Nassau Dolphin Encounter Excursion Reviews

Get up close and personal with the world's smartest marine mammals with an amazing dolphin encounter.
We were in the water on a platform and got to touch the dolphin, feed the dolphin by hand, got a ...
We were in the water on a platform and got to touch the dolphin, feed the dolphin by hand, got a hug and a kiss from the dolphin and dance with the dolphin. Quite a memorable experience.
We were in the water on a platform and got to touch the dolphin, feed the dolphin by hand, got a hug and a kiss from the dolphin and dance with the dolphin. Quite a memorable experience. Read Less
Sail Date December 2015
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
The shallow water Dolphin encounter was awesome.
The shallow water Dolphin encounter was awesome. You had a good amount of time to spend with the Dolphins, as well as being able to interact with them, and even touch them. We all enjoyed it very much. The downsides were that we had to ... Read More
The shallow water Dolphin encounter was awesome. You had a good amount of time to spend with the Dolphins, as well as being able to interact with them, and even touch them. We all enjoyed it very much. The downsides were that we had to wait an hour once we got there for our assigned tour time. We had the Dolphin Encounter and Beach Break combo tour. With the time that we were stuck in traffic, and the hour wait built in for the encounter, we had no time to go to the beach or the aquarium. Read Less
Sail Date November 2015
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Meeting and playing with trained Dolphins
Meeting and playing with trained Dolphins
Meeting and playing with trained Dolphins Read Less
Sail Date October 2015
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Dolphin Encounters at Blue Lagoon Island, Nassau - we booked the dolphin encounters ...
Dolphin Encounters at Blue Lagoon Island, Nassau - we booked the dolphin encounters (http://dolphinencounters.com/) excursion before the cruise. We were concerned about the reviews we read about the treatment of the dolphins at excursions ... Read More
Dolphin Encounters at Blue Lagoon Island, Nassau - we booked the dolphin encounters (http://dolphinencounters.com/) excursion before the cruise. We were concerned about the reviews we read about the treatment of the dolphins at excursions like this one, but the staff at Blue Lagoon Island was professional and did not force the dolphins to do anything they did not want to do. The first dolphin to interact with our group decided not to return to the area we were in so the staff released another dolphin from its pen to join us for the rest of the program. Read Less
Sail Date September 2015
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Absolute highlight of the entire week!
Absolute highlight of the entire week! Our morning wasn't so great as we explored Nassau, tried to walk to Dunkin Donuts but it was much too far and walking was difficult on the narrow streets, many without sidewalks and drivers are ... Read More
Absolute highlight of the entire week! Our morning wasn't so great as we explored Nassau, tried to walk to Dunkin Donuts but it was much too far and walking was difficult on the narrow streets, many without sidewalks and drivers are aggressive. We got soaked in the rain, dried off on the boat and then prepared for our trip to Blue Lagoon for the Dolphin encounter. The ferry ride over was fun, snacks and drinks available for purchase, friendly and enthusiastic staff, and scenic. The session with the Dolphin was great, very interactive, I still can't believe I was able to kiss, hug and dance with a dolphin!! The only downside was that it took a very long time to wait for pictures to print if you order them and we would have liked to enjoy their beach instead of stand around. I would highly recommend this to any animal lovers! Read Less
Sail Date August 2015
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Poorly run dockside and dangerous.
Poorly run dockside and dangerous. We were 2 hrs late departing and there was no water to drink while we waited in the heat. The dockside coordinator didn't seem to care and was either incompetent or overwhelmed. A kid narrowly ... Read More
Poorly run dockside and dangerous. We were 2 hrs late departing and there was no water to drink while we waited in the heat. The dockside coordinator didn't seem to care and was either incompetent or overwhelmed. A kid narrowly escaped serious injury or worse when we boarded the tour boat and he fell through the gap between the boat and the dock. Our time at the actual dolphin experience was cut short by a few hrs obviously and we didn;t get to use the beach but the actual encounter with the dolphins was great for little kids that can't swim. Read Less
Sail Date August 2015
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Possibly the best excursion we enjoyed.
Possibly the best excursion we enjoyed. Still, the extra 25 minute wait to embark on the Gem was too long. Maybe it would be prudent to have more than 2 people checking ID's.
Possibly the best excursion we enjoyed. Still, the extra 25 minute wait to embark on the Gem was too long. Maybe it would be prudent to have more than 2 people checking ID's. Read Less
Sail Date August 2015
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
It was very organized, the people in charge of this excursion helped in every way possible.
It was very organized, the people in charge of this excursion helped in every way possible. Swimming with the dolphins is a wonderful memory I will cherish forever.
It was very organized, the people in charge of this excursion helped in every way possible. Swimming with the dolphins is a wonderful memory I will cherish forever. Read Less
Sail Date July 2015
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Dolphin experience was great.
Dolphin experience was great. recommend.
Dolphin experience was great. recommend. Read Less
Sail Date July 2015
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Atlantis Dolphin Cay shallow water dolphin encounter.
Atlantis Dolphin Cay shallow water dolphin encounter. AMAZING! I have wanted to swim with dolphins since I was a little girl. Sad that I have waited this long (mid 40's). It was magical. My parents who are in their 70's and my 8 ... Read More
Atlantis Dolphin Cay shallow water dolphin encounter. AMAZING! I have wanted to swim with dolphins since I was a little girl. Sad that I have waited this long (mid 40's). It was magical. My parents who are in their 70's and my 8 year old son came with us and we all were so moved by being so close to the beautiful dolphins and to learn so much about them. Read Less
Sail Date July 2015
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
I preferred this dolphin experience to the one in Freeport.
I preferred this dolphin experience to the one in Freeport. The dolphins were in a more natural habitat.
I preferred this dolphin experience to the one in Freeport. The dolphins were in a more natural habitat. Read Less
Sail Date June 2015
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Blue Lagoon Dolphin Encounter was less than Atlantis and just perfect.
Blue Lagoon Dolphin Encounter was less than Atlantis and just perfect. With only a small amount of time in port, we were in and out and I got to do what I always wanted, hug a dolphin!
Blue Lagoon Dolphin Encounter was less than Atlantis and just perfect. With only a small amount of time in port, we were in and out and I got to do what I always wanted, hug a dolphin! Read Less
Sail Date June 2015
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
We had a great time at the Dolphin Cay and although it is not the cheapest excursion we both felt ...
We had a great time at the Dolphin Cay and although it is not the cheapest excursion we both felt the dolphin encounter was well worth the money. How often can you say you have kissed a dolphin!
We had a great time at the Dolphin Cay and although it is not the cheapest excursion we both felt the dolphin encounter was well worth the money. How often can you say you have kissed a dolphin! Read Less
Sail Date June 2015
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
We had a wonderful day with the dolphins.
We had a wonderful day with the dolphins. They took pictures of us interacting and we were able to purchase a CD with all our pictures from the day on it. The dolphins are very social and love the attention all of us gave him. And he ... Read More
We had a wonderful day with the dolphins. They took pictures of us interacting and we were able to purchase a CD with all our pictures from the day on it. The dolphins are very social and love the attention all of us gave him. And he especially loved getting his picture taken. I would highly recommend this excursion to anyone thinking about going on this trip. We had a little time at the beach while waiting for our turn with the dolphins. The beach is beautiful and the water is so blue it looks like a picture with the white sand beach. Read Less
Sail Date June 2015
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
AWESOME!!!
AWESOME!!! Loved how up close and personnel you get with the dolphins....
AWESOME!!! Loved how up close and personnel you get with the dolphins.... Read Less
Sail Date June 2015
Shore Excursion Provider: Disney Cruise Line
The Dolphin Cay swim was a once in a lifetime incredible experience.
The Dolphin Cay swim was a once in a lifetime incredible experience. It's too short, but they all are. The kids got to meet the dolphins on the shallow ledge with some one on one interaction. The foot push on the kick board was a ... Read More
The Dolphin Cay swim was a once in a lifetime incredible experience. It's too short, but they all are. The kids got to meet the dolphins on the shallow ledge with some one on one interaction. The foot push on the kick board was a rush! Then the free swim in the deep water. They were sad when it was over but they loved it and will never forget it. We did buy the $80 photo package since they were great shots and a memory for a lifetime. The resort is HUGE and we did check out the aquarium and beach afterwards. It takes a long time to see everything and get from Dolphin Cay to the beach. But we did get about an hour on the beach and in the water. Great day. Read Less
Sail Date May 2015
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Private Island dolphin encounter was excellent with a very professional staff.
Private Island dolphin encounter was excellent with a very professional staff. Afterwards though you dont get much time on the beach, maybe 1-1.5 hours and the bar is pricey.
Private Island dolphin encounter was excellent with a very professional staff. Afterwards though you dont get much time on the beach, maybe 1-1.5 hours and the bar is pricey. Read Less
Sail Date May 2015
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
A priceless family moment where my kids kissed the dolphin.
A priceless family moment where my kids kissed the dolphin. It was expensive and worth it. Th Dolphin trainers and staff were entertaining and safe. We were not at all hurried and were able to sit on the beach in Dolphin Cay for a few ... Read More
A priceless family moment where my kids kissed the dolphin. It was expensive and worth it. Th Dolphin trainers and staff were entertaining and safe. We were not at all hurried and were able to sit on the beach in Dolphin Cay for a few hours after the activity. Read Less
Sail Date May 2015
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
It was amazing.
It was amazing. I wish we were able to swim with the dolphins a little longer but they were so much fun to see, touch, hug, and kiss. The whole experience was great.
It was amazing. I wish we were able to swim with the dolphins a little longer but they were so much fun to see, touch, hug, and kiss. The whole experience was great. Read Less
Sail Date May 2015
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
We went to the Blue Lagoon.
We went to the Blue Lagoon. we were briefed by the dolphin trainer, it was a memorable experince with the dolphins and the beach was soooooooooo beautiful. the excursion includes lunch and a catamaran picked us up almost 3pm
We went to the Blue Lagoon. we were briefed by the dolphin trainer, it was a memorable experince with the dolphins and the beach was soooooooooo beautiful. the excursion includes lunch and a catamaran picked us up almost 3pm Read Less
Sail Date May 2015
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
The dolphin encounter was great, not being able to watch my sister do the sea lion or her watch me ...
The dolphin encounter was great, not being able to watch my sister do the sea lion or her watch me and my mother do the dolphin encounter... not so great! Plus we did not get to spend the day on the island like we expected, nor did we get ... Read More
The dolphin encounter was great, not being able to watch my sister do the sea lion or her watch me and my mother do the dolphin encounter... not so great! Plus we did not get to spend the day on the island like we expected, nor did we get to explore Nassau do to the time of our excursion... it split our day up! Read Less
Sail Date May 2015
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
We decided on taking the Atlantis Dolphin Encounter tour, which included a tour of the aquarium and ...
We decided on taking the Atlantis Dolphin Encounter tour, which included a tour of the aquarium and the dig at Atlantis, as well as the beach. This was a wonderful tour. We first played with the dolphins, then took the tour of Atlantis. ... Read More
We decided on taking the Atlantis Dolphin Encounter tour, which included a tour of the aquarium and the dig at Atlantis, as well as the beach. This was a wonderful tour. We first played with the dolphins, then took the tour of Atlantis. Not enough time to see everything, but wonderful tour. Read Less
Sail Date May 2015
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Very nice, expensive if you add the dolphin encounter, but it was worth the money.
Very nice, expensive if you add the dolphin encounter, but it was worth the money. An experience of a life time to interact with dolphins. If you have been to Atlantis before and know where you are going, it's easier to skip the line ... Read More
Very nice, expensive if you add the dolphin encounter, but it was worth the money. An experience of a life time to interact with dolphins. If you have been to Atlantis before and know where you are going, it's easier to skip the line for the bus and pay for a taxi to get you to Atlantis quickly without waiting on a long line to get in a crowded van. We could have gotten to Atlantis quicker and had more time there if we did not wait for the bus. Read Less
Sail Date April 2015
Shore Excursion Provider: Disney Cruise Line
Dolphin encounter was great.
Dolphin encounter was great. Atlantis, what we were allowed to see as non-guests, was beautiful. It's in a class by itself. Would go back and stay a few days. Nassau, don't go more than a block from the ship. If you're ... Read More
Dolphin encounter was great. Atlantis, what we were allowed to see as non-guests, was beautiful. It's in a class by itself. Would go back and stay a few days. Nassau, don't go more than a block from the ship. If you're not going on a safe excursion stay on the ship. Read Less
Sail Date April 2015
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Not goid for persons with disabilities.
Not goid for persons with disabilities. Many steps n walking. Not all groups reveived same amount of time and attention. Small changing area. Wear your swimsuit n pack change. Glad we did ours in Freeport bc nothinh else really good ... Read More
Not goid for persons with disabilities. Many steps n walking. Not all groups reveived same amount of time and attention. Small changing area. Wear your swimsuit n pack change. Glad we did ours in Freeport bc nothinh else really good to do there. Read Less
Sail Date April 2015
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line