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Nassau Rum and Food Walking Tour provided by Islandz Tours

Nassau Rum and Food Walking Tour

Nassau Rum and Food Walking Tour
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About
Explore the rum-infused highlights of Nassau in just a few hours on this walking tour, ideal for a shore excursion or for first-time visitors with limited time. Learn about the Bahamas’ long history of rum making and visit a pirate-themed pub. Fill up on conch fritters, boozy sweets, and rum cocktails. A tour and tasting at John Watling’s Distillery at the historic Buena Vista estate is also included.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • Taste your way around Nassau without getting lost with the help of a guide
  • See more of Nassau in less time—ideal for a shore excursion
  • A great choice for first-time visitors with limited time
  • Choose from morning or afternoon departure times to fit your schedule
What to expect
  • Meet your guide at a convenient central location in Nassau to start your tour. Walk between Nassau’s highlights and get your first taste of authentic Caribbean rum at Smuggler’s Beer Garden, a pirate-themed pub on George Street. Then stop at three more spots to fill up on rum cocktails, conch fritters, rum-infused chocolates, and boozy rum cupcakes. Along the way, explore the streets of Downtown Nassau, see some of the buildings where Bahamian rum runners stored their rum in between smuggle runs, and hear stories about the island’s swashbuckling past. Visit the historic Buena Vista estate and tour John Watling’s Distillery. Learn about rum making, barrel aging, and see the old-fashioned bottling process. Taste a variety of handcrafted rums, and then end your Nassau tour at the distillery.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Taste your way around Nassau without getting lost with the help of a guide
  • See more of Nassau in less time—ideal for a shore excursion
  • A great choice for first-time visitors with limited time
  • Choose from morning or afternoon departure times to fit your schedule
What to expect
  • Meet your guide at a convenient central location in Nassau to start your tour. Walk between Nassau’s highlights and get your first taste of authentic Caribbean rum at Smuggler’s Beer Garden, a pirate-themed pub on George Street. Then stop at three more spots to fill up on rum cocktails, conch fritters, rum-infused chocolates, and boozy rum cupcakes. Along the way, explore the streets of Downtown Nassau, see some of the buildings where Bahamian rum runners stored their rum in between smuggle runs, and hear stories about the island’s swashbuckling past. Visit the historic Buena Vista estate and tour John Watling’s Distillery. Learn about rum making, barrel aging, and see the old-fashioned bottling process. Taste a variety of handcrafted rums, and then end your Nassau tour at the distillery.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 6558RUM
Call 0061 (87) 2285 255
Important information
Inclusions
  • Local guide
  • 6 rum tastings
  • 3 cocktails
  • Bites of Bahamian conch fritters
  • 2 Rum-infused bonbons
  • Local taxes
  • Rum Tasting Tutorial
  • Entry/Admission - Hillside House Art Gallery
  • Entry/Admission - Graycliff Chocolatier
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Duration
3h
Departure details
  • John Watling's Distillery, Buena Vista Estate, 17 Delancy St, Nassau, The Bahamas
  • Hillside House, 13 Cumberland St, Nassau, The Bahamas
Additional information
  • 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 travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travellers
Inclusions
  • Local guide
  • 6 rum tastings
  • 3 cocktails
  • Bites of Bahamian conch fritters
  • 2 Rum-infused bonbons
  • Local taxes
  • Rum Tasting Tutorial
  • Entry/Admission - Hillside House Art Gallery
  • Entry/Admission - Graycliff Chocolatier
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
Departure details
  • John Watling's Distillery, Buena Vista Estate, 17 Delancy St, Nassau, The Bahamas
  • Hillside House, 13 Cumberland St, Nassau, The Bahamas
Duration
3h
Return details
  • Hillside House, 13 Cumberland St, Nassau, The Bahamas
Additional information
  • 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 travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
What you can expect during your visit
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    John Watling's Distillery
    Buena Vista Estate, 17 Delancy St, Nassau, The Bahamas
    See address & details
  • 1
    Hillside House Art Gallery
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 2
    Graycliff Chocolatier
    Stop: 20 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 3
    John Watling's Distillery
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
  • You'll end at
    Hillside House
    13 Cumberland St, Nassau, The Bahamas
    See address & details
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Jack
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Fantastic Rum and History Tour!
Great way to combine history, culture, and refreshments. Our tour guide was Fox, and he was awesome, funny, and knowledgeable. Did the tour as part of our company trip. Of all the activities we did, this was the favorite. Lots of rum, too!
Written 17 October 2021
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chenry999
London, UK35 contributions
A must do - excellent
Sep. 2021 • Couples
A really superb walking/historical/rum tour of downtown Nassau, I’d really highly recommend this to everyone. The guide was just fantastic: really knowledgeable, funny, went above and beyond - he really made it a great day.
Written 23 September 2021
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Hi chenry999, thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We're glad you learnt a bit, laughed a lot and had a great day! Stay safe!
Written 27 September 2021
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Summer C
2 contributions
Vibrant with colorful architecture, culture, art, spirits, food and people!
Sep. 2021 • Couples
This walking tour was truly one of the highlights of our trip!!! We had the best time enjoying the true vibrance of the colorful architecture, culture, art, spirits, food, and people.

Our tour guide Mikey was knowledgeable, funny, energetic and a joy to spend our day with. The staff along our tour, like our bartender Chris at the Hillside House, and the guides at John Waitling’s Distillery, were all so friendly, fun, and welcoming.

This tour is worth the every penny! Truly a great experience.
Written 22 September 2021
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Hi 897summerc, thanks for taking the time to leave a review. Your pictures and words certainly capture the type of experience we look to provide our guests. Mikey is amazing and we're glad you enjoyed your time with him! Thanks again and stay safe!
Written 27 September 2021
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Courtney L
1 contribution
Amazing Tour & Amazing People
Sep. 2021
We loved this tour so much! Definite highlight of our trip. Fox was our tour guide and was extremely kind, fun, and knowledgeable. He answered every question we had, no matter what it was.

We had somewhat of a different experience because of a freak accident that happened at Hillside House. It did not affect our experience at all, but even so, Fox and the people at Hillside House went above and beyond to make sure we were accommodated even when they were in crisis. Fox ended up taking us to some of his favorite spots in Nassau while we were waiting and it gave us an awesome, authentic experience where we got to meet some amazing people. Also if you have a chance, take some time to visit Turnschuh - Skate Shop & Art Gallery and The Crew Pub.

Then when we got back to Hillside House, we finished our experience and even got to meet the artist Antonius Roberts. He felt so bad for the inconvenience he gave us a signed book of his prints. We were blown away by the hospitality from all parties. This inconvenience made what would have been an already amazing tour an unforgettable experience. Definitely take this tour!
Written 21 September 2021
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Hi Courtmlynch, Thank you for your amazing review. It sounds like you had quite the random experience! We're glad that in spite of the circumstances, you were still able to have a great time and then some! Thanks again and stay safe!
Written 27 September 2021
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Renee G
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Highlight of our trip@
This tour has been the highlight of our trip. Mikey was our guide and he was very knowledgeable about the history of rum in the Bahamas. We did everything on the tour and was also able to make a few unscheduled stops to shop. Mikey was very accommodating and a lot of fun. Would highly recommend this tour to anyone visiting the Bahamas. Ask for Mikey!
Written 19 August 2021
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Jaime L
Thanks for choosing to spend some of your time in Nassau with us Renee! We're honored that Mikey and our tour was the highlight of your trip....this is exactly the kind of experience we seek to provide all of our guests. We look forward to seeing on your next trip to Nassau. Stay safe!
Written 20 August 2021
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Charlotte Gill
Peterborough, UK25 contributions
Amazing and fun tour ⭐️
Aug. 2021 • Couples
An amazing tour! Mikey was great and took us to great locations. Great food and rum! A lot of history and great humour! Mikey was great at going with the group. We explored the distillery, down town, chocolate, cigar and wine tasting as well as stops at shops we wanted to go in! Looked at local art and made a bahama mama! Worth every penny and a great addition to our honeymoon. Definitely recommend to everyone visiting Nassau and request Mikey! 🇧🇸🍹☀️🏝
Written 19 August 2021
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Hi Charlotte...congratulations on your wedding! Having a few drinks with us is definitely a great way to spend some of your honeymoon. We're glad Mikey helped make your trip memorable. We're looking forward to having a drink with you on your 1 year, 5 year, 10 year anniversaries ;) Cheers and stay safe!
Written 20 August 2021
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Susan K
New Hampshire, United States174 contributions
Authentic tour
Jun. 2021
What an amazing excursion. We visited John Watling distillery, had a tour and a lot of history told to us. We walked to downtown, ate local food, went to a candy shop, and SO many rum tastings. The tour guides were absolutely amazing. Would recommend this for anyone of drinking age. So much fun.
Written 1 August 2021
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Jaime L
Hi Susan, thanks for reviewing and recommending our Rum and Food Walking Tour. We're glad you had a great time with our guides and hope to see you again soon!
Written 9 August 2021
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Tyra W
1 contribution
Great tour - 10/10 would recommend!
Jul. 2021
Great tour! A highlight of our week long trip to Nassau - wonderful walking tour led by Charro (aka Fox) and Mikey, with just the right mix of history, culture, and of course -
rum! Would absolutely recommend to anyone looking for a taste of the city!
Written 1 August 2021
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Jaime L
A taste of the city indeed! Thanks for the great review. Fox is new to the team and already seems to be leaving his mark! Cheers!
Written 9 August 2021
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Lois B
Vero Beach2 contributions
Rum Passages is a great trip.
Jul. 2021 • Family
We had the best time sampling many kinds of rum drinks while our guide, Fox, told us many interesting facts about Nassau and Paradise Island. The walk was easy and we got to see and learn about authentic Nassau. Especially excellent was learning how to make our own “mules” and eating Bahamian food favorites. Fox is totally awesome and took great care of my whole family!
Written 29 July 2021
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Jaime L
Thanks for the review! We're happy that you had a great time with Fox and glad he took good care of your family!
Written 30 July 2021
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Tiffany
Leander, TX2 contributions
Would highly recommend! Super fun!
Jul. 2021 • Couples
My husband and I had a fantastic time, just enough walking and just enough rum. Mikey and Charro kept us laughing the entire time, they were able to stay historically accurate while keeping the tour light and fun. The tour stopped in the cigar and chocolate factories and it was just enough time for me at rhode places. The rum flight and mixology lessons were great and we laughed the whole time. Would highly recommend this tour to anyone who wants a little taste of everything downtown.
Written 14 July 2021
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Joey D
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Quality time with the fam!!!
We love Fox!!!;) especially when he roared like a lion with our 4 year old!! We had a blast strategizing with the f
michellegarel
michellegarel
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Plenty of rum and fun!
a nice combinatioin of island history and food/rum tasting The snacks were delicious and more hearty than we ant
jenrezac2001
jenrezac2001
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Lovely glimpse of Bahamian culture and history
We really enjoyed our walking tour of Nassau. It was so fun to see things we would have missed trying to tour the c
koyadog
koyadog
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Group rum tour with Julio
Had a great time with Julio tasting rum, snacking on local foods and seeing areas of Nassau we wouldn't have seen o
Christopher A
Christopher A
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What a day to be alive!
This was such a great tour! Mikey was our tour guide and he was knowledgeable and hilarious. I don’t know if it w
ART1962
ART1962
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Mikey, Mikey, Mikey!
Who knew that learning about history pirates, NASCAR and rum could be so interesting but Mikey made it that! AND
emilymY4688KX
emilymY4688KX
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Fun time
We loved our tour with Julio! We had a blast drinking some rum and learning a little history behind everything. We
TURKS7
TURKS7
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Loved the visit to Grayclift Mansion
Loved everything about this tour. Starting with five rum tasting I thought I'm not going to make it through the tou
allen122019
allen122019
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Best Excursion Ever!
My wife has been on 3 cruises and says this was the best excursion she has been on! We both immensely enjoyed the r
pmisaac
pmisaac
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So much fun!
Our family of four (two adult children) had so much fun completing this scavenger hunt! We get into the routine of
513kirbyc
513kirbyc
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Definitely recommend!
I would give our tour guide Mikey 5 stars! He had us laughing from start to finish and was a wealth of knowledge. W
CnJ-TX
CnJ-TX
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Fun and interesting!
We took the rum tour with Mikey last week and it was so much fun! Rum, rum drinks, good food and chocolate mixed w
mccurren2018
mccurren2018
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Fun and informational way to get beyond the more touristy areas
Julio did a great job of leading us through the history, art, and architecture of Nassau and The Bahamas.
vetteladyfd1
vetteladyfd1
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Surprisingly Fantastic!!!
We have been to Nassau before and didn't want to do the beach or Atlantis etc. When I saw this excursion, I figured
jwclbj
jwclbj
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Great tour on a rainy day!
My wife and I had a great tour that was led by Mikey! The drinks and food were fun but the best part of the trour w
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