How to Get Here

A little over an hour’s flight from most parts of Florida, Green Turtle Cay is an island in a chain of islands in the Abacos called the Bahamian Out Islands. The best way to travel to Bluff House is to fly into Treasure Cay International Airport (TCB airport code) from Florida, take a 5-minute cab ride to the Treasure Cay ferry dock ($10), then a 20-minute ferry boat ride to New Plymouth ($13) or ask your Ferry boat Captain to drop you off at the Bluff House dock in White Sound ($15). You can also fly into Marsh Harbour International Airport (MHH airport code) which is a 35-minute cab ride (approximately $80) to the Treasure Cay ferry dock.

$300 BOATING FUEL CREDIT

Boaters receive a $300 fuel credit for a PRE-BOOKED 4-night consecutive hotel stay at Bluff House Beach Resort & Marina.

Booking window: July 1, 2016 – June 30, 2018
Travel By Dates: July 1, 2017 – October 31, 2018
Black-out dates:
March 29 – April 1, 2018
July 4 – July 8, 2018

HOW TO BOOK
Call Bluff House at 1-800-745-4911 or email frontdesk@bluffhouse.com for reservations.

A VALID PASSPORT IS REQUIRED

Transportation Options To The Abacos

The secret is out. More and more people are discovering the natural beauty and undiscovered wonders of the out islands of the Bahamas. That means more flights, more ferries and more vacation opportunities are springing up every day, giving you fewer and fewer reasons not to visit the islands everyone is talking about.

Flying direct from the U.S. to the Out Islands:

AMERICAN AIRLINES

Miami Florida (MIA) to Marsh Harbour, Abaco (MHH) – DAILY
Marsh Harbour, Abaco (MHH) to Miami, Florida (MIA) – DAILY

BAHAMASAIR

Marsh Harbour (MHH) to West Palm Beach (PBI) – Tues, Thur, Fri, Sat
West Palm Beach (PBI) to Marsh Harbour – Sun, Mon , Tues, Thur, Sat

DELTA AIR

Atlanta, Georgia (ATL)a to Marsh Harbour (MHH) – Tues, Sat
Marsh Harbour (MHH) to Atlanta Georgia – Tues, Sat

FLAMINGO AIR

Freeport Grand Bahama (FPO) to Marsh Harbour (MHH) – DAILY
Freeport Grand Bahama FPO) to Marsh Harbour (MHH)- DAILY
Marsh Harbour (MHH) to Freeport Grand Bahama (FPO) -DAILY
Marsh Harbour (MHH) to Freeport Grand Bahama (FPO) – DAILY

ISLAND WINGS

Fort Lauderdale Executive Aiport (FXE) to Marsh Harbour (MHH) – Mon, Thurs
Marsh Harbour (MHH) to Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport (FXE) – Mon, Thurs
Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport (FXE) to Treasure Cay (TCB) – Mon, Thurs
Treasure Cay (TCB) to Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport (FXE) – Mon, Thurs

SILVER AIRWAYS

Tampa, Florida (TPA) to Marsh Harbour (MHH) – Tues, Thur, Fri
Marsh Harbour (MHH) to Tampa Florida (TPA) – Tues, Thur, Fri, Sun
Tampa, Florida (TPA) to Freeport Grand Bahama (FPO) – Sunday
Tampa , Florida (TPA) to Freeport Grand Bahama (FPO) – Saturday
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida (FLL) to Marsh Harbour (MHH) – Saturday
Marsh Harbour (MHH) to Fort Lauderdale (FLL) – Saturday
Ft. Lauderdale (FLL) to Marsh Harbour (MHH) – Tues, Thur, Fri, Sun
Marsh Harbour (MHH) to Fort Lauderdale, Florida (FLL) -Tues, Thur, Fri, Sun
Ft. Lauderdale, Florida (FLL) to Marsh Harbour (MHH) – Sat
Marsh Harbour (MHH) to Fort Lauderdale, Florida (FLL) – Sat
Fort Lauderdale, Florida (FLL) to Treasure Cay, Abaco (TCB) Wed, Fri, Sat, Sun
Treasure Cay, Abaco (TCB) to Fort Lauderdale, Florida (FLL) – Wed, Fri, Sat, Sun

SKYBAHAMAS

Nassau, New Providence (NAS) to Marsh Harbor, Abaco (MHH) – DAILY
Nassau, New Providence (NAS) to Marsh Harbor, Abaco (MHH) – DAILY
Nassau, New Providence (NAS) to Marsh Harbor, Abaco (MHH) – DAILY
Marsh Harbor, Abaco (MHH) to Nassau, New Providence (NAS) – DAILY
Marsh Harbor, Abaco (MHH) to Nassau, New Providence (NAS) – DAILY
Marsh Harbor, Abaco (MHH) to Nassau, New Providence (NAS) – DAILY

TROPIC OCEAN AIRWAYS

Fort Lauderdale, FL (FLL) to Marsh Harbour, Abaco (MHH) – Wed, Sat
Marsh Harbour, Abaco (MHH) to Fort Lauderdale, FL (FLL) – Wed, Sat
Fort Lauderdale, FL (FLL) to Treasure Cay, Abaco (TCB) – Mon, Fri
Treasure Cay, Abaco (TCB) to Fort Lauderdale, FL (FLL) – Mon, Fri

WESTERN AIR
Freeport Grand Bahama (FPO) to Marsh Harbor, Abaco (MHH) – DAILY
Freeport Grand Bahama (FPO) to Marsh Harbor, Abaco (MHH) – DAILY
Marsh Harbor, Abaco (MHH) to Freeport Grand Bahama (FPO) – DAILY
Marsh Harbor, Abaco (MHH) to Freeport Grand Bahama (FPO) – DAILY

Airline Services to Treasure Cay, Abaco, Bahamas

BAHAMASAIR (800) 222-4262 Nassau www.bahamasair.com
ISLAND WINGS (954-617-8804) Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport www.flyislandwings.com
SILVER AIRWAYS (800) 881-4999  Fort Lauderdale, Palm Beach, Tampa, Orlando, Jacksonville www.silverairways.com
TROPIC OCEAN AIRWAYS (800) 767-0897 Fort Lauderdale www.flytropic.com

Airline Services to Marsh Harbour, Abaco, Bahamas

ABACO AIR LTD (242) 367-2266 Based in Marsh Harbour; Nassau, N. Eleuthera, Moores Island
AIRGATE AVIATION(386) 229-2222 New Smyrna Beach
AMERICAN AIRLINES (American Eagle) (800) 433-7300 Miami
BAHAMAS AIR (800) 222-4262 Nassau, West Palm Beach
DELTA AIRLINES (800) 221-1212 www.delta.com Marsh Harbour
ISLAND WINGS (954-617-8804) Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport
SILVER AIRWAYS (800) 881-4999 Fort Lauderdale, Jacksonville, Orlando, West Palm Beach
SKY BAHAMAS (242) 225-4460 Toll Free Bahamas Ft. Lauderdale, Nassau
TROPIC OCEAN AIRWAYS (800) 767-0897 Fort Lauderdale
WESTERN AIR (242) 367-3722 http://www.westernairbahamas.com/ Marsh Harbour

Private Charters

ABACO AIR (242) 367-2266 Based in Marsh Harbour; serves all areas in The Bahamas and Florida
AIR CHARTER BAHAMAS info@aircharterbahamas.com (email is preferred form of contact) Fort Lauderdale, Miami
AIR FLIGHT CHARTERS (954) 359-0320 Marsh Harbour & Ft. Lauderdale
BAER AIR CHARTER (321) 956-8695 Marsh Harbour, Treasure Cay & Melbourne, FL
CHEROKEE AIR(242) 367-2089 Bahamas, West Palm Beach
CRAIG AIR CENTER (877) 893-4619 Jacksonville
ISLAND WINGS (954-617-8804) Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport
iJET CHARTERS (888) 462-0464 or (954)318-3327 from New York’s Westchester Airport (HPN) to Marsh Harbour
ISLAND AIR CHARTERS (954) 359-9942 Fort Lauderdale
REGIONAL AIR (800) 598-8660 Marsh Harbour & Freeport

Green Turtle Cay Ferry Schedule

Phone: (242) 365-4166 or 365-4128 or 365-4128
VHF Ch. 16

Departs Green Turtle Cay for Treasure Cay Ferry Dock: 8am, 9am, 11am, 12:15am, 1:30pm, 3pm, 4:30pm
Departs Treasure Cay Ferry Dock (Treasure Cay Airport) for Green Turtle Cay: 8:30am, 10:30am, 11:30am, 1:30pm, 2:30pm, 3:30pm, 4:30pm, 5pm
Rates:
$13.00 per person – New Plymouth
$15.00 per person – White Sound, Black Sound and Elsewhere
$19.00 per person – Round Trip Same Day – New Plymouth
$21.00 per person – Round Trip Same Day – White Sound, Black Sound and Elsewhere
Off schedule or late arrival charter rates available for $85.00 (1-2 people) by calling the number above or VHF Ch 16

Some Guidelines…

  • Do NOT forget your passport!
  • You’ll find the Abacos easy going and easy to get around. Bahamian currency trades at par with US currency, which is accepted openly, and often preferred. Most established businesses accept Visa and Master Card credit cards, but having cash on hand is recommended
  • Water is drinkable and power is reliable; phones operate and internet is prevalent. All-in-all, Green Turtle Cay has a long history accommodating visitors and that tradition continues.
Travel

A valid passport is required to enter the Bahamas. Before arriving, you should fill out and sign a Bahamas immigration form to give customs, keeping a portion of the card in hand until departing. If traveling by air, we recommend that you carry a change of clothing and your necessary personal items such as medication in your carry-on bag in the event you arrive before your bags.

Currency

US currency is accepted in the Bahamas. Other currencies should be exchanged for Bahamian dollars or US dollars prior to traveling. The First Caribbean Bank is located in New Plymouth and is open on Thursdays only. The resort accepts MasterCard, VISA, as well as travelers checks drawn on U.S. banks.

Air Arrival

It’s a small airport. Upon arrival into Treasure Cay, you’ll clear immigration, pick up your luggage and clear Customs, then exit the arrival room and airport. Generally, several taxi vans will be waiting – they pretty much time their schedules based on scheduled arrivals and communication with the airport as to inbound charters. Please take a taxi to the Treasure Cay Ferry Dock ($13), and transfer by water taxi ferry to the Bluff House dock ($15). The approximate trip by land and sea is 30-minutes.

Sea Arrival

Upon arrival to the marina, you must clear your vessel and crew with Customs, which is located in New Plymouth and pay a fee which is based on vessel length: $150 per vessel 30′ and under; $300 per vessel over 30′. The fee includes clearance, cruising permit and fishing permit for up to four people with a charge of $20 per additional person over the age of six years. Fees are valid for two entries within a 90-day period.

Only the vessel’s captain is permitted ashore for purpose of clearing Customs and Immigration, with the remainder of crew required to remain aboard until clearance procedures are completed. Customs and Immigration accepts CASH ONLY. Keep your receipt from Customs for your return visit so you don’t have to repay entrance within the 90 days. All visitors entering The Bahamas must make a customs declaration upon arrival. Adult visitors are allowed to bring in 50 cigars, 200 cigarettes or one pound of tobacco, one quart of spirits and personal effects. Specifically, Bahamas Customs requires the following:

  • Vessel’s Registration
  • Completion of the Maritime Declaration Form
  • Completion of the inward Report Form

Everyone on board must have proof of citizenship and fill out an Immigration card. U.S. citizens can present a passport. Before leaving, be sure to surrender your copy of the Immigration Card. Specifically, Bahamas immigration requires the following:

  • Completion of Inward Passenger & Crew Manifest form
  • Completion of an Immigration Card for each person arriving on the vessel
Firearms

If you have a firearm on board, you must declare it with Customs. You must provide the serial number and manufacturer, plus an exact count of ammunition. You are allowed to have a firearm on your boat but you cannot take it off unless you have a permit form the Bahamian police ahead of time. Weapons must be under lock and key at all times. Any infraction of this law is dealt with severely.

Entry Fees

The current fee is $150 for boats up to 30′ in length and $300 for boats over 30 feet. This covers a vessel with three persons or fewer. The fee covers the cruising permit, fishing perming, Customs and Immigration charges and the $25 per person departure tax for up to three persons. The clearance fee entitles the vessel to two entries during a 90-day period. You must have the receipt when you return. Each additional person above three and over the age of six is charged a $25.00 departure tax. If you plan to stay longer than 12 months, special arrangements must be made with Bahamas Customs and Immigration.

Regular hours for Bahamas Customs and Immigration Officers are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays. Officers are on-call during holidays and weekends. There is no overtime charge.