Eleuthera is an exquisite example of what The Bahamas has to offer. The group toured practically the whole island beginning at Governor’s Harbour and traveling all the way up to Preacher’s Cave. Along the way we made historic, cultural, and environmental stops. In Governor’s Harbour, we learned about the early Eleutheran Adventurers. Next up we visited The Leon Levy Nature Preserve to learn about local bush medicine plants. The preserve has an extensive collection of healing plants and is working on setting up a fruit tour as well! Traveling to the middle of the island led us to Hatchet Caves, which have a mile long trail to another entrance. Unfortunately, the entrance had been heavily vandalized and we were not able to explore much of the cave system. The caves were right next to a bay where we got to snorkel. Teaming with wildlife! Stonecrabs, nudibranch, fire clams, and sea horses just to name a few! A farm stop for some wonderful baked goods and fresh fruit and then we were off to The Queen’s Baths. This site has exquisite geological formations due to limestone solubility, which made bath-like formations fit for a queen. Last but not least Preacher’s Cave where some of the old settlers used to live.
A jam-packed day that revealed just some of the beauty Eleuthera has to offer!
The high-school students got an exceptional tour of the island that they will not be forgetting any time soon.