Thunderball Grotto, Staniel Cay

4.7
Must see · Cave · Nature / Park
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. For Thunderball Grotto and beyond, use our Staniel Cay journey maker app to get the most from your Staniel Cay vacation.
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  • If you go around low tide, you can swim into the grotto with your head above water. A photo or video doesn't do it justice. Take snorkel, mask, and fins & enjoy!  more »
  • It is extremely easy to find as there are a few signs that show you right to the entrance. There are so many beautiful fish to see and they are right beside you! The cave itself is very cool to look.....  more »
  • We loved it and it's super close to Staniel Cay Yatch Club, which I highly recommend. Short boat trip and easy anchor spot. Make sure you check the tides, prior to going. Hightide isn't...  more »

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