and the Water Tower
Top of Elizabeth Ave. hill,
south of Shirley St
Fort Fincastle is located
atop the Queen’s Staircase. The structure was completed in 1793 and it
served as a lookout post for looters trying to sneak in through the harbor.
It later served as a lighthouse. The fort's 126-ft-tall water
tower is recorded as being the highest point on the island
Fort Charlotte is the largest
fort in the Bahamas. It was built in 1788 and features a traditional moat
and dungeons. It also boasts one of the best views of Nassau.
Tel: (242) 328-1036
The Crystal Cay Marine Park
is notably one of the world's finest underwater parks. The park was built
around an existing reef, and visitors can explore exhibits
both above and below the surface.
Tel: (242) 323-5975
off West Bay St
Enjoy lushfull gardens with more than 600 tropical species.
Paintings by Amos Ferguson
2nd floor of the Pompey Museum
Bay Street, Nassau
Sponsored by the Ministry of Tourism, a permanent Art Exhibition spotlights paintings of internationally acclaimed Bahamian artist Amos Ferguson. Ferguson's "primitive" paintings are grouped by four main themes: history, religion, nature and folklore. Museum Hours: 10:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Mon. - Fri.; 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. on alternate Sats. Closed on Sun. and holidays. Location: 2nd floor of the Pompey Museum, Bay Street, Nassau. Donation.
Open daily 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
A new attraction at Nassau's waterfront. The first Museum of it's kind showcasing large, colorful, intricately deigned artistic creations from recently passed Junkanoo parades, held annually on December 26th and New Year's Day. The Expo complex also includes a souvenir boutique, with Junkanoo paintings and a variety of Junkanoo craft.
Bahamas Historical Society Museum
Elizabeth Avenue and Shirley Street, Nassau
An ongoing exhibition, displaying A RESERVOIR OF HISTORY, comprising a collection and preservation of historic, anthropological and archaeological Bahamian artifacts. Hours: Weekdays, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m; Sat. 10:00 a.m.- Noon. Closed Sun. and holidays. Tours available. Admission fee.
The original design of this wooden house was a transplant of late 18th century southeast American architecture. The present design and furnishings, recently restored between 1992 and 1993, have sought to recapture the ambience of this historic period. Admission: Free, however donations are welcome. Tours are provided. Hours: 10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. daily, except Thursdays. Closed Thur. & holidays.
Changing of the Guards Ceremony
Government House Grounds
Baillou Hill Road
five minutes from downtown Nassau
A fortnightly tradition of pomp and pageantry marking the changing of the Guard at Government House, the residence of the Governor General, personal representative of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. The internationally renowned Royal Bahamas Police Force Band proudly performs. Time: 10:00 a.m.
Here at the 11-acre home of The Bahamas National Trust, environmentalists and nature lovers can enjoy and tour this natural haven of native flora. Hours: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Mon. - Fri. Tours: Commence at 11:45 a.m., for half an hour, Tue., Wed. & Thur.
Exuma Cays Land and Sea Park
This park, inaugurated in 1958, is the first of its kind anywhere on the planet. It comprises 176 square miles of outstanding anchorages and a stunning marine environment. It was the Caribbean's first marine fishery reserve. Many a worldly yachtsperson will tell you that the Exumas are the world's most picturesque yachting grounds.
Inagua National Park
Great Inagua Island
This park on Great Inagua island is internationally famous as the site of the world's largest colony of wild West Indian flamingos. In Bahamian dialect these birds are called "fillymingos" and/or "flamingas".
Island World Adventures Ltd
Tel: (242) 394-8960/61, evenings 357-7782
Private charter and offshore excursions throughout The Bahamas. Daily excursions to Exuma Island. Explore and snorkel around private islands, feed stingrays, sharks, barracudas and experience the beauty of the Bahama waters.
Glass Bottom Boat Tours
Tel: (242) 363-4051
Sightseeing and glass bottom boat excursions. Enjoy a great underwater adventure!
Ardastra Gardens and Zoo
This is the place to come
to see flamingoes, the national bird as well as many other wild animals.
Great place for the whole family.
Cable Beach is a famous beach on the island of New Providence where you'll find a wide range of activities, and every service will be at your fingertips. Water-skiing, windsurfing, diving, fishing, sailing, parasailing, seaside restaurants, beach bars, local entertainment--if you can think of it, you'll probably find it there.
Tel: (242) 363-5066
Swim and dive with bottle-nosed dolphins on Blue Lagoon Island.
Hartley's Underwater Walk
Tel: (242) 393-8234
Walk along the ocean bottom with expert guides without getting your hair wet by donning a Hartley's helmet. This unique invention lets you enjoy undersea beauty while staying dry. You can even keep your glasses on! Children over 5 and non-swimmers welcome.