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Getting Here


Getting to Hope Town

Now that you’ve decided to visit Hope Town, let’s talk about how you are going to get here.  There are many things you must consider before finalizing your trip.  These include, Entry Requirements, Immigration/Customs, whether you are coming by Plane or Boat, and whether you are bringing any pets.

Entry Requirements & Immigration/Customs

For current information on Customs, Immigrations, and entry requirements, please visit the Islands of the Bahamas website.

Bringing Pets to Bahamas

If you are looking to bring your pet to the Bahamas, in addition to a health certificate, you are going to need to obtain a permit.  The permit costs $10, and the application form can be downloaded from the Islands of the Bahamas website.


TIP Not all airlines and accommodations are pet-friendly, so make sure you do the proper research and planning before finalizing any reservations.


Step 1: Getting to Marsh Harbour - Air or Sea?

The first step in getting to Elbow Cay is to decide whether you will be coming by plane or ship.  If you will be coming by commercial airline, you will have to fly into the Marsh Harbour International Airport (MHH).  In order to get to Marsh Harbour, you will have to fly from, or through,  Florida or Nassau.  If you will be arriving on a commercial vessel, you will arrive at Sandy Point (South Abaco) or Marsh Harbour.  There are currently two ways of arriving by ship, and they both depart from Nassau.

 Arriving from Florida

 Arriving from Nassau

 Charter Flights

 Private Aircraft or Vessel


Step 2: Getting to Elbow Cay - Ferry or Boat?

From the airport, you will need to take a cab to the Ferry Dock or your Boat Rental location.  Taxi fares for this trip will cost approximately $12 - $15 for two people, and $3 -$5 for each extra person.


 Rental Boats



Step 3: Relax and Enjoy!

Remember, you're on island time now.



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