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.