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Peterson Cay

Address: Freeport, Grand Bahama Island
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Freeport Snorkeling and Catamaran Cruise to...
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Ranked #4 of 80 things to do in Freeport
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: National Parks, Nature & Parks
Activities: Snorkeling
Owner description: Located a mile off the mainland shore, this small, often deserted...
Useful Information: Activities for older children
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Type: National Parks, Nature & Parks
Activities: Snorkeling
Owner description: Located a mile off the mainland shore, this small, often deserted island is a relaxing place for snorkeling and viewing birds.
Useful Information: Activities for older children
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Victoria, Canada
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57 reviews 57 reviews
31 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

We don't choose to be one of 20 sheep on pre-arranged tours, so we rented a car and drove to Barbary Beach. Yes if it looks abandoned you're in the right place. We had to off road a little in the VW rented car, but it's just sand!!! The Cay is about 1.5 kms out from the sand line. Go... More 

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Ohio
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Take an excursion here with Calabash Eco Tours. It is amazingly beautiful! Best kayak and snorkeling!

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boston
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

Ask anyone for Shalton Barr. Everyone knows him. He will take you to the most marvelous spots on the island. He's a treasure.

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TX
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Took taxi from Cruise port; Is about 20 minutes and $8 per person each way; We started from the Wyndham hotel and it was a 20 min boat ride Equipment quality was good; They took us to the island which is about 100 yards by 100 yards; Then had about 2 hours to snorkel and explore around the island; Good... More 

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Elyria, Ohio
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

Snorkeling here was incredible! The colors were so vivid and we saw so much! Beyond the many different fish we saw a turtle, octopus, lobster, urchins, star fish, crabs, and more! Away from all the tourist craziness, so peaceful and hidden.

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Bridgewater, New Hampshire, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

We took a 2 hour jet ski tour there. It was quite wonderful. We tried to do a little snorkeling there but the tide was a little to low.

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Mississauga, Canada
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28 reviews 28 reviews
15 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Great little island for seeing hermit crabs and snorkelling with the fishes. The Jetski part was fun (half hour out, half hour back), the snorkelling a little short on time. On the return you take a lovely trip thru lucayan harbor and pass the homes of the rich and famous .

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Minneapolis
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

We took a day-long boat tour with Shalton (who is AWESOME! You can reach him at 242-441-5379 or 242-441-6704 for his Heaven & Earth Tour) to Peterson Cay. He speared fish while we were snorkeling then took us to Peterson Cay. We snorkeled and wandered around the small island while he prepped the freshly caught fish and cooked it for... More 

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Ellicott City, Maryland
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

We traveled to the cay by jetskis and had a small picknick. I felt like we were in a Corona commercial!

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Freeport, Grand Bahama Island
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32 reviews 32 reviews
12 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Going to Peterson Cay is going to heaven! Fantastic place for snorkeling with large variety of fish and corals. One can get there by boat or kayak excursion. I like to go there with friends. After snorkeling we have a picnic and open a bottle of wine. Highly recommended!

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