We ask all guests to regularly check the Government advice regarding travelling to the Bahamas. Green Turtle Cay is a close-knit community sorely affected by Hurricane Dorian in 2019. The Covid-19 pandemic is a great threat to our island, with limited healthcare services. Please respect our Government guidance, laws and regulations. We ask all guests travelling to adhere to these rules during their stay, which includes wearing a face mask during travel.
Travelling to Green Turtle Cay during Covid-19
You can find all of the latest news, rules and advice on the Government website, available here. You can obtain a travel health card here. Please note that you require a negative Covid-19 test before travelling to the Bahamas. For the time being, all deposits are refundable should you or a member of your party test positive for Covid-19 and if Government regulations change/stipulate that you are no longer able to travel to the Bahamas.
How to get here
When thinking about travelling to a remote island like Green Turtle Cay, one might imagine it would be difficult. However, regular flights (Covid-19 dependent) make it easier and easier to get to our idyllic island.
Flights regularly come into Marsh Harbour International Airport (MHH) and Treasure Cay International Airport (TCB), which are the two nearest airports. For the latter option, you will arrive much closer to Green Turtle Cay but you’ll have to excuse its lack of facilities – it was sadly destroyed by Hurricane Dorian September 2019. From Marsh Harbour, you will need to get a taxi from the airport to the Treasure Cay ferry dock. It costs approximately $85 for two people. From Treasure Cay, it’s a much shorter taxi journey to the same destination – 15 minutes and $5 per person. If you’d like to ensure a taxi will be there for you and your party, feel free to email or call us – we’ll do whatever we can to ensure you have as stress-free a journey as possible.
Once you get to the Treasure Cay ferry dock, you’ll need to catch a ferry boat to Green Turtle Cay. The ferry ride takes around 15-20 minutes and costs $17 per person (one-way). Soak up the sights on this beautiful journey across the Sea of Abaco, where you’ll get your first views of Green Turtle Cay. Let the ferry boat captain know which house you’re staying in (they know the houses by name) and that you’re expecting to be met by Island Property Management. Either Leslie Sawyer or Julie Farrington (or both!) will be there to meet you at the dock nearest your vacation rental. If you’ve booked a golf cart for your stay, make sure to let them know what time your flight arrives so they can also be there to meet you.
We will then take you to your holiday home and all that’s left to do is relax, unwind and enjoy your stay!
Important to note: there is NO bank here on the island but most places and golf-cart companies accept credit cards.
Who flies to Abaco?
Commercial airline companies include:
- Air Unlimited – from Orlando Sanford International Airport (SFD) to Marsh Harbour International Airport (MHH) or Treasure Cay International Airport (TCB)
- American Airlines – from Miami International Airport (MIA) to Marsh Harbour International Airport (MHH)
- Aztec Airlines – from Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport (FXE) to Treasure Cay International Airport (TCB)
- Bahamasair – from Palm Beach International Airport (PBI) or Lynden Pindling International Airport (NAS) to Treasure Cay International Airport (TCB) or Marsh Harbour International Airport (MHH)
- Island Wings – from Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport (FXE) to Marsh Harbour International Airport (MHH) and Treasure Cay International Airport (TCB)
- Silver/United Airlines – from Fort Lauderdale Airport (FLL) or Palm Beach International Airport (PBI) to Marsh Harbour International Airport (MHH)
Charter aircrafts include:
Green Turtle Cay ferry boat schedule
Green Turtle Cay has been served by the Lowe family’s Green Turtle Cay Ferry for decades. They run regular ferry services to and from Green Turtle Cay and Treasure Cay ferry dock throughout the day. As of 7 June 2021, the schedule will run as follows:
Departure times from Treasure Cay ferry dock for Green Turtle Cay:
8:30am, 10:30am, 11:45am, 1:30pm, 2:30pm, 3:30pm and 5:00pm Monday-Sunday
(Charter services available upon request. Please contact Island Property Management to arrange this.)
Departure times from Green Turtle Cay town dock for Treasure Cay ferry dock:
6:30am Monday-Friday, 7:30am Monday-Saturday
8:00am, 9:00am, 11:00am, 12:15pm, 1:30pm, 3:00pm, 4:30pm Monday-Sunday
We ask that all parties who stay in our properties let us know what time your return flight is so that we can ensure you get to your ferry on time, and that we are able to contact the Lowe’s Green Turtle Cay Ferry team to let them know to expect you.
Things to do
- Currys Sunset Grocery
- Sid’s Groceries
- Plymouth Rock Liquor Store & Cafe
- Down Through Liquor Store
- Our Daily Bread (local bakery open Monday-Friday 8 am-4 pm)
- Nick’s Cafe and Bakery
- Turtley Convenient
If you would like us to have any groceries (including fresh homemade bread) in your vacation home for when you arrive, please email us a shopping list in advance.
Captain David Farrington will take you deep-sea fishing, island hopping and animal feeding (includes the famous swimming pigs). Private charters can be customized to your liking. David also offers a wealth of knowledge about marine life conservation and is a certified Dive Master.
Lincoln Jones is a local guide and captain. He offers fun-filled day trips to visitors who want to experience an authentic Bahamian adventure including reef fishing, diving for lobster, swimming or beachcombing. At noon you stop and ‘Linc’ prepares a delicious on-shore lunch featuring the day’s catch.
Although places to eat are currently limited, Green Turtle Cay has always offered an array of delicious island eats for locals and tourists alike. From Bahamian classic dishes to more continental offerings, you will be going back to these restaurants and bars for more!
An exciting addition to Green Turtle Cay is Calypso Coffee House – serving the Cay Starbucks coffee but also a delicious selection of healthy wraps, toasted sandwiches and salad boxes. A real treat and a great selection of vegetarian/vegan options are available.
Nick’s Cafe and Bakery serves light breakfast and lunches and a variety of baked goods including fresh bread, bread rolls, pastries, doughnuts, cakes and much more.
The Tranquil Turtle Beach Bar sits on a private beach with a dock on the Sea of Abaco. Guests can swim, lounge on the beach under the palms, and enjoy island food and tropical drinks on the patio deck. Their menu offers a variety of local favourites like cracked conch, fresh fish, conch fritters, hamburgers and more.