Nassau - what to do: walking distance, best beach, local tours etc?

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#61
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Originally posted by missdenise
We did the Tru Bahamian Food Tour last time in Nassau and absolutely loved it. Now, I am a foodie of course but it was really a nice way to enjoy some Bahamian Food. There is some walking involved but you get a break every time you are somewhere to eat. https://www.trubahamianfoodtours.com/
This looks like it would be fun. I just booked it for our Escape sailing! Thanks
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Originally posted by Vacationdreamer<><
We took our six kids there when we stopped at Nassau in 2014. They were 13, 11, 9, 8, 3, & 1 at the time. Except for one dark room that startled my 3 year old they enjoyed the museum visit. My husband and I also liked it a great deal. Being the Mom I had been a bit worried they'd glamorize pirates at the museum, but that was not the case. It was history-oriented and rather well appointed. Our tour guide was decked out in costume. It was a comfortable walk from the ship for our brood. We also stopped at Junkanoo beach. We had not planned to and had no swim gear, but the water was so gorgeous we let the kids splash around and swim clothed. The walk back gave them time to dry out.

Junkanoo is on the top of my list for January's stop.



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What was the cost of the museum? We are taking the kids in November and planning on doing Junkanoo for sure but museum sounds fun too
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#63
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Originally posted by cruisewithwife
What was the cost of the museum? We are taking the kids in November and planning on doing Junkanoo for sure but museum sounds fun too


Website says $13/adult & $6.50/kid.
Not cheap, but it was a good fit for what we were looking for. We were on DCL Magic and we were only looking for the kind of outing that would only use up a few hours.


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Any other thoughts about walking around solo? I'm cruising solo, but would prefer to do my own thing. Sounds like the tours are very brief stops at lots of places. I like the idea of the walking tour at my own pace.


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We just got back from Nassau and took this independent walking tour. We chose certain spots...It was about a 2-3 hr walk . Started by walking to the Queens Staircase and Fort Fincastle. Then walked west on Duke St saw the Government House towards Graycliff where there are the cigars and chocolates. We then took the tour at John Watlings Distillary-nice stop for a little history and cool drink. Then we walked back onto Bay St. towards the ship and walked through straw market - which was a little overwhelming for us. Our last stop was at Pirate Republic Brewery for a taste of beer and some good food.


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What a fun and useful thread. We have the less-than-optimal 7-2 slot. So we are going to sleep-in a bit then do a walking tour similar to the ones posted. I will have a 13&14 year old with me so we are (for once) going to play it by ear. We will walk around a bit, maybe visit the Pirate Museum, maybe visit the straw market if they want to, maybe hit Junkaroo beach to just see it, and for lunch we will either hike over to The Fish Fry or try the Bearded Clam.
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We hit Junkanoo beach early (around 9) and it was wonderful and quiet. Tons of fish swimming around us, and it didn't get busy until 12. By then, the number and types of fish were less than earlier in the day, but the party on the beach was hopping .
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Originally posted by Adrieske
We hit Junkanoo beach early (around 9) and it was wonderful and quiet. Tons of fish swimming around us, and it didn't get busy until 12. By then, the number and types of fish were less than earlier in the day, but the party on the beach was hopping .
That is cool and good to know if you get there early you can see fish
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The last time we were in Nassau, Hubby and I rented a scooter and drove about 15-20 mins down to a place called the Poop Deck, It was quiet and had an awesome private beach and amazing conch fritters and daiquiri's. I'm headed back in Sept but it's just my sister and I and I'm not sure If we should try to cab it to the Poop deck or try some of these other suggestions.
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#70
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Just got back. We pretty much did everything, but only for a short amount of time. We walked from the cruise port to the straw market (less than 5 minutes) and then continued walking to Junkanoo Beach. I was not overly impressed with Junkanoo. It seemed really small and crowded. We then took a cab to cabbage beach (really nice but larger waves). We kept out heads down and told a couple people no when we first arrived and we were left alone. We walked what felt like 1-2 miles (probably not that far) down to the Atlantis. We actually just walked past security and could see some lakes/sharks. The path we took eventually led to the casino (which was a dead end for us). Cab to Cabbage beach was $4 per person if you did a shared ride or about $20 for a private ride.
#71
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Love the map, thank you. This is a little off topic,but I was wondering if you can buy bags of Cuban coffee in Nassau. We just got back from a Cuba cruise on Royal Carribean in June. Purchased a couple of bags of Cuban coffee and are now kicking ourselves we didn't fill a suitcase with it. I know you can buy Cuban cigars and rum in Nassau but anyoneone know if you can buy coffee?
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Will be in Nassau in April on Allure, would like to know if anyone recommends a snorkel trip ?


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Originally posted by kculater
I found this tour. It is inexpensive and quick. If you want to get off the ship for a little bit. If I don't do my own thing, I might do this one.

https://www.viator.com/tours/Nassau/...r/d420-16383P1
Looks like a great tour with great reviews. This may be exactly the tour I may purchase. For the price, it looks like a steal. Thanks for that link!
#74
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A couple years ago, I took a water taxi over to Atlantis for $5 plus tip and purchased a Aquarium pass for $35 now 49 and was able to walk all over Atlantis without a problem. Came back to port in a taxi and went to the flee market.

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Originally posted by gnegron22
A couple years ago, I took a water taxi over to Atlantis for $5 plus tip and purchased a Aquarium pass for $35 now 49 and was able to walk all over Atlantis without a problem. Came back to port in a taxi and went to the flee market.

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They no longer let you walk all over.
#77
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Thank you all for the information here. We have a cruise coming up and have about 10 folks who want to walk around Nassau together rather than by ourselves. This map with the turn by turn directions is great and really helps in making a big circle and reaching all points.
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#78
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Was in Nassau earlier this month. The walking tour above is good, however, not a lot of intersections have street signs (so it's hard to know where you are -- so be warned!) Queen's Staircase and Fort Fincastle are worth going to. We went to one other place not on the map: John Watling's Distillery. The entrance is on Delancy St, between West and Augusta Streets - they served a great Piña Colada.
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#79
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Originally posted by Djaesmom
What are some of the best purchases you've made in Nassau? Good souvenir choices ? Thanks.


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