Just three miles off the coast of Great Abaco, near Treasure Cay, Green Turtle Cay is a tiny island that measures in at just three-and-a-half miles long and two-thirds of a mile across. With not much land to traverse, renting a car won't be necessary, which is lucky since they are practically non-existent here. On top of the lack of cars, getting to Green Turtle Cay is not easy or direct, which can mean a little extra planning is necessary.
Unless you sail yourself, which is a possibility (and popular choice), getting to Green Turtle Cay will take several steps, beginning with a flight to a nearby island in the Bahamas. Make sure to map out your route before you go to make sure you're getting the most of your time and money.
Because Green Turtle Cay is so small, there are no rental cars, taxis, or buses available to guests. Some hotels will offer shuttles around, but most everything you need will be within walking distance. If you prefer to have a set of wheels on hand, or you have a disability that prevents you from walking around, golf cart rentals are available. Check this page for options.
To get to Green Turtle Cay, tourists from the United States, Canada, and Europe will fly to South Florida, then make a connecting flight aboard a smaller commercial airline like Treasure Cay Airfield. Another option is to fly into the international airport on New Providence Island or Grand Bahama, then fly domestically with to Treasure Cay. The airport here is quite small, but it does the job considering the small amount of air traffic that visits each day.or to
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...enjoy the pristine aquatic nature...
As mentioned, a popular option when traveling to Green Turtle Cay is sailing. It is not a far journey for sailors in the United States, and an even less journey for those already in the Bahamas. Finding a charter company on Nassau or Freeport willing to take you to Green Turtle Island will be a breeze. Once on the island, you will also be able to enjoy the pristine aquatic nature that surrounds the cay. Whether you snorkel and dive off a coral reef, or take some time to fish, maritime activities are the main attraction for those visiting.
There are no rental cars avaliable on the island. Instead, many visitors and residents choose bicycles and scooters as their primary way to move around. This option can be both convenient and fun, especially for anyone looking to explore as much of Green Turtle Cay as possble.
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Unless you sail yourself or charter a private boat, ferries are the only way to get to Green Turtle Cay. Most visitors will sail from nearby Treasure Cay, a trip that takes about 15 to 20 minutes to complete. Another option is the government run Mail Boat, which stops on Green Turtle Cay on occasion. If you plan to do some island-hopping during your trip to the Bahamas, it might be a good idea for you to become familiar with some of the other ferry services that operate around the isles.
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Get ready to disconnect from the world and all of its modern luxuries when you stay on Green Turtle Cay – including most forms of transportation. Though it may seem odd, these extras simply are not needed here, and make sure many-a great story to tell when you return home from your getaway.
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