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Arawak Cay Tours

Arawak Cay
The evening fish fry is a much-loved tradition across many Caribbean islands, and Arawak Cay in Nassau, Bahamas, brings the custom to life. Find colorful huts selling fresh fish dishes, such as conch salad and lobster, along with vendors making tropical cocktails, and there’s often live music, too.
 
The Basics
Arawak Cay (also referred to as "Fish Fry") started out with a couple of local fishermen selling conch (pronounced “konk”) fritters on an artificial island made from leftover sand after Nassau Harbour was dredged in 1969. Over time, the makeshift tables developed into purpose-built food stalls that now line the island, and vendors have expanded their offerings to include fresh snapper and other classic Bahamian dishes. Of course, you can still get conch every which way.
 
Rent a 4WD buggy or a scooter and visit Arawak Cay, along with other Nassau highlights. Or, join a historical tour of Nassau and see Arawak Cay, the Straw Market, and other cultural sites. Arrive at dusk when the streets come alive as locals and tourists gather for sundowner cocktails followed by a fresh fish supper. Make sure you try a dash of local hot sauce, made with the island’s blend of local bird peppers and lime juice.
 
Things to Know Before You Go
  • Arawak Cay is named after the Bahamas’ indigenous Arawak Indians.
  • Try a glass of “sky juice,” a Bahamian recipe made with gin, coconut water, sweet milk, sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg.
  • Arawak Cay is wheelchair accessible.
 
How to Get There

Arawak Cay is located west of Downtown Nassau, off West Bay Street. The no. 10 bus from Downtown Nassau stops nearby. There’s plenty of parking if you’re renting a scooter or buggy to get around the island, and it is walking distance from the cruise terminal/Straw Market area.
 
When to Get There

Opening hours for the majority of shops and restaurants in Arawak Cay are 10am–10pm, although this might vary slightly from place to place. The area can be especially busy when there are cruise ships in port.
 
National Art Gallery of the Bahamas
Explore the heritage and culture of the islands with a visit to the National Art Gallery of the Bahamas. Featuring local artists, with a particular focus on 20th-century and contemporary art, the gallery has a range of permanent and special exhibitions covering painting, sculpture, and photography.
Address: Arawak Cay, Nassau, Bahamas
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13 Tours and Activities to Experience Arawak Cay

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Nassau Historical Guided Bike Tour

Nassau Historical Guided Bike Tour

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Cycle around the island of Nassau during this small-group guided bike tour. Stop at locations such as the historic Fort Charlotte, the home of the Bahamas Governor-General; shop for souvenirs at the Straw Market; and relax on the white-sand beaches of Junkanoo Beach. Sample local Bahamian products like tea at Tasty Teas, small-batch rum at John Watling's Rum Distillery, chocolate at Graycliff Chocolatier, and conch fritters at Arawak Cay.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$61.54
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4X4 6-Seater Buggy Rental in Nassau

4X4 6-Seater Buggy Rental in Nassau

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There's only one way to explore Nassau, and that's by open-top 4x4 UTV. Choose from various rental lengths to suit your schedule, then hop in and set off to discover the island on an unforgettable and fun road trip. See hidden gems and famed spots such as the Queen's Staircase, Arawak Cay, Fort Charlotte, the Caves or just aimlessly wander, enjoying the freedom of your own 4x4 vehicle.
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  • 2 hours to 1 day
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$275.77
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$275.77
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Island jeep tour of Nassau

Island jeep tour of Nassau

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Explore Nassau by Jeep on this 2-hour tour that introduces you to the city's top cultural and historical sights. Enjoy traveling by open-air vehicle for better views as you go along. Select a morning or afternoon departure time when booking. Hotel pickup and drop-off and lunch are included.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$137.89
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4-Hour Nassau Buggy Ride and Beach Tour

4-Hour Nassau Buggy Ride and Beach Tour

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Get off the beaten path on a half-day tour from Nassau by UTV (utility task vehicle). With a guide, shake, rattle, and bump along a scenic road, passing by historical and cultural sites before arriving at a beach for snorkeling. Lunch and a beverage are included at a local restaurant. Snorkeling gear is not included.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$179.85
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Atv tour of Nassau

Atv tour of Nassau

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Take a guided ATV tour to see Nassau on an open-air journey past the city's top sights. Cruise around on your ATV stopping at historical and cultural attractions such as Fort Charlotte, Arawak Cay, and the Queen's Staircase. A traditional Bahamian lunch, all necessary equipment, and hotel transfers are included.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$179.85
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Half-Day Cultural Bike Tour of Downtown Nassau with a Guide

Half-Day Cultural Bike Tour of Downtown Nassau with a Guide

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Take a guided tour of historic Bahamian architecture in Downtown Nassau. Points of interest include the Water Tower, Fort Fincastle, The Queen's Staircase, The Nassau Public Library/ Former Prison, Rawson's Square, the Governor General's House and much more. Discover beautiful murals and photo opportunities as you cruise along colorful buildings of Bay Street. We will take a lunch break at the vibrant and energetic food spot called Arawak Cay where, at a nominal fee, you may sample food and beverages unique to the islands of the Bahamas. Then, a stop at the Straw Market to admire the handiwork of local vendors. Our tours are safely led by friendly, experienced and knowledgeable local guides. Comfortable, clean and well-maintained beach cruisers.
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  • 4 hours
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$75.00
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$75.00

Bahama Life Cultural Scenic Tour

Bahama Life Cultural Scenic Tour

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This unconventional tour is guaranteed to exceed our guests' expectations. It is perfect for visitors who wish to experience Nassau in an unique way. Join in the fun as we pedal through the alluring streets of Nassau on our 15 passenger luxury Tour Bike equipped with a electric motor assist. Our host will entertain and inform you as we explore local and historical locations. Guests will be invited to sample authentic Bahamian appetizers and take pleasure in one the islands most appealing beaches, where you will spend time in the crystal clear waters and revel in the sun. All while sipping on delicious local beer, tropical drinks and enjoying delicious Bahamian cuisine.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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Bus for a Day

Bus for a Day

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Maximize your time in Nassau by renting your own bus for the day. Perfect for families, wedding parties, and groups, choose from more than 30 island activities to create a customized adventure with a pre-arranged itinerary. A professional guide shares a wealth of information about Nassau along the way, and the bus is decked out with snorkeling gear, inflatable toys and rafts, and boogie boards in case you spontaneously decide to hit the beach.
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  • 8 hours
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$490.39
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Tipsy Tours

Tipsy Tours

Tipsy Tours is a fun filled and excited way to have tours without the bore. Enjoy our delicious alcohol or non-alcoholic bahamian beverages while you explore different locations in the island of Nassau.
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  • 1 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$66.67
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$66.67

Island City Tour

Island City Tour

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For the Bahamas, tourism is big business. The facts are simple: tourists visit the island and they spend. They get off the coach or the plane, go to their hotel and then emerge and boost the economy of the place they are visiting. They often travel far and wide with their families in tow to experience in some cases their very first visit to The Bahamas. At Island Girls Taxi and Tours, with our combined hospitality experience we've listened and develop a tour that caters to you...via sight sound smell and taste. Why chance it to anyone else other than us. We love to show you our island, one unique tour at a time.
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  • 2 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$46.16
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Sunday Beach Crawl

Sunday Beach Crawl

Sundays are a lively time on any beach in Nassau. Join us as we cruise along the coast and share in the revelry at several of the islands most prominent beaches. Keep cool with refreshing beverages and enjoy a swim in our crystal clear waters.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$76.93
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Tasty Rythm and Rock Tour

Tasty Rythm and Rock Tour

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This tour gives you a Real Bahamian Experience in your own language. Tastes, sights and the overall rhythm of the Island is felt throughout the tour. It is an unforgettable Cultural explosion! Join us and you won't regret it!
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  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$102.57
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Nightlife Tours by Expressions Bahamas Entertainment

Nightlife Tours by Expressions Bahamas Entertainment

A truly authentic Bahamian experience. The Nightlife Tour Experience is a must! Experience the Culture of the islands with your very own professional local guide. Get a first hand tour of our beautiful islands and the activities it offers Nightlife Tours offers you the ability to visit the hottest venues in town VIP style; we will take you to the best bars, lounges, hangouts and nightclubs in town. Bar Crawls Club Crawls Salsa Parties Reggae Hangouts Spoken Word / Poetry Junkanoo Practices Limo/SUV Service Bus Tours Walking Tours (Day or Night) Open Air Parties
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  • 2 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$100.00
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$100.00

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