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Nassau See and Sea Excursion Reviews

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This tour combines the Seaworld Explorer tour with a one hour city tour of Nassau. You'll board an underwater-viewing vessel for a chance to see a shipwreck and dozens of colorful, tropical fish. After exploring the underwater world, board a minibus for your tour of Nassau.

Ozzie's Mom

2 reviews

At the pier, we were met by our first tour boat which collected us and took us eastward into Nassau Harbor. The guide was very funny as he pointed out the different home sites of the rich and famous, expounded on the going rate for condos on Paradise Island and other interesting tales. He left no room for boredom if one could be bored surrounded with such beauty.

We soon arrived at the SeaWorld Explorer which is not a glass-bottomed boat but, rather, a boat which has a second deck five feet below the water line with glass windows, ample seating and air conditioning! The guide was well informed about the various sea life as the boat maneuvered around the reef. This was the perfect way to experience undersea life without a snorkel or tank (which my mother would never do).

After the tour, our transport boat returned and took us back to the pier near our starting point where an air conditioned luxury coach awaited. This one hour city tour of Nassau was also very interesting and, afterward, we were dropped the pier. We opted to go shopping before returning to the ship.


Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line

ric032369

1 review

Its a nice boat ride through the harbor where the guide gives neat little pieces of info about Nassau and some of the celebrity houses you see on the way. He was informative and funny at times. We transferred over to the glass bottom boat. It was more of a semi-submarine. We walked down stairs into the lower part of the boat which was underwater with windows you could see out to the fish. They fed the fish outside the windows. It wasn't amazing, but it was neat. Plenty of fish and a couple of turtles were swimming around. When we were done with that boat, we transferred back to the first boat and they took us back to where we started and we loaded on a small bus/van. They took us to a fort and the queens staircase for about 30 minutes, then drove us back to the pier, pointing out interesting landmarks on the way.


Provider: Carnival Cruise Lines

graycat274

1 review

In Nassau, we [unfortunately] bought into the "amazing shopping experience" hype and spent too much only silly Tanzanite jewelry. (Don't buy the "hurry before it's all gone" bull they feed you). But we got some good deals on t-shirts at Del Sol with the $25 coupon book (good for all shops in the Carribean/Bahamas, so keep it for your next cruise!) After shopping we had lunch at a local Asian restaurant and it was great. Then we headed to Tortuga's where my husband got a bottle of rum and enjoyed the rest of his day! In the afternoon, we took the Sea & See tour which was a little lame, but at least we got to see the town of Nassau without having to navigate our selves and we got a great boat ride down the inlet to see the over-priced movie stars' homes.


Provider: Carnival Cruise Lines

gkwan99

1 review

First part of the excursion was a pretty cool underwater viewing of the reefs on the "submarine". Saw lots of fish (it helped that the crew chummed the water to encourage the fish to come up close), a shark and two barracudas. Bus tour was the land part of this tour. Didn't really excite us that much this time as we did something similar 2 years ago.


Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line

Mom0511

2 reviews

The submersible part of this experience was AWESOME. The boat was clean, felt safe, and the reefs were amazing. This was a great way to enjoy the underwater experience with my small kids who can't swim well enough to snorkel or dive. The staff on both the tender boat and the submersible were very nice and entertaining as well. Be warned that you do have to transfer from the tender to the submersible in the middle of the bay. On a very choppy day, this could be pretty scary with small kids. The staff was very helpful with the transfers though. The bus tour for this experience was so-so. The bus was very clean and the driver was very nice. Nassau just isn't the best town to explore - there is a lot of poverty and the sights reflect that. The stop at the Fort at the top of the island was a bit rushed - you had 15 minutes to explore the fort. Be aware that to actually go in an see the fort, you have to pay the fort a small feed per person. It was reasonable, but we were not aware of it ahead of time. Fortunately we had the cash with us.

Provider: Disney Cruise Line

Fisherwoman

3 reviews

Nice mix of a tour. We enjoyed it very much.

Provider: Royal Caribbean International

bullet33912

2 reviews

Sea part was great, the see (land) part was so-so at best. Nassau and I have no love for each other and this trip did nothing to change my opinion of it being a hell hole.

Provider: Carnival Cruise Lines

Old Man See

1 review

The short boat ride out to the main boat was the best part of the trip, very disappointed in restricted view of reef. Poor cometary. Nassau is a government town, narrow streets, run down, (everything needs a coat of paint) and again at the end of the tour instead of being dropped in the business district we found ourselves at the tee-shirt shops.

Provider: Carnival Cruise Lines

ulivonce

1 review

Just ok. The bus was dirty. Sea portion - boring. After the first few fish you see, they do not change. It was hot, too. Crew was nice - but wouldn't do it again.

Provider: Disney Cruise Line

JKB001

1 review

Nassau is gorgeous! We did the Sea and See Tour, and loved it! We are first taken by boat to a glass bottomed boat where we toured around the waters enjoying the marine life, taking pics and enjoying the tour guide. You then board the boat again and are taken back to port for the bus tour of the island. This was quite an interesting experience! The traffic is crazy wild... frightening to me actually. We toured several places and were given history of the island but I could never get beyond the traffic and drivers blocking traffic and drivers yelling at drivers! Wild!

Provider: Carnival Cruise Lines

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