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North and South Marine Parks

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Sky shot of South Marine Park.

These two marine parks totally 5,000 acres of lush coral, were established in 2002 to help preserve and replenish the valuable ecosystem of the Central Andros Barrier Reef. It is the third longest fringing barrier reef in the world, spanning some one hundred and forty miles off the east coast of Andros on the top of a cliff that plunges 6,000 ft into the tongue of the ocean.

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Recreational Opportunities

This is a great opportunity to explore and discover a large variety of tropical marine life by snorkeling or diving. Access is by boat and the assistance of a tour guide is required.

Seasons Accessible

Year Round

Fees: None

Accessibility Notes

The parks can only be accessed by boat, which is a short ride (about a mile offshore). This may not be suitable for persons with mobility impairments or in wheelchairs.

 Pet Friendly Notes

Leashed pets are allowed, if they are controlled. Care should be taken when on the water.

For More Information, Contact:

Bahamas National Trust
N-4105, Stanyard Creek, CS
(242) 368-2221 · toll-free (866) 978-4838

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

Latitude: 24.721750000
Longitude: -77.786529000
Elevation: 49 FT (15 M)
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