Staniel Cay

Staniel Cay is surrounded by crystal blue water and white sand beaches making it one of the most popular cays in the Exumas. It is about 75 miles south of Nassau and 250 miles southeast of Florida. Less than 120 people live on the island in a small village on the western shore.

The village has residential housing, restaurants, bars, a church, a police station, a post office, a library, small retail stores, and marine supply shops.

Some Exuma Yacht Charters start from or end in Staniel Cay. Private charter and scheduled flights are available from the airport or via seaplane to and from Nassau. Generally, this allows for more time onboard in the cays.

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Staniel Cay Yacht Cub. Exumas, Bahamas

Two cays separated by a mangrove creek make up Staniel Cay. At the north end, there is a salt pond.

Staniel Cay is protected by the Bahamas National Trust, the organization in charge of conserving and preserving places of historical interest and natural beauty in the Bahamas.

Although it is a small island, it has one of the few airports in the central Exuma Islands. Staniel Cay is a central hub and gateway to the Exumas, and its airport has two hangars and one runway. The airport makes it convenient to take a day trip to nearby cays.

Staniel Cay | Weather

The weather is pleasant nearly year-round. Typical of the Bahamas, temperatures are hot to warm with occasional rain showers.

Staniel Cay | Things to see and do

  • Water sports. Kayak or standup paddleboard and explore the waters.
  • Take a day trip to nearby cays such as Big Major Cay. There, you can see the famous swimming pigs.
  • Picnic on one of the cay’s five main beaches: Town Beach, Pirate Trap Beach, Ho Tai Cay Beach, South Beach, and Ocean Beach.
  • Snorkel at Thunderball Cave, the site of a few movies; the most well-known is Thunderball.


The newly renovated Staniel Cay Yacht Club Marina accommodates drafts up to 12 feet and yachts up to 210 feet. The marina offers fuel, electricity (single and three-phase), fresh R/O water, ice, bait, and more. Eighteen secure slips accommodate center consoles to mega yachts.

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