Posted March 9th, 2018, 03:17 AM
Last edited by Motegi; March 9th, 2018 at 03:24 AM
If the ship goes to Nassau instead of GSC is there a chance to do something fun there?
Yes there is plenty to do in Nassau.
Especially if you’ve never been there before and even if you’ve been there many times (like me!).
There is of course the famous resort/theme park that is Atlantis. You can take a tour of the resort and visit the aquarium and marine habitat or you can opt for a day at their Aquaventure Water Park with their famous water slides. And there is a large casino on the property too. You can get a taxi there from the port.
Under 5 minutes walk from the port is the main shopping district along Bay Street with all of the jewelry and Swiss watch boutiques. Also along that street is the Bahamas Parliament Square and behind it the Supreme Court and Nassau Library. There are lots of small restaurants and bars there where you can try some cheap Bahamian cuisine.
On our most recent two overnight stops there two weeks ago we really enjoyed taking the tour at the Pirate Republic Brewery on Woodes Rodgers Walk just a 5 minute walk from the port. It’s the only microbrewery in the Bahamas and they have daily guided tours twice a day for $13 which includes a flight of beer and a pretzel. The tour guide is dressed as a pirate and gives not only a tour of the brewery but an in depth history of the many pirates that occupied the region in years past.
Just 5 minutes walk past there is Senor Frogs bar. For inexpensive souvenirs be sure to check out the Straw Market along the way.
Another 5 minutes beyond that is Junkanoo beach. We recommend walking a little further down the beach to the seafood shack called Crab and Tings. They are 5 star rated on Trip Advisor and the beach is much less crowded there. They have beach chairs for their customers and the food is fresh and inexpensive.
Just 5 minutes inland from there is the John Watling Rum Distillery where you can get a free tour and do a rum tasting.
Heading back to the ship you can stop at the Graycliff Chocolate Factory for a tour.
You can visit the Nassau Pirate Museum for more of the Pirate history and see a full sized replica of a pirate ship.
Some other sites accessible by taxi include Fort Fincastle and the Queens Staircase.
So as you can see there is plenty to do.
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