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)
00:45-01:45 Stingray orientation and 30-minutes encounter in the water
01:45-03:45 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 $59.99USD
- Per Child (5-11) $59.99USD
Balmoral Island Stingray & Beach Day
Ready to meet a new animal friend in the Bahamas? If you have never encountered a Stingray, then this is your opportunity to meet one on exclusive Balmoral Island. A scenic ferry from Nassau brings you to the home of your new friend.
Upon entering the Marine Park, you will receive a brief orientation on the stingrays 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 waist level water to be with the stingrays. The expert stingray handlers will introduce you, let you pet it, feed it and even hold a stingray for a photo that you can purchase separately. After the 30-minute encounter with the stingray, 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.
This tour includes transfers, a 30-minute stingray 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. 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 a towel, 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.