Nassau Blue Lagoon Island Beach Day Excursion Reviews
This was an excellent excursion. The ferry ride over was good. I do wish that they used the PA system to announce the sites instead of trying to scream. The beach was good, we were able to get chairs, it was surprisingly not overcrowded. The beach was clean and the water was crystal clear. The provided lunch was excellent and the bartenders at the bar weren't shy with the alcohol. This was an excellent beach day!! I would definitely do this again. .
At Nassau, though, we did the Blue Lagoon excursion, which was really nice. I've heard complaints about the long boat ride, but I really liked it-it was part of the excursion. It took about 40 minutes each way, with one, quick stop near the Atlantis to pick up-return locals or hotel guests. Beautiful beach-something like I envisioned Great Stirrup Cay to be like. Plenty of lounge chairs with shade and sun. The meal was really good, especially the jerk chicken! I should have thought to bring some extra drinks along, though. We did buy a couple bottles of water in their gift shop for $2.50 each. I brought my own snorkel gear-saw lots of medium sized fish. Some parts of the beach are rocky, so be aware. Water shoes would have helped. There is an extra charge for use of the water toys, I was surprised by that, given the expense of the trip ($65/pp) In the future, it would have been better to get a day pass to a resort. While we didn't participate, we were able to watch the Dolphin Encounter and a little bit of Dolphin Swim-it looked really neat!
Beautiful, well appointed and just right~ would definitely do this one again.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
Very nice excursion. Lots to do for all ages. Highly recommended.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!