Green Turtle Cay and the surrounding out islands are likely one of the busiest and most popular destinations in the Abacos, and perhaps the entire Bahamas island chain. Located just west of Treasure Cay, Green Turtle Cay is 25 miles northwest of Marsh Harbour and 35 miles east of Grand Bahama Island.
Ashore on the island are three protected harbors (White Sound to the north and Black Sound and Settlement Harbour to the south), and there are a variety of services in each. Black Sound has an anchorage area and three marinas where you can tie up for the night. Abaco Yacht Service has a lift for haul-out and related repair services. Two facilities also sell fuel. The entrance here carries about 4 feet of water.
Nearby, just south of the Black Sound entrance is Settlement Harbour, where the town of New Plymouth is located. Here are restaurants, marinas, a museum, gift shops, and other provisioning facilities.
The entrance to Black Sound Harbor carries depths of 4 to 5 feet. As is visible in the image above, the entrance is narrow, but there are many stakes and pilings set to mark the deepest water. Inside the inlet is a deep anchorage harbor and several marinas that specialize in repairs and refits for yachts. For those anchoring out, keep in mind that the bottom in Black Sound is quite grassy and requires a skillful anchor set to avoid dragging.
See our Local Notices to Mariners blog for updates on the latest conditions and advisories for this area.