A fisherman’s paradise and a diver’s playground. Explore this cluster of cays, and the spectacular wreck dive sites, but don’t forget to pick some berries.
Miles of secluded swim-ashore beaches, invigorating dive sites, and championship sport fishing are just a few of the highlights that make The Berry Islands a desired destination. Composed of a cluster of 30 cays, a majority of these islands are uninhabited.
It’s not uncommon to stumble across a footprint-free beach or private cove. You could spend an entire day without seeing a single soul. The Berry Islands are also home to a number of cavern, reef, wall and wreck dive sites, as well as a 600-foot-wide blue hole, wonderful bill-fishing, and ancient churches.
What Makes The Berry Islands Unique
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Chub Cay borders a deep-sea gully known as the Tongue of the Ocean. Bait fish are drawn into the submarine gardens off its coast and larger fish follow, making it a fisherman’s paradise famous for its record-breaking catches. Some of the fish that can be found here are billfish, tuna, grouper, tiger fish, yellowtail snapper, wahoo, and king mackerel. The Berry Islands also boasts of some of the best bonefishing in The Bahamas. In May, Great Harbour Cay is packed with visitors and fishing captains in for the annual fishing tournament.
Decked with greens and fringed with drifts of sand, these largely uninhabited islands are a magnet for sports fishermen and underwater adventurers. They are an endless source of one-of-a-kind water experiences.
The Berry Islands have a population of only about seven hundred people, most of whom live at Bullock’s Harbor, adjoining Great Harbor Cay.
A good number of the cays, like Frazier’s Hog Cay and Bonds Cay, suitable for stock raising and agriculture, are privately owned. Other private cays include Crab Cay, Cock Roach Cay, Frozen Cay, Alder Cay, Bird Cay and Petite Cay.
Visitors are encouraged to sample the culture through local cuisine and explore the historical past with stops at two lighthouses, ancient churches and abandoned cays. Throughout The Berry Islands you will find healthy groves of coconut, pine and thatch berry trees.