After learning to cook five fabulous Bahamian dishes we watched and experienced Bahamian music culture history and Junkanoo and it was the most amazing thing of the personalized tour with the most personable, knowledgeable, and friendly guide. Make your reservation now it is the best money you can ever spend!
Bahamas Cooking & Culture Tour: Hunter’s, Freeport, Bahamas
Vegetarian & Family Friendly
Cook With Native Ingredients
Local Bahamian Cook & Guide
Why buy a souvenir when you can create your own Bahamas souvenir experience!
Make your own authentic Bahamian meal while being guided by an expert, local cook
Learn about traditional ingredients and their significance to the island’s history
Enjoy the fruits of your labor as you taste your home-cooked dish
Discover the diverse heritage of Grand Bahama and what it means to be Bahamian today
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Adults: $60 USD
Seniors (65+): $55 USD
Children (14 & under): $40 USD
- Pick-up provided from island accommodation (please contact us with your location information)
- Cruise passengers: meet in front of the Bandstand at the Freeport Harbour
Year-round, Monday to Saturday
Minimum: 1 person
Maximum: 8 people
Grum Ma’s House Cultural Center is wheelchair accessible
Authentic Bahamian cuisine cooking class and meal with Bahamian soft drinks and bottled water
What to bring
An expert, local cook
What to Expect
Our cooking experience takes place at Grum Ma’s House Cultural Center, which we founded to preserve and share the fascinating details of our Bahamian heritage. With instruction from a local cook, you will try your hands at cooking the Bahamian way with native ingredients. The cook’s tips and tricks are easy to follow so you don’t need any skills to make something delicious.
While the food is cooking, we will discuss various aspects of Bahamian culture, seeing Junkanoo artefacts around the center and learning about their use. Once the food is ready, we will dig in, savoring the unique Bahamian flavors. You’ll leave the day with your own authentic Bahamian experience and a local dish that you’ll be able to share with friends and family back home.
Good to Know
- Each tour will begin at the pick-up location or at Grum Ma’s House Cultural Center. All tours are by reservation therefore pre-purchase is recommended.
- All tickets become non-refundable after 8 hours before your tour start time.
- Tours take place rain or shine. However, in cases of severe weather, or cancellation of the tour, all guests will be refunded.
- At this time, we do not offer tours in any other language except English.
- Unfortunately, we do not offer AAA discounts, but follow us on Twitter(opens in a new tab) or Facebook(opens in a new tab) for promo codes and discounts!
Frequently Asked Questions
Please be sure to let us know if you (or anyone in your group) has a dietary restriction (e.g. vegetarian, diabetic, allergies, etc.) when you purchase your tickets. As long as we know in advance, we will seek to accommodate your needs.
Yes. IDs are not required, we will take your word for it. Schools are accepted too!
We absolutely do! We can accommodate a variety of special requests (family reunions, birthday parties, out of town guests, corporate events, conventions, festivals, parades, grand openings, and more).
To maximize your chances of getting the day, time, and number of tickets you prefer, please book well in advance. Tickets can only be purchased via our website. Cash is accepted on the day of the tour if spaces are available.
Parking is available at the church parking next door.
Have more questions? Check out our FAQ page!
See What Our Guests Are Saying
This a great way to truly experience the island! Donald is knowledgeable about all things in Bahamian culture. We had full transport to/from our pickup location, and a great tour of the island with Donald answering all of our questions. We had the best conch fritters since arriving and the lunch that was prepared for us was absolutely delicious! This is a must if you enjoy experiencing true Bahama culture!
The experience was honestly not like I expected but better. My mother and I went on a cruise and wanted to get a local’s perspective on the island. The knowledge I gained about Freeport and the Bahamas as a whole I would not have been able to gain if Donald wouldn’t have offered this tour. Donald knows everyone and everyone knows him, making us feel completely comfortable in our surroundings.
After we ate, we went on a drive around the island and was given a tour that cannot be matched by any other typical touristy tour. It was the most informative and personable tour I have ever experienced. If you are going to be on Grand Bahama Island, I cannot stress how amazing this experience will be for you. The friendliness of the local Bahamian people, their culture, their struggles, etc. can all be learned and understood with this “tour” (it feels more like a cultural experience). Highly recommended to check out.
I really enjoyed this tour, learning about junkanoo, Bush medicine, rake and scrape music, followed by a private lunch at a private hideaway! Donald even went above and beyond to help us out in our quest to get out to Sweetings Cay… great time!!