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 tells you which airlines offer flights non-stop from the U.S. and the airports from which they are flying. Not all of the flights you will see on some of the booking engines make sense so it's useful to see at a glance which airlines offer direct flights 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 below for a complete list of air service from other airports in the Caribbean. Even if there aren't any flights from a local airport, taking a connecting flight from a regional airport might be your best option.
|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 evaluating the option of chartering air travel, you can call one of these 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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