The Sea of Abaco in the Bahamas is an almost a 120 miles long blue lagoon separating Great Abaco Island known locally as the mainland from a chain of barrier islands known as the Abaco Cays. Depths in the Sea of Abaco are generally a few meters and shallow reefs and shoals are popular with boaters and is referred to as a marine paradise, offering a sheltered passage through the Abaco Islands. The majority of the largest settlements and towns in the Abaco Islands are located along the shores of the sea. The Sea of Abaco is a great place to sail in a luxury yacht with Barcelona Explorer Charters.
Yacht Charter Abaco Bahamas
The northern part of the Sea of Abaco being south of the Hog Cays, between Crab Cay and Spanish Cay. From Spanish Cay south to Little Harbour, the Sea of Abaco forms a lagoon flanked to the east by the Abaco Cays and the Great Abaco Barrier Reef. To the west it is bordered by Great Abaco Island, which forms a nautically impassible barrier for its entire length. Navigable channels between some of the individual Abaco Cays and Out Islands provide access to the Atlantic Ocean. The Sea of Abaco, unlike many continental lagoon systems, is completely saline, which is part of the reason why its waters are extremely clear. Coastal mangroves are abundant along the islands which border the sea, and marine life is relatively diverse.
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The Sea of Abaco is partly fringed by what is sometimes considered to be the third largest barrier reef system on Earth, the Great Abaco Barrier Reef. This reef is considered particularly impressive due to the presence of large stands of staghorn and elkhorn coral. By one account, the largest stand of elkhorn coral in the world is located within the Sea of Abaco, near Sandy Cay, south of Man-O-War Cay.
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