Little Harbour, Great Abaco Island

Abacos Map with facilities and attractions.

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Explorer Chart:
AB-23, AB-23A
Air Service

  • Inner harbor has good protection but little room.
  • Provided by Pete's Pub: The harbour carries 6' - 12' at MLW.
  • There is good nearby anchorage at Lynards cay.
  • Provided by Pete's Pub: There is a fair weather anchorage out side the harbor between the light house and north beach.      
Area Information / Tourism
  • Bahamas Area Websites. Sites that can be searched for tourist and business information throughout the Bahamas.
Art Gallery / Art
  • Johnston Gallery; 242-577-5487; 954-353-2465; Open 1100 - 1600.
  • Johnston Foundry; 242-577-5487; 954-353-2465; Open 0800-1600 week days. Specializes in bronze sculpture castings using the lost wax technique. Casting are special events so make an effort to visit on a casting day.
  • bronze works.
  • Gallery of local artists.
  • Pete’s Pub & Gallery; 242-366-3503.
Bank & ATM

Beverage Store
Bike Rental
Boat Rental
/ Charter
Book Exchange
BTC / Batelco Office
Car Rental
Cell Phone Service

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
  • Dock in inner harbor.
  • BASRA local representative monitors VHF Ch-16.
  • 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

Golf Cart / Scooter Rental
Government / Administrator
Groceries & Produce
Hardware & Lumber
  • Randolph Johnston was a professor at Smith College in Northampton MA. In the early 1950's the Canadian packed up his wife and their four children, a daughter and three sons, and sailed to the Abacos, landing at Little Harbour. They lived in the area's caves until they could build a hut. In time came the Johnston Foundry and gallery where bronze sculptures were cast using the lost wax process.
  • Son Pete's pub greets visitors today.
  • Book: "Artist on His Island, A Study in Self-Reliance" by Randolph W. Johnston
  • Abaco Escapes article about Johnston and caves at Little Harbour
  • Abaco Life article on Johnston and Little Harbour
Ice Cream
Internet & WiFi
  • Out Island Internet is available in the harbor;
  • BTC Cellular Data Service: In Jan 13, 3G data service was available in the Lynyard Cay anchorage with moderate signal strength; service was better than in Hope Town Harbour.

  • Lodging
  • Mailboat
Marina & Dockage
  • Pete's Pub has increased dock space. Contact for overnight dockage.
Marine Supplies & Parts
Marine Services & Repairs
Medical / Clinic / Pharmacy

  • Pete's Pub has secure moorings in the harbor. There 14 moorings at $20 / night; there is a discount for multi-night stays.
  • Provided by Pete's Pub: The channel in carries 4' at MLW; 7' at high tide;  both are exaggerated with moon tides.
Packages & Shipping
Personal Services
Post Office / Mail

Restaurant & Bar
  • Pete’s Pub & Gallery; 242-366-3503;  Open 1 November - 15 August. November - January open Thursday - Sunday (full time during Christmas - New Years. Lunch 1200 - 1400; dinner 1800-2100.  Art Gallery for locally produced bronze sculptures.
  • The restaurants & bars provide restrooms for the use of their patrons.
Retail Therapy - Shopping
  • Johnston Gallery; 242-577-5487; 954-353-2465; Open 1100 - 1600.
Snorkeling & Scuba Diving
Things to See & Do
  • Explore the local caves.
  • Explore the ruins of the old light house.
  • Visit the gallery and foundry.

  • There are no trash facilities.
VHF Protocol
Volunteer Opportunities

  • 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.
Updated: 11 Jan 13
Topics: 20 Dec 12