Orchid Bay Marina

The Abacos Charter Guide: Day 4, Great Guana Cay

Saturday we got up early and sailed to Great Guana Key. The sail from Manjack to GGC took about five hours. Upon entering the cove we picked up a mooring ($20 a day, a skiff comes around 8:30 am to collect cash). After packing for the beach we loaded up in the dinghy and headed for the public dock at Grabber’s Bed, Bar & Grill. We did not do much research before arriving at GGC.

Nipper’s Beach Bar & Grill was on our list of places to go and it was the only thing on the list for GGC. Once we arrived at the dock we walked around Grabber’s. They had a giant chess board, hammocks, corn hole, large Jenga, and a huge Connect Four game. We decided that we would come back later. We walked out to the main road and into downtown.

Signs on telephone poles helped us find our way. We passed multiple shops and restaurants as well as the ferry dock, during our ten minute walk. Once we got to Nipper’s we ordered their signature rum punch, the “Nipper”. We took a stroll through their gift shop which sold shirts, sweat shirts, bags, hats, cigars, flip flops and more. For the most part the prices were reasonable and they accepted cards.

We ate lunch at Nipper’s and after dipped our feet in one of the two pools. For a look at their menu click here. Both pools are very small. The smallest one overflows into the larger, which is just a few steps lower. The steps are located next to the two pools. A bunch of lounge chairs surround the lower pool and beach balls are sprinkled throughout.

A large staircase connects Nipper’s to the beach below. A volleyball net is located at the bottom of the staircase and they often have bonfires on the beach. Large rocks are scattered throughout the the shore line. I would definitely recommend bringing a snorkel and mask. On a sunny day the water is extra clear and a great array of sea life gather near the rocks.

After spending a few hours on the beach and hanging out by the pool we decided to head back to Grabber’s. We played some corn hole and started to get a little hungry. We took a look at their menu and ordered the Teriyaki Tuna, which was excellent. For a look at their menu click here. We spent a couple more hours at Grabber’s before heading back to the Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 519 for the night. After spending the whole day in the sun we were tired, and wanted to rest up for the trip to Hope Town.

Golf cart rentals were available downtown. This might be a good idea if you are spending more than a day in GGC and would like to do some exploring. Dive Guana offers golf carts $42/half day, $57 full day and $345 weekly. Rates might vary by a few dollars depending on whether you pay with cash or card (card is a few dollars more). For more information click here.

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Stay tuned for Hope Town!

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