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A Taste of Bahamas Cultural Food Tour

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Freeport, Caribbean
A Taste of Bahamas Cultural Food Tour

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icon2 hours 30 minutes  (approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English


Learn about the native culture of the Bahamas during this tour from Freeport. Listen to presentations about Bahamian culture and history, then learn about arts and crafts, the native population and their traditions. Drink Bush Tea and eat traditional Bahamian food like peas and rice prepared with coconut oil by resident chef Princess Dianna. Round-trip transportation from Freeport hotels and the Freeport cruise port is included.
  • Discover Bahamian culture on a tour from Freeport
  • Sample traditional food and drinks while you explore
  • Learn about local arts, crafts, dances, traditions and more
  • Round-trip transfers from your Freeport hotel or cruise port included
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Hotel/Resort/Guest house/Condo/Timeshare & curise port (harbour) pickup and drop-off at designated areas.
Beverage and bottled water
Local driver/guide
Guaranteed to skip the long lines
Purchase of souvenirs

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1/24/2022 - 3/15/2025
Monday - Friday:09:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Pickup at Freeport Harbour is in front of the Bandstand and in the waiting area or lobby of hotels and resorts. Pickup also at Freeport Airport.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Vegetarian option is available. Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Infant meals not included
  • A maximum of 20 people per booking
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Grum Ma's House Cultural Center
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.

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What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during A Taste of Bahamas Cultural Food Tour?
A:The policy on face masks and attendee health is:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
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What is the policy on sanitization during A Taste of Bahamas Cultural Food Tour?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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, Aug 2019
We did the culural food tour with Diana. She was very sweet and we were picked up on time. After driving for about 10 minutes she informed us that we would be having lunch at her home instead of the original location. Not being familiar with the area we felt very vulnerable. We sat through an hour long talk of history some of which was interesting but a lot was just to fill the time. This was also described as a skip the line tour and there wasn't another person in sight. When we were leaving the cultural house her car would not start. She had to pop the hood and fix something. Again we were very uncomfortable. We said we would not be staying for lunch or anymore touring just to take us back to the ship. Although as I said Diana was very sweet I would not recommend this tour.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2019
Linda K, I do apologize for the fact that you felt uncomfortable after the car would not start and a change of location was given. I spoke with Diana to ensure that the tour was given to meet our usual standards. she confirmed that there was a slight car problem (the battery cable became unfastened) which was fix in a reasonable time. Our tour is off the beaten path and we try to give that assurance to all of our guests to generate comfort and security. At times, we do have to make some changes to ensure that the tour is an experience that you will enjoy. I can understand your apprehension with the change, however, if you look at our reviews you would see that we are trustworthy and have never placed our guests in harm's way, take advantage of or try to make them feel uncomfortable. This tour is not for anyone who may feel uncomfortable in the local area. We pride ourselves on having a community that while it may not be what you may have is safe and hospitable. Diana did comply with your wishes and donated the food since it was already prepared. I am happy that you did at least go to Buddies by the Bay even though you chose not to eat. Thank you for your initial choice. Regards, Donald
Authentic Island Experience
, Jun 2018
Donald is an excellent tour guide. Our tour was authentic and intimate. His museum is excellent and the food was very good,
icon Response from Host , Feb 2022
Thought I responded to all my guests. Sorry for the extremely late response! Thank you for your review and your time spent with us. We appreciate you.
Our guide was very informative...
Stanley G
, Oct 2017
Our guide was very informative, polite made the morning very nice.. We learned a lot about the island its people and traditions. Lunch was prepared by local and was quite good.
icon Response from Host , Feb 2020
Stanley G, We like to respond to all of our reviews no matter the content. I am sorry for the late response especially for the great review that you gave. Thank you again. Donald & D iana
We became aware of how the Bahamians...
Malcolm D B
, Sep 2017
We became aware of how the Bahamians lived on Grand Bahama and how they dealt with disasters such as Hurricane Matthew in October 2016. The people were cheerful, neighborly and welcoming to us. Our guide Donald was very informative in describing local culture and explaining how Bahamians differed from other island cultures, the talk and video clips of the Bahamian Junkanoo was particularly good. Princess Diana's meal was first rate each of us enjoyed it very much and I had seconds. The tour concluded with a drive through the city of Freeport with ample explanations and descriptions of the neighborhoods and businesses. Tourists interested in the lifestyles of Bahamians will be interested in this experience.
This was an insightful tour of...
Rockey R
, May 2017
This was an insightful tour of Bahamian culture: music, tradition, life. Donald, our guide, was informed and invested in sharing his knowledge with us. We enjoyed a meal at Buddy's, a local hang-out on the beach. The food was delicious, and the cook worked hard to please. Then, a short drive away, Grum Ma's provided hands-on and audio-visuals of the Bahamian people, the evolution of Bahamian music, and the tradition of Junkanoo, similar to the Mardi Gras Indian tradition with roots connected to Carribean and African origins. I recommend this tour to anyone who is interested in the real Grand Bahama Island.
icon Response from Host , Feb 2022
We are truly sorry that we did not respond to your review much much sooner. Thank you for your kind word and recommendation. We were greateful to have you as our guests.
Excellent, excellent, excellent...
, Nov 2015
Excellent, excellent, excellent. This was a real taste of the Bahamas - not what you see from a cruise ship or resort. I learned more about the islands and their people in this short excursion than I did all week and got treated to the best home cooked Bahamian meal prepared by Chef Princess Diana. If you're looking for fancy this is not it - but if you're looking to see what lays behind the tourist spots - it's a must go.
icon Response from Host , Feb 2020
Jajchez2, I am truly sorry for such a late response. We really truly appreciate your review that helps us to remain viable in theTourism Industry. Thank you so very much, Donald & Diana

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