Thunderball Grotto, Staniel Cay

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#5 of 44 in Nature in Out Islands
Swim into the depths of Thunderball Grotto and discover what attracted Hollywood to this spot (bringing James Bond here in 1965), lending the rock formation its name. This cavernous beauty adopts the features of an aquatic cathedral, a shimmering limestone dome roof full of naturally formed holes allow the sun to beam through and illuminate the crystal clear waters below. Snorkel through one of the many entrances and admire the coral and brightly colored tropical fish that share your surroundings. Its important to time your visit to coincide with the tides; if you’re an inexperienced snorkeler pick up a local guide to ensure safe passage. By using our Staniel Cay itinerary planner, you can arrange your visit to Thunderball Grotto and other attractions in Staniel Cay.
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  • August 8, 2017
    The grotto is incredible and full of fish. I advise trying to visit it early or late in the day as there can be crowds. It is much more beautiful if it is empty.  more »
  • July 19, 2017
    Less than five minutes boat ride from the Yacht Club, this is a great place to visit if you're a strong swimmer and someone who loves picturesque scenery. Usually, people have to wait until the tide g...  more »
  • July 16, 2017
    This is a must do in Exuma! We went on a day tour with Island Boys Adventure. The kids loved snorkeling and swimming in the cave. Lots of colorful fish to see. A few adventurous souls jumped from the ...  more »

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