Wow…where to start! We spent a total of 11 nights on a mooring ball at Warderick Wells (over a period of two months), which is another part of the Exuma Cays Land and Sea Park. The entire park is a “no take” zone, meaning that nothing may be removed from the park. Nothing dead. Nothing alive. No fishing, conching, shelling or lobstering is allowed. It is oh, so very hard for me to NOT collect shells, but I did refrain while within the park boundaries! The ONLY thing you can legally take from the park is photographs….and so, I present to you a tiny sliver of the photos we took during our three stays at Warderick Wells earlier this year!
The snorkeling here was incredible, and it wasn’t uncommon for us to be out snorkeling three times a day!
Other than what’s found under the sea, there’s not a whole lot of wildlife to be found here, but we did come across a few other little creatures.
There are several marked trails criss-crossing Warderick Wells and we hiked the majority of them.
Ask just about any cruiser that’s been to the Bahamas about Boo Boo Hill, and chances are good they will know exactly what you are talking about. Legend has it that many years ago during a nasty storm there was a shipwreck near Warderick Wells and all on board perished. When the moon is full, it is said that you can hear the voices of these lost souls singing hymns from the crest of Boo Boo Hill. It has been a tradition for some time now for cruisers to leave a piece of driftwood with their boat name on it as an offering to King Neptune in return for safe travels. We were not there during a full moon, so I cannot confirm or deny that there is any truth to the hymn singing souls, but we weren’t going to take any chance and not leave our offering to King Neptune!