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Compass Cay, Out Islands

#18 of 52 in Nature in Out Islands
Compass Cay is an island in The Bahamas, located in the Exuma district. The island, notable for its naturally-protected harbor, has been outfitted with a beach lodge and a marina. The island also has a famed population of docile nurse sharks. The nurse sharks in the marina have become a popular tourist attraction, bringing in visitors from as far as the island of Nassau. The marina has a small shop with trinkets and snacks. It is also developing a restaurant. There is a large maze of mangroves that lead out from the marina. Walking throughout the island, you can find a beach and a "landing strip," a long patch of sand only visible at low tide. There are also several cottages one can rent.
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  • We enjoyed swimming with the Nurse Sharks. It was really an experience. The sharks seemed very tame. We were warned to keep away from their mouths, which we did. Even though we arrived with a tour...  more »
  • Experience of a lifetime.. these sharks are as tame as they say. Just be aware that they do bump into you while you’re stood in shallow water so it’s not for the faint hearted. But an experience you.....  more »
  • Not only beautiful but you can swim with the sharks here! Amazing experience and can't wait to visit again!  more »
  • I really miss this awesome place.
  • Cool place
  • tucker and his family are awesome! was their for work. then stoped by there with my wife on a vay cay trip to the cays
  • If you're with a tour group, you'll have to pay 10 dollars to step on the dock and visit the sharks. Great experience overall!
  • Sand beach with crystal clear water.

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Duration: 2h 30 min