Frequently Asked Questions
Q: How do I get to Eleuthera and The Duck Inn from the United States?
A: Flights to Governor's Harbor, Eleuthera (GHB)are available from Ft Lauderdale and Miami. From Miami: USAirways 800-428-4322 (USAirways has direct service from MIA to GHB.) From Ft Lauderdale: TWIN AIR 954-359-8266 LYNX AIR 888-596-9247 or 954-772-9808 BAHAMASAIR 242-377-8451 or 800-222-4262 (BahamasAir connects in Nassau) After arriving at GHB, take a taxi 9 miles south to The Duck Inn.
Q: How do I get to Eleuthera and The Duck Inn from the U.K. and Europe?
A: Fly from London direct to Nassau on BRITISH AIRWAYS or fly into Miami or Ft Lauderdale and connect as outlined above.
Q: I see that there's more than one airport on Eleuthera. Which airport should I fly into?
A: GHB is the identifier for the Governor's Harbour airport. This is the airport that's closest to The Duck Inn.
Q: Should I bring food with me? If so, what am I allowed to bring?
A: Bringing food is not necessary. There are a couple of grocery stores within walking distance of The Duck Inn. Prices are a little higher here on the island but not outrageous. Some people opt to bring meat with them since kitchens and an outside grill are provided here at The Duck Inn. If you bring meats, please note that the airlines do not allow ice or dry ice on the airplanes. You're not allowed to bring any fruits or vegetables.
Q: Will I need a passport to travel to the Bahamas?
A: Yes, you will need a passport.
Q: Do I need a rental car?
A: A rental car is suggested if you wish to view the many beautiful sights and beaches that the island has to offer. The island is over 100 miles long - there's a lot to see!
Q: If I want to explore, how will I know where to go?
A: "The Elusive Beaches of Eleuthera" is commonly available on the island or through Amazon.com if you wish to obtain it prior to arriving. Also, you might check out this great website for directions to some beautiful beaches.
Q: What is the currency in the Bahamas?
A: The U.S. dollar is used throughout the Bahamas and is equal to the value of the Bahamian dollar.
Q: Is The Duck Inn located at a beach?
A: The Duck Inn is located at the start of Governor's Harbour proper. A few steps across the road from The Duck Inn is picturesque Governor's Harbour Bay. Here, you can walk into the sea to swim, snorkel, kayak or fish and as the Caribbean gently ebbs, a broad swathe of sand is exposed, curving around to a permanent golden sandy beach across from which there is another golden sandy beach on Anchor Bay. Half-a-mile across the island there stretch miles and miles of the most beautiful and secluded soft pink sandy beaches where you can beach and snorkel and fish until your hearts content.
Q: Will I need wading shoes when exploring the beaches?
A: The answer to that varies with the different beaches. Some beaches are covered with soft clean sand and others require walking across shells and rocks. You're going to want to explore different beaches so please bring wading shoes with a good sole to ensure protection.
Q: I've never been to Eleuthera before and want to go bonefishing. If I'm having trouble finding and catching bonefish, is there guide service available?
A: Yes. If you would like assistance, we can call on an Eleutheran guide to assist you in your quest. The guide can take you to areas that are less fished and the fish are less spooky.
Q: Are there ATMs on the island?
A: Yes. There's an ATM at Barclay's Bank which is next door to the grocery & gas store. It's located about 100 yards from The Duck Inn.
Q: What is there to do on Eleuthera?
A: Playing on glorious golden and pink sandy beaches; swimming, snorkeling, kayaking, boating, fishing and diving in the warm gentle tropical azure seas; biking or driving exploring the 110 miles of unspoiled historical Eleuthera Island; going to beach BBQs dancing to the rythmic calyspo and reggae music and mingling with the happy care-free friendly island folks. Visiting other close-by off-shore islands by speed-boat ferry. Then after you get back to The Duck a shower and toasting the setting sun from your own private deck or veranda. Or you may choose to do nothing but relax...and that's ok too.
For Friendly Pricing and Availability, Please Contact:
The Duck Inn
Tel: (242) 332-2608 Fax: (242) 332-2160