This year, don’t stick to the basic tailgating experience, which usually involves long drives to a game day city, setting up your tailgate in a parking lot, and designating a driver for afterward. Instead, Air Unlimited offers private flight options to away football games, so you can take tailgating to new heights. These exclusive charters guarantee a unique experience, whisking you back to your favorite football stomping grounds in an unforgettable way.
For the tailgating experience, there really is nothing like a private flight. You’ll be spreading game day cheer from thousands of feet in the air – who else gets to say that?! Pack your own food and alcohol for the flight to enjoy the full experience of a luxury tailgate, clinking glasses and singing your team’s game day chants to get into the spirit before the kick-off.
The team at Air Unlimited are all football fans themselves, and they’re dedicated to outdoing all your past game day experiences. Our crew will decorate the aircraft in your team colors before your flight, plus you can bring your own football memorabilia to get that full tailgate feel.
By flying with Air Unlimited, you won’t waste any of your precious game daytime on travel. We have a speedy check-in and take-off process, efficiently getting you on our plane and to the airport closest to the game. Our team can even arrange a shuttle service that will take you to the stadium and back, eliminating the need to find another mode of transportation and giving you more time to enjoy the day. While you’re at the game rooting for your team, the Air Unlimited pilot will wait with the aircraft for you to return. They’ll be ready to take off on your schedule.
If you are looking for the perfect excuse to get your alumni association together again, this is it. Charter flights seat eight people, so you won’t have to worry about sharing your day with anyone but your squad and the pilot. You can also conveniently split the charter cost across your tailgating party for an affordable and stress-free game day experience.
You can book a private flight with Air Unlimited to any destination in the U.S. Call Air Unlimited at 407-585-4300 to see how you can reserve a football charter flight today, and take your tailgate to new heights.
There are so many reasons to book an aircraft charter, especially during the fall season. Beyond the perks of flying in a private and luxurious setting, many people choose to charter because it is more convenient and efficient. People traveling in groups also benefit from renting an aircraft charter because they can enjoy the perks of flying private, while affordably splitting the cost amongst each other.
At Air Unlimited, we find that people book charters for a variety of business and leisure reasons. During the fall season, many guests like to take advantage of the cooler weather and the beauty of the changing leaves by flying to a vacation home in the mountains, a favorite fishing spot or a sight-seeing destination. For the fall football season, fans often book charters to a game day location to avoid long travel times and frustrating traffic, instead enjoying a stress-free, private tailgate in the sky. Families during this time of year are also starting to plan their holiday trips for Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s. Booking these trips now will guarantee a relaxing holiday on your own private plane, helping to avoid overcrowded commercial airlines and long layovers. No one wants to feel stressed during the holiday season!
In addition to these leisure trips, many people are reserving aircraft charters for business. Air Unlimited offers same-day charter flights for quick business trips and meetings. Extended trips are also an option, so you can take your time making business connections, expanding your company network, or taking clients out for a special occasion. Bringing colleagues or clients with you on the plane can also make for a memorable, relationship-building experience. Just pack your business cards and briefcase and hop on board for a top-notch flight experience.
Whatever your reason is for booking an aircraft charter, Air Unlimited is here to cater to your needs. We take pride in providing our guests with trips that are personal, special and unforgettable.
For more information on booking, please call (407) 585-4300.
Did you know that most 135/air taxi services don’t have commuter status? This means they are limited in the number of trips they can schedule each week, making it hard to be a go-to airline for travelers looking to book a trip. Here at Air Unlimited, we are proud to be a certified commuter, so we can offer our guests unlimited flights to the Abacos in our commuter planes.
Receiving commuter air carrier status wasn’t an easy, overnight process. It took planning, a high standard of operations, and communication with several regulated agencies. This energy was certainly worth it though, as Air Unlimited now sets itself apart from the rest. In fact, there aren’t a large number of airlines operating with commuter status in the country, due to the lengthy process and financial requirements involved.
While the commuter experience is often fun and light-hearted for travelers and aircrew alike, the behind-the-scenes effort that it takes to become certified for these trips is hard work. Nonetheless, the application was a valuable tool in helping Air Unlimited evaluate key areas of our services, such as how many flights we offer each week, the consistency of our scheduled travel, the occupancy of each trip, the number of planes in our fleet and the destinations in route of service. Additionally, the application was a great forum for us to detail the next year of business, planning our long-term goals and strategies for all areas of the company.
Everything the application measured, from the diversity and reliability of our services to our sustainability for the future, have always been core values for Air Unlimited. Thus, we looked at the application as a great exercise for our team to check in with our company fundamentals.
Throughout the process, we showcased Air Unlimited’s healthy finances, consistent maintenance, expert data-tracking, and top-notch safety measures. We worked with leading government agencies to prove our continuous commitment to guests and outlined an impressive plan for Air Unlimited’s future. Thanks to our team’s hard work, we’re proud to have received commuter status!
For our valued guests, Air Unlimited’s certified commuter planes are ready to take you to the beautiful Abacos any day of the week! Book your flight today online or by calling (407) 585-4300.
Sea turtle nesting season goes through the end of October, so travelers booking an upcoming flight to the Abaco Islands should know what to do if they encounter a nest during their trip. With sea turtles officially listed as an endangered species, it’s critical that they are treated with caution by locals and tourists alike. Air Unlimited can share with you what you need to know about these spectacular creatures and how you can help protect them, not only during nesting season but year-round.
While visiting the Abaco Islands, you may choose to go snorkeling in the tropical reefs, where you may spot a sea turtle enjoying the clear waters of the Bahamas. As exciting as it is to swim alongside a sea turtle, refrain from touching them or interfering with their habitat. Instead, take in this amazing experience from a distance and keep an eye out for their paddle-shaped flippers, large shells and marked colorings, which are unique to each sea turtle species.
When strolling along the sandy beaches during nesting season, there is the chance of coming across sea turtle eggs. Touching the eggs could be harmful to the turtles, so stay back from the nest to avoid accidentally disrupting it. If you see the mother nearby, stand still and allow her to travel easily around her nest. At nighttime, any artificial light, such as a phone, camera or flashlight could confuse the turtles from following the natural moonlighting, so be prepared to embrace the dark around a nesting space. If you have the once-in-a-lifetime experience to encounter the eggs while they are hatching, walk carefully in the sand to avoid stepping on the baby turtles, as they journey toward the sea. These tiny turtles will be working their way to the waves, where they can take their very first swim.
We hope you have the opportunity to see these beautiful creatures during your next trip to the islands. Not only are they majestic, but they are also vital to the health of the oceans. Sea turtles graze on seagrass and jellyfish populations, control sponge distribution and transport nutrients across the water.
Whether its nesting season or not, taking a flight to the Abaco Islands is the first step toward your chance of enjoying these wild animals, and Air Unlimited is here to get you there! Book your flight today either online or by calling us at (407) 585-4300.
Whether it’s piloting a short flight to the Abacos or leading an aircrew on a long-distance journey, all pilots have had to earn their ‘wings.’ Wings are a recognized badge in the aviation industry that pilots proudly wear on their uniforms. This emblem has an interesting history and is designed for everything from representing a pilot’s license to serving as a charming memento!
The crew at Air Unlimited knows how special it feels to earn a pair of pilot wings, as many of our team members started their fascination for aviation as a child, dreaming of the day they’d earn their own badge. Now, this day can come sooner for youth that feels passionate about flying, thanks to our Junior Pilot Program. Through this program, families can register their kids to have the rare chance to sit in the cockpit with the pilot during their flight to the Abaco Islands and experience spectacular views from the front of the plane, all while learning about the wonders of air travel. Afterward, children co-pilots receive a certificate with a commemorative photo, a souvenir, and their very own pilot wings.
The meaning of pilot wings goes back to the early 1900s when one of the first commercial airlines started scheduling passenger services, making crew uniforms come into fashion. As part of their uniform, pilots started wearing shiny, specialty wings to showcase their qualifications. Around the same time, military aviation became prominent during World War I, and soldiers started earning their wings based on their flight experience, rank, and accomplishments. In both commercial and military aviation, the design of a pilot’s wings distinguished their seniority or merit, thus changing in color, material, embellishments, and patterns based on its intended purpose. To this day, earning wings is a significant and exciting moment for any pilot, considering the hours of hard work, schooling, in-flight training and experience required to receive this token of achievement.
Knowing the valued history and meaning behind pilot wings, we want to share this special keepsake with young passengers and inspire their love for aviation through the Junior Pilot Program. Register children for this unique experience for just $50, and you can enjoy an unforgettable flight to the Abaco Islands. Interested parties should call our team directly at (407) 585-4300.
We’ve come a long way since the first airplane was flown in 1903. Today, we have everything from large commuter planes and first-class aircraft charters to powerful air force jets – all safer, faster and sleeker than ever before. To celebrate this remarkable progress in aviation, we’re observing National Aviation Day on August 19th.
Why August 19th? It’s the birthday of Orville Wright, one of the Wright brothers who invented and flew the first airplane. From his original flight owning the sky, we now have more than 9,700 planes and 1 million people in the sky at any given time, according to flight tracking service, FlightAware. That’s a lot of air travel each day!
To celebrate National Aviation Day, Air Unlimited wants you to consider taking a journey into the past, present, and future of air travel. Below, are some of our tips for enjoying the day and recognizing the gift of aviation.
- Take a Destination Flight
- There’s no better way to celebrate National Aviation Day than hopping on a plane, enjoying the bird’s eye view and landing in paradise. To make sure your trip is hassle-free from start to finish, Air Unlimited offers quick reservations, free valet parking, fast check-in, short lines and a comfortable, private waiting area. In flight, each of the nine seats feature window-views and plenty of leg room. In just over an hour, you’ll land in the beautiful and tropical Abaco Islands. You can also reserve one of our aircraft charters to fly anywhere in the U.S.
- Learn More About Aviation
- To learn more about the history and future of aviation, visit a local aircraft museum or science center featuring planes. Consider checking out aviation books at your favorite library or renting an exciting aviation movie. You could even take an introductory flight lesson.
- Inspire Your Kids to Appreciate Flight
- Many of today’s pilots became fascinated with aviation at a young age. At Air Unlimited, we hope to inspire the young passengers with our Junior Pilot Program. Registered kids fly in the cockpit with the pilot, experience stunning views from the front of the plane and learn about air travel. These kids walk away from their aircraft charter or commuter flight with a certificate, photos, a souvenir, and their very own pilot wings.
No matter how you choose to spend National Aviation Day, we hope you can celebrate the wonder of flight on this special holiday!
Historic downtown Sanford offers a variety of things to do for anyone passing through for a few hours or with a couple of days to explore. If you’re coming from outside of the Central Florida area and have some time to kill before your flight with Air Unlimited, there are plenty of fun things to experience near the Orlando Sanford International Airport where our private hangar is located.
Sanford is home to beautiful state parks, including the Lower Wekiva River Preserve. The preserve is a system of blackwater streams and trails. This wildlife area provides a habitat for black bears, otters, alligators, wood storks and Sandhill cranes. Visitors can hike, paddle and camp on the preserve to get a taste of Sanford’s wild flora and fauna. An especially interesting feature of the preserve is the equestrian campsite area that has horse stalls and corrals for those who want to bring their horse along on the trails.
Sanford Ghost Tours are a great way to hear the vast history about the area in a thrilling way. This one-hour walking tour is great for all ages, and takes you through stories of ghostly encounters around the downtown Sanford area leading up to the last stop at a haunted building. Tours are just $15 and are offered at 8 and 9 p.m. on Thursdays and Fridays.
A great way to visit multiple restaurants in a short period of time is by taking a tour with Sanford Food Tours. They work with dozens of restaurants and shops in downtown Sanford and allow guests to choose from two different tours or create their own. The Brews & Bites Tour includes stops at Deviant Wolfe Brewing, Sanford Brewing Co., Wops Hops Brewing Co., Inner Compass Brewing Co., and Tuffy’s Bottle Shop. Food and drink pairings are accompanied by the amazing sights and rich history of Sanford’s city center. The Celery City Tour stops at Hollerbach’s Willow Tree Cafe, The District, Busters Bistro, and Sanford Brewing Company. Each walking tour is about four hours and includes insight into local history and culture along the way.
Have you ever had a drink while riding on a 15-seat bicycle? At Limo Cycle Tours, you can do just that! It’s not a traditional bicycle, but rather a mobile bike bar that uses pedals to propel you forward with a tour guide steering and leading the way. The faster you pedal, the faster you get to the next destination. Guests are allowed to bring beer and wine on their tour, and each tour stops two to three times to visit shops, restaurants, and bars in the downtown Sanford area. This two-hour tour is bound to be a group favorite.
Sanford has so much to offer and is located just around the corner from Air Unlimited’s hangar in the Orlando Sanford International Airport. Call (407) 585-4300 to book your flight with Air Unlimited and ask our knowledgeable staff about their favorite things to do in Sanford.
Air Unlimited is making moves with the expansion of its hangar and the addition of a Cessna Citation CJ3 private plane to its fleet. The team is so excited for guests to meet the CJ3 and have a new favorite way to travel on charter flights. This major expansion is a result of doubling the number of passengers flying with us from 2016, and we’re excited to make our customer service and travel experience better than ever.
The CJ3 has a spacious cabin that can seat up to eight passengers. For the first time ever, we will be offering WiFi at an optional charge, allowing you to stay connected while in the air. You can get some work done before your business meeting or check in on social media during your flight.
“The CJ3’s WiFi capability is a big step forward in keeping up with the latest trends in air travel and staying competitive with commercial and private flight companies,” said Mark Neubauer, co-founder, and principal of Air Unlimited. “Ultimately, our passengers choose us because they love the enjoyable, hassle-free experience our charter and airline flights offer.”
This lightweight jet has the capability of climbing up to 45,000 feet, allowing it to avoid most air traffic and rocky weather for a smoother, quieter flight experience. It can also reach speeds up to 480 miles per hour, providing cutting-edge avionics technology and greater passenger comfort.
“The CJ3 has long been heralded as the most popular model in the CJ series, making it the perfect aircraft to help us carry on Air Unlimited’s mission to bring only the best quality service to our customers,” said Charles “Chick” Gregg, co-founder and principal of Air Unlimited.
Charter flights offer quick, convenient flights with pick-up and drop-off anywhere in the U.S on your schedule. These are ideal for family vacations, business travel, bachelor/bachelorette parties, intimate destination weddings and more. Air Unlimited’s charter service allows passengers to purchase the use of the entire airplane for a fully customizable experience. Charter services are perfect for groups of two to nine guests, with one-way and round-trip flights to and from their desired destinations. Quoted charter costs are based on hourly rates.
All charter flight passengers can enjoy the perks of flying with Air Unlimited including free valet parking, free baggage, and a quick, hassle-free check-in process. For more information about Air Unlimited or the brand new CJ3, check out www.flyairunlimited.com or give us a call at (407) 585-4300.
You may have seen on our social media that Air Unlimited is expanding! We have grown over the past few years, and it’s all thanks to your support! Now we are making changes to fit the needs of our valued guests with the addition of a WiFi-equipped business jet, extended hangar and easy-to-use check-in desk in Marsh Harbour’s Leonard M. Thompson International Airport.
Air Unlimited is known for offering reliable flights to the Abacos, but we also offer charter flights to anywhere in the U.S. Soon the Cessna Citation CJ3, a top-notch business jet, will be the newest addition to the fleet. The CJ3 features a spacious cabin that can seat up to nine passengers. The addition of the CJ3 is going to be huge for our guests because this is the first time we will offer WiFi on our plane, allowing passengers to stay connected while in the air. Private charter flights are quick and convenient for guests and can be scheduled to pick-up and drop-off guests anywhere in the U.S.
“The CJ3’s WiFi capability is a big step forward in keeping up with the latest trends in air travel and staying competitive with commercial and private flight companies,” said Mark Neubauer, co-founder and principal of Air Unlimited. “Ultimately, our passengers choose us because they love the enjoyable, hassle-free experience our charter and airline flights offer.”
In addition to an expanded fleet, Air Unlimited is expanding into a second hangar in the Orlando-Sanford International Airport. We’re not moving our main office, so this second hangar will serve as a new hub for maintenance work, away from the check-in and loading areas. Now, guests can enjoy a spacious and uninterrupted loading zone.
Catching a flight to the Abaco Islands is easier than ever with Air Unlimited. We strive to make everything easy and convenient with quick reservations, free valet parking, a simple and fast check-in process, and pet-friendly travel. We are committed to making travel a breeze for families with children and even offer a Junior Pilot Program for the little ones.
“We’re a family company, and we treat everyone like family at Air Unlimited,” said Mark Neubauer, co-founder and pilot at Air Unlimited. “Families feel more comfortable waiting in our lounge before the flight, as opposed to waiting in a busy airport. With our service, there’s no need to worry about kids getting lost or overwhelmed in a crowded airport.”
Air Unlimited flights are cost-efficient and transport guests to the tropical islands on planes that allow families to sit together in an intimate, yet spacious atmosphere while enjoying an outstanding window-view from every seat. Accommodating up to nine people on each flight, this high-quality flight service keeps families close, waiting lines short and the boarding process quick and easy. Air Unlimited also permits pets to sit with guests in the cabin, so that four-legged family members don’t get left behind.
Traveling with kids can be tough. The waiting and crowds are enough to upset parents and children alike. Flying with Air Unlimited takes the stress out of traveling. Guests will receive free valet parking where their car will be parked in Air Unlimited’s secure parking lot and will be waiting for them at the hangar when they return. Guests pass the time in a lounge-like waiting area with plenty of space for parents and kids to relax before the flight. After boarding the plane, families will enjoy a fast and comfortable ride to the Abacos, arriving in just over an hour with no layovers.
In addition to these top-notch services, Air Unlimited offers a unique experience for children with its Junior Pilot Program. Signing up for this special service allows children to sit in the cockpit with the pilot, an experience not many kids can say they’ve had! Youth will enjoy the awe and excitement of having the best view on the plane and get to learn about the wonders of air travel from an experienced pilot. Many pilots at Air Unlimited began their fascination with aviation at a young age, and through this program, the company hopes to give children a flight experience that may spark their own curiosity for the field.
If you’re ready for the family vacation of a lifetime call to book a flight to the Abaco Islands with Air Unlimited: (407) 585-4300.
Scared of flying? Try these tips before your next trip out of the Orlando-Sanford International Airport!
A fear of flying is something that at least one in every six adults deals with. It is perfectly normal to feel uncomfortable before and during a flight, but Air Unlimited strives to help their guests enjoy the entire flight experience from their private hangar at the Orlando-Sanford International Airport. Flight time to the beautiful Abaco islands is just over an hour, and the tips below can help you stay calm so you can enjoy a relaxing vacation from the moment you step into Air Unlimited’s hangar.
One helpful tip for a fear of flying is to simply acknowledge your fear and learn ways to control it. If you feel anxious, allow yourself to feel that way, while reassuring yourself that it’s perfectly okay to have these feelings, instead of trying to fight the anxiety. At that point, you can work to build your confidence in knowing that you will get through your flight experience using positive thoughts and deep breathing techniques to combat any anxious tendencies, such as shallow breathing. Trying active meditation practices can help distract your mind from the anxiety and bring a sense of calm to your body. Focus on the deep breaths you’re taking and try listening to guided meditation to help you relax.
At Air Unlimited, guests have an opportunity to meet the pilot prior to their flight and talk to them about their anxieties. This advantage allows guests to address any worries they have, educate themselves about the flight and what to expect during the ride, as well as get to know and trust the pilot before take-off. This can help bring them relief as they prepare to board the flight. The pilots are also accessible during the flight to keep you updated on weather patterns and flight times that can bring you peace of mind.
Distractions are a great way to feel better in almost any situation. As a guest on a plane, taking off, turbulence, and landing can be moments of high anxiety. Listening to music or watching a movie during these times is a great way to focus on something else besides the plane. Additionally, Air Unlimited’s intimate seating allows guests to easily interact with other riders, including any of their friends, family members or pets that are along for the ride. Talking and engaging with others can be a great distraction and social experience. If these tips aren’t working, try multitasking during the flight. For example, eating a snack while working on a crossword puzzle can help take your mind off of things at a deeper level than just passively listening to music, so try to stay busy.
To be even more proactive in combatting your flight anxiety, you can begin preparing for a flight well before you are at the hangar. The morning of your flight, try to avoid caffeine because this may end up making you jittery, which can amplify your feelings of anxiety. Stretching or meditating before you leave the house can prepare you to hold onto those calming feelings during your flight. This is also a great time to focus on your breathing and keep those long deep breaths throughout the day.
Rest assured that you can fly in peace with the experienced pilots flying with Air Unlimited who can get you to paradise in just over an hour. There’s no need to worry about getting to the airport early to stand in long lines and deal with airport security. Air Unlimited’s staff greets every guest with a smile for an easy, check-in process that sets you up for a relaxing direct flight to the Abacos. Call Air Unlimited at 407-585-4300 to book your flight today.
Bahamas Independence Day is quickly approaching, and the locals are gearing up for week-long celebrations. This holiday commemorates the day when the Bahamas became a fully independent nation, separating from the United Kingdom on July 10, 1973. Catch a flight to the Bahamas with Air Unlimited and be part of another year of historic celebrations.
The Bahamas underwent 325 years of British rule. It was a long and mostly peaceful process, and in 1964, Great Britain granted The Islands of The Bahamas limited self-government. This was after years of legal maneuvering and debates. In 1969, the Bahamas finally became a British Commonwealth, which effectively ended colonial rule. Four years later, the Bahama Islands gained complete independence from Great Britain and became its own nation on July 10, 1973. Today, the Bahamas remain a member of The Commonwealth of Nations.
Independence Day on the islands is celebrated for a week leading up to July 10th with a mix of parties and official government events. Carnival parades and Junkanoo are celebrated across the hundreds of Bahamian islands. Junkanoo – a combination of costumes, music, and dance – is an integral part of Bahamian celebrations like Boxing Day and New Year’s Day. The origin of Junkanoo is still debated on frequently, but one thing is certain: the celebrations are spectacular. Colorful costumes made of cardboard and crepe paper take the streets by storm with music made by goatskin drums, cowbells, whistles, and horns.
No celebration is complete without food and drinks. Happy hour at Pete’s Pub in Little Harbour is a crowd favorite where you can get fresh seafood and a tropical drink overlooking the ocean. Gaffner’s in Elbow Cay is another favorite local spot with daily seafood and drink specials, and live music located waterside at the Seaspray Resort & Marina. If you’re looking for a something more relaxing, or a way to recover from the festivities, Hope Town Inn & Marina offers yoga every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday morning. It’s the perfect way to start your day, balanced and ready to gear up for the island fun.
Flights and hotels book fast in the Bahamas during times of celebration, so don’t miss out on a flight to the Bahamas this July. This is the perfect opportunity to be immersed in Bahamian culture and still find time to relax in the tranquil Abaco islands. Call +1 407-585-4300 to join the fun!
Move aside Kentucky Derby, there’s a new derby in town to help preserve the natural ecosystem of the Bahamas. The Annual Lionfish Derby is a staple summer event in the Abacos to help lower the population of a venomous invasive species. Book a flight to Green Turtle Cay and try to catch as many lionfish as you can!
Lionfish are native to the Indo-Pacific Ocean, making them an invasive species in the Bahamas and surrounding areas in the Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea. They have no natural predators in these bodies of water, so they are thriving, eating native species as well as their prey. They are voracious predators and can quickly upset the balance of the marine environment if the population continues to grow so quickly. The lionfish population has increased drastically in the Bahamas, which is why the Lionfish Derby takes place each year.
This year’s Lionfish Derby will be held on June 30th from sunrise until 4 p.m. Boaters can catch lionfish by pole-spear, Hawaiian sling, hand net, or lobster hook, up to 200 yards off the shoreline of Green Turtle Cay. Safety precautions are in place to protect the boaters against the venomous spines on the lionfish. Each participant must wear protective gloves while catching lionfish, and each boat should have a thermos of hot water ready to pour on a wound if anyone is stuck by a lionfish spike. Luckily, lionfish meat is safe to eat, and there will be plenty to eat at the derby this year.
Each registered boat is allowed four participants to bravely capture as many lionfish as they can. Winners will be awarded a first, second and third place monetary prize for three categories: most lionfish caught, largest lionfish caught and smallest lionfish caught. Registration also includes lionfish tastings, dockside rum punch, and two dinners at the Green Turtle Club.
If you haven’t planned your summer vacation yet, don’t worry! Air Unlimited has daily scheduled flights to Green Turtle Cay, which is a perfect place for a relaxing and fun getaway. Once you have a flight and a place to stay, the rest of the planning is a breeze.
Hotels usually fill up fast in Green Turtle Cay during the summer, so the best option for a last-minute trip would be to call the hotels of your choice directly to see when they have availability. They might say they have an opening next week or in two months towards the end of the summer. Either way, the Abacos weather is always perfect for the summer vacation of your dreams. If you don’t want to wait, Airbnbs are a great option and give guests the comfort of staying in a home away from home.
If you’re traveling with your family, there’s no need to worry about finding activities the whole family will enjoy. The Abacos offers a little something for everyone. If you’re looking for a couple’s retreat, you can grab a drink on the beach and book a massage too. There’s nothing more relaxing and romantic than getting a massage on the beach while listening to the rolling ocean waves. If you’re traveling with the kids, there are plenty of things to do like learning how to fish, making a friend through the Bahama Buddies Program, and eating sweets on the island.
The Abacos truly has perfect weather year-round, but if you’ve never been on an island getaway, there are some important packing tips to remember. Instead of packing every bathing suit you own, you’ll want to save room for some lightweight, light-colored long-sleeved shirts. You can apply sunscreen as much as you want, but sometimes your skin just needs a break, so bringing a long-sleeved shirt with you can give you some relief. Hats, sunglasses, and sunscreen are also critical things to pack on your trip. The sun reflects on the ocean which leaves you exposed to the risk of getting sunburned even if you’re wearing a hat. Polarized sunglasses can give you the best protection for your eyes and also allow you to see through the glare on the water to discover the ocean life underneath.
Book a flight to your best summer vacation yet with Air Unlimited. Visit Flyairunlimited.com to reserve your seats and be sure to ask the Air Unlimited staff for their best suggestions for summer fun.
If you’ve never been to a regatta before, the Abacos Regatta is the perfect one to spark a passion for something new. A regatta is usually a series of boat or yacht races, but Regatta Time in Abaco takes that to the next level with a week-long celebration that happens every year, attracting boaters and supporters from across the globe. The 43rd Abaco Regatta kicks off on June 24th, so book your flight to the Abacos, pack your bags, and get ready for the celebration of the year!
Regatta Time in Abaco was created to finance and build a sloop to represent the Abacos in the George Town Regatta 43 years ago. For those who aren’t as boat savvy, a sloop is a sailboat with one mast commonly used in races. Each year, the regatta grew with local participants, and soon they were adding multiple races in different areas of the Abacos. For many years the regatta was only open to locals, but registration opened to visiting sailors in the 80’s, which also increased tourism to the islands. The regatta has become as much a celebration as a boating competition, so there is something there for everyone to enjoy.
This year, the week-long regatta celebration begins on Sunday the 24th with a welcome party at Pete’s Pub in Little Harbour. This is the perfect place to welcome locals and visitors alike with traditional Bahamian food and tropical drinks in a sprawling multilevel venue right on the water. The next day is the skipper’s meeting at the Abaco Inn, where the race committee will answer any last-minute questions and review the courses and sailing instructions. The Regatta Time in Abaco courses are a combination of round-the-island, point-to-point, and traditional Olympic triangular courses.
The following day on June 26th is when the real fun begins. The races and parties commence in anticipation of the first awards ceremony at the Hope Town Inn & Marina that evening. There is a layday in between each race where no races are scheduled, but the celebrations don’t stop. These are the perfect days to explore the Abacos and see what adventures the islands have to offer in the summertime before gathering in the evening for a celebration. Regatta Time in Abaco ends with a cheeseburger party on July 3rd at Fiddle Cay right on the beach. This allows sailors from the U.S. to return home, just in time for their own Independence Day festivities.
The Abaco regatta is a time for serious sailors to combine work and pleasure, and for visitors to experience the best week of the summer in the beautiful islands of the Abacos. Hotels and flights book fast, so don’t miss your chance to take a flight to the Abacos for Regatta Time in Abacos. Book a flight with Air Unlimited at Flyairunlimited.com.
Summer is almost here, and that means your kids will be out of school soon. If you’re looking for a way to get the kids disconnected from their screens and reconnect as a family, start with a flight to the Bahamas with Air Unlimited. The Bahamas has hundreds of islands, but instead of going to the overcrowded and commercialized areas, take your family to the relaxing and intimate islands of the Abacos. The Abacos is where island culture meets adventure for an experience your whole family will enjoy.
If you’re hesitant to bring younger children to the Abacos, be sure to look into the Bahama Buddies Program. This unique program pairs local Bahamian children with Abaco visitors to explore the island and learn authentic island activities, like catching and cleaning fish, cracking conch and many island crafts. This program, offered through the Abaco Beach Resort, goes beyond any typical children’s activity and gives your kids the opportunity to learn about other cultures first-hand, all while enjoying the natural beauty of the Abacos. The children will receive a program T-shirt, photos of their adventures and will have a chance to exchange emails with their partner at the end of the program.
Fishing is a huge pastime for people visiting the Abacos. Visitors can rent a boat and gear, or find a charter and captain to supply the gear and fishing expertise. Fishing excursions are usually a big commitment and can be too much for the little ones. Fishing off a public dock is a much better option for young first-timers. Children’s fishing poles can be rented for the day for only a few dollars, and no prior experience is needed to drop a line off the dock. Your kids will love the experience of catching their first fish, and you can identify fish together using a simple fishing card that you can purchase at any bait shop.
No vacation is complete without ice cream for the kids and coffee for the parents! The Sweet Shop in Marsh Harbour is a perfect place to cool off while enjoying ice cream and baked goods. Cafe La Florence in Treasure Cay is another great option for the sweet tooth in your family. They have breakfast and lunch and offer to cook your catch, which is so convenient if you are staying somewhere without a kitchen. Plus, they’re famous in the islands for their freshly baked cinnamon rolls, which are big enough for two. These are great for breakfast and will definitely satisfy any midday sugar hankering.
The Abacos is a beautiful place full of adventure for the whole family. Now is the best time for first-time flyers to book a flight to the Bahamas because Air Unlimited is offering $150 off round trip tickets booked between now and May 31, 2018. Call Air Unlimited at (407) 585-4300 to book your flight with this special offer.
On April 20, 2018, Air Unlimited began utilizing the passenger terminal at the Leonard M. Thompson International Airport for Marsh Harbour scheduled arrivals and departures. We’ve compiled a list of the most frequently asked questions and their answers for you below. As always, thank you for flying with Air Unlimited!
Q: Will Air Unlimited still offer direct flights to Treasure Cay?
A: Yes, Air Unlimited will still be offering direct flights to Treasure Cay. Our Treasure Cay flights are not affected by the switch to Leonard M. Thompson International Airport.
Q: Why the switch from Cherokee to Leonard M. Thompson International Airport?
A: We made this decision with our guests in mind, and they’ll see plenty of benefits from the new check-in area. Leonard M. Thompson International Airport offers more convenient check-in, faster customs and immigration processing, a larger air-conditioned passenger waiting area, more available taxis and car rentals, shorter walks to and from the aircrafts, and more.
Q: Will customer service suffer from the switch?
A: No, Air Unlimited looks forward to providing the same (or better!) personalized service that you’ve experienced in the past.
Q: Will lines and wait times be longer at Leonard M. Thompson International Airport?
A: While lines may sometimes be longer, wait times will not. The Leonard M. Thompson International Airport has a wonderfully efficient staff that keeps things moving along!
Q: How will Air Unlimited arrivals and departures work in Marsh Harbour?
A: The map below provides logistics details on Air Unlimited arrivals and departures at
Leonard M. Thompson International Airport.
As the weather heats up, so do the competitive fishing tournaments in the Abacos. The arrival of the summer means the Black Diamond Series is quickly approaching. If you don’t already have a trip planned to attend the tournament, you can catch a flight to Marsh Harbour with Air Unlimited that will get you and all your equipment there in about an hour.
The Abaco Black Diamond Series is a three-part fishing tournament that kicked off on April 18th and goes through June 2nd. The first part of the series is the White Marlin Roundup, timely named for the end of sailfish season and the beginning of blue marlin season. This four-day tournament gives fans and teams the chance to view the competition in real time through CatchStat.com’s live scoring and get more information on the teams through ReelTimeApps.com. Competitors take off from the Abaco Beach Resort marina each morning.
A few weeks after the White Marlin Roundup, the second leg of the Abaco Black Diamond Series kicks off again in Marsh Harbour. The Shootout – Production Vs. Custom takes place from May 16th through the 19th. This tournament sets up teams to compete on their custom or production boats. Teams must participate in all three legs of the tournament to qualify for the winning prizes, which include cash for the first prize team and custom championship rings designed by Mark Lloyd of the renowned Vanmark Jewelry Designers of Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
The last leg of the Abaco Black Diamond Series is the Abaco Beach Blue Marlin Tournament. This tournament kicks off on May 30th and lasts until June 2nd, giving the competing teams one last shot at winning the series.
Some teams will travel to the Abacos on their own fishing boats, but for those teams that are meeting their boat and captain in the islands, Air Unlimited is the best option for safe and reliable travel. Less time traveling means more time fishing, so book your flight to Marsh Harbour today!
Did you know that every ten minutes someone is added to the national transplant waiting list? With so many people waiting for a lifesaving match, it is crucial that the organ being donated is delivered to the person in need with the utmost care and as quickly as possible. April is National Donate Life Month, but Air Unlimited participates in the organ transportation donation process year-round.
While waiting for an organ that could be a match is one of the biggest challenges of the organ donation process, many people may not realize the right organ could become available at a moment’s notice anywhere in the country. Then the struggle becomes getting that organ to the donor in need quickly. This is where pilots like those at Air Unlimited are called into action.
The team at Air Unlimited goes above and beyond their 9 to 5 jobs to help save lives. Pilots have made themselves available at all hours of the day and night because of it. The team never knows when they might get a call saying that there was a terrible accident, and a liver is now available for the next person on the national transplant list. Co-founders Chick Gregg and Mark Neubauer know when the phone rings in the middle of the night, their quick actions could help save a life. They have jumped at the opportunity to fly wherever is needed, usually transporting a team of doctors and technicians or sometimes just transporting a cooler containing an organ on ice – the crucial piece for the patient eagerly awaiting it. The reality is grim, but the outcome can be immeasurable.
Over the years, Air Unlimited has worked closely with Florida Hospital’s Transplant Institute, regional hospitals, and other agencies to complete dozens of organ transportation flights right here in Florida. Whatever the call of duty, whether it’s flying a family to an island vacation or flying an organ to a patient in need, the pilots at Air Unlimited take pride in every single flight.
Tax season is almost over, and many of you have already filed and are waiting for that wonderful moment when you receive your tax refund from the IRS. The average tax refund is over $3,000, according to the IRS. Some people have plans for how to use their refund, or have one big purchase to use it towards. If you’re still looking for the best way to spend your tax refund, look no further than a flight to Marsh Harbour.
You can’t go wrong with a vacation in Marsh Harbour If you’re looking for a luxurious experience you’ll find it at The Abaco Club on Winding Cay. This members-only property provides the amenities of a dream vacation. This kind of vacation comes at a higher cost, but, luckily, Air Unlimited can provide an affordable luxury flight to Marsh Harbour. Saving time and money on the way there will get your vacation off to the perfect start.
The Abaco Club has many different memberships to fit everyone’s needs. There are options available for residents, home owners from the states, and a more casual membership for visitors just looking to rent properties short-term for a vacation. The bulk of the members are home owners who visit often or live there permanently. There are cottages, homes and cabana-style one bedroom homes available for rent for anyone looking to get out of town and enjoy the Abacos for a few days.
At the Abaco Club, everyone can find a way to relax and enjoy the ambiance, but golfers especially get a unique experience there. Nestled right next to the mile private shoreline of the Abaco Club is an 18-hole Scottish-style links golf course. It was designed by Donald Steel and Tom Mackenzie and developed by Peter de Savary. For those who don’t follow golf news, these men have worked internationally, designing some of the most interesting golf courses in the most exquisite locations. The course at the Abaco Club is a 7,182-yard course with a par-72 championship layout. Members can enjoy the sport, as well as the bits of nature the designers incorporated throughout the course. It creates a whole new experience for golfers.
Spend your tax refund on an unforgettable vacation that will leave you relaxed, happy and create life-long memories for you and your family. It’s easy to start: just book your flight to Marsh Harbour at www.flyairunlimited.com.