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Eco-Bike & Hike

After a safety briefing, set out with your guide on a bike ride that shows you the "back of the house." This behind-the-scenes glimpse of Half Moon Cay takes you past the staff housing units, offices, reverse-osmosis water plant, electrical generator, incinerator, bilge water processing plant, recycling center, maintenance and fabrication shop. Next, you will pass Half Moon Cay Marina and the dining pavilion on the way to Pegasus Ranch, where you will take a brief rest. Remount your bike for a short ride to the seaplane landing area for refreshments. You’ll leave your bike behind as your hike begins here. Keep an eye out for birds that are occasionally seen here, such as the Bahamas mocking bird, wood dove, white crown pigeon, tobacco dove, Cuban finch, banana bird, poor Joe and burrowing owl. Climb the ridge, which boasts a first-stage lookout with an awesome view of Bone Fish Lagoon, Stingray Park and the Water Sports Rental Center. You’ll find yourself standing on the foundation ruins of a limestone dwelling from the 1700s. The vegetation in this area are trees of Madeira bark, pigeon plum, wild tamarind, Bahamian hardwoods, sapodilla, camalamy bark, seven-year apple, silver buttonwood, love vine and sisal cactus. The latter is used for rope making. Cross over a dividing wall that is hundreds of years old. On the other side you will pass additional ruins en route to the eastern lookout. Here you will see magnificent views of the eastern tip of Half Moon Cay, Goat Cay, Long Rocks and Cat Island, some 18 miles away. Wind your way back westward on the north face of the ridge. There are two ponds here, one brackish and one saltwater. Early settlers worked the salt pond to harvest salt for trading. Follow the path down to a freshwater well used by pirates. You’ll step through an amazing patch of lovely native orchids. Continue to the main area of ruins where remnants of many limestone structures lie. The western tip of the island can be seen from here. The view includes the island of Eleuthera and the your cruise ship. You will continue through a cactus patch leading down a narrow footpath back to the lagoon.
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Customer Reviews for Eco-Bike & Hike
Review 1 for Eco-Bike & Hike
Overall Rating
4 out of 5
4 out of 5

Could be longer and tour need slarger bike compone

Date:October 9, 2014
Forrest
Location:Boca Raton Florida
Cruise Date Year:2013
Cruise Date Month:November
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes
Enjoyed it?
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Value
3 out of 5
3 out of 5
Idea behind combo tour is great but tour could be more in depth with more info re island and living on island ( Looking inside accomodations and look at food/rec hall for instance0 and longer bike ride. AFTER VENTURING TO THIS ISDLAND OVER 15+ TIMES, WISH HAL WOULD DEVELOP NEW EXCUSIONS AND MORE OF ISLAND- ESPECIALLY BIKE PATHS AND HIKING TRAILS.
Still enjoyable and bargain!
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes
0points
0out of 0found this review helpful.
Review 2 for Eco-Bike & Hike
Overall Rating
3 out of 5
3 out of 5

A short excursion

Date:March 12, 2014
Duprogue
Location:Alabama, AL
Cruise Date Year:2014
Cruise Date Month:March
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes
Enjoyed it?
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Value
2 out of 5
2 out of 5
The first part of the excursion is a bike ride. Since everything of interest on the Island is nearby, it is a relatively short ride. The hiking part leads you up to a hill using a narrow path through the bushes. Not much to see, but a nice deviation from the beach. The last past of the excursion is a short bike ride again. This excursion gives a good overview of the island, without having to walk long distances. It is great if you want to do something else besides the beach. The price is a bit high for such a simple excursion.
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes
+2points
2out of 2found this review helpful.
Review 3 for Eco-Bike & Hike
Overall Rating
4 out of 5
4 out of 5

Good way to see the island

Date:December 27, 2013
Nomad
Location:Canmore, Alberta
Cruise Date Year:2013
Cruise Date Month:December
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes
Enjoyed it?
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Value
2 out of 5
2 out of 5
The guide was very knowable and because there was just the 2 of us on the excursion we had her undivided attention. The hike was very easy and the guide was knowledgeable about the plant life. Would recommend a little bug spray for the hike. A little disappointed as we were booked for the 10:30 trip and after on the island were told it had been delayed tip 11:45. As we were the only 2 it did not make sense to me to be delayed.
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes
+5points
5out of 5found this review helpful.
Review 4 for Eco-Bike & Hike
Overall Rating
4 out of 5
4 out of 5

A nice way to see the island

Date:February 5, 2012
Harpers
Location:Ellington, CT
Cruise Date Year:2012
Cruise Date Month:January
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes
Enjoyed it?
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Value
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
We enjoyed our easy bike ride and the hike to the highest point (60 ft!). Our guide was knowledgeable and since we were only two participants, we got a private tour. A nice way to get some exercise with a big BBQ lunch and a hammock nap on the beach. A lovely place and one of our favorite stops.
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes
+19points
25out of 31found this review helpful.
Review 5 for Eco-Bike & Hike
Overall Rating
4 out of 5
4 out of 5

Saw the Island!

Date:October 30, 2011
wallah
Location:Florida
Cruise Date Year:2011
Cruise Date Month:October
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes
Enjoyed it?
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Value
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Although a 30 minues bike ride doesn't sound like much, it was fun and itneresting, Keo did a great job pointing out the spots on the island. We stopped three times - to see the horses - got to see riders on the beach - to view the sting rays and to see the "emergency airport" - prettiest spot on the island! It was a perfect excursion to take and then go back and enjoy the beach!
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes
+22points
22out of 22found this review helpful.