5 star rating: Highly Recommended 21 Reviews

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  • Location: Nassau, Bahamas
  • Duration:  2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
What is a trip to the Caribbean without a little rum education? Taste your way through downtown Nassau on this rum and food walking tour with a friendly local guide. You’ll stop at four locations, including a pirate-themed pub and a chocolatier, to sample rum and rum cocktails, of course, plus rum-infused sweets, classic conch fritters and a Bahamian dessert. Finish up at John Watling’s Distillery for a look at how rum is made. This tour is limited to 10 people, ensuring you enjoy a small-group experience.

Highlights

  • Rum-tasting and food walking tour in Nassau
  • Explore downtown Nassau’s food and drink scene with a knowledgeable guide
  • Visit Pirate’s Pub & Grill for rum samples and a bit of buccaneer history
  • Discover interesting local businesses like Hillside House and Graycliff Chocolatier
  • Enjoy rum cocktails, rum-infused chocolate, conch and lobster fritters, and a Bahamian guava dessert
  • Learn about sugar cane, barrel aging and other facets of rum making at John Watling’s Distillery
  • Small-group tour limited to 10 people provides a more personalized experience

What You Can Expect

Nassau Rum and Food Walking Tour

Taste local Caribbean dishes!

In downtown Nassau, meet your friendly tour guide and head to your first stop, Pirate’s Pub & Grill on George Street. As you enjoy your first sample of rum, try to imagine the days — more than 300 years ago — when the unruly pirates of the Caribbean roamed these streets, inebriated on their ‘demon water.’

Continue walking through downtown Nassau to three more local establishments, where you’ll fill up on rum cocktails, savory snacks and sweet, boozy treats. Enjoy bites of Bahamian conch fritters — a local specialty — as well as rum-infused chocolate and a Bahamian dessert made from guava, a tropical fruit.

As you get to know the city’s rum and food scene with your guide, discover off-the-beaten-path sites and hear madcap stories about the island’s swashbuckling and rum-running history. Passing historical buildings, learn how they once played a role in the profiteering business as storage space for liquor about to be transported across the ocean.

Fittingly, your tour ends at John Watling’s Distillery, located on the island’s Buena Vista Estate. Learn about how rum is made here, from fermentation to aging in white-oak barrels, and hear about the mysteries surrounding 17th-century pirate John Watling, for whom the distillery is named.

Tastings include (subject to change):
  • 6 rum tastings
  • 2 cocktails
  • Bites of Bahamian conch and lobster fritters
  • Rum-infused white chocolate
  • Caramel truffle shot
  • Guava duff (a Bahamian dessert made with fruit wrapped in dough)

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

The guide delivery of the narrative was very good, there was certainly enough samples provided to justify the price and we got to see some great places that I would never hand found on my own - all in all - just what we were looking for!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

This tour was excellent. Our tour guide Jason gave an excellent history lesson that was entertaining. All the spots we toured we cool and the rum was great. Highly recommend.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

We did this tour with Jason Evans as our guide. Jason is very personable and knowledgeable. My husband and I were the only two people on the tour. It might have been more fun with more people but we had a wonderful time with Jason. Because we cruise a lot, we are often in Nassau. This is a great way to see some hidden sights in the city and have fun too. There was plenty of rum served and delicious rum cake and the best conch fritters ever. We highly recommend this tour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Jason was an awesome tour guide!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Jason was a fantastic tour guide that provided tons of great information on Nassau that our group had never known. The food was delicious and the rum was strong! The rum mixed drinks were delicious and we enjoyed seeing some of the sights of Nassau! Would definitely recommend this trip :

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Jason was a great tour guide. Very personable and was full of facts.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Our tour was amazing! Jason was our tour guide and he was super knowledgeable about the island and any questions we threw his way. We did the 11 am tour so to start off with 3 shots of rum and a rum drink was intense to say the least. It was a ton of fun and worth every single cent!!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

This tour was simply the best! Our guide was a lot of fun and gave us a tour that we'll never forget, showing us great places in Nassau that we never would have discovered on our own. The rum was delicious as was all the food we sampled. I learned a lot, drank a lot and left Nassau with a great appreciation for their history.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

This tour was amazing!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

Absolutely the best! Not only were we treated to some great history overview, but we got to taste the different flavorings of rum, now know which types are "mixing" liquors and which you can enjoy straight from the bottle! Our guide was incredible: smart, funny., personable and the "other" sites included - distillery, walking through the town, art gallery were wonderful. Highly recommend this tour!

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