Nassau Shore Excursion: Rum And Food Walking Tour

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Overview

Spend your time in port in Nassau on a walking tour that will introduce you to the best of the city’s rum and food scene. With a friendly, Nassau-loving guide, visit four downtown businesses, including a pirate-themed pub and an elegant chocolatier, to sample rum, rum cocktails and rum-infused sweets (are you sensing a pattern?), as well as other Bahamian favorites like conch fritters and a guava dessert. Your shore excursion ends at John Watling’s Distillery to learn about the rum-making process. This tour is limited to 10 people, providing a small-group experience.

Highlights

  • All entrance fees included
  • Led by a local guide

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When your ship docks in Nassau, meet your friendly tour guide just a few blocks from the wharf and head to your first stop, Smuggler's Beer Garden on George Street. Channel your inner buccaneer as you throw back your first sample of rum, imagining the days more than 300 years ago when rowdy pirates of the Caribbean rambled down these streets, intoxicated on their demon water.

Following your guide, walk through downtown Nassau to three more local businesses, where you can chat with staff as you enjoy rum cocktails, savory snacks and delectable, boozy treats. Bite into warm conch fritters a Bahamian specialty and satisfy your sweet tooth with rum-infused chocolate and a Bahamian dessert made from guava, a tropical fruit.

While you go off the beaten path with your guide, listen to madcap stories about the islands pirate and rum-running history. Walk by historical buildings, and hear how they once played a role in the profiteering business as storage space for liquor about to be transported across the ocean.

Fittingly, your shore excursion ends at John Watlings Distillery, located at the Buena Vista Estate. Learn about the rum-making process, from fermentation of sugar cane to aging in white-oak barrels, and hear about the mysteries surrounding 17th-century pirate John Watling, for whom the distillery is named.

Tastings include (subject to change):
  • 6 rum tastings
  • 2 cocktails
  • Bites of Bahamian conch and lobster fritters
  • Rum-infused white chocolate
  • Caramel truffle shot
  • Guava duff (a Bahamian dessert made with fruit wrapped in dough)

Worry-free Shore Excursion:
We will ensure your excursion ends with ample time for you to return to the Nassau port for your ships departure. In the extremely unlikely event your ship has departed, we will arrange for transportation to the next port-of-call. If your ship is delayed and you are unable to attend this activity, your money will be refunded. See our terms and conditions for full details.

Inclusions for Nassau Shore Excursion: Rum And Food Walking Tour

  • Local guide
  • 6 rum tastings
  • 2 cocktails
  • Food tastings
  • Entrance fee to John Watling's Distillery
  • Local taxes
  • Worry-free shore excursion guarantee

Exclusions for Nassau Shore Excursion: Rum And Food Walking Tour

  • Port pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities (optional)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Minimum age to consume alcohol in the Bahamas is 18 years old

It is recommended that you wear comfortable clothes and walking shoes

Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately; rain gear provided when necessary

Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.
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  • Orchid was so laid back and smooth... like some of the rum we tasted. I appreciated the history that came with our tasting. I also enjoyed the varied sites - the bar, the home/artist exhibit, the hotel, the chocolate factory and ice cream stops, and of course the distillery. The walking was easily managed no one fell down and it was a great way to experience some of the local culture. ARGH!

  • This tour was AWESOME! Orchid, our tour guide, was very knowledgeable about Nassau, the Bahamas, and all of the rums we got to enjoy! If you like to experience the places you visit past sitting on a tourist-y beach, this tour is for you. 10/10 would do again.

  • This was an awesome tour! It wound up being a private tour for just our group of two, since no one else booked at the same time, so it was perfect.

    Take a minute to check google maps before you go to figure out how to get to the restaurant where the tour starts, since it's a little bit stressful to venture out into Nassau without a great map. And remember the tour is local time, not ship time that caused us a couple minutes of panic that morning.

    Our tour guide, Jason, was wonderful - great at telling stories about Nassau and pirates and rum runners!

    The drinks on this tour are really generous - you start with a flight of rums right off the bat so you can try different colors and ages and spices, then you get a full size cocktail to take on the first part of the tour. On your next stop, you get the best conch fritters and a rum cupcake which is amazing and I'm still thinking about and get to see some local artists' work.

    Continuing on, we saw a lot of the historic buildings in Nassau, ate gelato, chocolates, a chocolate rum ball with an extra shot of rum, and finished up at the John Watling distillery where we got more information about the history of Nassau and the rum-making process.

    It was a great tour and a ton of fun! Fantastic for adults who like rum and history buffs of all ages!

  • Fun alternative for the beach weary. After a little confusion we were able to locate our meeting space and were greeted by the great bar tending staff. Our guide Jason arrived and shared a lot of the history of Nassau and we found his stories informative and fun. The tour starts with 5 shots of various rum followed by a yummy Bahama Mama cocktail from the bar. You are then escorted to a nearby art studio for delicious conch fritters and a rum cupcake. If I had to change one thing about this tour it would be this stop. The art studio is small and not very interesting, I think they could find a more lively place to stop at. After the art studio it is a short walk to the Graycliff Mansion. The mansion has been transformed into a historical resort and is very beautiful. You get to visit their cigar studio as well as their chocolate factory. This stop was the highlight of the trip for us. Next you visit a small shop for some yummy rum raisin gelato and then the tour continues on to John Watling's distillery. Here there is more history and a tour of the distillery. The tour ends in the distillery bar where you sample a final shot and a cocktail called the Rum Dummer. The tour made for a fun day and we really enjoyed ourselves. Only changes that could of made it a five star day would be to make the meeting location a little more prominent and perhaps select another location for the second stop. Our guide Jason had a great personality, good knowledge of the history and made the tour fun. Would recommend this tour to friends and family visiting Nassau.

  • Great time had by all ! Educational and great way to learn about Nassau. Lots of food and most importantly lots of rum!

  • Our tour guide, Lindsay, made this tour come alive. She was extremely knowledgeable and made the tour both fun and educational. Her knowledge of pirate history and her tales of Nassau's more famous pirates including two female pirates made the tour extra special. We highly recommend this tour.

    Barbara and Ken

  • Did the Rum and Food Walking Tour on Saturday, 5/14/16 with Lindsey as the tour guide. Great experience with a wonderful tour guide. Learned alot of interesting facts as we visited sites off the beaten path. I will look for similar tours on my next vacation. A real treat.

  • This tour was great. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and friendly and we thoroughly enjoyed our time with her. It was very interesting to hear about things regarding the history of Nassau and the rum industry which we'd have never known about if we hadn't taken the tour. We highly recommend this tour to anyone visiting Nassau.

  • Orchid was a great tour guide, very pleasant and friendly. She told us about the interesting history not only about rum and the food but the history of Bahamas. I would do this tour again definitely.

  • Had a great time. Jason was very friendly and informative.

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