• Jacqlyne Mba-Jonas

Nassau & Paradise Island Itinerary - Tours and Activities

Updated: Aug 9

Located on the island of New Providence, Nassau is the capital city of the Bahamas and a close neighbor to Paradis Island, home of the Atlantis Resorts. Nassau is a popular cruise ship port and is considered the gateway to the Bahamas, along with Paradise Island. So let's take a look at what they have to offer.


Part of the job of a travel agent is to save clients time and money. I looked through hundreds of tours and picked out the best tours to book in various categories that are both the best in quality and price.


Prices listed are when booking for a single adult and are subject to change. Rates are typically discounted for larger groups and children, so use the links provided to see the exact cost for your specific scenario and book what is of interest to you.

Highlights of Nassau

Tour Nassau's landmarks and highlights, including a visit to the Atlantis Resort aboard a comfortable minivan. During this sightseeing tour, huff up the Queen Victoria staircase for spectacular photo ops and visit the Bahamas Rum Cake Factory. Visit the famous Atlantis resort, the Graycliff Chocolate Factory and John Watling's Distillery. Along the way, enjoy historical and cultural commentary from your local guide.


Duration

2 hours

Availability

Monday - Friday at 10am

Price

$60 per person

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Bike Bar Scenic Tour

This unconventional tour is guaranteed to exceed guests expectations. It is perfect for visitors who wish to experience Nassau in an unique way. Join in the fun as we pedal through the alluring streets of Nassau on a15 passenger luxury Tour Bike equipped with a electric motor assist. The host will entertain and inform you as you explore local and historical locations. Guests will be invited to sample authentic Bahamian appetizers and take pleasure in one the islands most appealing beaches, where you will spend time in the crystal clear waters and revel in the sun. All while sipping on delicious local beer, tropical drinks and enjoying delicious Bahamian cuisine. Round-trip transportation from the Nassau port or hotels is included.


Duration

3.5 hours

Availability

Everyday at 10am and 2:30pm

Price

$200 per person

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Bahamian Nightlife Tour

A truly authentic Bahamian experience. Experience the culture of the islands with your very own professional local guide. Get a firsthand tour of our beautiful islands and the activities it offers. This tour offers you the ability to visit the hottest venues in town VIP style; visit the best bars, lounges, hangouts and nightclubs in town.


Duration

2 - 8 hours

Availability

Everyday at 6pm

Price

$125 per person

Sip, Sample & See, Food & History Bus Tour

Sip, Sample & See: A culinary experience seasoned with history and a dash of culture. Don't just visit The Bahamas, sample the exotic cuisine, sip locally blended spirits and brews, and immerse yourself in culture, food and history.


Duration

3.5 hours

Availability

Everyday at 10am

Price

$75 per person


Blue Lagoon Island

Come have a vacation of a lifetime! Choose between:

  • Stingray Encounter: Enjoy as the affectionate stingrays float under your finger tips on a waist deep floating platform for a wet encounter.

  • Dolphin Encounter: See the gorgeous animals in their natural habitat and mark the moment by snapping a few photos together.

  • Sea Lion Encounter: Get an up-close experience with sea lions, interesting facts about their life and great interactive moments.

  • Dolphin Swim: Interact, swim and have a ride with one dolphin.

After your activity, enjoy some time on Blue Lagoon Beach. A buffet lunch, open bar and round-trip ferry from are also included.


Duration

Varies based on activity selected

Availability

Everyday at 10am

Price

  • Observer: $55 per person

  • Stingray Encounter: $86 per person

  • Dolphin Encounter: $109 per person

  • Sea Lion Encounter: $142 per person

  • Dolphin Swim: $227 per person

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ATV Island Tour

Hop aboard a Can-Am Outlander 450 ATV and experience the best of Nassau with an expert guide. Drive your own ATV or ride as a passenger and comfortably cruise along the coastline. Learn about the history of the Bahamas and visit historical sites like the Queen's Staircase and Fort Charlotte. This leaves just enough time for a beach break and an included lunch on the beach. Round-trip transportation from the Nassau port or hotels is included.


Duration

3 hours

Availability

Everyday at 9:30am and 1:30pm

Price

$195 per person

Alternative

Buggy Island Tour - $160 per person

Catamaran Sail & Eco-Snorkel at Sea Garden

Enjoy a half-day of sailing and snorkeling on a catamaran. You’ll experience the vibrant, aquatic world of the Sea Garden conservation area, as you snorkel on the coral reef system off Nassau. You’ll sail through historic Nassau harbor, admiring the backdrop of the famed Atlantis Hotel, rustic mail boats bobbing in the water, and panoramic views of the island.


Duration

3.5 hours

Availability

Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday at 1pm

Price

$65 per person

Alternative

Sunset Dinner Cruise

Watch the sunset and enjoy a buffet dinner aboard a catamaran on this evening cruise from Nassau. Snap photos of the views as you depart Nassau Harbor and pass the impressive Atlantis Resort. Watch the sun sink toward the watery horizon and step up to fill your plate at a Bahamian-style buffet. Choose from lemon pepper chicken, barbecue ribs, peas and rice, pasta salad, green salad, and dessert. Dinner is accompanied by one glass of rum punch, a soft drink, or bottled water.


Duration

2 hours

Availability

Wednesdays & Saturdays at 6pm

Price

$99 per person

Alternative


Full Day Water Sports Package at Junkanoo Beach

Enjoy a day in the sun and sand with this full-day water sports package at Junkanoo Beach. Get access to all of the non-motorized water and beach sports equipment, including soccer and volley balls, all inflatables, the water trampoline, paddle boards, snorkel gear, and double or single kayaks.


Duration

At your leisure

Availability

Everyday from 10am

Price

$35 per person

Alternative

Bonefish Pond National Park Kayaking - $55 per person

Jet Ski Adventure in Cabbage Beach

Explore the Bahamian waters on a jet ski during this 30 minute or full hour rental from Nassau. Your adventure will begin in Cabbage Beach, Paradise Island. Each jet ski can accommodate individual riders or couples. On arrival, you'll receive detailed instructions and a safety briefing from your watersports guide before heading out for some fun. Hotel and port pickup and drop-off included.


Duration

1 hour

Availability

Everyday, every half hour from 10am - 4:30pm

Price

  • $120 per jet ski (up to 2 people) for a half-hour ride

  • $200 per jet ski (up to 2 people) for a 1-hour ride


Parasail Over Cabbage Beach

Soar over the turquoise waters and white sand of Cabbage Beach on Paradise Island on this parasailing excursion. No experience is necessary and outings are available every half hour to suit your schedule. Hotel and port pickup and drop-off included.


Duration

7 mins

Availability

Tuesday - Sunday, every half hour from 10am - 4:30pm

Price

$100 per person


Full-Day Beach Excursion to Sandy Toes, Rose Island

Cruise to the pristine Rose Island during this trip from Nassau. On this full-day excursion, relax on the remote beach, participate in group activities or snorkel in the calm, turquoise waters. You’ll get to interact with the islands famous swimming pigs. Enjoy kayaking, play beach volleyball or explore the island on foot before indulging in a delicious buffet-style lunch.


Duration

6 hours

Availability

Sunday & Tuesday - Friday at 10am

Price

$219 per person

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