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Bahamas Ocean Safaris

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Address: Eleuthera
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+1 242-470-1930
8:30 am - 4:00 am
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Sun - Sat 8:30 am - 4:00 am
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

Known for its crawfish, this small, picturesque island is a popular day...

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 in and spent his entire life in Spanish Wells, The Bahamas. He is a Licensed Captain with 30 years experience in Lobster diving and 20 years in deep sea fishing. His life experiences, knowledge of the sea, and unique perspectives are now applied to help others have the vacation of a lifetime.

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I booked the trip with Captain James a few weeks before our trip. He called the night before to confirm our meeting time and place. We didn't have a great map of Eleuthera and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Frederick, Maryland
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Frederick, Maryland
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I booked the trip with Captain James a few weeks before our trip. He called the night before to confirm our meeting time and place. We didn't have a great map of Eleuthera and luckily found Gene's Bay dock with the help of a friendly local's directions. Our day on the boat with James was one of the most memorable... More 

Thank estreet2015
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8 reviews
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Reviewed March 18, 2017

Was planning our visit to Spanish Wells and looking for things to do on the internet and found Bahamas Ocean Safaris. It looked fun so we booked our tour with Captain James. He was so helpful in planning our day out on the ocean, even came by our house when we arrived on Spanish Wells to talk about what we... More 

2 Thank cantgetthenameiwant
Burlington, Canada
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22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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Reviewed March 17, 2017

We weren't sure what to expect as this was our first trip to Spanish Wells and didn't know anyone. We contacted James ahead of our trip and booked a day of "whatever James suggested". What a good choice that turned out to be. We saw sting rays, beautiful reefs, speared fish and huge lobster, snorkelled, found sand dollars, and visited... More 

2 Thank haiti2016
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Reviewed March 2, 2017 via mobile

This is the best snorkel outing my family has ever been on. We saw 5 dolphins, 3 mantas, a nurse shark and fed a family of island pigs! James is a great guide, and eager to tailor the trip to exactly what you would like to get out of it. My eight year old son was able to reel in... More 

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Reviewed February 26, 2017 via mobile

We had a great day with Captain James, for sure you have to go on a day trip it is really great he knows everything. We went to see the pigs that are very cute. Went to see the turtles, spent a few hours on a Harbour Island, he organized for our wives a horseback riding on the Pink sand... More 

3 Thank Jurkizg
New York City, New York
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17 reviews
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Reviewed February 21, 2017 via mobile

Our trip with James was one of the most memorable experiences from our visit to Spanish Wells. After James picked us up in the morning, we ventured out to discover loads of sea turtles and giant starfish. After that, we moved to a new area to do some reef fishing, snorkeling, and even spear fishing!! We came home with so... More 

2 Thank gagz135
Franklin, Kentucky
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Reviewed February 7, 2017

I can't even begin to explain how amazing Spanish Wells was/is!! We were eating at the shipyard (which btw has the best food ever) when James Dunnam came up and talked to us and encouraged us to get out on the water with him. He said we wouldn't regret it. We didn't! Loaded up on sun protection we headed out... More 

3 Thank rgn07311
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Reviewed January 23, 2017

Cap'n James is the total package, the real deal. He makes it his mission to make sure each guest has the time of his life! He will customize the trip to your interests and encourage you to try things you've only dreamt of doing! We did all the amazing things mentioned already including cliff jumping and a stop to visit... More 

3 Thank Lanette W
Mankato, Minnesota
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13 reviews
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Reviewed January 22, 2017

James was quite the guy! He entertained all day, made us laugh and taught us a lot about the area. We snorkeled with turtles, spear fished, luckily saw dolphins, visited Sand Dollar Beach and drove by Spanish Wells. Some things that he did were sketchy but we really enjoyed ourselves. Great price too.

3 Thank Kali H
Naples, Florida
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11 reviews
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Reviewed July 26, 2016

If you ever visit Eleutheria or spanish wells do yourself a favor and book Captain James! He is quite a guy and takes you on a excusion all over. He taught my son to spear fish and my 12 yr old was super excited. We went to the reefs and ruins! I highly recommend booking him! And do a full... More 

3 Thank Jennifer C
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Yes i will make your vacation the vacation of a lifetime.....also check me out on Facebook...James Dunnam Bahamas Ocean Safaris...Its beautiful under the ocean More 

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