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Nassau Blue Lagoon Island Beach Day Excursion Reviews

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Spend a day relaxing on the beautiful Blue Lagoon Island. Once a frequent stop for pirates and privateers, the island is now the perfect place for an excursion.

clancy43

2 reviews

Beautiful, well appointed and just right~ would definitely do this one again.


Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line

bklynangel

9 reviews

I really enjoyed Blue Lagoon Island Beach day. lunch was included and also the your operators were very nice, dancing on the ferry ride over to the beach. You get to see the dolphin trainers teaching the dolphins tricks . Its family centered and not crowded. will definitely go back again someday soon. I recommend this tour.


Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line

kauaian-kitten

1 review

Blue Lagoon Island is beautiful and fun! A perfect Bahama excursion. The beach area has many infatables in the water - slides and obstacle courses. There are plently of hammocks and beach chairs. The quiet side of the island is beautiful. The sea bottom is rocky there, but it is great for off-shore snorkeling. Some pretty fish and hermit crabs. It's so scenic on that side - exactly how I pictured the Bahamas. We also did the Dolphin encounter. It was very expensive, but a "once in a lifetime" experience for the kids. Even if you don't pay to do the Dolphin encounter, you can still walk to that side of the island to see the dolphins and sea lions.


Provider: Independent Operator

!cocruising!

4 reviews

Nice. Food was mediocre. My mistake was - booked the shore excursions on the ship and unfortunately paid $11 per person more on the ship than online. Found a 14K gold Ring with diamond on the beach which we gave it to the lady but she did not announce it for couple of hours. Kind of was disappointed.


Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line

GingerBubble

1 review

Blue Lagoon itself is a little slice of heaven...and would go back in a heart beat! We also did the Sea Lion encouter there...which was awesome. We got alot of time with the sea lions, and of course photos to buy. The staff was did a wonderful job also.


Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line

coordinator23

5 reviews

What a lovely beach! Actually, lovely beaches to choose from. We enjoyed the lunch and found the refreshments to be reasonably priced. Play areas for the kids (both in and out of the water), hammocks for the adults (and a nice adult bar, if you want a tropical drink), and many sunny/shady areas to choose from. Very nice. Very clean


Provider: Royal Caribbean International

legaldoll

2 reviews

Although the weather was overcast, we took an excursion to Blue Lagoon Island. The boat ride through the harbor and to the island was very nice. You will see Gilligan's Island along the way, as well as many beautiful properties and islands. The intent was to spend the day on the beach, however, when we arrived, we first went to the shops which were nice and not overpriced. Then we stopped at a dolphin tank to watch the dolphins because they are absolutely amazing animals. The dolphins and sea lions were well taken care of and seemed to love people and their trainers. Most of these dolphins were born in captivity. There were some who chose to interact in the water with the dolphins and they seemed to have a great time. We spent a good deal of the day watching the dolphins. In fact, at one point, we were on a bridge watching trainers interact with them. The trainers saw us and had the dolphins put on quite a show for us.

The beach was beautiful with abundant lounge chairs, hammocks and umbrellas. There is a water play area with blown up floats that we did not use. The lunch that was included was delicious and they gave you plenty of food. There were hamburgers, hot dogs, chicken, ribs, corn, salads and quite the spread. The food was good and was served under a pavilion, where a gentleman was playing the keyboard and singing reggae music. The entire staff on the island were great.

Well worth the $60 per person for this excursion, especially if you want to view dolphins up close or interact with them. There are 3 tenders returning to the ship - one at 1 pm, one at 2 pm and one at 4 pm. Due to the inclement weather and an ominous storm approaching, an announcement was made that the last tender would be at 3 pm and we took the 2 pm back to the ship. We will definitely do this excursion again when in Nassau so we can enjoy the entire beach experience as well.


Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line

Nancy27

1 review

I just wanted to go to the beach and was worried about safety and cleanliness of going on our own so went with the tour. The boat ride took an hour. The lagoon is small and does not front the ocean. You can walk behind the lunch pavilion and get to a small beach on the ocean but it is not good for swimming. Plenty of chairs and umbrellas. Lunch was disappointing after the great food on the ship. It was safe and clean and not so crowded the last hour as many people had to catch the 4:00 boat and we could wait for the 5:15. We walked over and saw the dolphins.


Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line

awreaper

3 reviews

Very nice excursion. Lots to do for all ages. Highly recommended.


Provider: Disney Cruise Line

eheilker

1 review

Very nice. Good for family and kids. Would not recommend Nassau itself, but recommend staying on Paradise Island. Blue lagoon is great place for the kids and family. Just not enough time at the beach once again.


Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line

iamkilo

1 review

Neat little cove. Felt a little artificial, but still the water was nice. Lots of extra costs if you want to do "premium" activities like slides which should probably be included, but still a nice day.


Provider: Royal Caribbean International

Englishfirsttimecruisers

1 review

Della was a great host and all the other staff were fun. Highlights were the dolphins and a dance off between the staff. A good day out.


Provider: Carnival Cruise Lines

freepeople

3 reviews

Don't book on the ship. Cost is $95 for adults and $84 for kids. We booked at the "info desk" just inside the "orange building" and we paid $54 for adults and $42 for kids and got a full days use as compared to the 2.5 hrs offered on through the cruise line.


Provider: Independent Operator

Edster8

1 review

On the fifth day, we would be in Nassau which is the capital of the Bahamas. On the island, you would see other ships pull in as your ship came in. On our ship we had also seen:

The Carnival Fantasy and Fascinations, NCL Sky, which my grandmother and grandfather took in the Winter of 2010 and they said it was better but they had to fly down to Florida which didn't take long but also the Royal Caribbean, Enchantment of the Seas was there too. You got to pick many ideas to do in the Bahamas, you could go to Atlantis or you could go to Blue Lagoon Island in which where we had went. You would take a 35 minute boat ride to the Island which included food, swimming and more. For the kids, there was a Dolphin Encounters and a Inflatable Waterpark in the ocean which amazed me! Your kids would enjoy it but they would have to wear life jackets because the water would be between 9 and 10 feet deep!


Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line

hersheyk19

1 review

Great day!


Provider: Royal Caribbean International

leasure

1 review

Bad weather. Rained all day and it was cold. The water was too cold to swim in. Lunch was messy. Waste of money.

Provider: Carnival Cruise Lines

Meers78

1 review

Good fun, kids had a blast, nothing much to do as such. We still had some time to shop after the excursion and bought several items. In the city, keep an eye on small kids, there can be weird drunk people everywhere, esp in the evening.

Provider: Carnival Cruise Lines

cokelbl

1 review

The boat ride over was gorgeous! I would have paid the price of the excursion just for that. We found chairs on the beach and just relaxed and read our book. There is a lunch provided on the island and it was way better than I thought it was going to be. The hamburger had some kind of BBQ sauce on it and it was delicious.

Provider: Royal Caribbean International

lhlm75

1 review

Awesome, super clean beach...choice of hamburger or chicken sandwich w/ fries salad and juice... fried conch $5.00 worth it, $ 30. for bucket of beer worth it. love it

Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line

mj cruiser

6 reviews

Tons of stuff for kids to do they have a water play area but it costs money so make sure to bring credit card or cash!! We forgot so there were so many things we could not do! Some of it smelled like sewage not sure if there was just a problem that day. The sand was dirty and water was shallow. Would not go there again but it was ok for one time.

Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line

NCJean

2 reviews

Described in detail, above

Provider: Carnival Cruise Lines

crickette24

2 reviews

Love Blue Lagoon Island. The beach is calm and sheltered and safe. Perfect for children. The lunch buffet is good. My only complaint is that there seems to be inconsistent pricing through different cruise lines on the same excursion. We did the Blue lagoon island beach day on RCL in December and my 2-year-old was free of charge (same beach, same ferry, etc.). But on Disney Cruise LIne, we had to pay $55 for him to participate.

Provider: Disney Cruise Line

txagcol1

2 reviews

Blue Lagoon does a good job of keeping you entertained and relaxed.

Provider: Royal Caribbean International

Ripkin

1 review

Overcast all day so that ruined the mood. Beach and lagoon were awesome, could only imagine what it was like if the sun was shinning! Food was decent for what it was. Staff very friendly.

Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line

firemanjacko

1 review

lay on the beach in the sun, had a couple of overpriced drinks. buffet lunch was ok

Provider: Royal Caribbean International

yogaini24

1 review

The only bad weather of the cruise was in Nassau. Staff was honest and told everyone the weather was not going to clear up. 68 and cloudy is still better than back home. Six of us elected to go anyway. We had more time to see the dolphins play and had the place almost to iurselves. The water was warm but I didn;t want to get wet for the ride back as it was windy. Beautiful spot worth seeing.

Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line

pittnh

1 review

Lot of fun!

Provider: Royal Caribbean International

Sarecycle

2 reviews

The island had lots to do for kids. We did regret not booking the dolphin encounter, it looked like a lot of fun. Staff at the bar on the island were quite rude and didn't seem to really want to sell any food or drinks. We waited forever and had to actually waves our hands for attention (it wasn't busy). They did have lots of lounge chairs, hammocks and a great waterpark of inflatable stuff to play on.

Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line

Need a Miracle

1 review

Late arrival, early departure.... water that was equivalent of sitting in a bathtub

Provider: Carnival Cruise Lines

mikeyd

2 reviews

We have been to Nassau a bunch of times in the past and were unsure what we wanted to do. When we docked in Nassau it was very windy (20-25 knots) and we wanted to do a beach day. We knew from previous visits that Blue Lagoon was well protected and opted for that. It was very nice and, as we hoped, protected from the winds. It was also pretty dead, but I'm not complaining. The food was decent and the lagoon was okay for swimming. Very shallow. We walked over to the sea lion and dolphin area and really enjoyed watching them play around. It was between shows and there was no one around. They do have an awesome inflatable toy area with slides and an obstacle course too. It was extra $$ but looked really cool.

Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line

marief19

2 reviews

I loooooved it!! Walk around to see the dolphins and sea lions. Very worth it!

Provider: Carnival Cruise Lines

crickette24

2 reviews

I would have given this shore excursion 5 stars, except it was too short. Our Royal Caribbean ship didn't get into Nassau until approximately 12:30 PM on Christmas Day, so we didn't have enough time to do anything. The boat/ferry ride to Blue Lagoon island is advertised as being 40 minutes long, but it was much closer to 60 minutes at least. The ferry made another stop on the way. Was definitely longer than advertised. We didn't get to Blue Lagoon island until 2pm. Had enough time to eat a quick lunch, swim a little bit, and then had to board the ferry again at 4:30 pm for another 60 minute ride back to the Nassau pier. Basically we spent the same amount of time riding the ferry back and forth than we did on the island. That aside, Blue Lagoon island was beautiful. There was a calm lagoon side which was perfect for young children with water toys, soft beach, and calm shallow water. No sharks! :) The other side was more open-ocean and also had soft sand, nice water to swim. The BBQ lunch was very good with hamburgers, veggie burgers, grilled BBQ chicken (delicious!), fruit, salad, and french fries. TO note, there was lemonade and fruit punch offered, but it was made very clear that you could only have ONE cup and there were no free refills. Of Cool-Aid. LOL. But the staff didn't really care. This was definitely a worthwhile shore excursion. We did not do the Dolphin or Sea Lion enounter, but definitely enjoyed the boat rides (by Oprah Winfrey's estates!) and the lunch. We only wish that we had another couple of hours there on the beach.

Provider: Royal Caribbean International

russellrobby

1 review

Nice beach, beautiful water, relaxing day on the island. Was never harassed by the locals. Excursion included a lunch (hamburger or Hotdog and Fries). Only complaint about the meal was they provide you with a very small cup of tea, punch or lemonade with no refills allowed and no free water. Had to buy water from the bar or a store on island.

Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line

jo24

1 review

This place was actually paradise and I would go back in a heartbeat! We were there very early due to our itinerary and I would recommend this. Later in the day and as more ships arrived in Nassau, it became a little more crowded but there was still room for everyone!

Provider: Royal Caribbean International

altonthecat

3 reviews

Perfect way to spend a perfectly relaxing day.

Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line

Story girl

2 reviews

Clean beach, tranquil waters. Wonderful slides for kids, tubes & floats for adults. Food was included and was fair - hot dogs, hamburgers, salad, fries, beverage. Alcohol is extra of course. Stayed for about 2 hours and returned. Too hot, not enough shade and uncomfortable with sand in suit. Island staff very pleasant

Provider: Disney Cruise Line

taxgirl8900

1 review

This was a beautiful beach area, well maintained and clean. Friendly people walking around and they were all very nice. The only negative was the lunch provided, the food was OK- burgers, hot dogs, fries, salad and fruit was good but the included beverage was a small cup and no refills. They could have given out waters as part of the beach day or refills at lunch.

Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line

nascarfan24

1 review

Very nice - worth doing

Provider: Royal Caribbean International

marrriedwithkid

1 review

Awesome experience but don't fall for upgrade to all day beach pass. We could have stayed and played and just bought lunch on our own. Inflatables were covered with algae and handles ripped off so not worth the money. Will never forget dolphin encounter it was one of my greatest experiences ever!

Provider: Independent Operator

blondie11776

1 review

This excursion was well worth it, we ALL enjoyed ourselves- it was like paradise (if you go, follow the sandy path over the dunes and you will find an untouched paradise). Blue Lagoon was very clean and had good food- burgers, chicken, hot dogs, and veggie burgers. The pina coladas were great too :). My son snorkeled all day long and we didn't want to leave! Hammocks and Palm trees were plentiful, get a shady spot as soon as you get there- they will be taken quick! We also enjoyed the inflatable obstacles, although were hard for my 8yr old to pull himself out of the water onto as the water was deep here (life jackets provided). Once he got up on them, it was thrilling and fun!! This was truly a great island experience. Be aware of your time to return to the ship- they will leave without you!!

Provider: Independent Operator

narrow56

3 reviews

I was pretty disappointed with this excursion. I think the rainy weather had a lot to do with it. There wasn't much to do at Blue Lagoon if you didn't pay for a dolphin encounter. The tour of some celebrity's houses on the way back was nice.

Provider: Carnival Cruise Lines

ulivonce

1 review

Beautiful water. Lots of walking. Glad we did it, but would probably stay on the ship the next time.

Provider: Disney Cruise Line

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