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What is a trip to the Caribbean without a little rum education? Taste your way through downtown Nassau on this rum and food walking tour with a friendly local guide. You’ll stop at four locations, including a pirate-themed pub and a chocolatier, to sample rum and rum cocktails, of course, plus rum-infused sweets, classic conch fritters and a Bahamian dessert. Finish up at John Watling’s Distillery for a look at how rum is made. This tour is limited to 10 people, ensuring you enjoy a small-group experience.
  • 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.
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Departure Point
Pirate Republic Brewing, Woodes Rodgers Walk, Nassau, The Bahamas
2h 30m
Return Details
John Watling's Distillery, Delancy St, Nassau, The Bahamas
  • Local guide
  • 6 rum tastings
  • 3 cocktails
  • Bites of Bahamian conch fritters
  • 2 Rum-infused bonbons
  • Local taxes
  • Homemade rum cupcake
  • Alcoholic Beverages - Rum Tasting Tutorial
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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Additional Info
  • 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
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Love this!! We learned so much more about the Bahamas than just Rum. Mikie in particular, made it extra great, what a great and accommodating tour guide. He was nice enough to come find us when our taxi dropped us at the wrong meet up...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Justine U
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We stayed at a local resort wasn't sure what to expect. It met and exceeded my expectations. Loved all the history our Guide Mike was very fun and entertaining kept the group engaged. Would recommend to anyone that wants to have fun and learn about...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Tammy L
Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked a Rum Tour while on our 10 year anniversary trip to Nassau. We were actually the only ones on the tour that but we had a great time with our guide Mikey. It’s a great way to learn a little bit about the...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank TravelinLady85
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had 60 clients with me on the Bahamas staying at Island House. The guests pre booked their chosen activity before we came and 7 of them chose Rum Runners Passage. Our guide, Micky, was enthusiastic throughout, knowledgeable and inclusive. We have 4 different nationalities...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank tucker1974
Shana E, Operations at Islandz Tours - Cultural Walking Tours of Downtown Nassau, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We're so glad that your guests chose us! We love our travellers from all around the world and especially that we get to connect over rum ;). Micky is great at what he does and always makes sure our guests enjoy every minute. Thanks for...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Highly anticipated going on this excursion; however, we missed the tour . We arrived at the designated meeting point a hour late . We were basing the time on ship time . After arriving home I contacted the company and explained the situation. They graciously...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank wroper
Shana E, Operations at Islandz Tours - Cultural Walking Tours of Downtown Nassau, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We're sorry for the mixup and do hope that you get to come experience rum and food with us in the future. Cheers!

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We were the only 2 on the tour and it was FANTASTIC. Guide was hilarious, informative, area is great, snacks & rum are scrumptious. If there is one thing you do in Downtown Nassau, it should be this.
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