about anything you want to do in the water is available in Harbour
Island. The 3-mile pink sand beach on the Atlantic side is buffered
by a reef that makes swimming especially inviting. Several uninhabited
islands within an hour offer perfect spots for fantasy picnics.
And for scuba buffs, the world famous Current Cut off neighboring
Eleuthera offers one of the world's best spots for a high-speed
drift dive. Of course for some folks, the favored water sport is
shown in the photo at right, taken at Harbour Island Marina.
Ocean Fox Dive Shop
Jef Fox is a longtime presence on the local dive scene, and his
operation is currently run out of the Harbour Island Marina at the
south end of the Island. Jef offers scuba, snorkeling, deep sea
fishing, and equipment rental.
Valentines Dive Center
Located at Valentine's Marina just a few blocks south of Government
Dock, the dive center offers a creative array of ways to splash
around: snorkeling scuba, reef running on underwater scooters as
well as classes in the pool and a special "Bubblemaker"
program of fun and games in the pool with scuba equipment.
Lilshan's Water Sports
Stuart offers skiing, scuba, snorkel, and jetskii--solo or with
a guide and teacher. He also rents boats, kayaks, waterskis and
other equipment. Find him at the ramp just south of Valentines or
via his Lil Shan's website.
Boatmen and rentals
island has several experienced local boatmen eager to share their
knowledge of the delights of local waters. Ask at the dock for Reggie
Johnson, "Uncle Sam" Higgs, or Big Red.
inedible but energetic bonefish is considered one of the world's
best sport fishes, and the shallow waters off Harbour Island offer
some of the best environments for matching wits with them. Stop
to talk to Joe Cleare, Vincent, Stewart, or Stanley Johnson. Some
of these guides may be booked up a year in advance.
Adventure touring on Eleuthera
a ferry-ride away, nearby Eleuthera offers surfing, hiking, beachcoming,
kayaking on hidden lagoons, and more. Bahamas
Adventures is one group that creates adventure packages that
can include camping on the beach.