Green Turtle Cay 101

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Parliament Street, New Plymouth, Green Turtle Cay

If this blog has piqued your interest and you’d like to visit Green Turtle Cay, the following links provide everything you need to know to get here, stay here and have a wonderful holiday.

Got a question that’s not answered here? Contact me and I’ll do my best to help or direct you to someone who can.

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Albert Lowe Museum, Green Turtle Cay, Abaco, Bahamas

Tranquil, quaint and unspoiled, Green Turtle Cay is an ideal travel destination for singles, couples or families. Plus, it's less than an hour's flight from Florida!
What you need to know before you go


  24 comments for “Green Turtle Cay 101

  1. Ben Schmiedl
    February 11, 2015 at 4:04 pm

    I love all of the things that you do to promote the island! My grandfather was born and raised on the Cay, and later moved to the states. Since has retired many years ago and moved back to Black Sound. I will be visiting there in about a week! Just wanted to let you know how much I appreciated the web site.

    • February 16, 2015 at 11:38 am

      Hi, Ben. Thank you for your kind words! Glad you like the blog. Who is your granddad? Wonder if we’re related…?


  2. Toni Castiglia
    November 7, 2015 at 11:21 am

    love GTC, visited a few years ago to meet my Uncle Floyd Lowe…miss everyone there

  3. Greta Custer
    March 4, 2016 at 12:50 pm

    I have had GTC on my bucket list for years and finally have a visit scheduled for the end of May. Your blog has been a joy to read and I appreciate the local info. I can’t wait to see how Fish Hooks is doing when I get there.

    • March 8, 2016 at 6:32 pm

      Hi, Greta. Thanks so much for your note. I’m so glad you’re finally getting to GTC. End of May is a great time to go — not yet too hot, but the windy season will have passed, and the ocean will likely be lovely and warm. Not sure if we’ll be in GTC at that time, but if you see the shutters open, stop by and say hello! And be sure to get in touch after your trip and let me know how you enjoyed Green Turtle.

  4. Bill Renney
    March 27, 2017 at 12:26 pm

    My greatgrand mother was born and grew up on Abaco she was a Lowe, Lenora,moved to Key West.

    • April 11, 2017 at 12:57 pm

      Bill, I’d love to know more about your great-grandmother. Drop me an email with more information if you get the chance. What year was she born, when she moved to Key West, etc.

  5. Carter
    May 6, 2017 at 8:46 pm

    We are visiting GTC in December and are bringing two small children. I’m wondering if you know if it would be possible to set up car with car seats in Marsh Harbor? Hoping to secure our two wiggly little opens. Thanks in advance for any insights!

    • May 11, 2017 at 7:36 pm

      Hi there. I’m not sure I understand what you mean. Are you asking whether you can rent a car with car seats? Or whether there’s somewhere to get car seats in MH? If you drop me a note through my CONTACT ME link above, I’ll see what I can find out for you. Thanks!

  6. Jenny
    June 7, 2017 at 3:49 pm

    Hello, love reading your blogs. We just visited GTC for the first time last year after finding out my husband’s family originated from there. Turns out Alton is a cousin of my F.I.L but he wasn’t there on the Island when we went. We will be there in 6 weeks again and this time he will be there, so they can meet up and learn more about their family history together. We loved the Island and it’s all the boys talked about since we left…lol It reminds us so much of old Key West, which is where we all originally are from. Well have a good day! =)

    • July 12, 2017 at 12:39 pm

      Hi, Jenny. Thanks so much for your note! Hope you’ll have have a chance to visit with Alton when you come. Have an awesome trip!


  7. Michael Rew
    April 5, 2018 at 1:53 pm

    Planning a fishing trip to Green Turtle Cay this summer. What fishing license will I need? How much does a fishing license cost?
    Will everyone on the boat need a license?
    Can I get a 1 week license ?
    It will be a June or July trip…

    • April 9, 2018 at 1:59 pm

      Hi, Michael. Thanks for your note. I know there have been some changes to fishing licenses and regulations in recent years, and I don’t want to give you outdated info. Best thing to do is to contact the Marsh Harbour office of the Department of Marine Resources at (242) 699-0202. Hope that helps!

      • Denise McCormack
        March 26, 2019 at 11:08 pm

        Love your blog. We will be staying in a neighboring little house by the ferry at Capn Sam’s in four weeks can’t wait! My brother and family will be moored out at Donny’s I believe. So nice to have been able to read up about the area. Coming from Seattle, WA so can’t wait for that blue water and sunshine!

      • April 2, 2019 at 7:00 pm

        Thanks, Denise. Hopefully we’ll have a chance to say hello while you’re on the cay! It will be a huge difference from Seattle. 🙂


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