Edwin's Turtle Lake Marine Reserve
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.
Persons who cannot swim or have physical disabilities will need assistance because of the water.
Pet Friendly Notes
No pets are allowed.
- Paddle boarding
- Bird watching
- Fish and turtle viewing
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