• Location: Nassau, Bahamas
  • Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)
From USD $ 72.92 View price calendar

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Explore Nassau's culinary scene on this food and rum walking tour. Visit downtown businesses, including a chocolatier and a pirate-themed bar, with a local guide during this 2.5-hour shore excursion. Sample rum cocktails, conch fritters and a guava dessert with your small group of 10 people. Visit John Watling's Distillery for a rum-tasting and distillery tour to end your food-centric Nassau excursion. This tour is covered by Viator's worry-free shore excursion policy.


  • Nassau food and rum-tasting shore excursion
  • Enjoy a walking tour through downtown Nassau with a knowledgeable guide
  • Fill up on rum cocktails, rum-infused chocolate, conch and lobster fritters, and a Bahamian guava dessert
  • Check out interesting local businesses like Hillside House and Graycliff Chocolatier
  • Learn about fermentation, barrel aging and other facets of rum making at John Watling’s Distillery
  • Small-group tour limited to 10 people ensures you enjoy a more personalized experience
  • Covered by Viator’s worry-free policy: guaranteed on-time return to your ship

What You Can Expect

Nassau Shore Excursion: Rum and Food Walking Tour

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Disembark your cruise ship in Nassau and meet your local guide a few blocks from the cruise port, along with your small group of 10 people or less. Head out on foot to your first stop, Smuggler's Beer Garden, where you'll sample your first rum of the day.

Walk through downtown Nassau to visit three other local businesses, where you'll chat with the proprietors about their craft as you sample savory snacks, rum cocktails and rum-infused candies. Taste the local favorite snack, conch fritters, and a special Bahamian guava dessert.

Listen to your guide's entertaining stories about the island's rum-running history as you walk past historical buildings in town — all of which played a part in the bootlegging industry.

End up at John Watling's Distillery on Buena Vista Estate. Tour the distillery to learn about the rum-making process and the legend of 17th-century pirate John Watling himself.

Return to your starting point in plenty of time to catch your departing ship.

Customer Reviews

William B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

Jamie was outstanding - knowledgeable, friendly and courteous. In many respects the history of rum is the history of the Bahamas and Jamie tied it all together very nicely. The perfect way to spend an afternoon in Nassau: touring pubs, a distillery and a wine shop while chatting about pirates and prohibition. Quite entertaining!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2017

Orchid was so laid back and smooth... like some of the rum we tasted. I appreciated the history that came with our tasting. I also enjoyed the varied sites - the bar, the home/artist exhibit, the hotel, the chocolate factory and ice cream stops, and of course the distillery. The walking was easily managed no one fell down and it was a great way to experience some of the local culture. ARGH!

Emily A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2017

This tour was AWESOME! Orchid, our tour guide, was very knowledgeable about Nassau, the Bahamas, and all of the rums we got to enjoy! If you like to experience the places you visit past sitting on a tourist-y beach, this tour is for you. 10/10 would do again.

Amanda F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2017

This was an awesome tour! It wound up being a private tour for just our group of two, since no one else booked at the same time, so it was perfect.

Take a minute to check google maps before you go to figure out how to get to the restaurant where the tour starts, since it's a little bit stressful to venture out into Nassau without a great map. And remember the tour is local time, not ship time that caused us a couple minutes of panic that morning.

Our tour guide, Jason, was wonderful - great at telling stories about Nassau and pirates and rum runners!

The drinks on this tour are really generous - you start with a flight of rums right off the bat so you can try different colors and ages and spices, then you get a full size cocktail to take on the first part of the tour. On your next stop, you get the best conch fritters and a rum cupcake which is amazing and I'm still thinking about and get to see some local artists' work.

Continuing on, we saw a lot of the historic buildings in Nassau, ate gelato, chocolates, a chocolate rum ball with an extra shot of rum, and finished up at the John Watling distillery where we got more information about the history of Nassau and the rum-making process.

It was a great tour and a ton of fun! Fantastic for adults who like rum and history buffs of all ages!

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2016

Great time had by all ! Educational and great way to learn about Nassau. Lots of food and most importantly lots of rum!

Barbara W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2016

Our tour guide, Lindsay, made this tour come alive. She was extremely knowledgeable and made the tour both fun and educational. Her knowledge of pirate history and her tales of Nassau's more famous pirates including two female pirates made the tour extra special. We highly recommend this tour.

Barbara and Ken

Kathy M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

Did the Rum and Food Walking Tour on Saturday, 5/14/16 with Lindsey as the tour guide. Great experience with a wonderful tour guide. Learned alot of interesting facts as we visited sites off the beaten path. I will look for similar tours on my next vacation. A real treat.

Whitney J

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2016

This tour was great. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and friendly and we thoroughly enjoyed our time with her. It was very interesting to hear about things regarding the history of Nassau and the rum industry which we'd have never known about if we hadn't taken the tour. We highly recommend this tour to anyone visiting Nassau.

Stephanie C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

Orchid was a great tour guide, very pleasant and friendly. She told us about the interesting history not only about rum and the food but the history of Bahamas. I would do this tour again definitely.

Melissa c

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

My husband and I saw this trip rated on Trip Advisor and thought it would be a great way to see different points of interest in Nassau during our cruise and of course drink rum. We were very impressed with Orchid and had an amazing time walking through the downtown area. She is an excellent tour guide and has an obvious passion and love for sharing her island. Would definitely take more tours through this company.

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