West End, the oldest settlement on Grand Bahama. Historical, Cultural, Fun...!!!
Take in the Historical Heritage sites in Grand Bahama's Native Settlements en route to the Home of Hospitality
We will visit the Perfume Factory where you can create your very own signature scent at the same time to take back home with you.
After which, we will visit the Grumma's House cultural center where you will learn all about us, the Bahamas, as a people and a nation. This is of course a stop only if this is of interest to you.
Of course you will want to learn how we make our very own beer at the Bahamian Brewery on this private tour. You will then get to sample everything made there and have as much as you like in the owner's private bar upstairs, Jimmy's Bar.
We will travel through all of our local settlements en route to West End taking in all of our heritage sites
along the way such as the Pinder's Point Lighthouse, Ronnie's Bakery, the Boiling Hole and Josey Cave.
We stop at Paradise Cove for the best snorkeling experience before going on to West End.
This daytrip starts at the Perfume Factory where you will learn how we make our very own fragrances.
In Pinder's Point we will visit the Lighthouse and the Bakery where you sample homemade bread and delicious desserts. Next we visit the Bahamian Brewery where you tour and sample everything made there.
After this, we then tour the local settlements in Eight Mile Rock visiting the Boiling Hole and Josey Cave.
We walk the trail to Josey Cave and Fern Gully. This dry cave has another cave nearby.
We stop at Paradise Cove for snorkeling. Along the way we will have a Bahamian picnic lunch on a beach decided on the day.
Afterwards we go to West End, tour the village and Old Bahama Bay Resort stopping along the way for sampling the best native dishes. You can try fresh conch salad on the bay in West End and the best conch fritters on the island at Rosie's Chicken Nest as we enter the settlement of West End.
At the end of the day, on the beach at Teaser's, you will enjoy a cool island drink of choice.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: I will pick you up at your prearranged location.
End location: I will deliver you to your final destination of choice.
Duration: 6 hours
My vehicle is a Toyota Vanguard six seat SUV which seats six persons, air conditioned and in brand new condition.
This tour is priced for 2 people. I can accommodate up to 4 people, but at an additional cost. Please contact me for a quote, and provide me with the details of your group.
Transportation is included as well as my time as a tri-lingual, fully licensed and insured accredited private island guide.
Unlimited chilled bottled water is provided on all daytrips.
Admission cost for the Bahamian Brewery Tour
Picnic lunch at a beach side location determined on the day
This tour is priced for 2 people. I can accommodate up to 4 people, but at an additional cost. Please contact me for a quote, provide me with the details of your group, and I can customize a tour for you.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
100 USD - You may want to snorkel at Paradise Cove.The cost for the day of full snorkel equipment is $20 per person with a $20 refundable deposit when you return the snorkel equipment used to them.
You may also want to purchase food and drink as well as souvenirs along the way and you will need cash
for any personal purchases and/or expenses.
My recommendation is to budget at least $50 per person for food and drink and another $50 for shopping.
You may want to snorkel at Paradise Cove. The cost for rental of snorkel equipment for the day is $20 per person with a $20 refundable deposit payable to you when the snorkel equipment used is returned.
You may also want to purchase food and drink as well as souvenirs on this day trip so you will need
to bring along cash for any personal purchases and/or expenses.
We will be stopping at the conch stand on our way to or from the Old Bahama Bay Resort in West End for fresh conch salad and at Rosie's Chicken Nest for the best conch fritters on the island. At Old Bahama Bay Resort we will visit Teaser's, a beach side bar where you can enjoy a cool refreshing island drink of your choice. For these stops you will need to have cash. My recommendation is at least $50 per person for food and drink with another $50 for shopping conservatively.
I am a fully licensed guide, and have no restrictions.