As a small islet to the east of Great Abaco, Great Guana Cay does not actually have its own airport or even air strip. This island is home to only about 150 residents, and tourists visit it for the chance to disconnect from the rest of the world. You'll have to take a few extra steps in order to get away from it all, but in the end you'll find it to be worth the effort.
Great Guana Cay is located eight miles east of Marsh Harbour on Abaco, which is where the airport nearest the tiny isle is located. Marsh Harbour International Airport mainly welcomes flights from Florida via American Eagle, Air Gate, and Silver Airways, though you may be able to get a flight in from elsewhere on occasion. It is more common for travelers from elsewhere in the United States, Canada, and Europe to make a connecting flight in Florida, then fly to Marsh Harbour, which takes about an hour. Take a look at the table further down this page for a list of airlines that fly into Marsh Harbour International Airport.
...Getting away from it all ...
When you arrive in Marsh Harbour, take a cab to the ferry terminal. If you let your driver know you're catching click here., they will know exactly where to take you, since it is a very common transition from the airport. Albury's Ferry Service has been in business for almost half a century in the Abacos, providing transportation from Marsh Harbour to the other islands in the group. The ferry from Marsh Harbour to Great Guana Cay takes somewhere between 20 and 30 minutes, and costs just $17(USD) one way. Find a full schedule and learn more about Albury's Ferry Service when you
If you live in the United States the following chart can be useful for planning purposes. Not all flights you will see on line are logical options so it helps to see at a glance which airlines actually fly direct to this airport.
|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|
|Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA||FLL||Silver Airways, United Airlines|
Some tourists will choose to fly first to a larger airport in the Bahamas, then connect domestically with Marsh Harbour International Airport. In this case, they will fly into the Lynden Pindling International Airport on New Providence Island or the Grand Bahama International Airport on Grand Bahama. Many people will choose this option if the overall cost will be less expensive, or if they plan to spend some time on either island in addition to their stay on Great Guana Cay. From either airport, you can plan a private charter, or book a flight aboard the leading domestic carrier, BahamasAir. Check the charts below for airlines that fly into Lynden Pindling International Airport and Grand Bahama International Airport.
See the following chart for scheduled air service from airports in the region. Even if you can't get a flight directly from an airport near you, connecting through another airport in the Caribbean might be a fine 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|
|New Providence Island, Bahamas||NAS||Bahamasair|
Getting away from it all is never easy, but it is always worth it. You may have to make a connecting flight or two, then hop on a ferry, but every moment of your journey will be repaid with the rest and relaxation you experience on Great Guana Cay.
If you are thinking about an air charter, you can call 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) 367-8175||Great Harbour Airport - Great Harbour Cay||Great Harbour Cay|
|(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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