Just about anything you want to do in the water is available in Harbour Island. The 3-mile pink sand beach on the Atlantic side is buffered by a reef that makes swimming especially inviting. Several uninhabited islands within an hour offer perfect spots for fantasy picnics.
And for scuba buffs, the world famous Current Cut off neighboring
Eleuthera offers one of the world’s best spots for a high-speed drift dive. Of course for some folks, the favored water sport is shown in this photo, taken at Harbour Island Marina.
Romora Bay Marina
35 foot Charter Fishing Boat – Nerves of Steel
Deep Sea Fishing, Bottom Fishing, Snorkeling, Sunset Cruises, Booze Cruises, Day Trips
Rates upon request
Ocean Fox Dive Shop
Jef Fox is a longtime presence on the local dive scene, and his operation is currently run out of the Harbour Island Marina at the south end of the Island. Jef offers scuba, snorkeling, deep sea fishing, and equipment rental.
Valentine’s Dive Center
Located at Valentine’s Marina just a few blocks south of Government Dock, the dive center offers a creative array of ways to splash around: snorkeling scuba, reef running on underwater scooters as well as classes in the pool and a special “Bubblemaker” program of fun and games in the pool with scuba equipment. 242-333-2080
Lil’ Shan’s Water Sports
Devon Stuart offers skiing, scuba, snorkel, and jetski–solo or with a guide and teacher. He also rents boats, kayaks, waterskis and other equipment. Find him at the ramp just south of Valentine’s or via his Lil Shan’s website.
Boatmen and rentals
The island has several experienced local boatmen eager to share their knowledge of the delights of local waters. Ask at the dock for Reggie Johnson, “Uncle Sam” Higgs, or Big Red.
The inedible but energetic bonefish is considered one of the world’s best sport fishes, and the shallow waters off Harbour Island offer some of the best environments for matching wits with them. Stop to talk to Vincent, Stewart, or Stanley Johnson. Some of these guides may be booked up a year in advance.
Swim with the Pigs!
Pigs swim near Spanish Wells, an island just a short boat ride from Harbour Island. Several guides offer excursions that let you swim with these cuties. Try Bahamas Ocean Safaris.