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Bahamas Cruising #2 – Nature Trails, Ocean Views, & Piggyville in the Central Abacos

If you’ve not read Bahamas Cruising #1, here it is -> Exploring Northern Abacos

The Central Abacos

After a couple more days anchoring in secluded places and discovering more islands, we decided we’d stay the three months planned on for the Bahamas entirely in the Abacos. Originally we had thought we’d travel down to Eleuthera and Exumas but soon realized we loved the Abacos and needed more time before continuing on. We didn’t want to feel rushed on our first voyage to these beautiful islands and have realized we need a few more items to outfit our boat before heading further off to different countries. We’ll go over that in another post. For now, we share some of the beautiful stops we made within the Central Abacos!

Manjack Cay, aka Nunjack Cay

Our travels continued and as we sailed further South, the islands began to get prettier and prettier. Most people go from Florida straight to the Central Abacos but we didn’t want to make big jumps to miss potential beautiful areas. An anticipated stop along the way was to Manjack Cay. We’d anchor here for a few days  before heading to Green Turtle to wait out the incoming blow. Once we anchored, we explored their scenic nature trails and took in all the nature around the area. We tried to catch lobsters, snorkeled around to see turtles, and kayaked around nurse sharks. This area is by far a favorite in the Abacos and will be heading back for a week before heading back to Florida. 

 

Green Turtle Cay

Just past Manjack Cay is Green Turtle Cay. We stayed at a mooring ball in White Sound and then moved to the Green Turtle Club for a storm that would be blowing 40-50 knots. We LOVED Green Turtle Cay due to the fact that we had almost run out of food & beverages. It was a great pit stop allowing us to re-provision and enjoy all their restaurants and nightlife. They have so many awesome places to check out. If you’re interested in seeing all our favorites, check them out here –> Travel Map 

While at Green Turtle, we had many adventures via golf cart and also used our scooters to get around the island. Their Ocean Beach shared incredible views and we me some pretty great people along the way. We also learned about the Manchineel tree which is extremely poisonous. We explored every road on the island and found our favorite place to be Pineapples, a beach front bar with a pool and always lots of dancing. This will be another place to look forward on the way back!

No Name Cay, aka Piggyville

Before making our way to the Whale Cut Passage, where the mighty Atlantic Ocean meets the Sea of Abaco, we stopped at No Name Cay to feed the pigs. This was a really fun stop! 

Cheers & thanks for reading!

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