Berry Islands, Berry Islands

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The Berry Islands are a chain of islands and a district of the Bahamas, covering about 30mi2 of the northwestern part of the Out Islands.
The Berry Islands consist of about thirty islands and over one hundred small islands or cays, often referred to as "The Fish Bowl of the Bahamas." They have a population of 807 (2010 census), most of whom are on Great Harbour Cay. The islands were settled in 1836 by Governor William Colebrooke with a group of freed slaves.
The Berry islands are still relatively undeveloped, with no major airport, hotel or other attractions. Most of the islands are uninhabited, or owned by a single wealthy person as a second home. During the winter season the islands are visited by out-of-town guests and second home residents, but the difficulty of reaching the Berry Islands and the lack of infrastructure keeps things low-key. Due to seasonal residents, the Berry islands can say that they have more resident millionaires per unit area than any other place in the world.
The main attraction is big game fishing. Some of the fish that can be found there are billfish, tuna, grouper, tiger fish, yellowtail snapper, wahoo, king mackerel, and many more. In May, Great Harbour Cay is packed with visitors and fishing captains such as Habana Joe who go there for the annual fishing tournament. There are also great spots for snorkelling and scuba diving.
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  • Pearl Island is, I believe, one of the Berry Islands. It is accessible by boat, a 20 minute ride. We took this as an excursion from a Royal Caribbean cruise ship. Although the island is lovely, it is ...  more »
  • We've been in Cococay and we were amazed. Royal Caribbean's private island, can only be visited by passengers of cruise ships of this company. Upon landing we are assisted by the same services offered in the ship. In our case only the drink was paid. Well worth it. Enjoy a whole day of exuberant nature of this place. I loved it!!!!!
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  • If you're looking for a great spot to dive or snorkle, the Berry Islands are for you. Though some are privately owned (two by Cruise Ship Lines), there are others including Great Harbour Cay that has ...  more »
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  • Paradise on earth
  • Came here of one of the ports on Dec 29th on the Breakaway. The port was skipped due to the weather, but the island looked amazing from the ship. The people that got there before the weather got extremely bad had to be evacuated from the island, and the boats were listing at 20 or more degrees.
  • Very pretty little private island for Norwegian Cruise Line. We were there in mid-December and the water was chilly! We still swam in it but brrrr!
  • Nice place to visit
  • Beautiful islands. People are amazing.
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