An island tour with history and adventure.
Now you can enjoy a unique, fully guided tour of Nassau without boarding a bus! Seat yourself in your jeep to see the most amazing sights of the island and yet feel the bumps along the way and great visibility that only a jeep can offer. It is easier to connect with the locals when you can almost reach out and touch them so expect to feel that Bahamian flavor as you make your way around town.
You need not fill a jeep for six as you can buy a seat aboard our tour and we will make the group happen. Your experienced driver will lead the way with the itinerary including stops at or passes some of Nassau's historical and cultural highlights.
You'll see the Queen's Staircase, the 102-ft., 65-step staircase carved by slaves from limestone in 1793, surrounded by lush, tropical vegetation. In the 1800s, the steps were named to honor Queen Victoria for her role in ending slavery in the British Empire. Right nearby is the Watertower. Your guide will be sure to tell you about the source of funds used to build it!
Moving on, you'll visit the Government House, the official residence of the Governor-General of the Bahamas. Painted a distinctively lovely Bahamian shade of conch pink, it is considered one of the finest examples of Georgian Colonial architecture in the Islands.
The immense Fort Charlotte, set on more than 100 acres, is another reminder of the city's past. Built between 1787 and 1790 to protect the west side of the harbor from attack, the fort is set on a hill overlooking Arawak Cay and offers superb views of the Nassau Harbor. And speaking of Arawak Cay, it is next up on our historical exploration of the city. Named after the original West Indian inhabitants of the island, Arawak Cay was built from the sands dredged during construction of Nassau's harbor. This bustling street in the heart of the city is known for its live music and Bahamian restaurants and bars offering authentic dishes and beverages, each with their own unique spin.
Your next stop is the Caves, a place that is purported to have been used by pirates in the late 1600's and early 1700's, but is now home to much friendlier fruit bats. Walk down the stone stairs and let your imagination picture how pirates used it to store their barrels of rum and ill-gotten gains.
The final stop is for a local Bahamian lunch with a beverage that will deliver a final, delicious taste of Nassau.
- This is considered a moderate activity.
- Lunch will consist of a traditional Bahamian meal such as chicken or fish with peas and rice, macaroni and plantains. Please alert ShoreTrips in advance of any dietary restrictions.
- Please dress comfortably. We recommend socks and closed shoes.
- Bring some sunscreen, a hat, perhaps a bottle of water.
- Tour requires a minimum of 6 people to operate.
- If you are 25 years old and have your driver's license with you, you can share in the driving of the tour.
- If you want your own jeep, you must buy 6 spaces.
- You will be required to sign a waiver before the tour begins.
- The minimum age to participate is 4 years old.
- Car seats are required for children age 5 and under and are available at no extra charge. You will be asked if you need any during check-out.
- All the equipment is automatic.
- This tour is not suited for pregnant women. Also, guests with neck, back, or hip ailments and those who have had recent surgery will not be allowed to participate in this tour.
- Due to uneven surfaces, this is not recommended for those with walking disabilities or those using a wheelchair.
- Guests under the influence or appearing under the influence of alcohol or other substances will not be allowed on tour.
Days offered: 7 days a week