Getting Around Nassau
It's easy to get around the main heart of Nassau on foot, but if you want to visit Paradise Island, home to Atlantis Resort, or spend time on one of the many beaches, you'll need to take a taxi.
There are plenty of taxis available at the Welcome Center, but you may have to wait as the driver tries to get more passengers to travel with you if it's a taxi van.
Water taxis operate between Nassau and Paradise Island, but tend to wait until they are full before departing, so may not be the best option if you're in a hurry.
Water taxi to Paradise Island: $3 per person; tickets for the water taxi may be purchased at the tour desk at Festival Place and at Woodes Rogers Wharf right next door. The trip is approximately 10 minutes each way. Ferries leave every half hour on the hour from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm.
Jitneys are Nassau's public buses that ferry passengers to and from downtown Nassau / Bay Street, Cable Beach and to the foot of Paradise Island Bridge, but not over the bridge. For around $1.25 per person each way, they run between 6:30am and 6pm, approximately every 30 minutes. Bus stops can be found downtown, at the hotels and beaches, and you can also flag one down with a wave of your hand.
For a casual tour of Nassau climb inside a colorful horse and carriage tour. You can find them located around downtown Nassau and at Festival Place/Prince George Wharf near the cruise ship dock. The cost is around $10 per person for a 20-25 minute tour. It's a great and relaxing way to see the island and get a historic experience as well.
From Prince George Dock (Harbour)
Nassau International Airport $27.00
Lyford Cay $35.00
South Ocean $38.00
Cable Beach $15.00
Paradise Island (Atlantis) $4.00 per person
Fares are established for the conveyance of the first two passengers. For the conveyance of each additional passenger $3.00.
Additional Charges - Per vehicle
Paradise Island $1.00 (for bridge toll)
All prices subject to change, provided for guidance only