A Visitor's Guide to Post-Dorian Abaco

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Abaco, Bahamas has suffered a severe and devastating blow from Hurricane Dorian, it’s true. But parts of Abaco, particularly in the south, are virtually untouched and as beautiful as ever. And Abaco needs your tourist dollars more than ever before.

There are airlines, resorts, vacation rentals, boat and golf cart rental companies and tour guides all available right now to welcome you and help you plan an awesome Abaco vacation.

Here’s a preliminary list of just some of those resources. I’ll be updating the list and posting travel tips regularly, so check back often.

And if you’re affiliated with, or know about, a tourism-related business in Abaco that’s not listed here, send me an email with the details and I’d be happy to add it.

Gillam Bay Beach, Green Turtle Cay, Abaco

AIRLINES

  • Effective February 13, American Airlines is flying once a day from Miami to Marsh Harbour.
  • Bahamasair is making regular flights to and from Marsh Harbour and Treasure Cay several times per week. They’re also offering flights from West Palm Beach to Marsh Harbour.
  • Silver Airways offers multiple flights per week between Fort Lauderdale and Marsh Harbour.
  • Cherokee Air is offering flights between Abaco and Florida. Starting in February, they will offer flights between North Eleuthera and Marsh Harbour on Monday, Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday. Visit their Facebook page for the latest flights and information.
  • Air Unlimited is offering scheduled flights from Orlando Sanford Airport into both Marsh Harbour and Treasure Cay. Book online or call (407) 585-4300 for more information.
  • Makers Air, based at Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport, flies twice weekly (Wednesday and Saturday) direct into Marsh Harbour with continuing service to Scotland Cay. Email info@makersair.com or call (954) 771-0330 for more information. Private charter services also available.
  • Western Air offers regularly scheduled flights between Nassau and Marsh Harbour.
  • Island Wings offers charter flights and freight services between Florida and Abaco.
  • Island Tyme offers charter flights and freight services between Florida and Abaco.
The Abaco Club on Winding Bay, Abaco

RESORTS AND VACATION RENTALS and RENTAL AGENCIES

  • The Blackfly Lodge (Schooner Bay) is open. Visit their website or call (242) 577-5577.
  • Oeishas Resort in Sandy Point (South Abaco) is open. Call (242) 366-4139 or (314) 664-4106 for more information.
  • Pete and Gay’s Guesthouse (Sandy Point) is open. Call (242) 366-4119 or visit their website.
  • Abaco Palms Properties (Casuarina Point) has four rental homes available. Contact kathy.heacock@gmail.com or call or Whatsapp (256) 493-4414 for more information.
  • Sand Dollar Cove Cottages (Casuarina Point) are open. contact Chadat chadefinger@earthlink.net or call (242) 559-9271 (Bahamas)  (941) 240-1062 (US)
  • Abaco Beach Resort & Boat Harbour Marina (Marsh Harbour) Rooms available, though resort services are limited. Call toll free (877) 533-4799, locally (242) 367-2158, or email info@abacobeachresort.com for information. Office hours are 7am-7pm. Fuel dock is open 9am-4pm (effective February 3, 2020) serving gasoline, with diesel to come shortly. Please hail via VHF on Channel 16 prior to arrival for updated procedures. For updates, visit their Facebook page.
  • Bay Street Suites (Marsh Harbour) are available for nightly and weekly rentals. Call (242) 577-0016 for more information.
  • Calypso Hills Hideaways (Marsh Harbour) A 6-room hotel and restaurant, plus car rentals. Call (242) 825-6175 or email calypsohillshideaways@gmail.com or usaveautorental72@gmail.com.
  • Abaco Inn (Elbow Cay/Hope Town) The inn has reopened to guests. The bar is open and breakfast, lunch and dinner are being served daily. See their Facebook Page for further updates.
  • Turtle Hill Villas (Elbow Cay) is open and offering special hurricane rates as they undertake repairs.
  • Dive Guana (Guana Cay) has some rental accommodation available. Call (242) 577-0661 or email diveguana@yahoo.com for details.
  • Michelle Ruiz has housing rentals available on Guana Cay. Call (242) 825-5309.
  • The Green Turtle Club (Green Turtle Cay) is now accepting room reservations for their March 2020 re-opening. Contact them at their new phone number (443) 912-5839 or email info@greenturtleclub.com.
  • Domino Dreams (Green Turtle Cay) sustained some minor damage during Hurricane Dorian, but due to the limited availability of accommodations on GTC, the house is available for rent “as is.” Check VRBO calendar for availability and message Denise McCauley for special pricing.
  • The James Inn (Coopers Town) is open. Call (242) 828-3011 for further information.
  • Millie’s Guest House (Fox Town) is open. Contact them at (242) 365-2046.
  • Abaco Vacation Planner can help with nightly, weekly and monthly rentals throughout Abaco. Call (242) 367-3529 for more details.
  • Tanny Key Vacation Rentals (Property management and care-taking – Hope Town/Elbow Cay) Email at info@tannykey.com or phone (561) 267-6922
  • Island Property Management (Green Turtle Cay) has properties available for rent. Contact them at abacoislandrentals@gmail.com or (242) 357-6566.
  • The John Lowe House (Green Turtle Cay), a historic 4-bedroom, 2-bath home in the heart of New Plymouth is available for vacation rentals. Email Julie Farrington at ipmgtc@gmail.com for more information.
  • Sea Side Carts has several vacation properties currently available for rent. Contact Marilyn at (242) 577-5497.
The Abaco Yacht Club at Winding Bay, Abaco

MARINAS and MARINE SUPPLIES

  • Boat Harbour Marina (Marsh Harbour) is open. Call toll free (877) 533-4799, locally (242) 367-2158, or email info@abacobeachresort.com for information. Office hours are 7am-7pm. Fuel dock is open 9am-4pm (effective February 3, 2020) serving gasoline, with diesel to come shortly. Please hail via VHF on Channel 16 prior to arrival for updated procedures. For updates, visit their Facebook page.
  • Orchid Bay Marina (Guana Cay) is open for gas and diesel – available metered at the roadside next to their tanks. Gas and diesel can also be taken out to the docks in 100 gallon containers by forklift and pumped from there to boats. Monday to Saturday 8am to 4pm. Sunday by appt only. Cash only at this time. Restaurant is open for lunch and dinner and laundry service is available.
  • Sunset Marine (Green Turtle Cay) Gas and diesel available 7am – 3:50pm
  • Spanish Cay Resort Fuel is available and the Pointhouse Bar and Restaurant is open with limited hours and menu. Call in advance on VHF Channel 16 or (954) 213-6195. Credit cards accepted. Check their Facebook page for latest updates.

RESTAURANTS

  • Pete’s Pub & Gallery (Little Harbour) is open Fridays 4pm-9pm and Saturdays and Sundays from noon until 4pm for lunch and 6pm-9pm for dinner. Consult their Facebook page or call (242) 577-5487 for menu and updated hours. Credit cards accepted.
  • In Cherokee Sound, Hungry Again restaurant is open in the green house on the shop corner (just down from the gas station.) Open noon-3pm for lunch and 5pm-9pm for dinner. Call or WhatsApp (242) 458-2191 for daily menu or to order.
  • Nancy’s Seaside Restaurant in Sandy Point is open for lunch and (with reservations) dinner. Call Mercy at (242) 475-9413 for more information.
  • Mama D’s Seaside Bar & Grill (Crossing Rocks) is open. Call (242) 807-4005 for further information.
  • Joyce’s Kitchen (Marsh Harbour) serving lunch. Call (242) 432-3684 or (242) 475-3962 for more information.
  • Julia’s Kitchen (Central Pines) is located in a brown house on Morning Glory Circle, next to Soul Saving Ministries in Central Pines. Call (242) 823-8864 or (242) 551-4926 for menu or to order.
  • Lovely’s Delight is open in Marsh Harbour. Visit their Facebook page for daily menus, and call (242) 802-6375 to order.
  • Nana’s Kichen (Marsh Harbour) is open. Visit their Facebook page for full details and menus, or call (242) 559-8862 or (242) 810-0425.
  • Spicey’s Kitchen (Murphy Town) is open. Call 242-699-1185 for hours, menu and other details.
  • Skyview Airport Restaurant and Bar (Marsh Harbour) at the Leonard Thompson Airport is open. Operating hours per flight schedule.
  • Cap’n Jacks (Hope Town/Elbow Cay) has also begun serving pizza Friday through Sunday evenings. Call or Whatsapp (242) 475-2927 for pizza menu or to place order.
  • Mackey’s Takeout (Hope Town/Elbow Cay) has reopened, selling snacks and light dinners. New menu is posted below. Call (242) 458-0946 for more information.
  • Willie’s Kitchen & Bar (Hope Town/Elbow Cay) is open, serving Caribbean cuisine, Chinese food and pizza. Call (242) 802-5754 for more info and to place orders.
  • Dips & Sips (Man-O-War) is open 9am-4:30pm Monday through Saturday and 6:30pm-8:30pm 7 days a week for hand-dipped ice cream and pizza.
  • Hibiscus Café (Man-O-War) Open for lunch and dinner 7 days a week. For more info, contact Neil Albury at (242) 577-8007
  • Sparky’s (Guana Cay) is now open at the Bakers Bay dock for lunch, 7am to 3pm, Monday through Friday.
  • Clyde’s at the Orchid Bay Marina (Guana Cay) is serving lunch and dinner Thursday through Saturday
  • Mama’s Kitchen (Guana Cay) is open 7 days a week for lunch.
  • Pineapples Bar & Grill (Green Turtle Cay) is open every day from 4pm for drinks and snacks. They plan to begin opening for lunch soon – check their Facebook page for latest information.
  • Two Shortys (Green Turtle Cay) is open for lunch Monday through Saturday 11am-3pm, and some Friday nights.
  • Sundowners (Green Turtle Cay) Open Fridays and Saturdays for drinks at the outside bar.

TAXIS

  • Russell’s Taxi Service:
    • Debbie Russell (Taxi #134) – Phone (242) 805-6419 or (242) 475-3259 or email: mariondebbie134@gmail.com
    • Walter “Lil Russ” Russell (Taxi #130) – Phone (242) 553-7425 or email walterrussell967@gmail.com
  • Mark Douglas, Taxi #13 – Phone: (242) 577-7702 (Also offering debris removal and home gutting services)
  • Joe Knowles (Taxi #75) is available by phone or Whatsapp at (242) 359-6270 or (242) 826-4718.
  • Abaco Uber is available via phone or Whatsapp at (242) 825-0815.
  • Maryann Archer is available at (242) 577-5200
  • Donna Burrows (Taxi #157) is available at (242) 559-8304.
  • Big Sam Taxi Service is available at (242) 801-7673
  • Cay Mills Taxi Service is available at (242) 475-1463
  • Sidney Hart Taxi Service is available at (242) 477-5753.

FERRY SERVICES

  • G&L Ferries is open. Here’s their current schedule. All Marsh Harbour runs depart from the Crossing. Visit their Facebook page for updates.
  • The Green Turtle Cay Ferries are up and running on the following modified schedule:
    • From GTC to the Treasure Cay Ferry Dock: 6:30am (Mon-Fri, from town only), 7:30am (except Sundays), 8am, 10am, 12:45pm, 3pm and 4:30pm.
    • From the Treasure Cay Ferry Dock to GTC: 7:10am (Mon-Fri), 7:45am (except Sundays), 8:30am, 10:30am, 1pm, 3:30pm and 5pm.
  • Pinder’s Ferry Service (Crown Haven to Maclean’s Town, Grand Bahama) Departs Crown Haven at 7am and 2:30pm, and departs Maclean’s Town for Crown Haven at 8:30am and 4pm. For more info, email pindersferryboatservices242@gmail.com or call (242) 441-3069, (242) 557-6624 or (242) 806-0924
Tahiti Beach - Hope Town, Elbow Cay, Abaco, Bahamas - www.LittleHousebytheFerry.com
Tahiti Beach, Elbow Cay, Abaco

CAR RENTALS

  • Barefoot Car Rentals (Marsh Harbour, on S.C. Bootle Highway, east of the hospital) is open every day from 8am-5:30pm They offer tire repairs, snacks and cold beverages, ALIV devices and top-ups and BTC top-ups. For more info, call (242) 577-7373.
  • Bargain Car Rentals (located near the domestic terminal at the Leonard Thompson International Airport, Marsh Harbour.)
  • SG Car Rentals is open at the Leonard Thompson International Airport, Marsh Harbour.
  • Cornish Car Rental (Treasure Cay) (242) 357-6714 or (242) 828-0386
  • R&M Car Rental (Treasure Cay) call (242) 475-8382 or (242) 475-7235
  • Triple J Car Rentals (Treasure Cay) is at (242) 577-5727

BOAT RENTALS

  • Cruise Abaco (Marsh Harbour) is accepting reservations for April 1, 2020 on. Check their website to learn more about the available fleet and book your captained or bareboat charter.
  • Barefoot Boat Rentals (Hope Town/Elbow Cay) is back up and running. Contact them at barefootboatrentals@gmail.com
  • Dive Guana (Guana Cay) has boats for rent. Call (242) 577-0661 or email diveguana@yahoo.com for details.
  • Sunset Marine (Green Turtle Cay) has boats available for rent. They also offer a selection of tours to nearby destinations.

GOLF CART RENTALS

  • Getaway Cart Rentals (Hope Town/Elbow Cay) is open for business. Call (242) 357-6672 or (242) 477-5201 or email at getawaycarts@yahoo.com
  • Island Cart Rentals (Hope Town/Elbow Cay) is open. Call or WhatsApp (242) 577-0317, call (561) 208-8160 or email info@islandcartrentals.com.
  • Lighthouse Cart Rentals (Hope Town/Elbow Cay) is open. Call (242) 475-2625 or (242) 475-0218 or email rabby111482@yahoo.com.
  • Dive Guana (Guana Cay) has golf carts for rent. Call (242) 577-0661 or email diveguana@yahoo.com for details.
  • D&P Cart Rentals (Green Turtle Cay) is open for golf cart and bike rentals. Call (242) 359-6605 or email giselle@dpcartrentals.com.
  • Kool Karts (Green Turtle Cay) is open for golf cart rentals, and is also selling ice. Call (242) 477-5920 or email koolkartrentals@hotmail.com.
  • T&A Cart Rentals has carts available. Phone (561) 594-2433 or (242) 375-8055.

ATTRACTIONS, TOURS and GUIDES

  • The Sea Shell Museum in Cherokee Sound has reopened. The only such museum in Abaco, the Sea Shell Museum is features many beautiful and unusual shells, as well as antique bottles and coins. The museum is located under the Comms Tower on the front street — look for the prominent signs once you reach the settlement. Admission is FREE and the museum can be opened at almost any time by prior arrangement. Call (242) 366-2053 or (242) 475-7868 for more info.
  • In South Abaco, Siren and Marcus Davis operate Da Bush ‘n Da Beach, offering nature tours and a taxi service.
  • Cats Paw Boat Rentals (Hope Town/Elbow Cay) is open. They can be reached at (242) 816-5220 or on VHF channel 66.
  • IslandBoy Excursions (Hope Town/Elbow Cay), operated by Francis Charles, is available for boat charters and transport between the Abaco mainland and the cays. Email islandboyexcursions@gmail.com or call (242) 808-1789.
  • Albury’s Sail Shop (Man-O-War) has set up a ‘mini’ Sail Shop just across the road from their original location, and is selling bags, hats and more.
  • Joe’s Studio (Man-O-War) is open Monday through Saturday 11:30am to 1:30pm. Call (242) 577-0338. (Note: on Thursdays, call ahead to ensure it’s open.)
  • Arawak Adventures (Green Turtle Cay) is up and running. To book an island hop or fishing adventure, email dcfar821@gmail.com or call (243) 577-4394.
  • Sunset Marine (Green Turtle Cay) offer a selection of tours to nearby destinations.
  • Jason McIntosh (Green Turtle Cay) is available to customize a fishing day or tour specific to your needs. Call (242) 458-6276 or email jasonmcintosh242@gmail.com
  • Bonefishing guide Capt. Buddy Pinder is available for fishing trips to the Marls of Abaco National Park and East Abaco Creeks National Park He can be reached at (242) 242-577-7612.
  • Bonefishing guide Capt. Justin Sands is taking bookings for April. Call (242) 359-6890 for further info.
  • Capt. Danny Sawyer, bonefishing guide, is booking for mid-March. Contact him at (242) 477-5901.
  • Dive Guana (Guana Cay) is open and offering limited dive excursions. Call (242) 577-0661 or email diveguana@yahoo.com for details.

For a full listing of all businesses and services currently available in Abaco, click HERE.

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