Stella Maris Resort Club
Travel Blogs from Long Island
Just a few things we have learned since arriving on Long Island in the Bahamas: Long Island is 80 miles long and 4 miles wide with a population of 4,000. Although Yuma is its original name that was used by the Arawaks, it was renamed Fernandina by Christopher Columbus on his first voyage to the New World in 1492, and got its current name of Long Island from a seafarer who thought it took too long to pass the island when he was sailing ...
... fishing for take is not prohibited. Other sources state both the land and water are “no take” zones like the Exumas Land and Sea Park. For us this conflicting information didn't matter as this island is visited so often by cruisers from Georgetown and Long Island that the beaches are already picked over, despite the “no take” rule, and our fishing luck has been so poor lately that we'd likely not be any threat to the ...
... of Reef Harbour in early light was straightforward as we had our chartplotter breadcrumb trail from our incoming route to follow out. Once out and underway we enjoyed a fabulous open ocean sail, boldly trolling four baits in the light conditions. But we got no strikes.
We arrived at Calabash Bay around 1230 and anchored in the southern portion of the Bay, where it appeared to have less swell. Calabash is the first ...
... returned, and I was just starting to think through what we could make for dinner when a little motor launch drove through the anchorage. Caleb and I were both on deck and smiled and waved, which prompted them to turn toward Hejira. They had been out fishing and had caught so much wahoo they wouldn't be able to eat it before it spoiled - would we like some? Obviously! They loaded us up with enough fresh fish for dinner and the following lunch. ...
... water) and is said to be the world’s 2nd largest underwater chamber. Whether you’re interested in the world’s best scuba diving or you just want to be fearless for 5 minutes and dive from the coral rocks surrounding the bay, this is a breathtaking beach that will please everyone.
There are numerous abandoned shipwrecks all around the island; there is no doubt you won’t run into one at some point and on ...
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