A Private Yacht Charter Stop in Thunderball Grotto Bahamas
Written by Missy Johnston
Thunderball Grotto Inside the Grotto
To visitors approaching by private yacht charter tender, on the outside, this island in the Exumas chain in the Bahamas is a quiet, uninhabited place. There is nothing to hear but the splash of the waves and the calling of birds. Once you’ve donned your snorkeling or scuba gear, however, you can be transported to the famed interior grotto made immortal in several Hollywood films.
Thunderball Grotto earned its name from the same Bond film. Splash, Never Say Never Again, and Into the Blue also featured scenes here. It is a series of caves where the light goes from aquamarine to green and gold, filled with beautiful tropical fish and other wildlife. Learn more about the grotto and its cinematic history here.
A visit to Thunderball Grotto would not be complete without a stop at Staniel Cay and other unique experiences nearby, including visiting Great Major Cay to feed the feral swimming pigs. We have a sample itinerary packed with fun for your next Bahamas yacht charter.
With more than 30 years of experience in crewed yacht charter as both a yacht charter broker and yacht charter crew as Chef, Missy Johnston has a wealth of knowledge, most gained from personal experience on which she draws for every blog written. Missy has traveled and cruised extensively in many of the worldwide yacht charter destinations, providing excellent first-hand knowledge and the opportunity to take photos in many off the track locations to include in all her blogs and itineraries. And, of course, extensive cruising and time spent as yacht crew gives Missy terrific knowledge about what constitutes comfortable cruising and how to create the best charter experience and itinerary possible taking into consideration wind, weather, currents and tides. Having been a charter chef, Missy understands your onboard cuisine needs and can help guide you in completing your provisioning information for the best onboard charter cuisine.