Activities in Freeport

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Known as the Bahamas “Second City,”  Freeport is a little bit quiet beachside community and a little bit busy tourist town depending on whether or not there is a cruise ship in port.  There is no question that thanks to the International Bazaar and the Port Lucaya Marketplace, the top activity in Freeport is shopping.  At the Marketplace, you can spend hours and even days wandering the stalls of this 12 acre complex looking for handmade goods, souvenirs, snacks, and fine artwork among other things while the Bazaar is known for more international treasures.  

Of course, not everyone will spend their entire time in Freeport shopping.  There is also a golf course, several tennis courts, an eco-attraction called Garden of the Groves that can be explored, and much, much more. 

Bike and Scooter Rental

Many visitors find it exhilarating to zip around town on the back of a scooter, and the easy access for scooter riders to Port Lucaya can make for a great day of beachgoing or shopping.

If you like the idea of experiencing the wind in your face, there are 4 rental agencies that can help you. Take advantage of this page dedicated to bike and scooter rentals if you want additional information.

Diving

Freeport Diving

Whether you are here for a few hours during a cruise, or are staying in one of the many hotels, dive operators stand at the ready to take you out to sea for some decent reef dives. Additionally, there are also some shallow dives close to shore.

You'll find 4 dive services and at least 6 good dive sites in the area. Click on this link to check out our guide to diving in this area.

Fishing

Freeport Fishing

Even though Freeport is a bit more developed than other parts of the Bahamas, it happens to be one of the best areas for fisherman looking for a day at sea.

Hoping to go fishing during your vacation? There are a pair of charter operators that operate in this area. To get more information about fishing in the area click here.

Golf

If you like golfing you probably realize Freeport isn't exactly flooded with golf greens. Nevertheless, there is one course in the area. The only course in the area is The Reef Club Golf Course. Click this link to visit our article about golfing throughout Grand Bahama.

Sailing and Boating

The following table shows more details concerning local providers that can help you spend some time on the open water.

Boating Opportunities In And Around Freeport
Name Phone Location
Exotic Adventures (242) 374-2278 Downtown Freeport
Pat & Diane Tours (888) 439-3959 2.2 mi. East of Central Freeport
Reef Tours (242) 373-5880 2.1 mi. East of Central Freeport
Sunn Odyssey (242) 373-4014 1.5 mi. South of Central Freeport

If you'd like to learn about marinas and charter operators navigate to this page.

Shopping

The Perfume Factory

If there are some shopping fanatics traveling with you, they may be interested to know that there are at least 33 retailers in this area. Take advantage of this extended discussion if you need details on shopping in and around Freeport.

Sightseeing

Grand Bahama Labyrinth

Another great option is spending a day soaking in the sights and sounds of Freeport. Nature enthusiasts will typically enjoy visiting the outdoor park and botanical garden. Anyone who needs to get more details concerning area sightseeing opportunities can do so here.

The table right below enables you to learn more details concerning a firm that will direct you to some of the most enjoyable local sights.

Sightseeing Services In And Around Freeport
Name Type Phone Location
Grand Bahama Nature Tours Excursions and Sightseeing Service (242) 373-2485 1.5 mi. South-Southeast of Central Freeport
H Forbes Charter & Tours Excursions and Sightseeing Service (242) 352-9311 2.0 mi. East of Central Wild Goose Town
Lucaya Watersports Hiking Tour and Trip Operator (242) 373-6375 2.6 mi. East of Central Freeport
White Cloud Water Sports Travel and Tour Operators (242) 559-2723 Eastern part of Freeport

Snorkeling

Freeport Snorkeling

If you are intrigued by the idea of underwater sightseeing you're in luck -- you'll have the chance while vacationing in Freeport. You can read this page concerning nearby snorkeling if you'd like to find better information.

Spas

Dermalogica Freeport

Relaxing for a few hours in a spa might be the highlight of your entire vacation. Finding a spa that you'll like shouldn't be hard, given the fact that there are 5 spas in this area. For more information on the options, use this link.

Tennis

Grand Lucayan

If you like to play tennis you might want to make your reservations at a hotel with a tennis court. Fortunately, you can choose from 3 properties in the area that offer tennis.

The table below highlights some key facts. Included is the number of tennis courts on-site, whether lighting is offered, and some other details. Click on the names to read more about the property.

Accommodations with Tennis Near Freeport
Property Location Tennis Courts Lit Courts Tennis Pro
Grand Lucayan 2.3 mi. East of Central Freeport 4 check check
Lighthouse Pointe at Grand Lucayan Resort 2.4 mi. East of Central Freeport 2 check
Flamingo Bay Hotel and Marina 2.6 mi. East of Central Freeport 4

For example, Grand Lucayan offers all-inclusive pricing, to help simplify your vacation.

Other Activities

The table directly below provides information about other activities.

Other Activities In And Around Freeport
Name Type Phone Location
Freeport Rugby & Football Club Sporting Event Venue 352-2952 Downtown Freeport
Grand Bahamas Sports Complex Sporting Event Venue -- 1.3 mi. East-Northeast of Downtown Freeport
Lucaya Watersports Seahorse Road Watersports Operator (242) 373-6375 2.1 mi. East of Central Freeport
Lucaya Watersports Taino Beach Resort Watersports Operator (242) 727-0968 2.6 mi. East of Central Freeport
Mind Body & Soul Fitness Center Fitness Centers and Instructors (242) 352-1670 Downtown Freeport
Ocean Motion Watersports Watersports Equipment Shop (242) 373-9603 2.5 mi. East of Central Freeport
Pinetree Stables Horseback Riding Site -- 1.3 mi. South of Central Freeport
 

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