Dolphin Swim & Exclusive Island
Dolphin Swim & Exclusive Island
Experience the once-in-a-lifetime thrill of swimming with dolphins! While other dolphin programs only let you pet them, this Nassau excursion lets you frolic right alongside them.
The Nassau dolphin excursion begins with a ride to a beautiful private island where you will get up close to these majestic creatures. When you first arrive at the island, the knowledgeable staff will guide you through any paperwork and provide you with the necessary equipment for this tour. You will get fins, a mask and a life jacket. For about 15 minutes, a trainer will share fun facts about dolphins, and even give you the chance to pose for a photo with one! After this brief introduction, it's time to embark on your Nassau excursion and swim with dolphins!
The next half hour is spent swimming around as dolphins go over and underneath you - seeing these beautiful, graceful creatures having fun gliding through the water around you is an experience you'll never forget! You'll even get to hear them communicate with one another.
After the dolphin swim portion of the tour, you'll have free time to explore the private island. How you spend your time on the island is up to you!
There are many activities to choose from, like kayaking, hopping around the different bars or just getting some sun (lounge chair included). Umbrellas are also available on a first come, first serve basis. Additional non-motorized water activities available for rent. Drinks and food are also available for purchase.
Restrooms are located around the island, as well as fresh water showers and foot baths. Don't worry about getting back in a hurry, the first departure from the island to downtown begins at 12:00 PM. Your tour representative on the island will schedule you accordingly to ensure you are back to your ship on time for re-boarding.
Please Note: For the welfare of the dolphins, loose items such as jewelry and cameras cannot be taken into the water during this Nassau dolphin swim excursion. Lockers will be provided during your interaction.
This was an absolutely amazing experience. We were able to swim with, touch, dance with, hold, and take several photos with the dolphins. The reasons they lost a star were because first they make you leave your belongings (including ID, cash) in an unlocked cubby. Second, they charge $117 for a minimum package of four photos and you cannot purchase a single photo. Many people did not carry credit cards or that much cash to leave unsecured, so we left without any photos of the experience of high was extremely disappointing. Please let visitors know ahead of time about the photo packages and the prices.
Reviewer: Jamel Campbell
Me and my girl loved it one off the bucket list
Reviewer: Mary Clare Sabio
The Dolphin Swim was very animal friendly and educational. The Dolphins were well taken care of. The guides made sure that we were gentle with the dolphins. It felt very natural, not harmful to swim with these dolphins. The island had a very nice area to swim in on the beach. There were plenty of shady spots to lay down and relax. Ahhhh!
From start to finish the whole process was pretty easy but their are a few things they can iron out. The ferry that you take to the excursion provided pleasant views and was very informative as it relates to Bahamian history. Mr. Otis..... you're awesome and we will never forget you. When we arrived, we completed the waivers and had time to relax at the private beach. It was very small but nice. When you go, eat before you get there and bring water. A chicken tender basket which you can normally get for $5 USD is $22 USD and a $.50 bag of chips was $4. Don't get me started on drinks. Moral of the story bring at least 2 bottles of water and snacks for each person. The Dolphin Swim was awesome. I'm not a strong swimmer but I felt so comfortable in the deep water because of the life vest. We were able to dance with, learn about, touch and hug the Dolphins. We will definitely go back and take our kiddos.
Reviewer: Heather Strickland
This was the most memorable excursion. I highly recommend it. Make sure to wear water shoes because the bottom is really rocky.