Travelling to Green Turtle Cay during Covid-19

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. 

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-Saturday

(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-Saturday

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.

Abaco Fly Fish

Captain Rick Sawyer can guide you to the best in Bahamas bonefish or if you are looking for a day on the deep sea, Abaco’s Capt. Rick is the charter captain to show you the Bahamas fishing day of your life!

Phone: 1-242-375-8023

Sea Vibes

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.

Phone: 1-242-475-4394
Email: dcfar821@gmail.com

Brendal’s Dive Centre

Come to Brendal’s Dive Center to experience the sea and the coral reefs surrounding the beautiful island of Green Turtle Cay.

Phone: 242-577-8195
Phone #2: 242-365-4019

Snapper Jones Fishing

Marcus Jones, son of Lincoln Jones, specializes in special days out fishing, lobster diving, picnic trips and swimming pig and stingray adventures.

Phone: 1 242-475-0512
Email: snapperjonesfishing@gmail.com

Island Adventures with Lincoln Jones

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.

Phone: +1 242-365-4223

Ronnie Sawyer

Born and raised on Green Turtle Cay in the Bahamas, Ronnie Sawyer has been guiding for over 24 years. He specialises in both fly-fishing and light-tackle fishing for bonefish and permit.

Phone: 1-242-357-6667

​Donny’s Boat Rentals and Marina

Donny’s Boat Rentals at Green Turtle Cay, Abacos, Bahamas has a fleet of rental boats from 17ft to 23ft. Donny’s Marina has dockage and mooring in Black Sound, Green Turtle Cay.

Phone: 1-242-823-8733
Email: donnysboatrentals@gmail.com

Sunset Marine and Boat Rentals

If you are interested in renting a beautiful boat on your trip to the Bahamas, then Sunset Marine and Boat Rentals are pleased to offer a large fleet of professionally maintained rental boats.

Phone: 1-242-577-0633
Email: sunsetmarinegtc@gmail.com

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! 

Big O’s Bar and Restaurant

Big O’s has amazing food, drinks and not to mention the great atmosphere. Stop into this must-see restaurant and don’t forget to check out the swimming pigs on your way in!

Pineapples Bar & Grill

Offering a beautiful view of the Sea of Abaco, a swimming pool and bar, Pineapples is a firm favourite for tourists and locals alike.

Phone: 1-242-365-4039

2 Shorty’s

Place your order at the screened window at 2 Shorty’s and then find a seat at the nearby picnic table. All the local dishes are cooked fresh to order. It’s a popular takeaway spot for locals and their fried chicken is particularly good.

Phone: 1-242-365-4342

The Green Turtle Club

The Green Turtle Club offers gourmet meals and fine dining, with freshly sourced Bahamian ingredients and beautiful harbour views. The resort serves breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Phone: +1 242-365-4271

Plymouth Rock Liquor Store & Cafe

This small intimate cafe is just as charming and quaint as the historic settlement where it is located. It is known for great sandwiches, soups and salads, along with having a variety of wine and liquor in stock.

Nick’s Cafe and Bakery

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.

Harvey’s Island Grill

A very popular eatery on the Cay! Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. Also serves ice cream and you can order whole pies. (Currently closed and operating as a convenience store – Turtley Convenient.)

Sundowners

Another favourite for the locals, Sundowners! Owners Brian and Caroline have put their heart and soul into this lively bar and full-service restaurant, right in the heart of New Plymouth. Shoot some pool, take in the glorious sunset, grab a Kalik (or rum punch!) and soak up the island life.

Phone: 1-242-806-9501

 

McIntosh Restaurant and Bakery

McIntosh is a family-run restaurant offering Bahamian and American cuisine.

Phone: 1-242-365-4625

Topsy’s Takeaway

Another great and authentic Bahamian takeaway that’s new to the scene. Pasta salads, salad boxes and wraps are all available at Topsy’s Takeaway.

Phone: 1-242-475-2543
Email: naominewboldsj@gmail.com

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