Nassau is the capital city of the Bahamas and is a very popular Cruise Port in the Bahamas where the original settlers were pirates! Most 3 or 4 day Bahamas cruises will stop here in this British Colonial Port. When you are in Nassau it is a short drive over a bridge to Paradise Island where you will find the absolutely amazing Atlantis Resort.
There are many experiences in Nassau and Paradise Island that it may be difficult to decide exactly how to spend your day.
Historic and Cultural Experiences
*Educulture Junkanoo Museum – This is where you find the spirit of the Bahamian culture
*Nettie’s Cultural Center – Go back to Paradise Islands yesteryear and learn about its history.
*Parliament Square – Learn the history of the Bahamas
*Tour the Government House – this is where you find the Georgian Colonial architecture.
*National Art Gallery of the Bahamas
*Tour three of the Local Forts – Fort Charlotte built in 1789, Fort Fincastle built in 1793 and Fort Montagu built in 1742. Lots of pirate and military history to be found in these three locations! Don’t forget to check out The Queen’s Staircase at Fort Fincastle.
*Graycliff Chocolatier Factory Tour and Tasting – Who doesn’t want a little sweetness in their day! Make sure to get a taste of these delectible treats.
*Heritage Museum of the Bahamas
*Straw Market – You haven’t experienced Nassau without a stop the Straw Market. Just a short walk from the pier. Find all of your Bahamian souvenirs.
*Yacht and Fishing Charters – They are available from many companies.
*Diving and snorkeling -See the Reef and Sea Turtles
*SUB Tours – Scenic Underwater Bubbles a personal “SUB” lets you breathe underwater with a special oxygenated helmet.
*Stingray, Dolphin, Sea Lions and Exuma Pig adventures
*Flamingo Meet and Greet and Baha Mar
*Aquadventure at Atlantis – I will give you a hint. DON’T Miss their Rapid river ride! It is my favorite Adventure. There is an endless amount of water slides and pools to relax at!
*Ardastra Gardens and Zoo – See the beautiful gardens and animals that Nassau has to offer.
*Thriller Jet Boat Adventures – You won’t want to miss this highspeed adventure and the awesome views of the Nassau Beaches!
Beach and Resort Breaks
*Atlantis – Sooo much to do with so little time! Pick your favorite way to spend the day weather it is relaxing by the ocean, getting in on the Casino action, shopping, dining, exploring sea life in their massive aquarium, riding water slides or enjoying drinks by the pool. You can’t go wrong here. It is The Ocean Travelers recommended Excursion!!!
*Baha Mar – Check out this new and exclusive resort. You will love it!
*Balmoral Island Beach Break
*Blue Lagoon Island Deluxe Beach Break
*Pearl Island Escape
As you can see you will definitely find the Adventure or Relaxation that you were looking for on your cruise when you stop in Nassau and Paradise Island!