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Horseback Riding on Beach near Pegasus Ranch on Half Moon Cay, The Bahamas

Your horseback excursion at Half Moon Cay starts with a safety lesson and donning helmets. Then a few practice paces within a pen before the procession heads onto a trail. Once you have the riding confidence of Dale Evans and Roy Rogers, your group emerges onto the beach. The pace is hardly like a steeplechase […]

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Couple Walking along Beach at Half Moon Cay, Bahamas

This couple enjoyed strolling along the crescent-shaped beach at Half Moon Cay while the surf gently lapped against their bare feet. They did not have a care in the world, except for carrying their flips flops and a beach bag. If only every day were this wonderful and carefree.

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Woman Snorkeling in Lagoon at Half Moon Cay, The Bahamas

One of the many fun activities on Half Moon Cay is snorkeling. After renting equipment from one of three Water Sports Centers, you can enjoy your swim in the shallow waters near the Welcome Center or thrill at seeing southern stingrays at the Stingray Adventure Cove. If you are an experienced snorkeler, then walk to […]

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Small Boat Floating in Lagoon at Half Moon Cay, The Bahamas

After spending a week or more on a large cruise ship with a thousand or more passengers, it might be delightful to rent a runabout with a small outboard motor to explore the shallow Bone Fish Lagoon at Half Moon Cay. It won’t go very fast but when you don’t have far to go and […]

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Pristine White Beach at Half Moon Cay, The Bahamas

There are plenty of activities to keep you busy during your one-day visit to Half Moon Cay. The best feature is the two miles of sandy, white beach. Plus the shallow waters of the Bone Fish Lagoon are always warm because the island’s temperature is consistently in the 70°s or 80°s. Half Moon Cay is […]

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Playing Steel Drum at Half Moon Cay, The Bahamas

Most people associate the steel drum to the sounds of calypso in the Caribbean. This genre of music originated in Trinidad during the 17th century, but its Afro-Caribbean roots can be traced to the African slaves who worked on French sugar plantations during the 1700s. This pannist at the “On the Rocks” bar at Half […]

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People Swimming in Bone Fish Lagoon at Half Moon Cay, The Bahamas

These people are enjoying a swim in the shallow, aquamarine waters of Bone Fish Lagoon at Half Moon Cay. Holland America purchased this island in 1996 for $6 million and then invested another $16 million to develop 50 acres as a private hideaway for its cruise ship passengers. The remaining 2,350 acres are a bird […]

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Horse Stable at Pegasus Ranch on Half Moon Cay, The Bahamas

If you ever dreamed of horseback riding on a beach then you can fulfill your fantasy at Half Moon Cay. Just walk along the nature trail, or take a cart, to the Pegasus Ranch. You’ll find a stable that is home to about twenty horses. The staff will be happy to lead you on a […]

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On the Rocks Pirate Ship Bar at Half Moon Cay, The Bahamas

This full-sized, wooden pirate ship looks like it was beached after losing a battle against the Spaniards. It actually houses “On The Rocks,” the largest bar on Half Moon Cay. Inside the schooner is a full-service tavern where you can relax with great views of the beach and lagoon while listening to calypso music.