Sail and Snorkel Cruise
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. 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: Heather Hunker
Our entire family enjoyed this snorkeling cruise! The sail to get out to the reef was a little long for the kids (especially since we had an uncovered seat in the back—no breeze—on the way). We were able to snag a spot up front on the way back, which was much better! The snorkeling was wonderful, and the price was right! Would do again!
Reviewer: Deborah Underwood
Starting the day was a little confusing. It is not exactly clear where to check in or which boat you'll be assigned. The gentleman checking us in was extremely helpful. There were about 3 different gentlemen to check in with. It almost appeared as if they were paid by the number of people they checked in. After we boarded, we had plenty of options for seating. The boat was not overcrowded. It was a pleasant ride out to the reef. The hosts aided us in finding fish. It was kind of rough getting on the boat after we finished - tide not boat was the issue. The ride back was a tour around the island. That was interesting since you do not see the other side of Nassau from the cruise ship. I would recommend this excursion to others. They supply the snorkels, fins and mask. So you don't have to be concerned with not having these items.
Reviewer: Christopher B. Sneed
Didn't quite get that 5th star only because this is the same excursion that was offered by RCL and it was more people than I expected.The Staff was great and always emphasized safety. The reef was beautiful and full of marine life. It was crowded and you bump into others frequently it was a very nice excursion
Reviewer: Kristin Fernandez
The Sail and Snorkel reps were easy to find off the cruise ship. The staff was friendly and the catamaran boat was very well kept. The captain made sure to have all cruise passengers back to the boat in time. I definitely recommend this company.
Had a great time on the this excursion! Everyone on board was friendly and we had a beautiful day. Saw many fish and a great time.