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.
Please 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. Children the ages of 5 and under are free, must be accompanied by an adult at all times and must bring their own life jackets to participate on this tour.
Reviewer: Jeff B.
Wife and I booked this tour as she loves to snorkel. The water was a bit cold but the snorkeling was very good. We saw lots of colorful fish. There was a local who brought his little boat out to ours selling coconut drinks and conk shells. On the way back they played island music and the free rum punch was generous. We would book this excursion again..
Reviewer: Richard Mello
Our family of 4 chose this excursion as our primary activity in the Bahamas. The man was at the gate as the instructions said and everyone was very nice. The boat was pretty full with people but still plenty of space. the trip in and out of port was nice and relaxing with easy seas. The staff gave all the instructions for safety and device use. We had provided drinks and nice music with plenty of time in the water for most. My only complaint is that the location where we snorkeled was crowded with 4 other tours, from other companies, and so the fish variety was few and the visibility was spotty. My daughter loved her first snorkel adventure and we will be doing it again.
Reviewer: Eric Sorensen
The excursion was awesome! The weather was extremely windy so no sail was raised and it made the ride and snorkeling a bit rough but not the outfit's fault. Good choice and well priced!
Reviewer: Jean-Francois Lauzier
We were a group of 7 and everybody enjoyed this excursion in January 2019. Smooth catamaran ride and plenty of fish at the snorkel site. Team was professionnal and helpful. Highly recommended.
We had a blast! The crew was awesome 🙂