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Stingray and Multi-Reef Snorkeling Eco-Tour

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At the designated time, you will get picked up from your Freeport hotel or from the harbor. Meet your guide and embark on your 6-hour ocean expedition. 

Head for the West End of Grand Bahama Island (25-35 minutes from Freeport), which has numerous reefs ranging from near-shore to sites located off Indian Cay and Wood Cay. These two cays are in close proximity to West End and offer exceptional clear seas and an abundance of marine life. The shallow depths around the cays average 4-8 feet. Migrating and resident birds also frequent the cays year round.

A visit to Nirvana Reef and the Boat Wreck make for an exciting opportunity to see hundreds of fish in shallow water. The area has a number of exotic fish worthy of taking a closer look. Look for an occasional spotting of nurse sharks, stingrays and lionfish. Underwater cameras are recommended. Just off Settlement Point are two more amazing reef systems filled with various coral and fish. Heading toward the southern coast is Bootle Bay, and additional reefs that meander along the shoreline in depths of six to 12 feet (2 to 3.5 meters).

Next, discover the most dynamic ecosystem at Sandy Cay, about eight miles off West End. After a briefing about the foraging habits and personalities of the stingrays, you may be lucky enough to receive a visit from the cay's largest stingrays Big Brownie and Big Bean. The snorkel with the rays lasts about 40 minutes in their natural environment.

Take an optional 15-minute walking eco-tour of Sandy Cay before heading over to snorkel a sunken boat wreck submerged in only 10 feet (3 meters) of water and filled with thousands of fish and marine life (subject to weather and sea conditions) .
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Reviewed April 24, 2019

This was probably the best experience in our lives! Keith met us at the dock early am and took us to this small uninhabited island. During our ride there we got to see beautiful sunset on the ocean (very peaceful and romantic). As soon as...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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StingrayFeeder, Owner at West End Ecology Tours, responded to this reviewResponded April 27, 2019

Hello My Friends! You have no idea how much I appreciate the wonderful letter of your honeymoon experience to Grand Bahama Island. Not only was the tour exceptional that day it was an honor that you selected West End Ecology Tours to host you during...More

Reviewed August 13, 2018 via mobile

What an amazing day with Keith! This is an experience everyone that comes to Grand Bahama needs to experience. Not only is the stingray feeding experience amazing but the reef diving and fishing as well. Keith is lovely company and is a true “local”! You...More

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Reviewed August 3, 2018 via mobile

If you book nothing else, you must book this with Keith Cooper @ West End Ecology Tours. His love and passion for the Stingrays, the water, the Bahamas is evident in all he says and does. Safety & Education were first & foremost, and that...More

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Reviewed July 17, 2018

This guided tour blew our expectations away! We swam with wild stingrays. Snorkeling the shipwreck was incredibly beautiful and on the way to another snorkel location we saw dolphins in the ocean. We jumped in the water and experienced swimming with about 10 dolphins around...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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  • West End Ecology Tours
  • Duration: 6h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
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  • Hotel Pickup
  • Languages Offered: English
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