By Joanne Feinstein // AbacoBuzz.com
Are you looking for a great fishing experience close to home? You would be hard pressed to find a better destination than Treasure Cay in the Bahamas. Located just off the Eastern Coast of Florida, Treasure Cay is home to some of the best fishing and boating in all the Bahamian islands. Not only can you throw a line in to one of several prime locations for a big catch, the amenities provided by the Treasure Cay Beach, Marina and Golf Resort will make it hard for you to go home.
One of the best parts about fishing in Treasure Cay is its accessibility by boat from the mainland. Why fly to one of the more southern parts of the Bahamas when you can pack up your boat and head over to the state of the art marina located at Treasure Cay Resort. They recently renovated two of their four major docks and increased their security to ensure that your gear is safe when you’re out on the golf course or spending time on the beach. Fuel, ice and water are all at the lowest prices you’ll find anywhere in North Abaco, and they’ve also added 30 new moorings to what is already one of the safest mooring fields in Abacos. There is even a brand new dingy dock located conveniently right in front of the Marina office to make your fishing trip as easy as possible.
On Treasure Cay you can fish for bonefish, snapper, grouper, dolphin (dorado or mahi-mahi), and tuna. Looking for a challenge? Treasure Cay has some of the biggest billfish you will find in any of the islands. The annual Treasure Cay Billfish Championship attracts scores of fisherman hoping to land the $1 million marlin. Any angler who reels in a Blue Marlin during the tournament that weighs in above the current Bahamian record of 1119 pounds will take home the cool million dollars.
Even if you don’t reel in that million-dollar marlin, the mainland attractions are enough to keep you coming back to Treasure Cay year after year. You could try your hand at some spearfishing in the breath taking coral gardens whilst swimming with the pigs. Keen to play a round of golf? The Treasure Cay Golf Club features an 18-hole championship golf course that will offer golfers of all levels an enjoyable challenge. Missing your friends on the mainland? Use the free fiber internet that has the fastest speeds available in The Bahamas to send them a picture of your big catch.
Fancy dinner and a drink after a long day out on the water? Dock your boat in the marina and head to one of the 4 bars located at the marina. Head to Junkanoo Javas on Wednesday for Steak Night and be sure to hit the baked potato bar while you’re there. Feeling fancy? Head to Spinnakers Ocean Grille and Wine Bar to sip your favorite merlot while enjoying prime rib Saturdays in the only air conditioned restaurant in all of the Abacos. Almost every night you can find live music and great food and drink specials that will have you heading out a little later than planned to your boat in the morning.
So what are you waiting for? Treasure Cay Marina has 150 slips, award winning beaches, fishing, and diving, and some of the best nightlife in all of the Bahamas. And now until Feb 28. 2017, Treasure Cay Marina is offering a Long Term Dockage rate of $500 /month, it’s valid up to 69 ft vessel and is combinable with the $300 fuel credit. Plan your next fishing trip to Treasure Cay and I promise you won’t be disappointed.