The Best Tours and Excursions in Grand Bahama Island (Freeport)

Although it isn't as flashy as its sister island, Nassau, sprawling Grand Bahama has an array of things for visitors to do, but many of these attractions are far from the cruise port and are not within walking distance of Port Lucaya. There are plenty of tourism gems, but you'll need help finding them. The island is one place where booking a guided tour will grant access to hidden beaches, restaurants, caves, trails, and other wonders that aren't obvious at first glance.

The island is developing into an eco-tourism hotspot featuring stunning national parks with pristine waters, blue holes, caves, mangroves, and flourishing wildlife. Many tours are geared toward experiencing the beauty of the island, like West End Ecology Tours, which takes you off the beaten path, or Grand Bahama Nature Tours, a company that combines exploring the natural world with thrilling ATV transportation. Divers and snorkelers can explore the vibrant coral reefs teeming with tropical fish, sharks, and other marine life.

There's also motorized sightseeing tours to give first-timers an introduction to the island, horseback riding excursions through hidden trails and secluded beaches, and a local brewery for an authentic, casual afternoon.

The editors at have rounded up their favorite excursions and tours so visitors can experience the real Grand Bahama Island.


Opened in 2007, the 20-acre brewery is located a stone's throw from the cruise port and is a locally-owned establishment. The 60,000-square-foot establishment is known for its production of Sands beer (in recycled bottles to boot), and houses a...  Read More

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Scuba diving on Grand Bahama Island is phenomenal: the coral reefs are vibrant and colorful, the visibility is exceptional, and the marine life is flourishing. One of the best dive tour operators in Grand Bahama, Caribbean Divers has a...  Read More

Al Saunders is captain of the Exotic Adventures boat and his motto is: "If you can dream it, we can do it!" The options are limitless. If you want to go out at sunset and enjoy a romantic cruise, you can. Want to go to a deserted island and...  Read More

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This cruise-passenger favorite, motorized bicycle tour is located in Port Lucaya and will take visitors on an island adventure. Experience Grand Bahama's coastline, flora and fauna, and a local Bahamian cuisine. Visitors will watch a live conch...  Read More

At Grum Ma's House, visitors will learn about Bahamian culture and historical facts. They can enjoy a hands-on tour about bush medicine and tea with opportunities to taste Bahamian fruit, tea, and food and learn about the Junkanoo celebration....  Read More

In business for over 30 years, Reef Tours offers many different ways to spend your day. The staff is very polite and professional, and the tours are well organized. Their office and docks are conveniently located at the marina of Port Lucaya...  Read More

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Learn about the red mangroves, double-crescent cormorants, yellow-crown night herons and other wildlife on a kayak adventure one of the largest creek systems in Grand Bahama known as Dover Sound. Calabash Eco Adventures navigates a beautiful...  Read More

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Pinetree Stables
Photo courtesy of Pinetree Stables

This is one of Grand Bahama's most popular activities. Pinetree Stables provides vacationers with both trail and beach tours via horseback. Rides depart in the morning daily, but be sure to call ahead to make a reservation. They also offer a...  Read More

ATV Island Tours (Grand Bahama Nature Tours)
Photo courtesy of Grand Bahama Nature Tours

This tour bundles a little of everything with a fun and unique way to get there on ATVs. They also provide basic instruction for first-time riders that includes a safety practice. Then, it's time to explore off-road trails through native...  Read More

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West End Ecology Tours
Photo courtesy of West End Ecology Tours

Tucked away on the quiet side of Grand Bahama is the West End, where a grassroots, geotourism movement is taking form. The goal of West End Ecology Tours is to educate visitors about the local ecology and how vital it is to protect natural...  Read More


Meet Amber Nolan

Originally from upstate New York, this restless traveler has a knack for befriending interesting characters. You can usually find her just about anywhere that has a hammock. Amber's favorite...  More About Amber

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