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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

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 September 2015

This was my second time on the tour - it was even better than the first. Our tour guide, Orchid, remembered us from the first time around she's the best.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

This tour was amazing. Good rum, good history, fabulous guide.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

We had a great tour and learned alot of history about the island. Jason was very informative. We started at the Pirate Pub nice folks there too and ended at the distillery. Plenty of rum to drink on the tour, and special chocolate infused rum balls, only available on this tour and they were delicious! I highly recommend this tour as something different versus hitting the beach and a great way to experience the island.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

This was a very fun and informative tour. The guide was extremely knowledgable and entertaining. The price is worth the experience and the amount of drinks/samples that are given. I definitely recommend this tour!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

A great tour! Would highly recommend to others visiting Nassau. Something had gone wrong in booking our tour causing the the local tour company not to have us listed for the tour. However, workers at the Pirate Pub called the owner for us and he came to give us the tour himself on his day off. He did a great job. We enjoyed our tour and would do it again!!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Excellent tour and guide was awesome!

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!

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