Great Stirrup Cay, Bahamas

If you’ve never heard of it, it’s because Great Stirrup Cay is a small island that is part of the Berry Islands in the Bahamas. This is my third time here and it’s because Norwegian Cruise Line  purchased the island from an oil company in 1977 and developed it into a private island for their cruise ship passengers.

The first time I went to Great Stirrup Cay was in 2009 and then in 2010.

NCL Pearl anchored at Great Stirrup Cay 2009
NCL Pearl anchored at Great Stirrup Cay 2009

There were changes to the island both those years. Peter and Angela have been there a couple times since and said there are major changes that we won’t recognize it so we were really looking forward to Great Stirrup Cay!

They were right!! I was in awe and shock looking around. What a huge difference. They have been doing lots of work …new dock, permanent buildings for the market shops, dinning area, washrooms, entertainment and equipment rental. We wandered around a bit…it didn’t even seem like the same place.

Normally we stop at Great Stirrup Cay at the end of the week on the way back from the cruise but this time it was the second day even before our day at sea. It was a little bit windy and cooler temperatures but we still enjoyed laying on the beach and soaking up some rays.

Good Morning!
Good Morning!
David looking at the island
David looking at the island and watching the tender boats along side of the ship
All ready to go!
All ready to go!
Going to the island by tender boat
Going to the island by tender boat
David & I on the tender
David & I on the tender

new dock and warf
new dock and wharf

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I am from Bridgewater, Nova Scotia, Canada and I'm back from traveling with my husband on an expat assignment to foreign lands. 2011-2012 we were in Shenyang, China. Spring 2012- Spring 2013 we were in Resende,RJ Brazil then back to Shenyang, China in July 2013 until the end of July 2014. Expat life WAS amazing! Adventure abounds no matter where we travel to. We really enjoyed the amazing opportunity to live and experience culture and tradition in these places. BUT now we are finished and adjusting to life in our small town in Canada. Our days of travel and adventure are not over.

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