Posted July 4th, 2010, 02:15 PM
This will be my boyfriend and I's first cruise. Were 22 and 23 and love to have a good time. II've heard alot of cruise ship excursions are just money suckers and you can have a great time without them and save money. Im just curious if anyone has been to freeport and/or nassau and which excursions are a must do? from reading reviews were thinking about doing the yellowbird...going to senor frogs...and id really love to go snorkeling...but is it cheaper to book this online or just go with it off the boat?
thanks for the help!
We took the Carnival Fasination from Jacksonville May 10,2010. We stopped in Nassau. When we got off the boat we found Perry McPhee with Divine Servants at the port. We wanted a personal tour for 6 adults and 1 child with minimal walking. Perry is a local. He answered ALL of our questions. We asked a lot of them. He took us in a van that could easily accomodate more people. We asked for a 3-4 hour tour of the island. He stopped whenever we asked. We did the following:
1. He stopped at a local vendor for a taste of local fruit for us
2. Drove though high, medimum and low income housing
3. He pointed out government buildings and every day places
4. He discussed healthcare, income, traffic and lifestyles on the island
5. We visited a rum factory
6. We stopped the Queens Staircase
7. Atlantis tour of areas that did not cost including the casino and it was a bit of walking but enough for us to see what it was like
He charged us $23.00 per person and nothing for my son. We saved a lot. We had other family members take an excurision from Carnival on a boat and tour of the Atlantis Aquarium with a retaurant meal. They almost missed the boat! They seemed like the trip was rushed. I think they paid $45.00-$50.00 per person including children.
We really enjoyed Perry. He was professional. We did not feel rushed. He drove carefully. We were able to ask questions and really understand Nassau from the local point of view. I highly recommed Perry at Divine Servants. I would take another tour with him in the future.
You can contact him at [email protected]
. (underscore between perry_mcphee). or at the following address:
P O Box N7999
Nassau NP Bahamas