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: Charles B. Thompson
We've been to Nassau about a dozen times and have taken several different excursions. This time the crew took us to Rose Island, which was the best snorkeling I've ever done in Nassau. Then we sailed back on the north side of Paradise Island, which I also hadn't done. It was the best excursion yet! Please understand that they take you to different snorkeling spots depending on weather, so there's no guarantee you'll get luck like us and go to Rose Island.
Had a group of 15 people on this excursion. We all had a great time. The crew was friendly, helpful, and fun
Reviewer: Denise Young
A great day in the Bahama's. The excursion was so much fun. My kids and as well as myself and husband enjoyed.
Reviewer: Marcee Rogers
This was an excursion that my family of 5 enjoyed. The rum punch afterwards was refreshing. I would do this again.
Purchased for my grandson and 2little great grandsons and they had a wonderful time!