Stocking Island is a small, long, narrow island off the port of Georgetown, Great Exuma Island, Bahamas. The island has a population of only 10. It is one mile from Government Dock, Georgetown, across the harbor. This long narrow island protects Georgetown from ocean waves, creating a natural harbor. There is one high hill, known locally as the Beacon, which is capped with an old, unused gas beacon.
On Stocking Island, the summers are hot, humid, and mostly cloudy. The winters comfortable, dry, and mostly clear. It is windy year round. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 70°F to 88°F and is rarely below 65°F or above 90°F.
Stocking Island: Things to see and do
- Snorkel or dive the island’s blue holes, coral gardens, and undersea caves. The Island is home to some of the oldest known macro-fossils on earth known as stromatolites.
- Visit the Chat and Chill, a popular bar/restaurant accessible only by boat
- Take a walk on one of the scenic paths that criss-cross the island. Benches and markers identify local plant life. You can get a free Stocking Island Nature Trail Map at the Chat and Chill giftshop.
- Relax on the idyllic white beach.
This tiny island has no marinas. However, you can easily reach it by boat from nearby Elizabeth Harbor.