Top Activities
in Nassau Cruise Port

Photo of Boat in Cabbage Beach in Nassau
Photo of Boat in Cabbage Beach in Nassau
Photo of Boat in Cabbage Beach in Nassau

Top Active Pursuits
for Cruise Travelers to Nassau
- Reviews of the British Colonial Hotel, Graycliff Hotel, Fishing Trips, Fat Tuesday, Self-Drive Boats, Segway and Surrey Tours

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Nassau is a cruise port where besides the excursions and tours offered onboard, the cruise passenger will always find something fun, exciting or just plainly relaxing to do. For those looking to spend a relaxing day at the beach the British Colonial Hotel, the Junkanoo Beach with its bars or the Fat Tuesday Beach Club are places to go.

If looking for something more active, Diving, Snorkeling, Fishing Trips, Catamaran Sails, Dolphin and Sea Lion Encounters are on offer. The cruise visitor can also enjoy a ride on a Horse Drawn Carriage, go on a Segway tour or even a self-driving boat ride in the harbor.


Editor's Top Things to Do - Activities

British Colonial Hotel
Beach Break

This famous hotel is many times listed and reviewed both as a hotel and a landmark of Nassau. But the British Colonial Hotel is also one of the best places to enjoy a relaxing day on a private beach, as it offers day-passes to cruise ship passengers. For $60 you will have access to the hotel's pool and private beach with $40 food and beverage credit. Most savvy cruisers know about this and therefore you should either take your chances and get there as early as possible or book Online before getting to Nassau.

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British Colonial Hotel - Nassau

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WHEREDowntown - 10 minute walk from Cruise Terminal
WhatResort - Private Beach and Pool
Must KnowBook ONLINE
Prices$60 per person with $40 food and beverage credit
When:Everyday - morning and afternoon
Website:www.hilton.com
Phone:1-242-322-3301

Graycliff Hotel
Chocolates and Cigars

A classic institution in Nassau, the Graycliff is much more than just an excellent hotel in Nassau - its restaurant is one of the best in the Caribbean, offering Wine and Cheese Tastings and Wine Luncheons to cruise ship travelers. It also features two attractions that cruise travelers may enjoy on a discovery tour: the Cigar and Chocolate factories. Although some cruise lines offer tours of the Graycliff, the hotel is within walking distance from the terminal and will be easy to do it on your own. The hotel also offers day-passes if you wish to enjoy a day by the pool.

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Graycliff Hotel - Nassau

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WHEREDowntown - 10 minute walk from cruise terminal
WhatCigar and Chocolate Factories; Wine and Cheese Tastings, Wine Luncheon
Must KnowWine cellar with over 250,000 bottles from over 400 vintners in 15 countries.
PricesCONTENT
When:Everyday - morning and afternoon
Address: 8 - 12 West Hill Street (Downtown)
Website:www.graycliff.com
Phone:1 (800) 476-0446

Fishing Trips
Charters

Considering that The Bahamas has one of the best waters for sport-fishing in the Caribbean, the cruise ship passenger should consider a fishing expedition. There are a number of charters available that you can book online. Below you find 3 of the best.

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NAME - Nassau

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Chubasco Fishing Charters: www.chubascocharters.com
Born Free Charters: www.bornfreefishing.com
Hunter Charters: www.huntercharters.com

Fat Tuesday
Beach Club

Fat Tuesday is a bar-grill on the waterfront (with access to the water) and not a beach bar like many may expect. It is a great place to have nibbles for lunch like Conch Salad and Panini, taste exotic drinks, whilst dipping in the ocean. And you can also go for a boat excursion on a self-drive adventure in the harbor - see Mini Boats review on this page.

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Fat Tuesday - Nassau

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WHERERight after the British Colonial Hotel - 10 minute walk from Terminal
WhatBar-Grill and Boat Tours
PricesConch Salad $12.00, Club Panini $12.00
When:Everyday - morning and afternoon
Address:West Bay Street
Website:fattuesdaybahamas.com

Self-Drive Boats
at Fat Tuesday

The Self drive boat adventure offered by Fat Tuesday is one of the great ways of cruising the harbor in Nassau, going as far as Paradise Island, exploring historical sites and enjoy a secluded beach. The cruise ship passenger doesn't need to have any experience just a valid drivers license and attend a Mandatory Safety Briefing.

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Mini Boats - Nassau

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WHERERight after the British Colonial Hotel - 10 minute walk from the Terminal/
WhatWater sport adventure
Must KnowMandatory Safety Briefing is 45 Minutes prior to tour leaving. Snorkel gear and Life Jacket provided
When:Two Tours - 9:30am and 1:30pm (arrive 45 minutes prior).
Duration:3.5 to 4 hours
Website:www.selfdriveboat.com

NOTES: Some cruise lines offer this tour as part of their shore excursions packages or you can book online.

Segway
Sightseeing

After a short and easy orientation/training session the Segway tours will take the cruise ship passenger along a scenic roll to Junkanoo Beach and then to the Arawak Cay - aka The Fish Fry - for a short break. The tour ends with some 'free riding' on the green slopes of the Fort Charlotte.

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Segway - Nassau

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NOTES: Free transportation for cruise ship passengers is provided

WHERETour starts behind the Cricket Club on Bay Street (just across from “The Fish Fry”) about a mile west of downtown Nassau.
WhatAdventure Tour
Prices$75 per person + 7.5% VAT
When:Everyday - morning and afternoon
Duration:1.5 hours
Website:www.segwaynassau.com
Phone:242-376-6809

NOTES: Some cruise lines offer the Segway adventure as part of their Shorex excursions (Carnival: $89.99 - Person). You will only be able to book online if your cruise ship does NOT offer the tour onboard.

Surrey Tours
Horse Drawn Carriage

A 20 to 30-minute tour on a horse-drawn carriage trough the historical streets of Nassau is one the most affordable and comfortable ways of sightseeing in the capital of The Bahamas if you don't wish to walk or just like to experience old-fashioned ways.

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Horse Drawn Carriage - Nassau

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WHEREInside the gated area of the Cruise Terminal, close to the east gate.
WhatSightseeing
Must KnowMax passengers: two adults and one child.
Prices$20.00 for up to two adults. $10.00 for children
When:Everyday - morning afternoon. Horses rest between 1:00pm and 3:00pm
Address:Woodes Rodgers Walk
Website:Facebook Page
Phone:1 242-322-7500

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