Our Recommended Beaches and Snorkeling Spots in the Abacos

14th Jan 2021

The Abaco island chain is a renowned and popular cruising center in the Bahamas with hundreds of cays stretching across 130 miles. Discover the Abacos by bareboat or skippered charter, where you can tour of the best of the Abacos’ cays and beaches.

Charter the best of the Abacos
Visit Great Abaco and Little Abaco and spot the colorful colonial architecture at Elbow Cay, learn about traditional boat building history at Man-O-War Cay, spot the green turtles at Green Turtle Cay, bathe with the curious swimming pigs at No Name Cay, anchor at Moore’s Island or go fishing at Walker’s Cay. Discover protected landscapes and colorful underwater worlds within six national parks, including the Abaco National Park, Pelican Cays Land and Sea Park and Tilloo Cay Reserve.

Don’t leave without visiting Hope Town, Elbow Cay, to snap the candy red and white-striped Elbow Reef Lighthouse.

Bathe at the Bahamas’ best beaches

  • See Treasure Cay, often voted one of the world’s top beaches
  • Stroll seven miles of white sand at Great Guana Cay
  • Swim in clear, shallow waters at Tahiti Beach on Elbow Cay
  • Beachcomb for seashells at Sandy Point Beach on Great Abaco
  • Shelter from the wind at Gillam Beach on Green Turtle Cay

Drop by the top snorkeling spots in the Abacos

  • Mermaid Reef, Great Abaco, to see barracuda, eels and colorful fish
  • Snorkel the elkhorn coral at Sandy Cay Reef, Pelican Cays Land and Sea Park, and spot beautiful eagle rays and turtles
  • Tour the Abaco Blue Holes, such as the Sawmill Sink, Nancy’s Blue Hole and Far Side Blue Hole

Taste Bahamian flavors

For the latest suggestions for an itinerary, head to our Abaco destination page. The Sun Abaco is also a great source for the latest reopenings for resorts, marinas, shops and restaurants.

For information on the best time of year to visit, weather and how to get there, read our blog on short haul Caribbean destinations. If you want to sail bareboat in the Bahamas, take a look at our fleet of catamarans and monohulls.

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Talk to our expert team today about where to charter this winter by calling 855.650.8902 or get a quick quote.