Discover the island history and buccaneer legacy of Nassau while on a three-hour, slow-paced, small-group trip that includes a sightseeing drive through downtown, plus visits to Fort Charlotte and the Pirates of Nassau Museum. Take a seat in an accessible van, where a local guide will lead your small group on a panoramic drive past the pastel-colored facades lining downtown Nassau's streets. This capital of the Bahamas traces back to the British colonial era, with its Parliament Square built in 1815 and Fort Fincastle atop Society Hill constructed by Lord Dunmore in 1793. You'll then enjoy a guided visit of Fort Charlotte, a British colonial citadel sitting tall over the harbor. Named after the wife of King George III, this fortress complex features a moat, underground tunnel network with dark dungeons, and a collection of cannons that never saw the light of war. Your final stop at the Pirates of Nassau Museum reveals the Bahamas' most notorious buccaneers through interactive exhibits, campsites and clothing. Meander along the boardwalk past replica sailing ships, learn about the punishment of being marooned, and hear tales of the Golden Age of Piracy, which lasted from 1690 until 1720.
This tour is designed to be accessible for all, using step-free routes, shorter distances, accessible bathrooms and vehicles equipped with a ramp or lift for easy wheelchair access.
• Nassau: A commentated sightseeing drive in an accessible van leads you through downtown past Parliament Square and Fort Fincastle.
• Fort Charlotte: Visit this incredible Fort! The dungeons, moats, tunnels and cannons of this British colonial bastion trace back to 1788.
• Pirates of Nassau: See what life was like for Blackbeard and other infamous buccaneers who plundered the Bahamian islands.
What to Bring:
• SeaPass card and photo identification
• Local currency
• Sun protection
What to Wear:
• Hat and sunglasses
• Walking shoes
• Wheelchair users must be able to self-propel or have a companion to push them.
• The price includes vehicle, tour guide, and entrance tickets.
• As the number of accessible vehicles is extremely limited, guests are encouraged to reserve early. A minimum is required for the tour to operate.
• Guests wishing to utilize a wheelchair (manual or electric) on this excursion must provide the total dimensions (weight, height, length and width) of the mobility equipment at the time of booking by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
• Wheelchair users should not exceed maximum weight (person and equipment combined) of 600 pounds.
• Wheelchairs should not exceed maximum width of 30 inches and height of 36 inches.