Things to do in Freeport, Bahamas

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Freeport is one of the closest islands to Miami and Ft. Lauderdale. It’s just a thirty-minute fight away, making it an excellent destination to add on to a stay in the US.

 

Snorkel/Kayak/Blue Hole Tour

If you want to explore secluded beaches, learn about the island’s history, and eat a local meal, this is one the best excursions in Freeport for you. Depart Freeport and go on a fifty-mile drive east as you learn about the history of the island from your tour guide. You''ll be taken to the very east side of Freeport to one of the most beautiful, secluded beaches. You can then go on a kayak tour to explore two blue holes. 

 

Stingray excursion at Sandy Cay

Ever dreamed of feeding stingrays and swimming with lemon sharks? The thought of it is a lot scarier than it sounds, but when you’re in the hands of  guides from West End Ecology Tours, you know you’ll be just fine. On this Freeport excursion, set out by boat from Old Bahama Bay, on the west end of Grand Bahama Island, and ride thirty minutes out to Sandy Cay. Sandy Cay is surrounded by shallow, crystal clear blue waters. Here you will spend some time with the sting rays and learn how to feed them.  Just be sure to keep your hands above water, and don’t be scared. If you’re calm, they’ll be calm too! After spending some time with the stingrays, you’ll head to a nearby shipwreck to snorkel.

 

Have dinner at a fish fry 

If you want a truly local experience, having dinner at Fish Fry is one of the best things to do in Freeport for foodie travelers. They only take place on Wednesday nights, so ensure that your trip planning allows for this. It’s the best opportunity to have conch fritters and local beer. A number of them take place next to each other at Smith’s Point (near Freeport). Be sure to stay past 9 pm when the music gets going.

 

Safari jeep tour

There’s nothing like the feeling of cruising in a Jeep with the top off. On this tour, you get to explore the central part of the island, see the homes of some of the richest that call the island home and explore the caves and beaches of Grand Lucayan National Park. It even includes a stop at Gold Rock Beach, known as Freeport’s most beautiful beach.

 

Watch the sunset from Manta Ray beach club

If you’re looking to capture a beautiful sunset, Manta Ray Beach Club is a great spot. It’s a beach club so you can dine or enjoy the music. But be sure to get here to enjoy a sunset. The photo opportunities are incredible. Make sure to get there for golden hour so you get that warm, sunset glow.

 

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