Getting to Marsh Harbour
You have a choice of direct flights to Marsh Harbour from Miami, Ft. Lauderdale, West Palm Beach and Orlando. The main carriers for direct flights to Marsh Harbour are American Eagle (from Miami), Silver Airways (from Fort Lauderdale, Orlando or West Palm Beach) and Bahamasair (from West Palm Beach).
You can also fly to Nassau from many US cities and then connect to Marsh Harbour on Bahamasair. Please note that some Florida departures are in the morning, which would mean an overnight stay in Florida if you are connecting from another city.
You can always contact us for assistance in finding flights or we can refer you to a travel agent who has arranged group travel to the Abacos islands for over 15 years.
Weather in the Abacos
Follow this link for a chart showing average air and water temperatures in the Abacos by month.
Cell phone and data service is available throughout the islands so there will always be the ability to communicate when necessary (check your service provider about roaming or other charges while in the Bahamas). In addition, you can find WIFI hotspots on and near some of the islands.
The Bahamian dollar is equivalent to the US dollar and both currencies are accepted interchangeably. But don’t go home with the Bahamian dollars because you won’t be able to change them once you are back in the USA.
Safety and Medical Considerations
Please let us know if you have any medical condition requiring medication and be sure that you bring an adequate supply. It will be difficult or impossible to obtain many medications once in the Abacos and on board the boat.
We emphasize safety precautions and try to minimize risk of injury on or off the boat. Please note that while there are medical clinics and personnel in the Abaco islands for treatment of minor problems and injuries, in the case of a major medical emergency, you would likely need to be transported by air back to the United States or to Nassau for treatment. You will be asked to sign a release from liability as well as an agreement to cover any medical expenses that you may incur.
The Sea of Abaco is protected from the ocean swells by a chain of islands and the barrier coral reef. Sea sickness is rare here because of the flat seas. We don’t recommend taking sea sickness medication or arriving with a sea sickness patch unless you are extremely prone to sea sickness. The medications and patches have side effects including drowsiness and it is shame to miss out on activities that you would otherwise enjoy. You may want to pack Bonine or other medications “just in case.”
What to Bring
Once you have booked your charter, we will send you a useful packing list and additional details about your Bahamas Sailing Charter.