Nassau Dolphin Encounter Excursion Reviews

Get up close and personal with the world's smartest marine mammals with an amazing dolphin encounter.
We are rookies and I suspect seasoned cruisers wouldn't be amazed by this experience.
We are rookies and I suspect seasoned cruisers wouldn't be amazed by this experience. We really enjoyed it, but felt a little gouged by having to pay $150 US for the images and video of our experience. You are FORBIDDEN from ... Read More
We are rookies and I suspect seasoned cruisers wouldn't be amazed by this experience. We really enjoyed it, but felt a little gouged by having to pay $150 US for the images and video of our experience. You are FORBIDDEN from capturing your own. Read Less
Sail Date March 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
The tour was a twenty minute walk from our ship and then we took a little boat to the island where ...
The tour was a twenty minute walk from our ship and then we took a little boat to the island where the dolphin tour took place. You need to wear water shoes as it is very rocky there. Pictures are quite pricy at over $100.00 and you ... Read More
The tour was a twenty minute walk from our ship and then we took a little boat to the island where the dolphin tour took place. You need to wear water shoes as it is very rocky there. Pictures are quite pricy at over $100.00 and you can't take your own. The experience was well worth the money and the island was very nice. One thing I didn't like was they said that they have lockers to lock your stuff up while with the dolphins, and all the lockers are broken so you just have to leave your stuff unguarded on a shelf which made me worry about my valuables. Read Less
Sail Date March 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
We actually did the Balmour Island Dolphin swim.
We actually did the Balmour Island Dolphin swim. It was great. The family really enjoyed it.
We actually did the Balmour Island Dolphin swim. It was great. The family really enjoyed it. Read Less
Sail Date March 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: MSC Cruises
Meeting the dolphin was amazing.
Meeting the dolphin was amazing. I am so glad we did this! We also snorkeled and that was pretty neat too.
Meeting the dolphin was amazing. I am so glad we did this! We also snorkeled and that was pretty neat too. Read Less
Sail Date February 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
This was a great excursion.
This was a great excursion. The instructors were very knowledgeable, and they kept us entertained as well. The dolphin seemed to take cues very well, and also seems well fed, so I wasn't too worried about their well-being on-site. I ... Read More
This was a great excursion. The instructors were very knowledgeable, and they kept us entertained as well. The dolphin seemed to take cues very well, and also seems well fed, so I wasn't too worried about their well-being on-site. I would regret not paying for the photos, but I do not regret saving my $117. That price is way too expensive for photos. I'd do the excursion again if I could pay for an affordable photo package beforehand. Read Less
Sail Date December 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Booked thru NCL, but they did not gather us in the Bliss Theater, we all had to stand for quite ...
Booked thru NCL, but they did not gather us in the Bliss Theater, we all had to stand for quite some time in a huge line that spanned thru the Guest Services/Atrium area, then we had to stand for a very long time outside the ship for the ... Read More
Booked thru NCL, but they did not gather us in the Bliss Theater, we all had to stand for quite some time in a huge line that spanned thru the Guest Services/Atrium area, then we had to stand for a very long time outside the ship for the Dolphin Encounter Blue Lagoon crew to get organized & finally walk us to the ship. The speakers on the ship were so LOUD, it was not relaxing coming/going to the beach at all. I know the crew was trying to get everyone excited, but it was SO LOUD, it hurt our ears & the speakers are everywhere on the ship, so no where to move. The dolphin encounter where you kiss, hug, dance with the dolphins was GREAT !! We had never done a dolphins encounter before & the crew at Blue Lagoon was awesome, but we had very little time after to enjoy the beach because of all the time spent waiting outside the ship to even get walked to the ship to start the excursion. Since this was the last excursion before the day of disembarkation, I wish we would have just stayed on the ship & relaxed at the spa. But if you have never done a dolphin encounter, I feel this was reasonably priced for what you received. The Blue Lagoon was beautiful, but we just did not have any time to enjoy it. Read Less
Sail Date December 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
We went to Blue Lagoon Island for a dolphin encounter.
We went to Blue Lagoon Island for a dolphin encounter. It was amazing!!! The entire area was filled with activities for us to enjoy throughout the day. Wonderful snorkeling on the back side as well. Highly recommend!
We went to Blue Lagoon Island for a dolphin encounter. It was amazing!!! The entire area was filled with activities for us to enjoy throughout the day. Wonderful snorkeling on the back side as well. Highly recommend! Read Less
Sail Date July 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Experience was fantastic.
Experience was fantastic. Almost $300 buck to get in the water with them for a half hour? Not so much. You couldn't even use the aquaventure park with your pass.
Experience was fantastic. Almost $300 buck to get in the water with them for a half hour? Not so much. You couldn't even use the aquaventure park with your pass. Read Less
Sail Date July 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Granddaughter had a ball staff was fabulous.
Granddaughter had a ball staff was fabulous. Dolphins are well cared for like that if you got the beach day you could watch for free
Granddaughter had a ball staff was fabulous. Dolphins are well cared for like that if you got the beach day you could watch for free Read Less
Sail Date July 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
The excursion was amazing -Again I tried to book online it told me I had to do it on the ship when ...
The excursion was amazing -Again I tried to book online it told me I had to do it on the ship when I went on the ship to do it the prices were over $25 more per person
The excursion was amazing -Again I tried to book online it told me I had to do it on the ship when I went on the ship to do it the prices were over $25 more per person Read Less
Sail Date July 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Loved, loved, loved getting a hug and kiss from Andy the Dolphin.
Loved, loved, loved getting a hug and kiss from Andy the Dolphin. He was very smart!!
Loved, loved, loved getting a hug and kiss from Andy the Dolphin. He was very smart!! Read Less
Sail Date May 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Excellent time swimming with dolphins.
Excellent time swimming with dolphins. They do get you with the video and pictures which costed around $100, but the experience was amazing!
Excellent time swimming with dolphins. They do get you with the video and pictures which costed around $100, but the experience was amazing! Read Less
Sail Date April 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: MSC Cruises
Dolphin encounter was fun and enjoyable.
Dolphin encounter was fun and enjoyable.
Dolphin encounter was fun and enjoyable. Read Less
Sail Date April 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
VIP Dolphin Encounter was amazing -- so much fun and we got the cutest pictures.
VIP Dolphin Encounter was amazing -- so much fun and we got the cutest pictures.
VIP Dolphin Encounter was amazing -- so much fun and we got the cutest pictures. Read Less
Sail Date April 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
We loved the Dolphin Encounter!
We loved the Dolphin Encounter! It was a 20 minute boat ride to Balmoral Island. The accommodations were nice. Nice clean bathrooms. Lockers for your things. Nice lounge chairs on the beach. There was only one place to get food and it was ... Read More
We loved the Dolphin Encounter! It was a 20 minute boat ride to Balmoral Island. The accommodations were nice. Nice clean bathrooms. Lockers for your things. Nice lounge chairs on the beach. There was only one place to get food and it was expensive. For example $16.99 for a pulled pork sandwich and fries. Read Less
Sail Date April 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Although the Blue Lagoon was gorgeous one of the children in our group was stung by a Jelly Fish ...
Although the Blue Lagoon was gorgeous one of the children in our group was stung by a Jelly Fish while sitting waiting for the Dolphin Encounter. he had to leave the area with my wife and couldn't do the encounter. out of a $212.00 ... Read More
Although the Blue Lagoon was gorgeous one of the children in our group was stung by a Jelly Fish while sitting waiting for the Dolphin Encounter. he had to leave the area with my wife and couldn't do the encounter. out of a $212.00 dollar excursion that I paid for my wife and child, Royal Caribbean would only give me a $44.00 credit. They (Wife and Child) left back to the boat on the first ferry back, at 1:00 pm. and didn't enjoy the excursion. Had a Incident report filled out on the Island. Read Less
Sail Date April 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
It was amazing to swim with the dolphins.
It was amazing to swim with the dolphins. The beach was nice, but ended up going back to the main island to shop.
It was amazing to swim with the dolphins. The beach was nice, but ended up going back to the main island to shop. Read Less
Sail Date April 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Not enough time and the pictures were 85 dollars and you are not allowed to take your own.
Not enough time and the pictures were 85 dollars and you are not allowed to take your own.
Not enough time and the pictures were 85 dollars and you are not allowed to take your own. Read Less
Sail Date April 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
it was great excursion encountering the dolphin.
it was great excursion encountering the dolphin. it was very hands on and would do it again. The blue lagoon was beautiful.
it was great excursion encountering the dolphin. it was very hands on and would do it again. The blue lagoon was beautiful. Read Less
Sail Date April 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
This was great, it was pre-booked, it was a personal experience.
This was great, it was pre-booked, it was a personal experience. Highly recommend. And I don't usually buy pictures at these places but we had amazing pictures, I bought them all.
This was great, it was pre-booked, it was a personal experience. Highly recommend. And I don't usually buy pictures at these places but we had amazing pictures, I bought them all. Read Less
Sail Date April 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Great experience.
Great experience. We were in the water for 45 minutes or more with the dolphins. After the group swim, which was facinating, we then got more time where they took individual photos of us with the dolphins. Getting the photos was very ... Read More
Great experience. We were in the water for 45 minutes or more with the dolphins. After the group swim, which was facinating, we then got more time where they took individual photos of us with the dolphins. Getting the photos was very confusing and slow, they were short of help, not to mention the price of more than $100. Read Less
Sail Date March 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: MSC Cruises
A MUST DO!
A MUST DO! Blue Lagoon has always been a fantastic excursion. It has never dissapointed!
A MUST DO! Blue Lagoon has always been a fantastic excursion. It has never dissapointed! Read Less
Sail Date March 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Did the dolphin swim on Balmoral Island.
Did the dolphin swim on Balmoral Island. Wouldn't do again. Was over commercialized, won't let you take your own photos (and want $95 for their photos) and had no time after to enjoy beach. In general Nassau is just disappointing.
Did the dolphin swim on Balmoral Island. Wouldn't do again. Was over commercialized, won't let you take your own photos (and want $95 for their photos) and had no time after to enjoy beach. In general Nassau is just disappointing. Read Less
Sail Date February 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: MSC Cruises
The Dolphin Encounter was so enjoyable!
The Dolphin Encounter was so enjoyable! My daughter and I did this and thoroughly enjoyed it. The water was chilly and it was a rainy day, so the others that bought the beach day did not enjoy it as much. If the weather had been better ... Read More
The Dolphin Encounter was so enjoyable! My daughter and I did this and thoroughly enjoyed it. The water was chilly and it was a rainy day, so the others that bought the beach day did not enjoy it as much. If the weather had been better it would have been a great day with the inflatables and beautiful weather. Read Less
Sail Date January 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
A truly once in a lifetime experience!!!!!
A truly once in a lifetime experience!!!!!
A truly once in a lifetime experience!!!!! Read Less
Sail Date January 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line