My family has been going to the Bahamas, namely Nassau, since before I can remember. The Bahamas is our go-to Caribbean destination. Since my entire family is obsessed with the Bahamas, I haven’t explored the rest of the Caribbean as much as I’d like to.
This year, during our classic Bahamas Atlantis trip, we finally decided to check out a nearby island through Powerboat Adventures. As a powerboat-powered excursion that boats you from Nassau to Exuma, Powerboat Adventures did not disappoint with all that they packed into just an 8-hour day.
I’m not a huge fan of being off of the land. But these powerboats cut through the Caribbean ocean with incredible stability. I was never seasick once. It’s about a 70-minute trip from the second you push off the dock until the boat anchors at the first Iguana Island stop.
It was definitely nice not worrying about motion sickness. I was able to take in the incredible, and slightly terrifying, beauty of the open ocean.
The first stop on the tour was on an uninhabited island, home to thousands of iguanas. The tour guides gave us sticks to put grapes on for feeding the lizards. They were surprisingly aggressive, but didn’t attack or make me feel uncomfortable.
It was definitely worth it, because who doesn’t want a picture with an iguana? Plus, look at that blue water!
This is where we spent the majority of the day. The Powerboat staff provided plenty to do and see, starting with a stingray feeding in the water. The rays came right up onto our laps – it was trippy. Do be careful as though they can bite you/leave a hickey whilst eating the fish.
Afterwards, they provided a shark feeding demonstration for us to witness. It was seriously impressive and humbling.
Following that, they led out the first snorkeling excursion (right into the same water as the shark feeding – yikes). I sat this one out lol. It was probably incredible.
Instead, I explored the rest of the island, which contains one mystical cabin that can be rented for an extended stay. My sister and I were able to capture some really incredible footage. It’s hard to explain how stupidly blue and gorgeous the aqua blue water is there.
The guides also provided a live demonstration of how they make their famous Bahamian conch salad. A conch was snatched out of the water, cut up, and added to the citrus and onion salad. It was really, really good.
The day wrapped with a buffet over the water, including fish that were caught and cooked that morning.
Powerboat Adventures gave me a brand-new taste of what kind of adventures and travels are available in the Caribbean if you look beyond the Atlantis Resort. I’m excited to start researching my next Caribbean excursion, which will, let’s be honest, be based out of the Bahamas again (or Cuba).
Where do you think I should go?
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