Things to do in
Nassau

Sun, sea, and sand, the Bahamas’ capital is a tropical paradise with history and culture to boot.

Enter your dates to find available activities

Our most recommended things to do in Nassau

Nassau: Swim with Turtles 4-Hour Rose Island Boat Tour

1. Nassau: Swim with Turtles 4-Hour Rose Island Boat Tour

Head to the marina and board your speedboat with your friends or family on a private trip. Alternatively, meet your group for a shared tour. Speed past the luxurious homes on Paradise Island and then disembark at Rose Island for snorkeling and hanging on the beach. Swim with the turtles on a final stop. Meet your guide at the Bayshore Marina and get ready for a special adventure. Embark on the speedboat and set off toward Paradise Island. Cruise past the island and the beautiful million-dollar villas en route to your first stop at Rose Island. The crew will provide you with all the equipment and safety gear for snorkeling. Dive into crystal clear water with a very vibrant and lively reef full of colorful coral and beautiful fish in every direction. Hang out on the beach snorkeling and relaxing at Rose Island. After finishing up at Rose Island, travel a short distance to swim with the turtles. A refreshing punch will be provided as you relax and chat with your boatmates. Return to shore full of unforgettable impressions of Nassau's sea world.

Nassau: 2-Hour Bahamian Adventure Package

2. Nassau: 2-Hour Bahamian Adventure Package

The tour provides complimentary pick-up and drop off from local hotels and the cruise ship port. You will be transported to your destination where a highly competent water sport operator will guide you through your water sport activities. First, jet ski for 30 minutes and experience the thrill of splashing through the water as you ride the wave runners in the tropical waters of the Bahamas. The adventure is perfect for individuals as well as for couples as you can ride a 2-seater waverunner which is safe and easy to operate and a must for any island vacation. Next, go parasailing for 5 to 7 minutes and parasail over the clear blue waters of Cabbage Beach, located on Paradise Island. The amazing ride will leave you breathless and wanting to come back for more. It is an experience unlike any other and one the whole family can enjoy. Then, travel for 3.5-miles on a banana boat. A highly competent water sports team will assist you on-board the banana boat and explain all the safety measures. Each passenger will be provided with a flotation device and life vest. You will soon be bumping and bouncing across the warm Bahamian waters. Your ride, which will last for approximately 15 minutes, is the perfect adventure for a family, couple, or group of friends.

Nassau Catamaran Sail & Eco-Snorkel at Sea Garden

3. Nassau Catamaran Sail & Eco-Snorkel at Sea Garden

Enjoy a half-day of sailing and snorkeling on a catamaran that was built for Caribbean sea conditions and weather. You’ll experience the vibrant, aquatic world of the Sea Garden conservation area, as you snorkel on the coral reef system off Nassau. You’ll sail through historic Nassau harbor, admiring the backdrop of the famed Atlantis Hotel, rustic mail boats bobbing in the water, and panoramic views of the island. If the winds are favorable, the captain will turn off the engines and hoist the sails, and you’ll be on your way to the snorkeling site. Note that the operator supports the preservation of the local coral reef system, aware that healthy coral reefs are the foundation of many tropical ecosystems and provide livelihood, food, enjoyment, and cultural significance for millions of people around the globe.

Nassau: Glass Bottom Boat, Banana Boat and Snorkelling Tour

4. Nassau: Glass Bottom Boat, Banana Boat and Snorkelling Tour

Come along on this special summer only tour and enjoy three tours for the price of one.  You'll depart from Cable Beach, where you will board the ship and start the tour. See many different forms of sea life that call the Bahamas home, including the Nassau grouper, Snapper, Jacks and possibly some turtles too. While on the cruise, you'll also see many different landmarks and sites. The boat will make a stop at a popular snorkelling site. Here, you'll get the chance to see the marine environment up close.  After the snorkelling stop, you'll get back on the boat and head back to Cable Beach. Once back at Cable Beach, guests will be directed towards the banana boat by a tour guide.

Nassau: Guided ATV City and Beach Tour

5. Nassau: Guided ATV City and Beach Tour

Choose to either start in the morning or afternoon. Roundtrip transportation is provided from most major hotels or cruise port. Receive your ATV safety briefing.  See the sights of Nassau with a narrated tour; including the Government House, Fort Charlotte, Arawak Cay, Bahamar, and Queens Staircase and Water tower. Ride along a scenic beach route to discover Nassau's most popular attraction, the Caves. Enjoy a full Bahamian lunch at one of the local restaurants. 

Nassau: 3-Island Private Speedboat and Snorkel Tour

6. Nassau: 3-Island Private Speedboat and Snorkel Tour

Visit three islands and two snorkel sites in 4 hours. On our first stop we visit an exciting coral reef by Pearl Island to see majestic fish. Next is Turtle Cay, a small untouched and uninhabited cay where turtles and other wildlife thrive. On this turquoise beach kids of all ages walk, run and enjoy family fun. Feed and snorkel at your leisure. Last destination is swimming with pigs, eat lunch and enjoy relaxation at the very popular Rose Island known for its beautiful exclusive beaches, great food and fun in the sun! Have a long water filled and fulfilling day with a variety of beaches and food spots to choose from. Note: Food and drink is not included in the price. Cold water is provided, beers are optional for a small fee and you are free to bring your own drinks, food and towels. Food and drink options at the resort are available at additional cost. At the end of the tour you can take a leisurely scenic route back to your pick up point at Bay Shore Marina.

One Hour Jet Ski Adventure

7. One Hour Jet Ski Adventure

The safe and easy to operate two seater wave runners are a must as part of your island vacation. Experience the thrill of speed and splashing water as you ride your wave runners in the tropical waters of The Bahamas. This half hour jet ski adventure is perfect for individuals as well as couples. You will get a complimentary pick-up from local hotels and the cruise ship port. You will be transported to your destination, where a highly competent water sport operator will explain safety measures and show you how to operate the jet ski. You have the option to ride alone, with a partner, or with one of the water sport operators. Rides are offered daily with time slots every half hour.

Parasail Over Cabbage Beach

8. Parasail Over Cabbage Beach

Parasailing is the ultimate, exciting sea adventure. You wear a parachute and are pulled behind a motorboat to sail through the air. What could be more thrilling and exhilarating? Complimentary pick-up and drop off from local hotels or the cruise ship port is included in this activity. You will be transported to your destination, where the highly competent water sport team will assist you onboard the parasail boat.  They will then explain safety measures and attach a harness from you to your parasail. You will soon be flying approximately 500 feet above sea level and gazing over the crystal clear blue waters of The Bahamas. You will be in the air for approximately 5-7 minutes.

Half Hour Jet Ski Adventure

9. Half Hour Jet Ski Adventure

The safe and easy to operate two seater wave runners are a must as part of your island vacation. Experience the thrill of speed and splashing water as you ride your wave runners in the tropical waters of The Bahamas. This half hour jet ski adventure is perfect for individuals as well as couples. You will get a complimentary pick-up from local hotels and the cruise ship port. You will be transported to your destination, where a highly competent water sport operator will explain safety measures and show you how to operate the jet ski. You have the option to ride alone, with a partner, or with one of the water sport operators. Rides are offered daily with time slots every half hour.

Nassau: Private Rose Reef Island Speedboat & Snorkel Tour

10. Nassau: Private Rose Reef Island Speedboat & Snorkel Tour

First we take a thrilling 15 minute speed boat ride out to Green Turtle Cay where turtles swim in the shallow waters. You can enjoy snorkeling with the turtles and other thriving marine life. You might spend 30 minutes to 2 hours here if you like. Then we head over to Rose Island for additional snorkeling with majestic fish and private beach time enjoying the balmy Bahama breeze and sound of the ocean. Cold water is provided and you are free to bring your own drinks, food and towels. At the end of the tour you can take a leisurely scenic route back to your pick up point at Bay Shore Marina.

Other Sightseeing Options in Nassau

Want to discover all there is to do in Nassau? Click here for a full list.

What people are saying about Nassau

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 448 reviews

The captains and snorkeling were a wonderful pair! They even had juice/water for after the snorkeling which was welcomed and enjoyed. We did have a little bit of a difficult time finding where to meet them on the beach. My information sheet said “at the back of the Melia hotel”. This hotel is closed so I would recommend updating your meeting point so passengers can find you! Again, wonderful day outing! Thank you.

One of the highlights of our trip. Charles was so knowledgeable and accommodating. We took some amazing pictures and can’t wait to come back. You definitely get your steps in but it’s really the only way to see the history of the Bahamas!

The ATV tour was amazing. We really enjoyed it. Everybody from the team was very friendly and our tour guide, Rico, was very personable, informative, and did a great job with giving us a tour of Bahamas.

Wonderful experience that I highly recommend and would definitely do it again! The vehicle was perfect, the staff was super friendly, and the ride was enjoyable! Money well spent!

We had a great day and everything went smooth! The weather was perfect and we had a great experience