Treasure Cay is one of two islands in the Abacos with an airport, so getting to this island by ferry is not a necessity like some of the other nearby islands. Knowing about local ferry services is still very important, because you may have dreams of island hopping, or you may fly into Treasure Island only as a stop on your way to your final destination. Learning about local ferry services will help you get all of your travel plans in order.
The ferry service that most directly affects visitors staying on Treasure Cay is the Green Turtle Cay Ferry. This ferry is one of the only ways to get to the nearby island of Green Turtle Cay, so many tourists will fly into the airport on Treasure Cay, then take the 15 to 20 minute ferry ride across the way. The trip costs $20(USD) per person round trip, and is available continuously during daylight hours. You can find out more details about this ferry by clicking here.
Although Mail Boats do not travel to Treasure Cay, they are important to be aware of because they provide such a great service throughout the Bahamas. Mail Boats are operated by the government and haul freight, mail, and people to a number of islands in the chain. At one point, they were the only way for people who lived in the Bahamas to travel between the islands unless they had their own boats. Now, tourists and locals can visit 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 with relative ease. True, the ferries are known for being slow, but the low cost of travel more than makes up for it.
Bahamas Fast Ferries are important to know about if you want to do some island hopping, but don't have a lot of time to spend traveling on the slow-moving mail boats. For a much higher price, you can travel between the Abacos, Andros, Eleuthera, the Exumas, and New Providence quickly. Unfortunately, the Fast Ferries do not have regular service to Treasure Cay, but you may find they come in handy if you're visiting the much larger island of New Providence as a part of your adventure.
Albury's Ferries is the most important ferry service to know about when you're staying in the Abacos, despite the fact that yet again, this company does not make regular stops on Treasure Island. Even so, they specialize in transportation between Abacos islands aboard 12 fiberglass "donnies" and have been doing so for nearly half a century. Marsh Harbour, Man-of-War, Hope Town, Great Guana Cay, and Scotland all benefit from this service, which costs $17(USD) one way.
Check the following chart for ferry details.
|Treasure Cay||Great Abaco|
|Great Guana Cay||Great Guana Cay|
|Green Turtle Cay||Green Turtle Cay|
|22.9 mi. (36.9 km) Northwest of Marsh Harbour||Great Abaco|
Although none of the major ferry services in the Bahamas travel to Treasure Cay, their importance should not be overlooked. Keep them in mind as you plan your getaway, and you may find you use local ferries more than you would have originally thought you might.
|Location Served||Dock A||Dock B||Company||Frequency|
|Abaco||Abaco Adventures Treasure Cay Dock||Abaco Adventures Man O' War Dock||1 to 2 days per week|
|Great Guana Cay||Abaco Adventures Treasure Cay Dock||Orchid Bay Marina||1 to 2 days per week|
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