Tour Length4 ½ hrs
Tour Breakdown00:00-00:15 Depart Cruise Ship and walk to ferry
00:15-00:45 Ferry ride to Balmoral Island (approx. 30 min)
00:45-01:00 Dolphin Encounter including orientation and 15-minutes encounter in the water
01:00-01:30 Dolphin Swim (with mask & snorkel) 30-minutes in the water
01:30-03:45 Enjoy time at your leisure on the Island (approx. 2 hrs)
03:45-04:15 Cruise back to the pier (approx. 30 min)
04:15-04:30 Walk back to Cruise Ship
- Per Adult $149.99USD
- Per Child (5-11) $149.99USD
Balmoral Island Dolphin Swim & Beach Day
This unforgettable dolphin swim on exclusive Balmoral Island makes for a cherished family memory. Embark a ferry from Nassau for a scenic ride to Balmoral Island and encounter a new friend while swimming in 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 swim with the dolphins. Get your snorkel gear (mask and tube, no fins for dolphin’s safety) and walk from the sandy beach directly into the water for a brief encounter and then transfer to a deeper pool to swim and interact directly with the dolphins. The instructor will share insights on this charming mammal for a safe and intimate experience. Marvel at their grace and beauty as they swim around you making unfamiliar noises. See them leaping out of the water to your delight, or through your mask in the sea. These special moments are captured in photos that can be purchased separately. After the 30-minute swim with the dolphin, you are free to enjoy the rest of the island for a splendid 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 15-minute dolphin encounter and 30-minute dolphin swim, mask, snorkel tube, 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. All guests must be able to swim to participate on this 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.