The only way to get to Green Turtle Cay, spare sailing your own boat, is by ferry. Although there are several main ferry services that serve the Abacos, only one regularly travels to Green Turtle Cay, and another makes the trip once in awhile. It is still a good idea to learn about all of the ferry services in case island hopping sounds like an adventure.
The most direct path to your secluded vacation on Green Turtle Cay is by flying into Treasure Cay Airport, then taking a taxi to the docks, where you can board the Green Turtle Ferry. This ferry offers continual service to Green Turtle Cay during daylight hours, so the next trip is never far off. The ride takes between 15 and 20 minutes one way, and costs $30(USD) for a single round trip ticket. Find out more about this service by clicking here.
Mail Boats are another ferry service that travels directly to Green Turtle Cay; however, this service is more often used by tourists looking for day trips to other parts of the Bahamas than it is by people arriving here. The Mail Boats are run by the government and offer passenger, mail, and freight transfer throughout the islands. They are slow thanks to their size and weight, but also inexpensive, which makes them much more attractive. Take a look at the schedule below, where you'll find that the mail boats commonly sail throughout the Abacos, Acklins, Andros, the Berry Islands, Bimini, Cat Island, Eleuthera, the Exumas, Grand Bahama, Harbour Island, Inagua, Long Island, Mayaguana, New Providence, and San Salvador. Give the Dockmaster's Office a call at 242-393-1064 if you have any further questions.
Familiarize yourself with the choices for water transportation below.
|Treasure Cay||Great Abaco|
|Green Turtle Cay||Green Turtle Cay|
|22.9 mi. (36.9 km) Northwest of Marsh Harbour||Great Abaco|
Ferries are an important method of transportation not only for people visiting Green Turtle Cay, but for the whole of the Bahamas as well. Get to know what your options are before you begin booking your stay, and you may find your travel arrangements will change as you see how inexpensive it is to visit multiple islands in the chain.
|Location Served||Dock A||Dock B||Company||Frequency|
|Abaco||Green Turtle Cay Ferry Dock||Treasure Cay Airport Ferry Terminal||Green Turtle Ferry||many times per day|
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