Grand Bahama Island is filled with natural wonders that make it a fascinating place to explore, whether on land or sea. Don’t miss out on the natural attractions that are some of our finest assets and best kept secrets.
Explore the island while interacting with Grand Bahama’s natural environment. You can participate in guided eco tours including kayaking, snorkelling, diving, biking, hiking, bird-watching or horseback riding on the beach.
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Birdwatchers will love Grand Bahama Island. Out of all the 700 islands and cays that make up The Islands of The Bahamas, Grand Bahama Island hosts the second highest number of native bird species. For birdwatchers and nature lovers, the island is a true mecca, a place where they can see 18 of the 28 species of Bahamian birds that are not seen in the U.S., Canada, or Europe. The Rand Nature Centre is the perfect place for birders to start. It is home to West Indian flamingos, Antillean Peewee birds, Red-legged Thrushes, Stripe-headed Tanagers, and the endangered Bahama Parrot.
Take a bike…a bike tour, that is! On Grand Bahama Island you can ride on the historic trails of early settlers, cycle to one of the island’s first colonies, or bike along wetlands to glimpse stately herons and egrets—all the while taking in spectacular scenery, including our pine forest and shady coppice (hardwood forest). Or for a different change of cycling pace, visit one of the most fascinating elements of Grand Bahama’s geology: an inland blue hole.
Horseback riding is one of Grand Bahama’s most fascinating eco tours. For a uniquely romantic or adventurous experience, ride our "sea horses"! Let these beautiful animals gallop their way into your heart while giving you the ride of a lifetime. Pinetree Stables offers a fun-filled and informative 2 hour guided tour which starts at the highest point on Grand Bahama Island. The bridle path winds its way through the islands’ endangered pine forest and around a picturesque Coopers Castle. Under the dense canopy of the hardwoods and along the edge of the swash, the trail leads to a secluded beach on the south shore.
A truly exceptional way to experience the natural beauty of Grand Bahama is by kayak, a mode of transportation ideally suited for exploring the many mangrove swamps and creeks of the island’s north shore. Kayaking is easy and fun – everything you need to learn can be taught in 5 minutes or less. Grand Bahama Nature Tours is Grand Bahama's most experienced kayak ecotour operator. Their trained guides are committed to your comfort and safety and cheerfully share their knowledge of local history, ecology, flora and fauna. The tour begins with a nature walk through the Lucayan National Park and Caves - you will kayak through the quiet waters of Gold Rock Creek where the water is never more than
Take a day to relax and explore some of the best sights around, many of which are found within the three National Parks of Grand Bahama Island: Lucayan National Park, The Rand Nature Center and Peterson Cay National Park. Lucayan National Park is the crown jewel of the three parks on Grand Bahama Island. The 40-acre park, established in 1982, is located 25 miles east of Freeport, and is the only place where visitors can see all of the island’s 6 ecosystems in one location. When visiting the park you’ll see thousands of pine trees, mangroves, ferns, and dozens of rare flower species, including orchids.