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Abacos

Proposed Marina at Little Harbour, Abaco

We have been asked to publish this letter from cruisers in the Abacos concerning the proposed marina development at Little Harbour, Abaco:

Dear Mr. Southworth,

We are alarmed by your proposed marina development in Little Harbour and call on you to change your plan!

We visit Little Harbour by water and know its anchorage well. We fear that your enormous project would totally alter the character of a natural and cultural treasure recognized around the world.

Little Harbour is a very special community.  Its residents have always been in touch with its fragile nature and have chosen, for decades, to preserve and enhance its unique qualities.  Thanks to that careful stewardship, a priceless jewel of the Bahamas, right here in Abaco, continues to attract visitors from around the globe.

Mr. Southworth, we implore you to locate your 44 slip marina elsewhere!

Respectfully Submitted,

Sam and Kayda Selby, Margy Hyde, Dan and Marcia Crouch, Dianne Davis, David Baines, Jill and Chris Prewitt, Ralph and Jean Pope, Aletha Langham, Richard Storck, Al and Gloria Shapiro, Cliff and Marilyn Chappel, Jan Metcalf, Doug and Linda Behrendt, Frank and Barbara McKay, Greg Gubitz, Rocky and Joan Keith, Nancy Murdock, Randy Selden, Brian and Theresa Palmer, Ken and Elaine Langston, susan Maxman, Rolf Sauer

Spanish Cay Marina News

Spanish Cay Marina is under new management and working diligently to bring out the island’s potential.  All facilities are open.  Restaurant/bar open with reservation (few hours heads up – breakfast at 9/lunch 12/dinner 6.30).

Super Bowl at Treasure Cay

FREE DOCKAGE FOR SUPER BOWL WEEKEND!

1 night FREE dockage for all new slip registrations* arriving on Friday, Saturday or Super Bowl Sunday, February 1, and staying for the Super Bowl Party.

For Slip reservations call:

242-365-8250 or 954-636-2776

Treasure Cay Farmers’ Market

You are invited to the start of something special at Treasure Cay.

The first in a series of Farmers’ Markets showcasing Bahamian food, plants, produce and crafts scheduled for Treasure Cay over the next few months will be held on January 17.

Local vendors from all over the island will come together to display and sell their offerings and join Treasure Cay in its Heritage Day Family Celebration.

Vendors will take you on a journey from organic sprouts, exotic plants and smoothies to original hummus blends, specialty ceramics and handmade jewelry. In addition, there will be local fresh conch salad and featuring homemade conch fritters to add to the mix of baked goods, jams and hot sauces. There will even be a massage therapist offering to rub out those troublesome kinks while enjoying the local fare.

The Farmers’ Market will be set up at Yankee Clipper Park on the Treasure Cay Central Green Space Saturday, January 17th 10:00am to 3:00pm.

 

New fuel and dockage survey on December 19, 2014

A new Fuel and Dockage Survey has been conducted and posted on December 19,  2014. Six Marinas raised dockage prices since last month and only one, Orchid Bay, lowered their rates. Diesel and Gasoline prices came down or remained the same at all marinas with the exception of Riding Rock at San Salvador where diesel was up $.10 and gasoline was up $.15. Following the world trend this is the biggest reduction in Bahamas fuel prices in years.

The December 19th  Fuel and Dockage Prices survey is available on the Explorer website at www.explorercharts.com. This month we attempted to have participating dealers email their prices to reduce the hours spent phoning each of them. Only a minority of them responded resulting in the continuing verification by phone. Fuel prices change frequently in the Bahamas and beginning January 1, 2015 VAT of 7.5% will be added to all products sold.

 

 

New fuel and dockage survey, November 7, 2014

A new Fuel and Dockage Survey has been conducted and posted on November 7,  2014. The highest dockage price in Bahamas increased even more as Albany Marina increased their overnight rate to $8.00 foot plus a $200 daily usage fee. Bluff House Marina has reopened and lowered their overnight dockage to $0.90 foot to be the lowest.

The November 7th  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.

Most fuel prices were down with only a few being up. The new snow bird season begins…

Treasure Cay Special

$300 Boating Credit

 

Book by:  Dec. 23, 2014

Travel by: Dec. 23, 2014

with min 4 nights dockage & room

 

Slip Reservations – 

call Marina at: 242-365-8250

or Marina Vonage: 954-636-2776

 

Room Reservations call -

800-327-1584

Treasure Cay Special

Dockage here at Treasure Cay Marina in the Abacos is now $1.50 per ft. daily. We are running a special of $525.00 monthly which is valid till February 28th 2015.

 

Also see our Fuel and Dockage Survey for prices all over the Bahamas. www.explorercharts.com.

New fuel and dockage survey, October 7, 2014

A new Fuel and Dockage Survey has been conducted and posted on October 7,  2014. Some marinas have closed or cut hours during the current slow season and as always some could not be contacted.

The October 7th  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.

Most fuel and dockage prices were down. Only a few fuel prices were up. The off-season continues with some marinas offering discounted dockage.

Schooner Bay News

Schooner Bay Abaco, a marina development, has just announced a new offering that might be of interest to Bahamas cruisers. Check their link at schoonerbaybahamas.com.

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