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    Swimming Pigs of Spanish Wells

    New Spanish Wells Tour!

    Harbour Safaris is proud to introduce our new full-day excursion to Spanish Wells, Eleuthera!

    This amazing tour departs Nassau Harbour and includes fantastic stops, including one of the most beautiful sandbanks in the world!  Experience bright blue shallow water adjacent to dark blue deep water!  A truly unique experience!

    Spanish Wells Swimming PigsNo trip to Spanish Wells would be complete without stopping to see the amazing beach pigs on Meek’s Patch!  Swim and hang out with these fun little guys and sip an ice cold Sands Light while you wallow in the tranquil waters of the Bahamas!

    Enjoy lunch (included) in the quaint fishing town of Spanish Wells and listen to stories ranging from crawfishing to shipwrecks.  Hear about the Devil’s Backbone leading to the world renowned Harbour Island, the secluded home of the rich and famous!

    Book for Spanish Wells Now!

    Here’s what one of our first guests, Kim, had to say about the tour on TripAdvisor:

    I just did Harbour Safaris’ new trip to Spanish Wells, Bahamas and it was spectacular!! From the boat to the crew to the venues…I could not have had a better day! First stop was the sand flats for a picture perfect chill time. Lunch at Wreckers was amazing – every dish was raved about by all that were there. On to the swimming pigs for laughing and Awwww moments (the babies were adorable). Then to a secluded beach to just relax in my favorite blue waters. Thanks again, Harbour Safaris for being a highlight of my visit!

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    Glass Window Bridge, Eleuthera

    Spanish Wells & The Glass Window Bridge

    On a beautiful, slightly overcast yet predominantly sunny day in June, we set out to explore a new route for Harbour Safaris.

    We departed Nassau at a reasonable hour, and headed East up along Rose Island, passing the Pimlico Islands, and reaching Current Cut.  Current Cut separates North Eleuthera from Current Island – and is aptly named due to the tremendous tidal flow through the narrow passage.

    Current Cut, Eleuthera

    We crossed through and headed over the crystal clear waters of the Exuma Sound (yes, even this far up in North Eleuthera) and beached just below the world-famous Glass Window Bridge.

    Harbour Safaris at the Glass Window Bridge

    We headed up the rocky path and down the Queen’s Highway for about a 10 minute hike to the bridge.  The views are outstanding!  It’s more evident why this is called a “glass window bridge” after reading the landmark sign:

    This man-made bridge took the place of what was once an impressive rock arch, destroyed by a raging hurricane. The concrete replacement bridge has been battered by turbulent storms, as well. Glass Window is a prime spot for viewing the striking contrast of the deep-blue Atlantic Ocean on one side and the gentle turquiose water of Exuma Sound on the other.

    Atlantic Side

    Atlantic Side

    Exuma Sound Side

    Exuma Sound Side

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    We then headed back through Current and over to Spanish Wells.  This quaint settlement town on a small island off Eleuthera is predominantly a fishing town.  With a lot of rich history and culture, the island is a gem to explore.  We stopped for lunch at the magnificent waterfront restaurant, The Shipyard.  The service and food is excellent (we recommend the conch-bites!).

    Spanish Wells Harbour

    The Shipyard Restaurant View

    We explored the island for a while – the low tides while we were there created magnificent sand banks right off the beaches.

    Sand Banks in Eleuthera

    We left Spanish Wells in the mid-afternoon for the ride directly back to Nassau.  Overall it was a wonderful day, and we look forward to tweaking this excursion and offering it to our Harbour Safaris guests!

    Lee
    HS President

    Panoramic of the Glass Window Bridge, Eleuthera

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