Norman's Cay in the Exumas: a yacht charter paradise with a fascinating history, underwater wrecks, and pristine marine life.

Norman's Cay, Exuma Bahamas

Norman's Cay in the Exumas: a yacht charter paradise with a fascinating history, underwater wrecks, and pristine marine life.

Matt and Britney Weidert

Matt Weidert

Norman's Cay holds a special allure on our yacht charter expeditions through the Exuma Cays, captivating us with its rich history and stunning natural beauty. It’s a pivotal highlight, often becoming the centerpiece of our island-hopping adventures!

But why does it stand out amidst the myriad of exquisite cays in the Exumas? It’s the blend of its infamous past and the enchanting aquatic life that graces its shores. Norman’s Cay tells the tale of a 1980s drug-running hub turned serene getaway, offering a unique glimpse into the transformation of time.

The remnants of a sunken plane, now a coral-adorned relic, create an underwater spectacle for divers and snorkelers alike. Above the water, its beaches boast powdery sands and offer a slice of paradise for relaxation and sunbathing.

Enveloped by crystalline waters, Norman's Cay is a sanctuary for marine life, where snorkelers often find themselves swimming alongside turtles, vibrant fish, and maybe even the shadows of gentle nurse sharks.

Let’s set sail.
Norman Cay anchorage

Where is Norman's Cay in the Exumas?

Norman's Cay, located in the heart of the Exuma chain, lies just 50 nautical miles southeast of Nassau. It is a haven for boaters looking for both serenity and adventure. Sailors can chart a course directly to Norman's Cay, enjoying the warm sea breezes and clear blue waters on their journey.

The island offers several spots for anchoring, particularly on its western side, where calm waters provide a safe and scenic spot to stay. Here, amidst the natural beauty and historic intrigue, visitors can anchor their vessels and step into a world of tranquil discovery. 

What to do at Norman's Cay in the Bahamas

Explore the underwater plane wreck

One of Norman's Cay's most unique attractions is the submerged airplane wreck, a remnant of the island's storied past linked to drug smuggling in the 1970s and '80s. It's shallow enough for snorkelers to explore and teeming with marine life.

Snorkel at the vibrant coral reefs

The waters around Norman's Cay are crystal clear and offer some exceptional snorkeling opportunities. You'll likely encounter an array of tropical fish, colorful corals, and perhaps even some friendly sea turtles or rays. 

Fish in the fertile waters

Fishing enthusiasts will find the waters around Norman's Cay to be bountiful, offering the chance to catch a variety of species. Remember to check local regulations to ensure sustainable and legal fishing practices.

Dine at local eateries

For a taste of local cuisine, visitors can head to the small but charming eateries on the island, where fresh seafood and local dishes can be savored in an idyllic setting. 

Relax on secluded beaches

The cay boasts several stretches of pristine beaches perfect for sunbathing, picnicking, or simply unwinding with the soft sound of waves. It's a tranquil retreat away from the busier tourist spots.

Kayak or paddleboard in the calm bay

The protected waters of Norman's Cay are ideal for kayaking or paddleboarding, offering a peaceful way to explore the cay's natural beauty from the water. 

Exuma Bahamas charter planning?

Consider booking with the Yacht Warriors.