There was a lot of confusion about where we were supposed to met and when we were supposed to walk into the city where we would get our vans. We were given conflicting instructions about when to start walking, then we were called back, then told to walk again.
This tour was great. Our guide was very good. Both the aquariums are fantastic and have such a variety of fish. The resort itself is amazing and large. Couldn't get around to seeing it all in the time I had, but I would come back here
We booked the Atlantis Aquarium for my son and I. It was great. We saw two aquariums and The Dig. It was super hot and there was a lot of walking, but overall it was a great tour. My son loved seeing all the fishies.
Not the best value. A wee bit disorganized. Lunch and brief tour by Craig Westbrook (our bus driver) were the highlights. The beach at Atlantis was horrible; man-made quick sand, quick drop once you get to the water.
The Atlantis Aquarium tour was lovely. The resort is absolutely beautiful! I highly recommend this affordable excursion. They took us by bus, and the bus comes every 30 minutes. Getting there and back was a breeze.
The taxi dropped us off right in front of the ticket windows and we purchased an Atlantis Beach Day Pass for 2 adults and 1 child, $209. We were advised that the beaches were closed due to rough seas so we would only be able to use the manmade beach. We were also advised of the two restaurants that were open for our included lunch. We were then given, what turned out to be, a useless map and went on our way. We started in the casino and made our way to the Dig/Aquarium after stopping to ask an attendant for directions. Yes, we got lost that quickly. Again, the map is useless.
The Dig exhibit and aquariums were wonderful and actually kept our son’s attention for the whole time. A large variety of fish and marine life. Some of the tanks were hazy so it was hard to get clear pictures. The manmade beach was dirty with sea material, We chose not to swim in it but enjoyed laying on the beach. Also, the restaurants that the ticket attendant tells you are open, may or may not actually be open. The staff does not seem to know what is going on outside of their immediate area.
If you choose the Aquarium and Beach Day as an excursion, prepare for walking. My Fitbit clocked 4+ miles over a 5 hour period. Wear cotton shorts and shirts and comfortable shoes. I wore beach sandals and a sundress over my polyester/nylon blend swimsuit and it got pretty uncomfortable. I was a sweaty mess by the end of the day.
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