"I'm afraid this is as close as we're getting to El Dorado."
— Nathan Drake
Uncharted: Drake's Fortune Walkthrough
The Customs House
Customs House




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"The Customs House" is the tenth chapter of Uncharted: Drake's Fortune.


Nate and Elena move through the Customs House, a large harbor building that all cargo on the island must have passed through. Nate and Elena enter a room containing ship manifests, and stop to study one that has been left open on a table in the center of the room. It details the Esperanza, which sailed from Callao, Peru, carrying a gold statue weighing 20 arrobas (500 pounds). The next page has a detailed drawing of the statue, labeled El Dorado. That is the last entry, and the following pages are blank.

Elena points out the ring Nate has around his neck, asking if it's "somebody special." He tells her that it belonged to Francis Drake, and points out its inscriptions: Francis Drake's motto, "Sic Parvis Magna" (greatness from small beginnings), as well as the date the ring was made, the 29th of January 1596, the day after Sir Francis supposedly died. Beside these are co-ordinates, leading to the spot off the coast of Panama where his coffin was recovered. Drake tears the El Dorado page out of the log, points it at Elena's camera and says that it's the closest to El Dorado that they're getting.

They continue on towards the boat, and Elena suggests that they separate so that she can film more of the island, while Nate gets the boat and comes back to pick her up. Nate agrees, and moves onward, entering a large domed building. As he enters, a helicopter flies overhead, and he points out that Eddy's pirates don't have helicopters. The door that he entered through slams shut behind him.


This chapter is pretty short and simple. All you have to do is head up the stairs and prepare to fight some enemies. After taking them all down. Head up the stairs leading to the door. A cutscene will trigger. After that, shoot the lock off the door, then jump across the damaged balcony. Enemies will shoot at you from inside the building. Take them out, then make your way up to the door. You will need to shoot the lock off it to break it apart. Jump across the gap, then open up the door to head inside the building. The next chapter begins here.


Number Treasure Location
1 Jeweled Golden Brooch After sliding down the metal cable, go down to the corner, looking at the door to find the treasure.
2 Silver Belt Buckle After killing the lone pirate with the shotgun, head all the way up the first set of stairs you see (you may want to take out the other pirates first) and you will find this treasure lying in the corner.



Uncharted - Drake's Fortune - Walktrough - Chapter 10 - The Customs House

Uncharted - Drake's Fortune - Walktrough - Chapter 10 - The Customs House