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Old 26-03-2015, 07:59   #1
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Sandy Cay Double Breasted Cay trip

Hello everyone planning our trip to Abacos in June and would like to visit a Double Breasted cay and close by islands and stay around there for a few days before going to GTC Treasure Island and other places near by. Saw a lot of pictures of Sandy Cay and Double Breasted Island and would love to spend some time there. Our boat is a 26 ft power boat cruising speed is 22 knots. Reading Steve Dodge's guide I found plenty information on GTI and and other islans nearby in terms of grocery stores gas stations restaurants etc. Not enough info about Double Breasted Cay. Don't know much about the area but would love to go there. Is there fuel station or marina and grocery store close by double Breasted Cay let's say within an hr max drive doing 22 knots. Our boat is not so large and we can only store enough food and water for 3-4 days max after that would have to go find more and restock. Any information is greatly appreciated.

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Old 26-03-2015, 08:33   #2
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Re: Sandy Cay Double Breasted Cay trip

The community of the Grand Cays is only a few miles NW of Double Breasted. You could stop there first and fuel up. Holding in the Harbor of the Grand Cays is not great. While I've anchored there just fine a few times, it's also one of only two places I've ever dragged. (Be warned, the grocery stores in the Grand Cays make most convenience stores look well stocked by comparison) You should also be able to get a slip if desired at the Grand Cays.

Many places to anchor in and around Double Breasted Cays. Most of the guidebooks describe how to get in an around the island with the big sandbank that dries at low tide. You might want to enter at slack tide your first time in there.

If you like gunkholing out of the way places, also check out Strangers and The Carter's Cay's Group just south of Double Breasted. The Carter's Cays Group is much more accessible than the guidebooks or explorer charges lead one to believe, especially for a shallower draft power boat. Joe's and Jack's are two rarely visited cays you would likely have all to yourself. Jack's gets deep right off the beach for good swimming.

Fox Town is your next possible fuel stop if you need fuel prior the Green Turtle Area. Cooper's town is another option if you are cutting it uncomfortably close as you approach G.T.
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Re: Sandy Cay Double Breasted Cay trip

Thanks Nautical62 your reply is making the picture a lot clearer. The further from civilization the better that would be a dream vacation but we have to have gas and food stores not far from us. Thank you very much for your reply with tons of useful info.
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