Cruising to Freeport, Grand Bahama

Grand Bahama tourist information.

Freeport, Grand BahamaGrand Bahama Island is a complete vacation destination.  On Grand Bahama Island, you can combine a glamorous vacation at an upscale resort with the charming allure of a small town. Boasting one of the world’s largest underwater cave systems, three national parks, endless beaches and crisp blue water, Grand Bahama Island has it all.

Port Lucaya

Port Lucaya and its marketplace have evolved into the tourist hub of the island and is the location of many restaurants and shops. Various water-related activities as well as tours can be organized through the tourist booths in Port Lucaya. Freeport’s got everything from shops and beaches to restaurants and a casino — not to mention a handful of major golf courses. Live music and entertainment is also offered weekly, although Friday and Saturday nights tend to be the most popular nights (especially during spring break).


FreeportFreeport is the main city on Grand Bahama, an island in the northwest Bahamas off the Florida coast. The action is sizzling in Freeport, the resort center of Grand Bahama Island. It’s best known for the oceanfront Lucaya district’s beaches, resorts, shopping and plenty of razzle-dazzle entertainment, from a casino to music clubs to barefoot beach bars.. All cruise ships arriving in Freeport Bahamas will be docking at the Lucayan Harbour, located on the West side of Grand Bahama Island (Freeport). All guests arriving on a cruise ship will most likely be headed to Port Lucaya, the center of tourist activity in Freeport Bahamas.

Bahamas tourist attractions

Dreaming of snorkeling, remote beach & a little pampering. Dive into crystal clear waters and discover a living coral reef. Then cruise along the coast to a deserted white sand beach. Enjoy a delicious lunch off the grill & explore, play games or simply relax…

Nearby, Deadman’s Reef is popular for snorkeling, and the surrounding offshore waters have many dive sites. Up the coast, Lucayan National Park features extensive underwater caves plus kayaking and nature trails.

Lucayan National Park

Lucayan National Park is the crown jewel of the three parks on Grand Bahama Island. The 40-acre park located 25 miles east of Freeport, and is the only place where visitors can see all of the island’s 6 ecosystems in one location. When visiting the park you’ll see thousands of pine trees, ferns, mangroves and dozens of rare flower species, including orchids.

Junkanoo Beach

Of all the beaches in Freeport, Junkanoo is the easiest to get to from the cruise ships, yet it doesn’t get unbearably crowded. For just $5, you’ll get access to the white sandy beach, a beach chair, an umbrella, kayaks, and pedal boats.

Scuba Diving

Grand Bahama Island’s reputation as a diver’s paradise. When you dive deep into the crystal clear waters of Grand Bahama, you’ll find detailed coral gardens, playful dolphins and inviting blue spaces. There is so much to discover beyond the beach!

Vast Underwater Caves

Dive beneath the surface to explore a cavernous world that’s one of the biggest and among the most environmentally distinct. The cave system is accessible from both land and sea, with permission to dive required in some areas.

Find and plan your next cruise out of Galveston, Texas cruise port to Freeport, Grand Bahama.

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