Thunderball Grotto Bahamas is perhaps the most thrilling sight in all of the Exuma Cays. With its unique features, it is an experience you are not likely to forget any time soon and it can be seen via a day trip to Bahamas swimming pigs.
Thunderball Grotto Bahamas: Everything you need to know
Thunderball Grotto Staniel Cay is the perfect Bahamas attraction to combine with several others on your Bahamas day trips. Here is a little information on the Thunderball Cave Bahamas.
Where is Thunderball Grotto Exuma?
You might not be able to find Thunderball Grotto near the pigs in the Bahamas right away. It is hidden between two of the more popular destinations in the exotic Exuma Cays; Staniel Cay and Pig Island Bahamas (Big Major Cay). But when you find it, you will be treated to more than what meets the eye.
The Thunderball Grotto Staniel Cay formation is situated just 80 miles south of Nassau, the Bahamas’ buzzing capital. It’s found in one of the most beautiful natural environments in the entire region with lively coral and marine life surrounding.
What is Thunderball Grotto?
On your Thunderball Grotto tour, you will witness a half-submerged cave and tunnel system filled with vibrant colors and high visibility which divers and snorkelers alike go crazy for. Not to mention the hidden entrances making the feeling of James Bond’s legend even more present.
Even from the outside, you would be hard-pressed to find these James Bond Bahamas Thunderball filming locations. Before you get near Thunderball Grotto Bahamas, it looks like nothing more than a small rock formation in the middle of the sea. It’s a miracle the Hollywood directors of the Thunderball film gave this spot a chance in the Sixties before any of the movies filmed in the Bahamas made it popular.
But the outside is only half the wonder at Thunderball Grotto as you make your way inside the hollowed formation through submerged entrances into a unique interior, swimming through short tunnels and fitting between narrow gaps in the rock; this adventure is not for the faint-hearted. But once you see the first ray of sunshine sneaking in through the natural sun windows at the top of the formation and creating a glistening effect across the crystal water, all will be worth the daring risks to see this adrenaline junkie’s paradise.
Why is Thunderball Grotto Bahamas famous?
Thunderball Grotto Exuma got its name from the ever-popular James Bond Bahamas’ 1963 Hollywood Thunderball film. It appeared again in 1983 as a scene in the James Bond film “Never Say Never”.
Not only was this the site for James Bond Thunderball filming locations, there were more movies filmed in the Bahamas featuring Thunderball Grotto Bahamas such as “Splash” starring Tom Hanks and also “Into the Blue” with the late Paul Walker and Jessica Alba.
Tips for your visit to Thunderball Cave Bahamas?
If you are going to Thunderball Grotto Bahamas to swim, snorkel, or dive, you should check the tide schedule and make sure you go at low tide. At high tide, you will need your scuba certification and have a comfortable grasp on more experienced diving locations. It will require lengthier swims through dark sea tunnels.
What to do in Exuma Bahamas?
There are other things to do in Bahamas located nearby Thunderball Grotto Bahamas which includes:
- Pig Island tour to see the Bahamas Swimming pigs
- Swim with sharks at Compass Cay
- Spot endangered iguanas at Bitter Guana Cay
- Find hidden sand bars at Pipe Creek
- Relax and unwind at Staniel Cay Yacht Club
. . . And much more!
Find your own adventure at Thunderball Grotto
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