Category: cruise excursions

Downtown Nassau Summer Fun 2019

Are you looking for the number one new thing to do in Nassau?  Blackbeard’s Escape is the premiere escape room conveniently located downtown, just a mere 5 minute walk from the port of Nassau.  Why be committed to a full day excursion, when you can book our escape room and still have plenty of time to visit Junkanoo Beach, have a daquiri at Senor Frogs, or enjoy a walking tour?

Our pirate escape room is top rated on Tripadvisor and nestled within the Pirates of Nassau Museum.  Guests enjoy a 10% discount on tickets to the museum and on food and drinks at Smugglers Restaurant and bar!

Authentic, engaging escape room!
We’ve been to lots of escape rooms in 3 different countries. This one measures up and was a lot of fun. It certainly was challenging without being too hard. The clues were the right mix of helpful and ambiguous. The owners are warm and engaging. Our family of 4 had a great time here. Highly recommended for something a little different to do during a day in Nassau. 

Whatever your summer plans call for, be sure to stop by and challenge yourself and your friends and family to this wonderful adventure!  If you’re on any of the cruise ships scheduled below, please feel free to book directly with us!  We’re fully licensed and insured and ready to make your day amazing!

01 May 2019 Norwegian Sky, Enchantment Of The Seas, Mariner Of The Seas
02 May 2019
03 May 2019 Carnival Liberty, Celebrity Equinox, MSC Seaside, Symphony of the Seas
04 May 2019 Mariner Of The Seas, Carnival Elation, Carnival Victory, Disney Dream
05 May 2019 Navigator Of The Seas, Carnival Victory, Disney Magic
06 May 2019 Carnival Ecstasy
07 May 2019 Grandeur Of The Seas, Disney Dream, Harmony of the Seas
08 May 2019 Grandeur Of The Seas, Mariner Of The Seas, Navigator Of The Seas, Carnival Liberty, Carnival Triumph
09 May 2019 Carnival Elation, Carnival Freedom
10 May 2019 Disney Magic, Harmony of the Seas, MSC Seaside
11 May 2019 Mariner Of The Seas, Carnival Liberty, Disney Dream, Norwegian Breakaway
12 May 2019 Navigator Of The Seas, Carnival Liberty, Carnival Sensation, Carnival Victory
13 May 2019 Carnival Ecstasy, Carnival Elation
14 May 2019 Navigator Of The Seas, Carnival Liberty, Carnival Triumph, Disney Dream
15 May 2019 Mariner Of The Seas
16 May 2019 Carnival Glory
17 May 2019 MSC Seaside
18 May 2019 Carnival Ecstasy, Carnival Liberty, Disney Dream, Allure Of The Seas
19 May 2019 Navigator Of The Seas, Carnival Liberty, Carnival Triumph, Carnival Victory
20 May 2019 Carnival Sunshine
21 May 2019 Adventure Of The Seas, Disney Dream
22 May 2019 Adventure Of The Seas, Mariner Of The Seas, Navigator Of The Seas, Carnival Liberty
23 May 2019 Carnival Ecstasy
24 May 2019 MSC Seaside
25 May 2019 Mariner Of The Seas, Carnival Elation, Carnival Liberty, Disney Dream, Norwegian Breakaway
26 May 2019 Navigator Of The Seas, Carnival Liberty, Carnival Sensation, Carnival Victory, Symphony of the Seas
27 May 2019
28 May 2019 Navigator Of The Seas, Carnival Ecstasy, Carnival Liberty, Disney Dream
29 May 2019 Norwegian Dawn, Mariner Of The Seas, Carnival Sunshine
30 May 2019 Carnival Freedom, Symphony of the Seas
31 May 2019 Celebrity Equinox, MSC Seaside
01 June 2019 Mariner Of The Seas, Carnival Ecstasy, Carnival Liberty, Disney Dream
02 June 2019 Navigator Of The Seas, Carnival Liberty, Carnival Victory
03 June 2019
04 June 2019 Adventure Of The Seas, Grandeur Of The Seas, Disney Dream, Carnival Sunshine
05 June 2019 Grandeur Of The Seas, Mariner Of The Seas, Navigator Of The Seas, Carnival Liberty
06 June 2019 Carnival Ecstasy
07 June 2019 Carnival Elation, MSC Seaside
08 June 2019 Mariner Of The Seas, Carnival Liberty, Disney Dream, Allure Of The Seas, Carnival Sunshine, Norwegian Breakaway
09 June 2019 Navigator Of The Seas, Carnival Liberty, Carnival Sensation, Carnival Victory
10 June 2019
11 June 2019 Navigator Of The Seas, Carnival Ecstasy, Carnival Liberty, Disney Dream
12 June 2019 Mariner Of The Seas
13 June 2019 Carnival Glory, Carnival Sunshine
14 June 2019 Celebrity Equinox, MSC Seaside
15 June 2019 Mariner Of The Seas, Carnival Ecstasy, Carnival Liberty
16 June 2019 Navigator Of The Seas, Carnival Liberty, Carnival Victory, Disney Dream
17 June 2019 Carnival Sunshine
18 June 2019 Adventure Of The Seas, Carnival Sensation
19 June 2019 Norwegian Dawn, Adventure Of The Seas, Mariner Of The Seas, Navigator Of The Seas, Carnival Liberty
20 June 2019 Carnival Ecstasy
21 June 2019 Carnival Elation, Disney Dream, MSC Seaside
22 June 2019 Mariner Of The Seas, Carnival Liberty, Carnival Sunshine, Norwegian Breakaway
23 June 2019 Navigator Of The Seas, Carnival Liberty, Carnival Sensation, Carnival Victory
24 June 2019
25 June 2019 Navigator Of The Seas, Carnival Ecstasy, Carnival Liberty, Disney Dream
26 June 2019 Norwegian Dawn, Mariner Of The Seas, Carnival Sunshine
27 June 2019 Carnival Freedom
28 June 2019 Celebrity Equinox, MSC Seaside
29 June 2019 Mariner Of The Seas, Carnival Ecstasy, Carnival Liberty, Disney Dream, Allure Of The Seas
30 June 2019 Navigator Of The Seas, Carnival Liberty, Carnival Victory
01 July 2019
02 July 2019 Adventure Of The Seas, Carnival Sunshine
03 July 2019 Norwegian Dawn, Adventure Of The Seas, Grandeur Of The Seas, Mariner Of The Seas, Navigator Of The Seas, Carnival Liberty
04 July 2019 Carnival Ecstasy
05 July 2019 Carnival Elation, Disney Dream, MSC Seaside
06 July 2019 Mariner Of The Seas, Carnival Liberty, Carnival Sunshine
07 July 2019 Navigator Of The Seas, Carnival Liberty, Carnival Sensation, Carnival Victory
08 July 2019
09 July 2019 Navigator Of The Seas, Carnival Ecstasy, Carnival Liberty, Disney Dream
10 July 2019 Mariner Of The Seas
11 July 2019 Carnival Freedom, Carnival Sunshine
12 July 2019 Celebrity Equinox, MSC Seaside
13 July 2019 Mariner Of The Seas, Carnival Ecstasy, Carnival Liberty
14 July 2019 Navigator Of The Seas, Carnival Liberty, Carnival Victory, Disney Dream
15 July 2019 Carnival Sunshine
16 July 2019 Adventure Of The Seas, Carnival Sensation
17 July 2019 Norwegian Dawn, Adventure Of The Seas, Mariner Of The Seas, Navigator Of The Seas, Carnival Liberty
18 July 2019 Carnival Ecstasy, Carnival Glory
19 July 2019 Carnival Elation, Disney Dream, MSC Seaside
20 July 2019 Mariner Of The Seas, Carnival Liberty, Allure Of The Seas, Carnival Sunshine
21 July 2019 Navigator Of The Seas, Carnival Liberty, Carnival Sensation, Carnival Victory
22 July 2019
23 July 2019 Navigator Of The Seas, Carnival Ecstasy, Carnival Liberty, Disney Dream
24 July 2019 Norwegian Dawn, Mariner Of The Seas, Carnival Sunshine
25 July 2019 Carnival Freedom
26 July 2019 Celebrity Equinox, MSC Seaside
27 July 2019 Mariner Of The Seas, Carnival Ecstasy, Carnival Liberty, Disney Dream
28 July 2019 Navigator Of The Seas, Carnival Liberty, Carnival Victory
29 July 2019
30 July 2019 Adventure Of The Seas, Disney Dream, Carnival Sunshine
31 July 2019 Adventure Of The Seas, Mariner Of The Seas, Navigator Of The Seas, Carnival Liberty
01 August 2019 Carnival Ecstasy
02 August 2019 Carnival Elation, MSC Seaside
03 August 2019 Mariner Of The Seas, Carnival Liberty, Disney Dream, Carnival Sunshine
04 August 2019 Navigator Of The Seas, Carnival Liberty, Carnival Sensation, Carnival Victory
05 August 2019
06 August 2019 Navigator Of The Seas, Carnival Ecstasy, Carnival Liberty, Disney Dream
07 August 2019 Norwegian Dawn, Mariner Of The Seas
08 August 2019 Disney Fantasy, Carnival Sunshine
09 August 2019 Celebrity Equinox, MSC Seaside
10 August 2019 Mariner Of The Seas, Carnival Ecstasy, Carnival Liberty, Disney Dream, Allure Of The Seas
11 August 2019 Navigator Of The Seas, Carnival Liberty, Carnival Victory
12 August 2019
13 August 2019 Adventure Of The Seas, Carnival Elation, Carnival Sensation, Disney Dream, Carnival Sunshine
14 August 2019 Norwegian Dawn, Adventure Of The Seas, Mariner Of The Seas, Navigator Of The Seas, Carnival Liberty
15 August 2019 Carnival Ecstasy
16 August 2019 Carnival Elation, MSC Seaside
17 August 2019 Mariner Of The Seas, Carnival Liberty, Disney Dream, Carnival Sunshine
18 August 2019 Navigator Of The Seas, Carnival Liberty, Carnival Sensation, Carnival Victory
19 August 2019
20 August 2019 Navigator Of The Seas, Carnival Ecstasy, Carnival Liberty, Disney Dream
21 August 2019 Norwegian Dawn, Mariner Of The Seas, Carnival Sunshine
22 August 2019 Carnival Freedom, Carnival Glory
23 August 2019 Celebrity Equinox, MSC Seaside
24 August 2019 Mariner Of The Seas, Carnival Ecstasy, Carnival Liberty, Disney Dream
25 August 2019 Navigator Of The Seas, Carnival Liberty, Carnival Victory
26 August 2019
27 August 2019 Navigator Of The Seas, Disney Dream, Carnival Sunshine
28 August 2019 Norwegian Dawn, Adventure Of The Seas, Mariner Of The Seas, Carnival Liberty
29 August 2019 Carnival Ecstasy
30 August 2019 Carnival Elation, MSC Seaside
31 August 2019 Mariner Of The Seas, Carnival Liberty, Disney Dream, Allure Of The Seas

Cruise Ship Excursions

Still looking for that family friendly excursion that’s also friendly on your budget?  Blackbeard’s Escape offers a unique escape room nestled in the heart of downtown Nassau!  Just a short 5 minute walk from your ship at the Prince George Wharf.

While you’re at it, why not learn about the rich history and culture of the pirates of the Bahamas and the Caribbean at the world-famous Pirates of Nassau Museum?

What are the top cruise ships in the port of Nassau in December 2018 and January 2019? In alphabetical order:

  • Adventure Of The Seas
  • Allure Of The Seas
  • Anthem of the Seas
  • Arcadia
  • Carnival Conquest
  • Carnival Ecstasy
  • Carnival Elation
  • Carnival Freedom
  • Carnival Liberty
  • Carnival Pride
  • Carnival Sensation
  • Carnival Victory
  • Celebrity Edge
  • Celebrity Equinox
  • Celebrity Infinity
  • Costa Deliziosa
  • Disney Dream
  • Disney Magic
  • Disney Wonder
  • Empress Of The Seas
  • Enchantment Of The Seas
  • Grandeur Of The Seas
  • Majesty Of The Seas
  • Mariner Of The Seas
  • MSC Seaside
  • Navigator Of The Seas
  • Nieuw Statendam
  • Norwegian Bliss
  • Norwegian Escape
  • Norwegian Gem
  • Norwegian Sky
  • Oasis Of The Seas
  • Symphony of the Seas
  • Veendam

Getting hungry from all this exploring and learning?  Enjoy great food and Starbucks Coffee at Smugglers, located adjacent to the escape room at the Pirates of Nassau Museum.

What are you waiting for?  Book your reservation today online, email us at info@blackbeardsescape.com, or call us at 242-813-3222!

Blackbeard’s Escape Review

We love our reviews!  Whether they’re on Facebook or TripAdvisor, it always puts a smile on our face to read them!

We had some experienced Escape Room enthusiasts stop by recently, and they gave us a quite thorough review we’re proud to share with you!

Review by Kyle Moore:

The steaming streets of Nassau juke and swerve. The aroma of roasted meat and exotic spices dance on the tropical breeze like a sensuous spirit, luring tourists to pastel colored delights. Soon enough the intrepid traveler finds one’s self in a sun-kissed courtyard. Statues that look like Disney rejects from their classic Pirates of the Caribbean ride stand motionless among the palm trees and cracked stone benches as escape room enthusiasts eagerly await their chance to take a crack at helping the infamous pirate, Blackbeard, escape the Royal Navy with booty intact.

Immersion is an important aspect of escape rooms, and one can’t overstate the impact of treading the same winding byways down which brigands of yesteryear may have drunkenly stumbled. A whiff of rum and salt on the air fills the adventurous mind with images of peg-legs and eye patches, cannonballs and black spots.Escape Room in Nassau Bahamas

Thus one enters the world of Blackbeard’s Escape, Nassau’s first room escape challenge.

As is always the case with escape rooms, you are locked in a room. You’ve an hour to accomplish a task and find your way out the door. In this case, Blackbeard has already fled the room in which he’s been holed up, and he’s hired you to get in, grab his treasure, and get out before the Royal Navy help you learn how to dance on the wind.

Connected to the Pirate’s of Nassau Museum in the heart of Nassau’s tourism district, Blackbeard’s escape seeks to bring immersive puzzle solving fun to the bustling haven of pirates of yore. At the time my wife and I visited, they did only have the one room, with promises of more to come in the future, but if future additions meet the quality of their first room, regular visitors to the Bahamian city can rejoice!

Blackbeard’s Escape is an excellent experience for beginners. Seasoned veterans of escape rooms might find that this one veers towards the easy side of the spectrum but not frustratingly so. You are allowed three clues, and my wife and I used only one (that, after we received it we were slapping our foreheads so hard we were in risk of leaving permanent marks). Aside from what ended up being silly oversight on our part, we were able to solve most of the other puzzles in the room in the first half hour.

That’s not to say that easy can’t be entertaining, nor does it fail to be original. The puzzles were an absolute blast to solve with a few things I’ve not seen before. It was clear that this was a room put together by people who had a passion for escape room puzzles. Further, while this is a classic lock and key (or gen 1 for those that are really committed to industry jargon) mechanics, this has also ended up being one of the most interactive rooms we’ve played in where virtually everything is part of something else, and nearly every single item in the room is a vital part of the game.

For such a low tech room, we truly came away feeling as though this was one of the more immersive rooms we’ve experienced yet. Yes, you’re in the caribbean. Yes, street sounds are artfully pumped into the room to near perfection. But also care was placed into the story, one that evolves as you solve one puzzle after the next. There’s even a plot twist or two that manifest late in the game which is something I’ve not seen done before and I felt deserved special praise.

If I were to provide any criticism at all to this room it would be sparingly. Perhaps hiring someone to dress up in authentic garb to deliver a scripted introduction might have taken the immersion level, already laudable, and really elevated it to something special. Also, while this room is great for beginners, one does get the sense that if Blackbeard’s Escape is going to attract the greater escape room crowd, future rooms will need to be more challenging.

All of that said, this was a truly enjoyable escape room for us. Yes, the pirate theme is a pretty common trope in escape rooms, but this is the Bahamas! If ever there was a place where a pirate themed escape room belonged, this is it! A great, immersive room, friendly staff, and well designed (if easier) puzzles are complemented by an unusually intricate story making this room a must for those that find themselves in Nassau.

Nassau Cruise Ships – Things to do in September

Visiting Nassau on a Cruise Ship in September?  Here’s one of the newest things to do!  Spend around an hour in our fantastic live-action escape room!  Then explore the Pirates of Nassau Museum and have lunch at Smuggler’s restaurant and outdoor bar!  You’ll be sure to have a great time, learn a bit about the history of pirates and the Bahamas, and enjoy great food!  Be sure to budget around 3 hours to get it all in!

01-Sep-17 Carnival Liberty, MSC Divina, Norwegian Escape
02-Sep-17 Norwegian Sky, Majesty Of The Seas, Carnival Victory, Disney Dream
03-Sep-17 Enchantment Of The Seas, Majesty Of The Seas, Carnival Conquest, Carnival Sensation, Carnival Victory, Celebrity Equinox
04-Sep-17 Carnival Liberty, Carnival Splendor, Carnival Magic, Allure Of The Seas
05-Sep-17 Enchantment Of The Seas, Disney Dream
06-Sep-17 Enchantment Of The Seas, Majesty Of The Seas
07-Sep-17
08-Sep-17 Carnival Liberty, MSC Divina
09-Sep-17 Norwegian Sky, Majesty Of The Seas, Carnival Victory, Disney Dream
10-Sep-17 Enchantment Of The Seas, Majesty Of The Seas, Carnival Victory
11-Sep-17
12-Sep-17 Enchantment Of The Seas, Carnival Liberty, Disney Dream
13-Sep-17 Enchantment Of The Seas, Majesty Of The Seas, Carnival Ecstasy, Carnival Freedom
14-Sep-17 Carnival Dream
15-Sep-17 Carnival Liberty, MSC Divina, Norwegian Escape
16-Sep-17 Norwegian Sky, Carnival Victory, Disney Dream
17-Sep-17 Enchantment Of The Seas, Carnival Ecstasy, Carnival Sensation, Carnival Splendor, Carnival Victory
18-Sep-17 Allure Of The Seas
19-Sep-17 Enchantment Of The Seas, Carnival Liberty, Disney Dream
20-Sep-17 Enchantment Of The Seas, Majesty Of The Seas
21-Sep-17 Carnival Breeze
22-Sep-17 Carnival Liberty, MSC Divina
23-Sep-17 Norwegian Sky, Majesty Of The Seas, Carnival Victory, Disney Dream
24-Sep-17 Enchantment Of The Seas, Majesty Of The Seas, Carnival Victory, Seven Seas Mariner
25-Sep-17 Carnival Magic
26-Sep-17 Enchantment Of The Seas, Carnival Liberty, Disney Dream
27-Sep-17 Enchantment Of The Seas, Majesty Of The Seas, Carnival Ecstasy
28-Sep-17
29-Sep-17 Carnival Liberty, MSC Divina, Norwegian Escape
30-Sep-17 Norwegian Sky, Carnival Elation, Carnival Victory, Disney Dream