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Discover Nassau Town and Atlantis

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Explore Paradise Island and Atlantis

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.

Shore Excursion Size
Shore Excursion Type
Cultural, Scenic
Shore Excursion Duration
2 Hours and 30 Minutes
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Shore Excursion Leaves From
Cruise Pier
Food/Beverage Provided
We recommend wearing comfortable clothing and sensible flat-soled walking shoes. Sun glasses and sunshade are also suggested. Guests purchasing the Aquaventure pass will want to bring a swimsuit.
Guests must be able to navigate over paved, gravel and inclined pack dirt terrain. There are some steps at sites which are uneven. This tour accommodates collapsible wheelchairs with advance notice; however, guests must be able to climb steps and be able to board the bus unassisted. Infants under the age of 2 are welcome to join and are free (must sit on adult lap), no advance notice is needed.
4.5 Stars4.5Based On 245 Reviews Review This Tour
5 StarsDiscover Nassau Town tourJanuary 07, 2020

Reviewer: Anupam Somkuwar
Courteous tour guide and very knowledgeable. It was a fun tour and very informative

5 StarsGreat tripDecember 29, 2019

Reviewer: Johanne Nesser
This was a small group tour of Nassau. Guide was born and raised in the poor section of Nassau. He had a lot of stories about the island that you probably would not hear on a ship tour. Very entertaining and informative. I would do this tour again.

5 StarsExcellent tour of area December 28, 2019

Best tour of area with guide that was knowledgeable, friendly and funny.

5 StarsMrs. TurnerDecember 26, 2019

Reviewer: Brenda
Very informative excursion. A lot of history and information shared in a short time span.

5 StarsThe Real NassauDecember 12, 2019

Reviewer: Larry Haukedalen
The Discover Nassau tour is an excellent choice not just because of the reasonable price, but mainly because of the excellent driver/guide Frankie. The tour took us through the various neighborhoods, from very poor to wealthy, while Frankie gave a history of the island's development. His pleasant, gracious manner added to the experience, and his family history gave a personal context to his presentation. To find the contact person, just ask anyone, vendors or security, as everyone knows the tour company.

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