It’s easy to get from Paradise Island to downtown Nassau and vice-versa without a car. The Nassau-Paradise Island ferry boat is within walking distance of Paradise Island’s resorts and Nassau’s harbor.
Cost for passage is $4 each way. Don’t expect a luxury cruiser, but it’s comfortable enough, and the trip lasts only about 20 minutes.
There’s narration along the way pointing out famous homes belonging (or once belonging) to Nicholas Cage, Mick Jagger, Denzel Washington, and others. Drop a tip if you’re entertained.
Boats run every half-hour 9-6. The boats can be packed tight when cruise ships arrive or are getting ready to depart.