We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“A 'Must Do' Experience!”

Coastline Adventures Exuma
Ranked #2 of 27 Tours in Great Exuma
Certificate of Excellence
More attraction details
Attraction details
Owner description: It is our pleasure to take you on your unforgettable full day or half day tour. Snorkel the world renown 007 Thunder Ball Grotto, Sample our mouth watering freshly made conch salad, caught while on tour, play with sharks, swim with the pigs, feed the iguanas. A full fun day awaits you. Nothing but fun times with Coastline Adventures
Reviewed November 30, 2012

This is a full day of pure fun and breathtaking scenery. A must-do trip when in Exuma! If staying at Sandals (like we did) you can save yourself over $200 per person by booking with Coastline instead of Sandals' Island Routes packages (which are virtually the same trip, except for the lunch option).

Capt Bob's boat is a 33ft Donzi centre console. The boat would be a little tight with 10-12 guests (max capacity) but we were a smaller party of 3 couples (a fourth cancelled but Bob still went ahead with the tour for us).

Be prepared for a whole day on the boat. We brought extra snacks from the hotel. Highly recommend a waterproof camera. We lounged out on the bow but seating and shade is available if you want it.

Itinerary... (between stops Bob and his crew offer local knowledge about the cays, activities, and ownership histories - celebrities, etc...)

First stop, diving for starfish! We found two and took turns taking pics. Water was ultra clear and 85 degrees!

Next up, snorkeling for lunch! We found a dozen conch at a cut between two cays where the current from the Atlantic provided the right conditions to find them.

Stopped at Farmer's Cay. Good photo op on dock and chance to use restrooms if needed.

Time to swim with the pigs! It's exactly like it looks but they are bigger than you would expect. The beach here is fantastic and the water just incredible. Two gorgeous yachts were moored nearby. A little dream candy in this idyllic setting! Otherwise, we had the place to ourselves.

Compass Cay was where we got to swim with and feed the nurse sharks. No need to be afraid - it was like playing with puppies! It's $8 each to dock there so bring some cash. We succumbed to the temptation of burgers while there.

From Compass we headed over to the 'magically appearing' sand bar. As tide went out a strip of beach appeared. We were the only ones there. Snorkeled and found about a dozen sand dollars. Great location for photos. Enjoyed Conch salad here - unbelievably fresh, tangy, and delicious!

Short jaunt over to Thunderball Grotto. The star of the show! Swimming in is easy - there's plenty of room to navigate through. Here's where you want that waterproof camera! It's more beautiful than in any pics. A couple of us climbed up the outer embankment (there's a rope) and jumped in from the top. Total rush! Bring some shoes for the climb and throw them down before jumping. Lots of fish. Underwater view from inside grotto looking out to sea is spectacular. Beautiful blue backlighting. Just awesome!

Heading home we stopped to feed Iguanas at Leaf Cay. It was pretty neat to see them all scamper out but Thunderball and the pigs are a hard act to follow.

Bob provides soft drinks, beer, rum punch, and conch salad. We were all so into the activities we didn't even crack the rum punch. Had a couple of beers. Not the type of trip where you want your senses diminished! We were all high on the experience itself.

Can't stress enough what a great excursion this is. I've done 100+ dives in exotic locations around the globe but now have a new favourite spot in Exuma and the Cays! My wife and I loved it! Booked a tour with a local Realtor the next day!

Bob and his crew will take very good care of you. Don't be shy about asking questions. He gave running commentary on each of the islands and went the extra mile to show us really neat spots and special homes.

You'll be tired on the boat ride home. Bring some loose, comfortable clothes, good sunglasses, and a hat that won't blow off.

Bob, we'll be seeing you again!

(I originally posted this in the private tour section in error. Re-posting here for more to see. I'm still telling everyone about this fantastic day and planning on going again soon with friends and family!)

2  Thank Dave Y
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a ReviewReviews (473)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language

398 - 402 of 473 reviews

Reviewed November 1, 2012

This is a full day of pure fun and breathtaking scenery. A must-do trip when in Exuma! If staying at Sandals (like we did) you can save yourself over $200 per person by booking with Coastline instead of Sandals' Island Routes packages (which are virtually the same trip, except for the lunch option).

Capt Bob's boat is a 33ft Donzi centre console. The boat would be a little tight with 10-12 guests (max capacity) but we were a smaller party of 3 couples (a fourth cancelled but Bob still went ahead with the tour for us).

Be prepared for a whole day on the boat. We brought extra snacks from the hotel. Highly recommend a waterproof camera. We lounged out on the bow but seating and shade is available if you want it.

Itinerary... (between stops Bob and his crew offer local knowledge about the cays, activities, and ownership histories - celebrities, etc...)

First stop, diving for starfish! We found two and took turns taking pics. Water was ultra clear and 85 degrees!

Next up, snorkeling for lunch! We found a dozen conch at a cut between two cays where the current from the Atlantic provided the right conditions to find them.

Stopped at Farmer's Cay. Good photo op on dock and chance to use restrooms if needed.

Time to swim with the pigs! It's exactly like it looks but they are bigger than you would expect. The beach here is fantastic and the water just incredible. Two gorgeous yachts were moored nearby. A little dream candy in this idyllic setting! Otherwise, we had the place to ourselves.

Compass Cay was where we got to swim with and feed the nurse sharks. No need to be afraid - it was like playing with puppies! It's $8 each to dock there so bring some cash. We succumbed to the temptation of burgers while there.

From Compass we headed over to the 'magically appearing' sand bar. As tide went out a strip of beach appeared. We were the only ones there. Snorkeled and found about a dozen sand dollars. Great location for photos. Enjoyed Conch salad here - unbelievably fresh, tangy, and delicious!

Short jaunt over to Thunderball Grotto. The star of the show! Swimming in is easy - there's plenty of room to navigate through. Here's where you want that waterproof camera! It's more beautiful than in any pics. A couple of us climbed up the outer embankment (there's a rope) and jumped in from the top. Total rush! Bring some shoes for the climb and throw them down before jumping. Lots of fish. Underwater view from inside grotto looking out to sea is spectacular. Beautiful blue backlighting. Just awesome!

Heading home we stopped to feed Iguanas at Leaf Cay. It was pretty neat to see them all scamper out but Thunderball and the pigs are a hard act to follow.

Bob provides soft drinks, beer, rum punch, and conch salad. We were all so into the activities we didn't even crack the rum punch. Had a couple of beers. Not the type of trip where you want your senses diminished! We were all high on the experience itself.

Can't stress enough what a great excursion this is. I've done 100+ dives in exotic locations around the globe but now have a new favourite spot in Exuma and the Cays! My wife and I loved it! Booked a tour with a local Realtor the next day!

Bob and his crew will take very good care of you. Don't be shy about asking questions. He gave running commentary on each of the islands and went the extra mile to show us really neat spots and special homes.

You'll be tired on the boat ride home. Bring some loose, comfortable clothes, good sunglasses, and a hat that won't blow off.

Bob, we'll be seeing you again!

1  Thank Dave Y
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed October 21, 2012

Captain Bob and his tour made our Bahamian vacation! From feeding the swimming pigs and iguanas, to swimming WITH nurse sharks, this day was by far our favorite of our week in Exuma! Moreso than the animal life, which was AMAZING was the sandbar visit, which was out of this world! the scenery is not to be believed until you see it, the prettiest water I have ever seen! Thunderball Grotto was so gorgeous and great snorkeling! And the cruising from one attraction to the next was as memorable and enjoyable as everything we did! Great Caribbean tunes, delicious Conch salad and Rum Punch, a friendly knowledgable tour guide, who could ask for more? Worth every penny, it will make your trip!!!!!!!!! Thank you, Bob!

3  Thank Cheryl F
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed September 25, 2012

It was absolutely an unforgetable experience. Captain Bob make this tour with happiness and the passion of a sea lover.
The tour and the places were fantastic but the personal touch of captain Bob and his sister put the extra mile note that make it amazing!!
We have had several several experiencies in our life on holydays but this is certainly one of the best best
Many thanks to Bob!!!

1  Thank ihojas
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed September 23, 2012

WOW, there are no words in the world to describe what we experienced on this trip! We were at Stocking Island and both the bartender and Taxi boat recommended Bob Smith and Lizzy. We are sooooo glad we chose them! We could not have asked for a better time and better people to take us out to show us their beautiful islands and cays! First stopped to see/hold star fish. Bob then let us jump in the water with him and snorkel for conch. Then off to swim and feed the wild pigs (hold on to their tails and they will pull you around). We stopped to swim with the nurse shark next. We found a sand bar in the middle of no where to relax while Lizzy made the greatest conch salad EVER! Stopped at a bar to wait for the tide a little longer because Bob wanted to be a safe as possible to take us into the Grotto. Again, no words to explain going inside the cave and seeing the sites we saw! Lastly we stopped to feed the wild iguanas. Bob and Lizzy were AWESOME! Never rushed and told us all about their beautiful country! I just can't say enough about this tour and about Bob and Lizzy! There was another tour guide we saw out there and the boat was full to the max. We left before them and came in after them. Definitely call Bob up for an awesome adventure!!!

Thank Wendie K
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Coastline Adventures Exuma also viewed

 
Great Exuma, Out Islands
George Town, Great Exuma
 

Been to Coastline Adventures Exuma? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing