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Things to do in Nassau

Sun, sea, and sand, the Bahamas’ capital is a tropical paradise with history and culture to boot.

Our most recommended things to do in Nassau

Nassau: 3-Stop Snorkel, Turtles, and Pigs Speedboat Tour

1. Nassau: 3-Stop Snorkel, Turtles, and Pigs Speedboat Tour

Take some time to explore three different islands off the coast of Nassau by speedboat. Visit the coral reef by Pearl Island, snorkel in the waters, and spot the colorful and majestic fish. Then, admire turtles at Turtle Cay, before getting playful with the local pigs of Rose Island. Meet your guide and board a private speedboat to ride the waves to Pearl Island. Make a stop for snorkeling and let yourself explore the underwater world of fish and marine life. Then, find yourself at Turtle Cay, a small untouched and uninhabited cay where local turtles and other wildlife thrive. Walk the stunning turquoise beach, where kids of all ages can play, run, and enjoy family fun. Take some time to enjoy some snacks, snorkel, and bask in the sun. Afterward, get excited for swimming with the pigs on Rose Island. Feel like a kid again as you splash and snort with these little animals and love experiencing something truly unique to this part of the world. Eat some lunch and sit back and relax before taking the scenic route back to your pickup point.

Pearl Island: Pigs Beach with Lunch

2. Pearl Island: Pigs Beach with Lunch

If you haven’t seen the pictures on friend’s social media feeds, or in the pages of travel magazines, you’ll be in for a wonderful surprise. Nassau’s northern coast is home to Pigs Beach, where beachgoers can meet, feed, and yes, even swim, with the local indigenous pigs. Your day starts from a ferry ride from Nassau’s bustling harbor to Pearl Island. From there, you board our ferry and comfortably cruise to your destination for the thrill of a lifetime. Pigs Beach, is just a short five-minute trip away. After arriving, you’ll meet the local “hosts” and enjoy frolicking with them in their natural habitat. Make sure to take pictures and create memories that will last a lifetime. After your encounter with your new four-legged friends, spend what’s left of the day lounging in the sun, back at Pearl Island. Our quaint and quiet, sun-drenched retreat is the perfect way to unwind away from the din of Nassau’s busy streets. Sip a cocktail beneath of shade of a leafy palm tree, sunbathe on our powdery white-sand beaches, or take a dip in the azure-blue waters. You can also enjoy a freshly prepared lunch of Bahamian staples, like BBQ Chicken, Peas N’ Rice, Fish Fingers, Coleslaw. It’s all served on the patio overlooking the lighthouse and ocean. After lunch you can kayak along the flourishing coast lines, or just lounge around the property on one of our many plush chairs. On Pearl Island time flies, but memories will last a lifetime.

From Nassau: Paradise Island Sunset Catamaran Dinner Cruise

3. From Nassau: Paradise Island Sunset Catamaran Dinner Cruise

The celebration begins the moment you come aboard Seahorse Sailing for this two-hour cruise. With the tasteful elegance of our sailing catamaran, we invite you to experience a truly unique dining experience as we sail through Paradise Island Harbor with breathtaking views of Atlantis and amazing sunsets over the horizon. A truly unforgettable evening simply relaxing and enjoying the beauty and wonders of the Caribbean.

Nassau: Catamaran Sail and Snorkel Tour

4. Nassau: Catamaran Sail and Snorkel Tour

Enjoy snorkeling, sailing, and sunning aboard a custom-built catamaran. Sail out of Nassau to one of the island's most beautiful reefs teeming with tropical fish. Navigate to either Spruce Cay or Athol Island, two pristine uninhabited islands in the area. Get an instructional introduction to snorkeling before diving in. Enjoy an afternoon exploring the colorful fish and coral formations. Relax and enjoy great music and breeze back to the pier. Learn about the preservation measures taken to protect the local coral reef system. Discover how healthy coral reefs are the foundation of many tropical ecosystems and provide livelihood, food, enjoyment, and cultural significance for millions of people around the globe.

From Nassau: Exuma Swimming Pigs, Sharks and More

5. From Nassau: Exuma Swimming Pigs, Sharks and More

Enjoy a tour that includes everything you need for a full day of Exuma Cays' awesomeness. Experience the Exumas from the perspective of a local guide, and make 7 different stops at local highlights. Start your day on cloud nine by flying into Staniel Cay from Nassau. Upon arrival, you'll be escorted to your captain to start your day of adventure. Feed the local pigs at Pig Beach and swim with sharks at Compass Cay. Don't worry, these sharks are friendly and will offer you their back to pet. View the gorgeous Thunderball Grotto where movies like Splash, 007 Thunderball, and many others were filmed. Enjoy the chance to snorkel in this stunning site. Head to see the indigenous iguanas on Guana Cay, then stop by a sunken plane to snap great photos. Later, enjoy a dreamy stop on a white sandy beach and walk along a mile-long beautiful sandbar. After your adventure, you'll be taken for a local Bahamian lunch (not included) before heading back to the airport for your return flight to Nassau.

Nassau: Pearl Island Beach Day Trip and Cruise with Lunch

6. Nassau: Pearl Island Beach Day Trip and Cruise with Lunch

Meet your group and hop on the ferry which will take you straight to Pearl Island Bahamas. Sit back and enjoy the scenic cruise as you make your way over the Caribbean's crystal clear waters. Stroll along winding paths, enjoy a stunning panoramic view from the top of the lighthouse, relax on the island's two pristine beaches, explore its waters by kayak or standup paddle board, and swim and snorkel among the native marine life for up to 5 hours on your day tour. Alternatively, sit back and relax under coconut trees with a tropical cocktail. Tuck into a delicious typical Bahamian lunch of barbecue chicken, fish fingers, peas n' rice, and plantains to keep you energized before heading back out for more water sports or relaxation, and finally return to Nassau with your group.

From Paradise Island: Bahamas Beach Excursion to Sandy Toes

7. From Paradise Island: Bahamas Beach Excursion to Sandy Toes

Spend the day snorkeling and kayaking or lazing on a hammock on the private beach at Sandy Toes. If you feel like some adventure, take a tube ride in a water-ski tubes, or socialize with other guests during a game of volleyball or dizzy lizard. Rent a water float and bask in the sun or hang out at the Sandy Toes Beach Bar for music and a famous Sandy Toes drink. Whatever you fancy, your experience on the beach is sure to be a memorable one. Your full-day excursion includes a scenic boat ride to and from the Sandy Toes private island. Once on the island, an array of activities are available, including guided snorkeling and fish feedings. See the swimming pigs that inhabit Sandy Toes. Watch the animals come out to play in the habitat in which they have been raised. Dine on a buffet lunch, served on a southern pavilion overlooking the picturesque Lower Harbor, or shop in the Sandy Toes Gift Shop with one-of-a-kind souvenirs available for purchase.

Nassau: Jet Ski Ride, Parasailing & Banana Boat Tour

8. Nassau: Jet Ski Ride, Parasailing & Banana Boat Tour

Enjoy an action-packed experience in the Bahamian waters with 30-minute jet skiing, 6-minute parasailing, and a ride 3.5-mile in a banana boat. You will receive guidance and support from instructors during all activities. After being picked up from your accommodation, meet your water-sport instructor who will introduce you to all the activities. Experience the thrill of splashing through the water as you ride a jet ski for 30 minutes. Brace the tropical waters of the Bahamas in a two-seater Waverunner jet ski. Next, parasail over the clear blue waters of Cabbage Beach, located on Paradise Island, for 5 to 7 minutes. Soak up the breathtaking views from above as you glide at thrilling speeds. After being fitted with a life vest and flotation device, board the iconic banana boat. Bump and bounce across the warm Bahamian waters for approximately 15 minutes.

Nassau: Glass Bottom Boat, Banana Boat and Snorkelling Tour

9. Nassau: Glass Bottom Boat, Banana Boat and Snorkelling Tour

Experience Nassau's underwater sea life from a glass bottom boat on this summer-only cruise in Nassau. Snorkel alongside the marine life that inhabits the waters of the Bahama Islands, enjoy a complimentary Bahama Mama cocktail, and end the adventure with a banana boat ride.  Start from Cable Beach, board a glass-bottom ship, and start the tour. Sip on a Bahama Mama cocktail as you see different forms of sea life that call the Bahamas home, including the Nassau grouper, snapper, jacks, and possibly some turtles too. While on the cruise, glide past many different landmarks and sites. Make a stop at a popular snorkeling site to see the marine environment up close.  After the snorkeling stop, get back on the boat and head back to Cable Beach. Once back at Cable Beach, be directed toward a banana boat by a tour guide.

Nas Speed boat 3 Island! snorkel 2 reefs and turtle viewing

10. Nas Speed boat 3 Island! snorkel 2 reefs and turtle viewing

Embark on a thrilling 15-minute speedboat ride from Nassau out to Pearl Island and over to Green Turtle Cay where you observe green turtles swim in the shallow waters. Take photos of the turtles and other thriving marine life. Take off from Bay Shore Marina toward Pearl Island via a 40-ft speedboat and escape over to Green Turtle Cay to snorkel and take photos of the green turtles and other thriving marine life. Stay here for 30 minutes up to 1 hour. Then, head over to Rose Island for more snorkeling with colorful fish. Relax and unwind with some private beach time enjoying the balmy Bahama breeze and calm sounds of the ocean. Bottled water and light snacks are provided. At the end of the tour, take a scenic return ride back to Bay Shore Marina.

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What people are saying about Nassau

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 849 reviews

This was fabulous. Not just because of the Rum which was great. We went to a variety of places. But Shad took the tour part seriously and with his fabulous storytelling ability, made the history come alive. He's really a talented speaker. The only thing I did not like was going to a cigar store. I don't like smoke and did not like wasting time on the tour for that. I went on a culture tour later in the trip and felt that Shad did a better job and knew more than the other guy.

We really enjoyed our tour with Nekeya she was awesome very informative friendly and professional. When we come back to the Bahamas we will definitely request your tours.

This was a great tour of Nassau with a little bit of everything - history, food, drink, etc. Charles was very knowledgeable and kept our interest throughout the tour.

Rico and Cory were awesome and very informative- felt safe and enjoyed thoroughly Island boy was great as well very unexpectedly good lunch. - highly recommend

We had an amazing day at Pearl Island… will definitely go again..