Nassau Excursions

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Highlights of Nassau by Jeep/ Jeep Exploration


Tour Description

After a short walk to the staging area, where you'll meet your day's guides, you'll be given a general orientation and a safety briefing. Then you'll be broken down into groups of four who will share each 4WD Jeep, and select the first driver. Then your off, caravan style, on your day's exploration of Nassau and New Providence Island.

Just a word of warning: in the Bahamas, they drive on the left side of the street.

Each Jeep will be equipped with a walkie-talkie, allowing you to listen to your guide point out interesting sights and landmarks as you drive through the city and the island's interior.

As you pass through the typical countryside, you'll note the old world colonial architecture styles that came from the influence of the British Loyalists who fled America following the Revolutionary War in the 1770s. A good example of this is the House of Parliament.

The forts of Nassau are of particular interest, with Fort Charlotte, located on West Bay Street, being the largest. You'll see the fort as you drive past. During your journey, you'll also see the former residences of the island's famous and infamous, as well as other historical landmarks.

Your last stop will be at a local beach, where you can relax or take a swim before caravanning through the countryside back to the Festival Place Welcome Center and your ship.

Note: Drivers must be at least 25 years of age and provide a valid driver's license. This is a self-driven tour with a guide. Children under 8 years of age must use a child seat, which must be pre-reserved. You may experience traffic and some delays. Itinerary is subject to change and is decided by your lead guide.

Activity Level:

Government House


Meet driver at Cruise Center

Board minivan for drive to dive shop (5 minutes)

Meet guides, orientation, safety briefing and gearing up at dive shop (35 minutes)

Board ferry boat, take scenic ride to dive site (25 minutes)

Snuba at dive site (25 minutes)

Free time to snorkel at dive site (30 minutes)

Re-board ferry boat, take scenic ride back to Bobby's Marina (25 minutes)

Return by minivan to Cruise Center (5 minutes)

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Excursion Length: 2½ to 3 Hours

30% This activity will take up about 30% of your time in port.

Tour Prices:

Carnival: Adults, from $59.99; kids, from $59.99
NCL: Adults, from $69; kids, from $69

What You Need to Bring:

  • Comfortable shirt and shorts
  • Wear your bathing suit under your clothes if you plan to swim
  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Towel (if you plan to swim)
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses
  • Hat
  • Bring money for souvenirs and incidentals
  • Driver's license
  • Bring your camera. Amazon sells a great feature packed Nikon 13 MP point-and-shoot camera that's waterproof, shockproof and family friendly for less than $100.

Cruise Lines Offering This Tour:

Carnival icon Carnival NCL icon NCL

What Else You Need to Know:

Transit to the site: You will take a short walk to the Jeep staging area from the Festival Place Welcome Center.

Who should take this tour:

  • Families
  • Groups of friends
  • Folks who want to enjoy a fun Jeep caravan ride in Nassau
  • Folks who want to see some of Nassau's sights
  • Folks looking for a fun and enjoyable excursion in a beautiful setting
  • Photographers

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