Places to Paddle tm
Canoeing - Kayaking - Rafting

Marsh Harbour, Abacos, Bahamas
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Our Route Summary

  • Submitted by: Abaco Outback,P.O. Box AB21013, Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas
  • Date Submitted: 5/2001
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  • Location: tidal saltwater creeks of Abaco
  • Class: Typically flat water, spring fed creek with about a 1 or 2 mph current
  • Distance Paddled: 3 miles per day
  • Water Level: Class 1, all flat shallow water with typical ocean and tidal currents
  • Water: salt, clear
  • Wildlife: mangrove estuary, wading birds, tropical fish, rays, sea turtles, orchids, coral, sharks


  • Directions: Fly to Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas
  • Fee: none
  • Description: various unpaved boat ramps
  • Parking: Marsh Harbour
  • Facilities: none

What We Saw

Abaco Outback offers naturalist-guided kayak tours through various saltwater tidal creeks along the mainland of Great Abaco Island in the northern Bahamas. All trips originate at and return to Abaco Outback office in Marsh Harbour.

Full day tour takes you through a diverse and complex system of creeks formed by mangroves and rocky islands. There are salt water blue holes to snorkel over that extend hundreds of feet beneath the sea floor.

There is also great snorkeling in the channels between islands, where you drift with the current over a coral reef eco-system. (great visibility, lots of fish, WOW!)