Man-O-War Cay, Abacos

Abacos Map with facilities and attractions.

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Updated: 3 Apr 16

Explorer Chart:
  • Use Marsh Harbour International airport.
Air Service
  • Air service is available through Marsh Harbor and Treasure Cay airports; taxi and ferry service is available.
  • There is a good anchorage with protection from the NNW to SE located of the NW coast at the low spot connecting the E and W sections of the coast. Caution: there is a shallower water spine that runs parallel to the shore here streaming N from the series of small cays starting at the N end of the harbor. There is a sandy beach here to leave a dingy and the road to the settlement crosses the narrow rock spine.
  • Note: there are sections of bottom with a thin coating of sand over underlying rock. Check your anchor to assure it is buried in sand and move it to another location if it is not.
Area Information / Tourism
  • Bahamas Area Websites. Sites that can be searched for tourist and business information throughout the Bahamas.
  • Abaco Island Tours; 242-375-8718. Produces a great free color graphic map showing the major attractions of the Abacos.
  • Destination Abaco; 242-367-3202/2107; Local free publication of attractions & activities in the Abacos. It is available as marinas, stores and restaurants. Don't miss it when visiting!
Art Gallery / Art
  • Albury's Designs @ Emerson's Shop; 242-365-6037; Half and full ship models.
  • Joe’s Studio; 242-365-6082 Wooden boat models.
  • Albury’s Bakery.
  • Lola Sayer.
Bank & ATM
  • CIBC; Thursday.
  • FirstCaribbean International Bank; 242-365-6420.
  • Royal Bank of Canada; Friday.
Beverage Store
Bike Rental
  • Conch Pearl.
  • Island Treasures.
  • Man-o-War Marina.
  • Water WAys.
Boat Rental / Charter
  • Conch Pearl.
  • Island Treasures.
  • Man-o-War Marina.
  • Water Ways Mechanics & Boat Rentals; 242-365-6143; 242-357-6540.
Book Exchange
  • Man-o-War Marina.
BTC / Batelco Office
  • 242-365-6000; Fax: 242-365-6266.
Car Rental
Cell Phone Service
  • There is good service in the area.
  • Bretheren.
  • Church of God.
  • Gospel Chapel.
  • New Life Bible Church.
Coffee Shop
Cruisers Net
  • Abaco Cruisers Net operates daily on VHF Ch 68 from 0815 to 0915. The goals of the net are safety, friendship, and message handling. The net provides weather, notices from local businesses, messaging between cruisers, arrivals and departures.
Customs & Immigration
Dinghy Landing
  • BASRA; 242-365-6048; VHF Ch-16, Ch-20.
  • BASRA; 242-367-2226 / 3752; VHF Ch-16, Ch-20.
  • Bahamas Red Cross; 242-367-0734. Marsh Harbour.
  • Cruisers who need to be contacted in an emergency can receive an email if it is sent with contact information (boat name; persons name; cottage name) in the Subject line to: This is provided as a free service by Out Island Internet.
  • Police / Fire emergency phone: 919 or 911
  • TowBoatU.S. Marsh Harbor; 242-367-4602. Service Area: 100 miles offshore. Home base: Rockledge, FL.
  • VHF Ch-16 is monitored by emergency services and local authorities in the Abacos.
Fresh Fish

  • Man-o-War Marina; 242-365-6008. Texaco StarPort with diesel and gas.
Golf Cart / Scooter Rental
  • Conch Pearl.
  • Island Treasures.
  • Man-o-War Marina.
  • Water Ways.
Government / Administrator
Groceries & Produce

  • Albury’s Harbour Store; 242-365-6004. Delivers to docks.
  • Man-o-War Grocery; 242-365-6016. Delivers to docks.
Hardware & Lumber
  • Man-O-War Hardware Building Supplies; 242-365-6011 / 6026 /6128.
  • Man-o-War Marina; 242-365-6008.
  • Albury’s Harbour Grocery.
  • Man-o-War Grocery; 242-365-6016.
  • Ice Cream
Internet & WiFi
  • Mon-o-War Marina; 242-365-6008.
Marina & Dockage
  • Man-o-War Marina; 242-365-6008 / 6012; 28 Slips; moor ins ($17/day); Dockside Restaurant Island Treats snacks; Painted Fish boutique; pool; wifi; cable TV.
Marine Supplies & Parts
  • Albury Brothers Boat Yard; 242-356-6086.
  • Edwin Boat Yard No. 1; 242-365-6006.
  • Man-o-War Hardware.
Marine Services & Repairs
  • Albury Brothers Boat Yard; 242-356-6086.
  • Albury Sail Shop; 242-365-6014,
  • Edwin Boat Yard No. 1; 242-365-6006.
  • Edwin Boat Yard No. 2; 242-365-6007.
  • Edwin’s Boat Yard; 242-365-6020.
  • Sail Shop; 242-365-6014.
  • Water Ways Mechanics & Boat Rentals; 242-365-6143; 242-357-6540.
Medical / Clinic / Pharmacy
  • Government Clinic; 242-365-6081.
  • Moorings are available in both American / Eastern harbour and north harbour. Name of provider is on mooring ball. Pay at Edwin’s Boatyard or Man-o=War Marina.
  • Man-o-War Marina; has several moorings for $17/night. Includes use of dinghy dock but not other marina facilities. Shower use available at $5/person.
  • Note: it is hard to find out what moorings are available. Locals recommend picking up any one that does not have a name or say reserved.
  • In Dec 2011, SV Onward used its dinghy and portable depth sounder to check depths at the entrance to the harbor and in the two anchorages at low tide. Minimum depth at the harbor cut was just inside the narrowest spot, ~6.0'. Minimum depth at the entrance to the E (American) harbor was ~5.3 and then deepened'. Minimum depth at the entrance to the main, W, harbor was ~4.6'. Only the E harbor had depths around its rental moorings sufficient for Onward's 6.2' draft.
Packages & Shipping
  • UPS and FedEx available through Marsh Harbor.
  • IE Imports / Inter-Island Export; 242-367-3622 (Marsh Harbour); 561-210-5059, 954-793-7508 (US). Will air ship packages to Marsh Harbour that are sent to their West Palm Beach FL office. They will handle customs and can arrange delivery to Man-o-War by ferry or freight boat.
Personal Services
  • Bahama Waves Beauty Salon.
  • Therapeutic Massage by Lounette; 242-375-8416;
Post Office / Mail
  • 242-365-6108.
  • Man-o-War Marina.
Restaurant & Bar
  • Bradley's on the Harbour. Offers indoor and waterfront patio dining.
  • Dock & Dine. Located at the Man-o-War Marina offers waterfront dining for lunch and dinner.
  • Hibiscus Cafe.
  • Island Treats Snack Bar; 242-365-6501.
  • Pavilon Restaurant.
  • Schooner's Landing Ocean Club; 242-365-6072.
  • Restrooms are provided by restaurants & bars and marinas for patrons.
Retail Therapy - Shopping
  • Albury's Sail Shop. On the waterfront. Annie and staff make beautiful bags and accessories from canvas and sailcloth continuing a tradition started over 60 years ago.
  • Belle Ena.
  • Island Treasures.
  • Joe’s Studio.
  • Painted Fish boutique; located at the Man-o-War Marina include stylish clothing, jewelry, gifts and swimming and snorkeling gear.
  • Sally's Sea Side Boutique; 242-365-6044;; Androsia fabrics, handmade gifts.
  • Showers are available at marinas for patrons.
Snorkeling & Scuba Diving
  • Dive Abaco; 242-367-2787; located at Conch Inn.
  • Dive Time Abaco; 242-365-0235; VHF Ch-16. Dive shop; SCUBA training; dive trips.
  • Man-O-War Marina Dive Shop; 242-365-6013.
Things to See & Do

  • A&W Travel Service; 242-365-6048;
  • Fowl Cays Land and Sea Preserve.
  • The Great Abaco Express; 242-367-0200; 242-646-7072; Guded Eco-friendly tours of Abaco, Man-o-War, Hope Town.
  • The Man-o-War Museum is currently located in a house on the hill near the BTC office.

  • Bins are provided in town.
VHF Protocol
  • Abacos VHF Protocol: Ch 68 = hailing; Ch 16 = emergency; Do not use public service channels: VHF 22, 70, 72
Volunteer Opportunities
  • RO water available at Man-o-War Marina.
  • Marine Weather Center; Daily SSB, webcast, & email forecasts by Chris Parker. Note: Best reception in this area is usually on 4045 KHz USB Simplex at 0630 AST.
  • Bahamas Met Office website provides weather forecast for local areas throughout the Bahamas.
  • Barometer Bob; an excellent website providing weather for the Abacos.
  • Abacos Cruisers Net; VHF Ch 68 at 0815; provides a daily weather summary.
  • FM Radio 93.5 MHz; Radio Abaco at 0630.

Topics: 20 Dec 12