Freeport Bahamas is one of the most visited towns in the Caribbean, home to one of the largest shipping ports in the world and chock full of fascinating history. If you’ve decided to make Freeport Bahamas your home base for the duration of your holiday, this seaside town offers an endless number of activities and adventures to engage in. Here’s hoping you have enough time to squeeze it all in! And if your time here in paradise is limited, here are five of the islands most popular and most beloved tours, so slap on some sunscreen, throw on your swimsuit and get ready for the Caribbean holiday of a lifetime.
Romeo, Romeo, Romeo, wherefore art thou...Flipper? Come find out why resident Bottlenose dolphins are referred to as the Romeo’s of the ocean. You could take a dolphin viewing excursion and view them from afar, but why do that when you can come to the Dolphin Sanctuary, a brief ferry ride from the Port Lucaya Marina. Learn all about what makes these highly sentient beings so curious, and venture into the water waist deep to encounter them first hand. If you have small children in tow, custom built platforms allow even your littlest ones to caress one of these slippery rascals. On site trainers will teach you how to communicate with the dolphins and with a professional photographer and videographer on site, all you have to do is enjoy your once in a lifetime experience.
The history of the Bahamas is long and rich, but no more than the pristine natural environment, especially just outside of Freeport. Take a tour of the splendid 42-acre Lucayan National Park, named after the indigenous people that existed during the days of Christopher Columbus. This wildlife preserve is undeveloped, and is home to an impressive array of flora and fauna, archaeological remains, and some of the most distinctive and most extensive underwater cave system in the world. This Freeport Bahamas tour is suitable for visitors of all ages, and has something for everyone.
It’s no big secret that the Bahamas are home to some of the best diving locations in the world, so naturally, you can’t possibly leave Freeport without jumping on a dive boat out to one of the many wrecks in the region. Each and every day, custom built dive boats depart from the Port Lucaya Marina, loaded with dive and snorkel enthusiasts and a team of dive professionals. Dive captains have in depth knowledge of all the top dive sites, and with one of the world’s most spectacular reefs and the 230-foot Theo's Wreck located just offshore, a dive tour is an obvious tour choice for anyone staying in Freeport Bahamas.
Get out of dodge for the day on a thrilling jeep safari and venture out to the most remote areas of the island. Hop into your own open-aired jeep or be a passenger, either way, an experienced and knowledgeable guide will take you on a journey through pristine tropical forests, along silty beaches, and provide you with a wealth of historical knowledge about the islands fascinating swashbuckling past. Drive over the famous Casuarina Bridge, spanning the Grand Lucayan Waterway, and arrive at a quiet beach where you can lounge around in a hammock, take a dip in the Caribbean and when you’re all rested, take a wander into Lucayan National Park and check out one of the most important components of the Bahamas ecosystem, the Mangrove swamps.
After you’ve zipped around Grand Bahamas on land, and explored it from the bottom of the ocean floor, the only thing left to do is to see it from the air! Strap in and prepare for the ride of your life as boat and captain float you over 600 feet into the air, providing you with breathtaking views across the Caribbean. Spot the rooftops of Freeport Bahamas below, the gargantuan cruise ships parked in port, and the hubbub of marine life in the turquoise waters surrounding the island. Few things are more liberating than feeling as free as a seabird, gliding on warm Caribbean breezes. These tours depart daily, multiple times a day, weather permitting, so if you’re looking to inject your holiday with a little adrenaline, a parasailing tour will most certainly get the heart racing.