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.
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 , 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.
|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|
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.
|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:
|(242) 355-1650||North Eleuthera Airport - Eleuthera||Eleuthera|
|(242) 367-3450||Marsh Harbour International Airport - 2.4 mi. (3.8 km) South-Southwest of Marsh Harbour||Great Abaco|
|(242) 351-4963||Marsh Harbour International Airport - 2.4 mi. (3.8 km) South-Southwest of Marsh Harbour||Great Abaco|
|(242) 367-0400||Marsh Harbour International Airport - 2.4 mi. (3.8 km) South-Southwest of Marsh Harbour||Great Abaco|
|(242) 355-1720||North Eleuthera Airport - Eleuthera||Eleuthera|
|(242) 367-0446||Marsh Harbour International Airport - 2.4 mi. (3.8 km) South-Southwest of Marsh Harbour||Great Abaco|
|(242) 365-8945||Treasure Cay Airfield - 24.2 mi. (38.9 km) Northwest of Marsh Harbour||Great Abaco|
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