Dolphin Encounter & Exclusive Island
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 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 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.
AMAZING EXPERIENCE FOR MY PRINCESS' 6th BIRTHDAY!! We had a blast! The ONLY complaint is THE PRICES TO EAT AND DRINK on the private island are RIDICULOUSLY OVERPRICED for mini portions of food and beverages. $95 to purchase ALL of our encounter photos, notably on a CD 😕
I thought this excursion was outstanding. I was nervous going into it because we booked it outside of our cruise ship, but there were no issues with that. The island itself isn't great. I mean you swim in this tiny section. And while you might expect to pay more for food....wow, that was insane. EAT BEFORE YOU GO. But we have phenomenal pictures of our family holding a dolphin. That was just too cool and as much as I loved it, my wife and kids loved it even more!
Reviewer: Moises Seraphin
So this started off as a one star. We waited almost 2 hours for the boat to come pick us up from the meeting area. But once we got there, the dolphin part was awesome. Also the customer service was great and they even helped us with a booking error we had the day before.
Reviewer: Alicia Cash
Highly recommend this excursion! It met all of our expectations and more!!
Reviewer: Tiffany Matthews
The dolphin encounter was great and the best part was the dolphins weren't forced to do anything they didn't want to do. The trainers were incredibly knowledgeable and allowed us to feed the dolphins a fish. We learned a lot and interacted so much with an incredible dolphin. I highly recommend this to anyone! We also got VIP treatment with paid lunch and drink and a private white sand beach. How can anyone say to no to that? It was perfect.