The Treasure Cay Billfish Tournament announces a new date and format for its 31st Annual tournament, June 25-29, 2014. Held at Treasure Cay Beach Marina & Golf Resort, Abaco, Bahamas, the tournament will offer three fishing days on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, with an optional Family Fun Day, Kettle of Fish Tournament and Rock the Dock Party on Sunday. See www.treasurecay.com for more details.
If you have guests coming in to visit you in the Abacos this fall, here is a special deal you may want to consider. Free round-trip airfare on Silver Airways when accompanied by lodging package at the Green Turtle Club. Special packages offered for September through December. See www.greenturtleclub.com for details.
For bringing guests in to Treaure Cay Resort and Marina, you can receive 2 RT Tickets from Nassau with 4 night air-inclusive package or 1 RT Ticket from Nassau with a 3 night air-inclusive package. See www.treasurecay.com for more information.
The new Marsh Harbour International Airport Terminal is NOW OPEN! The Abacos are becoming a hub for tourism with a new international airport terminal that opened on May 27. Construction of the $30 million project began in 2011 when coordinators saw bigger things for Marsh Harbour than just a small island airport. During the construction process, more than 6,000 feet of runway was added to allow for the arrival and departure of 100-seat planes. In addition, a state-of-the art air traffic control tower was built to allow a steady stream of air traffic to fly safely in and out of the airport and a new taxiway was also constructed for outbound flights. Plans are currently in the works with WestJet, JetBlue and Delta to create direct flights from Canada, New York and Atlanta. In the coming months, additional flights will also be added from Orlando, West Palm Beach and Miami.
The new terminal building at the airport has finally opened!
A new Fuel and Dockage Survey has been conducted and posted on May 16, 2014. Two marinas raised and one lowered dockage prices this month. Diesel prices were mixed and most gasoline prices were either up or remained the same.
The April 17, 2014 Fuel and Dockage Prices survey is available on the Explorer website at www.explorercharts.com. Please note that these prices are verified by phone on this particular day, not by emails covering a wide range of dates. Fuel prices change frequently in the Bahamas and the phone survey assures that you are getting the best comparison of prices in the various establishments.
In other marina news Bimini Sands reported new dredging completed in the marina basin with 6.5 feet controlling depth at the entrance. The Bluff House on Green Turtle Cay reported a new Tranquil Turtle Bar & Restaurant open. The Berry Islands Club reported 14 new moorings installed. Great Harbour Cay Marina reported complementary rum punches served on Wednesday nights and the Beach Club is now open. The Man-O-War Marina reported that the Dive Time Shop is now open at the marina and 10% discount is given to marina guest off dive trips.
A note for serious coffee lovers: Junkanoo Javas, a new specialty coffee shop, will open June 1 at the Treasure Cay Marina and Resort on Abaco.
OK.. I realize that economical is not a word used in the Abacos but you know what I mean. Does anyone have any experience to recommend a marina in the Abacos thats a good value for keeping her there 6-8 months thru hurricane season? Our boat is shallow draft 30′ sailboat.