Everyone's Travel Club here, day two of our quick trip to the Bahamas. We kayaked from our resort (a resort review coming soon) to the smallest National Park in the Bahamas - Peterson Cay.
Peterson Cay is a very small island, surrounded by a coral reef, about a mile offshore. You have to take some kind of watercraft to get there (I guess you could swim, probably not a great idea though). We made a about a 5 hour trip out of it, coming from our resort (Viva Wyndham Fortuna Beach). If you zoom in on the map above the resort is listed (it's between the two waterways to the West).
OK, so we weren't the first to get there...guided kayak tours leave from the mainland (check them out here) and boats from the other side of the island frequent the park (bringing visitors) too.
Dark and coral-y. In the distance - dark and stormy...time to paddle back!
All and all, a great day trip. It is always great to paddle to a specific destination, rather than just along the shore like a lot of our trips. I'm not sure if we would pay to go with a huge group (like the one pictured before), it felt nice to paddle up, enjoy, and leave when we wanted!
~Paul & Amber Everyone's Travel Club
5/10/2011 03:25:15 pm
Wow all of this looks beautiful! I am hoping to get back there a.s.a.p...I have been married for 35 years and we make it a point to vacation every year if it's within our budget. I joined Good Day vacation 6 months ago and went on a family trip and a nice getaway with my Husband. as you can see I'm a chatter box. :)
Hi, just as a point of information: our guests paddle their kayaks from the mainland at Barbary Beach and back again. Each segment is usually 30 minutes even for novice paddlers. Our guests are not motored over. The motor boat, if there was one, is there as safety boat only.
Ed, Thanks for clearing that up! There must have been two parties there - yours and one from a boat (as you can see in the kayak pic above there are at least 25 people getting ready to BBQ and way fewer kayak seats...I also added the best pic I had of the boat)! It's a popular place!
5/5/2014 05:26:13 pm
We have powerful fins, I guess we can swim 1 mile there :>
Paul S Schernitzki
6/1/2014 03:46:36 am
Not sure - we came by sea!
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