Guided tour

Nassau: Rum Tastings and Culinary Walking Tour

4.9 / 5

35 reviews

Activity provider: Islandz Tours

Nassau: Rum Tastings and Culinary Walking Tour

Activity provider: Islandz Tours

From US$ 89 per person

Stroll downtown Nassau and stop to taste rums and rum-infused food on a guided walking tour. Learn about piracy and prohibition when rum and other spirits played a colorful role in Bahamian history.

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Duration 3 hours
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  • Taste Bahamian rum and other spirits infused in chocolate and from the bottle
  • Visit Nassau's newly established rum distillery and chocolate factory
  • Meet some of Nassau's most hilarious bartenders at local pubs and bars
  • See where thousands of barrels of alcohol were stored during US prohibition days
  • Learn how Nassau became known as the Pirate's Republic, a haven for buccaneers
Full description

Enlighten your taste buds on this rum-themed guided walking tour through the heart of historic Downtown Nassau. Sample rum-infused sweet and savory bites, learn how to taste rum like a professional, and try your hand at making a rum cocktail.

Begin by sampling rum and cocktails at John Watling’s Distillery. Head to Pirate’s Republic Brewing Company, enjoy a swig of the demon water, and delve into a time when inebriated pirates roamed the streets.

Next try some boozy hand-crafted chocolates at Graycliff Chocolatier. Finally, taste some rum-infused delicacies at Hillside House

Travel back in time to rum-running days and learn about the importance of rum and other spirits in Bahamian history. Hear profiteering tales of how these historic properties stored liquor for ocean transport across illicit passages of the Gulf Stream from Nassau’s harbor.

  • 5 rum tastings
  • 3 cocktails
  • Rum tasting tutorial
  • Mixology class
  • Rum infused appetizers
  • Conch Fritters
  • Hand-crafted chocolate bonbons
  • Rum cake
  • Transportation to/from tour meeting point
  • Gratuities (optional)
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  • Pregnant women

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Meeting point

Meet at John Watling's Distillery, Buena Vista Estate, 17 Delancy St, Nassau, The Bahamas.

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Know before you go

  •  Wear ventilated fabric and comfortable clothing. Pack your camera, hat, and sunscreen. Also have a bite to eat before you come, as the rum tastings are quite strong on an empty stomach! All stops have restroom facilities, however, it is advisable to visit one beforehand
  • You must be 18 with a valid photo ID to participate in the rum and cocktail tastings.
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4.9 /5

based on 35 reviews

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This was fabulous. Not just because of the Rum which was great. We went to a variety of places. But Shad took the tour part seriously and with his fabulous storytelling ability, made the history come alive. He's really a talented speaker. The only thing I did not like was going to a cigar store. I don't like smoke and did not like wasting time on the tour for that. I went on a culture tour later in the trip and felt that Shad did a better job and knew more than the other guy.

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January 6, 2023

Fantastic... You won't regret it..

We (party of 3) had a great time... Julio our guide was knowledgable and really set a good pace for us.. The eats were delicious and the rum tastings were more than expected.. I've been to the Bahamas a few times and this was the best tour I've been to, especially if you are looking for something besides heading to the beach or Atlantis.

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December 25, 2018

Guide Lindsay was excellent! A lot of Rum for the money!

Lindsay is an excellent and knowledgeable speaker. We got a lot of information on Pirates and also how to 'taste' Rum correctly. If you like Rum, this is the tour for you! Also a lot of treats too from conch fritters to rum raisin gelato, the tour was better than I expected!

October 6, 2016

Product ID: 33597