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Old 03-04-2019, 09:00 AM
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We recently moved our boat to Green Turtle Cay with the hopes of spending our vacation time in the Abacos. I thought it would be useful to start a thread that captured the favorite things everyone like to do and see while in the Abacos. I did a quick search and did not find a thread like this. I am also a member of the Abaco Forums which is a great resource. I will add some info from that site on this thread.

If everyone is ok with it, I will cut and paste each persons comments into the first post. I get a kick out of trying new things so this will be come a ‘to do” list....

* Have a Goombay Smash at Miss Emily’s Blue Bee Bar on Green Turtle
* Feed the pigs on No Name Cay while wading in pig poop!
* Sunday pig roast at Knippers on Great Guana Cay. The Buffalo Lobster Bites are the best thing I have ever eaten! You can dock at their dock in Orchid bay or anchor off the beach in front of the bar.
* Buy some breakfast bread from McIntosh bakery on Green Turtle. You can’t go wrong, they are all delicious!
* Take a scuba or snorkel trip with the crew from Brendal's dive center on Green Turtle. They know the water like nobody else and will show you some seriously cool spots.
* Have a pineapple smash at Pineapples on Green Turtle, we personally found them to be better drinks than Miss Emily's not to take away from Miss Emily's, altho they were good just liked Pineapples better, fri evening at Pineapples the dock master turned into the DJ and we had a blast with him.
* Depending on what your draft is (best to time the high tide), Pete's pub at Little Harbor. If you can't get in you can anchor off Lynyard Cay and dinghy in.
Tour the Sculpture displays and the foundry. The story of Pete's parent's is pretty cool.
* Conch salad on the Cannon Dock from Eddie and Perry. Eddie is also a charter boat captain that will take you fishing or snorkeling.
* Stingrays at Nun Jack. They feed them in the cove at the NW part of the island in the SW quadrant of that cove right off a beautiful beach area. Do be careful if/when the small reef sharks come to the party because if your not careful they can get aggressive trying to get the food. Unfortunately some people do feed them which then conditions them to come. The Rays by themselves are a blast and it's a beautiful location.
* Moraine Cay is another favorite. It is privately owned but you are welcome to anchor out and can even go to the beach as long as no guest are staying in the little cabins. The reef immediately abutting the island are big and in great condition getting little traffic. The spearing and fishing is quite good in this area. Trolling the Moraine channel is quite productive.
* Tahiti Beach at Elbow Cay when the drink pontoon is there. Relaxing and just plain fun. Beautiful always. (Thirsty Cudas is a boat bar that is often in the water right by the beach. Walk on up and order your drink and food. Fantastic!)
* Spend some time at Hope Town Inn -- Dinner and drinks... check out the lighthouse. Then take the ferry over and explore.
* Coco's Beach Bar and the beach there on Treasure.
* Conch Salad, (No name but at the head of the road going into Treasure). Also, by Louise (catering on Treasure)
* Firefly Sunset Resort Bar on Elbow
* Spend some time at Hope Town Inn -- Dinner and drinks... check out the lighthouse. Then take the ferry over and explore
* Any meal at Treasure Sands is always the best of the trip.
* Saturday Barbecue Night at The Jib Room in Marsh Harbor
* Snorkeling at Mermaid Reef (Marsh Harbor) and there is another park spot just south of Tahiti Beach, next cove maybe that is great. (Sandy Cay beautiful inshore reef)
* Always worth a trip to Man O War to visit the Sail shop as well as the other places on the island.
* Bingo night at Capt’n Jacks on Elbow Cay, accompanied with round of goombays is good fun.


what do you guys like to do?
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Old 03-04-2019, 09:46 AM
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Take a scuba or snorkel trip with the crew from Brendal's dive center on Green Turtle. They know the water like nobody else and will show you some seriously cool spots.
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Old 03-04-2019, 09:53 AM
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Have a pineapple smash at Pineapples we personally found them to be better drinks than Miss Emily's not to take away from Miss Emily's, altho they were good just liked Pineapples better, fri evening at Pineapples the dock master turned into the DJ and we had a blast with him. Cruising anywhere in the abaco's is hard to beat
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Old 03-04-2019, 10:03 AM
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Two Shorties, Sundowners, Turtle Crawl Icecream, Friday night at David's with all the other cruisers, trip up to Da Valley for lunch and to buy stone crabs, pizza from the wood fired oven on Manjack with other boaters cracked conch from Cindy at Wrecking Tree, pizza and Wings on Thursday from Miss Emily's. Friday night at Pineapples with Kevin and great food. Conch salad on the Cannon Dock from Eddie and Perry. Hire Marcus Jones to take you out for a snorkeling beach pic nic. Walk CoCo Bay and the Ocean Beach. Wade in the pig poop on No Name Cay.
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Old 03-04-2019, 11:46 AM
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Depending on what your draft is (best to time the high tide), Pete's pub at Little Harbor. If you can't get in you can anchor off Lynyard Cay and dinghy in.
Tour the Sculpture displays and the foundry. The story of Pete's parent's is pretty cool.
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Old 03-04-2019, 12:43 PM
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Stingrays at Nun Jack. They feed them in the cove at the NW part of the island in the SW quadrant of that cove right off a beautiful beach area. Do be careful if/when the small reef sharks come to the party because if your not careful they can get aggressive trying to get the food. Unfortunately some people do feed them which then conditions them to come. The Rays by themselves are a blast and it's a beautiful location.

Moraine Cay is another favorite. It is privately owned but you are welcome to anchor out and can even go to the beach as long as no guest are staying in the little cabins. The reef immediately abutting the island are big and in great condition getting little traffic. The spearing and fishing is quite good in this area. Trolling the Moraine channel is quite productive.
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Old 03-04-2019, 12:50 PM
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Originally Posted by Tingum View Post
Two Shorties, Sundowners, Turtle Crawl Icecream, Friday night at David's with all the other cruisers, trip up to Da Valley for lunch and to buy stone crabs, pizza from the wood fired oven on Manjack with other boaters cracked conch from Cindy at Wrecking Tree, pizza and Wings on Thursday from Miss Emily's. Friday night at Pineapples with Kevin and great food. Conch salad on the Cannon Dock from Eddie and Perry. Hire Marcus Jones to take you out for a snorkeling beach pic nic. Walk CoCo Bay and the Ocean Beach. Wade in the pig poop on No Name Cay.
Great list! I am not familiar with several of the places you listed. Do you mind sharing where David’s is? Where is Da Valley and place to buy stone crabs?
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Tahiti Beach at Elbow Cay when the drink pontoon is there. Relaxing and just plain fun. Beautiful always.

Coco's Beach Bar and the beach there on Treasure.

Bahamian Bread, anywhere.

Conch Salad, (No name but at the head of the road going into Treasure). Also, by Louise (catering on Treasure)

Cracked Lobster.

Fire Fly bar.
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Spend some time at Hope Town Inn -- Dinner and drinks... check out the lighthouse. Then take the ferry over and explore.

Others have mentioned many other great things -- the bread at the McIntosh on GT is very good. They also make a pecan thing that's yummy.
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Any meal at Treasure Sands is always the best of the trip.
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Old 03-05-2019, 08:50 PM
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Good stuff fellas!! If anyone has anything else to add.....
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The pigs.....not!
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Saturday Barbecue Night at The Jib Room in Marsh Harbor
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Old 03-06-2019, 12:51 PM
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Forgot Snorkeling at Mermaid Reef (Marsh Harbor) and there is another park spot just south of Tahiti Beach, next cove maybe that is great. I am amazed that so many of you guys know the names of the places.......After a few day in Abacos, I don't recall my name.
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Originally Posted by big bite View Post
Forgot Snorkeling at Mermaid Reef (Marsh Harbor) and there is another park spot just south of Tahiti Beach, next cove maybe that is great. I am amazed that so many of you guys know the names of the places.......After a few day in Abacos, I don't recall my name.
Probably Sandy Cay beautiful inshore reef.

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Always worth a trip to Man O War to visit the Sail shop as well as the other places on the island.
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Bingo night at Capt’n Jacks, accompanied with round of goombays is good fun.
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Originally Posted by C Skip R View Post
Probably Sandy Cay beautiful inshore reef.
Yup, that's the place.
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Summer here we come!
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