Freeport is one of the most relaxing port of calls when traveling on a Caribbean cruise to The Bahamas. Home to beautiful white sand beaches and crystalline waters, this large island also offers plenty of exciting and adventurous activities. Delivering a perfect taste of the tropics, the island also boasts unique sights, excellent shopping and delicious restaurants serving fresh seafood and local Caribbean fare. If you are going to travel to Freeport, consider trying some of these top 10 activities.
Freeport offers a number of unique attractions that you’ll be glad you had the chance to see. Exploring by boat or vehicle gives you a chance to truly experience this island paradise during your cruise vacation.
1. Tour the Garden of the Groves and the Local Bazaar
Tour the beautiful Garden of the Groves which feature a wide array of tropical flora and fauna, as well as some breathtaking waterfalls. Photo opportunities abound! You’ll also pass the International Bazaar for great souvenir shopping opportunity.
2. Visit a Famous Brewery, Perfume Factory and the Marketplace
Home to some truly special sights and locations, the island has plenty of interesting places to experience. You’ll definitely want to visit the Bahamian Brewery where you can sample locally produced beers, the historic perfume factory and, of course, the marketplace where you can partake in some great shopping for yourself or get some souvenirs and gifts for others.
Activities On and Near the Water
The beautiful Caribbean waters surrounding Freeport offer plenty activities to do on and in the sea. Enjoy a wide range of options as you spend a day in paradise! Enjoy a calm and peaceful day at the beach with your family or take a ride along the coast where you can see other parts of the island not accessible by car. During your stay, you’ll experience relaxation, luxury, and adventure like never before!
3. View the Aquatic Life on a Glass-Bottom Boat
A special vessel with a glass bottom is the perfect way for everyone to get a glimpse of the colorful array of aquatic life while on a cruise. Through the floor of the glass-bottom boat, you’ll see spectacular coral formations as well as a shipwreck. The boat may even afford you a view of a medieval castle, a historical landmark on the island.
4. Swim with Dolphins
One of the most exciting and popular attractions you can be a part of is swimming with dolphins. This excursion is both educational and interactive, plus, you’ll learn plenty about these playful and majestic animals when you spend time with them in their natural lagoon habitat. It is truly a grand experience, sure to provide great memories.
5. Enjoy Bottom Fishing
With a wide variety of fish swimming along the bottom of these Caribbean waters, you’ll get a chance to bottom fish while onboard a custom-designed fishing boat. It’s a great way to enjoy the waters and sightsee in The Bahamas while also trying your luck at catching some fish.
6. Cruise on a Catamaran and Go Snorkeling
View the beaches and tropical paradise of Freeport on board a catamaran cruise as you sail along the coastline. You’ll get a chance to see what lies beneath the waters when you take a break for some snorkeling. Afterwards, you’ll be treated to rum punch while listening to great island music.
7. Beach Fun for the Family
Since it is one of the largest Bahamian islands, Freeport is surrounded by miles of beaches. Whether you’re looking for a secluded beach for some rest and relaxation or you’re on a family cruise and want a beach with plenty of activities for everyone, you’ll have no problem finding a beach the whole family can enjoy.
For the Adventure Seeker
This large island offers plenty of excitement for outdoor enthusiasts and adventure seekers.
8. Kayak Through Freeport’s National Park
While paddling on kayaks through the creeks of Lucayan National Park, you’ll see mangrove forests, an assortment of native animal and plant species in their natural habitat, while learning about the history of the island.
9. Take a Jeep Tour of the Island
Get used to driving on the left side of the road when you drive your own jeep while on a tour of some of the iconic sights around Freeport. You’ll be treated to views of waterfalls, lovely gardens, and many other interesting island highlights.
10. Go Biking Across Freeport
If biking is more your style, you’ll be able to truly enjoy a biking experience like never before when you tour the island on a bicycle. A leisurely bike ride lets you see many of the sights and sounds of Freeport. There will plenty of opportunities to stop for beach breaks or enjoy some local fare.
From simply relaxing to enjoying local entertainment, and from tasting unique fare to trying your hand at a little gambling, Freeport will certainly keep you busy. Everything you need to make lasting memories with friends, family, and loved ones on your Bahamian cruise is here.
Note: Onboard activities, shore excursions, and dining options may vary by ship and destination.