Freeport Cruise Port
Grand Bahama Island’s Freeport Cruise Port at Lucayan Harbour is a popular and convenient jumping-off point for cruisers to experience the Bahamas’ famous white-sand beaches and water sports. In contrast with the other Bahamian cruise port in the capital city of Nassau on New Providence Island, this laid-back launch pad for Caribbean fun is less about the bustle and more about the beach break.
Freeport shore excursions from Lucayan Harbour allow travelers to make the most of their stop on Grand Bahama Island. Opt for a full- or half-day city tour for some Freeport sightseeing and duty-free shopping or book a brewery tour for some local ales. If you’re looking to immerse yourself in nature, you can spend a day kayaking at Turtle Park or tour Lucayan National Park.
Other Freeport excursion options include relaxing at Taino Beach or Viva Wyndham Fortuna Beach; taking a scuba diving or snorkeling tour; and joining in on a beach bonfire party, where you can sip rum cocktails.
Things to Know Before You Go
Freeport Cruise Port terminal offers touist information, restrooms, car rental, duty-free shopping, restaurants, and bars.
Freeport cruise excursions typically include pickup and drop-off from the cruise dock.
Given Grand Bahama Island’s size and Freeport’s central location, it is easy enough to see the top sites in one day.
Most cruises run to the Bahamas from December to May; the hurricane season runs from about June to November.
How to Get to Port Lucaya From the Freeport Cruise Port
While it’s too far to walk from Freeport’s Lucayan Harbour to the downtown area known as Port Lucaya, the downtown is just a 10-minute taxi ride away. Most taxis will offer to make the trip for a flat fee of about $15, although there are also shuttle vans with slightly lower prices. The harbor is located just over 5 miles (9 kilometers) from the International Bazaar.
Grand Bahama Island is a frequented stop on cruise lines arriving from Florida. The tropical island’s close proximity to the United States and official language of English means that English-speaking travelers are not likely to run into any communication issues. Both US and Bahamian dollars are accepted all over Grand Bahama Island.