by Jennifer A. Roberts
Many who visit the Bahamas do so via cruise ship, so time and transportation are always an issue on this island paradise, which makes walking tours a great choice. Even if you are staying in the Bahamas for your whole vacation, there is nothing like exploring this beautiful place on foot. Walking is a wonderful way to feel a part of a new place, and traveling on foot gives you the time and perspective to appreciate all that is special in any location. These walking tours of Nassau are fun and interesting ways to get to know the Bahamas, including the people, cuisine, history, and culture of this magical place.
To learn more about the real history of Nassau, the Bahamas, and other parts of the Caribbean, consider Ultimate Tours Bahama’s Historic Walking Tour. The knowledgeable guides will help you learn about the events that made modern-day Bahamas what it is, including piracy, slavery, and revolution. This 90-minute tour is a great introduction to this beautiful place and will help orient for the remainder of your stay in the Bahamas.
Whether you want to learn more about Bahamian cuisine or find out all you can about rum, there are several food and drinking tours that fit the bill. Tru Bahamian Food Tours offer a 3.5-hour walking tour that will introduce you to the specialty foods of the Bahamas. You can taste treats at six different locations, learn more about the rich culture and architecture of Nassau, and spend quality time with a small group and guide. They also offer private tours and cooking classes, as well.
If booze is more your thing, try Islandz Tours Rum and Food Walking Tour. Over 2.5 hours, your group will sample rum, snacks, and boozy treats around Nassau while learning about the history of rum in the islands. Islandz Tours offer other food and drinking tours, as well, so check out their offerings if rum is not your favorite.
If you prefer to go it alone, a self-guided tour is another great choice. You can download this audio guide to your phone or MP3 player and use a detailed map to help you explore the historic city of Nassau. This tour is perfect for those with not much time to spend or for your first day on the island. The narration takes you through the colorful and sometimes darker history of the Bahamas, including pirates, smugglers, explorers, and much more. Learn some fun and funky history while also seeing the iconic structures that make Nassau unique. While this tour is available for purchase and includes audio, there are many other walking tour maps available online that you can find through a simple search. Since Nassau is such a walkable city, many have created customs itineraries, so take advantage of all that is out there online.
With so many ways to explore Nassau on foot, you’ll easily find one to fit your interests and timeframe. Once you are oriented, your guides can also help you figure out the best ways to explore all the rest that the Bahamas has to offer.
Jennifer A. Roberts lives a location-independent lifestyle with her husband, Chris, in their RV. They currently work and travel throughout North America, combining their passion for travel with a minimalistic life and freelance work. Jennifer is a former educator, an avid home cook, and an aspiring writer.