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“007 Speed Boat Tour”

Island Routes Caribbean Adventures - Bahamas
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Activities for young children, Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities, Food available for purchase
Charleston, West Virginia, United States
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6 reviews
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“007 Speed Boat Tour”
Reviewed April 23, 2013

What a trip!! We stayed at Sandals Emerald Bay and our host was Orangelo from Island Routes. We tried to book almost too late, but he found us a spot. Swam with sharks and ate at Staniel Cay. Fed the iguanas grapes. Swam with the pigs and fed them hot dogs and apples. (is that wrong feeding hot dogs to pigs?). Snorkeled where James Bond shot Thunderball. Our captain's father was an extra in the underwater scene. Saw a real "mermaid", a wrecked dope plane, and many star's homes including Faith Hill. Roamed on a naked sand bar in the middle of no where at low tide and had rum cake and beer.
What can I say but that the money was well spent. If you have a chance don't pass it up.

Visited June 2012
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IslandRoutes, Manager at Island Routes Caribbean Adventures - Bahamas, responded to this review, July 16, 2013
Robert we're thrilled that you enjoyed your 007 Thunderball Tour with Island Routes. We are happy that we aided in allowing you to experience the beauty of the island of Exuma. Thanks for booking with us. We can't wait to go on more adventures with you in the future.



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Moncton, Canada
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“Exuma Cays Ocean Safari -by Island Routes”
Reviewed April 21, 2013

JUST AWESOME! the captains were so nice and went WELL out of their way to make our 4hr tour great! saw so many things and beautiful views. Although it was more expensive then most tours that we chose it was well worth it. Just great! I asked early on in the trip to see a starfish so near the end of the trip they stopped the boat and dived down got one for us all to see and hold and take pics. We got to see the cool island with all the iguanas and fed them..As much as I am totally terrified of these animals it was great and had so much fun there. Went to different stop points for views and pics. Saw the blue hole, snorkled, saw and took pics with the blowholes. Saw some rich peoples homes and just GORGEOUS views! They went so close to different places so we could enjoy such great views! BUT best of ALL the swimming pigs! just loved loved that...it was a highlight for sure. We enjoyed our half day tour very much great photos, great memories! Thank you for the fabulous tour!!!

Visited April 2013
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IslandRoutes, Manager at Island Routes Caribbean Adventures - Bahamas, responded to this review, July 16, 2013
We are so pleased to know you enjoyed the Exuma Cays Ocean Safari with Island Routes. In addition, we are also delighted that our staff made your experience more enjoyable. Thanks for booking with us! We can't wait to go on more adventures with you in the future.



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Kingston,Ontario
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“"Bonefish Olie"-if you like fishing try this for some exciting action”
Reviewed April 10, 2013

Stayed at Sandals Great Exuma in April 2013-I am a bass/walleye fisherman and heard about fishing bonefish on the flats-booked a 2 man fishing excursion with Bonefish Olie-picked us up at the hotel and after about a 20 minutes drive ended up at the lodge/marina

Dont expect a luxury boat-it;s not about the boat -it is about the knowledge of" bonefish" and finding fish-he took us all over the water to locate the schools-caught a lot of small grouper and red snapper and not many bonefish until we located a school near a reef-it was windy so seeing the fish was a problem as was running hard due to the waves but find them he did.

We had great action for about 30 minutes while a school ran through the reef .These fish fight .I had the biggest at 3lbs and he felt like 10lbs on the line.

They can run 6-12 lbs and the fight must be fantastic at that weight.
If you like fishing,try this out and run with "Bonefish Olie-good guy,great local knowledge and he won't stop until you find fish!

Visited April 2013
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IslandRoutes, Manager at Island Routes Caribbean Adventures - Bahamas, responded to this review, July 16, 2013
We're thrilled that you thoroughly enjoyed the The Bonefish Folie Tour with Island Routes. We are so happy we could have aided in you experiencing not only the beauty of the island of Exuma but a part of the culture. Thanks for booking with us. We can't wait to go on more adventures with you in the future.



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Greenville, SC
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“What A Blast”
Reviewed October 14, 2012

My wife and I went on the half-day Ocean Safari excursion from Sandals Emerald Bay. Some of the details are in other reviews, so I'll just confirm that we saw and fed the iguanas on Nic Cage's island, walked the hill to the incredible views, saw Tim & Faith's island and home, snorkeled around a very cool reef, looked down at the Blue Hole, saw an osprey's nest, and spent some time at the sandbar. The whole trip was a real treat, and we'd do it again in a heartbeat.

The water is literally second to none in the world. I'll never forget how much I enjoyed being in that water, as well as seeing the incredible sights and views. Ray and Justin were very fun to be around and their knowledge of the islands added a lot to the trip. These are guys I'd like to hang out with anytime. The boat was nice, in good shape, and had shade from the sun and elements if you need it. They even had beer, soft drinks, water, and snacks on the boat for us.

I'd recommend this trip for anyone who only wants to spend half a day on an excursion, and do so for a reasonable amount of money. We decided on this over the 007 tour (though we heard that was absolutely dynamite) because we didn't want to spend more money and we enjoyed the resort so much, we only wanted to be gone for half a day.

Visited September 2012
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IslandRoutes, Manager at Island Routes Caribbean Adventures - Bahamas, responded to this review, July 16, 2013
We're overjoyed to know that you enjoyed the Ocean Safari Excursion with Island Routes. In addition, we are elated to know that our staff made your excursion extra special. Thanks for booking with us! We can't wait to go on more adventures with you in the future.



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Kirkwood, Missouri, United States
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“Exuma Cays Ocean Safari Tour”
Reviewed May 11, 2012

I took the morning tour on the 4-hour excursion in May 2012. The 35 ft Power Cat is perfect for going fast and slow through the Exuma Cays. We had no trouble finding shells piercing through the sand. Our captain and first mate kept us well informed and offered us soda, water, beer and cookies. The different colors of the water was breathtaking. We had several stops along the way. We fed grapes to the iguanas, saw celebrity homes, and new construction being built. We were not rushed when we stopped to snorkel in a nice reef which I give an average score.

Visited May 2012
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IslandRoutes, Manager at Island Routes Caribbean Adventures - Bahamas, responded to this review, July 16, 2013
We're thrilled to know that you enjoyed your Exuma Cays Ocean Safari Tour and elated to hear that our staff made the experience worth it. Thanks for booking with us! We can't wait to go on more adventures with you in the future.



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