In the Blue Lagoon Dolphin Encounter Program, you can expect a unique excursion experience that brings you closer to an Atlantic bottlenose dolphin than you ever dreamed possible! On this Nassau excursion, not only will you see the bottlenose dolphin habitat, but you will learn important information about dolphins and the ocean, too.
Your 30-minute program begins with a fun, interactive orientation briefly covering the natural history of dolphins, animal training techniques, ocean conservation and Watchable Wildlife Guidelines.
On the Dolphin Encounter float, you will stand on a waist-deep submerged platform and experience a heart-warming kiss, a hug, a dance and opportunities to rub down the dolphin. Your dolphin trainer will combine elements of hands-on contact, education, fun, laughter, and adventure to make this an unforgettable Nassau excursion. While you enjoy your Dolphin Encounter and learn about the dolphin habitat, you will also be in the midst of one of the finest natural attractions in the Bahamas.
The professional photo and video staff will be capturing your encounter, so that you will have a chance to purchase and take home incredible souvenirs of your once-in-a-lifetime experience.
After your unforgetable dolphin encounter, enjoy a day in the sun. You also have use of the breathtaking lagoon beach area including unlimited use of water toys (unsinkable float mats, inner tubes and big boss noodles), hammocks, picnic tables, beach umbrellas, beach chairs and games. There are lockers on the beach side for an additional $5 US all day, changing areas and showers for use. Bring your cameras to capture amazing views from the observation areas of the Dolphin Encounters - amazing all-natural habitat, where you can see friendly dolphins and amazing sea lions.
Other water sports (paddle boats, aquabikes, kayaks, snorkeling gear, inflatable parks, and others) are available at an additional cost. Refreshing soft drinks, daiquiris, pina coladas, beer, wine, tropical drinks, mixed drinks, and a grilled lunch are also available for purchase at the Tropical Beach Bar.
The transfer to and from the island is included from the ferry terminal on Paradise Island. Guests participating in an animal encounter before 2:00 PM can return to the mainland on ferries departing the island at 11:00 AM, 1:00 PM, 2:00 PM, and the last ferry at 4:00. Guests booking animal programs at 1:00 PM may not have time to enjoy the beach. Guests on the 3:00 PM encounter only will have a special ferry that departs the island at 6:00 PM, and will not have beach time after the encounter, as the beach closes at 4:00 PM.
Please Note: Personal cameras, including cell phones or other electronic devices, are not permitted on the animal program platforms. Non-participants may observe those in their party who are taking part in a dolphin program. If you wish to stay and enjoy the island facilities, the observer should purchase a ticket for the Blue Lagoon Island Beach Day. If you wish to only visit the island to observe the Dolphin Encounter, there is a $25 US fee per observer for the ferry ride from Paradise Island to Blue Lagoon (if there is space available), and a $5 US fee per observer for the bus to the ferry (if there is space available). These observer fees are payable directly to the ferry and the bus, and no reservations are necessary.
At the program areas, you can take your own photos or videos from the public dock areas. Please be advised that an unobstructed view of all dolphin interactions is not guaranteed, and observers are not allowed on the platforms at any time. No exceptions will be made.
Reviewer: Teresa Baldwin
It was the best, my daughter and I had the time of our lives. I would recommend this excursion to anyone looking for something different and fun to do.
Reviewer: Kelly Smith
This was an amazing experience for us! It was worth every penny!!!!!
Beautiful boat ride to island. Trainers were entertaining and professional. Enjoyed the day
My family had a wonderful time! i highly reccomend this excursion if you have age gap in your children. We have 2 teenagers and a 13 month old so this excursion worked out perfect. At first the Dolphins weren't ""cooperating"" so the handlers moved us to another section and made sure we got the full experience! My 13 month old even got a kiss from one of the Dolphins! My only complaints were the ferry to island was late and then Dolphins weren't cooperating so we were very rushed to eat lunch and didn't get any beach time, my daughters wanted to hang out in the hammocks!
Reviewer: Lynn M.
What a great way to encounter the dolphins! The entire family enjoyed the time we spent and would return for another encounter. Having the opportunity to touch and interact with the dolphins was fantastic!