Car Rentals in Governors Harbour

Renting a car will allow you to get out of Governor's Harbour and see more of Eleuthera

Though many tourists spend their time in Governors Harbour at their resort or on one of the area's famed beaches, others will want to venture out and see the sites. There is no public transportation on the island, so if this sounds like something you'd like to do, you'll need to procure a rental car.

Renting a Car

Legitimate, government licensed rental car agencies are typically located right near the Governor's Harbour Airport. Sticking to these locations will help you to avoid being swindled by a local who is out to make a few bucks by renting out their personal vehicle to an unsuspecting tourist. Rental car agencies here are locally owned, and very laid back. Usually, the exchange of money for keys is all it takes to rent a car, but be sure to ask for a receipt just to be safe. Make sure to reserve your vehicle in advance to make sure it is available when you arrive.

Check out the following table which identifies the available area vehicle rental agencies.

Vehicle Rental Companies
Name Phone Location
Aluethera Car Rental (242) 470-0844 North Palmetto Point - Eleuthera
Kingsley Sands (242) 332-1619 Governors Harbour
Knowles Rent-a-Car (242) 359-7893 LA Drive Palmetto Point - Eleuthera
Oyster Rental Cars (242) 332-1531 Eleuthera
Taylor & Taylor Rent-a-Car (242) 332-1665 Banks Road, Palmetto Point - North Palmentton Point

...get on the road without issue...


Driving Around Governor's Harbour

There is one main road that travels the length of the island called Queen's Highway. The road has two lanes and winds through the island, matching the elevation of the landscape and often the condition of the surrounding area. In some places, the paved road is in fine condition, while in other locales you'll encounter numerous cracks and pot holes. Be on the lookout for these disfigurements and drive slowly when you are near them. The speed limit on this road is 45 miles per hour. Side roads may be paved, but for the most part they are dirt roads that snake to the coast, and should only be attempted by those driving a vehicle with four wheel drive.

When you get behind the wheel in Governors Harbour, make sure you are aware that traffic moves on the left side of the road like in Europe, but the steering wheel will most likely be on the left side of the vehicle like in the United States.

The Cost of Renting a Car

If you want to rent a car on the island, you'll need to be 21-years-old and possess a driver's license from your country of origin. If you'll stay in the Bahamas for more than 90 days, an International Driver's License will be necessary. The cars here are almost always at least a decade old and cost between $50 and $75(USD) a day, with discounts for those who rent for a week or more.

Local firms sometimes charge widely different rates so it pays to get quotes from several firms. The low rates in the tables are only available from the least expensive agencies during the slowest times of the year. The high end of the range is what you might be quoted at one of the busiest firms during the peak season.

Vehicle Rentals, Daily Rates
Rental Type Low Rate High Rate
Mid Size Car $ 50.00 $ 75.00
Light SUV $ 70.00 $ 75.00
Mini Van $ 70.00 $ 90.00
Standard SUV $ 75.00 $ 90.00
Vehicle Rentals, Weekly Rates
Rental Type Low Rate High Rate
Mid Size Car $ 350.00 $ 480.00
Light SUV $ 520.00 $ 600.00
Mini Van $ 525.00 $ 560.00
Standard SUV $ 525.00 $ 595.00

Gas Stations

Since there happens to be a few places that sell gas within the surrounding area, it is a good idea to view the list that follows to see where some of the companies are located.

Gas Stations
Name Location
Governors Harbour Gas Governors Harbour
Paradise Gas Station 4.4 mi. (7.1 km) Southeast of Governors Harbour
Shell Governors Harbour

Renting a car for a day of exploring or during your entire stay is a great option for many tourists. If you'll be in the market for a rental, make sure you are aware of the requirements and driving laws on the island and you should be able to get on the road without issue.


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