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Edwin's Turtle Lake Marine Reserve

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This reserve, located 2.5 miles south of Governor's Harbour, sits in the unique and pristine environment of an inland blue hole. It was the dream of Mr. Edwin Burrows, a native of Governor's Harbour, which he started developing back in 1954.

Because of his passion for the sea, he secured a lease from the Bahamian Government for exclusive use of its waters and some surrounding land. Over the course of the years, the lake was used to raise various kinds of fish, lobster, and sea turtles to support his family. Sheltered from the high winds and waves of the open seas, the lake was an ideal place to grow such marine life.

The reserve is open Wednesday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. On other days by reservations only.

Recreational Opportunities
  • Paddle boarding
  • Kayaking
  • Bird watching
  • Fish and turtle viewing
Seasons Accessible

Year Round

Fees: Single kayak & paddle board $20 an hour and $10 each additional hour; 2-3 man canoe or kayak $30 an hour and $10 each additional hour; personal tour $50 an hour

Accessibility Notes

Persons who cannot swim or have physical disabilities will need assistance because of the water.

 Pet Friendly Notes

No pets are allowed.

For More Information, Contact:

Ms. Shirley Burrows

General Delivery, Palmetto Point, CE
(242) 422-9109

Boundaries and names shown do not necessarily reflect the map policy of the National Geographic.

Latitude: 25.183875000
Longitude: -76.221508000
Elevation: 86 FT (26 M)
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