Abaco Island Activities and Attractions

The Abacos

While enjoying your Bahamas vacation there are hundreds of activities on land and sea to choose from; sailing, windsurfing, parasailing, fishing, snorkeling and scuba diving, golf, photo tours, biking and hiking.

Abaco Island Attractions


The third largest barrier reef in the world surrounds Abaco, creating a superb destination for diving and snorkeling. The water temperature ranges from 74 to 85 degrees and visibility is outstanding, usually varying between 60 and 200 feet, depending on the weather and season. Many of the colorful underwater sea gardens, coral reefs, and shipwrecks can be reached by swimming 30 to 200 feet from the shore. A rental boat or dive operators provide easy access to areas which are further out. Special requests for night dives, snorkeling trips, resort or certification courses and group rates are all available.


The waters of Abaco are a fisherman’s paradise. Offshore fishing will reel in the big fish such as marlin, sailfin, dolphin (also known as mahi-mahi and not to be confused with the mammal), wahoo, tuna, and more. Reef and bottom fishing will keep the family fed with grouper, snapper, and yellow tail. Try testing your skills and patience while bonefishing on the flats. There are several local guides throughout the area, with considerable knowledge of the Abaco fishing grounds. The guides offer full and half day excursions, for groups and private charters. Their rates include bait, tackle, boat, and some also include lunch and drinks. For those looking to fish on their own, bait and tackle are sold in the area and rods are available for rent. Fishing is good year round with peak seasons for each species.