Third annual Abaco Kayak Challenge set for Nov. 9


The Abaco Cancer Society and Friends of the Environment will present Abaco’s third annual Kayak Challenge on Saturday, November 9th at Pete’s Pub & Gallery in Little Harbour, Abaco.

To increase a higher presence of paddlers from other islands, event organizers have secured a commitment from Bahamas Ferries to run ferry service from Nassau to Sandy Point, Abaco to accommodate interested paddlers if a minimum of six vehicles and at least 40 individuals commit to the ferry by October 1.

Any craft that can be paddled—kayaks, paddle boards and canoes, but nothing with an engine—is welcome to participate.

Paddlers will have three courses to choose from: 3 miles, 8 miles, or 15 miles; all take paddlers into and through the scenic tidal creeks of the Bight of Old Robinson, which is included in the proposed East Abaco Creeks National Park. Support boats will be on hand to assist paddlers, make sure they stay on course and provide water and snacks. Paddlers will be welcomed back with a beach party at Pete’s Pub featuring a local band.

FRIENDS and the Abaco Cancer Society are seeking business sponsors to support the event. If you are interested, please contact

More information about the event is available on the Friends of the Environment’s website:, on the Friends of the Environment’s Facebook Page or under the Facebook event: 3rd Annual Kayak Challenge.