Dolphin Encounter & Exclusive Island

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Dolphin Encounter & Exclusive Island Shore Excursion

Play with dolphins during your own private island escape on this Nassau excursion! This is the best dolphin program you'll find around because you'll get to interact with these cool creatures right on the beach! Unlike similar excursions you may see, there's no waiting in an overcrowded pool or wasting time here on this Nassau excursion!

On this popular Nassau dolphin excursion, you'll be whisked away to a private island where you'll get to spend the day freely exploring a tropical paradise. When you first arrive, friendly staff members will provide you with a quick orientation about the dolphin encounter and help you fill out any necessary paperwork. And then the fun of your Nassau shore excursion begins! You'll wade out into the water until you're waist deep to greet your new dolphin buddy.

For approximately half an hour, the trainer will educate you on dolphin behavior and answer any of your questions. At the end of the encounter, you'll get a kiss from the dolphin and pose for a photo (available for purchase).

The rest of the day on the island can be spent however you'd like. Lay on the beach (lounge chair included!), go snorkeling in the beautiful waters or grab a refreshing drink - you can basically design your own adventure! Additional non-motorized water activities including snorkel gear, kayaks and paddle boards are available for rent.

If you're looking for some relaxing beach time, umbrellas are available on the beach on a first come basis, and there is plenty of shade on one of our patios or bars.

If it's a tropical drink you're after, there are four delightfully different bars on the island, each with its own mood. One of the most popular is the Frozen Tropical Drink bar where frozen margaritas, daiquiris and pina coladas await you.

If you're feeling hungry, the market offers something for everyone, from small snacks to complete meals of fresh sandwiches, salads, wraps; and the only Starbucks on a private island!

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 2:00 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 excursion. Lockers will be provided during your interaction. You can capture your encounter forever by purchasing a photo provided on a CD by the local representative. Please note that this is NOT included in the price of the tour.

Shore Excursion Size
Shore Excursion Type
Scenic, Water/Beach,Active
Shore Excursion Duration
4 Hours 30 Minutes
Activity Level
Shore Excursion Leaves From
The Ship Pier. (Full details will be provided in your electronic ticket upon confirmation.)
Food/Beverage Provided
Not Included
Recommended Dress
We recommend wearing your bathing suit under comfortable light clothing. A towel, sunglasses, sunscreen, and a hat is suggested.
The minimum age to participate is 5 years of age. Children 5 to 17 years of age must have a paying adult accompany them on the encounter and on the island, who can sign a waiver. All participants must be able to swim. Pregnant woman are not permitted to participate on this program. The legal age to drink alcohol on the island is 21 years of age. Food and alcohol cannot be brought onto the island. There are no lifeguards on duty and all guests swim at their own risk. Loose jewelry or anything on a strap is not allowed in the water with the sting rays or dolphins.
4.5 Stars4.5Based On 38 Reviews Review This Tour
4 StarsEnjoyableFebruary 28, 2018

Reviewer: Linda
Believe it or not it was a cool day in the Bahamas and the ocean water was cold! Lol! Other than that the encounter with the Dolphins was enjoyable and in a natural setting. Not a pool. Then there was time on the island for lunch and relaxing on the beach. This is all next to Sandals resort. I Would recommend this excursion.

5 StarsBalmoral Island Dolphin EncounterJanuary 30, 2018

Reviewer: Amy Johnson
Simply the best family experience we could have imagined! We loved learning about the dolphins from the trainer, and Cortez the dolphin was incredible!

4 Starsenjoying timeJanuary 23, 2018

Reviewer: jonathan m
This excursion was pretty good. You learned a little about dolphins and their habitat. But, then also got to see the dolphin do tricks and touch it as well. not bad

4 Stars Dolphin Encounter & Exclusive Island January 08, 2018

Reviewer: CN
The Dolphin Encounter was fabulous - we all loved it. The trainers did a great job giving facts about dolphins and giving directions. They also worked well with the kids in our group. The island was beautiful, we wished we had more time to enjoy it. The excursion was short. Overall this was an excellent excursion. My only suggestions would be that they allow for more time on the island and that the staff who checks you in and gives you your bracelets before the ferry ride be more visible and wear identification that shows that they are the reps for the tour company. We had two ladies approach us with nothing to show that they were with the tour company except a cardboard sign. Additionally, they didn't have any information on who they were supposed to be checking in and how many in each party. This was a little disconcerting for all of us that were waiting to check in.

5 StarsGreat experience October 02, 2017

Reviewer: Claudia P.
My daughter and I loved the dolphin encounter. It was very easy to find Senor Frogs (the locals were very polite and helpful). The dolphin and trainer were great! The interaction was fun, really worth the price. I saved money by book with this site instead of Norwegian and had the same experience. The ride to and from the island went very well, our boat was not crowded. Definitely recommend!

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