Taste your way around downtown Nassau on this 2.5-hour rum and food walking tour. Accompanied by a local guide, you’ll visit four establishments where you’ll fill up on rum, savory snacks and sweet, boozy treats. Visit a pirate-themed pub, taste rum-infused chocolate at a chocolatier and get a first-hand look at how Caribbean rum is made at John Watling’s Distillery. Numbers are limited to just 10 people, ensuring 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

Rum tasting

Join up with your local guide at the prearranged meeting location in downtown Nassau. Then, walk together to your first stop, Smuggler's Beer Garden on George Street. Here, get your first taste of real Caribbean rum and cast your mind back some 300 years, when unruly pirates roamed the streets.
Continue to three more local spots, where you’ll fill up on rum cocktails along with conch and lobster fritters, rum-infused white chocolate and other regional delicacies.
Along the way, uncover some of the city’s lesser-known sights and hear stories about the island’s rum-running, swashbuckling past. See, too, the historical buildings that played a role in the profiteering business as storage for liquor about to be transported overseas. 
Make your final stop of the tour at John Watling’s Distillery. Walk around the Buena Vista Estate, where the distillery is situated, and learn about the production of rum as well as the 17th-century pirate for whom the distillery is named.
Tastings include (subject to change with notice):
  • 6 rum tastings
  • 2 rum cocktails
  • Bahamian conch and lobster fritters
  • Rum-infused white chocolate
  • Caramel truffle shot
  • Guava duff (a Bahamian dessert)

Customer Reviews


5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Lindsay, out tour guide was great. She new the history and all the little points. This was a great tour.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2016

Excellent! We know more about pirates and rum than all our friends!
Lindsey led us through the fascinating history of the island. She was knowledgeable, personable and funny. While I will never be a fan of bibbin' rum, I enjoyed the experience. The mixed drinks and food were great. We remained at the Pirate's Pub at the completion of the tour for more Bahama Mamas and lunch. Highly recommend the cracked conch and jerk kabobs!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

My husband and I really enjoyed this tour! The rum/drinks were delicious and our tour guide Jason was awesome! He was very friendly and knowledgeable. The stops on the tour were great! We would definitely recommend this tour while in Nassau!

Kyle F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2016

Lindsay did a great job in giving us an appreciation for pirates of the region, the history of the City of Nassau, plus lessons in how to taste rum and an appreciation for the rum making process overall. She was like a walking Wikipedia - teaching us things we'd never have known about Nassau and Graycliff otherwise. Well worth it - Thanks!

Christopher J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

Excellent walking tour of Nassau. If you are in to history, culture and rum -- this is the tour for you. Jason was fun, very knowledgeable and made the experience worthwhile. 2.5 hour tour. Walking was at a lesiurely pace, no rushing, no big hills to climb. 3 different bar/distillery stops to sample shots and mixed drinks of rum. Greycliff was also on the tour An amazing hotel / chocolate factory. Samples of the chocolate included. A much better tour than hoping on a bus tour of Nassua.

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 :

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