The harbour at Schooner Bay Village is the only harbour of refuge along the coastline from Little Harbour/Cherokee Sound to Hole in the Wall in the south. Coming from the north it is 7.9 NM from the waypoint OFFCHS to the waypoint SCHOBY. To enter from SCHOBY proceed due west along latitude line 26° 10.5’ N (278° M). Pass between the red/green buoys and proceed further west to the single green buoy. Then turn to port and head for the harbour entrance between the rocky point on the east and the breakwater and sandy beach on the west. This course will hold you off the shoals extending from the offshore rock and the point to the east of the marina entrance. Controlling depth is 8’ MLW and the harbour can accommodate vessels to about 80’.
Overlooking the Harbour Village waterfront, Sandpiper Inn and Cottages is the newest and most unique destination in all The Bahamas. The traditional Bahamian Inn and great house recently began welcoming guests to Schooner Bay. The full service Inn also includes a restaurant, bar, library and gardens, providing a welcome retreat for visitors exploring the adventures of the southern Abacos.
Located adjacent to the prestigious Blackfly Lodge, Sandpiper Inn is the social center of a village–a place to gather and enjoy authentic island life.