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BoaterBob
December 17th, 2005, 05:48 PM
We will be in Nassau from 7:00 AM to 1:00 PM in January and I am looking for can't miss actitivities I should be aware of. Any suggestions would be great. Thanks in advance!

KINGBOBOFTHENORTH
December 17th, 2005, 06:06 PM
Seriously, there are no "can't miss" activities in Nassau!

But there are a large variety of things to do and what you should do depends on your tastes:

1) If you're into shopping and/or this is the only shopping port on your cruise, then definitely stroll up and down Bay Street and tour the stores.

2) If you enjoy tropical gardens, take a taxi or jitney out to Ardastra Gardens. Also home to the famous pink flamingo show.

3) If you're into glitz, glamour and casinos, take a water taxi ride from the port over to Paradise Island, stroll past all the huge yachts and visit the shops and casino at Atlantis.

4) If you just want to go sightseeing and don't want to spend a lot of money, I always recommend the Nassau Walking Tour which is done on your own and costs exactly $0. Walk east on Bay Street a couple blocks to Elizabeth Avenue, then turn right and head inland. You'll pass Princess Margaret Hospital, climb the famous Queens Staircase and arrive on a scenic overlook above the city. The best view is from on top of the Water Tower but unfortunately this remains closed so climb the viewing platform at the adjacent Fort Fincastle (also free) for a decent view of the city and all the cruise ships below. When you're done climb back down and return to Bay Street either the same way you came or walk west along Hill Street and then downhill along any of the side streets.

BobK/Orlando

tm3750
December 18th, 2005, 08:51 AM
Can't Miss In Nassau, Belly up to the bar at Senor Frogs

BettyB2
December 20th, 2005, 04:45 PM
Seriously, there are no "can't miss" activities in Nassau!

But there are a large variety of things to do and what you should do depends on your tastes:

1) If you're into shopping and/or this is the only shopping port on your cruise, then definitely stroll up and down Bay Street and tour the stores.

2) If you enjoy tropical gardens, take a taxi or jitney out to Ardastra Gardens. Also home to the famous pink flamingo show.

3) If you're into glitz, glamour and casinos, take a water taxi ride from the port over to Paradise Island, stroll past all the huge yachts and visit the shops and casino at Atlantis.

4) If you just want to go sightseeing and don't want to spend a lot of money, I always recommend the Nassau Walking Tour which is done on your own and costs exactly $0. Walk east on Bay Street a couple blocks to Elizabeth Avenue, then turn right and head inland. You'll pass Princess Margaret Hospital, climb the famous Queens Staircase and arrive on a scenic overlook above the city. The best view is from on top of the Water Tower but unfortunately this remains closed so climb the viewing platform at the adjacent Fort Fincastle (also free) for a decent view of the city and all the cruise ships below. When you're done climb back down and return to Bay Street either the same way you came or walk west along Hill Street and then downhill along any of the side streets.

BobK/Orlando
WOW, thanks for the great ideas. We have a group going in February and these are some fantastic ideas. We will be there for 6 nights!! Hope to get some more ideas on this board!!