Lesser Known Activities: Red Bays Snapper Tournament
May 31, 2018
Bahamian Food, Music and Competition Awaits
From homecomings to regattas and festivals themed on Bahamian delicacies like conch, crab, and pineapple, the islands come alive with excitement whenever these festivals are held.
The island of Andros is home to one of the more popular festivals in The Bahamas; the annual All Andros Crab Fest. One of the lesser-known festivals is the Red Bay’s Snapper Tournament.
Red Bays is a settlement found in North Andros, which is the largest island in The Bahamas. The settlement is unique for a number of reasons. First, it’s the only settlement found on the western side of Andros. Additionally, Black Seminole Indians who left Florida initially settled in Red Bays. The people of Red Bays pride themselves on this history.
While Andros may be known as the Bonefishing Capital of the World, bonefish aren’t the only fish found in abundance there. Snappers are plentiful, giving rise to the Red Bays’ Snapper Tournament. Both locals and visitors are allowed to participate in this annual tournament.
Andros is just a quick 15-minute flight away from Nassau. When you’re visiting the island, consider taking part in the Red Bays Snapper Tournament or even just visiting the settlement with its unique blend of Bahamian and Native American culture.