2008-08-29 - Marsh Harbour, Abacos – 12 Day Trip from Key Largo

Marsh Harbour, Abacos

12 Day Trip from Key Largo

We recently completed an extended round trip to the Abacos departing from Key Largo, Florida.  The trip lasted 12 days, and included stops in Atlantis on Paradise Island, Marsh Harbour, Guana Cay, Little Harbour, Hope Town, and Man-O-War Cay. 

The purpose of the voyage was two-fold.  First, it was intended to serve as an extended sea trial for the OVER UNDER, which has undergone a major renovation, turning this classic and proven Sport Fish into a robust and modern live-aboard yacht.  Included in the renovations have been electronics upgrades, new marine air conditioning systems throughout, new marine fresh-water heads, a new fresh water system, stateroom make-overs, and an engine room overhaul, just to mention a few.  Second, we intended to use this trip as a scouting and information gathering tool, for an eventual full time operation based in the Central Abacos.  We’ve prepared a detailed trip log highlighting all of the islands and other places of interest we visited (look for link below).  The conclusion was quite obvious within two days of arriving in Marsh....this was a destination that we needed to offer to our customers. 

Within 15 miles of one another, you have the Islands of Guana Cay, Marsh Harbour, Green Turtle Cay, Treasure Cay, Little Harbour, Hope Town, and Man-O-War Cay.  The fishing has been reported to be spectacular, and we witnessed first-hand the great diving  and beaches to be found, in conjunction with a barrier island system that provides for lee-ward anchorages, snorkeling, and fishing opportunities.  The Central Abacos has something to offer the whole family (and as you will read below, mine had a blast), with fishing, diving, golf, shopping, island hopping, and great beaches.  This part of the Bahamas is still “quaint” and pristine, but yet has lots to offer in the way of amenities and activities. 

Bakers Bay Resort & Marina has recently invited us to base our charter boat at their new facility.  Bakers Bay will be the largest and most modern marina facility in the Bahamas, when it opens on November 17, 2008.  I had the chance to visit the Bakers Bay project while on this trip, and was left thoroughly impressed.  Over Under Adventures is thrilled to announce it will be basing its Abacos Charter operation out of Bakers Bay!!

To read more about Bakers Bay, details of our 12 day trip, or more about our 2008-2009 Bahamas Charters, please click on the links below.

Capt. Trey Rhyne

Over Under Adventures

12 Day Abacos Voyage – Detailed Report

2008-2009 Bahamas Charter Information

Abacos Information Letter

Bakers Bay Web Site