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.
Reviewer: Linda Cancellarich
This was the most amazing experience I’ve had. To be that interactive with the dolphins was just a dream!! They were so sweet, smart and trained so well! Kuddos to the wonderful trainers for their obvious hard work and personable professionalism during the excursion!!
Swimming with the dolphins was a thrill. They are so gentle and intelligent. The trainers obviously cared about the animals and were very informative. We then went to purchase the photos they took (you can't take your own photos) and were shocked to be charged $150.00 for a CD of photos and a couple 15-second videos. No options of less expensive packages. I felt like I was being robbed.
Reviewer: William Huff
We enjoyed the tour. It was exciting and lots of fun and well worth the cost.
Reviewer: Matt McLafferty
This by far was the highlight of the vacation. Balmoral island is simply stunning. White sand beaches and the bluest of waters. It takes a 20 minute boat ride to the island and we found that relaxing as well. As some other reviews say the drinks are a bit overpriced but that’s not why you go to the island. The trainers were patient and fun. We were in the water for a full hour and it is definitely a hands on experience. Highly entertaining, there wasn’t a minute my kids did not have a perma-grin on their faces. Even the 16 year old who’s too proud to smile at times. We got the picture/video flash drive and it was $147, and I’m glad I did. The kids go back to watch the videos and have shown all their friends. I highly recommend this excursion, and highly recommend this excursion group. We already booked another cruise for next year and no doubt will use this group again. It was our first time using them and they even refunded money when they reduced their price on the excursion.
Reviewer: warren Montague
The family had a great time at the dolphin swim. Very Interactive. My only complaint would be the cost. You're overcharged for the pictures they take but it's worth it in the end to preserve those memories