Mélange Travel & Lifestyle Magazine January 2019 - Page 82

The Abacos Visitors to The Abacos look forward to participating in water-based activities of which there are many. One of the main things that attract people to the island is fishing. Throughout The Abacos, be it in Marsh Harbour, Treasure Cay or any of the other cays, fishermen arrive during the summer months to participate in fishing tournaments. Marlin, sailfish, bonefish and tuna are common catches. Diving and snorkeling too are popular activities because of the big reefs with exciting swim-through caves where divers are usually treated to the sight of reef sharks, and many schools of silver bait fish. The number one activity by far, however, is boating and sailing. The Abacos is considered to be one of the top boating destinations in the Caribbean/Atlantic basin. Its sheltered harbours, many cays and top-notch marine facilities, attract many regattas, especially in spring and summer. The United States being its close neighbour also makes The Abacos an attractive sailing destination. © Bahamas Tourism Ministry