You will take a ten minute or so walk to board the glass bottom boat. We were on the Sunshine. The boat takes you out the channel next to Paradise Island seeing the Atlantis Resort and being pointed out some celebrity past and present homes including Mary Kay, Elvis, Maria Carey and home be constructed for Chuck Norris. You will arrive and the protected reef and then go down below deck to the viewing area which is 4 glass panels in which you lean over to look out. It was not very comfortable and most everyone complained. We didn't see many fish or reef structures but maybe if we had more time on the water could have seen more. We had 15 minutes of viewing time and then needed to head back so they could pick up the next group. We were dropped off near downtown and could return to the ship or explore the area.
The company was Sunshine Glass bottom boat tours which we booked through the cruise line. I was concerned about the ability to see but I was very satisfied. We went below deck and stood around 2 blocks of Windows on the bottom of the boat. The tour guide described the different fish we saw. A cup of punch or rum punch was included in the price. The tour provided a nice history of Nassau and they identified homes of famous people as we passed them. Chevy was an excellent tour guide
Boat tour was nice. Had to make a pit stop for crew to get gas for the boat. Staff was funny and explained the houses and locations a long the way. They did give plenty of time to view the fish at the bottom of the boat and this was also very clear and neat to see the coral and variety of fish in the water as well.
The boat was right by the ship on the pier. It was clean and spacious. The guide gave a great tour of the harbor and pointed out all the famous people's mansions along the water. Then we had 45 minutes to observe the sea life in the protected reef.
We did 2-person glass bottom kayaks, not a boat. The instruction was fair but it's not difficult. They only launch 1 kayak with 2 people at a time so it takes a while before everyone is in the water. There wasn't much to see until the guide began feeding the fish. Then it was excellent. There were suddenly fish everywhere. We paddled out about 20 minutes to a shallow shipwreck which was cool. Stay by the guide since that's where the fish will be. On the boat-ride back, the music was really loud.
Definitely not worth $45.00! I enjoyed the boat ride and seeing the sights along the way, but the actual glass bottom viewing was very disappointing! We saw nothing but plain fish, no colorful ones among them, swim back and forth under our boat. No stingrays, jellyfish, starfish, anything out of the ordinary. One can see the same thing in any aquarium anytime!
Excursion got over booked, was enough room for everyone to enjoy the wreck/fish once we got there! Two levels had to try to change places and it didnt work too well. Lots only got a couple minutes seeing the fish! Glass on the bottom f boat was very scratched and in need of repair, cant get decent pics at all!
Did not get enough time at the bottom of the boat. Sitting in the back of the boat, we could not hear anything the tour guide was saying. Also, the drinks were watered down. On the plus side the water looked nice and we were able to get some great pictures of the scenery.
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