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Updated: 15 March 2018

Note: Information is posted here as the Guide receives it by email or radio.

St. Patrick's Day, Saturday 17 March 2018

  • St Francis Resort Unplugged; 1600 - 'til
  • Open mic. Bring your music and share.
  • Dinner Special: Cheeseburger in Paradise; 1600 - 1830

Boat Count 2018 in Elizabeth Harbour:
277; 12 March

George Town Cruisers Net
  • Daily cruisers net at 0800 on VHF Ch-72.
  • Net control: It is a controlled net open to all. Please request recognition from the net controller by stating your boat name and waiting for acknowledgement.
  • Segments: Emergency & Priority; Weather; Local Business; Community; Boaters' General; Buy / Sell / Trade; New Arrivals; Departures.

Principal Sites for Activities:
  • Volleyball Beach, Stocking Island.
  • Chat 'n' Chill; Volleyball Beach, Stocking Island.
  • St. Francis Resort; Bar, Deck, Conference Room; Gaviota Bay, Stocking Island.

KB & Son at Chat 'n' Chill

Help Keep Volleyball Beach Clean and Green!

Note: Many of these activities are ongoing during the winter season when there are the most cruising boats in the harbor (~Dec through February). Check in with the Cruisers net at 0800 on VHF Ch-72.

Calendar of Recurring Activities @ Local Businesses


  • Pig Roast; Chat 'n Chill on Volleyball Beach; 1300 - 'til it's gone..; roast pig buffet.

  • Rake & Scrape; 1900; Eddie's Edgewater on S shore Lake Victoria.

  • Texas Hold'em; St. Francis Resort; 1800; registration 1730; $5 buy-in; all proceeds to top players.
  • Kaeroke; Two Turtles Inn and Resort.
  • Wednesday
  • Dance Night; 1700 - 'til; Chat 'n Chill on Volleyball Beach. Rotissery Chicken, Ribs.
  • Sushi Night; Blu at Exuma Yacht Club. It goes quickly so be early!

  • Rake & Scrape; Peace & Plenty; Dinner @1830; Band 1930 - 'til.
  • Peace & Plenty BBQ: ~1800 - 'til; BBQ, music.
  • Texas Hold'em; St. Francis Resort; 1800; registration 1730; $5 buy-in; all proceeds to top players.

  • Frankie Bananas, the tiki bar on the dock at Augusta Bay, hosts a Happy Hour on Friday afternoon, usually around 1730. They provide complimentary chicken wings and conch fritters, and also have a DJ. They also have 2 for 1 on Sands beer during Happy Hour.


Calendar of Recurring Activities — Cruiser Sponsored — Seasonal

  • Beach Church; 0930; Volleyball Beach. Choir meets at 0900 [ended Sunday 11Mar 2018 for season]


  • Yoga; 0845-0945; Volleyball Beach.
  • Women's Bible Study; 1115; St. Francis Resort Conference Room.
  • Wednesday

  • Yoga; 0845-0945; Volleyball Beach.


  • Yoga; 0845-0945; Volleyball Beach.

  • Fun Volleyball; 1400 daily; Volleyball Beach.
  • Games; 1400; Volleyball Beach.
  • Crafts: 1400; Volleyball Beach.
  • Dominos: 1400; Volleyball Beach.
  • Bocce: 1400; Volleyball Beach.
  • Horseshoes: 1400; Volleyball Beach.

Recurring Activities:
  • ARG (aka Alcohol Research Group); a moveable cocktail hour & feast.
  • Beach Church: Sunday; 0930; Volleyball Beach.
  • Bocce; 1400; Volleyball Beach.
  • Crafts: 1400 daily; Ages 15+; Volleyball Beach. Including basket making.
  • Checkers. Table and checker on beach.
  • Dominos: 1400 daily; Ages 15+; Volleyball Beach.
  • Fun Volleyball: 1400 daily; Ages 15+; Volleyball Beach.
  • Games: 1400 daily; Ages 15+; Volleyball Beach.
  • Horseshoes: Court in area behind Chan 'n' Chill Conch Shack. Volleyball Beach.
  • Majong; listen to Cruisers Net for possible sessions.
  • Music Makers; occasionally on Volleyball Beach.
  • Texas Hold'em: Tuesday; 1800; St. Francis Resort.
  • Trivia: Sunday; 1800; St. Francis Resort.
  • Water Aerobics: depends on current teacher
  • Women's Bible Study: Tuesday
  • Yoga: depends on the current teacher

Beach Church

  • Non-denominational Christian service open to all.
  • Services Sunday mornings at 0930 on Volleyball Beach.
  • Bring coffee and a snack to share and stay for fellowship after the service.
  • Choir Practice on Saturdays; 1300; St Francis Resort Conference Room; and Sundays at 0900 before services. Vocalists and musicians welcome.

Texas Hold'em

  • Thursday nights at St. Francis Resort & Bar.
  • Dinner available in Bar and on deck before play.

Trivial Pursuit
  • Sundays; 1800; St. Francis Resort & Bar
  • 1700: Registration.
  • $1 registration fee.
  • Form a team ahead or get assigned on site.
  • St. Francis closes regular bar menu and does a special meal from 1600 on.

Water Aerobics
  • 0900 on S Monument Beach

Yoga on the Beach
  • In the shade of the trees on Volleyball Beach.

  • Hiking on Stocking Island
  • There are several trails that give hikers access to most of Stocking Island. It is possible to walk the entire ocean (E) beach of the island. Trails will take you up to Monument Hill and a couple of other high spots where spectacular views of Elizabeth Harbour. A regular cruising visitor, Skip Hird on SV Eleanor M, has drawn an excellent map of the trails for the use of hikers. Skip also maintains these trails.
  • Stocking Island Trail Map for download. Skip asks hikers to heed the advice he provides on the chart to help preserve this fragile environment.
  • The ocean beach can be reached via a short trail that starts on a small beach at the E end of the short marked channel that leads to the S-most hole on Stocking Island. [23º 31.32' N; 75º 45.25 W] Note: Please do not use the walkways at St. Francis Resort; they go to guest rooms.

  • The ocean beach can also be reached from the N end of Sand Dollar Beach near the picnic tables. [23º 30.95 N; 75º 44.60 W]
  • Help the area ecology: Take a plastic bag with you and pick up any trash you may find along the trail. Dispose of trash in dumpster in George Town.

Expertise Available from Cruisers
  • Many cruisers in the area have skills of a wide variety that are useful to fellow cruisers and they are willing to share them on a pro bono basis.
  • Caution: Bahamian law takes a dim view of foreign guests "working" in the Bahamas and loss of a cruising permit could ensue.
  • A good place to listen for and ask for expertise is in the daily morning Cruisers Net on VHF Ch-72 during the "Boaters' General" session.
  • Ask...
  • Pass it forward when you receive assistance.