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Thunderball Grotto

Staniel Cay
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Really fun to check out

See if you can go when there are not many people there. We went once when there were about 20... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Hyannis Port, Massachusetts
Live aquarium

This one of our first stops on our tour of the day! I was a bit nervous at first knowing I would... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Julie H
Stuart, Florida
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Reviewed 2 days ago

See if you can go when there are not many people there. We went once when there were about 20 people there. It was hectic. Much better when we went and there were only 2 other people there. We could appreciate the beauty with fewer...More

Thank debij108
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This one of our first stops on our tour of the day! I was a bit nervous at first knowing I would have to dive down to go inside but it's just like diving down in a swimming pool and going under a person ....More

Thank Julie H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Try and avoid the crowds but if you are lucky enough to get this place to yourself it is magic. Beautiful snorkeling and incredible light coming in through the top of the cave. Well worth a trip!!!

Thank TravellingYachtie
Reviewed 1 week ago

Thunderball Grotto is one of the coolest snorkeling experiences you can have. Find out when slack tide is, finagle a boat, make sure it's anchored up really good, dive in and enjoy. There's two entrances, one on the north side of the little rock island,...More

Thank tomXtm
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was included in our itinerary for the day so passing on this would not make sense - let me warn you though; the currents around the grotto and inside while exiting are super strong, do wear fins! and also if you aren't a good...More

Thank Greg R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a beautiful experience. I consider myself a good swimmer. You must go at low or slack tide. The current is strong. I would recommend fins. Many in our party could not make it in even in low tide. But once in the grotto...More

1  Thank JCSquared08
Reviewed 16 April 2017

We were taken here by 4C's Adventures, who are one of the best companies to do these kind of tours with. Its definitely a unique experience swimming through the caves to get to the Thunderball Grotto, the current is kind of strong sometimes but for...More

Thank Harry N
Reviewed 15 April 2017

Tie your dinghy to a mooring ball in front of Thunderball Grotto and jump into the water. A short swim puts you at the entrance to the cave. I'd recommend only going at low tide. If you do, you'll swim into the grotto and have...More

1  Thank sculptor-for-fun
Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

Excellent spot for snorkeling and exploring. Cliff diving in two spots as well. Kid friendly and not too far from the pigs!

3  Thank MountainManAIA
Reviewed 23 March 2017

Spent three days anchored just off the grotto on the Staniel Cay side of the island. There are openings to get into the grotto on both sides of the island. Most of the tour boats drop off their passengers on the more open side of...More

3  Thank symsdad
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Hello! My husband and I are heading to Bahamas this summer and want to hit up Thunderball Grotto and Pigs Beach. Any suggestions on company to book with? What if we would like to do a private boat so can specifically see these locations? Thanks! =0) Jennifer
1 April 2017|
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Response from slelsea | Reviewed this property |
also, if you can get a room at the yacht club that is the way to go!
Stephanie S
Where do you go to book a tour? I am taking a cruise to the Bahamas and I cannot locate where you actually book it. Also, does anyone know how much it costs to do this? Please let me know. Thanks :)
20 March 2017|
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Response from KSaul | Reviewed this property |
Also I found this online but Trip Advisor won't let me include website to this link...maybe you can find it online. trubahamianfoodtours (main site) discover-the-bahama-islands/boating-day-trips (then add... More
Do you need to dive to get into the grotto or is there a passage where you can keep your head up to get in ? Is it deep when you jump from the above?
11 January 2017|
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Response from Russell B | Reviewed this property |
The tour should definitely be able to point out the easiest path in, but it's quite visible. It is on the far side of the grotto from the Yacht Club (this will make more sense when you are there!). You shouldn't have any... More