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Thunderball Grotto

#1 of 4 things to do in Staniel Cay Features Animals
Staniel Cay
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Beautiful snorkel spot

The grotto is incredible and full of fish. I advise trying to visit it early or late in the day as... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Worth the trip even if you swim there (which I don't Recommend)

Less than five minutes boat ride from the Yacht Club, this is a great place to visit if you're a... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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This fantastic underwater cave was used in the filming of two James Bond movies and is a must-see for divers and snorkelers.
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  • Very good19%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

Thank kamani74
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 gets a little lower (the tide at SC goes...More

Thank Nick_x_Mimi
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 top of the cave!

Thank Hayley H
Reviewed 12 July 2017

We probably spent about 4 hours here diving in and out of different holes. Once in the Grotto there are so many different fish. We took old bread to feed them and they would just swarm around you. There were ledges to rest on inside...More

Thank Gisele C
Reviewed 29 June 2017

Be sure to park your boat close to the rock grotto. We were too far away and kept getting pulled into the current. Also be sure to bring snorkel gear and go during low tide so you can be sure to see it.

Thank jaimelovebug
Reviewed 24 June 2017

Stunning. The pigs, sharks and iguanas were great, but Thunderball grotto was the highlight on the full day tour. I wish we had more time to spend there. FYI, the current inside is strong. It wants to pull you out of the grotto. Make sure...More

Thank ontheroadagain65
Reviewed 19 June 2017

The first time I went to Thunderball Grotto last week was at low tide, as I had read I should do. Low tide does make it very easy to get in, however, it was very crowded at low tide. There were lots of tour groups...More

1  Thank kristini
Reviewed 17 June 2017

Great snorkeling. The grotto is unique and cool to swim through and explore plus Jame Bond was filmed there. A lot of fish are able to be seen. You can walk up to the top and jump about 35 feet down from a hole in...More

2  Thank Ross S
Reviewed 15 June 2017 via mobile

What can be said apart from: Take a camera. Yes that really the entrance. No it's never too rough, a good current helps with the exit! Take a deep breath and dive a bit to exit to the daylight! Well worth a visit!

Thank mike_uk82
Reviewed 12 June 2017 via mobile

On our way back to Staniel Cay we stopped at Thunderball Grotto. This attraction doesn't look like much more than a rock when your boat first pulls up. But once you swim into the opening you can see the beauty of this rock. Our kids...More

1  Thank Robin W
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Response from slelsea | Reviewed this property |
You can contact Monique at the airport and she can set you up with a boat and a guide . It's a small Boston Whaler but these guys really know their way around the islands and know which tides to visit which spots....very... More
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20 March 2017|
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Response from KSaul | Reviewed this property |
Also I found this online but Trip Advisor won't let me include website to this link...maybe you can find it online. trubahamianfoodtours (main site) discover-the-bahama-islands/boating-day-trips (then add... More
11 January 2017|
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Response from Russell B | Reviewed this property |
The tour should definitely be able to point out the easiest path in, but it's quite visible. It is on the far side of the grotto from the Yacht Club (this will make more sense when you are there!). You shouldn't have any... More