Are you planning a trip to the Bahamas? If you are, you’re going to want to know about the best tours in Nassau Bahamas.
As an archipelago nation with hundreds of islands, islets, cays, and sand bars, few other places allow you to see the sites that the Bahamas has to offer. From the hustle and bustle of Nassau to the tranquil paradise of the Exumas, there are so many things to do in the Bahamas that even the most efficient travelers won’t be able to see everything their first time there.
Luckily, Bahamas Air Tours makes it easy to see some of the best parts of the country. Day trips from Nassau to Exuma will get you to the Exumas in 30 minutes by plane. Once you’re there, you’ll have the chance to see the Exuma pigs, nurse sharks, iguanas, and so much more. Reserve your spot on our Bahamas air charter today!
The Best Tours in Nassau Bahamas
From luxury resorts to remote sand bars, here are some can’t-miss Nassau Bahamas tours.
Nassau Bahamas Tours
Most people who visit the Bahamas spend at least a day in Nassau. Besides housing an international airport and cruise ship port, the capital city also offers plenty of great Nassau Bahamas tours.
If you’re visiting the Bahamas to sample the country’s many beaches, Nassau won’t disappoint. Junkanoo Beach, Cable Beach, and Love Beach are all sandy, oceanfront expanses that look like something straight out of a postcard. Stop by any of them to enjoy some of the simplest but most beautiful Nassau Bahamas tours.
Besides beaches, Nassau also contains plenty of other amazing sites worth checking out. Whether you’re tasting rum at John Watling’s Distillery or stepping into history at Queen’s Staircase, there’s no shortage of Nassau Bahamas shore excursions to enjoy.
Just a ten-minute ride away from New Providence Island (the island with Nassau) is Paradise Island. And, whether you’re in the Bahamas for a day or a month, you’re not going to want to miss stopping by to enjoy some of the top Bahamas tours.
Paradise island is most famous for Atlantis Bahamas, the luxury resort housed on the island. The good news is that you don’t have to stay at the resort to enjoy all that it has to offer — you can stop by its gardens, aquarium, or waterpark as a visitor. The plethora of activities that Atlantis has to offer makes it another one of the best tours in Nassau Bahamas.
After visiting Atlantis, Paradise Island has some other stops worth visiting. Make sure to visit some of the many beautiful beaches on the island, like Cabbage Beach, then walk to the island’s historic lighthouse.
Day Trips From Nassau to Exumas
While there are some great Nassau Bahamas shore excursions, some of the best activities happen on day trips from Nassau to Exumas. Be sure to checkout our 5-star rated Nassau to Exuma Day Trip.
The Exumas are a chain of 365 islands famous for their secluded, world-class beaches, azure water, and unique local wildlife. If you choose to travel with Bahamas Air Tours, you’ll get an easy opportunity to see some of the top sites in the Exumas on one of the best tours in Nassau Bahamas.
One of the first stops for many visitors to the Exumas is the famous Pig Island. As its name suggests, Pig Island contains a couple of dozen pigs that residents from Staniel Cay brought to the island sometime in the past. As no humans live on their island, nearby residents bring them food. This has conditioned them over the years, and today, they associate boats and visitors with food. Because of that, the Exuma pigs are friendly and happy to swim alongside you!
Whether you feed them or just enjoy their company, a Nassau Bahamas swim with pigs excursion is definitely one of the best tours in Nassau Bahamas. Signing up for a trip with Bahamas Air Tours will give you the chance to interact with the pigs and explore the beauty of Big Major Cay (the official name of Pig Beach).
Besides Pig Island, day trips from Nassau to Exuma with Bahamas Air Tours will also take you to Staniel Cay, one of the crown jewels in the Exumas.
Despite being a small island, Staniel Cay has plenty of great activities to offer both visitors and its residents, making a trip there one of the ways to take advantage of the best tours in Nassau Bahamas. From the Staniel Cay Yacht Club which offers a boutique hotel, bar, and restaurant to the shops, restaurants, and beaches in the village, Staniel Cay is the perfect place to see what relaxed, Bahamian life is like.
Visitors who embark on day trips from Nassau to Exuma will fly into the local Staniel Cay airport, then use a boat to hop around to nearby islands.
Bitter Guana Cay
While the Exuma pigs are fun to see, they’re not the only creature that the best tours in Nassau Bahamas allow visitors to see. Day trips with Bahamas Air Tours, for example, also take visitors to Bitter Guana Cay to see Bahamian rock iguanas.
With a population of less than 1,300, the iguanas are one of the most endangered species in the world. That said, visitors to Bitter Guana Cay wouldn’t know it, as the iguanas are everywhere — lounging on the beach, basking in the sun, and hanging out beneath the undergrowth.
What makes Bitter Guana Cay another one of the best tours in Nassau Bahamas isn’t just the iguanas — it’s also the beauty of the island. Visitors expecting to just see the lizards are often shocked at just how postcard-perfect the island is.
Just a short boat ride away from Staniel Cay is Compass Cay, another one of the best stops for Nassau Bahamas shore excursions. While Compass Cay has beautiful beaches, what sets it apart from the other Nassau Bahamas tours it the opportunity to get up close and personal with nurse sharks.
On Compass Cay, the local marina owner has befriended and “tamed” a school of nurse sharks. Visitors from across the world now come to take pictures of them, view them up close, and even swim with them.
While you don’t have to jump in the water with them unless you want to, a day trip with Bahamas Air Tours will give you the chance to see schools of these massive fish up close. For many people, the nurse sharks at Compass Cay end up being one of the top Nassau Bahamas shore excursions!
Enjoy the Best Tours in Nassau Bahamas
Nassau has a lot to do, but the best tours in Nassau Bahamas require you to leave New Providence. While you can always take a boat to do that, doing so will take several hours and might even leave you feeling seasick.
On the other hand, day trips from Nassau to Exuma with Bahamas Air Tours will have you to Staniel Cay, Pig Island, Bitter Guana Cay, Compass Cay, and other top sites in no time. You’ll get the chance to fly in comfort while avoiding the barriers that often hold other travelers back.
Sign up for a private Exuma day trip today to skip the lines and enjoy the beauty that the Bahamas has to offer!
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