A grand half day awaits on this fun-filled Grand Bahamas City Tour that includes Garden of the Groves and much, much more!
This narrated bus ride will first take you through the industrial area of Grand Bahama. You will see the International Bazaar, famous for its Tori Gate, continuing along Church Row and the endemic pine forest. Continue along the scenic Sunrise Highway to your first stop. At the Garden of the Groves you'll explore winding trails through lush vegetation, cascading waterfalls and sparkling fountains. Visit the picturesque chapel, which has been consecrated and is a favorite place for weddings, prayer and meditation. Explore the Garden Shoppes and discover the sacred beauty of the Labyrinth.
At Garden of the Groves, indigenous and migratory birds and butterflies take insects from the many newly planted flowers and shrubs Since the Garden was re-opened, it has been certified as a Wildlife Habitat by the U.S. Wildlife Federation. This means the new operators are providing the four basic habitat elements needed for wildlife to thrive: food, water, cover, and places to raise young. You can take a walk down into the cool fern grove and admire the imposing limestone boulders that tower over both sides of the trail, or relax on the "Lofty Fig" deck, where you will have the opportunity to purchase local delicacies and cool Bahamian drinks.
From there, this Freeport cruise tour takes you to the famous Port Lucaya Marketplace, a collection of twelve island-style buildings nestled on a five-acre peninsula, which overlooks one of the most complete Marinas in The Bahamas. Stroll among the eighty specialty stores, boutiques, restaurants, outdoor and indoor bars and cafes. You'll find the most luxurious and respected names in jewelry, china, crystal, perfume, and designer apparel and accessories, all at duty-free prices.
With shopping concluded, you'll be returned to the cruise ship docks. Guests wishing to stay longer at the Market Place are responsible for their own transportation back to the pier. Taxi shuttles run between the market and pier most of the day.
Reviewer: Tawanda Hunter
This was a nice tour of Freeport and the Garden .
Reviewer: Sherry Barringer
Our group had such a great time on our tour and the Garden of the Groves was just amazing! The gentlemen who drove our bus was excellent and provided us with a ton of knowledge of Freeport and showed us many areas of the city and some local shops that were full of great local items.
Reviewer: Bruce Oakley
It was a very interesting tour. The bus driver did a good job in giving us a good overview of Grand Bahama especially Freeport. The tour guide at the beautiful Garden of the Groves was very friendly and informative. Would recommend this tour to others.
Reviewer: Keith Rajala
We had a good time on the tour and our guide at the Garden of the Groves was very good and kept us all interested and amused. After the Garden of the Groves wee we able to stop and have a wonderful lunch but with having lunch it left little time to go to the beach and/or do some shopping. Overall a good tour but it could be improved.