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Life the way it was meant to be. Picture an absolutely idyllic place and chances are Nassau will outdo your imagination. Its perfect white sand beaches stretch on forever with gracefully swaying coconut palms offering oases of shade. Crystal clear waters reveal the secrets of incredible multi-colored marine life. The water is warm. But not as warm as the people. Chances are you'll leave this happy place in the Bahamas with lots of beautiful memories, mementos and duty-free gifts.

Nassau, Bahamas » Sample Shore Excursions
Carnival Cruises to Nassau, Bahamas

Nassau, Bahamas
Sample Shore Excursions

Atlantis Dolphin Cay Deep Water Swim

    A one-of-a-kind dolphin experience awaits you in the Deep Water Swim at Dolphin Cay.
    On this excursion you will:
  • Take a 20-minute ferry ride from the port to Paradise Island.
  • Arrive in Atlantis, watch a video orientation and listen to a Marine Mammal Specialist.
  • Explore this wide-open dolphin playground - limited to just six guests. Race alongside dolphins, cruise along the surface, or dive to the depths of the saltwater lagoon on your hand-held scooter, while you control your own speed!
  • Use the snorkels and masks that are provided - they are your's to take with you.
  • Enjoy Dolphin Cay's signature "foot push,' where dolphins propel you across the lagoon on a boogie board for a rush unlike any you've experienced.
  • Learn more about dolphins at the Interactive Learning Center.
  • Receive an Atlantis map which will allow you to take a self-guided tour at your leisure of the Ruins Lagoon, a re-creation of the sunken streets of mythical Atlantis, and The Dig, a replica of an archaeological excavation site.
  • Learn that Atlantis is home to the world's largest open-air marine habitat, with 14 exhibits and 13 lagoons containing more than 50,000 fascinating sea creatures - the resort's 141-acre waterscape provides a fascinating look at life in the ocean's depths; the program lasts between 90-120 minutes and includes an orientation, 30-minute water interaction, complimentary wet suit use, non-alcoholic refreshments at Dolphin Cay, personal locker, towels, beach service, and all-day access to Dolphin Cay's private beach.

Nassau, Bahamas
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Nassau Clear Kayak Adventure Tour

    Discover the Bahamas' marine life in the most modern form of glass-bottom boating - gliding over it in your fully transparent kayak!
  • Begin your adventure of discovery aboard a sleek double-deck catamaran, the M/V Blue Manta.
  • Enjoy the tropical island music playing in the background as you cruise through Nassau harbor.
  • Listen to a narrated tour which recants the history of one of the oldest waterfront cities in the western hemisphere.
  • Arrive at the kayak site and listen as your experienced guide gives a short safety briefing and demonstration.
  • Board your two-person kayak and follow your guide on this guided adventure.
  • Gaze down through your transparent kayak to see the tropical fish and marine life as you paddle.
  • Purchase some food to feed the fish and watch them gather.
  • Reach your final destination and enjoy the opportunity to jump in and snorkel for a closer look underwater or bask in the sun on the uncovered top deck of the catamaran.

Nassau, Bahamas
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Snorkel with Stingrays at Blue Lagoon Island

    Meet the Atlantic Southern Stingrays, the guardians of Blackbeard's treasure.
    On this exhilarating excursion you will:
  • Board a motor-powered catamaran for a ride to Blackbeard's Cay, and the stingrays.
  • Be awed by the grace and charm of these magnificent creatures.
  • Watch the feeding program; meet the stingrays face-to-face and skin-to-skin, as they swim around you.
  • Explore the natural reef and see the assortment of tropical fish.
  • Discover the beauty hiding above and beneath the sea.
  • Relax on the white sand beach following your stingray encounter.

Nassau, Bahamas
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Radisson Cable Beach & Golf Resort

    Play the spectacular new course at Radisson Cable Beach & Golf Resort.
    This course:
  • Has all 18-holes of the newly renovated golf course open and available for play.
  • Is one of the finest championship courses in the Caribbean.
  • Plays 6,453 yards and features spacious fairways guarded by a beautiful network of lakes.
  • Has greens protected by a series of multiple mounds to create containment.
  • Features a minimum of sand bunkers making it a challenging but "resort friendly" course.
  • Has lakes and ponds tucked picturesquely throughout.
  • Encourages strong hitters to shave strokes with long, well-placed drives.
  • Par: 72, 6,453 Yards.

Nassau, Bahamas
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Ardastra Gardens & City Tour

    The Ardastra Gardens, Zoo and Conservation Center is part jungle, part garden and home to hundreds of mammals, birds and reptiles.
    On this excursion you will:
  • Enjoy a short ride to Ardastra, home to the Bahamas' largest collection of endangered land animals.
  • Follow over 5 acres of limestone pathways through a tropical paradise of brilliant bougainvillea, hibiscus and other exotic plants.
  • See the world's only trained flamingo show.
  • Feed beautiful South Pacific "Lory Parrots" by hand.
  • Take a narrated city tour to some of the historical monuments of the Bahamas, such as Fort Fincastle.
  • Admire the Queen's staircase, honoring Queen Victoria's reign.
  • Visit the Straw Market, a haven for unique island gifts and souvenirs.

Nassau, Bahamas
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Nassau Atlantis Aquaventure Tour

    Be among the first to discover a new world of fun and excitement on this full-day Atlantis adventure.
    On this excursion you will:
  • Disembark a short distance to the Atlantis Resort.
  • Begin with a 20-minute water ferry ride through the historical harbor of Nassau to Paradise Island.
  • Be escorted on a tour of the grounds as you discover Atlantis.
  • See the exhilarating new waterscape of pools, water coasters, body slides and rivers, making it the largest water-themed attraction in the Caribbean.
  • Explore the resort's 141-acre waterscape comprised of 20 million gallons of fresh and seawater with more than 50,000 fascinating sea creatures.
  • Feel the magic of a fabled world long lost in time as you explore the maze of archaeological ruins called The Dig.
  • Conclude your tour at the Day Visitor Center, just beyond the Royal Towers.
  • Ride the four adrenaline-inducing water slides among a mile long rapids and wave river.
  • Experience the thrills of the towering Mayan temple's five water slides and the 7-story Power Tower.
  • Grab an inner tube and join the fun!
  • Spend the afternoon relaxing in the warm tropical sun, plunging into the refreshing waters of a swimming pool or pristine beach.
  • Enjoy the formal splendor of the Royal Baths Pool or the relaxed atmosphere and fun of the Lazy River pool.
  • Have lunch at one of the several outdoor or indoor eateries and spend the rest of the day as you like.
  • At the 7-acre Paradise Lagoon, you can arrange for non-motorized water sports and rent water bikes, kayaks, water hammocks and snorkeling equipment.
  • Visit the Caribbean's largest casino or embark on a shopping expedition and stroll through over 20 colorful shops in the Marina Village.

Nassau, Bahamas
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Blackbeard's Treasure Beach Snorkeling Tour

    Live the "pirate life" for a day as you search for treasure and relax in a private island oasis.
    On this excursion you will:
  • Take a short boat ride to one of the most pristine white sand beaches in the Bahamas.
  • Explore and enjoy this private island's powder-white sand, comfy beach chairs and the crystalline turquoise waters.
  • Find hidden treasure sparkling in the sand and beneath the water.
  • Don your snorkeling gear and set off on your search for treasure.
  • Take each piece you find back to Nassau and trade for a host of specials at select venues downtown.
  • Enjoy lunch from the grill and still have time for a game of beach volleyball or basketball.
  • End with a scenic ride back to the charming bustle of downtown Nassau.

Nassau, Bahamas
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Dolphin Swim at Blue Lagoon Tour

    Don't miss this amazing opportunity to swim with a dolphin!
    On this tour you will:
  • Begin with a 30-minute scenic catamaran ride to the dolphin facility at Blue Lagoon Island.
  • Meet the dolphins and participate in an educational lecture before the interactive program begins.
  • Pet, kiss, hug and feed the dolphins in small groups.
  • Enjoy the program's incredible high speed 'foot push'!

Nassau, Bahamas
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Pirates of Nassau & Historical Highlights Tour

    "The best pirate attraction in the world" is how world pirate authority David Cordingly describes this attraction. Learn all about the pirates and see Nassau's highlights on this combination tour.
    On this tour you will:
  • First stop at the Queen's Staircase as your guide explains the significance of this creation and have the option to walk up to the top of the staircase and meet your taxi there.
  • Have the chance, while at the top of the staircase, to enjoy a brief visit to the Water Tower and Fort Fincastle.
  • Continue your tour, as you drive by Parliament Square, the Governor's Mansion, Gregory's Arch and some residential areas while your guide informs you about the island's history along the way.
  • Pass by Cable Beach and while you stop at Fort Charlotte for a short break, enjoy the opportunity to take some photos of the outside of this historical fort.
  • Then, continue on to the Pirates of Nassau and discover what life must have been like on the high seas in the 1700's. See a three-quarter-length replica schooner, as she would have been in 1716.
  • Walk through the lower decks and you may come face to face with the likes of Blackbeard, Capt. Woodes Rodgers and the women pirates, Ann Bonny and Mary Read.
  • Experience the golden age of piracy, as it's been recreated with exacting detail in an interactive attraction with your pirate guide leading the way.
  • Have the opportunity afterwards, to enter the courtyard where you can relax or purchase a pirate cocktail

Nassau, Bahamas
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Nassau Power Snorkel Adventure Tour

    Explore the amazing marine life of the Bahamas with your personal water scooter.
    On this tour you will:
  • Begin your adventure aboard a sleek double-deck catamaran, the M/V Blue Manta.
  • Listen to tropical island music as you cruise through Nassau harbour, enjoying a narrated tour which recants the history of one of the oldest waterfront cities in the western hemisphere.
  • Arrive at the power snorkel site where the crew will provide a short safety briefing and a demonstration on the operation of your scooter.
  • Enter the water with your guide and let your personal scooter propel you through the pristine waters, at speeds close to 3mph.
  • See beautiful corals and an enchanting display of marine life as you glide along in your undersea adventure.
  • Have the opportunity to purchase a bag of fish food to feed them and watch as they gather to savor the delicious treat you provided.
  • Bask in the sun on the uncovered top deck of the catamaran as you cruise back to the pier.

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