Abacos Cruisers Net

If you would like to be the local Abacos Correspondent for the Bahamas Cruisers Guide to help keep this page current, email: business@bahamascruisersguide.com

Note: This webpage provides a summary of information provided by the Abacos Cruisers Net broadcast daily at 0815 on VHF Ch68. It is updated as information is provided to the BCG:

Note: Many items are captured on the Hope Town Sailing Club website.

Updated: 16 March 2018

  • Emergency Message Service: Out Island Internet provides an emergency email service for cruisers in the Abacos. Messages addressed to cruisers@oii.net should have the vessel name / cottage name / call sign in the subject line. Tell potential message senders which channel, 68 or 16, you will monitor. Announcement that are not immediately delivered will be broadcast on the daily Abacos Cruisers Net on VHF Ch-68.

  • Weather for the Abacos and useful links can be found at the website: Barometer Bob

Community Announcements
Hope Town
  • Hope Town Directory is available for $10 benefits Every Child Counts. Pick up at Post Office, Vernon's Grocery, other local businesses. Directory of residents, businesses, visitors - every cottage should have one.

Marsh Harbour
  • Buck-a-Book needs volunteers to help with cleanup and maintenance.
  • Myriad Youth Center; 242-458-6314; 242-458-8723. A youth center assisting Haitian children. Donations of cruisers time, crafts, toiletries & grooming items desired.

  • The Hope Town Sailing Club provides a calendar of Hope Town Events: HTSC Calendar

Invitations to Services Provided for Cruisers
Great Guana Cay
  • Dive Guana. Dive trips available. Dive store. Call for trips and reservations.
  • Pirates Cove. $5 egg omelet sandwich breakfast. Nightly grill specials. US-Canada Phone.
  • Nippers. Sunday is pig roast day!

Hope Town
  • Abaco Inn; 242-366- 0133. Wednesday grill night; Thursday Cuban night; Friday prime rib. Happy Hour 1630-1830. Sunday breakfast!
  • Captain Jack's. Bingo Mondays; Taco Tuesdays; Wild Wing Wednesday with music, Trivia Thursdays, Martini and Steak Fridays.
  • Down Deep Island Seafood; Post Office Dock. Fridays 1400-1700; fresh seafood.
  • Froggy's Out Island Adventure: Dive trips available contact on VHF.
  • Hope Town Harbour Lodge. Music live on Wednesdays 1900 - til.
  • Omgrown Greens; 242-366-0722. Fresh Vegetables.

Little Harbour
  • Pete's Pub. Open Friday & Saturday and all week after Christmas; closed Christmas Day. Pub opens at 1100. Lunch 1200-1600; Dinner 1800-2100.

Lubbers Quarters
  • Cracker P's. On the E side overlooking Tilloo Cut. Reservations requested. Lunch: 1200-1600; Dinner 1900-2100. Open 22 Dec 12 to 6 Jan 12; closed Christmas.


  • Bradleys on the Harbor. Lunch & Dinner specials.
  • Man-o-War Marina. Offers slips and moorings. Come visit and explore the history of Man-o-War.

Marsh Harbour
  • Abaco Beach Resort, Anglers' Restaurant, 242-367-2158.
  • Dive Abaco at Conch Inn Marina; 242-367-2787. Dive and snorkeling trips available. Dive trips normally leave 0930 and visit two reef spots.
  • Jib Room; daily lunch specials. Regular rake & scrape. Wednesday ribs night - don't miss it.
  • Tupps Wine; 242-267-2966: Located across from Mangos. Dinghy Dock.
  • Sitori Health Strategies; 242-367-3591. Offers Yoga, Acupuncture, Massage, back pain therapy.
  • Snappas. Open 7 days a week for lunch and dinner. Happy Hour 1700-1930.

Important Things for Cruisers to Know
  • Use VHF Ch-68 for calling
  • VHF Ch-16 is monitored by emergency services and local authorities in the Abacos.
  • Avoid use of local pubic service channels: 22, 72, 77, 80
  • Marsh Harbor, Treasure Cay; Taxis use VHF Ch-06