Things to do in
Nassau

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

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Nassau: 2-Hour Bahamian Adventure Package

1. Nassau: 2-Hour Bahamian Adventure Package

The tour provides complimentary pick-up and drop off from local hotels and the cruise ship port. You will be transported to your destination where a highly competent water sport operator will guide you through your water sport activities. First, jet ski for 30 minutes and experience the thrill of splashing through the water as you ride the wave runners in the tropical waters of the Bahamas. The adventure is perfect for individuals as well as for couples as you can ride a 2-seater waverunner which is safe and easy to operate and a must for any island vacation. Next, go parasailing for 5 to 7 minutes and parasail over the clear blue waters of Cabbage Beach, located on Paradise Island. The amazing ride will leave you breathless and wanting to come back for more. It is an experience unlike any other and one the whole family can enjoy. Then, travel for 3.5-miles on a banana boat. A highly competent water sports team will assist you on-board the banana boat and explain all the safety measures. Each passenger will be provided with a flotation device and life vest. You will soon be bumping and bouncing across the warm Bahamian waters. Your ride, which will last for approximately 15 minutes, is the perfect adventure for a family, couple, or group of friends.

One Hour Jet Ski Adventure

2. One Hour Jet Ski Adventure

The safe and easy to operate two seater wave runners are a must as part of your island vacation. Experience the thrill of speed and splashing water as you ride your wave runners in the tropical waters of The Bahamas. This half hour jet ski adventure is perfect for individuals as well as couples. You will get a complimentary pick-up from local hotels and the cruise ship port. You will be transported to your destination, where a highly competent water sport operator will explain safety measures and show you how to operate the jet ski. You have the option to ride alone, with a partner, or with one of the water sport operators. Rides are offered daily with time slots every half hour.

Nassau: Guided ATV City and Beach Tour

3. Nassau: Guided ATV City and Beach Tour

Choose to either start in the morning or afternoon. Roundtrip transportation is provided from your accommodation or cruise port. Receive your ATV safety briefing.  See the sights of Nassau with a narrated tour; including the Government House, Fort Charlotte, Arawak Cay, Bahamar, and the Bob Marley Resort. Ride along a scenic beach route to discover Nassau's most popular attraction, the Caves. Shop at the straw market where you will find authentic Bahamian made souvenirs and native straw work. Enjoy a full Bahamian lunch at one of the local restaurants. 

Nassau Catamaran Sail & Eco-Snorkel at Sea Garden

4. Nassau Catamaran Sail & Eco-Snorkel at Sea Garden

Enjoy a half-day of sailing and snorkeling on a catamaran that was built for Caribbean sea conditions and weather. You’ll experience the vibrant, aquatic world of the Sea Garden conservation area, as you snorkel on the coral reef system off Nassau. You’ll sail through historic Nassau harbor, admiring the backdrop of the famed Atlantis Hotel, rustic mail boats bobbing in the water, and panoramic views of the island. If the winds are favorable, the captain will turn off the engines and hoist the sails, and you’ll be on your way to the snorkeling site. Note that the operator supports the preservation of the local coral reef system, aware that 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.

Nassau: Glass Bottom Boat, Banana Boat and Snorkelling Tour

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

Come along on this special summer only tour and enjoy three tours for the price of one.  You'll depart from Cable Beach, where you will board the ship and start the tour. See many 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, you'll also see many different landmarks and sites. The boat will make a stop at a popular snorkelling site. Here, you'll get the chance to see the marine environment up close.  After the snorkelling stop, you'll get back on the boat and head back to Cable Beach. Once back at Cable Beach, guests will be directed towards the banana boat by a tour guide.

Nassau: 6-Seater Beach Buggy Rental

6. Nassau: 6-Seater Beach Buggy Rental

Do something different during your time in the Bahamas, whether on vacation or visiting as a cruise ship passenger. Rent a fun beach buggy for periods of up to 24 hours and venture outside of Nassau to explore the island at leisure. Rent a buggy for 4, 6, 8, or 24 hours and visit the historic Queen's Staircase, where the 65 steps indicate each year of Queen Victoria’s reign. Drive to the Water Tower, built in 1928 to maintain water pressure in the capital, or go to the small spit of Arawak Cay, named after the original West Indian inhabitants. Venture further to Fort Charlotte, built in 1789 by Lord Dunmore and named in honor of the wife of King George III. Visit the old cave dwellings of the Lucayans who lived on the islands until Christopher Columbus arrived, and look for the resident Buffy Flower Bats!

Half Hour Jet Ski Adventure

7. Half Hour Jet Ski Adventure

The safe and easy to operate two seater wave runners are a must as part of your island vacation. Experience the thrill of speed and splashing water as you ride your wave runners in the tropical waters of The Bahamas. This half hour jet ski adventure is perfect for individuals as well as couples. You will get a complimentary pick-up from local hotels and the cruise ship port. You will be transported to your destination, where a highly competent water sport operator will explain safety measures and show you how to operate the jet ski. You have the option to ride alone, with a partner, or with one of the water sport operators. Rides are offered daily with time slots every half hour.

Parasail Over Cabbage Beach

8. Parasail Over Cabbage Beach

Parasailing is the ultimate, exciting sea adventure.  You wear  parachute and are pulled behind a motorboat to sail through the air. What could be more thrilling and exhilirating? Complimentary pick-up and drop off from local hotels or the cruise ship port is included in this activity. You will be transported to your destination, where the highly competent water sport team will assist you onboard the parasail boat. They will then explain safety measures and attach a harness from you to your parasail. You will soon be flying approximately 500 feet above sea level and gazing over the crystal clear blue waters of The Bahamas. You will be in the air for approximately 5-7 minutes.

Pearl Island: Private Ocean View Cabana with Lunch

9. Pearl Island: Private Ocean View Cabana with Lunch

Feel on cloud nine as you enjoy a day on Pearl Island, on your luxurious cabana. Walk along the two idyllic beaches and discover the island's lighthouse with stunning views of the surrounding seascape. Start your trip from Nassau, hop on the boat and enjoy a quick ride to Pearl Island. Fancy a swim? No worries, dip your toes in the warm turquoise waters. If you're feeling adventurous, you can try paddleboarding or Kayaking. Put on a snorkeling mask, a set of fins and swim to the vivid coral reefs with your instructor. Discover the colorful marine life that lies beneath the surface. If you're lucky, you might even see stingrays and small reef sharks. Enjoy a traditional Bahamian lunch which includes BBQ Chicken, fish fingers, peas, rice, and plantains served at your cabana. Finally, finish your day relaxing on a lounger, sunning yourself before getting the ferry back to Nassau.

Nassau: Private Transfer to/from NAS Airport

10. Nassau: Private Transfer to/from NAS Airport

Ensure your trip to Nassau is hassle free with a convenient private transfer to or from Lynden Pindling Itl. Airport (NAS). Choose from 3 suitable vehicle options that all give you the comfort and space your transfer needs. For groups of 3 passengers or fewer, choose from a Sedan vehicle that can fit 3 standard-sized pieces of luggage. Alternatively, for groups of up to 5 passengers, choose the minivan option that can fit 5 standard-sized pieces of luggage. On the day of travel, enjoy a friendly meet and greet service from an English-speaking professional driver at the airport's arrivals hall. Have assistance with your luggage, then board the comfortable air-conditioned vehicle. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the ride as you are taken to your destination.

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What people are saying about Nassau

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 448 reviews

What an amazing excursion. Been to a lot of Caribbean islands and on a lot of tours. But I have to say this was one of the best ones I’ve been on. There is literally something for everyone. Well worth the money. The staff is very kind and attentive and everything was well kept and clean. Can’t wait to come back! I would 100% recommend if you are coming to the Bahamas!

My tour guide was Dwight ! An absolute gentleman, very patient, knowledgeable and made our experience above and beyond what we expected! Highly recommend experiencing if visiting nassau. 11/10 tour!!

Our tourist guide was awesome. He was funny, very informative and kept us engage at all times.

It was great, parasailing was so peaceful! Staff was on point!

Roy was an excellent guide. We truly enjoyed our experience.