The Abaco's have long been known for beautiful weather, pristine beaches and crystal clear turquoise waters, but the Abaco's are much more than sun, sand and sea. Below is just a short list of activities you can enjoy while visiting our islands, Enjoy!
Nippers Pig Roast - If you're in the area on Sunday and are wondering where everyone disappeared too, they're all on Guana Cay for the famous Sunday Pig Roast at Nippers Bar. Stop by for the music and fun, mix with the locals, tourists and cruisers, everyone's here. It may be a bad day for the pig, but it's always a great day when you're at Nippers! Just follow the link on our Resource page.
On Sunday's: Visitors are always welcomed at any of the local churches on the Islands. Come and enjoy sweet fellowship.
The Cruisers Net - Most people who come to the Abaco's want a break from day to day life, but for those who want to keep in touch just a little, listen to the Cruisers Net. Broadcast every morning at 8:15 a.m. on VHF channel 68, The Net will keep you informed with the world news headlines, local news, weather, restaurant menus for the day, community announcements, arrivals and departures, with a little humor thrown in.
Fowl Cay underwater park - A national underwater sea park, Fowl Cay Preserve lies between the north end of Man-0-War Cay and the souther tip of Scotland Cay. A short boat trip can take you to this shallow, protected reef where both novice as well as experienced divers and snorkelers can enjoy an afternoon swim and picnic lunch on one of the many near by deserted beaches. Here you can anchor on a sandy bottom in just 18 feet of water, there is no current inside, and the reef is spectacular.
Tahiti Beach - Visit one of the most picturesque beaches in the world right here in the Bahamas at the south end of Elbow Cay, then take a short hop over to Cracker P's on Lubbers Quarters or the Abaco Inn on White Sound for lunch or dinner.
Hopetown Light House - Elbow Cay is home to the most famous landmark in the Abaco's - the red and white striped lighthouse in Hopetown, one of only three kerosene-powered lights in the world. Climb the 101 steps to the top of this 1863 lighthouse to breathtaking views of the outlying Parrot Cays and Elbow Cay's sheltered harbor.
Beaches - The Abaco's have some of the finest beaches in the world, most of them completely deserted, while you'll never be able to visit all our beaches in one stay, here are a few ideas. Tahiti Beach at the south end on Elbow Cay is a powder white beach lined with Palm trees, and on the Atlantic side of any cay you will find a beach perfect for walks, body surfing or boogie boarding. Visit our Image Gallery for pictures of different beaches within easy reach.
Diving - Two of the biggest attractions to the Abaco's are the incredibly clear and warm waters, and Great Abaco Barrier Reef, the worlds third largest barrier reef. The reef runs almost 100 miles from Walkers Cay, past Man-O-War to about 20 miles south of Elbow Cay, and starts in places less than 50 feet from shore. Elkhorn, Brain and Star coral form caves and trails that lead to coral gardens as tropical fish in every color of the rainbow swim within reach, but please look and don't touch as the reef is a protected area.
Fishing - Whether it's Bone fishing in the flats, or deep sea fishing just past the reef in the Atlantic, you'll find some of the best fishing in the world here in the Abaco's, along with some of the best fishing guides and deep sea charter companies. Visit our Area Resource page for information on fishing guides and deep sea charters.
Boating - The Sea of Abaco is one of the safest and most exciting cruising grounds in the world, ranging from 1.5 miles to over 5 miles in width, this reef-and-cay sheltered body of water is relatively shallow throughout its entire 100 miles, assuring calm, safe, obstacle free cruising. Here even novice boaters can comfortably navigate to Hopetown for a day of shopping, or to one of our many deserted beaches for a little peace and solitude.