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Joined May 2017
We’ve been there before and found very little to do. I’m guessing we missed out on ALOT. We were looking at some quick trips and thought this would be a good one but we’re not really the shopping type of group and that’s pretty much all there was a couple of years ago. Any and all help is appreciated!!!! Happy Cruising!
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Bama chick
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Joined Dec 2001
Lots depends on the time of year you'll be there.
The water is very chilly in the winter months.
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Happy Sailing! OCruisers (LuLu & Roundman)
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Joined Feb 2014
There is plenty to do in Nassau.

Even if you’ve been there many times before, like me!

There is of course the famous resort/theme park that is Atlantis. You can take a tour of the resort and visit the aquarium and marine habitat or you can spend a day at their Aquaventure Water Park with their famous water slides. For gamblers there is a large casino on the property too. You can take a taxi there from the port.

Under 5 minutes walk from the port is the main shopping district along Bay Street with all of the jewelry and Swiss watch boutiques. Also along that street is the Bahamas Parliament Square and behind it the Supreme Court and Nassau Library. There are lots of small restaurants and bars there where you can try some cheap Bahamian cuisine.

On our most recent two overnight stops there two weeks ago we really enjoyed taking the tour at the Pirate Republic Brewery on Woodes Rodgers Walk just a 5 minute walk from the port. It’s the only microbrewery in the Bahamas and they have daily guided tours twice a day for $13 which includes a flight of beer and a pretzel. The tour guide is dressed as a pirate and gives not only a tour of the brewery but an in depth history of the many pirates that occupied the region in years past.

Just 5 minutes walk past there is Senor Frogs bar.

For inexpensive souvenirs be sure to check out the Straw Market along the way.

Another 5 minutes beyond that is Junkanoo beach. We recommend walking a little further down the beach to the seafood shack called Crab and Tings. They are 5 star rated on Trip Advisor and the beach is much less crowded there. They have beach chairs for their customers and the food is fresh and inexpensive.

Just 5 minutes inland from there is the John Watling Rum Distillery where you can get a free tour and do a rum tasting.

Heading back toward the ship you can stop at the Graycliff Chocolate Factory for a tour.

You can visit the Nassau Pirate Museum for more of the Pirate history and see a full sized replica of a pirate ship.

Some other sites accessible by taxi include Fort Fincastle and the Queens Staircase.

So as you can see there is plenty to do.

I would recommend printing a google map of downtown Nassau before you leave and mark all of the places you want to see in case you don’t have cell service on the island.
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We found a great boat charter snorkel excursion on TA. I am not sure if I can post their name on here. Is that allowed? They had fabulous reviews and I got in touch with them via e-mail.
We had a great 2 hour snorkel tour. We went in February and I think we were VERY lucky with the weather. Sunny and 80. This group does 4 and 6 hour tours. Fishing, beaches, snorkeling. Private. IF someone knows if I can publish the name, let me know and I will.
I would use them again.
Great list is right! If we get diverted to the Bahamas because GSC isn't available on our August trip, I'm thinking the rum distillery and the brewery are on our list next time!
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We went to the British Colonial Hilton on Nassau with a day pass. Beautiful beach and pool and pass includes food vouchers. You can see the ship from there so ut is in walking distance. Go to resort for a day website an check it out. Took my 2 grandsons and they loved it and it wasnt crowded at all!!
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