Tour The Bahamas

We’re very proud of our beautiful islands. They play host to a variety of attractions, both natural and manmade, that offer a glimpse into our rich culture. We invite you to tour as many islands as possible to get the full Bahamian experience. Not sure where to start? No worries. All our sightseeing tours are both educational and exciting. You can explore natural caves, walk through town and learn about historical landmarks and even island hop. Or, if you’d prefer to ride, we also offer jeep, scooter and biking tours. However you decide to explore our islands, there’s a professional Bahamian tour guide waiting to show you around. So go ahead. Discover what makes The Bahamas so unique.

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Cultural Tours

Cultural Tours

Cultural tours provide a glimpse of where and how the locals live. You’ll visit places like Government House to see the changing of the guard, craft centers for an inside look into how our Androsia Batik fabric is made and scenic towns and settlements. You’ll also get to sample authentic Bahamian food and drink.

Guided Tours

Guided Tours

Escorted tours with experienced guides are available by bicycle, bus, golf cart, jeep, scooter, Segway, taxi, boat, horse-drawn surrey and on foot. Our guides are very courteous and knowledgeable and look forward to teaching you about our lifestyle.

Historical Tours

Historical Tours

These tours showcase the historical aspects of The Bahamas, visiting sites like caves, forts, lighthouses, old churches, monuments, plantation and slave ruins throughout the area and providing background information.

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Sightseeing

Acklins & Crooked Island

The attractions here include the remains of old cotton plantations and other buildings, caves with unusual limestone formations and lighthouses at both ends of the atoll. Crooked Island is renowned for historical sites that give one a peek into the island’s colonial past. Rustic Acklins Island has relatively few historical landmarks, but the Lucayan Indian sites are a must-see. Long Cay is memorable for its prominence as a former trading post, but is now home to only 30 residents. Sightseeing tours with local guides can be tailored to your needs.

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Andros

Andros is rich with cultural and historical landmarks, including a lighthouse with cannons from an old wreck, an old pirate's well and cave, native colony ruins, quaint towns with evocative names, plus a sisal and a batik factory. You’ll also want to experience crab-catching, a staple of the economy, and an outing can be arranged for you to see locals in action.

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The Berry Islands

The Berry Islands offer many sites that are rife with history, including those on the outlying cays. Many can only be accessed by water, so most of the organized tours are by boat. Big Whale Cay, said to be shaped like a seal, has an historic lighthouse at its western tip and one of the first Anglican churches built in the area. Great Stirrup Cay is home to a lighthouse built in 1863 during the reign of England's William IV. On Great Harbour Cay, land tours by bus, bike or on foot are readily available. You also have the option to rent a car, pick up a map, and go off on your own to explore caves and nature trails.

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Bimini

Bimini has a number of interesting places of cultural significance and unique historical landmarks to visit. The Bimini Rod & Gun Hotel that housed the first casino in The Bahamas, the Bimini War Memorial & Heroes Park, Ansil’s Boat House, The Dolphin House Museum, the Bimini Museum and picturesque King’s Highway on North Bimini are a must-see. You can take self-guided tours in North Bimini on foot, by rental golf cart or by taking a ride through the settlements on the Bimini Tram. There is also a guided walking tour around Alice Town that includes a visit to all of the important cultural sites. On South Bimini, bus or boat tours are offered to all the points of interest, like The Fountain of Youth, Brother Peter's Well and the Lost City of Atlantis.

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Cat Island

A climb up Como Hill to The Hermitage, carved out of Mount Alvernia by Monsignor John C. Hawes, is a good place to begin your exploration of Cat Island, and the breathtaking view from the top will be worth the trip. You can also visit ruins of Loyalist cotton plantations, like the 18th-century Deveaux House on land granted to Colonel Andrew Deveaux in 1783 for protecting Nassau from Spanish invasion and occupation. Explore caves once used by the Arawaks and African slave villages from the 1700s, historic churches like St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church and St. Mary The Virgin Anglican Church that was built in 1834 to commemorate the abolition of slavery, a museum named for Christopher Columbus and ancient railroad tracks stretching out to the sea. Also, not to be missed is the boyhood home of iconic Academy Award winner, Sir Sidney Poitier.

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Eleuthera & Harbour Island

We offer adventure tours, historical tours and cultural tours in scenic towns on the Eleuthera coast and in Harbour Island and Spanish Wells, including a look inside the magnificent Preacher's Cave. A unique and educational experience on Eleuthera introduces the variety of native plants used locally for medicinal purposes.

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Grand Bahama Island

The guided tour options on Grand Bahama Island include historical explorations, off-road adventures, and city/country tours that feature shopping sprees. You will get to visit the island's heritage sites, residential communities, the downtown commercial business center, the open-air vendors' market, the only distillery on the island and the deep-water harbor.

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Inagua

Experienced tour guides have been lovingly sharing the history and culture of their island with visitors for many years. On a very informative tour you could visit all the sites related to the island’s major industry: the Morton Salt solar crystallizing facility, the old Salt House used as a warehouse for the salt industry during its early days, and a museum that is the former home of founders of the salt industry here. A number of buildings from the 1800s are rife with history, including the Inagua Lighthouse, ruins of old homes and St. Bartholomew Church. You can also venture out to locales of former communities in the north, and caves used for lodging and shelter from storms in the past.

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Long Island

Many of the attractions here are rife with history. You can explore Hamilton's Cave, one of the largest in The Bahamas—with over 10-foot-high ceilings—where a pre-Columbian gallery with Amerindian drawings was discovered in 1935. Hike up to the monument commemorating Columbus’ landfall, high atop a cliff at the northern end of the island.

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Mayaguana

Its three rustic, charming, authentically Bahamian fishing villages and very friendly people are among Mayaguana's main attractions. You'll find the Pirate's Well dug by buccaneers that roamed here in the past; a former U.S. military base and tracking station built in the 1950s; and the Abraham's Bay Town Square, with an old homestead of a prominent family; and the "well shack" where locals gathered to collect water as late as the 1980s. Within the settlements, a tour can mean simply taking a stroll, but if you wish to venture further, guided tours to outlying areas are available through the Administrator's Office in Abraham’s Bay.

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Nassau & Paradise Island

There are a number of must-see landmarks in Nassau. At Rawson Square you’ll find historic government buildings, a public library and museum, the Queen's Staircase, Water Tower, historical forts, Gregory Arch and The Caves.

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Ragged Island

Several sites date back to the late 1800s and early 1900s and other interesting places have been carved out by Mother Nature. The salt ponds were once part of a huge local industry and plots are still harvested by families today. Local guides can take you on a tour where you will learn about interesting sites and the island’s culture and historical past.

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Rum Cay

You can go off on your own to explore the town of Port Nelson and its environs, or use a local guide to learn about the culture and history of the island. Places to visit on the mainland include historical caves, colonial ruins, and the numerous Lucayan-Arawak village sites. Hartford Cave, a protected historical site of The Bahamas, was discovered by Rum Cay residents who would go there to collect bat droppings for use as fertilizer. They sometimes found utensils like clay plates, cups and bowls underneath the rich carpet of guano, which were later found to be Lucayan-Arawak in origin. The walls of the cave are decorated with ancient petroglyphs from those tribes, and some also have writing from colonial times.

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San Salvador

San Salvador's many attractions include the archaeological site where its earliest inhabitants, the Lucayan Indians, lived; five monuments at Landfall Park commemorating Columbus' arrival here, one underwater; the hand-operated Dixon Hill Lighthouse (only three of its type are in The Bahamas); Watlings Estate, the ruins of a late 18th-century Loyalist plantation house and other historical ruins; the New World Museum, with a display of artifacts from the time of the indigenous people and the life of Christopher Columbus; and the Bahamian Field Station, a center for research in archaeology, biology, geology and marine sciences. A few companies provide escorted tours by bus and car to visit the attractions and outlying settlements. One also offers a sightseeing tour by scooter.

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The Abacos

Self-guided tours around the historic and scenic settlements of The Abacos are the norm by visitors, usually on foot or by rental bicycle, car or golf cart. City and country tours can also be arranged through any of the local taxi drivers; rates are usually negotiable. A few tour companies, such as The Great Abaco Express, provide organized tours upon request. Unique cultural and historical attractions include the New England-style architecture of the original settlers, monuments to Loyalists and fishermen, museums, a bronze art foundry and the world-renowned Blue Bee Bar. But, the most colorful attraction is the candy-striped Elbow Reef Lighthouse on Elbow Cay.

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The Exumas

You can visit quaint fishing villages, the historic towns of Rolle Town, Rolleville (site of a revolt led by a famous slave named Pompey), Forbes Hill and Williams Town to see ruins of old cotton plantations and colonial tombs. Stroll around George Town and stop at Elizabeth Harbour and Lake Victoria.

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