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Old 20-08-2010, 16:45   #1
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Christmas in The Abacos

We are planning on spending December in The Abacos aboard our 37' sailboat. Has anybody spent an interesting Christmas in that area? Do the bars/restaurants close down? Any thoughts on where to get Christmas dinner? Are there many cruisers in the area around Christmas? Thanks for your feedback.
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Old 20-08-2010, 17:12   #2
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Keep an eye on barometerbob.com and follow thw Abaco events. All people in Abaco do Christmas and there will be no shortage of your chance to enjoy the season. Take care and joy, Aythya crew
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We are planning on spending December in The Abacos aboard our 37' sailboat. Has anybody spent an interesting Christmas in that area? Do the bars/restaurants close down? Any thoughts on where to get Christmas dinner? Are there many cruisers in the area around Christmas? Thanks for your feedback.
There is no shortage of other cruisers, with little planning you'll have no trouble finding some place to have dinner, either in a bar or on someones boat. If you jump off from West Palm Beach area, most of the other boats anchored will be Bahama bound, waiting for a weather window. You might want to stop by the other boats, introduce yourselves. Most boats go over in a pack, keeping in touch via VHF for safety purposes.
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Bluff House in White Sound, Green Turtle, has run a special the last two years. Dock there, and eat up your dockage in the restaurant. This spring, they either still had that special, or had reactivated. We spent six days there during a blow, and it was very nice. Dockage was reasonable.
Friends of ours (a group of about 3 boats) spent Christmas there and said it was very nice. Not sure if they ate their Christmas dinner aboard or if the restaurant was open. However, you could call Bluff House to find out - bluffhouse.com.
This is a very friendly place. The staff is always willing to accommodate, and the office will tell you in at a moment's notice where you stand on eating up your dockage fees. Dock design is a little strange, although very sturdy, and once you get tied up it's fine.
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i would go a little south of abacos maybe to exumas .. heard it was cold last winter .. unless you like cold weather
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I spent time in both the Abacos and Exumas last winter. Less sweating in the Abacos.
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I've been there a few times over X-mas, I don't think I did any special dinner out, but I'm sure many place are open. The morning cruiser's net on VHF 68 would be a great way to get such information once you are there and in VHF range of Marsh Harbour.

Although there are more cruisers in Gerogetown, there are many who either spend the winter or are passing through the Abacos that time of the year.
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It can be FREEZING in the Abaco's in winter. The water's pretty chilly that time of year too. For that matter, even Nassau was cold during Christmas over the last few years.
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