Nassau Submarine Tour Excursion Reviews

Nassau Submarine Tour cruise excursion
Overall Rating
Through your own personal viewing window, observe a delicate colony of coral, known as the "Sea Gardens," populated with many varieties of colorful tropical fish.
Member Image retirement dream cruiser
1 review
Aug 2016
Wife and son took the tour. They enjoyed the adventure. My wife was a little uneasy about "jumping" from one boat to another, but her fears were unfounded. They saw lots of fish, but did not see any sharks (disappointed). They came back to the ship in time for all of us to walk downtown to shop/look around.
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Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Member Image cschelnick
1 review
Jul 2016
This was our least favorite. The water was cloudy (I know they can't control that) and we didn't see a lot of fish. But the part that bothered me, was there were air freshener stickups all over the place...the cheap kind you find in a dollar store. And they didn't help the smell.
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Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Member Image tnndcruiser
5 reviews
Sep 2015
This was a really good tour. It rained most of the morning while we were in Nassau so this was a great little tour. The ride out to the submarine was as good as the actual submarine itself. We did get to see coral and a bunch of fish on the submarine
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Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Member Image Atlasmc74
3 reviews
Jul 2015
Stay on the ship and enjoy the peace and quiet. The submarine tour is scary, as you board a boat and then go below deck into this tiny room where there is no open air. Several people got sea sick from the combination of the motion and claustrophobia. You can see some nice sites on the reefs, but you'd be better off just renting scuba gear on Stirrup Cay and seeing the same thing on your own, without the fear of being entombed in this horrid boat.
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Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Member Image sunnyday12
1 review
Apr 2015
Went by boat from dock near cruise ship out to a boat with a submersed bottom. Passengers went downstairs to a portion of the boat that was underwater. Went out to some areas that had coral and some very colorful fish. We even saw large turtles underwater. The captain of the boat fed the fish to get them to come closer to the boat. It was interesting to see the various fish. The only downside is on the return trip back to shore the boat bringing you back does not dock at the same place you were picked up. For those with small children you have to walk further through the town. They were trying to get people to visit a fish shack in the town to eat. Many with little ones were not impressed.
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Provider: Disney Cruise Line
Member Image kevin63
3 reviews
Mar 2015
This was a Sub Underwater bubble. This would be a very good excursion if I wasn't already scuba certified and enjoyed snorkeling. This is meant more for people just to get acclimated to being under water but probably very worth your time if this is what you want.
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Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Member Image johndfbrown
1 review
Nov 2014

First trip was a glass bottomed boat which was interesting in the clear waters. 7 out of 10 for this.

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Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Member Image cndwhite
3 reviews
Not Rated
Mar 2014

The mini subs were a great way to explore underwater without being a certified diver. It gives you the opportunity to go about 20 feet deep on the coral reef and see various fish and other forms of sea life.
We really enjoyed this excursion, plus when you are not on the mini sub they offer snorkeling for you. They provide all equipment.

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Provider: Stuart Cove
Member Image RickySQL
2 reviews
Mar 2014

In Nassau, I went on a solo snorkel and cattamaran excursion. Found another solo member of Cruise Critic onboard the catamaran to converse with. The rum punch was awesome, but it helped to offer a $1 tip to add a little more rum to the punch! Worth it! The hit in rating points (this was a Carnival excursion) is because the lengthy trip to the snorkeling site took longer than the actual time we had to snorkel...and only at ONE site. More snorkeling time, less travel is best. The sun co-operated, however, and we had perfect conditions, not too hot with a gentle warm breeze.

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Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Member Image scimprints
1 review
Not Rated
Dec 2013

Nassau is the port to shop. Everything is walking distance from the ship. Walk to the pirates museum and take a carriage tour.

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Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Member Image Mr Schaefer
1 review
Feb 2013
The experience was pretty cool but could have been great. You hop on this little underwater motorcycle with a dome of air over your head and cruise around a reef in a guided tour. The registration process was sloppy forcing everybody to re-fill out all the documentation that we had to fill out on the ship before receiving our tickets. The staff at the excursion were great, friendly, engaging and a lot of fun but the equipment was really worn. My wife's undersea vehicle was only capable of spinning in circles which left her upset and disoriented and way at the back of the group away from everybody. Once they realized the issue the scuba divers that guide you had to grab onto her sub and guide it manually through the rest of the tour, but she missed the "fun" of it and was not offered the chance to go again with the second half of our group on a working sub, which was a bummer.
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Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Member Image remslm
1 review
Dec 2010
We were trying to burn up some OBC so we took an excursion to see the coral reefs in a submerged boat with windows. Very neat excursion. After the coral reef part, the excursion continued with a brief tour of Nassau. Very interesting. We had a great time.
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Provider: Carnival Cruise Line

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