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Spanish Wells Yacht Pilot & Fishing Guide

Woody Perry
P.O. Box EL27470
Spanish Wells, Bahamas
PH. (242) 333-4433


Spanish Wells is a picturesque town of approximately 1,000 people located about 15 minutes from Eleuthera (via the ferry).  Upon arriving in Spanish Wells, visitors are impressed with the brightly painted homes, the pink and white sand beaches and the friendly nature of the locals.  The town got its name from the Spanish explorers who proclaimed this area as having the best water in the Bahamas.  Back then it was all well water, hence the name Spanish Wells.

During your day excursion to Spanish Wells, you can choose to tour the area on foot or for an exciting change of pace, you can rent a golf cart right at the harbour and ride around town Tiger Woods style.  While visiting Spanish Wells, you will find commercial outfits that offer diving, snorkeling and fishing trips.  Please feel free to contact Woody at Bahamas Vacation Guide for your reef fishing, bone fishing, snorkeling and other water-related needs.    

n Spanish Wells there are two well-stocked supermarkets, two bakeries, five restaurants and several variety stores where you can buy fresh conch, local fish and lobster.  This town offers some of the best homemade bread and Johnny Cake that you will ever eat.  Spanish Wells also boasts the Red Lobster chain as one of its biggest Bahamian lobster shipment clients. 

Harbour Island

Harbour Island is approximately 2 square miles in size.  It is accessible from mainland Eleuthera via private ferry ($4 each way).  Harbour Islands offers pink sand beaches, a wide array of watersports, a fine selection of eateries and great island shopping.

There is much to see and do in Harbour Island. While visiting Harbour Island you should head to the northern coast to see Dunmore Town. Dunmore Town is the oldest settlement in the Bahamas. There are many colorful New England style cottages throughout the town and plenty of unique shops. Other noteworthy sites are Loyalist Cottage, which is the oldest home on the island and St Johnís Anglican Church (1768) and Wesley Methodist Church (1848).  Titus Hole Cave is a fun place to explore. It is said that Titus Hole was the first jail on Harbour Island.


Girl in bikini
You can catch water taxis from the north to Harbour Island and
Spanish Wells or take the BoHengy to Nassau for a change of pace.


Nassau is the capital of the Bahamas.  When in Nassau, the place to be is New Providence. A person can have a wonderful day just walking around the historic sites in the downtown area.  New Providence offers high end shopping Gucci and Cartier, souvenir & gifts, nightclubs and tons of tasty restaurants.  There are also two casinos in Nassau, one at Cable Beach and the other at the Atlantis Resort on nearby Paradise Island.  No visit to Nassau is complete without a visit to the Straw Market.  The Straw Market is an excellent place to bargain for local crafts and keepsakes and a great way to meet great people.

Nature lovers should visit the Nassau Botanic Gardens and the Ardastra Gardens and Conservation Centre, which is home to the famous matching flamingos.  There are also many great beaches in Nassau, such as Cabbage Beach, Cable Beach and Paradise Beach.  These beaches offer the opportunity for you to go parasailing, rent boats, take the booze cruise, jet ski and much more.   

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