There is a deep and fascinating link between The Bahamas and the history of pirates. The romantic era of piracy we see in blockbuster movies, novels, and video games draws its inspiration from the real pirates who called Nassau home. From Johnny Depp’s swagger in the Pirates of the Caribbean films to Robert Louis Stevenson’s fanciful elaborations in Treasure Island, our popular depictions of pirates are inspired by real people who walked the streets of Nassau.
Today, visitors can wander all around Nassau Paradise Island and imagine it filled with pirates, as it would have been in the early 1700s. For those ready to really take the plunge into the world of pirates, there are plenty of ways to get in touch with our piracy past.
Pirates of Nassau Museum: This fun and interactive museum in the heart of downtown Nassau is sure to shiver your timbers. There you’ll board a replica of the pirate ship Revenge and learn how pirates ruled over the town and the turquoise waters that stretch to the horizon.