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Nassau

Sun, sea, and sand, the Bahamas’ capital is a tropical paradise with history and culture to boot.

Our most recommended things to do in Nassau

Nassau: Private Speedboat, Snorkel & Swimming with Pigs Tour

1. Nassau: Private Speedboat, Snorkel & Swimming with Pigs Tour

Take some time to explore three different islands off the coast of Nassau by private speedboat. Visit the coral reef by Pearl Island, snorkel in the waters, and spot the colorful and majestic fish. Then, admire turtles at Turtle Cay, before getting playful with the local pigs of Rose Island. Meet your guide and board a private speedboat to ride the waves to Pearl Island. Make a stop for snorkeling and let yourself explore the underwater world of fish and marine life. Then, find yourself at Turtle Cay, a small untouched and uninhabited cay where local turtles and other wildlife thrive. Walk the stunning turquoise beach, where kids of all ages can play, run, and enjoy family fun. Take some time to enjoy some snacks, snorkel, and bask in the sun. Afterward, get excited for swimming with the pigs on Rose Island. Feel like a kid again as you splash and snort with these little animals and love experiencing something truly unique to this part of the world. Eat some lunch and sit back and relax before taking the scenic route back to your pickup point.

Nassau: 2-Hour Bahamian Adventure Package

2. Nassau: 2-Hour Bahamian Adventure Package

The tour provides complimentary pick-up and drop off from local hotels and the cruise ship port. You will be transported to your destination where a highly competent water sport operator will guide you through your water sport activities. First, jet ski for 30 minutes and experience the thrill of splashing through the water as you ride the wave runners in the tropical waters of the Bahamas. The adventure is perfect for individuals as well as for couples as you can ride a 2-seater waverunner which is safe and easy to operate and a must for any island vacation. Next, go parasailing for 5 to 7 minutes and parasail over the clear blue waters of Cabbage Beach, located on Paradise Island. The amazing ride will leave you breathless and wanting to come back for more. It is an experience unlike any other and one the whole family can enjoy. Then, travel for 3.5-miles on a banana boat. A highly competent water sports team will assist you on-board the banana boat and explain all the safety measures. Each passenger will be provided with a flotation device and life vest. You will soon be bumping and bouncing across the warm Bahamian waters. Your ride, which will last for approximately 15 minutes, is the perfect adventure for a family, couple, or group of friends.

Nassau: Green Cay Tour & Snorkeling with Turtles

3. Nassau: Green Cay Tour & Snorkeling with Turtles

First we take a thrilling 15 minute speed boat ride out to Green Turtle Cay where turtles swim in the shallow waters. You can enjoy snorkeling with the turtles and other thriving marine life. You might spend 30 minutes to 2 hours here if you like. Then we head over to Rose Island for additional snorkeling with majestic fish and private beach time enjoying the balmy Bahama breeze and sound of the ocean. Cold water is provided and you are free to bring your own drinks, food and towels. At the end of the tour you can take a leisurely scenic route back to your pick up point at Bay Shore Marina.

Nassau: Rose Island Boat Tour with Snorkeling

4. Nassau: Rose Island Boat Tour with Snorkeling

Glide across the water in a speedboat on this boat tour from Nassau to Rose Island. Choose from a private or a group tour. Speed past mansions on Paradise Island before stopping to snorkel and enjoy the beach on Rose Island. Relax on the beach, snorkel, and visit a coral reef. Meet your guide at the Bayshore Marina and get ready for a special adventure. Embark on the speedboat and set off passing Paradise Island. Cruise past the island and the beautiful million-dollar villas on the way to your first stop at Rose Island. The crew will provide you with all the equipment and a life jacket for snorkeling. Dive into crystal clear water with a very vibrant and lively reef full of colorful coral and beautiful fish in every direction. Hang out on the beach snorkeling and relaxing at Rose Island.  A refreshing punch will be provided as you relax and chat with your boatmates. Relax on the journey back Bayshore Marina where you finish the tour.

Nassau: Pearl Island Beach Day Trip and Cruise with Lunch

5. Nassau: Pearl Island Beach Day Trip and Cruise with Lunch

Meet your group and hop on the ferry which will take you straight to Pearl Island Bahamas. Sit back and enjoy the scenic cruise as you make your way over the Caribbean's crystal clear waters. Stroll along winding paths, enjoy a stunning panoramic view from the top of the lighthouse, relax on the island's two pristine beaches, explore its waters by kayak or standup paddle board, and swim and snorkel among the native marine life for up to 5 hours on your day tour. Alternatively, sit back and relax under coconut trees with a tropical cocktail. Tuck into a delicious typical Bahamian lunch of barbecue chicken, fish fingers, peas n' rice, and plantains to keep you energized before heading back out for more water sports or relaxation, and finally return to Nassau with your group.

Nassau: Glass Bottom Boat, Banana Boat and Snorkelling Tour

6. Nassau: Glass Bottom Boat, Banana Boat and Snorkelling Tour

Come along on this special summer only tour and enjoy three tours for the price of one.  You'll depart from Cable Beach, where you will board the ship and start the tour. See many different forms of sea life that call the Bahamas home, including the Nassau grouper, Snapper, Jacks and possibly some turtles too. While on the cruise, you'll also see many different landmarks and sites. The boat will make a stop at a popular snorkelling site. Here, you'll get the chance to see the marine environment up close.  After the snorkelling stop, you'll get back on the boat and head back to Cable Beach. Once back at Cable Beach, guests will be directed towards the banana boat by a tour guide.

Parasail Over Cabbage Beach

7. Parasail Over Cabbage Beach

Parasailing is the ultimate, exciting sea adventure. You wear a parachute and are pulled behind a motorboat to sail through the air. What could be more thrilling and exhilarating? Complimentary pick-up and drop off from local hotels or the cruise ship port is included in this activity. You will be transported to your destination, where the highly competent water sport team will assist you onboard the parasail boat.  They will then explain safety measures and attach a harness from you to your parasail. You will soon be flying approximately 500 feet above sea level and gazing over the crystal clear blue waters of The Bahamas. You will be in the air for approximately 5-7 minutes.

Nassau: Catamaran Sail and Snorkel Tour

8. Nassau: Catamaran Sail and Snorkel Tour

Enjoy snorkeling, sailing, and sunning aboard a custom-built catamaran. Sail out to one of the island's most beautiful reefs teeming with tropical fish along nearby Spruce Cay or Athol Island.  Get an instructional introduction to snorkeling before diving in. Enjoying an afternoon exploring the colorful fish and coral formations. Relax and enjoy great music and breeze back to the pier. Learn how the activity provider supports the preservation of the local coral reef system. Discover how healthy coral reefs are the foundation of many tropical ecosystems and provide livelihood, food, enjoyment, and cultural significance for millions of people around the globe.

Nassau: Guided ATV City and Beach Tour

9. Nassau: Guided ATV City and Beach Tour

Choose to either start in the morning or afternoon. Roundtrip transportation is provided from most major hotels or cruise port. Receive your ATV safety briefing.  See the sights of Nassau with a narrated tour; including the Government House, Fort Charlotte, Arawak Cay, Bahamar, and Queens Staircase and Water tower. Ride along a scenic beach route to discover Nassau's most popular attraction, the Caves. Enjoy a full Bahamian lunch at one of the local restaurants. 

Nassau: Jet Ski Adventure

10. Nassau: Jet Ski Adventure

The safe and easy-to-operate two-seater wave runners are a must as part of your island vacation. Experience the thrill of speed and splashing water as you ride your wave runners in the tropical waters of The Bahamas. This jet ski adventure is perfect for individuals as well as couples. You will get a complimentary pick-up from local hotels. You will be transported to your destination, where a highly competent water sport operator will explain safety measures and show you how to operate the jet ski. You have the option to ride alone, with a partner, or with one of the water sport operators. Rides are offered daily with time slots every half hour.

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What people are saying about Nassau

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 699 reviews

The tour was very interesting worth the time and Captain Ron was the best very knowledgeable and patient. I definitely recommended to anybody that’s visit the Bahamas to make the trip. Thank you Captain Ron

Everything was great all the instructors for each activity were very helpful, patient, and very nice. They even gave us good places to eat on the island

Captain Goody was professional and informative while taking us around the area for snorkeling and beach chilling. Had a great time and recommend.

Picked up from our resort, for the vehicle worth no issues. Toured the island at our own pace. Check in and out was fast and easy.

Best first time experience ! Smooth service will be my go to ever time I come here