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By Plane

Eleuthera has three airports. North Eleuthera Airport (tel. 242/335-1068; www.eleuthera.com), as its name implies, serves the island's northern portion, along with two major towns on offshore cays, Harbour Island and Spanish Wells. Governor's Harbour Airport (tel. 242/332-2321) serves the center of the island, and Rock Sound Airport (tel. 242/334-2177) serves the island's southern tier.

Bahamasair (tel. 800/222-4262; www.bahamasair.com) provides daily flights between Nassau and the three airports. In addition, several commuter airlines with regularly scheduled service fly in from Florida on either nonstop or one-stop flights. Continental (tel. 800/525-0280; www.continental.com) flies once daily from Miami and twice daily from Fort Lauderdale. Delta (tel. 800/221-1212; www.delta.com) flies in twice weekly from Atlanta. Many private planes land on North Eleuthera Airport's 1,350m (4,429-ft.) paved runway. It is an official Bahamian port of entry, and a Customs and Immigration official is on hand.

Other small carriers include Twin Air (tel. 954/359-8266; www.flytwinair.com), flying from Fort Lauderdale three times a week to Rock Sound and Governor's Harbour, and Thursday through Tuesday to North Eleuthera. Also contact Yellow Air Taxi (tel. 888/935-5694 or 242/367-0032; www.flyyellowairtaxi.com) for flight information.

By Ferryboat

The inter-island ferryboats operated by Bahamas Ferries (tel. 242/323-2166; http://bahamasferries.com) launch daily from Potter's Cay, beneath the Paradise Island Bridge, and go to points including Harbour Island, North Eleuthera, and Governor's Harbour. Round-trip fares are $125 for adults, $85 for children 12 and under.

By Mail/Boat

For details on mail-boat sailings, consult the dock master at Nassau's Potter's Cay Dock at tel. 242/393-1064. Weather conditions and the vagaries of the Bahamian postal system sometimes cause these schedules to change.

Every Monday, the MV Bahamas Daybreak III departs Nassau for South Eleuthera, stops at Rock Sound and Governor's Harbour, and then returns to Nassau on Tuesday. On Thursday, it leaves Nassau for the Bluff (a small village in North Eleuthera) and Harbour Island, returning on Sunday.

On Monday and Thursday, the MV Eleuthera Express sails from Nassau to Spanish Wells and Governor's Harbour, with return trips to Nassau on Sunday and Tuesday.

Every Thursday, the MV Current Pride goes from Nassau to both Lower and Upper Bogue on Current Island. It returns to Nassau from Current Island every Tuesday.


Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.