The Abaco Islands lie in the northern Bahamas. The main islands are Great Abaco and Little Abaco. There are several smaller barrier cays, of which the northernmost are Walker’s Cay and its sister island Grand Cay.

Swim with pigs!
Drop anchor at No Name Cay and dinghy to shore to visit the famous swimming pigs. These island-bound pigs welcome visitors by wading into the water to greet them – especially those that bring along some vegetables to eat.

Pelican Cays Sea Park
For a daytime anchorage, head for the west side of Sandy Cay. From here you can dinghy to the reefs on the east side, which form part of the Pelican Cays Sea Park with its protected coral and sea life. 

Hope Town’s Lighthouse
Sail to Hope Town, one of the prettiest harbors in the Bahamas. Dominating the town is the well-photographed red and white striped lighthouse built in the 1860s – one of only three kerosene-lit manned lighthouses in the world, and still relied upon by sailors in the Bahamas.

The best time to visit Abaco Island is from December to April when temperatures cool slightly to between 28-31 Celsius degrees. The hottest months in the Bahamas are July and August, and the wettest months are May and June.
The islands fall within the hurricane belt, so hurricanes may be a factor between June and November (the Atlantic hurricane season).

Sailing conditions in the Bahamas include easterly winds between 10-15 knots and care is needed as the water can have shallow depths. The tidal range is up to 1 meter.

The language spoken at Abaco is English.
The documents you need to enter the Bahamas include a valid US passport for the duration of stay. Talk to us to make sure you have the correct documents before you travel to Abaco.

The currency is the Bahamian dollar (BSD). US dollars (USD) are also widely accepted.

You will find free Wi-Fi in some marinas, cafes and restaurants.