2009 ABACOS VACATION INFORMATION

Over Under Adventures has chosen to make the Abacos our base of operations in the Bahamas. We put this information package together to explain why we’ve chosen this particular location and give you a good overview of all the wonderful activities that this part of the Bahamas has to offer. We feel that the Abacos offers a great family atmosphere and is one of the best cruising, fishing, diving and island hopping locations from which to base our charter operations.

Bakers Bay Resort & Marina

We are happy to announce that we will be basing our operations out of Bakers Bay Resort & Marina on Guana Cay, just across the sound from Marsh Harbour.  Bakers Bay Marina opens November 17, 2008 and will be the largest, most modern marina facility in the Bahamas. Bakers Bay has chosen Over Under Adventures, to offer Charter Services at the marina.  This is exciting news for us and are looking forward to being part of this brand new facility.   Over Under’s guests can choose to stay at Bakers Bay, or any of the nearby island resorts.  We’ve highlighted many of these great options below.

The Islands of the Abacos

The close proximity of all these Islands makes the Abacos one of the best cruising grounds in the Bahamas. All of these Islands are within approximately 15 miles of one another! There is a ferry service to most and day trips on one of our Charter Boats or Tenders to all is possible.

  • Guana Cay – This is where you will find the brand new Bakers Bay Resort & Marina which is the largest and most modern marina facility in the Bahamas and the base of our operations. Also on Guana Cay is the famous Nippers Beach Bar & Grill.
  • Marsh Harbour - The “Hub of the Abacos”. This is where the airport is located and most of the major stores. Grocery stores are well stocked, the waterfront marina district is full of great restaurants and bars and ferry service is available to all the major islands.
  • Hope Town - Marked by its famous lighthouse this is one of the most picturesque islands in the Bahamas, one you won’t want to miss. Turtle Hill Resort, the Abaco Inn, and Harbour’s Edge are all places you woth exploring.
  • Man-O-War Cay – Directly offshore of Marsh Harbour about 5 miles lies Man-O-War Cay which is the home of the famous Albury Brothers Boats and another can’t miss spot, the Sail Shop. Stop in at the Hibiscus Café for lunch.
  • Little Harbour – Home of the famous Pete’s Pub and Gallery. This is yet another one of those places you can’t miss. The snorkeling around the area is fabulous as is the scenery on land.
  • Green Turtle Cay – Green Turtle is home of the Green Turtle Club, Resort and Marina. Another great choice for your Abacos Vacation. Several nice restaurants, bakeries and bars, coupled with more amazing reefs and beaches are what this place is all about.
  • Treasure Cay – Treasure Cay Hotel Resort & Marina is a full service facility with superb amenities. A 150 slip marina and golf course make this a very unique Bahamas Resort. We can move the boat to Treasure for your vacation should you decide to stay here.

Ferry Service: Daily Ferry Service runs from Marsh Harbour to all of the following islands: Hope Town, Man-O-War, Scotland Cay, Green Turtle Cay and Guana Cay.


Hotels and Accommodations

We’ve highlighted a few of the many places you can stay ashore, while in the Abacos. When in Marsh Harbour the OVER UNDER will be docked at The Conch Inn & Marina, however, our main port will be at the Bakers Bay Marina in Guana Cay.

  • Bakers Bay Club – Guana Cay: Brand New Private Club and Marina opening November 2008. They have marina villas for rent. This is going to be the largest and nicest marina facility in the Bahamas!
  • Grabber's Bed, Bar & Grill - Located at Sunset Beach. Cultural kind of place with restaurant and reasonable rooms only steps from the Ferry Dock.
  • OVER UNDER Yacht - OVER UNDER is available for weekly rentals for $3500 per week. The boat has three bedrooms, three bathrooms, full cooking facilities and comes with the use of all Conch Inn facilities, including the swimming pool.
  • Conch Inn & Marina – Marsh Harbour: Reasonable rates and convenient to the boat they have rooms available for rent, pool, nice restaurant and bar and the ferry’s leave from their dock.
  • Abaco Beach Resort – Marsh Harbor: Full service resort with villas, rooms, pools, bars, restaurants, etc. Short walk to the Boat or we can move the boat to their Marina Facility.
  • Treasure Cay Resort – Treasure Cay: Very nice full service resort located about a 30 minute drive to the boat or we can move the boat to their Marina facility.
  • Green Turtle Club – Green Turtle Cay: Very nice resort on lovely Green Turtle Cay. About 10 miles from Marsh Harbour by boat. We need to move the boat to their Marina if you decide to stay here.
  • Club Soleil – Hope Town: If you’d like to stay on this quaint little Bahamas Island of Hope Town, try club Soleil.

Restaurants & Bars

Lunch Spots

  • Nippers Beach Bar – Guana Cay
  • Pete’s Pub and Gallery – Little Harbour
  • Abaco Beach Resort, Boat Harbour – Marsh Harbor
  • Hibiscus – Man-O-War Cay
  • Cracker P’s – Lubbers Quarters
  • Matildas Snack Shack – Best Burgers in Marsh Harbour

Dinner Spots

  • Jib Room – Great Spot across the other side of the Harbour in Marsh
  • Wally’s – Across the Street from Mangoes in Marsh Harbour
  • Curly Tails – On the Waterfront at Conch Inn & Marina, Marsh Harbour
  • Mangoes – On the waterfront in Marsh Harbour
  • Abaco Inn – Hope Town
  • Green Turtle Club – Green Turtle Cay

Bars

Here is a collection of local bars, beach bars and local hang outs you don’t want to miss!

  • Nippers - Guana Cay: Maybe one of the top 5 Beach Bars & Pool Bars in the World!
  • Grabbers – Guana Cay: Hit it for a Guana Grabber on the way to or from Nippers
  • Pete’s Pub - Little Harbour: This is a can’t miss place!
  • Snappas – Marsh Harbour : Right on the waterfront
  • Curly Tails at Conch Inn – Marsh Harbour: Steps from where the Over Under is docked!
  • Abaco Beach Resort – Marsh Harbour: Great Pool Bar

Other Fun Things to do in the Abacos

Golf

There are two golf courses within driving distance from Marsh Harbour. Accommodations are available at either resort.

Shopping

  • Albury Sail Shop – Man-O-War Cay: Great Canvas Bags, Handmade on the Premises
  • Monkey’s Uncle Boutique – Marsh Harbour
  • Wrackers Boutique– Abaco Beach Resort, Marsh Harbour

Snorkeling

There are so many great spots. Here are a few that deserve special mention…

  • Fowl Cay Preserve
  • Mermaid Reef
  • Johnny’s Cay
  • Pelican Cays Land and Sea Park

Diving

Scuba Diving can be arranged with Dive Abaco , who is also conveniently located at the Conch Inn & Marina. 242 367 2787

Fishing

The fishing off of the Abacos can be spectacular. All species of Pelagic fish from Dolphin, Wahoo and Tuna, to both Blue and White Marlin are plentiful at various times of the year. Several deep water canyons are the trademark of the Abacos and the drop off is only a mile or so offshore. The majority of the Bahamas Billfish Championships is held right here in the Abacos, so that will tell you a bit!


Airlines Serving Marsh Harbour

  • American Eagle – Miami: 242 367 2231
  • Bahamas Air – Palm Beach, Nassau, Ft. Lauderdale: 242 367 2095
  • Continental – Ft. Lauderdale, Palm Beach: 242 367 3425
  • Craig Air – Jacksonville: 904 641 0300
  • Southern Air – Nassau: 242 367 2498
  • Yellow Air Taxi – Ft. Lauderdale: 242 367 0032
  • Over Under Aviation – Private Charters from S. Florida for up to 5 passengers: 305 852 8015

Let us know if there is anything else you would like to know about the Abacos!

Call us at 1-866-OUA-TUNA for more info or to make your reservation!