Book a luxury flight with Air Unlimited and spend your next Sunday Funday in Harbour Island! Our boutique airline will fly you directly to North Eleuthera, which is just a quick taxi and boat ride away from Harbour Island, a beautiful destination just off the coastline. We’ve rounded up some of our favorite spots to help plan your next Sunday Funday in Harbour Island.
Start your Sunday Funday off with a delicious breakfast or brunch of local Bahamian fare. Order the chocolate chip pancakes at Bahamas Coffee Roasters and enjoy the laid back vibe of the restaurant. Dine at Sip Sip for lunch – we highly recommend the lobster quesadilla, a popular menu item the restaurant is known for. Top the day off with dinner at Queen Conch for a fresh conch salad made tableside.
For a relaxing Sunday Funday, spend the day on the soft, coral-colored sands of the iconic Harbour Island Pink Sands Beach. The sand gets its pink hue from crushed up coral that washes up from the ocean. The best time to catch the true color of the sand is at dusk while the sun is setting on the beach.
For adventurous travelers, we recommend scuba diving with Valentine’s Dive Center. Observe the wildlife up close in their natural habitats and take in the natural beauty of Harbour Island. Enjoy a day out sailing, snorkeling, and relaxing with Eleuthera Sailing Adventures. The captain, Bob Knaus, has chartered his sailboat for over a decade, so you can be worry-free during your adventurous Sunday Funday.
For those wanting to experience the quiet charm of Harbour Island, make a trip to Dunmore Town – the original capital of the Bahamas. Visitors can expect to see some of the original Georgian architecture sprinkled throughout the pastel-colored buildings, complete with white picket fences draped with fuchsia-colored bougainvillea. Pick up a souvenir from one of the local shops while strolling through the picturesque streets.
Stay at The Dunmore Hotel that overlooks the famous Pink Sand Beach. Unwind in the tropical, beach-side cottages and watch the sun sink into the blush sand, or enjoy a romantic dinner at their 60s-era restaurant that serves fresh seafood and dishes featuring local ingredients.
Pink Sands Resort is also one of the Air Unlimited team’s favorite places to stay. This resort is in a central location for those looking to explore Harbour Island.
Book with Air Unlimited today and you’ll soon be on your way to spending Sunday Funday in Harbour Island!
Every four years, we are given the gift of an extra day – so our team at Air Unlimited is offering a leap year travel guide for those looking to make the most of the additional 24 hours in February.
The history behind the leap year stems from the idea that Earth’s orbit is not exactly 365 days – it’s estimated to be 365.25 days, which may seem small, but adds up over time. After 300 years, January 1 would land in fall, and after 600 years, it would land in summer. To prevent the calendar year from being thrown off, an extra day is added to the month of February every four years.
Air Unlimited recommends spending this extra day in the stunning Abaco Islands. Our boutique airline flies directly to Marsh Harbour and Treasure Cay, two beautiful destinations in the Abacos. Our crew can get you to paradise in a little over an hour, so you have more time to spend in these amazing islands!
Marsh Harbour is perfect for travelers looking to relax on the beach and experience the Bahamian restaurants, hotels and bars. Pete’s Pub & Gallery in Little Harbour is a classic beach restaurant and pub where you can sample Bahamian fare, while overlooking the ocean waves crashing onto the sand.
For adventurous travelers, Treasure Cay is a popular spot for scuba diving, snorkeling, water sports, and even a round of golf. Our destinations page lists additional businesses that are open and welcoming visitors in the Abacos.
Time is one of our most valued resources, so this leap year travel in style with Air Unlimited and make priceless memories in the Abaco Islands!
With Valentine’s Day quickly approaching – think outside of the (chocolate) box this year and gift your loved one a romantic getaway to the Abaco Islands with Air Unlimited!
Many restaurants, resorts and attractions affected from Hurricane Dorian are reopen and warmly welcome you and your date to enjoy quality time at their romantic destinations. To help plan your vacation, our destinations page lists businesses that are currently open. For a nontraditional Valentine’s Day, couples can also consider volunteering in relief efforts, opening their hearts to the island communities in need.
What says romantic Valentine’s Day getaway more than spending the day on one of the best beaches in the Abaco Islands? We recommend booking your stay at The Abaco Inn, where you can end each day watching the sunset and enjoying the view of the Sea of Abaco from the comfort of your own villa. Recently, our team visited The Abaco Inn. The Inn looks and feels like the same beloved resort that has been serving guests for many years – the friendly staff, excellent service and fresh food was outstanding.
For couples who want to show their love for the Abacos by joining community relief efforts, they can volunteer to help others through verified organizations and volunteer groups like All Hands and Hearts. Through this organization, teams are working around the clock to rebuild schools in Marsh Harbour, as well as other community-based facilities like clinics and the local library.
By flying with Air Unlimited, couples can board a luxury flight to the Abacos on one of our nine-seater planes. Couples will experience a top-notch, romantic getaway from the moment they arrive at our private hangar, where you’ll be greeted with complimentary valet parking, and enjoy a quick check-in & boarding process.
Air Unlimited’s boutique airline is ready to help create a last-minute romantic getaway for you and your partner this Valentine’s Day – book your trip now at www.flyairunlimited.com.
A recent article from the Orlando Sentinel shares the news that Air Unlimited has officially resumed its scheduled island services, as Hurricane Dorian recovery efforts continue. The article highlights that from its inception, Air Unlimited’s first travel destination was the Abacos, making this Bahamian destination a place that is extra special to the crew.
Taking a trip to the Bahamas right now is guaranteed to provide memories that will last a lifetime, while also supporting island recovery, regardless of where you visit. By planning a trip to areas in need, travelers can volunteer in between beach time, to make an impact and bring home a sense of philanthropic accomplishment. Visiting areas untouched by the hurricane, travelers can experience the traditional Bahamas vacation, while their tourism dollars will continue to fuel the reconstruction of communities and assist Hurricane Dorian recovery efforts.
With this in mind, there are more reasons to travel to the Bahamas than ever before, and there is something for everyone to enjoy upon arrival.
Mark Neubauer, co-founder of Air Unlimited, recalled a recent trip to the Abacos in his interview with the Orlando Sentinel, describing that he is impressed by how much the island has recovered since the hurricane. Mark saw the islands immediately after the hurricane hit, so he has seen firsthand the progress being made. Mark notes that a semblance of normalcy is returning to the hard-hit areas of the Abacos, as power is being restored and running water is returning. Many fan-favorite island destinations are re-open for business.
According to the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism, 84 percent of the Bahamas’ hotels and restaurants are back in operation. Additionally, the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism & Aviation exceeded a record-breaking seven million visitors in 2019.
For the new travel year ahead, Air Unlimited encourages travelers to explore the Abacos and offers recommendations on places to visit, such as:
- Pete’s Pub & Gallery, located in Little Harbour, is open Fridays 4-9 p.m., with dinner served from 6-9 p.m., and Saturdays and Sundays noon until 6 p.m. Pete’s is known for its oceanic and nature inspired large sculptures and is the only working sculpture foundry in the Bahamas.
- Abaco Inn has reopened to guests. The bar is now serving breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Stay at a waterfront villa, lounge on the secluded beach, or take a dip in the turquoise sea. See their Facebook for further updates.
- The Green Turtle Club Marina is now open, with rooms and some villas available to be booked starting on March 1. Located in Green Turtle Cay, this marina is surrounded by some of the most spectacular beaches in the Abacos. Check their website or Facebook for more information.
- The Abaco Club on Winding Bay is now open and welcoming guests and members to experience the club. Golf, fish, partake in tropical beach activities (and more) at this family-friendly international sporting club.
- Firefly Sunset Resort is open Monday through Saturday. Located on the Sea of Abaco, this resort is one of the favorites in Hope Town. Overnight accommodations should be available beginning March 2020.
- Cruise Abaco is accepting reservations beginning April 1. Check their website to learn more about the available fleet and book your preferred charter.
Everything that makes the Abaco Islands beautiful is still there – the beaches, the sunsets, the weather, and the people. Book a flight with Air Unlimited today and help support the Abacos, as Dorian recovery continues!
Air Unlimited invites travelers to book a flight to Eleuthera, a charming island in the Bahamas that has been named one of the best secret islands on Earth by Travel + Leisure. Air Unlimited’s flights to North Eleuthera are now available to book for trip dates starting this spring. We’ve rounded up some of our favorite spots in Eleuthera to help plan your next trip to the Bahamas.
Things to Do
Eleuthera is known for its laid-back atmosphere and secluded beaches. Here are a few of our favorite sights to explore while on this island:
- Lighthouse Beach is located at the southernmost point of Eleuthera, perfect for visitors who are planning a longer stay and want to explore the entire island. About a two-hour drive from North Eleuthera, Lighthouse Beach offers miles of pink sand and is considered one of the best beaches in The Bahamas. Travelers can soak up the sun and explore the lighthouse that gave this beach its iconic and beloved name.
- Rainbow Bay Beach is centrally located and is one of the more easily accessible beaches in Eleuthera. A 40-minute drive from the North Eleuthera airport, this white sandy beach has shallow, calm waters that still allow for travelers to explore the rock formations, snorkel, swim, and catch a tan on the beach. We recommend this beach to families and travelers who are looking for a relaxing vacation.
- The Glass Window Bridge is one of the few places where you can simultaneously see the Atlantic Ocean on one side and the Bight of Eleuthera on the other, only separated by a strip of rock that is 30 feet wide. A quick 15-minute drive from the North Eleuthera airport, The Glass Window Bridge is a “must-see” when visiting.
Where to Eat
After exploring, we know you’ll want to find a restaurant where you can hang out and enjoy some local Bahamian cuisine. We recommend:
- Daddy Joe’s Restaurant is located near Queen’s Highway, a quick 15-minute drive from the North Eleuthera airport. Daddy Joe’s serves an array of Bahamian dishes from Tuesday to Sunday. We recommend the fish tacos, conch fritters and lobster.
- 1648 – An Island Restaurant is one of the island’s hottest restaurant spots off Queen’s Highway in Eleuthera, about an hour drive from the North Eleuthera airport. This restaurant is higher-end, and offers breathtaking views overlooking Cupid’s Cay and Governor’s Harbour and chef-crafted menu items.
- Fish Fry at Anchor Bay allows you to feel like you’re one of the locals in Central Eleuthera. Every Friday night, visitors and locals come together and celebrate with Bahamian dishes, drinks and dancing. We recommend travelers arrive to the fish fry early to make the most of this event.
Eleuthera is a charming island full of hidden gems waiting to be discovered. Book a flight to Eleuthera with Air Unlimited at www.flyairunlimited.com and begin your next adventure!
Air Unlimited Resumes Its Regular Flights to the Abacos, as Treasure Cay and Marsh Harbour Airports Reopen to Public
Our boutique airline now offers commuter flights to the Abacos for the first time since Hurricane Dorian
Travelers can now visit the picturesque vacation destinations of Treasure Cay and Marsh Harbour with flights to the Abacos offered by the boutique airline, Air Unlimited. Air Unlimited is relaunching its public flights to two of the main Abaco Island destinations impacted by Hurricane Dorian. Resuming regular service to Treasure Cay and Marsh Harbour will help invigorate the Bahamian tourism industry, as the islands continue their recovery, and will provide guests a unique travel experience to a tropical oasis. The Abaco Islands offer miles of sandy beaches, crystal clear waters and family-friendly excursions for the trip of a lifetime.
“The Abacos was our first travel destination when we started Air Unlimited back in 2013, so these islands hold a very special place in our hearts,” said Mark Neubauer, co-founder and pilot at Air Unlimited. “We couldn’t be more pleased to offer travelers the opportunity to return to this beautiful destination, as it continues to rebuild and welcome guests from around the world to experience its tropical scenery, rich history and beloved people.”
Air Unlimited reacted promptly in support of the Bahamas following the devasting impacts of Hurricane Dorian. Supporting Central Florida’s relief efforts for the Abacos, Air Unlimited reserved its fleet exclusively for relief missions aimed at delivering crucial supplies, skilled personnel and affected homeowners in the demolished areas.
Travel restrictions set by the Bahamian government and travel industry have been lifted, and everyday travelers can once again book their next Abacos trip with Air Unlimited for hassle-free, luxurious flight experience. Travelers can choose from destinations in Marsh Harbour, Treasure Cay and North Eleuthera. The Abaco Islands are known for their miles of stunning beaches, including its world-renowned Pink Sand Beach, authentic Bahamian cuisine, and family-friendly experiences, such as swimming with the pigs. This iconic excursion allows visitors to feed and swim with the wild but docile animals in the crystal-clear water.
At Air Unlimited, guests arrive to the airline’s private hangar, receive complimentary valet parking, experience a quick check-in and are permitted to bring up to 40 pounds of luggage for free. Flights will soon be available through popular booking sites such as Expedia, Travelocity and Orbitz – thanks to the Air Unlimited’s new booking tool, TakeFlite.
For more information about Air Unlimited or to book flights to the Abacos, visit www.flyairunlimited.com.
The week-long celebration of the traditional Junkanoo Festival is right around the corner – and we are so ready to shake, dance and sing! This is the time of year the unique Bahamian culture is on display for all to see and experience. A long history surrounds the festival and it is the biggest celebration amongst Bahamian locals. Everyone is invited to celebrate, eat and drink, and dance the night away in celebration of the Junkanoo Festival.
The name “Junkanoo” originates and is a tribute to the legendary African tribal chief, John Canoe. It is a celebration of freedom and traditionally started as a masquerade party during the Christmas season. They used these three days to celebrate by dancing in colorful masks and walking from house to house on stilts. Marking the end of the current year and ensuring a grand and festive new year. The streets are filled with natives covered in colorful costumes, smiling from ear to ear as they stomp and dance to the beat of the drums. If you’re looking for a truly authentic Bahamian experience, this is an event you do not want to miss.
The beat of the drums is influenced by West African rhythms and American blues. Incorporating the beat using brass horns, cowbells, whistles and of course – drums. The music is one of the key components of Junkanoo, after all, it’s what gets the people dancing! The Goombay drum is a large drum that is strapped over the shoulders and played with bare hands. They were originally created by stretching goatskin over a wooden barrel. The Rake’n’Scrape is a very distinctive Caribbean tune that is produced by bending a handsaw and scraping it with an object such as a nail or butter knife to create a variety of lively sounds.
The expression of Junkanoo is shown off in the costumes. The first set of costumes were masks made from flour paste and colorful crepe paper over the body. The costumes have now evolved to ecstatic works of art made from crepe paper that is carefully glued to fabric, wood or cardboard. The outfits consist of dresses or skirts with a show-stopping headpiece to tie the whole outfit together.
Parading through the streets covered in vivid bright colors and dancing to the beat of the drums is a custom experience unlike any other. Locations such as Nassau, Exuma, and Eleuthera host the biggest Junkanoo festivals all week long. If you can’t make it to this year’s Junkanoo, plan a trip for the new year to partake in a traditional Bahamian festival. Call Air Unlimited today and schedule your flight for 2020!
Looking forward to your holiday vacation, but dreading the packing? Air Unlimited has you covered with some quick advice to help make packing a bit easier this holiday season. This time of year can be stressful enough – strategically packing can bring a little more cheer to the beginning of your trip! Not to mention, you can avoid a few of the dreaded travel hiccups like long security lines and additional baggage fees, when flying with Air Unlimited. Nevertheless, remember to use these tips and tricks when packing for your upcoming holiday trip to the Bahamas or your destination of choice this season.
- The bigger the suitcase, the more likely you are to try and fill it. Air Unlimited allows you to bring up to 40 pounds of free luggage, but not all airlines are this generous. The only other luggage safety requirements are soft-sided or duffle bag style luggage that is 52 inches in overall dimension (length+width+height). The requirements vary greatly by airline, so make sure you check your flight information to avoid overweight or extra baggage fees.
- We also recommend doing some research on your destination location. The Bahamas has warm tropical weather – even during the holiday season – so a sweater probably won’t be needed. Shoes are typically the heaviest item in a bag, so pack light-weight flip flops for the beach.
- Finally, always be sure to check the FAA regulations on what is acceptable on a plane.
- The roll-up squeeze is a tactic that can help make more space and avoid wrinkles when packing your clothes. Simply fold each item of clothing in half, then carefully roll your item and place it in your bag.
- Put your shoes on the edge of your bag with the sole of the shoe facing the bag to avoid your dirty shoes touching your clean clothing. Using a shower cap around the soles of your shoes works well too if your shoes are extra dirty.
- Buy shrink wrap bags that are vacuum-sealed to get the maximum amount of space. This could cause potential wrinkles but gives enough space for the packers who feel they need more items.
Keep it Simple:
- Packing the least number of items is all-around beneficial, less to carry and less laundry to do! Try to use the rule of thumb of packing one outfit per day and then two pairs of shoes in total while still trying to leave some extra space. You want to save some room for souvenirs to bring back memorable moments from your tropical vacation.
Using these tips, we hope you are ready to start packing for a memorable holiday trip to the Bahamas with Air Unlimited. Our crew is always happy to provide additional tips and tricks to make your next vacation the best yet, so give us a call any time! You can reach us at (407) 585-4300 or check online on our FAQ page. We can’t wait to see you on your next trip!
Christmas time or carnival time – it’s hard to tell the difference in the Bahamas! December marks the start of the carnival mood amongst the islands with secular colors and tinges. Traditional Christmas trees, gift-giving, and tons of Bahamian food make the holiday month one to celebrate and remember. Whether you’re looking for a festive or unforgettable way to celebrate the holiday, Eleuthera is a unique location to wake up in on Christmas morning. Book your holiday flight with Air Unlimited to enjoy the Bahamian Christmas traditions in Eleuthera!
The island of Eleuthera – one of the direct flight locations for Air Unlimited – has the perfect weather during the month of December. The island is filled with cool breezes, covered in soft powder-like pink sands and surrounded by an array of clear blue seas. If you need a holiday vacation to relax and melt your worries away, this island will leave you feeling rejuvenated and de-stressed.
Resorts on the island have certain festivities to keep the holiday’s spirit thriving. Participate in family-fun activities during the day and night, such as holiday cookie decorating or a sangria contest at The Cove. Walk around the island during the evening and you can hear local Christmas carolers singing along to “Salute the happy morn” and “Christians awake,” as well as many more.
Bahamian food is the center of attention during the holiday season. The traditional Bahamian Christmas delicacies are ginger beer, black cake, imported apples and grapes, garlic pork, pepper pot, and sweet ham. These delicious dishes and drinks are commonly feasted upon during the season with local restaurants taking on their own twists to each dish.
To complete your Christmas stay in Eleuthera, join in on one of the biggest parades that take place all over the islands that make up the Bahamas – the Junkanoo Festival. Witness the festival and colorful participants dance to the rhythmic accompaniment of cowbells, drums, whistles, and songs. Become captivated in this powerful and energetic celebration and dress up in colorful costumes to dance, twirl and stomp the ground with locals. Feel free to sway along and enjoy the parade with hundreds of others who look forward to the parade year-round.
Christmas in Eleuthera has the best of both worlds for anyone looking to take a holiday vacation. From relaxing on the beach to dancing in the street – book your Christmas flight with Air Unlimited today!
Your tropical escape awaits! Harbour Island, often called the birthplace of the Bahamas, is one of the new destinations you can explore when flying with Air Unlimited. The natives welcome guests in an effort to boost island tourism and help the Bahamas recover from Hurricane Dorian. If you’re looking for a holiday vacation – or vacation away from your vacation – now is the time to book your tropical escape to Harbour Island.
There is a quiet charm to this 3-mile-long and half-mile-wide island. Harbour Island is known as “Briland” to locals for retaining their New England style architecture and laid-back atmosphere. The famed soft coral pink sandy beaches and traditional annual Pineapple Fest are among the highlights of this quaint and colorful island. The island continuously delights its visitors with a tropical flair and postcard-perfect scenes. Voted “The Best Island in the Caribbean” by Travel + Leisure Magazine, Harbour Island is one you do not want to miss out on. Check out some of these fun and exciting things to do on your next visit:
Excursions and Things to Do
A plethora of land and water activities surrounds this petite island. The aquatic playground lets you dip your toes in the warm and gentle waters, as soft pink tone sand and turquoise hues surround you. “Landlubbers”, as locals often call their visitors, can take a stroll down the winding roads to explore the native shops and pastel-colored cottages with white picket fences.
- Captains of this diving center will take you to new depths to explore the coral reefs and another world beneath the seas. Don’t forget to snap a picture on their insta-famous dock that sits right in front of the truly colorful sunsets.
- A real haute-bohemian boutique that is elegant and full of fun. Anyone can shop ‘til they drop in here – there is something for every island shopper’s needs and wants.
- Sail across crystal blue seas while relaxing on Eventide, a classic CSY 44 sloop sailboat. Visit deserted islands, watch majestic dolphins jump across the waters and gather shells and sea glass washed up on the pink sands.
Places to Eat
Enjoy Bahamian food favorites at the tiny and intimate fine dining restaurants all day long while breathing in the fresh beach air. Hope you’re hungry because this island is well-known for these featured restaurants:
- Chef Madelene has been keeping bellies full and leaving smiles for the last 15 years with her divine ricotta hotcakes and honeycomb butter.
- The restaurant defines its cuisine as “Bahamian with a twist” and continues to reign supreme as a top hangout spot in the area. Locals recommend indulging in their lobster quesadilla.
- A romantic restaurant to watch the sunset from the terrace is the perfect place for a night out and fine eating.
Experience this crown jewel of the Caribbean and set forth on a true tropical getaway. Take a flight to Eleuthera and explore Harbour Island with Air Unlimited beginning November 15, 2019 and see what the hype is all about!
A dream between two brothers has given the opportunity to billions across the globe to see the world and all of its endeavors from sky-high views. Over a century has passed since the Wright brothers, Orville and Wilbur, flew the first-ever airplane in 1903. National Aviation Day on August 19 celebrates not only the remarkable progress in aviation since their first flight, but also the birthday of Orville Wright. Here at Air Unlimited, we celebrate National Aviation Day with our boutique airline services, offering passengers incredible flight experiences, educating them about aviation and inspiring future generations of pilots and air crew.
The Wright brothers invented the first successful airplane, Flyer I, which was able to stay aloft for a total of twelve seconds and cover a distance of 120 feet. We have come a long way since Flyer I, an all wooden aircraft covered in finely-woven cotton cloth and an aluminum engine. Today, our boutique airline is proud to service flights with our two Beechcraft King Air 200 air carriers and our Cessna Citation CJ3 jet. Both of these vessels feature advanced avionics technology, unprecedented comfort and safe passage. Our CJ3 even offers Wi-Fi at an optional charge, allowing passengers to stay connected while in the air.
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
- Seek the view the Wright brothers worked so hard to achieve – the bird’s eye view from the sky. Aboard a luxurious flight and fly across an array of blue seas to land in the ultimate Caribbean 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.
- Learn More About Aviation
- To learn more about the history and future of aviation, visit a local aircraft museum or science center featuring planes. If you’re feeling adventurous and visiting the Washington D.C. area, see the Flyer I at the Smithsonian Museum. Consider checking out aviation books at your favorite library or renting an exciting aviation movie. You could even take an introductory flight lesson.
- Inspire the Future Generation Pilots
- 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! Fly with us today to experience a boutique airline and celebrate National Aviation Day!
Lobster Season is making its way to the Bahamas on August 1, which means it’s time to get crackin’ and plan out your fishing itinerary. Air Unlimited has flights for the fearless fishing buddies, adventurous best friends, and the family who simply enjoys blue waters and white sandy beaches. Our direct flights land in Marsh Harbour and Treasure Cay, which are the perfect lobster destinations. Fully emerge yourself in a lobster season that will be one to remember – come with us and visit the Abacos!
The art of lobster diving can be enjoyable for anyone, and the clear Abacos waters make it easy to point out the marine crustaceans on the sea floor, who are often hiding out in crevices and burrows along the coral reefs. The lobsters in the Abacos even have their own nickname, known as the ‘spiny lobsters’, and they’re known to appear in an arrangement of colors and sizes.
Dive and swim along the coral reefs to play a game of hide and seek with these champions of the ocean. Whether it is to hunt and gather or simply to admire the spiny lobsters, anyone can enjoy a fun and rewarding lobster season. Of course, be sure to check out the rules and regulations on how to stay safe while lobster diving. We’ve included more details below to help plan the perfect trip.
If you’re looking to jump on a boat and sail away to the lobster hotspots, be sure to check in at one of the local marinas. Sit back and relax on a joyous boat ride over the crystal seas with an ombre coloring of blues and teals.
- Marsh Harbour Marina
- A full-service marina that is safe and relaxing to dock up and enjoy a world-famous BBQ sandwich from the accompanying Jibroom restaurant.
- Boat Harbour Marina
- A few feet away from the Abaco Beach Resort and well known for being the largest of all Bahamas marinas, make a reservation at the state-of-the-art Boat Harbour.
- Treasure Cay Marina
- Welcoming boaters and families to enjoy this amazing, deep-water marina – book now while you can.
Rules and Regulations for Lobster Harvesting
To keep the ocean and marine animals safe, certain rules and regulations must always be followed in order to ensure a fun and respectful trip.
- Bag limit of 6 per person with a size of 3 3/8 inches carapace length or six inches tail length
- NO scuba gear can be used while taking lobster
- Egg-bearing lobsters are protected
- Check out more rules and regulations here
Our final tip for lobster season? Don’t be ‘shellfish’, and make sure to bring some lobster home to your friends! Just make sure your lobster is fully intact to clear customs and bring it back to Florida. Book with us today to visit the Abacos for this unforgettable experience.
This past year, 126 million people visited Florida, breaking the highest number of visitors the state has ever recorded. Many of these tourists are attracted to Central Florida for its renown theme parks and often overlook the chance to experience more than a few roller coasters during their stay. By extending their trip by just a few days, travelers can elevate their Florida vacation to include an Abacos getaway with Air Unlimited, adding on an incredible destination that’s only a short flight away.
It’s an easy way to have a vacation within your vacation – after spending a few days exploring the area’s theme parks and entertainment, you can take advantage of Florida’s close proximity to the Caribbean with a quick flight to the Abacos. With Air Unlimited, you’ll waste no time in getting there, so you can squeeze in an extra destination, without any extra travel stress.
If you’re staying around the Orlando theme parks, you’ll be happy to know that Air Unlimited is conveniently situated just outside the city, in Sanford. Once you arrive to our private hangar, you’ll be on the plane and on your way to the islands within 30-minutes. We offer free valet parking and luggage up to 40 pounds, as well as by-passed security lines, so travel is hassle-free.
Riding with Air Unlimited, you’ll already feel you’re on ‘vacation time’, as every seat boasts window views overlooking the beautiful ocean below, and the flight is just over an hour to paradise. We fly directly to Marsh Harbour and Treasure Cay in the Abacos, which are two beautiful island destinations in the Bahamas Out Islands. Upon arrival, you’ll be swept away by some of the world’s most idolized beaches and resorts, while tucked away from the Caribbean’s more crowded tourist hotspots.
The next time you’re looking to visit Central Florida, consider adding one more stop to your trip itinerary – the Abacos. This destination is the perfect cherry on top to any vacation and offers the chance to experience all-new activities like diving with sea life and island hopping. Each island is rich in history, arts, culture and excursions, so the hardest part of your trip will be deciding what to do!
To book a vacation within your vacation, reserve an Abacos getaway with Air Unlimited by visiting, www.flyairunlimited.com.
It’s no secret that we strive for perfection at Air Unlimited, and a big part of our success rests in the hands of our world-class pilots. Our pilots know that each passenger expects the very best when booking a luxury flight experience. Because of this, they go out of their way to offer exceptional service and treat every passenger like part of the family.
You may wonder why our pilots enjoy going above and beyond for our passengers, and the answer is simple: they truly love what they do. Co-founders, Mark Neubauer, and Chick Gregg, are both pilots that appreciate aviation and all it has to offer. By sharing their expertise and passion for aviation with the rest of the crew, Mark and Chick lead by example, helping the entire team feel inspired.
Outside of work, many of Air Unlimited’s pilots enjoy flying in their free time, keeping their skills sharp for our passengers. For some, this love of flying started at a young age. In fact, Pilots Todd Sickle, Ron Bernard, and Ed Moon discovered the wonders of flight as children. Ed decided he wanted to be a pilot at only 14 years old. As a child, Ron was fascinated with model airplanes, and nowadays he’s fascinated by the real thing. Similarly, Todd grew up next to the Orlando International Airport and began watching planes take-off and land early on. After 21 years of flying experience, he continues to enjoy frequent flights and getting to know the passengers.
For other Air Unlimited pilots, flying is in their blood – at least that’s what our Pilot Greg Rupp says! Pilots Dave Owen, Alan Griffin, Chick Gregg, and Mark Neubauer also had fathers or grandfathers who were pilots. Hearing their family stories of aviation helped spark an interest in flying.
Chief Pilot, Josh Stover, graduated from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, where his passion for aviation expanded as he learned all about flight. Interested in passing on his knowledge of aviation, Josh became a flight instructor at the school, before ultimately joining the Air Unlimited crew.
Realizing that passion is developed early in life, our pilots are now dedicated to inspiring children through our Junior Pilot Program, which allows kids to get an up close and personal look at life as a pilot. Children are invited into the co-pilot seat on a flight to the Abacos, where they can witness spectacular views, see how the equipment works, and ask our pilots questions about aviation. Through this program, we hope to spark the next generation of pilots.
We can tell you about our pilots’ passions and skills, and our great services and programs, but why not show you instead? Next time you plan a trip to the Abaco Islands, let us do the flying. We promise you’ll be in good hands and will enjoy a luxury flight experience with Air Unlimited. Book online at www.flyairunlimited.com.
Air Unlimited is pleased to announce a new arrival gate at the Orlando Sanford International Airport, which is dedicated to helping our passengers breeze through airport customs after a relaxing, island getaway.
Guests flying with Air Unlimited will continue to depart from our private hangar, which is offset from the main terminal to offer a more exclusive and luxury experience. Here, guests can valet their cars for free, experience a smooth check-in and relax in a comfortable waiting lounge. However, flights returning to Sanford will now utilize customs at the main terminal to streamline and expedite security checks, providing our passengers with a hassle-free experience at the end of vacation. Using the main terminal for customs allows baggage to quickly pass through X-ray scanners, instead of relying on hand-checked security. It also allows our guests to use Global Entry for faster clearance.
Additionally, we’re excited to introduce a new Global Entry process to help our travelers receive this earned security status after flying with us. Passengers interested in Global Entry can simply apply online and schedule their screening interview to take place after their next Air Unlimited trip, conveniently meeting enrollment officers in customs upon their return. This avoids the need to schedule an appointment outside of planned travel. Applicants that receive Global Entry will take this accreditation with them for future travel with any air carrier.
After a quick stop at the main terminal for customs, we invite our guests to re-board the plane for a short ride down the tarmac to our private hangar. This way guests are swiftly reunited with their cars and are able to by-pass the typical baggage claim and passenger pick-up areas of the main airport. Passengers needing access to car rentals will be able to leave directly from customs, eliminating the need to find transportation from Air Unlimited’s private hangar to the rental car facilities.
At Air Unlimited, we’re always looking for ways to enhance the guest experience. That’s why we worked with Orlando Sanford International Airport to rethink customs and simplify the process for our passengers, offering exceptional services to all of our valued customers. We hope you can join us on a trip soon to enjoy hassle-free flying and tropical destinations.
Right now, many travel enthusiasts are planning ahead and booking vacations for later in 2019. For example, January through March are the most popular months to book a tropical cruise, inspiring the travel industry to dub this time of year as ‘wave season’. However, for those of us who deal with sea sickness or simply want to have a more unique travel experience this year, there is another option to consider: choosing a boutique airline. Air Unlimited offers exclusive island flights that are luxurious, intimate, and best of all, affordable.
Flying in a lavish aircraft instead of taking a cruise is not only more spectacular, but it’s also faster, allowing travelers to spend more time on vacation, and less time worrying about getting there. Break out from the traditional cruise activities to discover the hidden gems of the Bahamas, where you’ll arrive after a quick flight feeling ready to explore everything the local cultures have to offer. With our nonstop flights to paradise, you’ll have more time than ever to enjoy new and exciting activities with your loved ones.
At Air Unlimited, we prefer quaint destinations to typical tourist hubs, which is why we offer daily flights to Marsh Harbour and Treasure Cay, located in Abaco, Bahamas. These islands are perfect for someone who is looking for a range of activities but don’t want to fight the crowds. While visiting the Abacos, vacationers can go snorkeling, diving, and boating, or relax at high-end resorts and beaches.
While the Caribbean draws in tourists with beautiful ocean views and thrilling excursions, we understand that getting there is half the fun, too. Our crew focuses on elevating the guest experience to make each trip enjoyable and efficient. Arrive at our private hangar, valet your car for free and open the doors to our friendly staff, quick-check in desk and private waiting lounge. You’ll board the plane in no time, walking into the cabin to nine standalone seats, each situated to provide passengers with window views, plenty of legroom and adequate aisle space for ultimate comfort.
From the time you leave for vacation to the memories made in each destination, choosing a boutique airline over a cruise won’t disappoint. This year, book with Air Unlimited to experience a better way to travel and more vacation time – at affordable rates. Schedule a flight to the Abacos with us at www.flyairunlimited.com.
It sounds like a dream: whisking your loved one away on a luxury plane to a tropical island and spending Valentine’s Day with your feet in the sand. This dream can become a reality, thanks to our boutique airline, which offers daily flights to the Abacos at affordable prices.
No one wants to be fighting for a beach chair on what is supposed to be a relaxing and romantic vacation, which is why the Abaco Islands are the perfect destination for any couple looking to get away this Valentine’s Day. It’s warm and tropical, without the crowds you’d expect in the Bahamas, so you and your loved one can enjoy a relaxing and peaceful weekend together.
The Abaco Islands are known for having dozens of breathtaking destinations, which are easily accessible by boat or ferry. A couple of the most popular destinations include Marsh Harbour, Treasure Cay, and Hope Town. Marsh Harbour is the perfect place for anyone looking for city-like amenities in a small town. Treasure Cay is known for its powdery, white sand beaches and turquoise waters, while Hope Town boasts quaint and historic cottages, winding village paths, and plenty of tropical greenery.
Adventurous couples can book exciting island excursions, such as boating, fishing, snorkeling, and scuba diving. On the other hand, couples looking for a more relaxed getaway can spend the day soaking up the sun on the white sandy beaches with a mimosa in hand. As the sun goes down, couples can spend romantic evenings watching the sunset and dining at their resort with champagne and chocolates.
Remember that luxury plane we mentioned? By flying Air Unlimited, couples can have an intimate, one-hour flight to the Abacos on one of our luxury, commuter planes that comfortably seat up to nine passengers. Couples will have a top-notch, romantic experience from the moment they arrive at our private hangar, greeted with free valet parking and by-passed security lines. We’ll have you boarding the plane within minutes of arrival. The best part: this private and luxurious experience costs about the same as flying commercial first class!
Air Unlimited’s boutique airline is ready to help create an unforgettable Valentine’s Day for you and your partner. Ready to score major brownie points? Book your getaway now at www.flyairunlimited.com. Your partner is sure to feel special with a memorable gift like a trip to the Abacos!
Just in time for National Dress Up Your Dog Day, we’re featuring our crew’s favorite “Pilot Dog”, Bria, who belongs to our very own Co-founder, Chick Gregg. Bria loves to put on her co-pilot hat and join the crew for a quick flight to the Abacos whenever she gets the chance, and she’s not the only dog with her head in the clouds. In fact, dozens of dogs have taken trips with us, thanks to our pet-friendly flight policies.
Most commercial airlines make flying with pets hard, charging expensive fees, requiring piles of paperwork and demanding weeks-to-months of advance notice. Often times, registering your pet for a commercial flight also means flying separately from them. Alternatively, finding the perfect pet sitter or boarding facility isn’t any easier for pet owners looking to vacation. That’s why we decided to offer pet-friendly flights that allow you to bring your pet directly in-cabin with you.
At Air Unlimited, you don’t have to worry about your pets traveling in the cargo hold and being separated from you during the flight. Instead, you can relax knowing that they are safely seated with you. We’re even open to flying unique pets, as long as they meet the Bahamas’ guidelines for clearing customs and meet all the necessary safety regulations.
Our policies allow up to two pets per flight, prioritizing emotional support and service animals first. If you’re interested in bringing your furry friend on your next trip, be sure to call to confirm that a spot is open for them. Our team will make sure that other passengers are aware of the pet joining the flight and that there are no allergy concerns among guests. Pet owners are required to provide official documents concerning vaccinations and proof of good health. For travel to the Commonwealth of the Bahamas, an import permit is required from the Ministry of Agriculture, Trade & Industry, and certain restrictions do apply. From there, pet travel is easy!
On board, trained pets are welcome to relax in the cabin space next to you, and more energetic pets are invited to fly with you on a close harness or in-carrier with their favorite toy. Either way, you’ll be able to watch over your pet every second of the way.
The next time you plan to book a flight to the Abacos, consider bringing your pet along for the ride. The process is simple, and you’ll land in paradise with your pet ready to join in on all the fun. Call us today for more information at (407) 585-4300.