Port of Call  Nassau, Bahamas

Nassau, Bahamas

Arriving at Prince George Wharf, Nassau



Nassau Shore Excursions

Straw Market

Straw Market

If you fancy haggling with the locals, and like buying cheap (and often fake) designer brands, visit the Straw Market, just a short walk away from the cruise pier. The name of the market came from its straw roof, but a fire caused the straw to be replaced by metal. After some hectic shopping visit popular nearby Senor Frogs, for an enjoyable tequila (or two!).


British Colonial Hilton

British Colonial Hilton

The British Colonial Hilton is a 5 minute walk from Prince George Wharf. The hotel was managed in the 1930s by Sir Harry Oakes, who helped make the hotel a favorite of high society. He himself was a friend of the Duke of Windsor. Oakes was murdered in 1943, and the notorious crime remains to this day unsolved. The hotel offers day passes for the facilities on its lovely beach frontage.


Junkanoo Beach

Junkanoo Beach

Beyond the British Colonial Hilton, is the Western Esplanade, or Junkanoo Beach. This is a beautiful white sand public free beach, just 10 minutes by foot from the pier. It has public rest rooms, changing facilities, and a couple of snack bars.


Queens Staircase

Queens Staircase

Queens Staircase, 66 steps cut out of sandstone, was built by slaves in 1793. The stairs give access to Bennet's hill and Fort Fincastle. The fort is also worth a visit, for its panoramic views of Nassau and the surrounds.


Atlantis Resort

Atlantis Resort

Atlantis Resort is the mega-resort on Paradise island, easy to spot as you dock. Atlantis Resort day passes are on sale at their casino desk. The beach day pass includes lunch, and gives you access to the aquarium, the lagoon and west beach. However this pass does not include the waterpark. You need a more expensive full day pass if you want to use their incredible waterpark, which includes a very exciting 1 mile long swim along (artificial) river rapids. For a cheaper alternative, the beach along from Atlantis, pretty Cabbage beach, is free and accessible to all.


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A charming and welcoming city with a rich and turbulent history. The English originally settled here in the 17th century, but the territory was soon fiercely contested between England, Spain and France. A general lawlessness prevailed, and the area made an ideal base for pirates, being adjacent to the route taken by the Spanish bullion ships home. In an attempt to keep the pirates at bay, the city was burned down on three separate occasions by the Spaniards in the late 17th and early 18th centuries. Even today much of the city's history is reflected in its buildings, from an 18th century fort, to fine Victorian mansions.

Things to do in Nassau

Wander the city - favorite places include Balcony house, the oldest wooden structure on the island, built in the 18th century, Pompey Museum, showing the history of slavery on the island, Fort Charlotte, built in 1787 with a terrifying array of dungeons and tunnels and Bay Street, the main shopping district downtown.

Take a short boat trip to Blackbeard's Cay, a picture-perfect Caribbean island with blue waters, glorious sand beaches, and gently swaying palm trees. Get close up to the amazing South Atlantic stingrays on the Stingray adventure.

Check out the pirate history of Nassau with a visit to the Pirates of Nassau Museum (eye-patch optional!)

Swim with dolphins and sea lions at Dolphin Encounters on Blue Lagoon island (about a 3 hour round trip from the port).

For an exciting adventure, hop on the powerboat Thriller, Nassau's fastest ride. Enjoy Nassau Harbor, Paradise Island at a truly breakneck speed.