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  • Location:Nassau, Bahamas
  • Duration:2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

Nassau Rum and Food Walking Tour

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.


  • 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

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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

Sonia S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

This is one tour that you cannot miss its a must. It was a wonderful experience the tour guide Jason was the best and very informative of all places on the Island. Even walked us to the Fish Fry for lunch where he highly recommended a restaurant he was wonderful throughout the whole tour. I would give this a 5 plus plus as a rating a must do and try and get Jason.

Gladys G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

This is a great tour! It had a bit of everything - history, pirates, art, local food, rum and more rum. We absolutely enjoyed ourselves, thanks to Jason and #39;s storytelling and humor.

Carol M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Very informative and entertaining and the rum was good too! Jason was the best. He knows the island's history very well and made our trip to Nassau even more enjoyable. Thank you Jason!

Arielle L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Jason was a great tour guide! Very informative


5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

Jason was awesome. The tour was really fun :

Tammy N

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

I would give this tour 6 stars!! I may be a bit bias in my experience because in my tour it was only myself and my best friend. With that said, our tour guide Jason was absolutely amazing! He was very knowledgeable about the places we went to, about the alcohol/food we sampled and the history of the island. He was very personable and we were able to laugh and joke with him like we was a friend of ours. After the distillery he offered to walk us back to the starting point, but we went a different way and Jason was still telling us about what we saw even though he didn't have to. Graycliff was an absolute jewel to discover, one in which the next time I come to Nassau I will be going to. I have already recommended this tour to a friend who will be going to Nassau in January. The food and drinks were all very good! Thanks again Jason for the amazing tour!

Helen M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

What a great time! Our guide, Jason, was very knowledgeable, and kept us entertained with tales of pirates and the history of the islands. Would highly recommend to anyone wanting an alternative to the traditional beach outings.

Angela W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Fascinating tour with a terrific guide-Jason. I will definitely recommend this tour to everyone, the history lesson was amazing. Thanks again!

Anna R

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

My husband and I cannot not stop talking about this tour. We are not really rum fans but we are a true fan about this tour. Jason is just the best! His knowledge and sense of humor is a great combination. I recommend taking the water taxi if staying on Paradise and booking this early on your trip. This will give you a chance to go back after knowing the area. Do not pass on this tour!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Jason was the best! He was on time, very knowledgable about Nassau's history and hilarious. I'm so glad he was our guide and the rest of our group loved him. I definitely recommend this tour. It's a really good price.

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