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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.

Highlights

  • 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

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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
  • Homemade boozy rum cupcakes

Customer Reviews

Christopher W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

If you want to take a worthwhile tour of Nassau, this is COMPLETELY worth it. We started with one tour guide, but ended with another as our tour was so big 16 people, paired down to 8. Unlike van tours, you get to see everything when you walk around. Our tour guide was Orchid, and she was AWESOME. In addition to the local history, she provided little tidbits of advice for tourists. She also made sure that the tour provided quality samples of rum and chocolate. At the end of the tour, she even called us a taxi to get us back to our hotel. This is an awesome tour. I can't recommend it enough! BTW, drink all of your rum samples unless you are a lightweight. You can handle it.

Jaime F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Lindsay was a great tour guide.

Mike V

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

Lindsey was a amazing as was all of the places she took us to and schooled us about. This is a must do for anyone with 2 1/2 free hours at Nassau!!!

Nicole G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Lindsey was an AMAZING tour guide. She had wonderful insight into the history of the island and the whole rum trade. I cannot recommend this tour highly enough. If you get a chance, plan on returning to the chocolate shop at Graycliff. The candy is really delicious. One tip: bring a bottle of water with you if you get overheated easily... this is a serious walking tour in Bahamian heat/humidity.

Samella M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

This was an amazing and beautiful tour. The tour guide was very professional, knowledgeable and amazing. It was great to hear about the history of the Bahamas, the rum, association with the pirates, the government as well as partake in the various rum tasting. I was very pleased with the tour and would recommend this tour to friends. Job well done

PHILLIP V

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.

MCMoGo

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!

Brittney

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.

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