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 Smugglers Beer Garden 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 homemade boozy rum cupcakes
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
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 • Homemade boozy rum cupcakes
This was a very informative tour. Lots of great info that we didn’t know about the island. Julio was our tour guide and we had a great time with him. The only thing I’d like to see is a better map of where the meeting place is other than that, great tour.
Our tour guide was great. Loved the pirate history. Tasty food, excellent rum. All the stops were beautiful. A great surprise was meeting the Owner of Grey Cliff and sampling some pizza. Not part of the tour. 👍
Our tour was very enjoyable. I was amazed at the historical information regarding Nassau and the Bahamas and the knowledge of our guide. We had a late start due to other participants but the guide handled it graciously and continued to apologize to us that arrived as scheduled. The food was delicious with the Conch fritters being my favorite equally with the rum cake!
Totally enjoyed this Walking Tour our guide Julio was fun, friendly, informative, and AWESOME!! We couldn't have asked for a better Tour Guide. We got plenty of treats and rum along the way and a walk through Nassau observing many of the island sites. This tour exceeded out expectations and Julio made that happen. I would highly recommend this tour but be prepared to walk.
This was the best experience. Jamie our guide was fantastic. He engaged the group, gave detailed history of Nassau and the rum business and was very entertaining. Thank you for such a great time. We are going to St. Thomas in February and will be booking the rum tour there, just wish Jamie could be our guide in St. Thomas.
Our guide, Orchid, was great fun and very informative. It’s was a small group of six and we weren’t hurried at any point.There is a steep hill in one part of the walk so if you aren’t that mobile it may be an issue.