Make sure to reserve time to do this tour. Donald is passionate about sharing the culture, history, heritage, traditions, art, politics, and Bahamian philosophy. We didn’t know what to expect but were overjoyed to have spent time at the cultural center. They are like family when you go to the center as you are invited to converse, cook with them, share a meal with them, ask questions, share your experiences with them, and become friends. They have much to share and teach the visitors of the island.
Day Under the Bahama Sun
Escape the City to the Wilderness
See the Locals’ Favorite Spots
Discover Bahamian Culture
Why buy a souvenir when you can create your own Bahamas souvenir experience!
Join us on an island adventure from Freeport to East End, away from the tourist-filled city
Discover the sparkling waters of Lucayan Caverns Land Sea Park
Swim with turtles at the Sweetings Cay Turtle Pond, boat transport to the island included
Fill your stomach with delicious Bahamian food, while you fill your mind with local knowledge and history
Explore the McClean’s Town and High Rock settlements: the tallest point on the island
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Adults: $160 USD
Seniors (65+): $150 USD
Children (14 & under): $120 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: 10 people
Not all locations are wheelchair accessible
- Transportation provided to and from McClean’s Town
- Boat transfer to and from Sweeting’s Cay
- Pick-up from your accommodation or port
- Traditional Bahamian food and drinks
What to bring
- Sunscreen and sunglasses
- An extra layer in the cooler months
- Comfortable walking shoes
An experienced, local 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 stops. Along the way, we will make stops at Lucayan National Park, checking out the open caverns with pristine, clear water, native flora and fauna, and of course, miles of sandy beaches. We will also see High Rock, one of the highest points on the island with its own private lighthouse and another stunning beach. If you’re lucky enough to be visiting during Easter, Pelican Point is home to the Coconut Festival.
Beyond that, we will journey to McClean’s Town, one of the last settlements on the eastern end of Freeport, Grand Bahama Island, where we will enjoy some Bahamian cuisine and drinks. In October, this settlement also hosts the famous Conch Cracking Contest, a Bahamian classic! Via boat, we will cruise to Sweeting’s Cay, the small island where Turtle Pond is located. You can swim with turtles in their natural environment.
This Bahamas tour is the perfect way to explore the hidden locations that the locals love and that the tourists don’t know about. Join us for the day to explore the island’s beautiful nature and learn about the culture and history along the way.
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!
Yes, bathrooms are available during the tour at various stops.
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.
In the event of inclement weather and the ferry is unable to operate, this tour will end at McClean’s Town.
Have more questions? Check out our FAQ page!
See What Our Guests Are Saying
I can’t imagine a more enjoyable excursion. Great sightseeing and tour guides, great food in a wonderful setting. Excellent conversation, and exchange of ideas and information. My wife and I very much appreciated and enjoyed the time we spent with our warm and friendly hosts, Donald and Di. I highly recommend this tour to anyone interested in something a bit more meaningful than a “day at the beach!”
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.
This tour is so much bang for your vacation buck. We enjoyed about five hours of thought-provoking conversation about the history and culture of Freeport, plus a delicious lunch with our guide and our chef du jour. I don’t think there was ever a time where we asked a question that our guide, Donald, didn’t have an insightful and knowledgeable response.
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!!