There are only a few historical references to Highbourne Cay. However, supported by documents, ruins and a shipwreck, it is certain that Highbourne Cay has had inhabitants and visitors for hundreds of years. The Highbourne shipwreck is still considered one of the oldest, significant wrecks in The Bahamas. Ships of Discovery writes: “For a shipwreck in the Caribbean, the Highborn Cay Wreck contained substantial wood remains. The anchor from this 16th Century wreck is visible today, underwater at the Highbourne Cay dinghy dock. One can only assume that pirates loved the Exuma Cays. Highbourne Cay is located at the northern end of the Exuma Chain.