WE WILL BE ADDING MORE INFORMATION AS IT IS AVAILABLE!
For an update on what is open, an online website provides great information about Abaco and the out islands! ABACO SUN – A Visitors Guide to What is open on Abaco. https://abacosun.com/2020/11/03/welcome-to-the-abaco-sun-2/
Island hop by ferry to the out islands/cays of Abaco 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 from 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. Start off with a stop at the Lighhouse dock and climb to the top and take in the breath-taking view! Coordinate the water way stops for your next stop when you stop at the lighthouse and catch a future ferry coming in and cross over to the harbour of Elbow Cay to take in a number of historic buildings within walking distance of the harbor. They also have several souvenir shops in the harbor area. Cap’n Jacks is now open and is within easy walking distance of the ferry landing. 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 Call for their daily schedule
Fire Fy – Phone No. 366-0145 Call for their daily schedule and to inquire about shuttle service
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 is open once again! They have 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 or (443) 912-5839
Great Guana Cay…
A trip to Great Guana Cay is complete when you have visited Nippers or Grabbers. Both are traditional Bahamian beach bars/restaurants that really give you the feel of the Islands. Nippers suffered tremendous damage from Hurricane Dorian but plan to be open early 2021. Nippers 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. Grabbers is a wonderful beach setting bar with spectular views of the water and passing boats. They offer great local cuisine with a laid-back atmosphere! They are back open following the hurricane!
Nippers Phone No. 365-5111
Grabbers Phone No. 365-5133