Salt Cay

Salt Cay had a bustling salt industry into the 20th century.Salt Cay is a gem of history, and also offers opportunities to observe wildlife in some of the world’s most beautiful natural habitats.

 

2.5 square miles

 

Described by locals as the “island that time forgot,” Salt Cay is the perfect spot for unforgettable experiences. The smallest of the inhabited islands, the warmth of the nearly 100 residents and the charm of the Bermudian influenced architecture is immeasurable.

From the mid 1600s to 1900s, the island was home to a bustling industry of salt production. The salt industry’s rich history includes providing salt to George Washington during the American Revolutionary War and aiding Canadian and American fishing fleets with preserving their catches. Buildings constructed during the island’s heyday remain, along with the salinas from which salt was harvested.

Along with remnants of a by-gone era, Salt Cay offers some of the best scuba diving and whale watching anywhere, thanks to its proximity to the deep Columbus Passage.

 

Assets & resources

Close proximity to the Columbus Passage, which plunges more than 7,000 feet, offers spectacular diving.

  • Airport
  • Deep water port
  • UNESCO World Heritage Site nominee
  • World-class diving
  • Whale watching
 

Opportunities

A center in the salt trade for nearly three centuries.

  • Mariculture
  • Marine Research
  • Ecotoursim
  • Development