There was a lot of life on our crossing from the Exumas to Eleuthera! We left Compass Cay around six in the morning and immediately ran into some sort of frenzy with flying fish and lots of splashing. Unfortunately we were still in the boundaries of the Land & Sea Park, so we couldn’t throw any lines out. A few hours after that we saw a sea turtle, a couple of dolphins and even a few sailboats off in the distance. To me, it’s REALLY comforting to see any signs of other life around when there is no land in sight.
Later on, we hooked two big Mahi’s but they unhooked themselves with their wild aerial antics. There must have been a lot of bait fish in the area, because soon after that a pod of 20 or so dolphins were diving, playing and feeding all around us. It was INCREDIBLE! A few of them stuck around for a while, so we had time to grab the camera!
As we approached Eleuthera from the Exuma Sound, there was an amazing display of water color as the depth changed from over a thousand to twenty feet. We even caught a nice sized black grouper on the way in! I’d have to say…this was one of our best crossings yet : )