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New Coffee Shop

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.

Most economical marina in abacos?

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.

Fish Fry

Every Sunday for the summer season, there will be a Fish Fry at the Tipsy Seagull dockside restaurant at Treasure Cay Marina in the Abacos. Stop in and enjoy!

US notary public in Marsh Harbor area?

I am on Man ‘o War and need some documents notarized. Don’t know if there is such a thing as a Bahamas notary or if that would fly in US. Anyone know? Any cruisers in the area who are notaries and have stamp aboard?

Treasure Cay Moorings

Two years ago only one sad mooring in Treasure Cay, now they have 5 new ones, complete with a 15′ pennant.  Moorings are $20/day and include dingy docking, showers and access to facilities including free wifi, accessible from anchorage with wifi antenna/extender.

Marsh Harbour Immigration Office moved

Those cruisers extending visa the immigration office is no longer at the port building.  The new government complex is located on the road across from goct dock about 1 km from dock.  Large two story pink building, immigration on second floor above main entrance.

Another Bahamas Airline

Thanks to a fellow cruiser for the following update to our FLIGHT SERVICES information:

I just noticed that your updated air flight list doesn’t include AIRGATE.  Their scheduled flights are from New Smyrna to the Cherokee air terminal in Marsh Harbour.  A lot of Abaco cruisers are using them for several reasons: 1) cars can be stored for free in New Smyrna, 2) tickets can be changed without penalty, 3) they will carry pets, and 4) I ‘think’ it’s a free 40lbs of luggage (maybe that includes carryons?). Phone 386-478-0600 (


Today begins the traveling regatta season with the opening of the Family Island Regatta in George Town, with racing Friday and Saturday in Elizabeth Harbour.

The Long Island Regatta will be held at Salt Pond from June 5-7 and the Abaco Regatta from July 3-10.

These events are marvelous to see with the beauty of the Bahamian sloops and the skill of the skippers and crew. Try to include at least one in your cruising plans this season.

New fuel and dockage survey conducted on April 17, 2014

A new Fuel and Dockage Survey has been conducted and posted on April 17, 2014. Seven marinas raised dockage prices this month. Most fuel prices were either up or remained the same.

The April 17, 2014 Fuel and Dockage Prices survey is available on the Explorer website at 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. Not all marinas could be contacted because of suppliers not answering their phone.

Indian Key Channel

Am planning on transiting Indian Cay Channel from West End into Abacos May 22nd. I have a 5ft. draft and am wondering if there is adequate depth at MLW lately.. Anyone been through there lately ?