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Best Tour Guide & Tour?

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Best Tour Guide & Tour?

Hi,

Heading to Great Exuma in a couple of weeks and would like to do a tour to see the swimming pigs and maybe a few other things, would really like to swim with sharks for some odd reason. Have heard good things about 4C's and Exuma 007 but would appreciate any feedback good or bad on any tours operating preferably near Georgetown area. Thanks!

Houston, Texas
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11. Re: Best Tour Guide & Tour?

We like Ray and Justin with Exuma Water Sports! Their boat is the best.

www.exumawatersports.com

But as you can see everyone has their favorites..lol

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Our family has done this Exuma Cays trip several times. Most importantly, is to find a reputable operator/boat. Since it is expensive to maintain the boat, several operators will bail at the last moment should the weather predict rain as they don't want to add more problems to their vessel. We have been canceled twice on 2 separate vacations due to this problem. By far, 4 C's has a stellar reputation with boat safety and high standards. Very dependable & experienced! They do travel out if the weather is somewhat rainy and they only cancel if it's treacherous. We learned at the airport from another group as we headed back home that should we need a full day trip to book it with 4C's. We did last year and we were heading back to Exuma.

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13. Re: Best Tour Guide & Tour?

I think the difference is that some of the operators are a TOUR company that will fit up to 25 people on the boat and go out rain or shine. Could suck visiting pigs in the rain, trying to get into the grotto with rough seas and who wants to explore a sandbar with an umbrella.

The guys with smaller boats customize the trip, avoid the times when the tour companies are at the sites and won't make you spend your money for a crappy trip with inclement weather.

Boats are made to get wet; that isn't why some cancel on bad weather days. Think about it.

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So which company did you end up going with? I'm in the middle of planning a Dec. trip and of course a tour is on the list... would welcome your recommendation!

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15. Re: Best Tour Guide & Tour?

Same boat as well planning for a Christmas Exuma trip. =)

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We just returned from Exuma last night (bummer!).

We meet many wonderful visitors to the island that had taken the tour with different guys. Something we were surprised with was that they are NOT doing the full day tour! They take you to the pigs and iguana's and snorkeling someplace but that's it. No grotto or sharks! People we meet said the operators said people didn't like the longer tour. Maybe it was 'low' season but there were lots on the island last week.

If you are planning a trip, be sure to ask about doing a full day so you get the whole experience. Maybe hook up with others on this forum and plan your own 'charter' so you don't miss out.

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17. Re: Best Tour Guide & Tour?

I got an email from 4Cs and they still offer the full day.

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18. Re: Best Tour Guide & Tour?

Same here - 4Cs told me they still offer the full day tour. $160 per person.

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4Cs never got back to me. First email they sent told me to contact them when we get to exuma to book for the trip. We are planning a half day tour. What type of payment do they accept?

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