Sail and Snorkel Cruise
Sail & Snorkel Cruise Port Tour
There's something special about the serenity of a Sail and Snorkel Cruise across the blue waters of the Bahamas. With the whisper of the waves on the hull and the gentle warm ocean breezes across the bow, you will soon feel your cares slipping away on this Nassau excursion.
Board your waiting catamaran and set out for one of the most beautiful reefs near Nassau. The boat features spacious deck area, shaded as well as open to the warm Bahamian sun, so there is a place for everyone attending this Nassau excursion. The boat also has two bathrooms on board. As you sail to the reef, your crew will pass out the included snorkeling gear and give instruction on snorkeling.
Depending on the sea and weather conditions that day, your captain will set a course to a location where you will have the best snorkeling experience. Upon arrival at the snorkeling spot, your crew will join you in the water to answer any questions or concerns you might have about snorkeling before you explore the wonderful underwater world of coral and marine life. Snorkeling is from the boat in water that will be over your head. Flotation vests are required while in the water and come in large and small sizes. You'll need to provide your own vests for small children and infants. Time at the reef is approximately 60 minutes. As water temperature is usually 75-80 degrees in the winter and warmer in the summer months, wetsuits are not required or provided.
After your time in the water, climb back on board via the snorkeler friendly "Stairway to the Sea," and feel the wind in your hair as your catamaran makes the approximate one-hour sail towards home. You will be treated to a complimentary rum punch, fruit punch or water. There is a cash bar on board for guests wishing additional drinks or snacks. The boat will make a stop near the cruise pier area on the way back into port for those guests wishing to go back to their ship. Or you can stay on as the boat returns to Paradise Island where you can disembark near the Atlantis Resort. Guests disembarking on Paradise Island are responsible for their own transportation back to the cruise pier at their own expense.
Note: It is the captain's intention to use the sails as often as possible. If for any reason the captain feels the use of sails is not safe or conducive to a prompt return to the cruise pier, whether it is related to weather, mechanical, or any other unforeseen situation, they will use the motor. Additionally, prescription masks are not offered.
Reviewer: Elizabeth O'Neil
A wonderful wonderful excursion. Met us right off the ship and climbed aboard a wonderful, HUGE catamaran. One other couple with us that exited early, so we had the WHOLE boat to ourselves! The staff was so kind, sitting and chatting with us about their lives and making certain we were happy and comfortable and saw the sights!!! JJ, Stephan, Geo, Ashtin, Tharan were delightful. The water in the harbor was a little rough for my daughters to swim well (and they are experienced swimmers) but got in to look. The reef was gorgeous and deep. The kids loved being on the boat. One even took a nap in the open water hammock. It truly was "the life". And what's better than rum punch and fun tunes for breakfast?
We had a great time on this excursion. Nothing better than sailing on a catamaran, laying on the netting! The snorkeling was a blast with beautiful fish, the crew provided excellent instruction, service, and a fun few hours. Well worth the money and time! I would recommend this excursion, and would do it again.
Reviewer: Kris Burnett
Our group of eight enjoyed the Sail and Snorkel Cruise out of Nassau for part of the day that we spent in the area while on a cruise. It was a perfect way to see Nassau from the water and a really enjoyable activity for our whole group (ages 17 to 50). We especially liked that it was not over crowded like some of the other options that we saw while boarding our trip. All crew members were extremely helpful with equipment, in the water and on the ride back to shore. We would highly recommend this fun excursion, and it was absolutely beautiful!
Reviewer: Bill Stayduhar
Our family had a great time on the cruise and snorkeling! The crew was great!
Rum punch was very tasty after the snorkeling. The water was very clear and warm. Seen some very pretty fish, but not a lot of them. The crew was great !