settlers loyal to the British crown.
The views from here are no less impressive, offering a panoramic landscape that captures the essence of the Bahamian scenery.

Relax on the White Sandy

Beaches Allan’s Cay’s beaches are the perfect spot for some relaxation. With soft sands and crystal-clear waters, it’s an ideal setting for a picnic, a bit of snorkeling, or just basking in the afternoon sun.

Snorkel Among Nearby Reefs

Just a short distance from Allan's Cay, you’ll find areas with coral heads that provide exceptional snorkeling opportunities. Witness a variety of marine life in a vibrant and well-preserved ecosystem.

Paddle Around in a Kayak or Paddleboard

While there’s no mangrove river like at Shroud Cay, Allan's Cay offers calm waters perfect for paddling. Launch your kayak or paddleboard and navigate close to the shoreline to discover small inlets and hidden beaches.
For the best experience, plan your kayak or paddleboard exploration when the tide is high to travel farther and fully enjoy the serene surroundings.

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