Green Turtle Cay

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Green Turtle Cay
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Green Turtle Cay

Green Turtle Cay is located in the "Abaco Out Islands" and is 3 miles (4.8 km) long and 1/2 mile wide. It was named after the abundance of green turtles that inhabited the area. The population of the island is about 450 and its main settlement is New Plymouth which was founded in the 18th century.

It is a very popular cruiser's stop-over.

Green Turtle Cay is known for its excellent beaches and has several boat marinas. It also contains a museum featuring the paintings of noted Bahamian painter Alton Lowe.

Charts

See Abacos.

Weather

See Bahamas.

Passages

See Abacos.

Islands

See Abacos.

Communication

See Abacos.

Navigation

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Entrance

Green Turtle Cay has a port of entry to the Bahamas.

If checking in, clearance must be done in New Plymouth. Berth at either Black Sound or White Sound.

Customs and Immigration
Phone: +242 365 4077
Address: Parliament Street, New Plymouth
Working hours: 0900-1700 (Mon-Fri, Weekends by request)

For details See Bahamas.

Berthing

Ports

  • White Sound
  • New Plymouth - Easy dinghy access from either of the above. Public dinghy dock. Small village with stores, supplies, restaurants, etc.

Marinas & Yacht Clubs

Green Turtle Cay (Black Sound)

White Sound

Two marina/resorts. Anchorage and moorings

    • Bluff House Marina: Ph:242 356 4247, Fax:4248, 45 slips. max. draft=4', electricity, repair facility nearby, fuel, water and ice, showers, laundry, restaurant/bar, shops closeby. Watch for "eat your dockage" special when cost of your meals and drinks are deducted from your dockage bill. Email
    • Green Turtle Club & Marina: PO Box ab 22792, Ph:242 365 4271, Fax:242 365 4272, VHF 16, 35 slips, min draft = 5.5', electricity, fuel, water & ice, showers, laundry, restaurant, shops. Watch for "eat your dockage" special when cost of your meals and drinks are deducted from your dockage bill. Email

Black Sound

Anchorage and moorings

    • Black Sound Marina: Ph:242 365 4531, Fax:4567, 15 slips, Email
    • The Other Shore Club: Min depth: Entry channel is 4.5', then 6' within. Ph:242 365 4338/4226, VHF 16, 15 slips, 4 moorings, max length 50ft. Water, electricity, showers, laundry, fuel. Inexpensive rates. "Pineapples Bar and Grill" on the premises. Email

New Plymouth

Easy dinghy access from either of the above. Public dinghy dock. Small village with stores, supplies, restaurants, etc.

Anchorages

A beach on Green Turtle Cay
Photo copyright of member "Camaradarie"
  • White Sound - moorings and anchorage in grass
  • Black Sound - mooring and anchorage in grass

Amenities

Facilities
Water In the marinas
Electricity In the marinas
Toilets In the marinas
Showers In the marinas
Laundry In the marinas
Garbage In the marinas
Supplies
Fuel In the marinas
Bottled gas ?
Chandlers ?
Services
Repairs ?
Internet ?
Mobile connectivity ?
Vehicle rentals ?

Provisioning

Near some of the marinas

Eating out

  • Have an elegant meal at the Bluff House, or go to the Jolly Roger for drinks and simpler fare. Check to see if the Gully Roosters band will be playing. Great fun
  • Dinner at drinks at the Green Turtle Club also in White Sound

Transportation

List transportation (local and/or international.)

Tourism

New Plymouth - Photo: sv Lynx

History

Give a short history of the island.)

Places to Visit

  • Tour New Plymouth, an 18th century Loyalist town with restaurants, shops, museums, etc.

Friends

Contact details of "Cruiser's Friends" that can be contacted for local information or assistance.

Forums

List links to discussion threads on partnering forums. (see link for requirements)

Links

References & Publications

See Abacos.

Comments

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  • Two nice totally protected harbors and a delightful town. Very quiet in comparison to the towns and cays on the other side of "The Whale". Rent a golf cart to get to the ocean beach, the marinas and their restaurants, and New Plymouth.

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