ABACOS ISLAND ADVENTURE
Departing Marsh Harbour, Abacos, cruise the calm turquoise waters of the Sea of Abaco aboard a Moorings Catamaran. Soak up the sun as we meander through the islands and cays exploring the pristine white sandy beaches and crystal clear waters teeming with underwater life and vibrant coral reefs. Gentle trade winds and easy cruising conditions allow plenty of time to relax at scenic anchorages and laid-back beach bars and restaurants.
Video - Island Adventure in the Abacos
Nippers Bar & Grill, Great Guana Cay, Abacos
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Sand Bar, Abacos
Tentative Itinerary, Abacos
Day 1, Man-O-War Cay
Marsh Harbour to Man-O-War Cay – 4 nm. A short sail to the northeast takes you from Great Abaco across to your first cay, a quiet island community with a population of about 200 residents. There are restaurants serving island fare, but plan on enjoying your sundowners on board since Man-O-War Cay is dry.
Day 2, Great Guana Cay
Man-O-War Cay to Great Guana Cay – 8 nm. Stop at Fowl Cay Marine Park where the snorkeling is excellent. Then proceed to Bakers Bay, a tree-lined cove with a sweeping vista of the Sea of Abaco, particularly beautiful as the sun begins to set. Hike across the island to the Atlantic side and see the miles of white-sand beaches and the reefs beyond.
Day 3, Green Turtle Cay
Great Guana Cay to Green Turtle Cay – 12 nm. This passage takes you briefly into the Atlantic as you sail northwest past Whale Cay, then duck back inside and sail nearly west where we will enjoy New Plymouth and its museum, sculpture gardens, and restaurants
Day 4, Treasure Cay
Green Turtle Cay to Treasure Cay – 24 nm. Set a course southward for Treasure Cay, known for its resort and world-famous white-sand beach arching in a crescent for over three miles. Head ashore to dine at one of the restaurants.
Day 5, Hope Town
Treasure Cay to Hope Town – 18 nm. It’s a straight sail of about 15 miles on a heading just south of east to Point Set Rock, a track that promises swift and easy sailing in a balmy northeasterly breeze. Elbow Reef Lighthouse rises above the low shore, a landmark in these waters for well over a century. Hope Town Harbour is nearly landlocked, has full-service marinas, moorings, and numerous attractions, including several excellent restaurants. A museum, art galleries, boutiques, a bakery, a dive shop, and other businesses are in Hope Town, which is restricted to pedestrian traffic only. Snorkeling on the reef on the Atlantic side is good along most of Elbow Cay.
Day 6, Elbow Cay
Explore Tiloo and Pelican Cays and the magnificent Tahiti Beach with its resident giant starfish clearly visible from the deck of the yacht. Anchor there for a relaxing lunch before sailing the short distance to White Sound, at Elbow Cay, to dock for the night at one of the marinas. The famous Abaco Inn offers informal gourmet dining and the beach on the Atlantic side of the cay is minutes away by foot.
Day 7, Elbow Cay
Elbow Cay to Marsh Harbour – Depart for Marsh Harbour where we will turn the boat back in and depart for the airport.
*Note – Itinerary subject to change depending on sea and weather conditions. Skipper has final decision.