The Sandpiper Restaurant is located on the Harbour in Schooner Bay. They have great options for both lunch and dinner and the bar serves up cold drinks. The hours of operation will be posted on the door.
Pete’s Pub is an Abaco staple and it’s our favorite restaurant on the island. Pete’s is open Thursday - Sunday for Lunch and Dinner. Sundays draw a big crowd. All of the food is great and the blasters are deceptively strong. Make sure to stop by the Gallery to see Pete’s sculptures, made on site at the Foundry. Stop by the Abaco Yacht Club for a souvenir.
Cherokee Sound is a quaint and quiet fishing community to the longest dock in the Bahamas. The beach is gorgeous and wonderful for beach combing at low tide. This is a great spot to to fly-fish and it’s where Sam caught his first bonefish in the wild! Check the tide forecast and pack a picnic or stop for lunch at Pete’s Pub.
Mamma D’s is a true Bahamian Beach Bar, located on Long Beach in the Crossing Rocks community, it is only a 10 minute drive from Schooner Bay. The beach is beautiful and known for its Sea Glass. Don’t forget to bring your bug spray to keep the no see-um’s away. Pick up a late lunch or dinner across the street at 3 K’s Jerk Pit. Call ahead for the daily special, try the lobster if available (242) 458-1526. Call Mamma D’s via What’s App to confirm operating hours (242) 455-2162.
Nancy’s is literally at the end of the road, located approximately 30 minutes from Schooner Bay, Sandy Point is on the southern most tip of Abaco. The food is great and the locals are very friendly. The beaches in Sandy Point are gorgeous.
Nipper’s is a fun beach bar and restaurant located on Guana Cay. They have good food, strong drinks, a pool, and there is great snorkeling right off the beach. They are open daily (Closed Tuesdays) from 11:30-7. There are regularly scheduled ferries from Marsh Harbour to Guana Cay daily. Check the ferry schedules: https://theferrylimited.com/schedule/ or https://gandlferry.com/ Round Trip: $20 per person
Hope Town is one of the oldest and most charming settlements in the Bahamas. It is home to the famous red and white striped lighthouse and miles of pink sand beaches. Great for a day trip or extend your stay! We recommend renting a bike or golf cart to get around the small island. Learn about the history of the island on a tour of the lighthouse, explore the picturesque town and admire the colorful homes and shops (Don’t miss Hope Town Canvas). Have lunch at Daddy Jacks, Hope Town Inn & Marina or FireFly. Relax on the gorgeous Tahiti Beach. Bike Rental: Bike Shop at HopeTown Canvas $15-$20 per day Elbow Cay Cart Rentals: (242) 475-3882 or (242) 814-8120 Hope Town Cart Rentals: (242) 458-0442 Lighthouse Cart Rentals: (242) 366-0243 or (242) 475-0218 Ferry Schedules: The Ferry Limited: theferrylimited.com G&L Transportation: (242) 8160-2628
Hope Town Canvas creates one-of-a-kind bags from recycled sails locally in Hope Town on Elbow Cay. In addition to one-of-a-kind bags, they also have dog accessories and t-shirts. The bike shop has daily rentals from $15-$20 per day that are great for exploring the island. Open daily from 9-5 (Sun 9-3). Take a quick 20 min ferry from Marsh Harbour to Hope Town. Hope Town Canvas is 300ft north of the Main Post Office Dock. Check the ferry schedules: https://theferrylimited.com/schedule/ or https://gandlferry.com/ Round Trip: $20 per person
From trophy bonefish and permit on the fly to the deep-sea wahoo, marlin, and dolphin fish, the Abacos are a fisherman's dream. Schooner Bay is located on a very narrow section of the island which means there is both world-class fly fishing and world-class deep sea fishing right in our backyard. Please reach out to Sam if you’re interested in booking a guide.
We love to visit Casurina at low tide to beach comb for seashells and bonefish on the flats. The water is crystal clear, shallow and calm and the white sand beaches are perfect for a stroll or a picnic. Casurina is located half way between Schooner Bay and Marsh Harbour, about a 15 minute drive. If you are wanting to extend your trip and see more of the islands, Casurina Point would be a great place to rent a house for a few days. Check out Abaco Palm Properties or Airbnb for accommodations. https://www.abacopalms.com. Consider renting a car.
Maxwell’s is the largest and most well stocked grocery store in the Bahamas. Located in Marsh Harbour, approximately 30 miles from Schooner Bay. If you’re planning on extending your vacation beyond the wedding events, you might want to stop by Maxwell’s for a few items. The Bahamas has the 3rd highest cost of living in the world, eating out can get expensive fast. Open Mon-Sat 8-6 | Sun 8-3
A.G. Wine & Spirits is near the airport in Marsh Harbour, in the same building as Abaco Groceries (“Abaco Costco”). This is approximately 30 minutes from Schooner Bay. They have a large selection of wine, beer and liquor. Expect to pay slightly more than in the U.S. *There are several more liquor stores on the island, all should suffice.