Little Harbour, Long Island, Bahamas

Ocean Gem
Geoff & Eileen Mander
Fri 25 Apr 2014 02:15

Position: 22: 58.447N 74:51.162W

Date: Friday 25th April 2014


On Thursday morning, bright and early we raised our anchor and left Atwood Harbour.  The winds were still very light so we had to use the boat’s engine to motor to our intended destination. On the way we caught a small (about 18 inches long) tuna, that will provide us with at least a couple of dinners.






The entrance to Little Harbour is a gap between two islands about 100 meters apart, with no coral heads that we could see.  Once inside, the harbour opens up to show an extremely beautiful and protected anchorage, almost entirely enclosed by land and with no settlement or any other type of development ashore.  There is one very rough track that approaches the anchorage from the southern shore, but otherwise the only way to get there is by boat.  It is probably the most protected anchorage we have visited since we were in the Virgin Islands.


A view looking southwards down the harbour:





The hostile Atlantic coast outside the harbour.






Much of Little Harbour is surrounded by rocks formed from old coral that had been uplifted at some time in the past. Walking across them was quite difficult.