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Pearl Island Beach: Full-day Snorkelling with Lunch

1. Pearl Island Beach: Full-day Snorkelling with Lunch

Discover the wonders of the magnificent Pearl Island. Indulge in numerous activities from exploring the lighthouse to snorkeling, swimming, sunbathing, and soaking up the sun on this beautiful island. Start your journey at Paradise Island where you will hop on a ferry to Pearl Island. Sit back and enjoy the ride. The minute you set foot on the pier you will be blown away by the stunning views. Stroll along the glistening white sandy beaches, relax and unwind with a fruity cocktail, and enjoy the tropical sun. Jump into the warm Bahamian water and explore paradise yourself. Enjoy a guided snorkeling tour in the turquoise waters, surrounded by vibrant coral reefs and tropical fish. Enjoy a delicious Bahamian lunch which includes BBQ Chicken, fish fingers, peas, rice, and plantains. With a choice of water or lemonade to quench your thirst. Round off your day by cruising on a kayak or stand up paddle board before getting the ferry back to Nassau.

Nassau: 2-Hour Bahamian Adventure Package

2. Nassau: 2-Hour Bahamian Adventure Package

The tour provides complimentary pick-up and drop off from local hotels and the cruise ship port. You will be transported to your destination where a highly competent water sport operator will guide you through your water sport activities. First, jet ski for 30 minutes and experience the thrill of splashing through the water as you ride the wave runners in the tropical waters of the Bahamas. The adventure is perfect for individuals as well as for couples as you can ride a 2-seater waverunner which is safe and easy to operate and a must for any island vacation. Next, go parasailing for 5 to 7 minutes and parasail over the clear blue waters of Cabbage Beach, located on Paradise Island. The amazing ride will leave you breathless and wanting to come back for more. It is an experience unlike any other and one the whole family can enjoy. Then, travel for 3.5-miles on a banana boat. A highly competent water sports team will assist you on-board the banana boat and explain all the safety measures. Each passenger will be provided with a flotation device and life vest. You will soon be bumping and bouncing across the warm Bahamian waters. Your ride, which will last for approximately 15 minutes, is the perfect adventure for a family, couple, or group of friends.

Nassau: Glass Bottom Boat, Banana Boat and Snorkelling Tour

3. Nassau: Glass Bottom Boat, Banana Boat and Snorkelling Tour

Come along on this special summer only tour and enjoy three tours for the price of one.  You'll depart from Cable Beach, where you will board the ship and start the tour. See many different forms of sea life that call the Bahamas home, including the Nassau grouper, Snapper, Jacks and possibly some turtles too. While on the cruise, you'll also see many different landmarks and sites. The boat will make a stop at a popular snorkelling site. Here, you'll get the chance to see the marine environment up close.  After the snorkelling stop, you'll get back on the boat and head back to Cable Beach. Once back at Cable Beach, guests will be directed towards the banana boat by a tour guide.

Nassau Catamaran Sail & Eco-Snorkel at Sea Garden

4. Nassau Catamaran Sail & Eco-Snorkel at Sea Garden

Enjoy a half-day of sailing and snorkeling on a catamaran that was built for Caribbean sea conditions and weather. You’ll experience the vibrant, aquatic world of the Sea Garden conservation area, as you snorkel on the coral reef system off Nassau. You’ll sail through historic Nassau harbor, admiring the backdrop of the famed Atlantis Hotel, rustic mail boats bobbing in the water, and panoramic views of the island. If the winds are favorable, the captain will turn off the engines and hoist the sails, and you’ll be on your way to the snorkeling site. Note that the operator supports the preservation of the local coral reef system, aware that healthy coral reefs are the foundation of many tropical ecosystems and provide livelihood, food, enjoyment, and cultural significance for millions of people around the globe.

Nassau: Guided ATV City and Beach Tour

5. Nassau: Guided ATV City and Beach Tour

Choose to either start in the morning or afternoon. Roundtrip transportation is provided from most major hotels or cruise port. Receive your ATV safety briefing.  See the sights of Nassau with a narrated tour; including the Government House, Fort Charlotte, Arawak Cay, Bahamar, and Queens Staircase and Water tower. Ride along a scenic beach route to discover Nassau's most popular attraction, the Caves. Enjoy a full Bahamian lunch at one of the local restaurants. 

Parasail Over Cabbage Beach

6. Parasail Over Cabbage Beach

Parasailing is the ultimate, exciting sea adventure. You wear a parachute and are pulled behind a motorboat to sail through the air. What could be more thrilling and exhilarating? Complimentary pick-up and drop off from local hotels or the cruise ship port is included in this activity. You will be transported to your destination, where the highly competent water sport team will assist you onboard the parasail boat.  They will then explain safety measures and attach a harness from you to your parasail. You will soon be flying approximately 500 feet above sea level and gazing over the crystal clear blue waters of The Bahamas. You will be in the air for approximately 5-7 minutes.

Nassau: 3-Island Private Speedboat and Snorkel Tour

7. Nassau: 3-Island Private Speedboat and Snorkel Tour

Visit three islands and two snorkel sites in 4 hours. On our first stop we visit an exciting coral reef by Pearl Island to see majestic fish. Next is Turtle Cay, a small untouched and uninhabited cay where turtles and other wildlife thrive. On this turquoise beach kids of all ages walk, run and enjoy family fun. Feed and snorkel at your leisure. Last destination is swimming with pigs, eat lunch and enjoy relaxation at the very popular Rose Island known for its beautiful exclusive beaches, great food and fun in the sun! Have a long water filled and fulfilling day with a variety of beaches and food spots to choose from. Note: Food and drink is not included in the price. Cold water is provided, beers are optional for a small fee and you are free to bring your own drinks, food and towels. Food and drink options at the resort are available at additional cost. At the end of the tour you can take a leisurely scenic route back to your pick up point at Bay Shore Marina.

One Hour Jet Ski Adventure

8. One Hour Jet Ski Adventure

The safe and easy to operate two seater wave runners are a must as part of your island vacation. Experience the thrill of speed and splashing water as you ride your wave runners in the tropical waters of The Bahamas. This half hour jet ski adventure is perfect for individuals as well as couples. You will get a complimentary pick-up from local hotels and the cruise ship port. You will be transported to your destination, where a highly competent water sport operator will explain safety measures and show you how to operate the jet ski. You have the option to ride alone, with a partner, or with one of the water sport operators. Rides are offered daily with time slots every half hour.

Half Hour Jet Ski Adventure

9. Half Hour Jet Ski Adventure

The safe and easy to operate two seater wave runners are a must as part of your island vacation. Experience the thrill of speed and splashing water as you ride your wave runners in the tropical waters of The Bahamas. This half hour jet ski adventure is perfect for individuals as well as couples. You will get a complimentary pick-up from local hotels and the cruise ship port. You will be transported to your destination, where a highly competent water sport operator will explain safety measures and show you how to operate the jet ski. You have the option to ride alone, with a partner, or with one of the water sport operators. Rides are offered daily with time slots every half hour.

Nassau: Pearl Island Beach Day Trip and Cruise with Lunch

10. Nassau: Pearl Island Beach Day Trip and Cruise with Lunch

Meet your group and hop on the ferry which will take you straight to Pearl Island Bahamas. Sit back and enjoy the scenic cruise as you make your way over the Caribbean's crystal clear waters. Stroll along winding paths, enjoy a stunning panoramic view from the top of the lighthouse, relax on the island's two pristine beaches, explore its waters by kayak or standup paddle board, and swim and snorkel among the native marine life for up to 5 hours on your day tour. Alternatively, sit back and relax under coconut trees with a tropical cocktail. Tuck into a delicious typical Bahamian lunch of barbecue chicken, fish fingers, peas n' rice, and plantains to keep you energized before heading back out for more water sports or relaxation, and finally return to Nassau with your group.

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What people are saying about New Providence, Bahamas

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 482 reviews

This was worth every penny! If you’re coming to the Bahamas from a cruise ship, you have plenty of time to get back to the ship before it departs. It’s from 9-2 and the boat ride to the island is about 25 minutes. The snorkeling was really cool and the lunch was great. Everyone on the island is very nice and super helpful. The gift shop isn’t great, but I definitely recommend this excursion!

Excellent tour, and nice walk. Charles was an excellent host and tour guide. Lots of knowledge and good sense of humor. Thanks for an amazing day!

We had a great time. The guide was informative and educated us on the history of the area. It felt like we were the only two on the tour.

We had the most fun! They treated us like royalty while touring the island! Worth every penny!

The way to see the Island. Very helpful and kind staff