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Bahamas Ocean Safaris

Open Now: 8:30 AM - 4:00 AM
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Ocean adventure with Captain James

Captain James took us out for a 1/2 day safari, and he made sure we got to do everything we wanted... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Richfield, Minnesota
Book this guy if you want to see it all

captain James did a great job with our family, We visited the pigs, the beaches, found sand... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Rocky River, Ohio
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Known for its crawfish, this small, picturesque island is a popular day trip destination. Let Bahamas Ocean Safaris be the first to welcome you to Spanish Wells, Eleuthera, Bahamas and introduce itself. James Dunnam, owner and Safari guide, was born...more
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12th Street & Samuel Guy Street, Spanish Wells | Spanish Wells Bahamas, 000, Eleuthera
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Captain James took us out for a 1/2 day safari, and he made sure we got to do everything we wanted and more! Nice to be able to go out with a small group (4) to feed pigs, snorkel and look for shells totally at...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

captain James did a great job with our family, We visited the pigs, the beaches, found sand dollars, even saw some lobsters . Really made you feel valued as a guest on his boat, has incredible knowledge of the area.

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I went on a half a day tour with Captain James. What an amazing day! He picked us up and took us to the dock where we began an amazing tour of Spanish Wells. He also gave us a lot of history...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Leslie R
Reviewed August 29, 2018

We were tentative at first about committing to a whole day out on the water but it was worth it. Capt James and his lovely daughter were great hosts and met all of our needs. We are 5 adults who were all looking for something...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Debra N
Reviewed August 10, 2018 via mobile

We went out today with captain James for a half day charter, it’s now 8pm and we can’t stop talking about all the fun we had and all the memories we made. We were lucky enough to go out with captain James and his daughter...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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James D, Owner at Bahamas Ocean Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded August 11, 2018

Come see us again guys ....we try make everyone’s dreams come true

Reviewed August 7, 2018 via mobile

We spent a fantastic 1/2 a day with Capt James! He picked us up in Harbour Island and within first 15 minutes we caught 11 Lobsters which we cooked for dinner that night👍 Then we visited his pigs on a a deserted island and fed...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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James D, Owner at Bahamas Ocean Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded August 9, 2018

You guys were awesome n can't wait to see you again

Reviewed August 4, 2018 via mobile

Mr. Dunnam is a terrific captain. He is a great guide and host. We visited so many cool new places and had so much fun with him. We saw giant starfish, sea turtles, sting ray, swimming pigs. There was a little bit of something for...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Heather F
Reviewed July 21, 2018

James was a fantastic captain/tour guide! Swam with pigs, dove for conch and starfish, saw tons of dolphins. If anyone can somehow coerce him to give up the recipe for his tuna salad, please share! Ridiculously tasty!

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Brian O
James D, Owner at Bahamas Ocean Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded July 22, 2018

You call me and I will be glad to share my recipe with you my friend

Reviewed June 21, 2018 via mobile

Our day with James was so picturesque and full of bucket list items! We visited sand dollar beach and then found huge conch shells and a dislodged purple sea fan to bring home! We took photos with starfish, swam with the pigs, went cliff jumping,...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed June 8, 2018

Our family of seven (ranging from age 24 to 82) spent a half day with James and it was the highlight of our stay on Eleuthera. James is personable, engaging and just a lot of fun. We left the itinerary largely up to him and...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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James D, Owner at Bahamas Ocean Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded June 9, 2018

You guys were awesome also👍 Hope you continue having a great time for the remainder of you vacation

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Response from unknown568 | Property representative |
Send me an email from my website Bahamas Ocean Safaris and I’ll give you all details
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Cost is $550 a day and you can book anytime you want
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Halifax, Canada
Fabulous day with Bahamas Ocean Safaris (2 Replies)
We went out with James Dunnam of Bahamas Ocean Safaris today. what a great day! the seas were flat calm. my family snorkeled and James and i dove on the wreck near egg island. tons of fish! we snorkeled another shallow reef outside Royal Island where the fish were so plentiful that they looked like leaves on a tree fluttering in the wind. we saw a nurse shark outside Royal Island in the shallows. we saw turtles. we saw a bottlenose dolphin outside Russell Island. we went to the new beach...More
March 17, 2015|
Response fromwebbsue|
Nice....we already booked James for our November trip......can't wait!!
Richmond, Virginia
Trip Report - a wonderful week in Spanish Wells! (18 Replies)
Its hard to decide where to start! :) From the beginning then. We looked hard for a quiet, secluded beach getaway, that was also in a safe area and affordable. Spanish Wells had big shoes to fill, and we were not disappointed. The travel isn't difficult; we used Pinders Taxi service for both the land and water taxi, Cal was very professional, courteous, and reliable. I would suggest flying directly into North Eleuthera, (as opposed to via Nassau) as customs is so much quicker with just...More
October 03, 2014|
Response fromtravelash1|
Thanks so much for an awesome trip report!! We will be there in 53 days!!! We are going out with James on out first full day there & then renting a boat from harbor side for a full week. Do you have the info on getting in touch with pinders taxi service? Where's the best place to buy beer?
Chicago, Illinois
Spanish Wells (Things To Do) - Hijacked by James Dunnam (12 Replies)
I can't believe some one would have the gall to hijack the Spanish Wells listing under - Eleuthera 'Things To Do'. Mr. Dunnam some how got TA to edit the listing information for Spanish Wells. The former 'Spanish Wells' title is now replaced by His business name 'Bahamas Ocean Safaris'. Not only THAT! He had His phone number listed, and his business web site co-opted into the details for the site as well. Sorry James that is totally a very bad move. I am fairly forgiving - but you should be...More
August 13, 2013|
Response fromrichard1091|
!Wow..this is the exact site that was provided to me. I noticed eleutheratours.com were also listed on TA things to do". I have tours with both estabishments. Are they not allowed?