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“A Must Do If You Visit - Lots of Fun To Explore” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Stocking Island

Stocking Island
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Historical Sightseeing Tour of Exuma
Ranked #1 of 24 things to do in Great Exuma
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Monroe, Louisiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“A Must Do If You Visit - Lots of Fun To Explore”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 7, 2014

Visited here for the 1st time - rented a boat from Minn's and we went off exploring for a whole day. LOVED it. It was a lot of work to find everything and go see it all in one day, but we had fun doing it. It made it kind of like an adventure or a treasure hunt. The beaches are fun and really neat to go see. Plenty of different areas to check out and explore. One day was really not enough - I'd suggest at least 2 solid days to really do it right.

There are maps on the internet (search Stocking Island Maps) and you'll find them that are more detailed than then ones Minn's water Sports give you.

Make sure to walk over to the Atlantic Side - the waves are great!

We found Sand Dollars, saw Stingrays and looked for starfish. Lots to see and look for!

Visited June 2014
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“Great place to visit!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 2, 2014

We had a great experience on Stocking Island. We were able to touch feed and touch rays in the water near the shore. There was a very cool restaurant and grill on the island with couch salad that was very good. Every on was very friendly and we made new friends there. Great place to visit.

Visited June 2014
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“10 minutes taxi boat ride from George Town, Exuma”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 30, 2014

Stocking Island is a nice place to go for a day from George Town, Exuma. The boat taxi leaves from the Pier at every hour starting at 10:00 am though I was told that if they only have 1 person you have to wait till more people show up. It is $12.00 cash round trip and it takes only 10 minutes to get to Stocking Island. They stop at Chat 'N' Chill restaurant by the beach on the right, with free benches and tables under the shade. It is worth to walk to the Atlantic side of the island, just walk to the right, cross the small channel of water at the point, depending on the tide it can be at waist high or chest high, follow the gentle hiking path and take a refreshing dip in the Atlantic, close to the shore to avoid currents. Make sure you bring water to drink because it is hot, you get thirsty and there iare no facilities there. On the Atlantic side if you keep walking to the left facing the water you will see stromatolites popping out of the sand in the water, kind of ancient reefs made of oxygen producing microorganisms, instead of coral, only found here and in Australia. If you continue walking, past some houses, there is a hiking path by a garbage can, which is not marked, that takes you through deep vegetation to a beach on the other side connected to a lagoon. I liked the hiking, but not the beach with some sea weeds on the bottom. I am not sure if when you get back on the Atlantic side if continuing walking left there would be a pink sand beach. I just returned to Chat 'N' Chill. I got a small conch salad from the stand where they feed the manta rays and then I had the local, delicious grilled hog fish at the restaurant with their special drink. Then I walked to the left to reach sand dollar beach, very warm, calm and shallow, beautiful.

Visited June 2014
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“A MUST”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 30, 2014

Georgous beach, stingrays, great food and staff. We did not want to leave this place. Spend the whole day there you won't be sorry.

Visited June 2014
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“The out island of the out islands”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 24, 2014

This is where you want to hang out when in the Exumas. K.B.'s Chat 'n Chill is the place to be. Show up when the doors open. Drink. Wander up and down the beach. Swim. Pet the stingrays. Drink more. Swim with the dolphins. Drink. Eat Lunch. Snooze. Swim. Drink. Smoke a Cuban cigar. Swim. Snooze. Repeat.

Visited September 2013
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