Bahamas Bliss—Through the View Finder – June 2013


Covering the people, places and t’ings of the “Family” Bahamas Out Islands.

A bit of “sip sip” for June…


Abacos' Interactive


The Abaco Cays’ are in high gear for the upcoming 38th annual All Abaco Regatta: July 3-July 11. With the official motto being “It’s a party every night…in a different location” you know you’re in for some major fun. Book your accommodations now before it is too late!

Kicking off with the “Stranded Naked Cheeseburger Party”– the biggest beach party in the Abacos, this is an incredible day of fun in the sun with free food, drinks, and music on uninhabited Fiddle Cay; Fiddle Cay is the next small cay north of Green Turtle Cay– approximately a 10 minute dingy ride from the anchorage at Green Turtle Cay. The party, where everyone is welcome, starts at 11:00 a.m., July 3rd.

The regatta moves to different locations giving everyone a taste of Abaco’s towns, resorts and pockets of remote isolation. The five races are interspersed with awards and lay day parties. These social events have a large following of land-based visitors, probably equal in numbers to the sailors. The restaurants, hotels, guesthouses, and marinas look forward to the Regatta and the financial contribution made to the various settlements–a result of hundreds of visitors, both on land and sea, who come for the festivities.

Here’s the 2013 schedule:

Wed, 3rd, July: Cheeseburger Party – Fiddle Cay, Green Turtle Cay

Thurs, 4th, July:  Race 1 – Green Turtle Cay – Awards at Bluff House

Fri, 5th, July: Layday – Party at Coco Beach Bar & Grill in Treasure Cay

Sat, 6th, July: Race 2 – Treasure Cay to Guana Cay – Awards and Party at Guana Grabbers

Mon, 8th, July: Race 3 – Guana to Marsh Harbour Race – Awards at Crossing Beach

Tues, 9th, July: Race 4 – Marsh Harbour to Hope Town Race – Awards at Hope Town Inn & Marina

Wed, 10th, July: Layday – Party at Lubbers Landing

Thurs, 11th, July: Race 5 – Hope Town Race – Final Awards Party at Sea Spray Resort ♦

Abaco Regatta Time Logo. Photo Credit: Abaco Regatta Time.

Abaco Rage. Photo credit: Marlee Mason.

Stranded Naked Cheeseburger Party. Photo credit: Bob & Pat - Stranded Naked Cheesburger Party.

Marsh Harbour-Abaco Beach Resort: Speaking of boating, Abaco Beach Resort at Boat Harbour has a special 5 Nights / 6 Days boating package available, perfect for exploring the Abaco Cays. Stay five nights, and receive a free center console sport boat for three days of your stay. Set out to discover the spectacular private beaches and historic settlements this unique part of the Bahamas has to offer as you cruise the breathtaking Sea of Abaco. Plus, kids 12 years and under stay free! For more information, call (800) 468-4799 or (242) 367-2158. ♦


Gully Roosters. Photo credit: Gully Roosters.
Gully Roosters. Photo credit: Gully Roosters.

Green Turtle Cay

At last, The Gully Rooster’s, ‘Abaco’s Number One Band’ now has a FaceBook presence; check them out for pictures and schedules of where they will be playing. ♦





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