Nassau Atlantis Excursion Reviews
They only allow you 8 hours (8am-4pm including travel time) on the island. So we missed out a lot of rides at Atlantis. And didn't get to explore Atlantis like we wanted to. The ship should have stayed anther night.
The Atlantis half day and lunch excursion was so cool! We spent about an hour touring the hotel, dig, and aquarium and the rest of the day between the real and man made beach. Absolutely gorgeous!
Save your money. Check the other excursions
Best excursion I have ever been on. Great for families. Beach is beautiful.
If you want to check out Atlantis, this is a pretty logical way to do it. Just note, there are reasons people complain about this port. Nassau is really run down and sad looking. The piers are like a zoo due to the fact that they had 7 giant ships in port and a very small exiting area. Atlantis is interesting, and I can check it off the list and not concern myself with getting back there. We walked down the beach about a mile to a very beautiful residential location- (and past the beach chairs at the exclusive One and Only) and really liked it. If we were back, I 'd probably back a picnic and head that way straight off the bus. The walk, the water, and the view were a five star. It was also pretty fun to walk around in the little shopping area by the Atlantis marina just to watch the yacht crews at work and the yacht owners hanging out on their transoms (or whatever they are called).
This resort was advertised as a sparsely crowded, exclusive resort. This was definitely not the case, as lines to ride were very long. There were five cruise ships in the dock that day, and the resort was thus very crowded. Our party became separated very quickly upon arrival.
The rides were fun and the food was good, and beach access was also included.
Before booking, I would consider the desire to wait in lines, wait to get on a bus, wait to register, wait in general. Other people were already on their other excursions and we were waiting to debark.
Even though we've been there before, I enjoyed walking around the inside and seeing the lobby and shops.
Ton of walking - Atlantis is not being well kept - I found a pile of dried vomit at the bottom of a stairway that had been there for a while plus there is scum on top of the aquariums - this could be normal but did not look nice. If you cannot walk a long way do not take this tour - you are up and down steps as well. Not handicap friendly!!!!
Again, the ship arrives too late and the island of Nassau is not what it was in the past. Crime is a problem and the only trip is to go to the Atlantis. Here is the problem - the water slide (the one you see on the commercials) closes early and you get no time if you take that tour. The other tours do even let you see it! The Quantum has an ecology tour, which was expensive, had lots of walking and not very interesting. The tour was disorganized and not that interesting. People liked the dolphin experience but you will be spending approx $169 per person for this tour. Another boring stop. If you want to see the hotel, take a cab there for $5 pp.
Best day ever...
Very expensive, but very nice.
Worst excursion ever !!! Took over an hour waiting in lines for a short 10 minute ride over to Atlantis. We paid for beach access and a discovery tour of the facilities. Both were a joke. The beach had been closed due to high waves. Our tour guide was incompetent and provided no useful information. The cruise line refunded 25% of the cost due to the long wait. I would have been happy with 50% off. Also worth mentioning, Atlantis is not well kept. The property is in need of maintenance and was dirty
We saved over $300 in booking our day trip to Atlantis through this company vs. Carnival. We walked right off the ship in Nassau and took a taxi for $4 each straight to the Comfort Suites on Paradise Island. We got our paperwork from the front desk (didn't even go to the room) and then walked next door to Atlantis- Royal Tower where we got our arm-bands for the park. We walked right in through the aquarium and enjoyed the waterpark- slides and pools all day. Even though there were 4 ships at port that day, we were rarely in a line waiting for a slide. We left Atlantis around 3:30pm and caught a taxi back to the ship (they were waiting in front of Atlantis). Although I was leery of using a private company for this excursion, I was very pleased and quite happy to have saved so much money.
Do not take the tour of Atlantis! It is a waste of money! The buses are small, and crowded. They pack you in like sardines! The tour guides are not helpful. They don't seem to know what they are doing. The employees at the resort are rude. They are not much help either. You can't even walk around the resort unless you pay extra. For what I paid, I only got to see the casino, shops, and aquarium. Total rip off! If you really want to check this place out, there are ferries, and taxis that go there for less than $10. The casino is "free" to enter if you just want to gamble. Otherwise, there is a pass you have to buy if you want to check out the aquarium, which is nice, but you'll want to see the pools, and private beaches, too. Those are also extra $. Not a big fan of Nassau to begin with. If I ever return, Atlantis will be off my list of things to do.
We did the Atlantis Deep Water Dolphin Swim. WOW!!! At first I was not impressed as they stood underneath a shaded building and made us line up for 15 minutes or so in the blazing hot sun. I believe the real feel was something like 103 or 106 that day our guide said. He told some people "Well, you picked coming to the Bahamas ya know" It seemed a little rude to me, as we were left in the sun. When we got to Atlantis is took us a very very long walk to get to the dolphins. I honestly have to say that it took us about an hour or more total to get to them. Then we had to wait on the first group to get done. At this point, I was feeling disappointed. IT DID NOT LAST LONG! We had an excursion but not until 1:30 so we decided to walk out in Nassau. It was raining but I had an umbrella TIP: PACK AN UMBRELLA!! I don't care what you think the weather will be like, just do it! We had people envious of us lol. Within 20 minutes the rain was over. Nassau was not very fun. It had a lot of shopping but it had a lot of people shoving flyers in your face, reaching out to grab you, and telling you why you should do this or that tour. We didn't like it at all.
WOW! I would do it again in a HEART BEAT! We got to hug and kiss the dolphin, free swim with the dolphin, get a foot push, and then feed it and watch it do all kinds of tricks. Our time in the water was PLENTY and it was so worth the cost. They sold pictures by packages not individuals, so for 5 pics you paid $70 then you received one free pic. We ended up getting pictures, that is how amazing it was! I can't even put it into words. We were done with the dolphins around 4:30... If I could do it over again I would want to swim in the pools and do the water slides at Atlantis also
We chose the half day Atlantis Beach excursion. We opted to not do the water park, since we are from Orlando, FL and go to water parks often. This excursion was fantastic! We had about five hours to spend at the beach ( not including the transportation to arrive there). Transportation there and back was by tour bus; which was air conditioned and pre booked along with the tour.
This excursion involves use of the beach, the lagoon, and the aquariums. The beach is absolutely beautiful and offers the options of para sailing, jet skiing, boating, and banana boat. The cost for each was actually reasonable and negotiable. The lagoon was very fun for our children. Snorkeling equipment can be rented; there are many fish and even small sting rays to see. The lagoon has a shallow end and deeper one; perfect for all age groups.
The aquariums were dirty. We were surprised that, for such a lavish resort, the up keeping was lacking in the aquariums. Our children enjoyed them, though. I guess only adults notice cleanliness; kids just want to see the animals.
The nice thing about this excursion is that the tour buses run every half hour, from 3pm - 6pm. Therefore, you can stay as long as you want. We had been to the Bahamas several times; therefore, we were not as interested in sight seeing as some other tourists may have been. Either way, it was nice to not be committed to a certain time slot.
Loved it and highly recommend it!!!!
Quick and easy. Plenty of staff to guide us and never really had to wait to get to our destination.
Wonderful &Beautiful Craftsmanship, Of Resort & Layout.
We had an awful time but it was solely our fault. We took unguided tour because we were lead shopping in Nassau was wonderful and it wasn't. But Atlantis, hotel, casino, surroundings were all amazing.
Atlantis was expensive but awesome! If you have the resources rent the cabana, it was great having the privacy and room to stretch out in . Also having the cabana attendant made our stay even more relaxing, every time we came back we had fresh towels! I only wish we had more time because it was very expensive for only having about 6 and a half hours there.
Not worth the money. Would have done better going off on our own.
Paradise Island is stunningly beautiful. The cab ride to Atlantis was a bit of an adventure. It reminded me that we were not in America anymore. Atlantis has fun rides and rivers but is somewhat disorganized and overcrowded. They ran out of lockers and it was initially difficult to find tubes. The beach at Atlantis was the most beautiful I've ever been to. It cost our family about $500 to spend half a day at this excursion.
It was a great excursion! Its expensive but definitely an experience to go to when you are there. We would go back! When they are ready to take you on the excursion you better be ready because my husband and I got left over a 3 min time frame and had to pay for a taxi over to Atlantis when we shouldnt have. Also, they give you two options- a half day or a full day at a higher price. We chose the full day but could have just chosen and payed for the half day excursion. There is no differintiation on your wrist band and you just take the bus back to your cruise ship whenever you want, it leaves and comes back every 30 min. Save your money and pay for the half day and stay however long you want. The serpent ride was SO fun. You go through a clear tube in the middle of the shark tank! Also, try Pices restaurant. They have the best fish and chips all fresh from the ocean catch! Its hard to find so you have to ask how to get there, its right off the ocean.
We decided to purchase tickets to Atlantis Beaches and Aquariums. The Aquarium was pretty cool, a lot of different marine life to see. Believe it or not we never made it to the beaches because somehow we were allowed inside the Aquaventure park, even though we didn't pay for it so we decided to take advantage of that instead.
This was my second time on this excursion. I love Atlantic. The first time was with my husband we we felt guilty not bringing the kids so we made sure to go back with them. Ages 15 & 20. We did the rapping river ( a must) it takes about 20-25 minutes to go around the hole thing. We also included the Snorkel the Ruins of Atlantis (very expensive almost $500 for 4 people) about 40 minutes in the tank. If you have the time and money I would do it, but we where only there from 12:30-5:00 and lockers closed at 4:00 or you get a $50 fine for late pick up. so it eat up a lot of our time so we did not see much of the park and the kids only got to go on one slid. This excursion needs to be longer for the amount of money you spend there. For the four of us to do both the park and snorkeling it was almost $1000.00 for 5 hours. I would not recommend doing it unless you have at least 7 hours. 9 pools and 9 rides needs more time to enjoy them all.
The excursion to Atlantis was so much fun. It is beautiful at Atlantis, I would like to go back. Just beware all slides are for 48 inches or taller.
Atlantis, Paradise Island is my favorite spot in the whole wide world. On my last cruise, due to the weather, the ship docked late - we took a cab to Atlantis but arrived too late to get a property pass. This time i purchased the $59 discover Atlantic excursion, but was very disappointed. First we had to find what long line to stand on when we got off the ship. After standing around for a long time we were herded like cattle toward the buses for Atlantis. The chandeliers in the casino are pretty, but I really didn't need to know all about them. I will probably plan this cruise again, but will take a cab for $5 to the hotel and explore on my own, as long as the ship docks on time.
Atlantis Resort is huge and beautiful but to big to visit in such a short time, so we just walked around the grounds and marine.
If you Love salt water fish aquariums. This is the place.
Took tour of Atlantis - very nice
Beautiful! It was crowded due to other cruise lines.
Way too expensive
We decided on our day at Nassau, we'd go to Atlantis as we had never been there before. It was fun for the whole family, as there was a lot to do. As a way to save money, since we are a family of four, we booked the Comfort Suites. When you did this, it came with Atlantis passes and was much cheaper than booking through the cruise or Atlantis itself and it's a short walk over to Atlantis. We started off with the aquarium inside and saw a lot of cool tropical fish. Once we got outside, though, it was hot like the day before and very crowded. We got a locker, put our things away, and went to what we thought was the Lazy River, but was actually the Rapids. It was quite fun, we went around three times, but very dangerous. They did not take the empty floats out of the water so when people came through, they'd get hit with floats. Also, they did not enforce any rules in the rapids. There was a group of people using up to five floats at a time and banging into people, pushing them into the walls and making them get hurt. Since it was so crowded, the only slides we went on were the ones that were part of the rapids. Other than that, we spent the rest of the day at the beach, which was beautiful and not really crowded, until we had to go back to the ship that night.
Loved the place. So much to do. The casino was fun. Decor is beautiful. Purchase the ticket that allows you to rome about. No fun if you are stopped at a door because your ticket does not include that section.
Aquaventure water park is a little expensive, but worth it. Lazy River is NOT lazy - there are some great rapids and slide spots! Booking on the ship is no more expensive then buying tickets directly at Atlantis considering transportation and lunch.
Kids love it, wear sunblock and sandals, it's hot!
Atlantis was fun but did not meet my expectations. We got day passes for aqua adventure. This included the pools, beach, aquarium, and slides. All were great but Atlantis is so spread out and very hard to navigate.
Looked just like the commercials on T.V. It was the most beautiful hotel I had ever seen!
Beautiful beach and aquarium. Easy to get trams from pier and back. Lots of chairs and many had covers which helped because it rained on us a little. Too many people on the beach selling rides on jet skis and banana boats, shells, and scarves. It didn't feel that safe but overall it is a great beach excursion.
There is a lot of walking if someone has any problems in this area.The water rides are fun and grounds are beautiful. Only downside is it is very expensive one beer and mixed drink $23 . Make sure you take credit card do not accept cash ,also you don't need beach towels they supply them.