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Nassau Rum and Food Walking Tour

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  • 3 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English
  • Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Taste your way around downtown Nassau on this 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

What's Included

  • Local guide
  • 3 cocktails
  • 2 Rum-infused bonbons
  • Local taxes
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • 5 Rum tastings
  • Rum cocktail mixology session
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • John Watling's Distillery
    Buena Vista Estate, 17 Delancy St, Nassau, The Bahamas

End point

  • Hillside House
    13 Cumberland St, Nassau, The Bahamas

What To Expect

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
• 3 rum cocktails
• Bahamian conch and lobster fritters
• Rum-infused bonbons
• Caramel truffle shot
• Homemade boozy rum cupcakes

Hillside House Art Gallery

Get an insiders view on the local art scene.

30 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Graycliff Chocolatier

Nassau's first and only bean to bar chocolate factory

20 minutesAdmission Ticket Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum age to consume alcohol in the Bahamas is 18 years old
  • It is recommended that you wear comfortable clothes and walking shoes
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately; rain gear provided if necessary
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet the 2 passenger requirement. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.

Q:What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Nassau Rum and Food Walking Tour?

A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas

Q:What is the policy on sanitization during Nassau Rum and Food Walking Tour?

A:The policy on sanitization is:
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff

Q:What is the social distancing policy during Nassau Rum and Food Walking Tour?

A:The policy on social distancing is:
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience

Q:What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Nassau Rum and Food Walking Tour?

A:The policy on staff health & safety is:
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands

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Traveler Tips


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.
I would highly recommend this tour but be prepared to walk.
There is a good bit of walking, mostly uphill , I'd estimate about 1.5 miles in all.
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We enjoyed learning about...
Ornella_R, Aug 2022
We enjoyed learning about Bahamian history will taste rum and sampling different treats especial from Hillside at the end of the tour. Our tour guide Nat made the experience so much fun!
John Watlings drink was...
Storme_C, Jul 2022
John Watlings drink was the best. The samples were good too. Things did not seem to be very organized.
Girls Trip 2022
Octovia_G, Jul 2022
Our Tour Guide Ridge was awesome! The tour was filled with excitement and laughter. We enjoyed the historical background of the Bahamas, and the drinks and food were just the icing on the cake.
Walk away from this tour
Taylor_S, Jul 2022
Didn’t spend enough time at distillery learning its history. We were rushed through it. Plus, we were given chicken wings instead of Bahamian food like conch fritters, which were available. The balance of the tour was fairly rushed and forgettable.
Mixology and laughter
Catherine_L, Jul 2022
A taste of Rum, laughs and lots of great memories. This tour offers a little bit of history and lots of great Rum tasting.
Fun tour
John_L, Jul 2022
Fun trip! Tour guide Net was awesome. Not too strenuous and cool stops along the way. Highly recommend.
Net was awesome! Will recommend to friends.
Tiffany_R, Jun 2022
Net was awesome! Very informative, great personality and just overall great! Will recommend this tour to others.
A must tour if in Nassau
Brenda_M, Jun 2022
This experience was fantastic. We sampled rum, chocolate, rum cake, and visited a cigar establishment while listening to stories about the history of the buildings we visited. We talked about the past and present state of the area. We experienced beautiful scenery as we walked to each destination. Our tour guide Mike was very knowledgeable of the history and had a pulse on current affairs of the island. We finished our tour with a mini mixology tutorial with a rum of our choice. Highly recommend this tour!
The guide, Mikey was very...
Para_L, May 2022
The guide, Mikey was very knowledgeable and entertaining. The locations selected were nice. I would definitely recommend
Best tour in Nassau
Lauren_R, May 2022
Loved this tour. Worth every penny. Nettie was an awesome tour guide very knowledgeable about the island. Would do this tour again when I am in Nassau
Incredible Experience!!!
Michael_R, May 2022
The Rum and Food tour was so much fun! One of the highlights of a great trip to Nassau. Our tour guide Michael was a rock star and made it an unforgettable experience! We loved the variety of places we got to go and the background history of the locations that Michael shared while on the tour. Don’t miss this excellent experience when you’re in the Bahamas!
Best way to spend an afternoon
Laura_B, May 2022
If you have any interest in Rum, I highly recommend this tour. The guide we had, Mikey, made it one of the more memorable afternoons on our trip. The tour brought us to some unique and charming shops that we wouldn't have found without it. The drinks were great, and so was the food. This is a really well put together experience! If you do any tour, I recommend this one!
Awesome
Felicia_L, May 2022
Michael was awesome, he made the experience exciting and fun… never had so much fun in my life and the people were amazing…. Please ask for Michael, he get a 10 + ⭐️ ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
"Great Naussa Adventure"
JoAnne_M, May 2022
The tour guide, Nat was awesome she was very knowledgeable about area and history. The John Watling's Rum tour was good and so was the rum. The walk to the museum's added a special treat to the experience.
This tour was awesome and...
Latisha_N, May 2022
This tour was awesome and I would recommend it to anyone. Our tour guide was Michael! Michael was very knowledgeable about the island and showed us a great time.
A must do walking tour
Melissa_D, May 2022
Mikey and Ridge were very knowledgeable and a lot of fun listening to them tell stories and historical events about the island. The walking tour is a small group which is great and visiting different locations from rum tasting, food sampling, cigar making and creating a cocktail. We even meet people on the same boat and ended up becoming friends abd hanging out on the ship!
Overall this was a very...
Shaniqua_L, May 2022
Overall this was a very nice tour. From the drinks to the mini snacks that was given./ Mikey was a great tour guide that had funny jokes and kept everyone going.
Great food and drinks
Erica_O, Apr 2022
Great tour, fun and easy! The drinks and food were delicious and the stops were amazing. Got to see some cool places that I wouldn't have gone to see otherwise.
More rum less cocktails but that’s a personal preference
claire_a, Apr 2022
It would have been sensible for the John Watlings distillery to have offered rum tastings prior to being given the opportunity to buy rum. Although the cocktail there was divine we had no samples there unfortunately and it was hard to taste elsewhere. Our guide Net however was lovely and had very good local knowledge and we did enjoy hearing the history of rum in the Bahamas and doing our cocktail mixing - the conch fritters at end were lovely
The tour with it all
Alicia_S, Apr 2022
Our tour guide Fox was amazing! Very kind and informative and great with the toddler we had in our family as well! This tour gives you a little bit of everything, rum, walking, cocktail making, history and culture and food! Definitely a must do!
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