We asked a guide at the pier how to get to the aquarium and she very helpfully told us it was within walking distance. She also handed us some coupons for a discount off the admission. We walked to the aquarium stopping to take pictures along the way. The aquarium is pretty small but has a good selection of animals. We saw sharks, sting rays, turtles, tropical fish, jellyfish, eels, sea horses, and much more. This is a great excursion for kids and our 4 year old loved it. The aquarium focuses heavily on conservation, education, and rescue and several of the animals have an associated story. There was a poor rescued sea turtle that was permanently tilted sideways because his shell was cracked and he had an injured flipper. They allowed the kids to touch the sharks if they wanted. The tour guide held the shark securely for safety reasons. I did my souvenir shopping in the attached gift shop. They had a great selection, reasonable prices, and the proceeds benefit the aquarium.
We spent the day in Nassau enjoying the sun and beach at the Sheraton Cable Beach Resort. We paid $20 for a cab to take us from the port to the hotel and paid $60 for 2 adult day passes which included the use of the beach, pool, and non-motorized beach activities. The front desk staff was very nice and decided not to charge us for our 4 year old. The beach was beautiful and the hotel was pristine. I would definitely consider staying here if I ever took a land vacation to Nassau. There was also a lifeguard on duty at the beach, which we really appreciated. There are people that roam around the beach to take your drink and food orders or you can just walk up to the bar. The offerings are pricey. We paid $9 and $12 for our mixed alcoholic drinks, $3 for a can of soda, and $8.75 for a small personal-sized pizza. The beach was not crowded and we enjoyed a nice relaxing day. I also learned the secret to enjoying Nassau – venture outside of the port area. There were cabs waiting in front of the hotel which made getting back to the port very simple.