Traveling to Elbow Cay by Airplane

Unless you're flying from Florida, a connecting flight to Elbow Cay is necessary

Located about four miles east of Great Abaco, Elbow Cay is a boating and fishing Mecca in the Abacos, and while many visitors will actually sail to this small island from Florida, those without that option can begin their travels by flying.

...it takes a bit of planning...

 

Although there is no airport on Elbow Cay, tourists can begin their journey to the island by flying into the Marsh Harbour International Airport on Abaco.

Final Destination via a Ferry

Whether you fly internationally or domestically, when you arrive in Marsh Harbour, your journey is not yet over. From the airport you'll need to take a taxi to the ferry dock – just tell the driver you're heading to Albury's Ferry Service, and he or she will know right where to take you. Albury's Ferry Service has been operating around the Abacos for about half a decade, and offers transportation between Marsh Harbour and Elbow Cay for just $17(USD) one way.

Chartering your own private boat is another option, but it is much more costly.

This table lets you know which airlines offer scheduled service from the U.S. as well as which airports they fly from. The online booking services don't consistently display the least costly options so it can be useful to see at a glance which airlines actually provide direct service to this location.

Marsh Harbour International Airport U.S. Flights
To/From Airport Code Airlines
Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA FLL Silver Airways, SkyBahamas, United Airlines
Jacksonville, FL, USA JAX Silver Airways
Miami, FL, USA MIA American Eagle
Orlando, FL, USA MCO Silver Airways, United Airlines
West Palm Beach, FL, USA PBI Silver Airways, United Airlines

Flying to Elbow Cay from the Caribbean

Check the chart below for air service from airports in the region. If there aren't any flights from an airport near you, making a connection through another regional airport might be a viable solution.

Marsh Harbour International Airport Caribbean Flights
To/From Airport Code Airlines
Abaco, Bahamas MYAO Abaco Air
Eleuthera, Bahamas ELH Abaco Air, SkyBahamas
Freeport, Grand Bahama Island FPO Flamingo Air, Regional Air, SkyBahamas, Western Air
New Providence Island, Bahamas NAS Abaco Air, Bahamasair, SkyBahamas, Western Air

It is true that it takes a bit of planning and some work to get to Elbow Cay, but this beautiful tropical paradise is worth your efforts.

If you're starting to research chartering air travel, you can contact one of the following regional companies:

Charter Operators
Name Phone Location Island
Bahama Hoppers at ELH (242) 355-1650 North Eleuthera Airport - Eleuthera Eleuthera
Cherokee Air Main Office (242) 367-3450 Marsh Harbour International Airport - 2.4 mi. (3.8 km) South-Southwest of Marsh Harbour Great Abaco
Flamingo Air at MHH (242) 351-4963 Marsh Harbour International Airport - 2.4 mi. (3.8 km) South-Southwest of Marsh Harbour Great Abaco
GPS Bahamas at MHH (242) 367-0400 Marsh Harbour International Airport - 2.4 mi. (3.8 km) South-Southwest of Marsh Harbour Great Abaco
Regional Air Charter at ELL (242) 355-1720 North Eleuthera Airport - Eleuthera Eleuthera
Regional Air Charter at MHH (242) 367-0446 Marsh Harbour International Airport - 2.4 mi. (3.8 km) South-Southwest of Marsh Harbour Great Abaco
Regional Air Charter at TCB (242) 365-8945 Treasure Cay Airfield - 24.2 mi. (38.9 km) Northwest of Marsh Harbour Great Abaco
 

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