Sail and Snorkel Cruise

Nassau catamaran sailboat
Price: $55.00
Children ages 4 and under are free but must be accounted for when booking.
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Summary
Shore Excursion SizeStandard
Shore Excursion Typeactive
Shore Excursion Duration3 hours 30 minutes
Activity LevelModerate
Shore Excursion Leaves FromFor cruise ship passengers, this tour departs from the cruise ship terminal. Hotel guests have the option of being picked up at Paradise Island. Please select your preferred pick up location above. Full details will be provided in your e-ticket upon booking confirmation.
Food/Beverage ProvidedBeverage
Recommended DressGuests will want to wear a bathing suit under comfortable clothing and rubber-soled shoes for walking on the boat. A towel, sun glasses, and sunscreen are recommended.
RestrictionsGuests should have a general knowledge of swimming, and be at ease in the water. Guests under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Guests must be able to climb out of the water via the boat's ladder to snorkel. There is no age minimum. Guests under the influence, or appearing under the influence of alcohol or other substances will not be allowed to snorkel and/or may be excluded from the tour. Small life vests for children are available; however, infant-sized life vests are not provided. Guests are responsible for bringing their own infant-sized life vests.
Tour Details

Nassau Snorkeling & Catamaran Sailing 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 Nassau tours like this.

Board your waiting catamaran and set out on an adventure to 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 catamaran 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 Nassau 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.

Shore Excursion Size
Standard
Shore Excursion Type
active
Shore Excursion Duration
3 hours 30 minutes
Activity Level
Moderate
Shore Excursion Leaves From
For cruise ship passengers, this tour departs from the cruise ship terminal. Hotel guests have the option of being picked up at Paradise Island. Please select your preferred pick up location above. Full details will be provided in your e-ticket upon booking confirmation.
Food/Beverage Provided
Beverage
Dress
Guests will want to wear a bathing suit under comfortable clothing and rubber-soled shoes for walking on the boat. A towel, sun glasses, and sunscreen are recommended.
Restrictions
Guests should have a general knowledge of swimming, and be at ease in the water. Guests under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Guests must be able to climb out of the water via the boat's ladder to snorkel. There is no age minimum. Guests under the influence, or appearing under the influence of alcohol or other substances will not be allowed to snorkel and/or may be excluded from the tour. Small life vests for children are available; however, infant-sized life vests are not provided. Guests are responsible for bringing their own infant-sized life vests.
4.5 Stars4.6 / 5  |  214 ReviewsReview This Tour
Amazing experience!
March 26, 2020
This was an amazing experience. Very organized, beautiful views on the boat. They sailed out for about 30-40 minutes out in the sea. Then we dove in the middle of nowhere where the water blue and clear! they took well care of us and were always aware of us to make sure we were safe. It was an amazing experience. They provided drinks after the snorkeling and they were nice and strong! Make sure to give them gratuity at the end, these people work very hard and are so hospitable towards us tourists, they truly take care of us and are young kids working hard and keeping the equipment in good hygiene! This was my first time snorkeling. However, I am a professional swimmer, my partner was very afraid of the water. One of the employees was a remarkable and the kindest with him and took care of him as we went through our excursion. Thank you so much!
Reviewer: Ydalmi Perez
5 Stars
Fantastic
March 03, 2020
Very organized. The crew was friendly and knowledgeable. Great spot we were taken to with lots of fish and coral to see
Reviewer: Kelly
5 Stars
Sail and Snorkel
February 17, 2020
This tour was excellent. Although the water was a bit chilly and the sun wasn't out, there were lots of fish etc. The boat ride was fun.
Reviewer: Patsy
4 Stars
Great fun!
February 15, 2020
Our afternoon snorkel adventure was fabulous. Ride out to the reef was beautiful. So many different species of fish! Much nicer reef than anticipated! Crew was friendly and helpful. Equipment was perfect. Would go again!
Reviewer: Carol Vayhinger
5 Stars
Just wish it was longer...
February 12, 2020
When we met our guide we were quite surprised to find out that there were only going to be 8 guests on the excursion!!! Our catamaran was a top-of-the-line 65' boat with everything you could hope for. Our group of 4 parked on one of the nets and enjoyed a leisurely boat ride out to the snorkel area. They had a crew of 5 and one of them did a great job narrating and engaging us as we passed all the fancy houses. We snorkeled for a while then headed back and broke out the rum punch! Some things to note... They don't feed you They don't serve alcohol until the 45 min ride back They do have a bathroom on board It's too short!!! They drop you off outside the security gate on the far side of the port. It's not the same place as you started. We opted to walk out to Junkanoo Beach from here but just be aware that you will be in a different location than where you started. We would absolutely do this again, especially if we could guarantee such a small party!
Reviewer: Ben Kell
5 Stars
Good
February 06, 2020
I liked the Sail and Snorkel Cruise but one thing I wish they could have told us a little of what we were seeing on the way. We went by Oprahs house and one guy mentioned it as we were almost past, would have been nice to know before hand.
Reviewer: Margaret McCann Patterson
4 Stars