Reel Reports

5 Reasons to go to the Bahamas

MV Salmon Seeker - February 27, 2014

We may be known for our fishing resorts in western Canada, but did you know that Oak Bay Marine Group owns a resort in the Bahamas as well? Cape Santa Maria Beach Resort, located on Long Island, is our little slice of paradise. As much as we love Canada, sometimes it’s nice to go somewhere tropical, bask in the sun and forget about all of life’s stresses.

The Bahamas are the perfect location for intimate getaways or family vacations, with a great mix of relaxing activities and exciting adventures to take part in. Not convinced? Here are five reasons why your next vacation should be to the Bahamas:

Amazing Beaches

The Bahamas have some of the best beaches in the world, with pristine white sand that stretches for miles. No matter where you are it’s always easy to find a beach where you can swim, sunbathe or play in the sand. Cape Santa Maria Beach Resort is located on a beautiful four mile beach and offers a variety of beach activities including kayaking and sailing.

Great Fishing

If you’re passionate about your fishing then the Bahamas is for you! Cape Santa Maria offers a number of different fishing options that will give you a chance to catch that prized fish you’ve been looking for. You cast from the shore for bone fish, go deep sea fishing for trophy-sized beauties or try reef fishing for bottom fish. The list of fish species that can be caught is endless and includes Marlin, Wahoo, Kingfish, Tuna, Grouper, Yellow Tail and Snapper.

Snorkeling and Scuba Diving

With crystal clear water and a variety of marine life, reefs and ship wrecks, the Bahamas is one of the world’s premiere destinations for scuba diving and snorkeling. Cape Santa Maria offers both snorkeling and scuba diving expeditions that will let you get face to face with a variety of tropical fish in their natural habitat. If you’re a first time diver, the resort can arrange a dive course to help you learn the ins and outs. All scuba diving expeditions at Cape Santa Maria use leading edge equipment, and are led by our experienced dive crew.

Interesting Tourist Attractions

The Bahamas has a rich history and a number of interesting sights for tourists. Join the Cape Santa Maria crew for a tour of Long Island where you’ll see the Columbus Monument, Adderly Plantation, Long Island Museum, Dean’s Blue Hole and more. There’s always something exciting to do in the Bahamas!

Excellent Dining

Enjoy fresh and delicious Bahamian cuisine at Cape Santa Maria, including steak, lobster, grouper and crispy conch fritters. It’s the perfect way to cap off each day of your tropical vacation.

Ready to book your trip? Head over to, or call 1-800-663-7090 to speak to one of our Reservations Coordinators.