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To reach Harbour Island, take a flight to the North Eleuthera Airport, which is only a 1 1/2-hour flight from Fort Lauderdale or Miami, or a 30-minute flight from Nassau. From the airport, it's a 1.5km (1-mile) taxi ride to the ferry dock. The taxi costs about $9 per person if you share the expense with four or five other passengers. From the dock, you'll take a 3km (1 3/4-mile) motorboat ride to Harbour Island. There's usually no waiting because a flotilla of high-powered motorboats makes the crossing whenever at least two customers show up, at a cost of around $10 per person. If you're traveling alone and are willing to pay the $20 one-way fare, the boat will depart immediately, without waiting for a second passenger.

Another way to get to Harbour Island is by boarding a speedy 177-passenger catamaran in Nassau. Contact Bahamas Ferries (tel. 242/323-2166; www.bahamasferries.com) for details. You can begin this 2-hour trip at Potter's Cay Dock, which is under the bridge leading from Paradise Island to downtown Nassau. The fare for one of these daily excursions is $125 round-trip or $80 one-way for adults, and $80 round-trip or $60 one-way for children 2 to 11. This ferry pulls up to Harbour Island's Government Dock, where taxis wait to take you to your hotel.

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.