Little Stirrup Cay

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Co Co Cay
Little Stirrup Cay
Island
Little Stirrup Cay
Little Stirrup Cay
Co Co Cay is located in Bahamas
Co Co Cay
Co Co Cay
Coordinates: 25°49′N 77°56′W / 25.817°N 77.933°W / 25.817; -77.933Coordinates: 25°49′N 77°56′W / 25.817°N 77.933°W / 25.817; -77.933
Country  Bahamas
Island Little Stirrup Cay
District Badge of the Berry Islands.jpg Berry Islands
Population (2010)
 • Total 38
Time zone Eastern Time Zone (UTC-5)
Area code(s) 242

Little Stirrup Cay or Co Co Cay, Bahamas, is one of the Berry Islands, a collection of cays and small islands and is located approximately 55 miles north of Nassau.[1] It is used for tourism by Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd in an exclusive way.

Description[edit]

The island is less than a mile (around one kilometer) wide from east to west and less than 200 yards (183 meters) from north to south. It has a population of 38.(2010 census)[2]

The east end is the center of recreational activities with beaches fronting a coral basin where manatee, rays, and numerous fish can be seen. There is a rocky inlet on the north side of the island large enough for the cruise ship tenders to operate from. Nature trails run the entire length and width of the island.

Little Stirrup Cay is adjacent to Great Stirrup Cay, Norwegian Cruise Line's private island.

Tourism[edit]

Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd., which owns Royal Caribbean International, Celebrity Cruises and Azamara Cruises, assumed the lease of the island upon acquisition of Admiral Cruises[3] and renamed it Coco Cay, one of the first cruise lines to lease islands for their exclusive use.[4]

Royal Caribbean and Celebrity cruise ships frequently anchor off the island and bring passengers ashore by tenders. Activities available to guests include swimming, snorkeling, kayaking, parasailing, scuba diving, and WaveRunner piloting. Royal Caribbean extends its children's programs onto the island including a Fisher-Price-sponsored Power Wheels track for young children.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Coco Cay". Washington Post. January 21, 2007. pp. P10. Retrieved 2009-01-17. 
  2. ^ BERRY ISLANDS POPULATION BY SETTLEMENT AND TOTAL NUMBER OF OCCUPIED DWELLINGS: 2010 CENSUS - Bahamas Department of Statistics
  3. ^ "CRUISE LINER CATCHES FIRE, INJURING 18". Miami Herald. July 31, 1986. Retrieved 2009-01-17. 
  4. ^ "CRUISING CAYS PRIVATE ISLES GIVE VISITORS A BEACH OF THEIR OWN". Miami Herald. February 8, 1998. Retrieved 2009-01-17. 

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