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The Pirate’s Well: Mayaguana

Historic Site
Entrance to The Pirate's Well, Mayaguana, The Bahamas – Bahamas Ministry of Tourism

The buccaneers that roamed Mayaguana in the past dug this well for drinking and it gave the settlement of Pirate's Well its name. Today, the well is considered just a point of interest for visitors touring the island, but it is well worth stopping here to take in its historical significance. The surroundings are still so rustic that one can imagine what it was like for those who first came there.

A sign clearly marks the location of the well, which is circled by stones and mortar to reduce the amount of debris falling into it. Rocks have been placed in the well to make the water level shallow.

Accessibility Notes

The area has loose pebbles and might not be suitable for wheelchairs.

Pet Friendly Notes

Pets are not recommended.

Time Period Represented

Mid 16th Century to mid 17th Century


Sunrise to Sunset

Seasons Open

Year Round



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