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Hope Town Harbour
Hope Town Harbour
Hope Town Harbour
Hope Town Harbour
Hope Town Harbour
Hope Town Harbour
Hope Town Harbour

Hope Town Harbour

Abacos Bahamas
Lat: 26° 30' 57.96''
Lon: -76° 57' 48.96''
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Breezy and humid throughout the day.

81℉

Lat26° 30' 57.96''

Lon-76° 57' 48.96''

Tide
Low03:08AM0.127ft
High09:16AM3.351ft
Low03:42PM0.214ft
High09:32PM2.950ft
E at 21 knots
Introduction:

Conveniently located close to Marsh Harbour, Elbow Cay is rightfully one of the most popular boating destinations in the Abacos. Plenty of marinas, protected anchorages and harbors and good provisioning and dining ashore make this area one of the nicest in the Bahamas.

On the north end of Elbow Cay is Hope Town Harbour, a beautiful anchorage and harbor with excellent marine facilities and a multitude of activities ashore. A large white and red light house is the hallmark of Hope Town and there are three marinas here with every imaginable service for visiting boaters.

There are two excellent markets in town for provisioning, and a great local bakery has fresh breads and pastries popping out of their ovens every day. If you want to take a tour around surrounding Elbow Cay, there are several facilities around the harbor that will rent bicycles or golf carts.

Fuel, ice, water, and boat services line every nook and cranny of the harbor’s shore. If you are into dining, several good restaurants serve local favorites as well as more traditional meals.


Navigating the Water:

Hope Town Harbour., though popular, has a notoriously tricky entrance that starts all the way west of the harbor at Parrot Cays, and then winds through a zigzag entrance toward Eagle Rock, and finally into the harbor. Eagle Rock is visible in the image above, just to the left (north) of the last turn into Hope Town Harbor. There is a flashing green light on the south side that will help guide you in.

We recommend a good chart and a copy of a local cruising guide before entering. Depths average 5 to 6 feet. If in doubt, get on the radio and hail one of the local marinas (see our marina listings for the area) for local knowledge on the approach to Hope Town. It’s obviously to their advantage to get you safely into the harbor and tied up at one of their slips.


Local Notices to Mariners:

See our “Local Notices to Mariners” blog for updates on the latest conditions and advisories for this area.


Things To Do/Local Events:

Aside from snorkeling, beach combing, sailing, and other water activities, there is an active and vibrant calendar of other scheduled events in the Abacos. See our “Helpful Links” section below for a detailed calendar of events.


Transportation:

There is no airstrip on Elbow Cay, so arriving here by boat is your only option. The nearest airport is not far away, though. Marsh Harbour International is only 6 miles to the west of Elbow Cay.


Helpful Links:

Guide to Elbow Cay

Islands of the Bahamas Tourism

Guide to the Abacos

Abacos Calendar of Events

Marsh Harbour Airport


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