Traveling to Great Guana Cay by Airplane

Flying is just your first stop along the way to Guana Cay

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 ...

 

Ferry Transportation

When you arrive in Marsh Harbour, take a cab to the ferry terminal. If you let your driver know you're catching Albury's Ferry Service, 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 click here.

This chart tells you which airlines offer scheduled flights from U.S. cities and the airports from which they are flying. Not all of the flights you will see listed on some booking engines make sense so it can be helpful to see at a glance which airlines 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
Treasure Cay Airfield U.S. Flights
To/From Airport Code Airlines
Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA FLL Silver Airways, United Airlines

Flying to Great Guana Cay from the Caribbean

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.

Check below for airline service from regional airports. If you can't take a flight directly from your preferred airport, taking a connecting flight from a regional airport could 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
Treasure Cay Airfield Caribbean Flights
To/From Airport Code Airlines
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're evaluating the option of an air charter, you can call one of these 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
LeAir Great Harbour (242) 367-8175 Great Harbour Airport - Great Harbour Cay Great Harbour Cay
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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