Nassau Ardastra Gardens Excursion Reviews

Nassau Ardastra Gardens cruise excursion
Overall Rating
The Ardastra Gardens, Zoo and Conservation Park in Nassau is home to dozens of species of animals, birds and reptiles, including an indigenous Bahamian parrot bred here in captivity.
Member Image lynnc2015
1 review
Feb 2017
Enjoyed the wildlife and very much liked the Flamingo March!
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Provider: Took a cab there.
Member Image HighSeasRoller
1 review
Jan 2017
Much to see in the wildlife department along with foliage of the tropics. The Pink Flamingo Show is not to be missed.
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Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Member Image blingbling
2 reviews
Jan 2017
3 flamingo shows a day. Parrot feeding was followed by flamingo drill.
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Provider: taxi on our own
Member Image naomiyu
1 review
Dec 2016
The garden is clean
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Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Member Image Kacot
1 review
Nov 2016
Seems rundown, but maybe they are recovering from the hurricane?
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Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Member Image Medic9701
2 reviews
Sep 2016
We took a cab from the port ($15 for 6 people) for a self-paced tour of the zoo. It opens at 9 AM and the Flamingo Show and Lory Parrot feeding included in the price. What a variety of animals and AMAZING photo opportunities.
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Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Member Image Kaybee517
1 review
Sep 2016
This excursion is about 3 hours but goes by fast. You'll get a tour of downtown Bahamas via small bus by one of the locals, a visit to the Zoo and then back on the bus to ride and hear about local history on the Island. The tour ends back where you started- close to entry by the cruise ship.
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Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Member Image BenjiRodney
13 reviews
Aug 2016
Good drive to the gardens, got to see the Flamingo Show and feed birds.
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Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Member Image jmccracken19
1 review
Aug 2016
They load you on a bus and you visit a small zoo. Not all that exciting but the bird feeding experience was cool. The guide informed us about the city outside our windows along the way.
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Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Member Image eajusa
2 reviews
Jul 2016
We actually were in Nassau twice; once in place of Belize and the other as scheduled. First time I enjoyed a wild time talking to all the birds and other animals at Ardatsra. We also went to an historic fort and took a city tour which was very enlightening. On our second visit, I just went shopping. Watch out for all the folks who practically attack on the streets trying to sell you something.
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Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Member Image Sunandbeach
1 review
Jul 2016
A fun way to get away from the crowds and great to do if the weather is a little rainy
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Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Member Image leeleesma
1 review
Jun 2016
Very niceplace
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Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Member Image jsparksok@gmail.com
1 review
May 2016
Excellent expeience. Small zoo, but great to see some unusual animals.
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Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Member Image Desdemona1952
1 review
May 2016
It was nice and calm lots of Flamingos
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Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Member Image SpiritAnimal
1 review
Mar 2016
The tour was so beautiful, and the animals in the gardens were stunning. The whole island was amazing.
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Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Member Image weatherguy97
1 review
Mar 2016
Our tour guide was awesome! He took us around and showed us the town of Nassau and educated us on the people of the Bahamas. The horror began at Adastra Gardens. I do not think the Bahamas hold the same standards as Americans do with their captive wildlife. The water in the Adastra gardens was stagnant and looked like a swamp. It smelled of animal wast and was appalled that another group of flamingos were drinking and wading in it. Many of the animals did not look very healthy. At the end you could have your picture taken with a cockatoo that honestly looked old and or emaciated.
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Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Member Image cnmatl7
3 reviews
Dec 2015
Great tour
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Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Member Image grammah317
1 review
Nov 2015
This is something you do once. The flamingo show was very enjoyable but as far as the zoo it had birds, some monkeys and a few snakes. The ground was very uneven for walking. Gift shop was extremely overpriced. Wanted $32.00 for a t-shirt. Went on a short bus tour of the city but they didn't stop for pictures except at a fort. You had 15 minutes to either go up the hill to the fort or go to the stands where you could bargain with the natives. One was as cheap as the other.
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Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Member Image Ellie2015
1 review
Oct 2015
Cute zoo but not much to see.
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Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Member Image CliveS
2 reviews
Aug 2015
A short sightseeing drive around the town with a very knowledgeable driver was followed by a visit to the zoo. this is very small with few exhibits, the main one being flamingos that march in formation around a parade ring. Trip was spoiled by torrential rain
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Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Member Image foxylady206
1 review
Jun 2015
See my description in the Baltimore spot. Great experience. Carvin was a great bus driver. He was funny and entertaining. Loved the tour and Loved zoo. Fed the parrots and walked with the flamingos!
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Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Member Image redhdkat@gmail.com
1 review
May 2015
Only malted this as good because zoo is somewhat small. The march of the flamingos is wonderful. They even had a small snack shack and a gift shop. Their pictures were good too.
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Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Member Image SandChair53
1 review
Apr 2015
Zoo had few animals and most were birds. Not much of a "garden" to see. There was no guide. Two young girls did a show with the "flamingo's" that walk around amongst you and that was the highlight of the tour. Nothing spectacular there. We went in a small bus with other travelers and got a tour of city. The driver was funny and pointed out a lot about the history of the city but largely, this was a wasted trip and money. The city is poor and dirty. Don't waste your money or time getting off the ship unless you do a water excursion or visit Atlantis. This might be good for people with small children who can't do much else.
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Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Member Image KMB5
1 review
Apr 2015
The trip is very nice, you get a little sight seeing in as well. The flamingo's and little parrots feeding off your hand make for nice pictures. It was worth the price of the trip.
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Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Member Image NancyOu
1 review
Mar 2015
This tour gave us a chance to see a bit of Nassau and a small exotic garden with plenty of tropical plants and some tropical birds and animals. I did not come away completely overwhelmed, but it was a pleasant outing even if we did start out in the rain.
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Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line

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