Duration: 1.5 hours exciting tour
Location: Tour starts at cruise terminal fountain. (exact location on ticket purchase) Hotel Guests: email us
Ages 2 - 12 years
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All sales are final. Non refundable only unless ship port call is cancelled . Tours occur rain or shine.
This is a 90 minutes unique tour experience. Restrooms available at the fort.
A voucher is provided for complimentary bottled water
Visit The Queen's Staircase and Fort Fincastle. You will be able to take photos
The starting location is a 5 minutes walk to the entrance of your cruise ship at the water fountain.
Multiple tours run 7 days a week starting at 9am, 11am and 1pm depending on the day and cruise ships
Small tour groups of no more than 24 guests per guide / ensuring a personalized experience
We tour rain or shine! We provide umbrellas if needed
This tour can be offered in Spanish as well based on request. Please email us for a Spanish tour.
This Nassau tour gives you a great overview and understanding of modern day Nassau through the lens of history, starting with the Lucayan Arawaks.
The original inhabitants of the Bahamas, the Lucayans were the first natives to encounter Christopher Columbus on his travels to the Americas. Learn about their peaceful, primitive culture and their ultimate demise at the hands of the early Western colonizers.
At your Nassau excursion, you will make your way to Fort Fincastle, built in 1793 and used as a bastion of defense with 12 canons and 1 howitzer among its armament. In later years it served as a lighthouse to guide naval traffic in its waters.
While here, take a few minutes to ascend the 66 limestone steps of the Queen’s Staircase named in honor of Queen Victoria. Built by 18th century slaves, this staircase allegedly connected the fort to Nassau City.
In Rawson Parliament Square you will be surrounded by flamingo-pink government houses with a distinctly colonial feel. Hear about the Bahamian system of government and take a photo of Queen Victoria’s statue before heading over to Port overlook.
This tour is perfect for those who enjoy touring in small, intimate groups and want an up close and personal look at Nassau.
At the Bahamas House of Parliament you will learn the history of the Bahamas to this present Day.
The Queen's Staircase
The Queen's Staircase, commonly referred to as the 66 steps, is a major landmark that is located in the Fort Fincastle Historic Complex in Nassau.
This is the primary highlight of the tour. You will have a panoramic view of the island. Learn about the history of the fort to protect the island from invasion. Take Great Photos
Cruise Guests: Departure is from the "Water Fountain" just outside port's entrance. You will walk from the Cruise Ship Pier after debarking your ship to the port's entrance, this is the starting location. You will meet your tour guide from Adventures Caribbean at the only Water Fountain right across the street from the port's entrance. They will be dressed wearing a blue shirt and khaki pants.
Hotel Guests: Kindly note the you can take a taxi, water taxi or public bus to the start location.
At this time, we do offer tours primarily in English and also in Spanish. If you require a Spanish Tour Guide please email at tours@adventurescaribbean only after booking so we can ensure a Spanish guide is available.
You should never feel that gratuities are expected. However, it is customary to leave a few extra dollars in recognition of service at restaurants, and for exceptional excursion guides and drivers. It is always up to you as to what you feel is appropriate.
You should bring with you a extra cash, a credit card for purchasing souvenirs or alcoholic beverages, camera, photo ID, Beach Towel if you are participating on a beach tour. When it’s really hot out, we recommend an application of sunscreen on exposed parts of the body and a lightweight pair of sunglasses.
Yes, advance ticket purchase is required. Adventures Caribbean tours typically sell out quickly given our tours personalized small sizes. To maximize your chances of getting the date, time, and number of tickets you prefer, please book well in advance. Please don’t delay booking to avoid disappointment of not being able to participate.
Cruise Ship Guests: Departure is from the “Water Fountain” just outside port’s entrance. You will walk from the Cruise Ship Pier after debarking your ship to the port’s entrance, a short distance, this is the starting location. You will meet your tour guide from Adventures Caribbean at the only Water Fountain right across the street from the port’s entrance. They will be dressed wearing a blue shirt and khaki pants.
Hotel Guests: We can pick you up from your hotel. Please just email us at tours@adventurescaribbean after you book and we will make arrangements to pick you up from your hotel.
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Amie Bowe, West Palm Beach Florida
My boyfriend and I went on the tour and had a great time. We were amazed by the knowledge of the tour guide. It was beautiful and amazing. I strongly suggest doing it.