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West End Ecology Tours

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West End, Grand Bahama Island
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About West End Ecology Tours
West End Ecology Tours based in West End, Grand Bahama Island can provide an educational ecology, snorkel and fishing experience that is simple, pure and natural! Guests can easily customized half and full day tours with the stingrays, snorkel reefs and fishing. Our signature tour features "The Stingray Experience Tour" that provides visitors the opportunity to safely interact with Southern stingrays in their natural element. The Stingray Experience is a once in a lifetime excursion and truly off the beaten path. A short distance from the cay is a sunken boat wreck in 8 feet of water. The wreck is filled with thousands of fish and marine life. Perfect for nature lovers, fishing enthusiasts and snorkelers!
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Boat Wreck and Reef Snorkling Eco-Tour

Spend a day snorkeling off the coast of the Bahamas during this small group excursion from Freeport, a tour with special appeal for nature lovers. Board a boat and cruise to Grand Bahama’s West End, stopping to snorkel at coral reefs teeming with tropical fish and explore a sunken boat wreck submerged in 10 feet (3 meters) of water. Depending on the season, you may also catch sight of mating sea turtles or dolphins.
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4 hours
from $265.65

Stingray and Multi-Reef Snorkeling Eco-Tour

An excellent choice for nature lovers, this day tour takes you to several snorkeling spots along the Grand Bahama’s reef system. With depths averaging four to 12 feet, look for a variety of tropical fish, corals, and migratory birds. You’ll also have a chance to snorkel with stingrays. Touching and feeding the wildlife is strictly prohibited.
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6 hours
from $368.21

Private West End Reef Fishing and Snorkeling Tour

Enjoy an exclusive Bahamian ecology experience that is "simple, pure and natural". This tour is designed for guests who prefer a private eco-experience and provide visitors the opportunity to fish for a variety of species including: Mutton Snapper, Spanish Mackerel, Grouper and Barracuda. You can also enjoy snorkeling along the best snorkel sites and reefs in the West End.
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7 hours
from $357.95
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Jennifer N wrote a review Jul 2020
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We toured with Captain Keith Cooper in July and had the most amazing day at Sea! Captain Cooper is an excellent tour guide and teacher. We went with my husband and two boys, ages 10 and 15 w/ Autism. The Captain is understanding and kind, allowing the boys to get
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Date of experience: July 2020
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Chuck and Lisa wrote a review Feb 2020
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We were so pleased to meet Keith in person at the cruise port right on time. We took a scenic ride in his very nice truck to the West End to get to his boat. So interesting and entertaining to speak with, Keith has a fantastic wealth of knowledge and experiences that he is
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Date of experience: February 2020
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chickiebirdie wrote a review Jan 2020
Franklin, Tennessee5 contributions11 helpful votes
Myself and 20 of my friends and family were visiting Freeport on a cruise ship, and all of the excursions offered through the boat looked woefully generic. We searched TripAdvisor for tours with high reviews and found Keith, the owner of West End Ecology Tours on the west side
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Response from StingrayFeeder, Owner at West End Ecology Tours
Responded Jan 22, 2020
Good Day Michelle, What a pleasure it is to read this review. Your group is the largest I have ever hosted and what a memorable experience for everyone. It was an honor to welcome 5 families from Tennessee to West End and meet the incredible Stingrays. This was an experience I will never forget. It was such a pleasure meeting all of the children and of course the adults had a splendid time as well. Everything went well including the unforgettable encounter with the rarely seen Bahamas Manatee. Thanks to the staff at Old Bahama Bay for ensuring that the meals were prepared on time and delicious to say the least. I think your group ate their fare share of conch that day as well. I cannot even begin to thank you and everyone for this glowing review. Hopefully other families and groups will consider this exceptional educational ecology tour when visiting Grand Bahama Island. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for trusting West End Ecology Tours to host your group. I hope to see some of the families return for another visit.
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Carrie J wrote a review Jan 2020
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Keith’s stingray excursion was rated everyone’s favorite part of our Bahamas cruise. That’s 21 perfect scores from this Nashville crew ranging from ages 10-56. Boys loved bouncing on waves as we ventured to the island. Girls were fascinated by the sting rays and beauty of the
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Jo Neary wrote a review Dec 2019
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We met Keith through a friend and booked our tour while on vacation. After checking the weather and tides Keith told us what would be best as far as dates and times. He met us early Sunday morning and we had a great time. First before we got on the boat he gave us an overview of
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