Experience the best of Nassau on this interesting and exciting tour of the island, highlighted by a visit to world-famous Atlantis Resort.
Your Nassau excursion begins when you meet your driver/guide at the pier and get into your air-conditioned vehicle. You will make a stop at the historic Fort Fincastle, a small fort shaped like a paddle-wheel steamer. The fort was built to protect Nassau from invaders, but it never saw warfare. At this location on the first part your tour, you will have time to explore the fort and the Queen Victoria Staircase, do some light shopping on your own, and take all the photos you want.
You will then travel along Bay Street, the heart of Nassau's shopping district, and home to the native Straw Market. Other highlights of this excursion include views of the Government House (official residence of the Governor General of the Bahamas since 1801), the Governor's Mansion, and Gregory's Arch. This stone arch was named after Governor John Gregory, who served around 1850. When you pass through the arch on Market Street, you cross the line that divides downtown Nassau from the rest of the country.
Next you will travel to Paradise Island, an island connected to New Providence by two bridges that cross Nassau Harbour. Hog Island Lighthouse, constructed in 1817, is at the western tip of the island and can be seen from the cruise port.
The highlight of Paradise Island is world-famous Atlantis, a magnificent resort with over 3,000 hotel rooms, 20 restaurants, a wide variety of stores, a 123-acre water park, beautiful beaches and the largest casino in the Bahamas. The total cost to construct Atlantis was over $2 billion. Your tour will make a short stop at Atlantis, where you'll have free time to explore the amazing lobby, casino, or the shops. After your free time you will be driven back to your ship.
Guests wishing to end their tour at Atlantis, will need to arrange a taxi back to the ship pier at their own expense. There are many taxis available at Atlantis and the approximate cost of the ride to the ship pier is $5 US/person. It is up to the guest to make sure they are back to their ship before sailing time.
Reviewer: Madeline Perez
The excursion was great. The tour guide was amazing. He kept us entertained and familiarize us with the sites. Will definitely book you guys again.Thank u!
Reviewer: Robert Miller
This was a very good tour. It was a nice bus, and given the heat a relief from the weather with good A/C. The driver was very knowledgeable and we felt we got to know Nassau a lot better because of him.
Reviewer: B Fox
Informal small group, personable tour guide, appropriate time at 2 scheduled stops, cheaper than similar tour offered by cruise line. Found excursion to be educational and enjoyable, and recommend it for first time visitors to Nassau and/or Atlantis.
Reviewer: Paulina G.
Our tourguide was very informative and friendly. I felt like we had a good tour overall. I wish we could have stayed a bit longer at the Atlantis though. At the end of the tour we didn't want to get back on the boat, so he told us where the closest beach was. It was only 10 min walking distance and the atmosphere was very cool! We loved our day at Nassau.
Reviewer: Faye and George Skean
My husband and I both really enjoyed our shore excursion. Our driver was very informative, very courteous and had a great sense of humor! It was interesting to learn the history of your city. I would recommend it... definitely.