In the Exuma Island chain on a small deserted cay called Allan’s Cay is a colony of the rare black iguanas, called the Bahamian Rock Iguana, or the Bahamian Dragon. The adults of this iguana subspecies are a dull gray black and can be found on around 7 cays in the Exuma Islands. Allan’s Cay is a easy cruise from Staniel Cay a good location to stop for night on your yacht charter itinerary for the Exuma Islands in the Bahamas, and is actually a group of 3 small islets with an anchorage in the middle. Seeing this rare iguana at Allan’s Cay is a great and easy stop during your yacht charter. There are a large number of iguanas on this cay, and they look forward to visits. Anchoring nearby and taking the yacht tender to the beach usually brings iguanas down to the beach area to investigate. They are surprisingly friendly, however this may be from knowledge over the years that visiting yachtsmen usually bring food, so be sure to bring a snack or two to give to these rare creatures.
Iguana at Allan’s Cay
For a few hours in a morning or afternoon, visiting Allan’s Cay is a very interesting stop on your yacht charter itinerary. How these iguanas came to be here and only here and a few other cays in the Exumas is a mystery. And over time, these iguanas have learned to live together in large groups rather than in the usual territorial manner of other iguanas. Therefore, when you visit, there are a large number of iguanas that you can see, photograph and/or just watch as they seem to need very little personal space, so that a large number of iguanas can be seen with a simply stop on the beach of Allan’s Cay. And no worries, as these iguanas are vegetarians and appreciate a snack of fruit or vegetable, rather than any part of you.Contact Northrop and Johnson Yacht ChartersFor More Information!
With 35 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.