Northwest of Marsh Harbour off Great Abaco, the snorkeling at Green Turtle Cays offers healthy elkhorn coral, staghorn coral and large sponges. The best snorkeling on Green Turtle Cay can be found at Gillam Bay in the southeast and also at Ocean Beach which has a shallow reef between 150 to 300 feet offshore.
To reach the snorkeling at Abaco Islands, most travelers will fly commercial airlines into Nassau on New Providence or fly into Freeport on Grand Bahama Island. To reach the out islands from Nassau, you can either use Bahamas Air (which is known for late departures) or use the mail boat ferry service (393-1064). For a flight into the Abacos Islands, the main airfield is located in Marsh Harbor on Great Abaco Island. Note: If you are coming from Miami, there may even be a direct flight to Abacos Island Marsh Harbour Airport (MHH) on the weekends. There are regular flights from Florida (Fort Lauderdale, West Palm Beach, Orlando, Tampa and Jacksonville) into Marsh Harbor Airport (MHH) on Silver Airways (a United Airlines partner).
Tip: Keep in mind while snorkeling Green Turtle Cays off Abaco Islands, the water temperture is known to vary greatly from summer (78F-84F) to winter (68F-76F).
Overall, Green Turtle Cays is the 17th most popular snorkel dive spot of all 17 snorkeling dives in Abacos Islands.