Johnny Depp Helps Preserve Exumas National Park
A few years ago Johnny Depp bought Little Hall’s Pond Island, which is part of the National Land and Sea Park in the center of the beautiful Exumas chain in The Bahamas. In the July issue of Vanity Fair, he describes how passionate he is about preserving this lovely area.
The park covers an impressive 112,640 acres and when created in 1958, was the first of its kind in the world. Unlike many parks, no fishing is allowed and this new policy is starting to make a difference, as many marine species are now flourishing. The area is breathtakingly beautiful, but is best suited to charterers interested in a quieter, more remote cruising ground, with few attractions besides nature. Our photograph was taken from the park’s headquarters. We were the only boat in the whole anchorage!
Disney used our services when filming the original ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ and Johnny Depp lived on one of our crewed yachts for the months it took to film the movie. We are thrilled to see he cares so much about the environment and particularly the Exumas, which could so easily be ruined unless protected.