We had booked an early excursion to Blue Lagoon Island so we could swim with the sea lions (our second time doing this excursion). We had to meet in the Buena Vista Theatre at 9:30am. We were promptly check in and given our wrist bands and headed down the three flights of stairs to disembark the ship. Once outside we were guided through (for lack of a better thing to call it) the mall and outside again to head for the tender to take us to Blue Lagoon. Make sure you hold on to your traveling companions and keep a very close eye on the others that are on the excursion with you. Not only are you walking through the mall, but you also have to navigate your way through the VERY busy streets of VERY crowded Nassau, through the VERY jammed packed (again, for lack of anything else to call it) Tent City of Souvenirs to reach the tender. Once there, we were greeted by the amazing staff of Blue Lagoon Island (Say "HI" to first mate Pete- he's the best). Blue Lagoon Island is one of the prettiest places I have ever seen! We spent the morning with PJ and Bonnie (two of the many friendly sea lions) and the afternoon on the beach. We took the 2:00pm tender back to the ship. SWe couldn't do much shopping in Nassau due to the torrents of rain that had started while on the return tender - but my son and I had another amazing time in Nassau!