Your tour begins as you drive through the heart of downtown to Fort Fincastle, which was built to protect the harbor from pirates. After leaving the fort, you'll be able to walk down the Queen's staircase, whose 65 or 66 steps - depending on who's counting - were carved in solid limestone in honor of Queen Victoria's reign. Your next stop is Ardastra Gardens, Zoo and Conservation Center, with four acres of lush tropical gardens, home to the largest collection of Bahamian protected species. You can see the world-famous marching flamingos strut their stuff and feed the beautiful lorry parrots by hand. Enjoy a cool beverage from the Parrot Pit Stop and browse through our newly renovated eclectic gift shop, Toby's Treasures. Your transport from the time of pick-up until drop-off at Ardastra is fully narrated, giving you an inside look at Bahamian culture.
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Customer Reviews for Ardastra Zoo & Gardens
Review 1 for Ardastra Zoo & Gardens
I traveled with:Family
Cruise Date Month:December
Favorite port:Nassau, Bahamas
I want to go here next:Bermuda
Date:January 2, 2013
We by-passed the "tour" and caught the #10 bus to the Zoo. We saw the tour come and go and we still had so much to see. We left when we had seen it all and enjoyed every bit. A very well run zoo. The bus trip is $1.25 each way and offers views along the way.
Our ship pulled into Nassau as an alternate port due to rough seas not allowing us to stop at Great Stirrup Cay. We were only in port for a short while so I took this tour to see the most of Nassau as time would allow. The gardens & zoo were very nice although not very large. There were flamingos & peacocks walking around the grounds that would come right up to you to get their picture taken. On the way in there were some parrots loose on perches that greeted you as you walked by & you could have your picture taken with them on your shoulder if you wished. Our tour guide gave us a lot of information about the area & history of Nassau on the bus ride. We stopped at the fort & had time to climb inside if we wished to get pictures. We did not climb the Queen's Staircase as the other people on the bus didn't want to as it was very hot. We went back to the harbor & had plenty of time to shop in the local artists market area. They sell some very beautiful woodcarvings,, pottery , leather goods, t-shirts etc.. here at a very reasonable price..