Bahamas Culture, Cuisine, & Fortune Beach

Live Like a Local for a Day

Authentic & Immersive Experience

Avoid the Tourist Crowds

Why buy a souvenir when you can create your own Bahamas souvenir experience!

Highlights

Skip the tourist traps and dive right into a real Bahamian experience

Immerse yourself in the culture and history with interactive exhibits at Grum Ma’s House Cultural Center

Witness the contrast between the island’s modern cities and traditional settlements

Enjoy the white sand between your toes without the noisy crowds at Fortune Beach

Taste Bahamas traditional food at the Banana Bay Restaurant

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Trip Details

Price

Adults: $100 USD
Seniors (65+): $80 USD
Children (14 & under): $82 USD

Scaled Group Pricing:

  • 5-9 people: $90 per person
  • 10-19 people: $85 per person
  • 20+ people: $75 per person

Start time

9:30 AM


Meeting point

  • 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

Availability

Year-round, Monday to Saturday


Duration

6 hours


Group size

Minimum: 1 person
Maximum: 35 people*
*For larger groups we can schedule an additional tour


Participation requirements

Not all locations are wheelchair accessible


Included

A traditional Bahamian meal with Bahamian soft drinks, bottled water, and transportation throughout the tour


What to bring

  • Camera
  • Sunscreen and sunglasses
  • An extra layer in the cooler months
  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • An appetite!

Staff

A local and knowledgeable Bahamian guide

What to Expect

All of our tours start at Grum Ma’s House Cultural Center, which we founded to preserve and share the fascinating details of our Bahamian heritage. If you’re a cruise passenger then we will meet you at the bandstand at the Freeport Harbour before being transported to each of the tour locations.

Venture through the city of Freeport and Lucaya, as well as some local settlements before spending some time soaking up the balmy sunshine on Fortune Beach. With the sand between our toes, we will make our way to Banana Bay for an authentic lunch just like the locals. After filling our stomachs we will make our way back for one final surprise stop! Spend the day relaxing with friends and learning the true traditions of Grand Bahama.

Good to Know

  • Each tour will begin at pick-up or at Grum Ma’s House Cultural Center. All tours are by reservation therefore pre-purchase is recommended.
  • All tickets become non-refundable 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.
  • Accessibility is only for those with the ability to climb a few steps.
  • 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).

The tours are held in rain or shine (or snow that we only had in 1977). In the event of inclement weather, we will be able to go inside many of the establishments on the tour. However, we advise you to check the weather conditions for your day’s event and dress appropriately. The East End tour will end at McClean’s Town if adverse weather is severe and boat travel is impossible.

You should bring a camera with you. When it’s really hot out, we recommend an application of sunscreen especially on exposed parts of the body and a good pair of sunglasses. During the cooler seasons, it’s important to wear an extra layer of clothing or consider bringing a jacket as Freeport is our “Windy City”. Freeport, Bahamas weather can be unpredictable at times.

For the Tea Tour and Cooking Tour, it is possible to enter Grum Ma’s House by wheelchair. For our Taste of the Bahamas Premium Food Tour and our Beach Tours, not all locations are wheelchair accessible. There are also at least 6 steps to reach the deck at Buddies by the Bay.

Have more questions? Check out our FAQ page!

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