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Freeport Kayaking Excursion Reviews

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Paddle through the creeks of the island’s mangrove forest in a shiny kayak.

Lyss73

1 review

This was my favorite island experience overall. My boyfriend and I went on the kayaking and nature experience through the red mangroves where we saw oyster beds and a stingray in the water below our kayaks. We ate lunch and fed hungry raccoons and then were fortunate enough to swim in the most beautiful area of the island. The beach we were on was reportedly where they did supermodel swimsuit shoots for magazines like Sports Illustrated. Our "tablemates" from the cruise went to the public beach and said it was not very nice, and islanders kept trying to sell them things there. The shops back near the port were just so so. Not nearly as extensive shopping as Nassau.


Provider: Carnival Cruise Lines

graycat274

1 review

In Freeport we took a Nature Tour of the Lucayan National Park which included: kayaking in the Lucayan park mangroves (awesome!), lunch in a covered pavilion on the beach (basic sandwich supplied), fed the raccoons our bread crusts (awesome!), spent 2 hours on a pristine beach with almost no one else, short walk through the park with guide narrating (and raccoons following), fed fish, then back to the ship. Our guide was fantastic and we would totally do this tour again. At port, we ate fried conch; which was good; a little chewy but tasty.


Provider: Carnival Cruise Lines

floridageek

1 review

We did the Kayaking and Nature tour. It was fantastic despite the rain towards the end of the tour. Sam, our guide, was friendly and entertaining. We took a bus to the Lucayan National Forest while he talked about the history of the island. The only part I DID NOT LIKE was that we got pulled over by some shading looking guy in a white car on a deserted road. This guy was lost and angry and when we stopped he got out of his car and walked over to the driver's door. This make us very uncomfortable. Being in a foreign country and knowing that the Bahamas has a crime problem, I thought we were in the making of a "I shouldn't be alive" episode and the guy might pull a gun on us or something. Fortunately it was just some angry guy and after Sam gave directions he pulled away and tried to lighten the mood by making some jokes. The bus ride was about 30min. Arriving at the launch site, we took kayaks down a very gentle creek lined with beautiful mangroves. The water was clear and we could see fish and ancient fossilized oyster beds. After the kayaking we took a "Tom Sawyer" raft across the river to a short hiking trail head that took us to a beach and picnic area where he had a light lunch. Unfortunately this is when it started to rain quite hard but a lot of folks didn't care. We swam in the beautiful blue ocean water anyway. We stated here for about an hour and a half then took a scenic route through the trails when the rain stopped and Sam explained some of the local wildlife and fauna and let us feed some fish in the creek. Then he took us on a drive through Freeport and showed us around town then took us back to the ship. Overall a very great time!


Provider: Carnival Cruise Lines

CruisingAg01

3 reviews

The ladies took the Kayak and Nature Experience and loved it. One guide stayed with us throughout the entire day from kayaking to walking to the beach to walking through the nature area and driving us back to the ship. Kayaking was fun, but don't expect breathtaking scenery just a unique nature experience. Several young kids were in our tour group and they were all okay with an adult in the back doing most of the work. I kayaked as a single and had no issues. Lunch included friendly and adorable raccoon visitors. The beach was gorgeous! Blue, shallow, calm water. Perfect for kids. A bit chilly in mid-April, but not enough to keep anyone out with a huge expanse of water area to spread out in. Highly recommend this tour. Might even do it again myself.

Provider: Carnival Cruise Lines

Ebo2013

1 review

Worth the expense. We loved it. It was a little challenging, but good exercise.

Provider: Carnival Cruise Lines

NoNoNoonan

1 review

The excursion was very nice and our first time snorkeling. We were driven 30 minutes from Freeport to Barbary Beach, kayaked out to a tiny island, Peterson Cay, and snorkeled with 2 guides for about an hour and a half. We returned to Freeport with just enough time to check out their one attraction, Senor Frogs. All in all, a great day (given that we should have been in Half Moon Cay...).

Provider: Carnival Cruise Lines

moxiegretl

1 review

We booked the Peterson Cay Kayak and Snorkel Tour with a private tour company and had a blast (and saved money). The tour guide made our trip comfortable, gave us info about Freeport during our van ride and helped us kayak against the wind! Snorkeling was awesome and he stopped at a cool beachfront restaurant for lunch on the way back. It was worth it!

Provider: Independent Operator

Cjnerin424

1 review

We selected a kayak and snorkel trip in Freeport. It was another amazing experience! Our tour guide was awesome, very friendly and funny!! He took us to a beach, were he set everything up for us (got our kayaks prepared). We were in love with the clear blue water. We kayaked about a mile to this private island where we snorkeled on a reef. What a cool experience! There must of been thousands of fish that we saw, and they paid us no mind. They just swam around and along the way, our tour guide was pointing out some pretty neat stuff. I recommend getting an underwater camera or two! We did, the pictures turned out nice. We even saw a barracuda is the distance, it was pretty freaky, but cool! We snorkeled for about an hour or so, there was even a boat that followed close by just in case anyone was short of breath, cold or just didn't want to be in the water anymore. They also provided a nice lunch for us, simple, lunch meat sandwiches, lemonade & tea. Enough to fill us up until we got back to the ship. I would certainly recommend this excursion to anyone!

Provider: Carnival Cruise Lines

usermom

3 reviews

We outside the gates in the port at Freeport to board a van where we were transported to a guide who had a van and trailer with kayaks attached to his van. Tip: make sure you use the bathroom there since bathrooms become delicacy later on duing the day. Our guide, Chadwin,was exceptional and made sure everyone (even the "weak links" had a positive kayaking experience. This excursion was great for a first time kayaker or an experienced one. Lucayan National Park was beautiful but challenging at times navigating through. We had a lot of laughs as we played bumper boats accidentally at times. Then we were taken to the Gold Rock beach where we had a sandwich lunch and an hour to spend at the beach. this was one of the most beautiful, peaceful beaches I have ever been to. only complaint is, I wished we could have stayed there longer. Chadwin then shared his wealth of knowledge on a nature walk and to the Ben cave which was beautiful and another cave. I wasn't sure I would like that part of it, but I'm glad we went especially since the bats don't come until March. Then we had a 25 minute ride back to the NCL Sky.

Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line

Rogueperson

2 reviews

I had a blast. The tide came in much higher than expected, so we were kayaking through a maze of mangroves. It was a lot more difficult than i had expected, but fun nonetheless.

Provider: Carnival Cruise Lines

gskimmel

1 review

Approximately 90 minutes of kayaking, 90 minutes at a private beach, and guided tours of the ecosystems and caves. This was one of the best excursions we ever booked.

Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line

cruz_prnss

1 review

AMAZING!! Kayaking through the mangroves then ending at a beautiful private beach. Definitely recommend!

Provider: Carnival Cruise Lines

CRidlbauer

1 review

We got bussed inland to the kayak/bike/jeep location. We then took a van for about 30 - 45 minutes to the mangrove stream. We were given a quick demo of how to use the paddle and then put into boats. Our guide gave us some natural history as we paddled, but most of the time it was a solitary event with your boating partner. We saw a lot of fish (the water is very clear) and even a sting ray. We learned about the mangrove swamps and why they are an important part of the ecology of the area. At the end we hopped back in the van to head to the beach where lunch was provided. Basic turkey and ham sandwiches with apples and cookies. It was a perfect meal I felt. We then had about an hour to explore the beach. Then we headed back to port. There are a few tourist style shops at the port to fill the last hour before departure.

Provider: Carnival Cruise Lines

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