Swim with our pet Sharks!!! One of the main attractions is to swim with our sharks in the marina. As seen on Discover Channel, Shark Week, Animal Planet and many more TV shows. Many movie stars come to Compass as well to take in the peace and quite for the day or week. See why over 5 million people have viewed our sharks. Go to this site to view… https://www.facebook.com/thisisinsidertravel/videos/1619020038425159/
Beaches – we have thirteen of them and they are among the most pristine and beautiful in the world. Collect shells and washed up treasures, swim, wade, have a picnic or just admire the every changing colors.
Rachel’s Bubble Bath, a lagoon on the north end, and the island’s loveliest spot. It borders Conch Cut, an “inlet” from Exuma Sound, and the southern boundary of the Exuma Cays Land and Sea Park. The lagoon is fed by water from the Sound breaking over a notch in the lava rocks, which often causes froth to form on the surface, hence, “Bubble Bath.
Explore the vast trail system of the island from North to South and East to West. Venture to the south to the Bat Cave and Low Tide Airport; walk the shoreline of the half mile crescent beach; take the” jungle walk” to the west and enjoy even more private beaches or if you are feeling energetic, climb Compass Peek, the highest point of the island at 92 feet affording spectacular views of the Exumas Land and Sea Park.
Or chill out, read a book or join in at the “liers table” down on the dock and talk about the one that got away!
What To Do Nearby
The surrounding area promises endless possibilities for exploring, beach combing, fishing, swimming, snorkeling and just pure relaxing.
Fishing is plentiful and close-by. In just 10 minutes you can be deepwater fishing. Snapper, Grouper and bottom fishing is year round. April, May and June are peak Dolphin season; July, August and September bring excellent Tuna fishing and November through March is great for Wahoo, Snapper, Grouper and bottom fishing. Ask Tucker for his local knowledge or hire a local guide for a half day or full day of fishing.
To The South
Sampson Cay is a private island and is no longer open to the public.
Staniel Cay is a quaint island approximately eight miles south. Thunderball Grotto, featured in the James Bond movie Thunderball, is a popular snorkeling cave off Staniel Cay. On island there is a restaurant offering breakfast, lunch and dinner. The island has three small grocery stores-be sure to order homemade Bahama bread. Also located on the island is a medical clinic, a church and the closest landing strip to Compass Cay.
Visit the swimming pigs at Big Major’s Spot or venture a bit further to Bitter Guana Cay where you will find a colony of iguana’s . Or stop by one of the local “Sand Bars” and have a picnic.
To The North
Rocky Dundas, which is almost within swimming distance of Compass, has the most spectacular snorkeling caves featuring stalagtites illuminated by the sun through a hole in the ceiling. Just a short mile away from Compass Cay is the Exuma Cays Land and Sea Park, overseen by The Bahamas National Trust and The Nature Conservancy. The 176-square-mile park is a sanctuary for marine life. Throughout the park you can explore the underwater beauty of coral reefs, hike trails and explore pristine beaches. No fishing or taking of anything is allowed, which makes it a spectacular diving ground and a blueprint for similar sanctuaries in the Bahamas and elsewhere around the world.