January 23, 2019
(4:40 p.m. EST) -- Adventure seekers on Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line ships can now spend a full day in the Bahamas scuba diving, deep-sea fishing or biking. The budget-friendly cruise line based in Florida's Port of Palm Beach has unveiled all-new active shore excursions in Grand Bahama Island, which are now available for booking.
The activities are offered as either an individual tour or bundle that includes the tour and two-night cruise in an ocean-view cabin. Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line's pair of ships -- Grand Celebration and Grand Classica -- operate two-night cruises, with departures every day.
"Home to thriving coral reef ecosystems teeming with sea life, picturesque weather and miles of rolling countryside, Grand Bahama Island is a mecca for the best in fishing, scuba diving and biking," said Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line's CEO, Oneil Khosa. "We are so excited to present cruisers with new adventure excursions to explore the beauty and fun of the island from new perspectives."
Below is a breakdown of the new bundles/tours:
Scuba Diving: Certified divers can enjoy this bundle that combines one dive and a few hours to relax at beachfront resort, with the two-night cruise. The dive, led by a PADI-certified instructor, will take place at either Peterson Cay National Park or Fish Farm, and is bookended by free time at the Viva Wyndham Fortuna Beach Resort. A diving certification and valid ID is required; equipment (air tanks, belt and weights) can be rented for $20.
Prices for this bundle start at $359 per person for the dive and cruise, or $268 per person as a spectator.
Deep-Sea Fishing Bundle: Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line's new deep-sea fishing tour takes passengers on a boat, with an experienced captain, to try their luck at catching sailfish, swordfish, marlin, mahi mahi, wahoo, tuna and other fish for three hours and 30 minutes. There is extra time factored in after the tour for those who wish to relax on the beach or shop.
Prices start at $372 per person for the fishing trip and two-night cruise; family and friends who wish to tag along but not fish pay a discounted "spectator" fare of $268 per person for the cruise and boat ride.
Bike & Beach Tour: A five-hour, guided bicycle tour of Grand Bahama Island takes participants through trails that were once used by early settlers of the island, as well as the Garden of the Groves nature park for lunch.
Prices for this tour-only activity start at $89 per person.