Freeport Banana Boat Excursion Reviews
We decided to visit the Grand Lucayan resort and purchase a day pass for everyone in my family. We saw the prices for beach break excursions and decided to do our own thing on our own time. We got a taxi for $10 round trip which was a short trip to the resort. DO NOT let the taxis dicate where you want to go, tell them exactly where you want to go. They get kickbacks for taking you to other beaches so that you can pay to visit those beaches. When you arrive at the Grand Lucayan, go to the security gate where you can purchase the day passes. We paid $15 per person to use their private beach and swimming pools. Absolute beautiful property. Crysal clear water and plenty of beach chairs to lounge. They have a bar onsite but it only takes credit cards. We took a stroll down the beach to Billy Joels, a local bar right on the beach which has good prices for drinks. They make a very strong Bahama Mama for a decent price.They also have food, but we did not try. They have some people asking if you want to do a banana boat ride, parasailing, etc... We were hesitant at first but finally did the banana boat. Boy, was it worth it! We paid $25 per person for a 30 minute tour. They will flip you over 3-4 times but will also take you sight-seeing to a lagoon near some beautiful multi million dollar houses. You will also get to sneak peek at some dolphins. This was the best $25 ive ever spent, pure entertainment. After we left the resort, we ate lunch at the Grand Lucayan marketplace which offers a chance to eat lunch and shop. We ate at The After Deck bar and grille.Let me start off by telling you that this place is very expensive while offering average food.They really overcharge tourists for things as simple as fish and chips and BLT sandwiches.I would say to take snacks or just wait to eat on the ship. The marketplace itself is very nice with nice shops and plenty of bars around to quench your thirst. If you want to hang out near the ship, there is a Senor Frogs and Fat Tuesdays right outside the ship. Senor Frogs seems like the hot spot to be, plenty of party goers.There are also some locals selling cheap beer and drinks too. Altogether, Freeport was a great, fun port.