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Address: Great Exuma
Phone Number: +1 877-768-8370
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Take a speedboat through the cays, visit the 007 Thunderball, or escape to...

Take a speedboat through the cays, visit the 007 Thunderball, or escape to your own private island and more! Island Routes is an independently-operated tour company that handpicks the best of the best things to do and see in the Caribbean. Come and experience fully-guided, one-of-a-kind adventure tours that utilize the most premium equipment, training, and safety standards in the industry! Island Routes is also a contributor and leader in understanding the importance of environmental and sustainable tourism. Currently operating tours in Bahamas, Barbados, Jamaica, St. Lucia, Antigua, Turks & Caicos, Cayman Islands, Grenada, Dominican Republic, St. Maarten and Aruba.

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highlight of our holiday

We booked the Ocean Safari at Sandals and it was the highlight of our holiday. The captain was entertaining and although others loved the pigs and iguanas or the snorkelling stop... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed September 26, 2016
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sittingbourne
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2016

We booked the Ocean Safari at Sandals and it was the highlight of our holiday. The captain was entertaining and although others loved the pigs and iguanas or the snorkelling stop my favourite stop was where we stopped in calm waters to swim and watch the blowhole. The water there was lovely as no strong current, My husband was happy... More 

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Thank grandmaLydia
Craig P, Manager at Island Routes Caribbean Adventures - Bahamas, responded to this review

Hello, thank you for taking the time to share your experience with Island Routes in Exuma. This is certainly a must do tour that has so much to offer from snorkeling, cruising on the powerboat and of course the loving swimming pigs. We hope the rest of your vacation went well and that you return to the Caribbean soon for... More 

Chantilly, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2016 via mobile

The swimming pigs were cool. But the rest of the trip was incredible. We visited 6 or 7 little cays with private beaches and the calmest, bluest waters I've ever seen. Worth every penny. Wish I went twice.

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Craig P, Manager at Island Routes Caribbean Adventures - Bahamas, responded to this review

Hello, thank you very much for sharing your experience with Island Routes on the Exuma Cays Ocean Safari. It is great to know that you enjoyed this fantastic excursion where you got to see the swimming pigs and explore some of the many beautiful cays of Exuma. We cannot wait for you to return to the Caribbean for another adventure... More 

Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 30, 2016

Booked the "Ocean Safari" from Sandals. This was a great time. Made many stops to get out of the boat and swim/explore/snorkel. Saw several natural formations. Saw the swimming pigs and iguanas. The water was beautiful. Stopped at one point over deep blue water and was able to jump off the boat. They did some "power" boating - zooming across... More 

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Craig P, Manager at Island Routes Caribbean Adventures - Bahamas, responded to this review

Hello and thank you for taking the time to share your experience with Island Routes in Exuma. It's fantastic to hear that you had such a great time on the Exuma Cays Ocean Safari. Seeing the swimming pigs and iguanas, snorkeling and exploring the natural beauty of Exuma is a unique opportunity that we are glad you experienced. Hopefully the... More 

Jefferson City, Missouri
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 26, 2016 via mobile

We booked this trip while staying at Sandals. Although, the signs in the lobby of the resort say the name of the company is Island Routes, Exzuma Water Sports is somehow involved. However it works, the excursion was awesome. We took the 9:00am to 1:00pm. I highly recommend that time, rather than the afternoon trip at this time of year.... More 

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Craig P, Manager at Island Routes Caribbean Adventures - Bahamas, responded to this review

Hello and thank you for sharing your experience with Island Routes in Exuma on the Exuma Cays Ocean Safari. It's great that you had such a great time during your excursion with your guides, the amazing swimming pigs and iguanas. This tour offers a great look at what makes Exuma such a magical destination. We appreciate your comments and hope... More 

Sarasota, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 270 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 8, 2016

Not sure exactly what there role was in our excursion but regardless want to support these guys. We were staying at Sandals and we booked the Swim with the pigs tour. Essentially our tour was run by Exuma Water Sports (who happens to be awesome and is a local). I think that these outfit simply did the coordination of it... More 

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Craig P, Manager at Island Routes Caribbean Adventures - Bahamas, responded to this review

Hi Scott thank you for taking time out to share your experience with Island Routes in the Bahamas. It's great to hear you enjoyed yourself on the Swimming pigs tour in Exuma and that our amazing staff took good care of you during your booking process. We appreciate your comments and eagerly await your return to the Caribbean to experience... More 

In the middle
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 177 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 12, 2016

I find it quite disappointing that there have not been any recent submissions re this company. However, in essence, it was very good! More importantly we felt we were in safe hands.

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Craig P, Manager at Island Routes Caribbean Adventures - Bahamas, responded to this review

Hello, thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience with Island Routes in Exuma. We appreciate the fact that you felt safe and secure in our company and it seems you enjoyed your time with us. We look forward to your return and serving you even better in the future. Thank you, Craig P. More 

Dallas, Texas
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2016

My husband and I travel to various islands in the Caribbean 3-4 times per year. We generally take 1 excursion at best, as we really like to just chill. I booked this excursion just to see the swimming pigs and my husband was less-than-enthused, but this trip went well beyond what either of us expected. My husband even said he... More 

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Craig P, Manager at Island Routes Caribbean Adventures - Bahamas, responded to this review

Hi Jennifer, thank you for taking the time to share your experience with your husband in Exuma. It is a real pleasure to hear that your expectations were exceeded by this tour, never doubt the swimming pigs! Also nice to know everything else including the crew and beautiful environment added to your experience. We eagerly await your return to the... More 

Omaha, Nebraska
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 19, 2015

Much to my husbands dismay I booked us on the afternoon Ocean Safari. My only "want" in travelling to Great Exuma was to feed the swimming pigs. The tour was scheduled from 12:30-5:30 pm so he was going to miss the second resort dive and was not at all happy with me but went along to be a good sport.... More 

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Craig P, Manager at Island Routes Caribbean Adventures - Bahamas, responded to this review

Hi Cindy, thank you for taking the time to post this review about you wonderful experience in Exuma on the Exuma Cay Ocean Safari. Fantastic to hear you had such a great time, you can almost see the smile on your face when you read this review. We at Island Routes are truely happy to provide the best Caribbean experiences... More 

Toronto, Canada
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32 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2015

We were at Sandals Emerald Bay from 20th to 27th Sept..& we just had to do this trip as so many guests had so many nice things to say about this trip ...Well we were not disappointed,from the time we stepped onto the Boat & Captain Ray greeted us with a warm welcome we knew it was going to be... More 

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Craig P, Manager at Island Routes Caribbean Adventures - Bahamas, responded to this review

Hi Brian, thank you for sharing your wonderful experience in Exuma with Island Routes on the Exuma Cays Ocean Safari. There is alot to do and see on this tour and its great to hear everything went well and you weren't disappointed with the recommendation. Thank you as well for highlighting the good work of your captain during this tour.... More 

Winnipeg, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2015

We went on the Exuma Keys Ocean Safari provided through Island Routes from Sandals Emerald Bay. This tour which lasted about four hours was on a comfortable and well appointed high speed catamaran with a knowledgeable skipper and helpful crew. In addition to the boat ride and tour we had many stops and plenty of time to enjoy time on... More 

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Craig P, Manager at Island Routes Caribbean Adventures - Bahamas, responded to this review

Hello and thank you for having taken the time to post this review of our popular Exuma Cays Ocean Safari. It is a delight to hear you had a truly great time, especially with the swimming pigs! Exuma is beautiful and we at Island Routes are glad that you could experience it in all its natural wonder with us. Hopefully... More 

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