We loved the location, the beach, watching the dolphins, etc. Only complaint is there should be easily another 2 hours on location. With the boat ferry to and from you are only on the beach for about 3 hours.
The excursion time is too short. By the time we got to the private island it was 2pm and the last ferry back to the boat was at 5:30pm. It seemed to rushed.
The beach area was ok but not great. Seemed a bit rundown. This may be because of the recent hurricane.
Once you are on the island everything is extra. If you want to use the water play toys it is $30.00 per person extra, if you want am umbrella with a couple of chairs it was almost $50.00. We stuck with the free stuff as it was cloudy and a bit cool.
The animal activities are great. They have a dolphin area and a sea lion area. You can pay to have an encounter or walk around for free and watch people interact with the sea life!
Nice day away from the ship on a little island about 30 minutes from the ship. The lagoon area. Unfortunately, the waves were too rough to snorkel off the backside of the island. The water is crystal clear and the sand soft. The included lunch was not bad either but bring some water from the ship as there are no re-fills here.
Nice beach area. Provided "bar b cue" left much room for improvement...premade cheese burger, bag of chips and 1 fountain drink. Adult beverages from bar areas are kinda pricey...$8.00/beer...there is additional food for purchase but also kinda pricey.
Nice 25 minute boat ride with some announcements of sights to be seen on the way there and back. Nice clean beach, not crowded at all. Live music and a quiet area as well. Lunch was included: hamburger or hot dog, a piece of BBQ chicken, salad, dessert and drink. Beautiful sand and nice shallow water. Nice relaxing day.I would definitely recommend.
Very disorganized getting off ship . Had to run to end of pier to make the ship. Only had 2 hours on the beach due to disorganization of disembarkation and boat unable to pull right up to the beach. Had to take a long hike to get to beach. No beach chairs left either. on the boat ride over the staff was on their phones. There was no interaction with passengers. It would of been nice to have them talk with us and tell us what we were passing.
a 25 minute boat ride to Blue Lagoon. Great swimming for people who don't want waves. Noodles are available for free. Buffet lunch included. Eat when you want between 11:30 and 2:30. chairs included, some in the shade. For extra cost kids can go to area with slides and climbing features.
It was great to spend a day on a beach which is exactly why we booked this excursion. The only compliant we have with this is that there seemed to be a lot of charges for the 'extras' you could do and these charges seemed quite high. We just spent the day chiling out so didn't take part in the any of the extra but I can definitely see how these costs can add up.
The staff that works for the Blue Lagoon ferry made this an exceptional day. They were beyond fun. Lots of great commentary on the Bahamas followed by music and dancing on the ferry over to Blue Lagoon Island. A nice day to sit back on some lounge chairs; enjoy lunch and wade in the lagoon...beautiful day!
Loved the lagoon. We rented a clam shell with two lounge chairs. This came with drinks, souvenir glasses and souvenir towels, which we thought was well worth the extra money. The dolphin encounter area made me sad. One dolphin was swimming in a very small area and seemed agitated. The ferry over to and back from the island was fun.
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