The 176-square-mile Exuma Cays Land and Sea National Park, created in 1958, was the first land and sea park in the world and is one of the most successful marine parks. It is the first "no-take reserve" (all fishing is prohibited) in the wider Caribbean. This stretch of pristine water, land and beaches is an ecological preserve and wildlife refuge famous for its breath-taking marine environment.
Scuba diving and snorkeling are popular here, and you can encounter nature first-hand by feeding the endangered Bahamian iguanas or catching a glimpse of the elusive hutia, with the assistance of one of the professional guides.
Please note that film crews must obtain a permit from the Bahamas National Trust to film within the park and pay a film crew fee; researchers are required to obtain a permit to conduct research within the park and pay a research fee; and visiting boaters will have to pay an anchorage or mooring fee. Click here for information on the park fee structure.