This cluster of 30 cays, southeast of Bimini, is home to Chub Cay, the Billfish capital of the Bahamas. Besides sportfishing, the surrounding waters of the Berry Islands offer dozens of uninhabited cays, miles of secluded beaches, and invigorating dive sites. Click to show/hide more information about the Berry Islands.
There are so many incredible cays to explore!
The Berry Islands lie 150 miles east of Miami and 50 miles northeast of Nassau. It is believed they were given that name because of the abundance of thatch berry trees found here. Decked with greens and fringed with drifts of sand, here you can find a multitude of magical harbors and swim-ashore beaches. These largely uninhabited islands offer spectacular diving and snorkeling and are known for championship sport fishing, second only to Bimini.
With a landmass totaling about a dozen square miles, the cays rest on the eastern edge of the Great Bahama Bank, starting with Great Stirrup Cay and extending to Chub Cay in the south. Great Harbour Cay, the largest of them at 8,300 acres, was once a major golf resort where the rich and famous came to play. It has seven continuous miles of beautiful beaches with one of the best protected harbors in The Bahamas. Bullock's Harbour, adjoining Great Harbour Cay, is the administrative center and home to most of the islands' local population.
Great Stirrup Cay
Great Stirrup Cay has an 1863 lighthouse and Williamstown, now abandoned, was established there during the reign of William IV. Private Little Stirrup Cay is used by Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines as a one-day cruise stopover.
Chub Cay borders a deep-sea gully is known as the Tongue of the Ocean, earning it the moniker "Billfish Capital of The Bahamas." Baitfish are drawn into the submarine gardens off its coast and larger fish follow, making it a fisherman's paradise with guaranteed winning catches.