Taino or Xanadu Beach, Culture, & Food

Local Bahamian Guide

Authentic & Immersive Experience

Avoid the Tourist Crowds

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

Highlights

Dip your toes into the turquoise waters of Xanadu or Taino Beach without the tourists blocking the stunning views

Discover the culture and history both at Grum Ma’s House Cultural Center and as you explore the island

Join a local, knowledgeable guide throughout the traditional settlements and modern cities

Enjoy a delectable, home-cooked meal at Lizzie’s by the Bay made just for you

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Trip Details

Price

Adults: $74 USD
Seniors (65+): $64 USD
Children (14 & under): $56 USD

Scaled Group Pricing:

  • 5-9 people: $69 per person
  • 10-19 people: $64 per person
  • 20+ people: $59 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.

Drive through the traditional settlements of Pinder’s Point, Lewis Yard, Hunter’s, McTown before experiencing the hustle and bustle of Freeport City. Take some time for yourself under the tropical sun and enjoy the calming waters of Taino or Xanadu Beach, secret local spots! Then we will enjoy some authentic Bahamian cuisine at Lizzie’s by the Bay in Hunter’s Settlement before returning back whenever you’re ready. Live like a Bahamian local for a day and leave knowing more about our rich and diverse culture.

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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