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: Mike McConnell
The day at Balmoral Island was great!!! The Dolphin swim was a great experience for us, our children and grandchildren! The beach was wonderful! The food and beverages were pricey (we could have brought a cooler with sandwiches and drinks).
Reviewer: Theresa Jakab
This excursion was worth every penny we paid for it. The staff was friendly. The time in the water with the dolphins was ample. It was an experience my family will remember for a life time. The photo/video package was a bit pricey (approx. $100) but I knew that before we went so I was prepared for it. What I was surprised with was all the extra photos they added of all the dolphins and the island. So we got so much more.
Reviewer: Jason Reeves
We had a great time with the dolphin swim. We got to dance and have the dolphins swim all around us. We did get the phone package. It wasn’t cheap but had 60-70 pictures and 3 videos. Only thing that was slightly negative is that beach was rough. I would recommend water shoes. They may have mentioned it in description. I would highly recommend this kids
Reviewer: Wade Davis
It was a special time for my two daughters 16&20 to be able to swim and interact with the dolphins. It was educational as well as the guide explanined many aspects about dolphins. I just wish the pictures weren't so expensive. I get it that it could be a once in a lifetime event and you want to remember the moment. I would have been willing to have paid 10-20 dollars for a 25 cent (their cost) for a single 5x7 for the memory but what they wanted for a package is tooooo much.
Reviewer: Margaret Garland
This was one of the most fun days we've had with our ten year old granddaughter. The experiences with the dolphins was extraordinary. We interacted with them in deep water for quite a while. My only admonition would be to say that the meeting place was quite a distance from our ship which was docked at the farthest pier. The professional pictures were very expensive ($95 for a cd), but we bought it because the experience was once in a lifetime.