Bahamas Ocean Safaris

Let Bahamas Ocean Safaris be the first to welcome you to Spanish Wells, Eleuthera, Bahamas and introduce itself. James Dunnam, owner and Safari guide, was born in and spent his entire life in Spanish Wells, The Bahamas. He is a Licensed Captain with 30 years experience in Lobster diving and 20 years in deep sea fishing. His life experiences, knowledge of the sea, and unique perspectives are now applied to help others have the vacation of a lifetime.


Your Safari could be on a remote and deserted beach where you become your own Robinson Crusoe, combing the beach for shells and treasure, or exploring, or simply seeking peace and solitude. Your Safari Guide can stay within reach or, if you choose, ask him to drop you off and pick you up later, whatever you like!

Or it could be exploration, crossing through the treacherous waters of The Devil’s Backbone. You’ll land ashore on a deserted white-sand beach and cross through the dunes to find Preacher’s Cave, home place to our ancestors who lived in a natural cave for years after a disastrous shipwreck in 1648.

Hover over any of the photos below to see what other vacationers have to say!

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    Sting Rays

    Best charter experience! We loved our time with James. He knew the islands, best snorkeling spots, fishing holes and most beautiful beaches. We have already planned our next visit. All you need is your snorkeling gear, a towel and a cooler with your favorite drinks and snacks. Highly recommend!! – Laurel E.
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    Sea Turtles

    Super day on the water with an excellent guy! Capt. Dunnam is a total pro. Clean boat, great guide and a wealth of info. You’ll have an excellent day snorkeling, spearfishing, exploring and just learning about the Eleuthera area. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! – Daniel R.
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    Best Charter Captain – knowledgeable and fun! Capt. James is knowledgeable, fun, accommodating. Nice new boat and no one knows the area better. Great snorkeling, fishing, beautiful beaches, exploring, a tour of Spanish Wells! This is a must-do and there is no one better!…
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    Swim with Pigs

    WOW! Couldn’t have been more pleased! James was great and very personable. He was great at explaining the gear even jumped in with us to show us! He pointed out star fish, took us to sand dollar island, a place where sea biscuits were! And then we got to swim with the pigs. – Kelly T., Houston Texas

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    Coral Reefs

    BEST DAY OF OUR ELEUTHERA TRIP! Even took us to a cove where the ocean floor was covered in sea glass and found a 6 point star fish! Apparently those are extremely rare. I would book another day, probably two with James – I’m serious when I say BEST DAY EVER!

     – Julie K., Stafford VA

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    Cpt. James Dunnam picked us up from Harbour Island and our first stop was Preacher’s Cave. We then went for a walk on Sand Dollar Beach where we played with some giant starfish. Then we went reef fishing and caught some yellowtail, mutton snapper, and lost some big ones! – Mark D., Dover Florida


There are few people on earth who have spent as much time on–and under–the seas seeking lobster and fish than Safari Guide James Dunnam. One area of worldwide renown is the Dutch Bar, just 5 miles off the coast of Spanish Wells, where the ocean floor descends from approximately 200 feet over a cliff that drops thousands of feet deep. Tuna, Wahoo, Sail Fish, Marlin, and Mahi Mahi, just to mention a few, compete with sharks and barracuda for food. It is nature at it’s rawest and pristine, where man seeks to harvest the sea’s bounty in competition with its natural residents.

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