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Tours For Everyone: Your Guide to Choosing the Perfect Tour

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Itinerary: Beyond the Beach

Tours For Everyone: Your Guide to Choosing the Perfect Tour

Heading to Nassau Paradise Island and looking to plan the ultimate day trip? We have you covered! From relaxing cruises and horseback riding to waterparks and unique adventures, we have something for everyone no matter what activities you are looking for. Today, we're sharing our ultimate guide to choosing a perfect tour when traveling to The Bahamas with you. Read on to discover why day trips and adventures are Better in The Bahamas.  

Horseback Riding Tour

Have you ever dreamed of riding horseback along the beach in Paradise? Your dreams can come true within 25 minutes from downtown Nassau at Happy Trail Stables! The Happy Trails team will pick you up at your resort and take you to your destination, so there's no need to worry about transportation. Just show up, saddle up, and relax. You'll learn the basics of horseback riding, then set off into the trails for a magical stroll. Whether you're a lifelong rider or a first-timer — this experience will be like no other!

Horseback riders on the beach in Nassau

Foodies Tour 

One of the best parts of traveling is all the different foods you get to try. And the best way to sample some local favorites is by joining the Bites of Nassau Food Tasting & Cultural Walking Tour with Tru Bahamian Food Tours. This three-hour tour includes six different food and drink tastings. Enjoy delicious bites while the tour guides share the history of Downtown Nassau with you. On this tour, you'll get the chance to visit authentic family-owned restaurants, giving you a taste of Bahamian culture, literally!

A woman lifts a fork to sample a plate of Bahamian food.

Waterpark Tours 

Looking to take the family on a waterpark experience they will never forget? Head over to Baha Bay Waterpark to make a splash! Twist and twirl while touring the 15 acres of beach waterpark fun with over 30 amazing attractions. Whether you want to take it easy and float your worries away on the lazy river or feel brave enough to head down the Cyclone Rush bowl, you're bound to have fun in the sun. In between all the water slide fun, grab a bite to eat from one of the tasty food and beverage options on-site. Baha Bay makes the perfect playground for those of all ages—you won't want to miss it! 

You can’t miss the iconic Mayan Temple when visiting Nassau. Located at the Atlantis Paradise Island, featuring five slides including The Leap of Faith slide which has a vertical drop of 60 feet through an underwater tube! With a whopping 20 million gallons of splashing fun through the 141 acres of the park, there’s no doubt you’ll leave with memories that will last you a lifetime. 

When staying at, or around Margaritaville Beach Resort you won’t want to miss the Fins Up Water Park! This park has something for everyone, from a lazy river to water slides, there's even a surf simulator for those who want to test the waves or practice their skills.

Not staying at any of these resorts but looking for a splashing good time? No worries—each of these water parks offer daily passes as well.

Aerial view of the waterpark

Charter Tour

If being on the water is your thing, booking a charter boat is a must on your to-do list in Paradise! When staying here, you are invited to sail our turquoise waters with the Pieces of 8 Tours. Spend your personalized day in the sun with both half-day and full-day excursions. Choose between an activity-filled day with tubing or snorkeling, or just relax and lay in the sun with a drink in hand. You can even opt for one with lunch if you please.

Sunset Tour

The little things mean the most in life, like spending quality time and making memories with someone you love. Experience the dinner date of your dreams in Paradise on a Sunset Cruise while soaking in the beautiful views of the Caribbean. Leave the Ferry Terminal across from Atlantis Resort at 5 p.m. and embark on a journey while enjoying cocktails alongside either a Bahamian Lemon Pepper Chicken or Bahamian BBQ ribs. And, of course, we can't forget a tasty dessert! This excursion is bound to leave you with a full stomach — and a full heart.

A dolphin jumping up out of the water in front of a beautiful orange sunset.

Historic Tour 

Something everyone needs to experience while in Nassau is Clifton Heritage Park. You will get the chance to hike the beautiful trails to tour some of Nassau's famous historic sites. Feel more like relaxing but still want to spend a day at Clifton Park? Head over to lounge the day away on the beautiful white sand beach, listening to the calm waves of the crystal water in front of you! Speaking of the water, you're not going to want to miss the famous statue of Clifton Heritage Park. It's an underwater one —yes, you read that right. You're going to want to bring your snorkeling gear for this one!

Two scuba divers swim beneath water towards a statue.

Chocolate Tour

Calling all chocolatiers, make your way over to the Graycliff Hotel to the Graycliff Chocolatier to fulfill your chocolate dreams! Here, indulge in the history and process of chocolate, from bean roasts to the molded bar. Looking for an extended experience? Check out The Art of Chocolate and Factory Tour for the ultimate deep dive into the art of chocolate. Then, become an artist yourself and create your own bars to take home to enjoy!

Chocolate pouring at Graycliff Chocolate Factory

Having an off-resort experience is a great way to indulge in the culture and increase your understanding of the history of The Bahamas. Witness the beauty beyond your resort, all while making unforgettable memories at your Island home next door! Explore these excursions and more when staying in Nassau Paradise Island. 

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