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Pirates of Nassau

Duration: Half Day

pirates of nassau

Piracy isn’t exactly the first thing that springs to mind when thinking of a Caribbean holiday in the Bahamas, but this tropical paradise attracted the greatest concentration of pirates ever seen in the New World to its shores in Nassau during The Golden Age of Piracy – a period roughly spanning from the 1650s to the 1720s.

This fascinating tour will take you to Pirates of Nassau, an interactive pirate attraction and museum located in the heart of downtown Nassau, the capital and largest city in the Bahamas − formerly known as New Providence. Learn about this historic city’s role in piracy, and its port which was used by the pirates as their base camp during this period.

Nassau’s waters were too shallow for Navy warships, but deep enough for pirate vessels to come on shore. Nassau Port was perfectly situated, giving the pirates easy access from which to attack the passing merchant ships that sailed along the rich trade routes of the Caribbean. The port also had two well-guarded entrances, which provided the pirates with additional security − the perfect pirate base.

Nassau’s community thrived during this time, attracting rogues, merchants and wild women from far and wide. Venture back in time and get a glimpse of the dangerous life as a bloodthirsty pirate when you climb onboard a replica of the pirate ship Revenge. Enjoy the adventure of a lifetime as you come face to face with the infamous Blackbeard and his fellow rogue pirates. Hear them plan their next attack and listen to the frightening sounds of gunfire all around you; explore the lower decks and hear the final prayer of an unlucky victim before he walks the gangplank. You can also enjoy a taste of authentic Bahamian history through an exhibit of real pirate objects, which include paintings, cutlasses (swords), pistols and other relics from the Golden Age of Piracy.

The Pirate Pub & Grill, located within the historic Marlborough Arms building, offers delicious, hearty grub to tuck into, including steaks, burgers, chicken and fish. Enjoy tropical drinks, a cold beer or the pub’s famous Pirate Punch in the open air courtyard bar, the perfect setting to relax in after all that excitement.

If you are looking for a special gift or souvenir to take away with you, the pirate gift shop Plunder offers a wide range of pirate merchandise for all ages, including T-shirts, replica guns, pirate jewellery and children’s toys. This tour is great fun for adults and kids alike.

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