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Blue Lagoon Dolphin Encounter

Price: $145.00
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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 1:00 PM, 2:00 PM, and 4:00. Guests booking animal programs at 12:30 PM may not have time to enjoy the beach. Guests on the 2:00 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.

Shore Excursion Size
Shore Excursion Type
Active, Water/Beach
Shore Excursion Duration
3+ Hours
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Shore Excursion Leaves From
Cruise Pier
Food/Beverage Provided
Not Included
Recommended Dress
We recommend wearing your bathing suit under a comfortable cover up. Sensible walking shoes, a towel, sun glasses, sunscreen and spending money are suggested.
Children 12 and under must be accompanied by a responsible, paying adult with a ticket for the encounter. The parent or guardian must be at least 18 years of age. Children ages 3 or younger may participate for free. No refunds will be issued for guests that do not meet the program requirements for age or who violate company policies. The tour operates rain or shine! No refunds will be given for bad weather unless the excursion is cancelled. Alcoholic beverages are not allowed to be brought on the property, and the facility has the right to refuse service to any guest under the influence of alcohol, or any illegal drugs. Foldable wheelchairs can be brought on the ferry, and the island is wheelchair accessible, including the beach area. A water wheelchair is available for guests with mobility issues who are participating in the dolphin encounter. Motorized wheelchairs cannot be accommodated for safety reasons.

Personal cameras, including cell phones or other electronic devices, are not permitted on the animal program platforms.
4.5 Stars4.5Based On 39 Reviews Review This Tour
5 StarsA highlight of our cruise!April 16, 2018

Reviewer: Pat Andrea
We all loved this excursion! We were with our son and his wife and our two grandchildren ages 6 and 9! Other than a slight snag finding our ride to the ferry, all went smoothly! The dolphin encounter was amazing! Our 9 year old said afterwards “That was the most fun I have ever had in water!” We spent the rest of the day at the beautiful beach. Floats and inner tubes were provided free of charge. The beach was perfect for children-shallow, clean and perfectly clear water. We purchased rather bland, expensive food at the only place available. Only disappointment! A ferry took us directly back to our port!

5 StarsPerfect experience April 09, 2018

Reviewer: Vincent Perricone
My wife and I did this excursion together. From the moment we walked into the enclosure to when we reluctantly left, the experience was pure magic. The interaction with our dolphin was amazing. We danced, we hugged, we kissed. Sounds like a great date, right? I would do this again in a New York minute.

5 StarsAmazing DayJanuary 19, 2018

Reviewer: Shanette Mendoza
Tour was on time. Dolphin encounter was amazing. Although I couldn’t stay to collect my photos because the queue was long and the ferry was leaving, I was able to get them online which was very convenient.

5 StarsLoved itAugust 19, 2017

Reviewer: Laurynn White
Everything about it was amazing!

5 StarsBlue LagoonFebruary 10, 2017

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.

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