I live in Freeport on Grand Bahama Island. I have been to Grum Ma’s Cultural Center three (3) times with guests that stayed with us. Each time I learn more and more about the Bahamian Culture. The tour and discussion of the director of Grum Ma’s house were informative and very entertaining. We enjoyed our tea and homemade Bahamian Desserts while learning about the Bahamas. It is an amazing island. The Bahamians are kind, generous, and very hospitable. I highly recommend this tour and so do all of my guests.
Bush Tea & Culture Tour
Fill Your Senses with Bahamian Culture
Traditional Tea & Homemade Pastries
Local Heritage & Artefacts
Why buy a souvenir when you can create your own Bahamas souvenir experience!
Experience the authentic side of Grand Bahama Island, away from the tourists
Sip on traditional Bush Tea and try Bahamian pastries
Discover the rich and diverse heritage of the islands
Learn from the experiences and wisdom of your local guide
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Adults: $35 USD
Seniors (65+): $30 USD
Children (14 & under): $25 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: 20 people
Grum Ma’s House Cultural Center is wheelchair accessible
Authentic bush tea and dessert and access to Bahamian artefacts including traditional Junkanoo costumes
What to bring
A camera if you would like to take photos
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. This Bush Tea and Culture Tour provides visitors the opportunity to learn about the diverse cultures and traditions that have written Bahamian history. We’ll discuss the native ingredients that are used in the tea before sampling them alongside some delicious pastries.
Around the Cultural Center, you’ll also be able to see authentic Junkanoo artifacts that are used during Bahamian celebrations and parades. You can enjoy Starbucks every day, so why not try authentic Bahamian Bush teas when you have the chance!
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 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).
Yes, bathrooms are available during the tour.
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 we have places available.
For the Tea Tour and Cooking Tour, it is possible to enter Grum Ma’s House by wheelchair.
Have more questions? Check out our FAQ page!
See What Our Guests Are Saying
We had an amazing time! Donald knew so much about the island and was passionate about the culture. He showed us what it was really like for the local people. He drove us all over the island and taught us about Bush medicine and showed us the true beauty of the island. The lunch they served was sooo good, Chef Princess Diana is an amazing cook. And the meal was served on the beach with amazing views. I highly recommend this tour to anyone who plans on visiting the island.
This was by far my favourite excursion that I did while in Freeport! Don the tour guide was excellent and informative. We got to see more of the actual city and how the residents actually live instead of being taken to places where you can buy t-shirts. The junkanoo museum was cool and the lunch at Buddies by the Bay was great! Highly recommend it!
Donald and Diane do a great job with this cultural experience. We loved hearing about the history of Freeport and had a wonderful meal. This was a wonderful experience and I would recommend it to anyone visiting Freeport.
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.