Explore Highbourne Cay: An Exumas gem offering luxury marina amenities, secluded beaches, and rich snorkeling spots for an unmatched yacht experience.

Highbourne Cay , Exuma Bahamas

Explore Highbourne Cay: An Exumas gem offering luxury marina amenities, secluded beaches, and rich snorkeling spots for an unmatched yacht experience.

Matt and Britney Weidert

Matt Weidert

 Highbourne Cay is a jewel in the Exuma chain, often the highlight of our yacht charters. It's not just another stop; it’s a premier destination that embodies the allure of the Exumas.

Why do we anchor our hearts here? It starts with the exclusive marina— a magnet for luxury yachts, offering top-notch facilities amidst a backdrop of stunning natural beauty.

Nature walks, secluded beaches, and vivid coral reefs create a playground for the adventurous. Snorkeling in these crystalline waters reveals a mosaic of marine life that's simply mesmerizing.

Each visit to Highbourne Cay is an unforgettable escape into the lap of luxury and the embrace of nature. Let's set our course for this slice of paradise.
 
Highbourne Cay aerial shot
 

Where is Highbourne Cay in the Exumas?

Nestled at the gateway to the Exuma Cays, Highbourne Cay is a sought-after first port of call for yachters sailing from Nassau due to its northern position. Many charters choose this as a premier stop, not just for its convenience but for its allure. A mere 35 nautical miles from Nassau, it makes for an easy sail or motor into the heart of the Exumas.

Highbourne Cay boasts an accommodating marina known for its deep-water access and well-maintained facilities. Whether you need to moor or desire more seclusion, there's plenty of space around the cay to drop anchor.

While the marina offers all the conveniences one could desire, the surrounding crystal-clear waters are perfect for those preferring to anchor in solitude, offering a serene gateway to the Exumas’ enchanting beauty just a dinghy ride away. 
 

What to do at Highbourne Cay in the Bahamas

Explore the Pristine Beaches

Highbourne Cay is famous for its eight stunning beaches, beckoning you with their powdery sands and clear turquoise waters. Set your course to East Beach for a secluded paradise where the serene atmosphere is perfect for sunbathing, beachcombing, and picnicking under the whispering casuarina trees.

Snorkeling the Blue Holes

Just a short dinghy ride from Highbourne Cay, you can indulge in the underwater spectacle of the local blue holes. These natural underwater caverns offer a unique snorkeling experience, where you can witness a mesmerizing array of marine life in the crystal-clear waters.

Discover the Underwater

World at the Octopus Garden Reef For those who prefer snorkeling along reefs, the Octopus Garden near Highbourne Cay is a must-visit. This shallow reef is home to vibrant corals and bustling with aquatic life, including the reef’s namesake octopuses, colorful fish, and maybe even a passing sea turtle. 

 Hiking to the Lookout Point

For land-based exploration, take a hike up to the Highbourne Cay’s lookout point. Follow the well-trodden path and be rewarded with breathtaking panoramic views of the surrounding Exuma blues and your yacht resting in the distance.

Relaxation at Highbourne Cay Marina

After a day of adventure, unwind at the Highbourne Cay Marina, where you can enjoy the local catch at the restaurant, browse the marina store, or simply relax with a cocktail in hand as you watch the sunset over the cay.

Kayak or Paddleboard the Mangroves

Grab a kayak or paddleboard and glide through the calm waters of the mangroves surrounding Highbourne Cay. It’s a peaceful way to connect with nature and observe the dynamic ecosystem of these tidal nurseries for many species of fish and birds.

Fishing Excursions

And for those who love the thrill of the catch, Highbourne Cay offers some of the best fishing in the Bahamas. Whether you’re after deep-sea trophies or the elusive bonefish on the flats, a fishing excursion from Highbourne Cay is an unforgettable experience. 

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