Great Guana Cay, Abacos

Great Guana Cay Map with facilities and attractions.

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Air Service

  • Air service is available through Marsh Harbor and Treasure Cay airports; taxi and ferry service is available.
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
  • The Art Cafe & Bakery; 242-365-5154; Juliette Deal. [Great cinnamon rolls!]
Bank & ATM
Beverage Store
  • Fig Tree Liquors; 242-365-5058. On the waterfront near the government dock.
Bike Rental
  • Boat Rental / Charter
  • Dive Guana; 242-365-5178. Offers kayaks, runabouts for rental.
  • Guana Cay Boat and Golf Cart Rentals.
Book Exchange
BTC / Batelco Office
  • There is a Batelco office on the cay.
Car Rental
Cell Phone Service
  • There is good cell phone service.
  • Gospel Chapel.
Coffee Shop
  • The Art Cafe & Bakery; 242-365-5154; Juliette Deal. [Great coffee!]
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
  • Government dock Guana Cay Harbour.
  • Sea Shore Villas.
  • Guana Seaside Village.
  • Grabbers beach.
  • Dive Guana pier for mooring renters.
  • BASRA; 242-365-5178.
  • 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.
  • Albury’s Ferry Service; 242-367-3147, 242-365-6010; VHF Ch 16; several times a day to Marsh Harbor.
Fresh Fish

  • Orchid Bay Marina; 242-365-5175; Texaco StarPort with diesel and gas.
Golf Cart / Scooter Rental
  • Dive Guana; 242-365-5178.
  • Donna’s Golf Cart Rentals.
  • Guana Cay Boat and Golf Cart Rentals.
Government / Administrator
  • 242-365-5057.
Groceries & Produce
  • Guana Harbour Grocery, Fairly wide selection.
  • Milos Produce, Island Crafts, Souvenirs; Milo Pinder, Proprietor. On the waterfront in Fishers Bay. [Cruiser Comment: I’ve bought produce twice and have been very pleased with the freshness & quality and that it was locally grown.]
  • Pinder's Family Market; 242-365-5181.
Hardware & Lumber
  • Guana Lumber & Supplies 242-365-5132.
Ice Cream
  • The Pirates Den.
Internet & WiFi
  • Out Island Internet; 242-367-3006 . Strong WiFi in anchorages.
  • Orchid Bay Marina provides free wifi with slips.
  • The Pirates Den. Free WiFi.
  • Pirates Cove.
  • Orchid Bay Marina; 6 washers, 6 driers.
  • Sea Shore Villas.
  • Coco Paradise Resort.
  • Dolphin Beach Resort..
  • Guana Seaside Village 242-365-5106.
  • Great Guana Cay Villas.
  • Harbour View Haven.
  • Ocean Frontier Hideaway; 519-389-4846 (US); 888-541-1616 (US);
  • Sea Shore Villas.
Marina & Dockage
  • Bakers Bay Golf & Ocean Club; 242-365-5255 / 5250. Is now (2012) open to cruisers. Cruisers who anchor offshore can take a dinghy in. There are two restaurants. Walk to the ocean beach.
  • Orchid Bay Marina; 242-365-5175 / 5182 / 5184; Orchid Bay Marina is beautifully maintained. Amenities include a fresh water swimming pool, entertainment deck, and shady gazebos. In Dec 09, they were offering a special of $1/ft with metered water and electricity extra.
Marine Supplies & Parts
Marine Service & Repairs
Medical / Clinic / Pharmacy
  • Pharmacy; Guana Drug Store; 242-365-5050.
  • Moorings are available in Guana Cay Harbour and Fishers Bay.
  • Dive Guana; 242-365-5178 has ~ 12 moorings available. Fee is $20 / day; collected by boat in the morning.
Packages & Shipping
  • Guana Freight Services; 242-365-5190.
  • 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.
Personal Services
Post Office / Mail

Restaurant & Bar
  • Bluewater Bar & Grill; 242-365-5230. Fishers Bay.
  • Coco Paadise.
  • Grabbers Bar & Grill; 242-365-5133 At Sunset Beach; pool, bocce court, beach, 9 hotel rooms, bone fishing, scuba diving deep sea fishing. [Great food. Don't miss the grouper sandwich! Wednesdays they host a potluck dinner for cruisers starting at 1800.
  • Guana Seaside Village.
  • Mermaid Cafe, Dolphin Beach Resort.
  • Nippers Beach Bar & Grill; 242-365- 5111 / 6175 / 5143. Beach, snorkeling, pool, restaurant, bar, music; pig roast on Sundays. A happening place!
  • Orchid Bay; 242-365-6175 .
  • Seas Shores Villas Deli.
  • Pirates Cove; 242-365-5006; Jerry & Chorene Fording; On the waterfront near government pier with outdoor Tiki bar and dining tables. Friday night is ribs night. Jerry marinades his ribs in coca cola and spices - Delish!
Retail Therapy - Shopping
  • Everything Under the Sun.
  • Pirates Treasures at Nippers.
  • Gon Conking Boutique. Clothing and accessories.
  • Grabbers; gift shop.
  • Pirates Cove; gift shop.
  • Potcakes Boutique at Dolphin Beach Resort.
  • Sea Shore Villas Gifts and Deli; 242-365-5006.
  • Showers are available at marinas for patrons.
Snorkeling & Scuba Diving
Things to See & Do

  • Trash bins are available in the settlement and at marinas for their guests.
  • Guana Recycling Program recycles beer bottles (Heineken, Khalik, Guiness, Sands and Vitamalt as well as all aluminum drink cans in the same barrel. The locations are: Guana Harbour Grocery, the end of the Nippers Dock at the Fig Tree Liquor Store & the base of the stairs at The Art Cafe & Bakery. For further info on recycling or how to dispose of batteries for cars / golf carts and boats call Bernadette Hall 242-367-0699 or Friends of the Environment 242-367-2721.
VHF Protocol
  • Marine Weather Center; Daily SSB, webcast, & email forecasts by Chris Parker. Note: Best reception in this area is usually at 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.
Updated: 24 Jan 12
Topics: 19 Jan 12