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Nassau, Bahamas-port

The 700 islands of the Bahamas Islands begin 50 miles off the coast of Florida, stretching 760 miles to the southeast. The heritage of Old Nassau blends the Southern charm of British loyalists from the Carolinas, the African tribal traditions of freed slaves, and a bawdy history of blockade-running during the Civil War and rum-running in the Roaring 1920s. Over it all is a subtle layer of civility and sophistication, derived from three centuries of British rule.

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Below is a list of those shore excursions previously offered in this port. For information on which shore excursions will be offered on a particular cruise, please reference the specific itinerary of that cruise.

Free Excursions

Regent Choice Excursions

  • Light Activity /Walking Light Activity /Walking
  • Seated Tour Seated Tour
  • Moderate Activity/Walking Moderate Activity/Walking
  • Most Active or Strenuous Most Active or Strenuous
  • Minimal Activity Required Minimal Activity Required
  • Regent Choice Regent Choice
  • Gourmet Explorer Gourmet Explorer
  • Meal Meal
  • Evening Tour Evening Tour
  • Ardastra Gardens and Zoo
    Moderate Activity/Walking
  • Athol Island Snorkel
    Most Active or Strenuous
  • Balmoral Island Beach Break
    Light Activity /WalkingMinimal Activity Required
  • Balmoral Island Beach Break W/Lunch
    Light Activity /WalkingMinimal Activity RequiredMeal
  • Balmoral Island Dolphin Encounter & Beach
    Moderate Activity/Walking
  • Balmoral Island Stingray and Beach Day
    Moderate Activity/Walking
  • Blue Lagoon Island Dolphin Encounter
    Moderate Activity/Walking
  • Blue Lagoon Island Program "observer"
    Light Activity /Walking
  • Blue Lagoon Island Sea Lion Encounter
    Moderate Activity/Walking
  • Blue Lagoon Private Island Get-Away
    Light Activity /Walking
  • Catamaran & Snorkel
    Moderate Activity/Walking
  • Catamaran Sail & Snorkel
    Moderate Activity/Walking
  • Charm and Beauty of the Bahamas
    Light Activity /WalkingMinimal Activity Required
  • Discover Nassau & Atlantis
    Moderate Activity/Walking
  • Executive Collection Full Day Car
  • Glass-Bottom Kayak
    Most Active or Strenuous
  • Jeep Tour of Nassau
    Light Activity /Walking
  • Reef Snorkel
    Moderate Activity/Walking
  • Stand-Up Paddle Board
    Most Active or Strenuous

Ardastra Gardens and Zoo

Moderate Activity/Walking

Duration: 3 hours

Tour Code: NAS-015

Stroll the shaded paths of the Ardastra Gardens and Zoo, admiring the lush tropical foliage and the zoo’s diversity of indigenous and regional animals.

After departing from the pier, you will soon pass several landmark buildings such as the House of Parliament and Supreme Court while your knowledgeable driver guide regales you with details and anecdotes about the sights you will be seeing. Soon, you will arrive at the serene Ardastra Gardens & Zoo. This four-acre oasis in the heart of downtown is a tropical paradise filled with exotic plants and home to hundreds of birds, reptiles and mammals.

As you walk along the winding paths, you will pass towering royal palms, tamarinds, Indian tulip trees, and West Indies mahoganies. Splashes of color from flora such as yellow elders, ixoras and delicately scented frangipanis add texture to the understory, leaving you with a great sense of tranquility. Even so, there is plenty of excitement within the gardens and zoo.

Peacocks often strut by fanning their tail feathers, bright green iguanas cling to the tree branches above, and the March of the Flamingos is a performance that never fails to entertain. Once nearly extinct, the Caribbean flamingo is now so popular and has been associated with the Bahamas for so long that it has become the national bird.

If you wish to interact with some of the animals up-close, you are welcome to pose for photos with "Toby" the Cockatoo, "Jackie" the Snake and "Freddy" the Peacock, or perhaps feed the lory parrots, also known as rainbow lorikeets. These birds are highly social, brightly colored and always eager to be hand-fed an apple. Before rejoining your bus for the transfer back to the pier, you will have the opportunity to purchase a cool beverage from the Parrot Pit Stop and browse through the eclectic gift shop, Toby's Treasures.

Please note: This tour includes approximately 1 3/4 hours of easy to moderate walking. The tour is not available to wheelchair guests and those with mobility concerns are cautioned to carefully evaluate their personal level of stamina and ability. Light-weight clothing; sun cap; sunglasses; sunscreen; and flat, comfortable walking shoes are recommended.