Dolphin Encounter & Beach Day

Tour Length

4 ½ hrs

Tour Breakdown

Ferry ride to Balmoral Island is approximately 30 min
Dolphin Encounter including orientation and 30-minutes encounter in the water
Enjoy time at your leisure on the Island (approx. 2 hrs)
Cruise back to the pier (approx. 30 min)


Balmoral Island Dolphin Encounter & Beach Day

Discover friendly dolphins on an exclusive island for a memorable family activity. Embark a ferry from Nassau for a scenic ride to Balmoral Island and encounter a new friend of the sea – the Dolphin.

Upon entering the Marine Park, you will receive a detailed orientation on the dolphins at Balmoral Island complete with details on their anatomy, veterinary care and the human services they receive. Afterward small lockers are provided to secure your things during the encounter. Walk from the sandy beach directly into the water to be with the dolphins. The instructor will teach you about this charming mammal for a safe and intimate encounter. Get a “kiss” from your new friend that is captured in a photo to purchase separately. After the 30-minute encounter with the dolphin, you are free to enjoy the rest of the island for a delightful beach experience.

The swaying palm trees, azure blue water and soft white sands are available exclusively for you on this beautiful private island. The staff will direct you toward the beach with rows of inviting lounge chairs, dotted with umbrellas for shade and a perfect beach day. There is something to do for everyone; swim, splash, play in the ocean, beach games, volleyball, Ping-Pong, browse the boutique, enjoy a cool cocktail – it’s really up to you. There is unlimited use of noodles, inner tubes, kid’s toys and free WIFI available on the island. You can also rent floats, paddle boards or snorkel gear to discover the creatures in the crystal-clear waters just off shore.

For any guests not wishing to get their feet sandy, there are two swimming pools and private cabanas which are rented on a first-come-first-served basis. The island has many themed bars, plus The Market Place with delicious food, a kid’s menu and a Starbucks for any coffee enthusiasts. Kids also have their own private area for fun – they can build a sand castle or play beach games. Ferries run at scheduled times throughout the afternoon for the return to Nassau.


This tour includes transfers, a 30-minute dolphin encounter, lounge chair, unlimited use of noodles, inner tubes and kids beach toys. The minimum age to participate is 5 years and older. Guests under 18 must be accompanied by a paying adult on the tour. Bring a towel, water shoes are recommended and the tour sequence may vary. Umbrellas are available on a first come, first served basis. Drinks and tasty sandwiches, salads and wraps are available at an additional expense. Be sure to bring cash, or credit card, for any additional purchases.

Guests that are booked on a tour to Balmoral Island, can purchase a Marine Park Observer ticket at the Welcome Center of Balmoral Island;
so they can observe their friends/relatives participating on a Marine Park tour.