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: DENISE D BUEHLER
The excursion was very worth the money and everything plus more of my expectations. The employees were very friendly and helpful in whatever you needed.
Reviewer: Heather C.
My 8 yr old daughter & I had the dolphin swim of a LIFETIME! After speaking w/the Shore Excursions rep about the difference between the dolphin "Swim or Experience" excursions, I booked us for the Swim. I went w/the last time slot 12:30 (Wed) as I was concerned it would be too cold earlier. Boy did we luck out as nobody else picked that time so we had a 1 hour PRIVATE SWIM w/ 3 dolphins!!! One of which was pregnant! We had the best time & purchased both the picture & video pkg for $150. They had captured tons of pics & a video of our second half of the swim where we danced & sang with them. I don't think we can ever top this experience & are so glad we went to Balmoral Island! Note: the staff mentioned all of the earlier swims were VERY busy but I suspect that was probably due to folks wanting more time on the island. Our tradeoff for the great dolphin experience was a much shorter time on the island (2.5 hrs).
Reviewer: elizabeth kerr
this was the same excursion my cruise line was offering but was half off the price. employees were great and attentive. very knowledgeable and courteous. loved every second of it! the only thing to be aware of is you must buy all the pictures, getting just one is not an option. was disappointed in that but I would recommend this for anyone who is looking for a good time!
Reviewer: Bob Gibson
The dolphin swim exceeded our expectations. It was all we'd hoped for and more. Holding, petting, dancing and swimming with these beautiful animals is an awesome experience. And Balmoral Island is a beautiful setting with wonderful beach and facilities. A great day and the highlight of our cruise. We'd highly recommend this to anyone.
Reviewer: Christina Moore
This was way more fun than we expected. Great people working with animals and the dolphins. I would do it again!