Play with dolphins during your own private island escape on this Nassau excursion! This is the best dolphin program you'll find around because you'll get to interact with these cool creatures right on the beach! Unlike similar excursions you may see, there's no waiting in an overcrowded pool or wasting time here!
On this popular Nassau dolphin excursion, you'll be whisked away to a private island where you'll get to spend the day freely exploring a tropical paradise. When you first arrive, friendly staff members will provide you with a quick orientation about the dolphin encounter and help you fill out any necessary paperwork. And then the fun begins! You'll wade out into the water until you're waist deep to greet your new dolphin buddy.
For approximately half an hour, the trainer will educate you on dolphin behavior and answer any of your questions. At the end of the encounter, you'll get a kiss from the dolphin and pose for a photo (available for purchase).
The rest of the day on the island can be spent however you'd like. Lay on the beach (lounge chair included!), go snorkeling in the beautiful waters or grab a refreshing drink - you can basically design your own adventure! Additional non-motorized water activities including snorkel gear, kayaks and paddle boards are available for rent.
If you're looking for some relaxing beach time, umbrellas are available on the beach on a first come basis, and there is plenty of shade on one of our patios or bars.
If it's a tropical drink you're after, there are four delightfully different bars on the island, each with its own mood. One of the most popular is the Frozen Tropical Drink bar where frozen margaritas, daiquiris and pina coladas await you.
If you're feeling hungry, the market offers something for everyone, from small snacks to complete meals of fresh sandwiches, salads, wraps; and the only Starbucks on a private island!
Restrooms are located around the island as well as fresh water showers and foot baths. Don't worry about getting back in a hurry; the ferry does not leave the island and head back to downtown until 2:00 PM, so you can take your time enjoying everything the island has to offer.
Please Note: For the welfare of the dolphins, loose items such as jewelry and cameras cannot be taken into the water during this Nassau dolphin excursion. Lockers will be provided during your interaction. You can capture your encounter forever by purchasing a photo provided on a CD by the local representative. Please note that this is NOT included in the price of the tour.
Reviewer: Anne Rostosky
This was the highlight of my vacation! It was well-managed and a great experience.
I was a little worried about not using the cruiselines vendor. We had a fun time, felt the price was reasonable. There was about 12+ of us who got to stand in the shallows and pet and kiss dolphin for about 15 minutes. Our guide was very friendly. We did buy the photos cd. a little pricey, but there are a lot of pictures, and let us all enjoy ourselves. It was about a 30 minutes to the island. We had a 90 minute wait until our encounter. We tried the food, it was good, and wasn't too expensive. We didn't buy any alcohol. We used beach & pool, and didn't feel it was over-crowded. There was a board with recommended return times for each ship, and staff were helpful. My only complaint was the main bathroom, in the food area, really nasty - especially considering the cleanliness elsewhere. I would've given it 5 stars, except for the rest room. I recommend the tour - it met our budget and we enjoyed the time on the island, relaxed and low keyed.
Reviewer: Steve Hay
My granddaughter, Claire and I truly enjoyed this dolphin encounter. The staff was very friendly and went out of their way to make sure it was a memorable experience. Claire had plenty of time to interact with Marge, the dolphin. Seeing the smile on her face was well worth the price. This was my first time using Shore Excursions but will definitely use them again.
Reviewer: Melissa Hernandez
This was a great excursion for 1st time swimming with the dolphins. My son and mom enjoyed the Dolphin Encounter. They were waist deep and the instructor was so patient and knowledgeable. My daughter and I did the dolphin swim. We were so impressed with the dolphin care and also their interaction with us. Great island, great trainers and great memories were made.
Worth every penny!