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The Abaco Islands
The Abaco Islands are a sailing and boating universe. The major islands of this small archipelago are Great and Little Abaco, with the off-lying cays of Elbow Cay, Man-O-War Cay, Green Turtle Cay, Guana Cay, Stranger's Cay, Umbrella Cay and Walker's Cay completing the string. Somewhere in this 120-mile necklace of islands and often uninhabited cays and beaches, you're sure to find the ideal private spot for some chilled champagne and a good book.
The Abaco Islands' sheltered harbours create a haven for yachtsmen and the slumber-struck alike. Here, colonial towns are gems of New England architecture waiting for those who love to roam secluded villages and taste a bit of history. For the action and adventure prone, surfing, diving, snorkelling and spectacular fishing await, as well as plenty to interest the nature lover, such as the Abaco forest, flora and fauna - even special resorts for the ecotourist.
Fishing is excellent throughout The Abaco Islands, with Walker's Cay, Marsh Harbour, Treasure Cay and Green Turtle Cay attracting many fishermen for summer tournaments. Record catches of marlin, sailfish and tuna are common here. The shallow, marshy flats west of Great Abaco are a haven to bonefish, while deep-sea fishing is easily accessible a short boat ride from the cays where the drop-off from the reef to the Atlantic is steep.
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