Shroud Cay is in the Exuma Cays National Land and Sea Park at its northernmost end. Remember to take nothing but pictures and leave nothing but footprints! The Land and Sea Park is a no take zone with over 30 years of protection. The sanctuary is one of the most successful and is modeled by many other countries with an interest in preserving their marine habitats.
This beautiful island is home to rare white-tailed tropic birds that nest in the craggy nooks of the limestone rocks. This bird is endangered with fewer than two thousand across the Atlantic. They are majestic in flight but rather clumsy on land. Nesting season is a sight to behold with pairs feeding their young and circling constantly.
The beach is known as Camp Driftwood among boaters. Spend the day lazing along the beach, kayak the mangroves and explore the inner island areas. There is even a freshwater spring at the western entrance to the mangrove creek.
Hike to the highest point for a vantage point that has great views! View the expansive mangrove system from here and look further for the rock cairn left by a visitor of long ago.
Wax Cut Drift Dive is on the northern end of the island with the most stunning corals! At slack tide, you can dive the center which is named Fire Coral Wax Cut Drift Dive is on the northern end of the island with the most stunning corals! At slack tide, you can dive the center which is named Fire Coral Reef. The wall to the east is called Shroud Wall and has beautiful coral formations leading to the edge of the Sound.
Shroud Cay and it's reefs may only be visited by liveaboards like the 12 passenger charter sailboat Cat Ppalu.