Nassau Snorkeling Excursion Reviews

Dip into Nassau's beautiful waters to catch a glimpse of the spectacular coral reefs hidden just below the surface. Snorkeling provides access to this unforgettable underwater world without the difficulty and training necessary for full on scuba.
Pearl Island just plain lousy.
Sail Date: February 2019
Pearl Island just plain lousy. Morning and afternoon tours combined into one with half the morning wasted waiting for group leader and boat. Boat after boat brought way too many people ashore. Once there we were placed in the 1230 snorkel ... Read More
Pearl Island just plain lousy. Morning and afternoon tours combined into one with half the morning wasted waiting for group leader and boat. Boat after boat brought way too many people ashore. Once there we were placed in the 1230 snorkel tour (can’t go on your own) which was also the lunch serving time. When tour complete food was all gone and staff indifferent to us who didn’t bring any snacks for ourselves. Some food was made available several hours later but by then it was time to go and our mood had soured too much to indulge. The snorkeling consisted of guides chumming the water to bring in the fish which also brought several tour boats not related to pearl island with dozens more snorklers until we were all bumping into each other. Don’t waste time or money on these clowns. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
After a fairly long bus ride (maybe 30 to 40 min) we arrived at Stewart Cove's.
Sail Date: January 2019
After a fairly long bus ride (maybe 30 to 40 min) we arrived at Stewart Cove's. Appeared to be a more diver centric place which was cool by us. Short boat ride out to first stop which was an underwater statue and where a plane from ... Read More
After a fairly long bus ride (maybe 30 to 40 min) we arrived at Stewart Cove's. Appeared to be a more diver centric place which was cool by us. Short boat ride out to first stop which was an underwater statue and where a plane from one of the Jaws movies was submerged. Not a ton to see at the stop. Second stop was a much more expansive reef area with plenty to look at. Not as cool as Tortola but still pretty nice. Third stop was a shipwreck where Caribbean reef sharks are located. Everyone gently got in water (don't splash) while the sharks were entertained by a bait box hanging 20 feet below us. They were not realy being fed, but more so distracted by it. We all had to cling to a buoy line which made it very crowded and too personal with some of our fellow snorkelers at times. Still very cool to see these majestic creatures glide almost effortlessly through the water. At the end of the snorkel they intentionally beat on the water and splashed to attract the sharks up to the surface so we could see them up close. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Went to Rainbow Reef?
Sail Date: January 2019
Went to Rainbow Reef? The water was exceptionally choppy, but in the 15 years that we have been travelling to the Caribbean, it was the best viewing of variety and quantity of sea life we have seen!
Went to Rainbow Reef? The water was exceptionally choppy, but in the 15 years that we have been travelling to the Caribbean, it was the best viewing of variety and quantity of sea life we have seen! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Ended up getting off boat before its departure when the crew said that the waves would be quite ...
Sail Date: January 2019
Ended up getting off boat before its departure when the crew said that the waves would be quite high. They should NEVER have allowed that trip, but Destinations said nothing. Of course we had paid for it, but safety first. Another ... Read More
Ended up getting off boat before its departure when the crew said that the waves would be quite high. They should NEVER have allowed that trip, but Destinations said nothing. Of course we had paid for it, but safety first. Another disappointed with O. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Oceania Cruises
Did a 3-hour snorkeling excursion through a third-party vendor.
Sail Date: December 2018
Did a 3-hour snorkeling excursion through a third-party vendor. They came to a meet-up spot near the port (about 5 minute walk from the ship) and took us to a spot about 40 minutes bus ride away. Between the shuttle bus ride to and from ... Read More
Did a 3-hour snorkeling excursion through a third-party vendor. They came to a meet-up spot near the port (about 5 minute walk from the ship) and took us to a spot about 40 minutes bus ride away. Between the shuttle bus ride to and from and getting fitted for the activity, it took us the whole day in Nassau but the kids love it. The “tour” took us to three different spots, each offered something unique. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Rainbow Reef snorkel was awesome!
Sail Date: November 2018
Rainbow Reef snorkel was awesome! One of the best snorkeling trips we’ve done. So many fish and colorful coral!
Rainbow Reef snorkel was awesome! One of the best snorkeling trips we’ve done. So many fish and colorful coral! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Pearl island.
Sail Date: November 2018
Pearl island. Snorkeling great. Management sketchy. Very windy there, and on the way back the boat stopped, with 61 aboard, to let some one off to get a souvenir. We waited for the , all 62 of us.
Pearl island. Snorkeling great. Management sketchy. Very windy there, and on the way back the boat stopped, with 61 aboard, to let some one off to get a souvenir. We waited for the , all 62 of us. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Boat was ok.
Sail Date: November 2018
Boat was ok. We didn't sail, which was advertised. Snorkel equipment was sub par. Daughter in law choked on sea water because the snorkel had issues. My son used it to make sure it was the snorkel and not his wife's fault. Sure ... Read More
Boat was ok. We didn't sail, which was advertised. Snorkel equipment was sub par. Daughter in law choked on sea water because the snorkel had issues. My son used it to make sure it was the snorkel and not his wife's fault. Sure enough he had the same problem. There was a lot of people on the boat. We did get to see fish but the seas were choppy so you had to be extra careful. We were told that another tour group cancelled because of the conditions. Boat crew played EXTREMELY loud music on the way back. You could actually see people holding their hands over their ears.Considering the passenger was sitting right in front of them you think they would have turned it down. I have taken a private boat from the Bahamas and it was a much better experience. I will try to find out the company's name and post it. I happen to have onbaord credit so we chose to go with the ship's choice. Regret that I did. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
We took the Yacht Turtle Snorkeling Tour.
Sail Date: July 2018
We took the Yacht Turtle Snorkeling Tour. Captain Eddie and his crew were great! We saw sea turtles and lots of fish while snorkeling!
We took the Yacht Turtle Snorkeling Tour. Captain Eddie and his crew were great! We saw sea turtles and lots of fish while snorkeling! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
The trip took too long getting to the reef and back, and slowly in a no-wake zone that seemed to ...
Sail Date: July 2018
The trip took too long getting to the reef and back, and slowly in a no-wake zone that seemed to take hours, but when we finally got there, the water was clear and beautiful but we only got 40 min in the water--the rest of the time we were ... Read More
The trip took too long getting to the reef and back, and slowly in a no-wake zone that seemed to take hours, but when we finally got there, the water was clear and beautiful but we only got 40 min in the water--the rest of the time we were getting to and from location --the snorkel mouth pieces are used and "disinfected" so good luck with that. I just used the face mask. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
The weather was perfect and the water was crystal clear.
Sail Date: July 2018
The weather was perfect and the water was crystal clear. We boated to different islands and snorkeled with sea turtles and even snorkeled a small reef. The reef itself was "bleaching" but the fish were lovely. The tour guide ... Read More
The weather was perfect and the water was crystal clear. We boated to different islands and snorkeled with sea turtles and even snorkeled a small reef. The reef itself was "bleaching" but the fish were lovely. The tour guide brought some fish food and had all the fish swarming us in the water. It was really cool. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
The weather was against us, but they still took us out.
Sail Date: June 2018
The weather was against us, but they still took us out. Near the end of the excursion, the wind picked up and made swimming difficult. It began raining as the excursion ended. We saw several types of fish and enjoyed our time snorkeling. ... Read More
The weather was against us, but they still took us out. Near the end of the excursion, the wind picked up and made swimming difficult. It began raining as the excursion ended. We saw several types of fish and enjoyed our time snorkeling. The boat ride was pleasant and the tour guides pointed out houses of celebrities along the way. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Fun and great value - spent an hour in the water snorkeling - the gear they provided was perfect
Sail Date: May 2018
Fun and great value - spent an hour in the water snorkeling - the gear they provided was perfect
Fun and great value - spent an hour in the water snorkeling - the gear they provided was perfect Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Average snorkeling experience.
Sail Date: May 2018
Average snorkeling experience. Crew was good and knowledgeable
Average snorkeling experience. Crew was good and knowledgeable Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
I hate to give it a poor, it rained the whole time.
Sail Date: April 2018
I hate to give it a poor, it rained the whole time. The catamaran's canapy wasn't in the best of shape so there was no place to get dry, the boat was tired and dirty, will have to try again on a sunny day and book with trip ... Read More
I hate to give it a poor, it rained the whole time. The catamaran's canapy wasn't in the best of shape so there was no place to get dry, the boat was tired and dirty, will have to try again on a sunny day and book with trip advisor, wish we would have had longer really wanted to go to the island with the pigs. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: MSC Cruises
Well run activity.
Sail Date: April 2018
Well run activity. Unfortunately it was very windy which made it challenging getting in and out of the water from the back of the snorkel boat.
Well run activity. Unfortunately it was very windy which made it challenging getting in and out of the water from the back of the snorkel boat. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
We did Rainbow Reef.
Sail Date: April 2018
We did Rainbow Reef. It was less then the Seahorse and the Seahorse showed up at very same location after us.
We did Rainbow Reef. It was less then the Seahorse and the Seahorse showed up at very same location after us. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Pearl Island - lunch and snorkeling - great day!
Sail Date: April 2018
Pearl Island - lunch and snorkeling - great day!
Pearl Island - lunch and snorkeling - great day! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Great sail out for 30 -45 minutes.
Sail Date: April 2018
Great sail out for 30 -45 minutes. Snorkeled for an hour. Saw lots of pretty fish. Felt safe . Worth it
Great sail out for 30 -45 minutes. Snorkeled for an hour. Saw lots of pretty fish. Felt safe . Worth it Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
basic catamaran with one bathroom closed.
Sail Date: March 2018
basic catamaran with one bathroom closed. Looked like a reject from Captain Ron
basic catamaran with one bathroom closed. Looked like a reject from Captain Ron Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Long boat ride out to Athol Island and it was in deeper waters.
Sail Date: March 2018
Long boat ride out to Athol Island and it was in deeper waters. Not for the beginner snorkeler.
Long boat ride out to Athol Island and it was in deeper waters. Not for the beginner snorkeler. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Actual snorkeling time was only 30-40 minutes.
Sail Date: March 2018
Actual snorkeling time was only 30-40 minutes. The excursion was advertised as 9am-12:30 pm. We waited to board the catamaran for about 30-40 minutes which obviously cut into the snorkeling time and the sail to the reef and back took the ... Read More
Actual snorkeling time was only 30-40 minutes. The excursion was advertised as 9am-12:30 pm. We waited to board the catamaran for about 30-40 minutes which obviously cut into the snorkeling time and the sail to the reef and back took the rest of the time. It was fine but for $60+ dollars per person and each catamaran held approx. 50-60 people you can do the math. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Seahorse Snorkeling Catamaran - pretty crowded it was ok
Sail Date: March 2018
Seahorse Snorkeling Catamaran - pretty crowded it was ok
Seahorse Snorkeling Catamaran - pretty crowded it was ok Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Seahorse Sail and Snorkel.
Sail Date: March 2018
Seahorse Sail and Snorkel. Worth it!! Nice boat, nice crew, nice spot to snorkel.
Seahorse Sail and Snorkel. Worth it!! Nice boat, nice crew, nice spot to snorkel. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Crew was great, but Rainbow fish reef barely had any fish and the cruise line told us towels would ...
Sail Date: March 2018
Crew was great, but Rainbow fish reef barely had any fish and the cruise line told us towels would be provided by the excursion which was a lie. It was very chilly and we had no towels.
Crew was great, but Rainbow fish reef barely had any fish and the cruise line told us towels would be provided by the excursion which was a lie. It was very chilly and we had no towels. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International