Nassau Ardastra Gardens Excursion Reviews

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.
Beautiful grounds, not a typical zoo - many of the animals here were rescues or abandoned.
Sail Date: May 2019
Beautiful grounds, not a typical zoo - many of the animals here were rescues or abandoned. Several parrot species including a lory enclosure where you can feed them apples, Macaws on open perches, 2 African greys, a pair of gorgeous ... Read More
Beautiful grounds, not a typical zoo - many of the animals here were rescues or abandoned. Several parrot species including a lory enclosure where you can feed them apples, Macaws on open perches, 2 African greys, a pair of gorgeous Moluccan cockatoos, a pair of beautiful peacocks roaming the grounds, a Capybara, and of course the famous marching flamingos that put on a precision drill show and then are just wandering around for close up photos! There is also a snack place and bathrooms. You can see that the animals are very well cared for although the cages and enclosures are not fancy or state of the art. Every employee was friendly and knowledgeable. This was a great place to spend a few hours, short cab ride from pier. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: MSC Cruises
took a taxi to Adastra Gardens, got to feed the birds which was a big hit and the highlight of the ...
Sail Date: January 2019
took a taxi to Adastra Gardens, got to feed the birds which was a big hit and the highlight of the stop in Nassau
took a taxi to Adastra Gardens, got to feed the birds which was a big hit and the highlight of the stop in Nassau Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
The Ardastra Gardens excursion would probably be a good one for kids.
Sail Date: December 2018
The Ardastra Gardens excursion would probably be a good one for kids. You go to a small zoo which features flamingos - that takes 90 minutes or so. Then you drive in pretty heavy traffic back toward the port as the driver points out ... Read More
The Ardastra Gardens excursion would probably be a good one for kids. You go to a small zoo which features flamingos - that takes 90 minutes or so. Then you drive in pretty heavy traffic back toward the port as the driver points out government buildings and hotels and such on the way. There is a stop at a fort, but it is impossible to go inside, you can get a photograph from there with a decent view or you can buy some stuff from vendors set up there. The zoo was all right but overall I wished we'd just stuck to the beach and downtown shopping/exploration. Kids will love the flamingos. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
Organized and attended.
Sail Date: December 2018
Organized and attended. However, the animals are old and sick. A three-legged bird The flamingoes were good
Organized and attended. However, the animals are old and sick. A three-legged bird The flamingoes were good Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Flamingos, Flamingos,Flamingos had a really good time.
Sail Date: November 2018
Flamingos, Flamingos,Flamingos had a really good time.
Flamingos, Flamingos,Flamingos had a really good time. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Perfect excursion for our 4 year old grand daughter.
Sail Date: October 2018
Perfect excursion for our 4 year old grand daughter. She loved the flamingo show and it was just long enough (1 1/2 hrs) for her attention span
Perfect excursion for our 4 year old grand daughter. She loved the flamingo show and it was just long enough (1 1/2 hrs) for her attention span Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
The marching flamingoes were fascinating.
Sail Date: April 2018
The marching flamingoes were fascinating. We fed some birds and they would light on your hand and eat right there. It was a pleasant area to walk around seeing different plants and animals. It could be better maintained. We then had a ... Read More
The marching flamingoes were fascinating. We fed some birds and they would light on your hand and eat right there. It was a pleasant area to walk around seeing different plants and animals. It could be better maintained. We then had a very brief tour of the city. The tour was okay, but shortened for some reason. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
the gardens were small but had some interesting things.
Sail Date: March 2018
the gardens were small but had some interesting things.
the gardens were small but had some interesting things. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Good for children but a very small zoo and few animals.
Sail Date: March 2018
Good for children but a very small zoo and few animals. There were lots of Flamingo and children enjoyed feeding the birds.
Good for children but a very small zoo and few animals. There were lots of Flamingo and children enjoyed feeding the birds. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Flamingos the star of this show.
Sail Date: February 2018
Flamingos the star of this show.
Flamingos the star of this show. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Regent Seven Seas Cruises
Not much to see.
Sail Date: June 2017
Not much to see. Not much of a garden. More like a petty zoo
Not much to see. Not much of a garden. More like a petty zoo Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
This venue was a waste of time since most of the cages were empty, the landscaping was pretty ...
Sail Date: May 2017
This venue was a waste of time since most of the cages were empty, the landscaping was pretty spotty and what was there did not have labels o what they were. There was a lovely white peacock and many, many flamingo's. This venue is ... Read More
This venue was a waste of time since most of the cages were empty, the landscaping was pretty spotty and what was there did not have labels o what they were. There was a lovely white peacock and many, many flamingo's. This venue is not handicap accessible since there were gravel walkways, stone bridges, and dead-end walks. The best part of this excursion was the bus driver's information as we traveled through parts of Nassau. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Gardens are still recovering from hurricane.
Sail Date: March 2017
Gardens are still recovering from hurricane. Wait another year before booking.
Gardens are still recovering from hurricane. Wait another year before booking. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Overpriced city tour and zoo.
Sail Date: March 2017
Overpriced city tour and zoo. it was something to do then very over priced Atlantis but the zoo needs some work. Seedy areas in the town. don't leave the tourist areas.
Overpriced city tour and zoo. it was something to do then very over priced Atlantis but the zoo needs some work. Seedy areas in the town. don't leave the tourist areas. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
The woman at Ardastra told us we were expected to attend/participate in the bird feeding and the ...
Sail Date: February 2017
The woman at Ardastra told us we were expected to attend/participate in the bird feeding and the flamingo show rather than just wander through at our own pace. We did. Lots of standing around waiting for these things to begin. The ... Read More
The woman at Ardastra told us we were expected to attend/participate in the bird feeding and the flamingo show rather than just wander through at our own pace. We did. Lots of standing around waiting for these things to begin. The best part of the excursion was our bus driver to and from. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
We had a good experience.
Sail Date: February 2017
We had a good experience. The tour was good. Our tour guide was a very nice gentlemen. At the end of the tour he stopped by the beach so that we could get off of the bus and go down by the water for a few minutes. I thought that was nice ... Read More
We had a good experience. The tour was good. Our tour guide was a very nice gentlemen. At the end of the tour he stopped by the beach so that we could get off of the bus and go down by the water for a few minutes. I thought that was nice being as the excursion that we were doing did not involve being in or near that beautiful Caribbean Sea. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Disney Cruise Line
Enjoyed the wildlife and very much liked the Flamingo March!
Sail Date: February 2017
Enjoyed the wildlife and very much liked the Flamingo March!
Enjoyed the wildlife and very much liked the Flamingo March! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Much to see in the wildlife department along with foliage of the tropics.
Sail Date: January 2017
Much to see in the wildlife department along with foliage of the tropics. The Pink Flamingo Show is not to be missed.
Much to see in the wildlife department along with foliage of the tropics. The Pink Flamingo Show is not to be missed. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
3 flamingo shows a day.
Sail Date: January 2017
3 flamingo shows a day. Parrot feeding was followed by flamingo drill.
3 flamingo shows a day. Parrot feeding was followed by flamingo drill. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
The garden is clean
Sail Date: December 2016
The garden is clean
The garden is clean Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Seems rundown, but maybe they are recovering from the hurricane?
Sail Date: November 2016
Seems rundown, but maybe they are recovering from the hurricane?
Seems rundown, but maybe they are recovering from the hurricane? Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
We took a cab from the port ($15 for 6 people) for a self-paced tour of the zoo.
Sail Date: September 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.
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. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
This excursion is about 3 hours but goes by fast.
Sail Date: September 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 ... Read More
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. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Good drive to the gardens, got to see the Flamingo Show and feed birds.
Sail Date: August 2016
Good drive to the gardens, got to see the Flamingo Show and feed birds.
Good drive to the gardens, got to see the Flamingo Show and feed birds. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
They load you on a bus and you visit a small zoo.
Sail Date: August 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.
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. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line