Overview Freeport

Visiting Freeport

Located on the large Grand Bahama Island, Freeport’s rich waters, beautiful reefs and subtropical climate have made it a popular destination for divers, beach bums and families alike. The waters off Freeport are packed with wildlife, from dolphins to octopus to sea turtles and sharks, and there’s no better place to see them all than at Dead Man’s Reef. Named for the large number of ships it sank in the 18th century, Dead Man’s Reef is one of the most popular snorkeling destinations in the Bahama, frequented by snorkel tours like Pat and Diane Fantasia Tours and Rainbow Reef Snorkeling. The island is a popular destination for scuba divers as well, with outfits like Sunn Odyssey Divers specializing in small-group dives of reefs and wrecks. Freeport’s land-bound wildlife is no less impressive, with a large variety of feral (but often friendly) creatures like pigs, goats and horses... Read More Located on the large Grand Bahama Island, Freeport’s rich waters, beautiful reefs and subtropical climate have made it a popular destination for divers, beach bums and families alike. The waters off Freeport are packed with wildlife, from dolphins to octopus to sea turtles and sharks, and there’s no better place to see them all than at Dead Man’s Reef. Named for the large number of ships it sank in the 18th century, Dead Man’s Reef is one of the most popular snorkeling destinations in the Bahama, frequented by snorkel tours like Pat and Diane Fantasia Tours and Rainbow Reef Snorkeling. The island is a popular destination for scuba divers as well, with outfits like Sunn Odyssey Divers specializing in small-group dives of reefs and wrecks. Freeport’s land-bound wildlife is no less impressive, with a large variety of feral (but often friendly) creatures like pigs, goats and horses frequenting the beaches and pine forests of the Grand Bahama Island. Garden of the Groves is a popular Freeport wildlife spot, where families flock for the beautiful tropical birds, iguanas and reptiles that call its paths home. A pot-bellied pig and pygmy goat petting zoo doesn’t hurt much either. For those who prefer shopping over snorkeling, the international and traditional offerings at International Bazaar Freeport are not to be missed. Neither are the many bars and restaurants that the city offers. So once you’ve booked your flight and found the right hotel, peruse our pages to create itinerary inspired by your fellow travelers to Freeport.    Close

Stories and Tips Freeport

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Off the Beaten Path

Written by Blackhat72 on 08 Jul, 2007

I've been to Freeport twice in the last 45 days on business. Because of this, I've had the opportunity to see more than the average tourist and have had the chance to meet "regular" people. So far, I've found very few who weren't…Read More


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Two Days in Freeport, Grand Bahamas

Written by Jalpari on 05 Jun, 2005

The ship felt as if it was coming to a stop--a slow sort of dragging--as it made its way into port in Freeport, Grand Bahamas. I woke up and looked out the window. The color of the water had changed and was clear…Read More


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Getting to the Bahamas

Written by Jalpari on 04 Jun, 2005

Let me provide you with the basics. A is for Adrienne. That’s me, which would also make me the Author of this tale. B is for a couple of things: Birthday, Boat, and Bahamas. C is for Celebrating one of the three Bs…Read More


Freeport

Written by Prose20770 on 08 May, 2003

As the Washington Metropolitan area was gripped by fear of the sniper attacks, my husband, best friends, and I put together a hasty plan to travel to Freeport. We had intended to do something fun anyway since my birthday in October falls the day…Read More


GBI -- Worth a Visit

Written by Nancynb on 24 Apr, 2004

Grand Bahamas Island is definitely worth a visit. The island is small and beautiful with miles of secluded beaches once you take the time to get away from the tourist areas. Taino Beach, where we stayed at the Ritz Beach Resort, is a great family…Read More


Dolphin Swim

Written by Gracie May on 20 Aug, 2005

I did swim with the dolphins. It was a good experience, and I enjoyed it. We were in the water as a group of six with one dolphin. I would say that we were swimming for about 15 minutes. The trainer…Read More


Give me a beach and some sunshine............

Written by Diane'sgottago on 10 Feb, 2004

The beach was great! When the sun shined, everyone was happy. Unfortunately, it rained and was cold and so many people were miserable. We have to go south beyond the Bahamas-in-the-wintertime people! This I should have known having lived in the Caribbean and…Read More


Little known facts

Written by ronhar on 17 Feb, 2003

We have discovered a way to get around freeport free, or nearly free. The ferry from Ritz Resort drops you off at the marketplace in town. Walk over to the OUR LUCAYA Hotel and there is a FREE shuttle to the Casino (and International Market)…Read More


Grand Bahama

Written by csully on 11 Aug, 2002

There is a 15% gratuity on all restaurant bills. Off of the resorts, the food is good and not expensive. Breakfast specials are only $2.95 at the International bazaar. Be prepared to wait because no one hurries.…Read More


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Fishing in the Freeport Area

Written by laddie2d on 21 Mar, 2006

For bone fishing, contact Capt. Perry in McLeanstown, on the east end of the island. We caught 14 fish on a "bad"-weather day! Last November, hubby caught a 30+-pound fish with a lightweight fly tackle. It took an hour and 45 minutes to bring into…Read More


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