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Fort Fincastle
Overlooking the city of Nassau from its vantage point atop Bennett’s Hill, Fort Fincastle was built in 1793 to protect the island of New Providence from outside invaders. Much of the imposing building remains intact today. Visitors come to explore the fortifications and enjoy the view from the highest point in Nassau.
 
The Basics
Lord Dunmore, serving as governor of the British West Indies, built the paddle steamer–shaped Fort Fincastle as a deterrent for invading troops. It is named after Dunmore’s secondary title, Viscount Fincastle. The limestone walls, 126 feet (38 meters) high and topped with replica cannons, are an impressive sight and take visitors back to the days of pirates and huge navy ships on the high seas.
 
Walking tours and historical sightseeing tours of Nassau often make the trek up the adjacent 66 steps of the Queen’s Staircase to visit the fort and enjoy the panoramic views over Paradise Island. After the fort was decommissioned, it served as both a lighthouse and signal station before being opened to the public.
 
Things to Know Before You Go
  • Entry to the fort is via paid ticket.
  • The site is equipped with restrooms.
  • The fort was built with the same limestone excavated to make the nearby Queen’s Staircase.
  • The water tower adjacent to the fort was built in 1928 to help maintain water pressure on the island.
 
How to Get There
Fort Fincastle is located at the top of Bennett’s Hill in Nassau, Bahamas. It is walking distance from points in Downtown Nassau. Most people access the fort on foot—either self-guided or as part of a tour—by walking up Queen’s Staircase. It is also possible to drive here (there is parking on-site) or take a taxi.
 
When to Get There
Fort Fincastle is open seven days a week from 8am–4pm. It is closed on public holidays. There tends to be fewer visitors during the early part of the week.
 
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With golden sand and turquoise water, Junkanoo Beach is a classic Caribbean stretch of sand and one of the most popular beaches on the island of New Providence for fun in the sun. Close to downtown and the cruise port terminal, it’s lined with busy beach bars and is consistently popular with vacationing visitors to the island.
Address: Nassau, Bahamas
Admission: Free
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4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours

ATV Island Tour( Beach Break, Lunch, Free Tropical Drinks & Rum Cake Souvenir)

Hop aboard a Can-Am Outlander 450 ATV and experience the best of Nassau during a morning or afternoon tour with an expert guide. Drive your own ATV or ride as a passenger and comfortably cruise along the coastline. Learn about the history of the Bahamas and visit historical sites, the Straw Market, and Paradise Island. This leaves just enough time for a beach break and lunch at Charley's Philly Steaks.
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  • 3 hours
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Ports of Call Tours

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Bus for Half a Day (Shore excursion $299 USD per vehicle)

Choose from 30 different activities to do on the island. We will then help you• Create an itinerary that reflects the needs and desires of your group• Maximize the allotted four-hour tour time• Most of the attractions on the island have free admission but we can arrange beforehand the reservations or passes to activities that require admissionDespite the pre-arranged itinerary, it is still flexible as you can explore at your own pace. What is more is that no matter what places interest you or your group's size, our professional guide will give you a wealth of information about Nassau. You can also create more memories aboard the bus as it can comfortably seat 10 to a maximum of 14 people. The bus is also equipped with snorkels, inflatable toys, inflatable rafts, and boogie boards just in case you spontaneously decide to enjoy the beach.So whether you are with your family or squad, maximize your vacation as we create together an awesome, exclusive tour by bus just for you.
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  • 4 hours
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  • 4 hours
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Half-day Tours

Nassau Bahamas Highlights Tour

Explore Nassau’s historic sites and attractions in just a few hours on this sightseeing tour, a great choice for a shore excursion or for first-time visitors with limited time. Visit the Queen’s Staircase, Fort Fincastle, Rawson Square, the Goodman's Bay, and more. Plus, shop for souvenirs at the Straw Market, stick your toes in the sand at the Atlantis Resort, and taste Bahamian rum cake.
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  • 3 hours
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  • 3 hours

Cultural Tours

Bahamas Culture Tour from Nassau Including Rum Cake

Immerse yourself in the island life of the Bahamas with this sightseeing tour from the city of Nassau. With a local guide, you'll visit a range of sites that reflect the culture and history of the dreamy Caribbean archipelago. Discover herbal teas and remedies at Tasty Teas, sample an authentic piña colada at John Watling's Distillery, and learn about the islands' history as you gaze at the Queen's Staircase. The tour also includes a slice of rum cake at the Bahamas Rum Cake Factory.
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Cultural Tours

Buggy Island Adventure Tour (Free Snacks,Tropical Drinks & Rum Cake Souvenir)

Drive your very own Can-Am Commander 1000 XT buggy through the streets of Nassau and Paradise Island. With space for up to four passengers, this is a great option for families. Comfortably cruise along the coastline and visit highlights such as Fort Charlotte, the Queens Staircase, the Straw Market, and more. This leaves just enough time for a beach break and lunch at Charley's Philly Steaks.
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Half-day Tours

Nassau Land and Sea Sightseeing Tour

Explore Nassau by land and sea during this 3-hour sightseeing tour. Board a catamaran and sail the Bahamian waters for 1.5 hours with a friendly captain. Relax and enjoy scenic views of the harbor and the coast. Then go ashore to explore the historical attractions downtown, such as the Governor's Mansion and the Straw Market, with commentary from your knowledgeable local guide. Visit the legendary Atlantis Resort on Paradise Island for photo ops before your return to Prince George Wharf.
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Day Trips

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Island Girl Taxi and Tours offering a full island experience

For the Bahamas, tourism is big business. The facts are simple: tourists visit the island and they spend. They get off the coach or the plane, go to their hotel and then emerge and boost the economy of the place they are visiting. They often travel far and wide with their families in tow to experience in some cases their very first visit to The Bahamas. At Island Girls Taxi and Tours, with our combined hospitality experience we've listened and develop a tour that caters to you...via sight sound smell and taste. Why chance it to anyone else other than us. We love to show you our island, one unique tour at a time.
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  • 2 to 4 hours
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  • 2 to 4 hours
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Cultural Tours

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Bike Tour of Historic Downtown Nassau

Take a guided tour of historic Bahamian architecture in Downtown Nassau. Points of interest include the Water Tower, Fort Fincastle, The Queen's Staircase, The Nassau Public Library/ Former Prison, Rawson's Square, the Governor General's House and much more. Discover beautiful murals and photo opportunities as you cruise along colorful buildings of Bay Street. We will take a lunch break at the vibrant and energetic food spot called Arawak Cay where, at a nominal fee, you may sample food and beverages unique to the islands of the Bahamas. Then, a stop at the Straw Market to admire the handiwork of local vendors. Our tours are safely led by friendly, experienced and knowledgeable local guides. Comfortable, clean and well-maintained beach cruisers.
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  • 4 hours
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  • 4 hours
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4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours

ATV Island Tour (Beach Break, Lunch, Free Tropical Drinks & Rum Cake Souvenir)

See the best of Nassau and Paradise Island during a morning or afternoon ATV tour with an expert guide. Drive your own 3-passenger Can-Am Outlander 450 Max ATV or ride as a passenger and cruise along the scenic coastline. Visit highlights such as Fort Charlotte, the Queen's Staircase, the Straw Market, and Atlantis. This leaves just enough time for a beach break and lunch at Charley's Philly Steaks.
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  • 3 hours
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  • 3 hours
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Cultural Tours

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Scurry E-Sharing

We are down-to-earth and truly fun! This tour is operated on E-scooters similar to bird and lime in the U.S. We provide helmets to keep you safe.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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Cultural Tours

City Tour

This sightseeing tour with a local guide packs an impressive amount of history and cultural insight into one tour. Visit landmarks such as the Queen's Staircase, Rawson Square, Parliament Square, Forts Fincastle and Montagu, and Straw Market, where you can purchase Bahamian souvenirs. You’ll also sample local foods such as chocolate, rum cake, and piña coladas.
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  • 2 hours
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4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours

Island Jeep Tour from Nassau

Explore Nassau by Jeep on this 2-hour tour that introduces you to the city's top cultural and historical sights. Enjoy traveling by open-air vehicle for better views as you go along. Select a morning or afternoon departure time when booking. Hotel pickup and drop-off and lunch are included.
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  • 3 hours
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  • 3 hours
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Bus & Minivan Tours

Discover Nassau Sightseeing Tour plus Atlantis Resort Visit

Tour Nassau's landmarks and highlights, including a visit to the Atlantis Resort aboard a luxury coach. During this 2.5-hour sightseeing tour, get a view of the harbor from the island's highest point at Fort Fincastle. Huff up the Queen Victoria staircase for spectacular photo ops and do some casual shopping in the area. On the way to Atlantis, get a panoramic view of New Providence and then continue to Paradise Island to view the colorful local houses. Along the way, enjoy historical and cultural commentary from your local guide. Round-trip transportation from the Nassau port or hotels is included.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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Bus & Minivan Tours

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Big Bus Private Tour (minimum of 15)

Choose from 30 different activities to do on the island. We will then help you• Create an itinerary that reflects the needs and desires of your group• Maximize the allotted four-hour time. Or if you can't decide where to go, you can avail of our sampler tour. Whether you want to choose your own activity or you choose your sampler tour, it is still flexible as you can explore at your own pace. What is more is that no matter what places interest you or your group's size, our professional guide will give you a wealth of information about Nassau.Our bus is great for big groups as it can comfortably seat 15 to 33 people. The bus is also equipped with snorkels, inflatable toys, inflatable rafts, and boogie boards just in case you spontaneously decide to enjoy the beach.So whether you are with your family or squad, maximize your vacation as we create together an awesome, exclusive tour by bus just for you.
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  • 4 hours
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  • 4 hours
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Ports of Call Tours

Shore Excursion: Nassau Bahamas City Tour

Ideal for first-time visitors to Nassau, this guided driving tour covers the key city sights. With your guide, visit Fort Charlotte, a rum cake factory, a rum distillery, and the Queen's Staircase. Take time to shop for souvenirs at the popular Straw Market. Along the way, learn about the Bahamas' culture and history. Tour departs within walking distance of the cruise-ship terminal and returns to the same spot.
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  • 2 hours
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  • 2 hours

Other Water Sports

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Dis We Culture Tour

Immerse yourself in ancient and modern Bahamian culture during this private tour. You'll have a guide dedicated to you and your party, who will share commentary about the islands' history as you travel. Round-trip transportation makes this multi-stop tour easy. Booking a private tour means you'll have plenty of time to ask questions and can move at your own pace.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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Walking Tours

Nassau Self-Guided Audio Tour

With these audio files and nap, you enjoy this Nassau walking tour at your leisure. It is recommend you start your self-guided tour at Woodes Rogers Walk near the cruise-ship terminal, and then spend as long as you like at each of the various stops. Along the way, learn about Bahamian culture and history from your audio guide.
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  • 1 to 3 hours
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  • 1 to 3 hours

Half-day Tours

Nassau Historical City Tour

Discover Nassau's history and culture on this 2-hour guided sightseeing tour. Learn about the city's fascinating past through your local guide's commentary during visits to landmarks like Fort Charlotte, Fort Fincastle and the Government House. Climb down the famous Queen's staircase and stop by cultural sites like the Straw Market and Arawak Cay. Finish the tour with a delectable visit to a local rum cake factory. Round-trip transportation from Nassau hotels is included. 
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  • 2 hours
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  • 2 hours
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Cultural Tours

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Historic Downtown Nassau Guided Walking Tour

Take a guided tour of historic Bahamian architecture in Downtown Nassau. Points of interest include the Water Tower, Fort Fincastle, The Queen's Staircase, The Nassau Public Library/ Former Prison, Rawson's Square, the Governor General's House and much more. Discover beautiful murals and photo opportunities as you cruise along colorful buildings of Bay Street. Then, a stop at the Straw Market to admire the handiwork of local vendors. Our tours are safely led by friendly, experienced and knowledgeable local guides.
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  • 3 hours
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  • 3 hours
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Cultural Tours

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Tasty Rythm and Rock Tour

This tour gives you a Real Bahamian Experience in your own language. Tastes, sights and the overall rhythm of the Island is felt throughout the tour. It is an unforgettable Cultural explosion!Join us and you won't regret it!
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  • 3 to 4 hours
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  • 3 to 4 hours
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Day Trips

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Historical and Cultural Tour

Your tour can be customized for your group to allow them to have exactly what interest them here in Nassau; Bahamas. Wheither it be Historical sites or Cultural and Native experiences they will without a doubt have an engaging and exciting experience.
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  • 2 to 5 hours
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  • 2 to 5 hours
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