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Nassau waterfront village.

The Ultimate Guide to Exploring Nassau, Bahamas

Welcome to Nassau, a sun-kissed jewel nestled within the turquoise waters of the Caribbean. Here, the mesmerizing beauty of white-sand beaches meets the vibrant culture of the Bahamian people. As you disembark from your Holland America cruise ship, get ready to immerse yourself in a world of exciting adventures and relaxing activities that cater to guests of all ages. With so many fun things to do in Nassau, you'll find yourself spoiled for choice. 

From a tranquil day at the beach to action-packed sightseeing tours, there’s something for everyone. Check out our unique shore excursions below and get ready to experience Nassau at its finest.

A beach along Port Nassau in the Bahamas

Beach Experiences

Live your best tropical life on the shores of Nassau with our exclusive beach experiences. Relish the sun-soaked days in the heart of paradise, where crystal-clear waters meet miles of pristine sand. Whether you seek a day of serenity, adventure, or a bit of both, our beach excursions have got you covered.

Marine Encounters

Explore the wondrous underwater world of Nassau. Delight in the chance to interact with the ocean's most charming inhabitants and immerse yourself in an aquatic wonderland. Our specially curated marine adventures provide an unforgettable experience that is sure to leave you with memories to last a lifetime.

  • Sea Lion Encounter & Beach at Blue Lagoon Island: Prepare for an enchanting encounter as you meet the playful sea lions of Blue Lagoon Island. You’ll have the chance to get up close and personal with these gentle sea creatures, learning about their behaviors and participating in interactive activities. From hugs and kisses to high-fives, you’ll be captivated by their charming personalities. Afterward, relax on the beautiful beach, enjoying the stunning surroundings of Blue Lagoon Island.
Atlantis Paradise Island resort in the Bahamas.

Sightseeing Tours

Nassau's rich heritage, vibrant culture, and natural splendor make it an explorer's paradise. Discover the island's charms through our sightseeing excursions, which weave a captivating tale of history, beauty, and local life.

  • Charm & Beauty of Nassau & Paradise Island: Embark on a journey through Nassau's historic streets, where you'll discover colonial architecture, visit iconic landmarks like the Queen's Staircase, and explore the bustling Straw Market. Continue your adventure to Paradise Island, where you'll be amazed by the grandeur of the Atlantis Resort and the breathtaking views of the crystal-clear ocean.
  • Easy Nassau Island Drive: Take a leisurely drive through the charming island of Nassau. From the comfort of your seat, take in stunning views of the azure waters, the vibrant cityscape, and the lush tropical landscapes. Our knowledgeable guide will narrate the island's rich history, making this an enlightening and enjoyable tour.
  • Must See in Nassau: Explore Nassau’s vibrant streets, historic sites, and cultural landmarks, guided by a knowledgeable local expert. From the iconic Fort Fincastle and Queen's Staircase to the famous Graycliff Heritage Village, this excursion ensures that you won't miss any of the must-see attractions. Enjoy the colonial charm, local culture, and scenic beauty that makes Nassau a gem in the Caribbean.

Explore All Shore Excursions

There's so much more to discover in Nassau. Whether you're seeking adventure, relaxation, or cultural immersion, there's something for everyone. Discover our full range of Nassau shore excursions to find the perfect experiences to enhance your cruise vacation.

Explore all Nassau, Bahamas shore excursions

Book Your Dream Cruise Today

Unforgettable adventures and incredible memories await you. Book a cruise to Nassau with Holland America Line and let the journey begin.