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The Bahamas

From Nassau to Grand Bahama to the Out islands, this Commonwealth enjoys the reputation of being somewhat of a party spot.

With 700 islands, the clearest water on the planet, endless activities and the friendly spirit of the Bahamian people, the islands of The Bahamas continue to be among the most popular vacation spots in the world.

The Bahamian Dollar is the currency here and it is on a one-to-one ratio with the U.S. Dollar. Either one is accepted.

There are a number of airports in the Bahamas but the main one is Nassau International Airport.

If you are renting a car on your holiday, you can use the booking engine to the right to find the lowest prices at Nassau International.

The Bahamas offers diving, sailing, fishing and golf.

If you are a golfer, the Bahamas has three excellent courses, two on the Grand Bahamas and one in Nassau.

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Exuma Powerboat Adventure, BahamasExuma Powerboat Adventure
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Leaving the hustle-bustle of Nassau behind, take a high-powered cruise to your own private island in the Exuma chain. You'll ride a powerboat to Allens Cay to feed endangered iguanas then take an exhilarating, high-speed run to your private Bahamas island, Ship Channel Cay.

Highlights
Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
Snorkel gear included
Travel by boat and see the sights from the water
Lunch included

The tiny island is only two miles long and half a mile wide (around 3 kilometers long and 1 kilometer wide), with spectacular views in every direction. You'll have plenty of time to explore the island, or just kick back on the golden beaches.

If you feel like snorkeling, there is an amazing drift snorkel just a short distance from the shoreline. You can take a guided snorkel over the myriad corals and watch tiny fish feeding in the untouched, vibrantly colored reefs. Or perhaps you'd like to try your hand at feeding local stingrays and sharks.

Grab a drink from the island bar, then sit down to a banquet of delicious freshly caught island grouper, served with fresh salads, tasty breads, chargrilled steak, tropical fruit platters, chips, dips and other delights. The fully stocked bar (included) has something for every taste, and will keep you refreshed.

After lunch, take a nature tour of the island with guides who will entertain you with colorful tales from the bush. Or take a romantic walk by the water's edge or go for a refreshing dip in the cool, turquoise water. Numerous decks provide a place to sit, chat or just watch the world go by while sipping a cool drink under a giant umbrella.

Sadly, all too soon the time will come to leave Ship Channel Cay for Nassau town, but don't worry, the memories will last a lifetime.

Departure Point: Tour departs from Nassau town hotels. Pickup is not available from the cruise ship port however pick-up is available from the Hilton hotel which is approx. a 5 to 10 minute walk from the cruise ship dock

Departure Time: Hotel pick-up commences at 8 am from the Cable Beach area and from 8:30 am from Paradise Island
Return Details: Returns to original departure point at approximately 6 pm.

Small Hope BaySmall Hope Bay Lodge

Get married on the beach in a simple ceremony by the sea. We'll arrange it all, plus a reception for up to forty of your closest friends. All you have to do is show up.

For more than forty years, weddings have been a celebrated part of life at Small Hope Bay. Three generations of Birches have been married here. We'll bring a family warmth and tropical style to your Bahamas wedding day.

We'll build you an arch of flowers, and make head wreaths, anklets, corsages and bouquets using blooms from our nearby gardens. We will decorate our outdoor patio with colorful Androsia fabric, ferns, and flowers and let the sea provide its own magnificent backdrop.

We'll arrange the paper work and contact the appropriate officials to perform the ceremony. We'll host your reception, serving up tasty hors d'oeuvres of our island specialties: conch fritters, grouper fingers, curried chicken wings, and more. An elegant tropical-style wedding cake, and sparkling champagne complete the celebration, that usually rolls right into the dinner hour at Small Hope Bay Lodge.

Bahamas East End and Lucayan National Park TourBahamas East End and Lucayan National Park Tour

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A real treat for nature lovers. Come along and discover Ben's Cave - the longest, underwater surveyed cave system leading to the ocean. Stroll along a wooden boardwalk to spectacular Gold Rock Beach featuring miles of pristine sandy beach. A great day out in the beautiful Bahamas.

Come along for an experience of a lifetime that will take you to the eastern end of the island to the world's longest explored underwater cave system. This half day guided tour of the beautiful 42 acre (170,000 sq. meters) Lucayan National Park consists of fascinating caves. The Arawak Indians lived in these caves before Christopher Columbus discovered the islands of the Bahamas. These caves help form part of the largest uncharted cave system in the world.

You'll walk through the park and see a variety of wild birds and colorful fish. You'll have an experience you won't forget! Also, captivate the beauty of 20 miles (32km) of crystal clear water and pearly white sand beach. Go shell hunting or just relax in the beauty of this sunshine paradise. You'll get the finest overview of the history of Grand Bahama Island!.

Departure Point: Tour commences with pick up at your Freeport hotel or the Port

Departure Time: 9 am
Return Details: Returns to original departure point at approximately 3 pm

Freeport Half-Day Tour, BahamasFreeport Half-Day Tour

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Explore the riches of 'Millionaires Row' to the duty-free shopping at the only distillery on the Grand Bahamas Island on this Freeport City Tour. Visit an open air fruit market.

See the home of international entertainer Count Basie and stroll through the Garden of the Groves - a 12 acre (48,000 sq. km) park with winding paths, cascading waterfalls and a picturesque chapel on a hill in addition to many flora and fauna from all around the world.

For a great overview of Freeport, take this relaxing half-day tour of Grand Bahama's most vibrant city. From views of the island's up-market homes to shopping at the International Bazaar, you'll see all the highlights of Grand Bahama's commercial capital.

The tour takes you to Millionaire's Row, Grand Bahama's version of Beverly Hills. You'll visit a conch vendor and find out how to make conch salad before traveling to Freeport's open-air fruit market.

Traveling a little further west, you'll see the deep-water harbor and the only distillery on the island where you can purchase liquor at duty-free prices.

Departure Point: Tour commences with pick up at your Freeport hotel or the Port

Departure Time: 9 am and 1 pm
Return Details: Returns to original departure point

Freeport Bonfire on the Beach Bahamas StyleFreeport Bonfire on the Beach Bahamas Style

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Party on the beach Bahamas style with fire dancing, limbo contests and an entertaining DJ! You'll feast on an all-you-can-eat Bahamian-style buffet and drink as many Bahama Mama cocktails as you please.

The evening's party begins on a beautiful white sandy beach where your buffet dinner is served. The buffet includes chicken, ribs, peas 'n' rice, corn on the cob and coleslaw. And to accompany the feast you can order as many Bahama Mama cocktails as you like at the all-you-can-drink beach bar.

After dinner, take part in fun beach activities like Limbo Dollar Wine and Swing Engine. Sing the night away to the lilting sound of the rolling waves. Enjoy the fire dancer as she dances her way around the crowd before you dance to the DJ's music under the stars.

Departure Point: Tour commences with pick up at your Freeport hotel or the Port

Departure Times
November - March: 5 pm
April - October: 6 pm

Canal Sightseeing Tour by Boat, BahamasCanal Sightseeing Tour by Boat

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View spectacular azure waters of the Grand Bahama Island on this Canal Sightseeing Tour by Boat.

Learn the history, see residential areas and Port Lucaya, pass by the Dolphin Sanctuary, and the beach hotels. The tour will give you a close-up and panoramic view Port Lucaya from a spacious 45ft catamaran.

Relax and unwind as you listen to light music while the catamaran cruises alongside Grand Bahama Island's ecological wonders. A demonstration of the famous Bahamian conch completes this Sightseeing Tour.

Departure Point: Tour departs from your hotel lobby

Departure Time: 10:30 am

Rose Island Robinson Crusoe CruiseRose Island Robinson Crusoe Cruise

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Enjoy a scenic boat ride on a triple deck catamaran and travel Nassau's picturesque waters in true Robinson Crusoe style. Head towards a remote island and take part in various beach and water activities.

With stunning nature and tropical fish, Rose Island offers something for the entire family.

Highlights
Snorkel gear included
Free drinks included
Travel by boat and see the sights from the water
Lunch included

You'll have the opportunity to snorkel over the coral reefs and take amazing pictures of the local, tropical aquatic life. Or, you can spend the day on land relaxing on a sun-drenched beach or exploring the island's winding paths and tidal pools.

When you are hungry, your guide will prepare lunch for you. Savor the local flavors of a sumptuous lunch buffet accompanied by unlimited wine and lemonade. After lunch, stretch out in a hammock under a palm or have a cocktail and enjoy magnificent island views from the palm-shaded deck.

As you cruise homeward, enjoy a cocktail on Majestic Lady's upper deck after a perfect day on a remote Caribbean island.

Hotel pick-up is available from

Cable Beach Hotels - 9 am
Down Town (Hilton British Colonial Hotel) - 9:15 am
Paradise Island Hotels - 9:30 am
Cruise ship pier - 9:15 am at the Hilton British Colonial Hotel

Departure Time: 10 am
Return Details: Returns to original departure point at approximately 4:30 pm

Nassau SUB Bahamas AdventureNassau SUB Bahamas Adventure

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Take an underwater cruise in your own submarine. Perfect for swimmers and non-swimmers alike, you'll zoom effortlessly around the coral gardens on your SUB (Scenic Underwater Bubble) submarine. It's a truly unique experience, offering a memorable opportunity to interact with Nassau's colorful tropical fish and living coral.

Highlights
Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
Free drinks included
All necessary equipment included
Conducted in English

Your SUB underwater experience begins with an orientation briefing provided by your professional SUB guide. During the briefing, you'll learn basic piloting skills and simple operating and communication procedures.

Following your orientation, you will board the comfortable custom-built support vessel to cruise to one of Nassau's famous reefs. Then, when you take to the water in your seahorse-shaped submarine, you'll be propelled to a depth of 15 feet (4.5 meters) to cruise around a coral reef and alongside colorful fish at a speedy two knots.

Throughout your submarine adventure, a team of professional SUB guides will supervise and escort you around the spectacular coral reef, feeding the fish along the way and stopping to point out the marine life.

Custom videos of your submarine experience will be available for purchase after your undersea excursion.

Participant requirements

Must be at least 12 years of age.
Must have good physical health.
Must be at least five feet tall.
Cannot be pregnant or have asthma, epilepsy, diabetes, a personal history of heart attacks, heart problems or strokes, recently diagnosed high blood pressure, be taking antidepressant medications or other potential contraindicated medications, or have problems equalizing your ears on an airplane or in the mountains. All participants will be required to complete a medical history form to determine eligibility.

Departure Point: Tours depart from Southwest Bay Street, Nassau or near the cruise ship terminal

Departure Time: 9 am

Approximate pick-up times

East End/Harbor Club Areas - 7:30 am
Paradise Island Hotels - 7:45 am
Downtown Hotels and Cruise Ships - 8:15 am
Cable Beach Hotels - 8:15 am
Orange Hill/Lyford Cay Hotels - 8:20 am
Cruise Ship Pier - 8:15 am
Return Details: Returns to original departure point at approximately 2 pm

Nassau Majestic Lady Dinner CruiseNassau Majestic Lady Dinner Cruise

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Travel along Nassau's picturesque waterfront on this one of a kind Nassau dinner cruise. Enjoy an all-you-can-eat buffet dinner while being entertained by a disc jockey, limbo contest and fire show. This unique Nassau dinner cruise offers fun and food for the entire family.

Highlights
Buffet dinner included
Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
Ideal choice for families
Travel by boat and see the sights from the water

Enjoy a delightful evening aboard a 75ft (22 meter) catamaran where the entertainment never stops. With coastal views, an all-you-can-eat buffet and onboard fun, this cruise is the perfect way to relax in the evening.

Cruising in comfort aboard the triple-deck Majestic Lady, you'll dine on chicken and beef, Bahamian peas and rice, salad, rolls, dessert and coffee.

Your onboard entertainment is provided by an awe inspiring limbo dancer and a local DJ who will have you dancing to both Caribbean and international dance club hits all night long! Take part in the limbo competition and enjoy the native fire show.

You won't want to leave Nassau without taking part in this eventful dinner cruise. Great for the entire family, this Nassau activity will leave you with unforgettable memories of the Bahamas.

Nassau Harbour Departure Point: Hotel pick-up is available from most major hotels in Nassau, Paradise Island, the Western District and cruise ship pier.

Departure Time: 7 pm
Return Details: Returns to original departure point at approximately 10 pm

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