West End Ecology Tours
West End, Bahamas
Activities ( Boat Tours ) | Family, Cultural, Eco Friendly
A vision for nature, conservation, and education.™
West End Ecology Tours deliver outstanding ocean excursions that are as interesting and fun as they are eco-friendly. West End Ecology Tours is raved about by past guests and industry insiders alike. TripAdvisor "Excellent" rated and named #1 tour on Grand Bahama four years running by USA Today's 10best.com. Their reputation is built on providing exceptional customer care, eco-friendly outings, and superb itineraries. They have cultivated three types of tours; each has been meticulously crafted to ensure the best customer experience possible. From witnessing stingrays in their natural habitat to deep sea fishing off the coast of the West End, Grand Bahama, to snorkeling a real shipwreck you can easily plan all of your ocean expeditions through one tour operator.
A wide variety of eco-friendly tours in Bahamas
Guests may choose from a variety of ecology, fishing, and snorkel excursions. West End Ecology Tours also offer deep sea fishing, native hand line (bottom) fishing, amazing shallow reefs, dolphin and turtle watching tours offered on land and at sea.
These excursions are all private chartered tours, and pricing is based on group rates. Check out their website for full details.
Stingray Feeding & Snorkel Tour on Grand Bahama
The signature excursion at West End Ecology Tours introduces you to magnificent ocean life. Understanding that meeting stingrays in person can be intimidating West End Ecology Tours always takes the time to explain and answer any safety concerns. If you feel nervous just remember that these rays (although wild) are very used to friendly human visitors.
This tour provides visitors the opportunity to hand feed brown stingrays in their natural element.
A great feature about opting to go with West End Ecology Tours is that the tours are provided in small and private groups (maximum of 8 guests).
You will get to feed the rays for 30 minutes, then enjoy a 15-minute snorkel with the rays in their environment, followed by a 15 minute walking eco-tour of Sandy Cay. The tour is not over though, next you will go to the "Boat Wreck" for snorkeling. That's right, this ocean expedition also allows its guests to discover a sunken boat wreck in only 10 feet of water. The wreck is filled with thousands of fish and marine life. Perfect for nature lovers, and snorkelers!
Deep sea fishing excursions with West End Ecology Tours
Deep sea fishing is always a popular choice for any Caribbean vacation, but is especially amazing from Grand Bahama Island. World class angler experiences await off of these shores. With West End you can choose your favorite sport fishing technique or learn a new one. We also highly recommend participating in a Lion Fish spearfishing hunt. These species are reaking havoc in the ocean waters around the Caribbean, so you will be helping the environment as well as challenging yourself and having fun.
Snorkel the best of the Bahamas
Having extensive knowledge of what awaits in the depths of Bahamas coast West End Ecology Tours will take you to the best sites around Grand Bahama Island. Let them know your interests and they will be sure to include it in your outing. Popular spots include a shipwreck in only 8 feet of waterand lively coral reefs.
Supporting environmental programs
Participating in West End Ecology Tours doesn't only mean an exceptional excursion, it also means supporting two important local initiatives. Owner Keith G. Cooper is the founder of both West End Eco-Fishing Camp youth program and Marine Ecology Center Project. Be sure to visit their website for full details about these inspired programs.
West End Eco-Fishing Camp Association (Non-Profit)
The goal of West End Eco-Fishing Camp is to teach the next generation about eco-responsible touring and preservation. These youths are building their careers as future eco-tour guides.
Marine Ecology Center Project (Proposed)
The Marine Ecology Center Project is planned as a future tourist attraction still on the drawing board. The proposed center will feature educational programs that teach locals and visitors alike about preserving ocean life. The center will answer questions about how to fish in a sustainable way and to conserve the environment for future generations.