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 44 Reviews Review This Tour
4 StarsBalmoral Island Dolphin EncounterApril 16, 2018

Reviewer: Luciana Brown
Overall experience was very good. Tour guides were on time and boat ride was smooth. When you get to the island you get to spend the whole day there since pick up time boat is close to departure time of ship. Dolphin encounter was excellent, you get to touch and kiss the dilohins in an enclosed ocean area. Food an drinks on the island are very expensive.

4 StarsGreat experience April 02, 2018

Reviewer: Elliot
This was a great excursion and I would recommend it for my friends. The staff were professional and informative. The pictures and video were expensive but It will be a great memory.

5 StarsGreat Day at A Great PriceMarch 20, 2018

Reviewer: Karen Kriscunas
Having been to Nassau several times on cruise stops, we were looking for something different and had a 12 and 14 year old. Place was very organized on time to meet back for the excursion and the workers were friendly. They broke us into groups of 8 and an instructor let us touch the dolphins and they do tricks. Although this encounter you don't get to swim with them, it was interactive enough and would be good for small kids. There was a 4 and 2 year old in our group and they were not scared. Had time after to go to the beach and snorkel which was nice. The best part was booking this through Shore Excursions group. A women in our group asked me what I paid and I paid 55% of what she paid through the cruise line and we had the exact same excursion. Her meeting place was on the ship, and we just had instructions to walk down to Senor Frogs which is where we got on the boat to island. Bring water shoes as the wading area is very rocky. I would recommend this excursion for the price.

3 StarsNo badMarch 18, 2018

Reviewer: Ray
Good experience. But buying the photo and video cost more than the shore excursion.

4 StarsWonderful encounterMarch 15, 2018

Reviewer: Lauren
This was so fun for our family. This was our first time being up close with a dolphin and being able to touch and even kiss the dolphin. Would've been nice if they allowed us to take our own pictures, but you had to buy theirs. Still a great experience with a very knowledgeable instructor.

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