Dip into Nassau's beautiful waters to catch a glimpse of the spectacular coral reefs hidden just below the surface. Snorkeling provides access to this unforgettable underwater world without the difficulty and training necessary for full on scuba.
Perfect snorkeling for beginners. We cruise to a reef on a decently sized boat, not too crowded. They offered a cash snack bar which was nice. The snorkeling equipment was decent. The boats crew was professional and did a great job getting everyone equipped and kept everyone safe while in the water.
Operated by Sun Bahamas, Carnival's "Ultimate Snorkel Tour & Beach Safari" was excellent. The boat holds only 16 passengers plus 2 crew members so it is a personal experience. It begins with a tour through Nassau Harbor with sightings of celebrity homes, island views including "Gilligan's Island", Ted Turner and Elvis Presley Bahama homes, then a fast (wet in the back of the boat) ride about four miles out to snorkel with the turtles, on to snorkel a coral reef, then a stop at a shallow beach spot. Captain Teo and Troy were awesome guides!
Booked Pearl Island with snorkling. The waters were rough and cancelled the snorkle part for safety reasons. Was only refunded $10 per person when I was told at the time I canceled that I would be refunded $25 per person.
We snorkeled over in Rainbow Reef and had an amazing time. We were seemingly a bit rushed once we got to our location (only about 1 hour snorkeling total), but the views were amazing. Boat staff were very friendly and fun, and most importantly safety conscious.
One definite downside was that I am almost positive that the snorkel gear was not cleaned between guests... I guess they let the salt water clean the mouth pieces.
Not the best first time snorkeling experience. We were supposed to snorkel at Rainbow Reef but redirected to Rose Reef (?) due to the weather. It was too rough and windy and the current was pretty strong. The guide had to pull quite a few people (including us) back on board.
We did some shopping, ate at Senor Frogs for lunch and then headed to our snorkeling excursion which I had booked before our trip. They were great and we really enjoyed our trip. There were only four of us on the boat and in the water. It was a bit windy that day, but it was still a great experience. Highly recommend.
Nassau is a touristy city for good and bad. This was a great snorkleing experience with a short 20 minute boat ride to 2 coral reefs then back. The guides were very personable and helpful in explaining to beginners what exactly to do. I saw a sea turtle within 10 feet of me so that experience was worth the excursion.
Was a lot of people because 2 other boats came in right after us, but was a good reef, and ride, and reasonably priced. Actually listen, and take off jewelry. Lost my wedding ring :) (Don't worry -- replaced already)
Water area was choppy and a bit rough for some people. We didn't see as much as our Freeport excursion and it seemed to be a much shorter trip. We had lunch at Senor Frog's which had a great view and better food than on the cruise.
It was windy day.Seas kind of bumpy. We went to the reef . My first time snorkeling. It was exciting. Loved the fish and seeing the under water world.The return trip the captain gave a tour of Nassau shorline and dropped names at homes like-Michael Jordan, Oprah, Jk Rawlings , Elvis to name a few.We were dropped off near Senor Frog and the Market place-Pushy shop keepers but to be expected.
LOVED snorkeling near Athol island!
We started in the glass bottom kayaks, then snorkeled.
It was also great that those who wanted to continue kayaking could, and those who just wanted to snorkel could.
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