Password instructions will be e-mailed to you
Confirmation will be e-mailed to you
Lost Password
Register
Dismiss
Dismiss

Reset Password

#BookDirect and Save Book Direct with the Owner and save up to 20% on your Vacation Rental more...
Your search results

Self-Drive Boats in Exuma

Published on March 4, 2018 by don amesbury

If you want to rent a self-drive boat in Exuma Bahamas then you should head for Minns Water Sports.  Contact Kent or Diane, the current operators of this family owned successful long standing business. Started by Diane’s father Basil Minns, the operation now has 21 rental boats.

The smaller boats are mostly the ever popular Boston Whalers, starting at 15ft with a 60 HP outboard engine, ideal for a couple or small family. Then they have 17ft, 19ft, 20ft and finally 22ft Whaler with twin 115Hp outboards.

When you rent you are given an extensive training on how to operate, how to anchor, courtesy for others on the water and a full safety briefing on how to use the VHF radio, the buoyancy vests. Then comes the map with all the snorkeling spots, the  blue holes, the sand bars and the beaches.

Then its out to the boat with full fuel tank and on into Elizabeth Harbour. This picturesque setting extends for around 7 miles east to west and around one mile north to south. It is surrounded by Great Exuma on the southside and a string of offshore islands on the north. Fowl Cay has the best snorkeling so pick up a mooring bouy (anchoring not permitted), secure your bowline and get in the warm water and see the fish life and the colorful coral.

After toweling off we move east to see and visit the sandbar that extends off the westside of Man O War Cay at low tide. A great photo op.

Next we head to one of the options for lunch. It could be Chat ‘N Chill to see the sting rays and enjoy the pig roast. It could be St Francis for cracked conch and a visit to the Atlantic side of Stocking Island.

Hey! it’s only lunchtime. I’m going to save the rest of the day’s trip for another time. Let me give you an idea of cost for your boat rental. The one  day rental rate is from $180 to $265 depending on boat size. Those rates drop for bookings for consecutive days. There

is a refundable deposit and you pay for the fuel you have used.

There are half day rentals but you cannot book ahead, they are only for walk-ins.

We recommend our guests spend at least one day of their vacation exploring beautiful Elizabeth Harbour. It’s a treat not to be missed.

Meet The Author
My wife and I have lived on the beautiful tropical island of Great Exuma for 17 years. For the last six years we have rented out the entire upper level of our two story home and we have received over 130 five star reviews. Let us share our knowledge of this beautiful island with you
My Property
Home » Self-Drive Boats in Exuma
no thumb
Harbour View in Exuma
From $214 per night
Articles Nearby
Where to Exercise in Exuma
Where to Exercise in Exuma
The Exuma shoreline is dotted with beautiful soft sand beaches so there is no excuse for not enjoying a swim any time of the year.  The average water temperature around our coastline is 75 at the lowest in winter rising ...
Jun 21, 2019 , 0
The Bahamas National Trust
The Bahamas National Trust
Ilya Tolstoy was the grandson of the famous Russian playwright. Ilya was a naturalist and he visited and fell in love with the islands of The Bahamas back in the 1950s. He became very concerned that irreparable damage could be ...
Jun 04, 2019 , 0
Weather in June in Exuma
Weather in June in Exuma
As June looms on the horizon it is time to look at the average weather statistics for the month of June. The daily temperature is usually around 86 degrees during the daylight hours and dropping to 77 degrees at night. ...
May 29, 2019 , 0
Cocktails of The Bahamas
Cocktails of The Bahamas
One of the pleasures of a vacation is to visit the local bars and sample cocktails. Cocktails of The Bahamas are many and varied but tend to revolve around tropical produce like coconuts, pineapples and rum. So join me as ...
May 28, 2019 , 0
Places to Stay
Home » Self-Drive Boats in Exuma
no thumb
Harbour View in Exuma
From $214 per night
Home » Self-Drive Boats in Exuma
no thumb
Exuma Vacation Cottages
The Bahamas
From $ 162 per night
Home » Self-Drive Boats in Exuma
no thumb
Home » Self-Drive Boats in Exuma
no thumb
Caicos Cottage
Turks and Caicos Islands
From $330 per night
Home » Self-Drive Boats in Exuma
no thumb
Luxurious Islamorada Vacation Rental - Private Beach...
Florida Keys, Islamorada Area
United States
From $457 per night