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!
Online Virtual Cooking & Culture Experience
Bring the Bahamas Into Your Kitchen
Perfect Travel Alternative
Interactive Cultural Experience
Take a break from reality and immerse yourself in the culture and cuisine of the Bahamas. If you can’t come to the Bahamas then we’ll bring the Bahamas to you!
The perfect sneak preview into the Bahamas, discover the traditional culture and food or relive some favorite island memories
No crowds, no tourists, just you and your local, expert chef in the comfort of your own kitchen, perfect for the whole family
Learn some new cooking techniques that you can share with your friends
Discover the exciting Junkanoo traditions that the Bahamas are known for
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$45 USD per person
9:30 AM (We recommend setting up 10-15 minutes before the start time to ensure everything runs smoothly)
Year-round, Monday to Friday
Minimum: 1 person
Maximum: 20 people
An online cooking class and interactive cultural experience
Food and materials
What to bring
- You will need to download the Zoom App: https://zoom.us/download
- For cooking: You will be given a menu. For this tour, the menu is traditional Bahamian peas and rice with steam chicken. Please have chicken pieces, bell/sweet pepper, onion, thyme, carrots, cabbage, mayonnaise, lime, black pepper, long-grain rice, and plantain (a full shopping list will be provided after booking).
- For Junkanoo: You will need colorful paper, scissors, thin cardboard, glue, an empty soda can or something similar, and pebbles or something similar
Local Bahamian cook and cultural guide
There’s No Place Like Home
This online experience covers both cooking and culture because, in the Bahamas, you can’t have one without the other! With your ingredients ready, be guided through a favorite Bahamian recipe by one of our expert, local cooks. While you’re bringing the island smells to life in your kitchen, we’ll discuss the history behind the tastes and scents. With some simple tools, we will make our own Junkanoo souvenir, to remember the experience by.
Immerse yourself in everything Bahamian and interact with history. This isn’t just a cooking class but a chance to experience a local travel experience in a new way. Once the meal is ready, the best presentations will be judged and receive a prize. We invite you to share your photos with us via our website or tag us on social media.
You’ll be transported to the island without stepping outside your front door!
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.
To prepare for the tour we suggest booking at least one week in advance. 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.
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).
We will provide you with a full list of what ingredients and materials you’ll need upon booking. A computer or phone with Zoom downloaded will also be required.
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!
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.
Our hosts were so accommodating both with dietary restrictions and with timing. They provided us with a highly personalized and intimate experience to learn about Grand Bahama, cook some phenomenal food, listen to traditional music, and made it such a memorable day. We had really wonderful conversations about history, politics, nature, tourism, the different Bahamian islands, and so much more. The folks here are truly passionate about sharing their knowledge and stories, and their enthusiasm is contagious!
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.