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The top of this 126-foot fort offers spectacular panoramic views of the ocean.
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Elizabeth Ave | Shirley St., Nassau, New Providence Island
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Reviewed yesterday

Basically just neat to walk around and look at the old cannons and the beautiful view from the top. Actually not that much else to look at - some areas were blocked off.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank BGfromWenniget
Reviewed 2 days ago

If you like history check out the Fort. It's up hill walking with some areas that have very narrow to little or none sidewalks. Not and easy walk, but definitely doable. We walked in without paying a fee, but tipped the guide that came in...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank chicksinger
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The fort is very small! It was interesting and lasted about maybe 10 minutes. It's at the top of the Queen's staircase. There are some nice views from the fort.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Susanwlk
Reviewed 4 days ago

In the late 1700s, they created this fort to look like a ship so that if the pirates came to attack, they would think there was a giant war ship ready to attack back! So clever.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Cathrine S
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Had a tour in Nassau and fort was part of it - great views from the top it. Not a must visit on my opinion.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank PetriKoo
Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the remaining forts built to protect the harbor from pirates. Sits on top of a hill in a VERY congested area. View or the harbor is lovely and the Queens Staircase is right there. You can buy souvenirs from local street vendors. Fort...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Cruiseman21
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One of the remaining castles from the 18th century to defend th island. There's not much to see. You can go inside for a fee.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Icemanlaa
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Fort Fincastle is the newest and smallest of the eight forts and batteries on the islands. Why so many? Well, it appears the Bahamas are on the seaway to the New World and they were important in monitoring who was making the journey. Consequently another...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank CyndyandByron
Reviewed 6 November 2018

great boat shaped fort ,with alot of great history behind it. you can go upto the top of the fort and see and the cannons and hear storys from a great guide. plus the view from the fort is amazing. cost a couple bucks ,...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank CHRIS L
Reviewed 22 October 2018

The Queens Staircase was 100% worth the views, however Fort Fincastle was very underwhelming. It's small and we encountered a fake tour guide trying to get money. If you want to see Nassau from a higher point, go ahead and pay the $3.

Date of experience: October 2018
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michellez2018
4 October 2018|
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Response from ksmiley28 | Reviewed this property |
I think it was $3. No more than $6.
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ninja421
10 December 2017|
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Response from Cheesegunk | Reviewed this property |
Yes, there is a fee to get in. I recommend bringing small bills and small coins. They will give you change back but I their currency.
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Boohawk
21 January 2016|
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I tipped 3 US bucks, I did not have change. Others were tipping $5
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