The beautiful city of Nassau in the Bahamas is a wonderful destination to enjoy with family. As the capital and commercial center of the commonwealth, this vibrant city will provide plenty of entertainment for children and parents alike. Enjoy great food, shopping and touring alongside crystal blue waters on a day the kids will never forget!
Please note that this is not an itinerary submitted by an actual family. This day was planned by one of our travel experts as a recommendation for a family of children with ages 4 through late teens, based on knowledge of the city. Factors such as time, cost and distance have been considered to make this a great day to get a sense of the city and keep the children and teens interested and engaged.
These stops were included in Open Road, Caribbean with Kids.
Address: P.O. Box N-4882, Nassau, Bahamas
Hours: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Admission: Adults – $16, Children – $8
The whole family will have a wild time at the only zoo in the Bahamas. Located in the heart of Nassau, Adastra sits on over five acres of lush tropical gardens which are inhabited by a variety of animal species. The zoo is best known for their Caribbean flamingos, the national bird of the Bahamas. It is also home to hundreds of spectacular mammals, birds and reptiles from around the world. Make sure to see their world famous marching flamingos which perform at 10:30 am, 2:15 pm and 4:00 pm daily. Children will enjoy feeding tropical birds in the Lory Exhibit. Enjoy walking through the beautiful jungle landscape and smelling the sweet aroma of the tropical flowering plants.
Address: P.O. Box N-.4840, Nassau, Bahamas
Hours: Monday – Saturday: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm, Sunday: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Admission: Adults – $12, Children – $6
Nassau was at the heart of the Golden Age of Piracy from 1690 to 1720 and the home of one of the most famous pirates, Blackbeard. The Pirates Museum is nestled in three historical buildings: The Slave Kitchen, the Lofthouse and the Marlborough Arms, which are approximately 200 years old. Discover what life was like at sea in the lower decks of a wooden pirate ship with swinging hammocks, canons and gambling sessions. The Rogues Gallery features pirate related stories and films and shows that the reality is more exciting than the numerous myths and legends. See real objects, cutlasses, flintlock pistols and other items related to the Golden Age of Piracy at the Real Remains of the Pirate Age exhibit. Make sure to stop by the Plunder gift shop for unique pirate gifts and souvenirs.
Address: Dolphin Encounters Ltd. P.O. Box SS 6257 Nassau, Bahamas
Hours: The boat departs from the Paradise Island Ferry Terminal (One Marina Drive) for Blue Lagoon Island at 8:30 am, 10:30 am, 1:30 pm and 3:30 pm. The boat departs from Blue Lagoon at 1:00 pm, 2:00 pm and 4:00 pm.
Admission: Beach Day Package: Adults – $59, Children – $42
Relax at one of the most beautiful beaches in the Bahamas. Blue Lagoon Island is home to 18 Atlantic Bottlenose Dolphins, including the stars of Universal’s movie Flipper. The Beach Day Package includes a scenic round-trip boat ride to Blue Lagoon Island, grilled lunch, beach access which includes hammocks, beach chairs, picnic tables, inner tubes and float mats. You’ll also enjoy access to Dolphin Encounters’ all natural habitat, where you can observe the friendly dolphins and sea lions. For an additional fee, guests can swim with the dolphins for thirty minutes and hug, kiss and dance with these amazing creatures. Blue Lagoon Island is guaranteed fun for the whole family.