Island hop by ferry to the out islands of the Abacos to experience the unique flavors each island has to offer for wonderful day trip excursions. Several beautiful and historic islands are located within a quick ferry ride of Marsh Harbour. Plan the day, and explore. Great restaurants with local cuisine are located on all the islands.
Several of our favorite islands include..
Hope Town & Elbow Cay…
A working lighthouse is located in Hope Town and open to the public. The historic 120-foot high candy-stripe lighthouse is a wonderful opportunity to experience the flavor of days gone by in the nautical world. Climb to the top and take in the breath-taking view! There are a number of historic buildings within walking distance of the harbor. They also have several great souvenir shops. Cap’n Jacks is a good harbor restaurant located within easy walking distance of the ferry landing. Sit and enjoy a cool one by the harbour as you watch the boats come and go. Fire Fly Sunset Resort is one of our favorite places to eat. You can contact them in advance for shuttle service to the Resort. It is worth the effort…..
Cap’n Jacks – Phone No. 366-0247
Fire Fy – Phone No. 366-0145
New Plymouth & Green Turtle Cay…
New Plymouth was originally settled by the loyalists in the 1770’s. The quaint brightly colored picturesque village can be walked in less than 15 minutes end to end or about two hours covering all the side streets. Be sure to stop by for a visit at the Albert Lowe Museum for a peek at the settlement’s earlier times. You’ll also find here beautifully crafted model ships built by the late Mr. Lowe. Other points of interest are the Loyalist Memorial Sculpture Garden featuring Bronze busts of many of the influential folks of days gone by. It’s in the middle of town, you can’t miss it. A ferry service is available from both Marsh Harbour and Treasure Cay, check the schedules.
The Green Turtle Club has a first class restaurant, comparable to state side casual fine dining. The restaurant is adjacent to their Tipsy Bar and steps from the marina. The ferry stops at both New Plymouth & Green Turtle. Although on the same island, you will need to coordinate the waterway stops on the ferry schedule. Check with the Captain. They are happy to assist in shuttling to both harbours.
Phone No. 365-4271
Great Guana Cay…
A trip to Great Guana Cay is complete when you have visited Nippers. It has a world-class view of white-sand beaches and the third-largest coral reef in the world. They offer a leisurely selection of burgers & local fish prepared Bahamian style. They also have the “Nipper Juice” and I will leave it there… Nipper’s offer a Pig Roast buffet every Sunday from 12:30 p.m. – 4 p.m., with local Bahamian cuisine. They often have live music! Check the ferry schedule when making plans to go to Guana Cay for the Pig Roast.
Phone No. 365-5111