Fowl Cay

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Fowl Cay is an anchorage in Central Exumas.

Central Exumas is a charter location in The Exumas, a yacht charter area in the Bahamas.

The anchorages on Central Exumas:

Fowl Cay Overview

Fowl Cay, situated to the south of Sampson Cay, is one of the most active tourist hubs in the Central Exumas. Tourists from across the world travel to this cay by cruises and private yachts to take in the tranquil scenery of the Exumas and enjoy culinary satisfaction. Although most tourists stay at the nearby Staniel Cay, Fowl Cay is also a perfect getaway island if you have proper bookings.

Fowl Cay has polarizing geography, with shallow waters and intimidating rocks on the southern shore and a deeper area on the northern and northeastern shores.

The Fowl cay island as seen from the top - Fowl Cay Resort
One of the villas in Fowl Cay Resort

Navigation and Anchoring

Enter from Exuma Sound and pass between the two Major’s cuts (Little Major Cut and Big Major Cut) and stick to the Fowl Cay shore. On your port side will be North Gaulin Cay that is notorious to have rocky sandbars along its shore. Stay away from these shallow waters and move to the 9-foot waters along Fowl Cay.

Places of Interest In and Around Fowl Cay

According to a legend, the island got its name from a practice where residents of the Exumas kept their chickens (for food) here. It became a tourist hub after a couple bought the island in the 1950s and constructed a villa for their own consumption. It is currently owned by The Stewarts family (since 2007).

You can enjoy snorkeling around the heads beside two unnamed cays off northeast of North Gaulin Cay (Golden Cay). Exploring the Golden Cay may also be worthwhile, where you can spot an old sisal field.

The biggest attraction here is also a stay option. The Fowl Cay Resort offers a complete package including 5-star accommodation, food, and water sports activities. It’s a collection of 6 villas – each with something unique to offer – that can be booked for days at a stretch. You can get more details about the resort on its official website. It has been operating since 2002.

Trivia – The resort has refurnished the villa of the original owners of the cay, which is called the Lindon Villa.

Services

Fowl Cay is also known for Hill House, a full-service restaurant that offers Bahamian and American cuisines. It also has the Fowl Cay Resort, the only resort in the Central Exumas that has pubs and an overall fantastic vibe.

    Yachts available in Fowl Cay

    ALANDREA

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    5 cabins
    108 ft
    Ferretti
    10 guests
    Refit: 2022
    180 US Gall/Hr

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    5 reviews

    AQUA LIFE

    From $95,000/week
    5 cabins
    90 ft
    Horizon
    10 guests
    Built: 2020
    40 US Gall/Hr

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    Jetski
    Jacuzzi

    103′ Custom Build

    From $55,000/week
    4 cabins
    103 ft
    Custom Built
    10 guests
    Refit: 2017

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    9 reviews
    Jetski

    ANDIAMO

    From $29,500/week
    3 cabins
    92 ft
    Symbol Yachts
    8 guests
    Refit: 2017
    34 US Gall/Hr

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    Jetskis: 2
    Jacuzzi

    FREEDOM

    From $92,000/week
    5 cabins
    96 ft
    Horizon
    11 guests
    Built: 2021
    80 US Gall/Hr

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    Jacuzzi

    STARSHIP

    From $120,000/week
    5 cabins
    143 ft
    Van Mill
    12 guests
    Refit: 2017
    105 US Gall/Hr

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    9 reviews
    Jacuzzi

    MILK & HONEY

    From $98,000/week
    5 cabins
    125 ft
    Palmer Johnson
    10 guests
    Refit: 2020
    75 US Gall/Hr

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    3 reviews

    HELIOS

    From $42,000/week
    4 cabins
    92 ft
    Lazzara
    8 guests
    Refit: 2019
    80 US Gall/Hr

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    9 reviews

    AMURA II

    From $20,000/week
    3 cabins
    55 ft
    CNB Bordeaux
    6 guests
    Built: 2011
    30 Litres/Hr

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    Princess Anna

    From $129,500/week
    5 cabins
    147 ft
    Intermarine Savannah
    10 guests
    Refit: 2021

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    MISS KETHLEEN

    From $32,000/week
    3 cabins
    64 ft
    Viking, U.S.A
    6 guests
    Refit: 2021

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    3 reviews

    ANNA PINK

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    4 cabins
    54 ft
    Bali Catamarans
    8 guests
    Built: 2021

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    Reel Tight

    From $70,000/week
    5 cabins
    86 ft
    Merritt
    6 guests
    Built: 2017
    200 US Gall/Hr

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    HYPERION

    From $91,000/week
    3 cabins
    155 ft
    Royal Huisman
    6 guests
    Built: 1998
    100 Litres/Hr

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    FREDDY

    From $80,000/week
    5 cabins
    106 ft
    San Lorenzo
    10 guests
    Built: 2017
    50 US Gall/Hr

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