Fishing in South Long Island: Deadman's Cay to Gordon's

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Fishing

Samuel Knowles Bonefish Adventures. For more than 10 years, Samuel Knowles Bonefish Adventures has drawn a loyal following of saltwater anglers from around the globe, and they have earned a reputation as one of the most popular bonefishing programs in the islands. The main attraction is their expert guides, who are Long Island natives, fourth- and fifth-generation bonefishermen, and champions of four of the five Bahamas bonefishing tournaments. Their location at the center of Long Island's pristine shoreline, with unique landlocked flats, creates an unforgettable fishing adventure for all ages and experience levels. Deadman's Cay, Long Island. 242/337–0246 or 242/357–1178. www.deadmansbones.com.

Winter Haven Inn. Winter Haven Inn organizes fishing and boating adventures through various local guides. Clarence Town, Long Island. 242/337–3062. www.winterhavenbahamas.com.

Diving and Snorkeling

Bahamas Discovery Quest. This company offers full- and half-day snorkeling trips, along with many other unique island escapades including sponging, crabbing, beaching and shelling, and different types of fishing. Long Island. 242/472–2605 or 242/337–6024. www.bahamasdiscoveryquest.com.

Dean's Blue Hole. Surrounded by a beautiful powder-beach cove, the area surrounding Dean's Hole offers a great place for a beach picnic if it's not too windy. Visitors can jump into the blue hole from various locations on the overhanging cliff above, some at 25 feet above the water. Snorkelers will see a variety of tropical fish and marine life, and Stella Maris Water Sports at Stella Maris Marina offers guided dive trips; flashlights included and necessary! While Dean's Blue hole is safe for swimming, it is recommended that all swimmers be competent or wear life jackets.

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