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Bahamas East End and Lucayan National Park Tour

Bahamas East End and Lucayan National Park Tour

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Grand Bahama Island, Caribbean
Safety measures
icon5 hours  (approx.)
Pickup offered
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds
Safety measures
icon5 hours  (approx.)
Pickup offered
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

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Safety measures
icon5 hours  (approx.)
Pickup offered
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Explore Lucayan National Park on this half-day adventure on Grand Bahama. Discover one of the largest underwater cave systems in the world and trek along a boardwalk to Gold Rock Beach's miles of white sands. View native Bahamian birds and colorful tropical fish on this outing that's perfect for outdoor enthusiasts and nature lovers. 
  • Visit the Lucayan National Park and explore its fascinating caves
  • Stroll along Gold Rock Beach and soak up the sun
  • Enjoy the company of a wide variety of wild birds and colorful fish
  • Complimentary pickup and drop off from most Freeport hotels
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Half day guided tour
Hotel pickup and drop off
Gratuities
Food and drinks (available for purchase at a nearby restaurant)
Freeport Port
10:00 AM
Tour commences with pick up at your Freeport hotel or the Port
Following pickup at your Grand Bahama hotel, board your vehicle for the short ride to visit Lucayan National Park on a less crowded part of Grand Bahama. 

Walk through the vibrant tropical park, viewing a myriad of native birds in the trees and colorful fish in the lagoons. Visit Gold Rock Beach, accessible by a wooden boardwalk, to enjoy the sugar-soft white sand and gentle waves lapping the beach. Simply relax or beachcomb, looking for driftwood and unusual shells, enjoying the peace and quiet that comes with escaping the busy area around Freeport.

This park is home to one of the longest explored underwater cave systems in the world. Encompassing 42 acres (17 hectares,) this park includes five different ecological zones. Visit the caves where the island's Arawak Indians lived before Columbus' discovery of the Bahamas.

After exploring this off-the-beaten-path attraction, your guide will return to your hotel.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travelers
  • OPERATED BY H.Forbes Charter Service
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Bahamas East End and Lucayan National Park Tour?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Bahamas East End and Lucayan National Park Tour.
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What is the social distancing policy during Bahamas East End and Lucayan National Park Tour?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Bahamas East End and Lucayan National Park Tour.

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  • "Not to mention, not crowded at all and very secluded." See review

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star-5
National Park tour with Leonard
Robert_K
, Apr 2022
Leonard was a great and accommodating tour guide with great energy and explanations. We asked to be dropped off to garden of the groves and he did so without hesitation. He also kept high energy throughout the tour and kept us engaged! Would recommend this tour.
icon Response from Host , Apr 2022
Thank you for your review! We are so glad that you had a good time.
star-4
beautiful beach
Stanley_B
, Jul 2021
beautiful beach, friendly guide. Guide picked us up from Freeport airport, very convenient for our family.
star-5
Good time
sherry_c
, Aug 2019
The caves where ok the beaches both of them where wonderful Lenard was a very nice and considerate one of the highlights of the tour
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Good time
sherry_c
, Aug 2019
Lenard was a great host very funny! The two beaches where great the restaurant was very good food and wacky banana and conch burger where yummy 😊
star-5
Well worth the money for the tour guide alone
Mark_M
, Jul 2019
Overall a very good value. The caves were interesting; but not the most exciting. I found the trails around them and the mangrove swamp a bit more interesting especially with the signs posted explaining what different types of vegetation were. Gold Rock beach was amazing. Beautiful water, great sand bar for swimming, very picturesque, and isolated. Made you feel completely escaped from civilization. Restaurant and beach after were decent. Food was good and great sitting and having a conch burger and local beer overlooking the ocean. But by far best part was our guide. Extremely friendly, knowledgeable, easy going, professional, and engaging. Gave much information about the Bahamas and our location while in the bus and touring the caves; but allowed us to explore the areas ourselves otherwise. He made the trip fun and interesting without going overboard. Saw him the next day at the restaurant with a different group and remembered us and came over and chatted with us for about 15 min. One of the best tour guides I ever have and his fellow tour guide he introduced us to seemed to be very similar in nature. Would highly recommend this tour and any from H. Forbes as everyone we met from there was great.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-4
Gold Rock Beach is your attraction!!
Melissa_H
, Oct 2018
Our tour guide, Reno, was great! The park is small and so are the caves. I didn’t know this tour was going to two beaches. The first one was Gold Rock beach, which was INCREDIBLE. It reminded me of Trunk Bay at St.John. Reno let the group vote on how long to visit at each beach. He said the other beach had food. Therefore, the group went with Banana Bay beach for the longest time. If I knew what the beaches looked like before I went, I would of choose Gold Rock all the way. It is so clear and you can see the waving sand thru the water. Not to mention, not crowded at all and very secluded. I had snacks so food wasn’t a need for me. All I can say is go see Gold Rock beach, you won’t regret it!
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Worst experience ever!!
Cara_T
, Jul 2018
This attraction was a disappointment from the begining. We were on a cruise and this was our excuriosion for the day at port. I called prior to out arrival to confirm the timing since we would be arriving that day. The person who answered would not listen to my concerns and even once speaking to management I wasnt sure that we would be picked up at the right time. Once it was time to meet with the tour guide, we were treated as if we were stupid because we wanted to confirm that we were on the right tour. When we finaly got on the transportation, we drove around for almost 2 hours picking other people up from their hotels. When we got to the last hotel they discovered that they had too small of a bus for all of the people that had bought tickets so we had to wait another 20 minutes for a bigger bus. When we finaly made it to the national park it was amazing and beautiful! I would recommend visiting here because the caves were unique and the beach was fairly secluded so it was not over crowded. After the park, they took us to a a restaurant that wasnt horrible but it was limited on choices to eat and it was the only place to eat nearby. As we made our way back and dropped off the other people at their hotels, we were informed by the driver that since we had to go back to the cruise port he was going to drop us off with a different bus (not associated with our tour at all). He dropped us off at what appeared to be another beach area were people from the cruises were spending their day. We got on the bus, where we began to wait another 30+ minutes to leave because they wanted to fill the bus all the way. As we made our way back to the port, we discovered that the bus wasnt even going back to our cruise ship but to another one that was not within easy walking distance. Eventually we were taken back to our ship and we were happy the craziness was finally over with. This was one of the most painful and stressful tours I have ever been on. I'm sure part of the issues were because we were on a cruise but they told us that would be no problem and that they do it that all the time. I'm glad there was another family from our ship going through this with us or I'm sure I would have lost my mind. I would not recommend this tour at all!!
2 travelers found this review helpful
star-5
We had an awesome trip with Biggie I...
Rina S
, Feb 2018
We had an awesome trip with Biggie I think that was the name of the tour guide/bus driver. We booked the day before and everything went smoothly! We were picked up in the port before 10am. The tour-guide was very knowledgeable of all aspects of life in Bahamas. We drove to the Caves of Lucayan National Park, beautiful!!!, then from there walked 5 min to the Gold Rock Beach. Best beach I've ever been!!!! Spectacular! After about 1.5 hour, we drove to another smaller also very beautiful beach that had a nice restaurant. After an hour of more swimming we headed back and were back to the port on time by 3pm. Amazing day, highly recommend this tour.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-4
Loved the tour guide, he was very nice...
Anna L
, Oct 2017
Loved the tour guide, he was very nice and informative!
star-5
A thoroughly enjoyable escape from...
Sean S
, Jul 2017
A thoroughly enjoyable escape from our island getaway. We were picked up from our hotel, Viva Fortuna, in a large tour bus and during the 20-25 minute drive to our first stop at Lucayan National Park, our very knowledgable guide delighted us with historical information and anecdotes about the Bahamas. The the first stop brought us to the caves, filled with dozens if not hundreds of napping bats.The best had yet to come, however, as the next stop was Gold Rock Beach. This trip was worth the price alone, an amazingly beautiful location where we stayed for over an hour. Finally, we stopped for lunch at a cute little restaurant on the beach. The food was wonderful try the conch! and the view is equally impressive. I would highly recommend this trip if you're looking to get away from your hotel for a few hours to try something different.
star-5
Some of the truly most beautiful...
nancy_b
, Jul 2017
Some of the truly most beautiful beaches in the world...
star-5
The National park is small and not...
Angela M
, Jun 2017
The National park is small and not much to see but Gold Rock beach is stunningly beautiful. It was definitely worth the trip. Our bus driver gave us a lot of historical information on the Bahamas and that was interesting too. Nice day!
star-4
Hotel pickup and drop off time is...
Susan_H
, Apr 2017
Hotel pickup and drop off time is included in the tour time shown, so we didn't have much time at the beach. Our guide Trevor was good and the two beaches and park visited were worth the money.
star-2
I was picked up from the port from...
Dianna B
, Apr 2017
I was picked up from the port from my cruise ship. My son and I spent 2 hours on the bus while it went around picking everyone else up. The caves were a disappointment. The tour guide was knowledgeable and very friendly. The small path to the two caves was rocky. I feared that the older tourists may hurt themselves on the paths. The beach was so worth the whole experience. The beach was about a quarter to half a mile hike from the road, but the beach was clean, the water was beautiful, and there were few people about so it was not crowded. We only had an hour to spend at the beach not enough time, but it made the cost and the rest of the tour tolerable. One thing that the tour company did that surprised and please me was that they sent a shuttle at our third location to pick my son and I up so we did not have to spend another 2 hours on the bus while dropping everyone off before us. Again the caves were a big disappointment, but everything else made up for them.
star-5
Trevor, our guide was really nice...
Venessa_T
, Feb 2017
Trevor, our guide was really nice and made sure we were set on the right bus back to the port. The caves were interesting but I thought we could snorkel-not so. The beach is very primordial and open. We are at a nice restaurant bit no conch salad. The cracked conch was very good though.
star-5
Trevor was a great tour guide! He...
Joana F
, Jan 2017
Trevor was a great tour guide! He was so nice, courteous and funny. He was very knowledgeable about everything the tour and beach had to offer. We definitely saw and learned about many new things. And the Gold Rock Beach literally across the road from Lucayan National Park is absolutely breathtaking. It was a wonderful experience I highly recommend this tour, you wont be disappointed.
star-5
A lot of fun. See cool things with a...
Megan R
, Jan 2017
A lot of fun. See cool things with a chill day on beautiful beaches!
star-5
Wow! This is a MUST DO! Gold Rock...
Matthew J
, Nov 2016
Wow! This is a MUST DO! Gold Rock beach is soon beautiful! Biggie was a wonderful, pleasant, knowledgeable, tour guide. If you don't do anything else take this tour. My resort was not offering this so it is a good thing i found it on Viator.
star-2
The trip takes you to the caves then...
Lorraine_F
, Jul 2016
The trip takes you to the caves then you get to spend time on the beautiful Gold Rock Beach to swim or just relax. After the beach the guide takes you for 1 hour lunch then hop back on the bus and takes you back to the hotel. Very short trip to say we were picked up at 9.45am then dropped off by 2.30. The walk to the beach is a good walk so not for people who need assistance with walking. Drinks are available at the parking lot by the caves.
star-1
Driver didn't show up .we didn't...
Charbel_R
, Jul 2016
Driver didn't show up .we didn't have international phone to call so we walk to security gate and they try to call him but he never answer. Another driver from the same company pick us up and took us to him . bad experience in foreign country we felt for moment like a setup. Nice beaches.

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