Freeport Glass Bottom Boat Tour Excursion Reviews

View Freeport’s coral reefs and colorful fish through the floor of a glass bottom boat. You’ll learn about the nation’s history as you cruise the coastline of the Bahamas.
This excursion is some what disappointing.
This excursion is some what disappointing. While the host was very personable and entertaining, the boat itself is lacking. The “glass bottom” section is actually two 3 feet by 10-15 feet sections that you have to lean over railings to ... Read More
This excursion is some what disappointing. While the host was very personable and entertaining, the boat itself is lacking. The “glass bottom” section is actually two 3 feet by 10-15 feet sections that you have to lean over railings to view. While this may seem like plenty of space, if you have a large group on the boat (like we did), you have to stand basically on top of each other to see anything. We eventually just decided to look over the side of the boat, which ended up a better view anyway. They did feed sharks and bring some above water for pictures, which was nice, if you could see anything over the rest of the crowd. Also, on the website, this is listed as a 3 hour excursion. Only about an hour is spent on the boat. The rest of the time is spent traveling from the cruise terminal to the boat and back and waiting on the boat to be ready. Read Less
Sail Date January 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
It was so amazing.
It was so amazing. We saw Dori Fish and Yellowfin Tuna.
It was so amazing. We saw Dori Fish and Yellowfin Tuna. Read Less
Sail Date December 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
If was very exciting and we'll worth the price.
If was very exciting and we'll worth the price. It's one of the cheapest shore excursions. You get to see and feed lots of fish and the tour finished with sharks. You get to see several large sharks that come up right along ... Read More
If was very exciting and we'll worth the price. It's one of the cheapest shore excursions. You get to see and feed lots of fish and the tour finished with sharks. You get to see several large sharks that come up right along the boat. Make you after the tour you stop at the food shack right next to the boat dock. They serve great fresh conch salad the the 2l lobster tails and conch fritter meal is perfect to share. Yummy!!!! Read Less
Sail Date February 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
The actual boat ride was OK, but the cold weather made it unbearable.
The actual boat ride was OK, but the cold weather made it unbearable. The topper that absolutely destroyed the day was after the chilly boat ride (40F), we were taken back to port on an open air bus (yes, in 40F weather) that appeared to ... Read More
The actual boat ride was OK, but the cold weather made it unbearable. The topper that absolutely destroyed the day was after the chilly boat ride (40F), we were taken back to port on an open air bus (yes, in 40F weather) that appeared to be home-made. Tin seat backs nailed to some plywood (with nails sticking out). One elderly gentleman sat down, and the seat came off its brace. All were absolutely frozen upon arrival to the ship (many elderly). The cruise line should take responsibility to screen out such excursions. Will not trust this cruise line to ensure my safety when it comes to excursions. Read Less
Sail Date January 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
This was a one of a kind experience.
This was a one of a kind experience. We got to tour the island and hear about the history prior to getting on the glass bottom boat. The boat was spacious, and we were able to spot dolphins, sharks, fish and the coral reef. A must do!
This was a one of a kind experience. We got to tour the island and hear about the history prior to getting on the glass bottom boat. The boat was spacious, and we were able to spot dolphins, sharks, fish and the coral reef. A must do! Read Less
Sail Date October 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
I was able to add to this tour at the last minute.
I was able to add to this tour at the last minute. I did not like the bus we rode in. THe seats were wet and windows leaked. We were supposed to see a sunken ship but did not. Love the sharks but would have liked to go shopping in area ... Read More
I was able to add to this tour at the last minute. I did not like the bus we rode in. THe seats were wet and windows leaked. We were supposed to see a sunken ship but did not. Love the sharks but would have liked to go shopping in area with the extra time we had since we did not see the sunken ship. Read Less
Sail Date August 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Bottom Glass Boat ride was amazing seeing all the fishes, sharks and turtles.
Bottom Glass Boat ride was amazing seeing all the fishes, sharks and turtles. Also went to a bomb fire at a different resort that was soooooo amazing. We had a great time.
Bottom Glass Boat ride was amazing seeing all the fishes, sharks and turtles. Also went to a bomb fire at a different resort that was soooooo amazing. We had a great time. Read Less
Sail Date June 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line
Was a nice boat ride out and back - saw many fish in the shallow areas around the reef and then out ...
Was a nice boat ride out and back - saw many fish in the shallow areas around the reef and then out to deeper waters to see larger fish. There were sharks we saw also - that was amazing. Then they threw out some fish for the sharks to ... Read More
Was a nice boat ride out and back - saw many fish in the shallow areas around the reef and then out to deeper waters to see larger fish. There were sharks we saw also - that was amazing. Then they threw out some fish for the sharks to come up and get - wow - that was something to witness. Great guide on board who repeated everything twice since there was engine and background noise. Glad we went. Read Less
Sail Date January 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
The boat went over a shallow reef and there were many small colorful fish.
The boat went over a shallow reef and there were many small colorful fish. They then headed out to a deeper reef where there were lots of sharks. That in itself was amazing. We then got to feed the fish and there were hundreds of ... Read More
The boat went over a shallow reef and there were many small colorful fish. They then headed out to a deeper reef where there were lots of sharks. That in itself was amazing. We then got to feed the fish and there were hundreds of yellow-tail snappers going for the food. Next, the guide put a barracuda on a rope and fed the sharks. The sharks were going for the fish right next to the boat. Very exciting. Read Less
Sail Date December 2015
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
This one was booked onboard.
This one was booked onboard. Very nice experience. Got to feed fish and take plenty of photos. Even saw sharks. Tour guide was entertaining, knowledgable, and personably. Good experience.
This one was booked onboard. Very nice experience. Got to feed fish and take plenty of photos. Even saw sharks. Tour guide was entertaining, knowledgable, and personably. Good experience. Read Less
Sail Date September 2015
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Didn't expect much but was surprised for the money spent ($40) - the first mate decided to feed the ...
Didn't expect much but was surprised for the money spent ($40) - the first mate decided to feed the sharks and it was well worth it and very much appreciated!
Didn't expect much but was surprised for the money spent ($40) - the first mate decided to feed the sharks and it was well worth it and very much appreciated! Read Less
Sail Date July 2015
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
The shark feeding was the best!
The shark feeding was the best!
The shark feeding was the best! Read Less
Sail Date July 2015
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
We got to see various fish, but more importantly, we got to see sharks!
We got to see various fish, but more importantly, we got to see sharks!
We got to see various fish, but more importantly, we got to see sharks! Read Less
Sail Date June 2015
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
First mate was very knowledgeable and nice.
First mate was very knowledgeable and nice. Saw several reefs, fed the fish and called up the sharks. Water was beautiful, we couldn't believe! We enjoyed!
First mate was very knowledgeable and nice. Saw several reefs, fed the fish and called up the sharks. Water was beautiful, we couldn't believe! We enjoyed! Read Less
Sail Date June 2015
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This tour was poorly coordinated.
This tour was poorly coordinated. Left late from the pier, no one to guide you from the boat back to the bus. Railings on the pier were missing spindles, so it would be easy for even a larger child to fall through them. VERY disappointing.
This tour was poorly coordinated. Left late from the pier, no one to guide you from the boat back to the bus. Railings on the pier were missing spindles, so it would be easy for even a larger child to fall through them. VERY disappointing. Read Less
Sail Date April 2015
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Arriving at the Freeport, Bahamas Islands, port was well organized and reasonably efficient.
Arriving at the Freeport, Bahamas Islands, port was well organized and reasonably efficient. Leaving, however, was slow, tedious, and took longer than should.Our glass bottom boat tour was fun and well worth the money ($38).
Arriving at the Freeport, Bahamas Islands, port was well organized and reasonably efficient. Leaving, however, was slow, tedious, and took longer than should.Our glass bottom boat tour was fun and well worth the money ($38). Read Less
Sail Date February 2015
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This excursion was fun and exciting once we got out to the viewing area.
This excursion was fun and exciting once we got out to the viewing area. At first we had to wait for the boat to come in and clear off before we could go out, so the boat was NOT ready for us when we arrived. Once on the boat, we rode for ... Read More
This excursion was fun and exciting once we got out to the viewing area. At first we had to wait for the boat to come in and clear off before we could go out, so the boat was NOT ready for us when we arrived. Once on the boat, we rode for about 15 mins before stopping to see some very pretty fish. Then we rode for another 15 mins or so to see sharks! This was interesting....the two young men in charge would put bait on a rope and dangle it off the side of the boat to attract the sharks. Once the shark bit into the bait, the young man would pull the rope AND THE SHARK up out of the water. Talk about a close up look at a shark! We also saw a tug boat that had sunk and reefs, very pretty, and barracudas. The two young men in charge were very nice and informative on some of the buildings and beaches around. I though the excursion would have been longer, but really glad it wasn't because the water was very choppy this day and I had to use my "seaband". Read Less
Sail Date October 2013
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Our tour guides were friendly and knowledgeable.
Our tour guides were friendly and knowledgeable. The tour lasted about an hour and was the highlight of my time in Freeport. We saw coral, fish, barracudas and SHARKS!!!! Loved it and highly recommend it. It only cost about 40.00 and was ... Read More
Our tour guides were friendly and knowledgeable. The tour lasted about an hour and was the highlight of my time in Freeport. We saw coral, fish, barracudas and SHARKS!!!! Loved it and highly recommend it. It only cost about 40.00 and was really worth every penny.Port Lucaya marketplace was really beautiful. I went there last year and hated it. What a difference a year makes. I loved the marketplace. It was beautiful and I didn't have enough time there. Read Less
Sail Date September 2013
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Our excursion was canceled due to ocean conditions.
Our excursion was canceled due to ocean conditions. We got our money back, but there was no time to book a replacement.
Our excursion was canceled due to ocean conditions. We got our money back, but there was no time to book a replacement. Read Less
Sail Date January 2013
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Boat trip was enjoyable, disappointed in clarity of glass and visibility.
Boat trip was enjoyable, disappointed in clarity of glass and visibility. Most enjoyable part was guide on bus.
Boat trip was enjoyable, disappointed in clarity of glass and visibility. Most enjoyable part was guide on bus. Read Less
Sail Date January 2013
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1. Glass bottom boat trip was worth the price, but the time spent viewing the fish through the glass bottom and the sharks both under and (fed by the crew) alongside the boat was fairly short. 2. Compared with Nassau, the port area in ... Read More
1. Glass bottom boat trip was worth the price, but the time spent viewing the fish through the glass bottom and the sharks both under and (fed by the crew) alongside the boat was fairly short. 2. Compared with Nassau, the port area in Freeport was as day is to night.: disembarkation is to an open sunny area, shops/food stands easily accessible, live (good) music playing (Singer "Matisse" is one of the Island's best). Passengers were dancing to her singing). The shops were friendly. 3. Driver of bus ("Duane") was proud of his Island, conveyed happiness while giving info about both the passing sights and the governance, history, policies (e.g., no income tax) and culture of the Island. Read Less
Sail Date December 2012
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
It was fun.
It was fun. We went to two reef areas and sawquite a few fish.
It was fun. We went to two reef areas and sawquite a few fish. Read Less
Sail Date December 2012
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
long boat ride to the reef to see the fish..but the area we went was very murky because its near a ...
long boat ride to the reef to see the fish..but the area we went was very murky because its near a channel and it was not worth the money.
long boat ride to the reef to see the fish..but the area we went was very murky because its near a channel and it was not worth the money. Read Less
Sail Date August 2012
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Beautiful coral and fish
Beautiful coral and fish
Beautiful coral and fish Read Less
Sail Date June 2012
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