Half Moon Cay, Bahamas



Half Moon Cay (also known as Little San Salvador Island) is one of about 700 islands that make up the archipelago of the Bahamas. It is located roughly halfway between Eleuthera and Cat Island. It is a private island, owned by Holland America Line, a subsidiary of Carnival Corporation & PLC, which uses it as a one-day stop (port of call) for the cruise ships it operates in the region.

Activities offered on the island include swimming, sunning, scuba diving, jet-skiing, cycling, and snorkeling. Deep-sea fishing, parasailing, glass-bottom boat rides, and nature walks also are available. A variety of water toys are available for rent, including Hobie catamarans, Sunfish sailboats, windsurfing sailboards, and kayaks. There are volleyball and basketball courts, horseshoes, shuffleboard, a fitness trail with exercise stations, horseback riding, and nature trails for hiking.

Things to see and do

* Water sports
* Hiking
* Cycling
* Horse riding
* Deep sea fishing

General Information

Cruise Season - Jan - Dec
Currency - Bahamian dollar (BSD)
Language - English
Population - 450 approx
Land Area - 9.7 km2
Electricity - 2 perpendicular flat pins US style or with a round pin below
Time - GMT minus five hours
International Country Telephone Code - + 1 - 242

Port Location - The island does not have deep water docking, requiring the use of tenders for cruise ship passengers to disembark and embark.

Transport Links - Half Moon Cay is only accessible by boat.