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Half-Day & Full-Day Cruises in The Bahamas

Posted by: Nassau Paradise Island on June 9, 2014

Welcome to our boating and sailing blog series! With so many exciting boating and sailing adventures for you to explore on your trip to Nassau Paradise Island, we thought it would be great to showcase the different companies, and packages, you can try on your vacation. From deserted beaches, to snorkeling, and lunchtime beach BBQ’s—there’s a whole other view of The Bahamas waiting for you to discover!

Barefoot Sailing CruisesBarefoot Sailing Cruises
Offering some of the best snorkeling
and boating adventures in The Bahamas, Barefoot Sailing Cruises’ extraordinary sailing menu has a tour for every sailor and beach lover!

Half-day Sail & Snorkeling Adventure
Sail out to a beautiful coral reef where the anchor will be dropped and you can snorkel
or swim at your leisure. Snorkel gear is included, and a professional snorkeling instructor is available for guidance. Complimentary water, fruit punch, iced tea, and lemonade is available throughout the trip; snacks and rum punch are provided on the boat ride back. Barefoot Sailing Cruises also offers hotel transfers from most hotels (check with Barefoot Sailing Cruises for details.) Dates: Offered most days. Times: 9:00am-12:15pm and 1:00-4:15pm Cost: $115 for Adults and $95 for Kids (12 and under).

If you’re looking to sneak in some beach time along with your snorkeling trip, Barefoot Sailing Cruises also offers a Sail & Snorkeling & Beach Adventure, where you’ll make a stop at a private beach for some relaxation, and water play. The Sail & Snorkeling & Beach Adventure tour includes all the same perks, and snacks, as the Sail & Snorkel Adventure.

Nassau Paradise Island - Snorkeling

All Day Snorkel Island Cruise
Start your full day tour at 10:00am, where you’ll board the Barefoot Sailing Cruises boat, and play castaway for a day. On your way, you’ll be offered complimentary coffee and donuts as you watch the beautiful Bahamas fade away in the distance.

Once you arrive at a secluded beach, feel free to relax on the boat, soak up the sun on the beach, and snorkel or swim in the crystal clear water—it’s your vacation, do what your heart desires! But unlike real life castaways, you won’t go hungry on this tour; for lunch, Barefoot Sailing Cruises will cook up a feast of BBQ chicken, ribs, potato salad, fruit punch, iced tea and bottled water all day long. If you’re still hungry after lunch, you can indulge in fruit and chocolates for an afternoon snack.

Once your big island day is over, you’ll board back onto the boat where you’ll be served rum punch to sip as you sail back to the real world. Don’t forget to snap shots of your favorite castaway pose and share them with us! Dates: Offered most days. Times: 10:00am to 4:00pm Cost: $140 for Adults & $115 for Kids (12 and under).

Sandy Toes Rose Island

If you are not yet convinced that sailing is a “must-do” in The Bahamas, then Sandy Toes Rose Island surely will. Sail out to a secluded island just off the coast of Nassau Paradise Island where you can choose to spend a full-day snorkeling, lazing in a hammock garden, or lying in the sun soaking up some much-needed Vitamin D. Leave all your worries behind and get in the island state-of-mind!

The full-day Sandy Toes Rose Island tour includes a welcome drink upon arrival, guided snorkeling adventure, and beach activities plus a lunch buffet of grouper fingers, hot dogs, peas n’ rice, mixed salad, and much more! Complimentary non-alcoholic drinks are provided to keep you hydrated, but bring some cash for the bar—you might want a to share drink or two with some fellow travelers (or new friends!). Don’t forget to pack your own towel, swimsuit, and sunscreen. Dates: Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. Times: 10:00am-3:45pm Cost: $79

Flying Cloud Catamaran Cruises

Located at the Paradise Island Ferry Terminal, Flying Cloud Catamaran Cruises is a “must-do” on your vacation. Sail through the pristine turquoise waters of The Bahamas in a 57’ catamaran.

Flying Cloud Catamaran Cruises Half-Day Cruise
Spend a morning or afternoon sailing out to a secluded beach where you can swim and snorkel at your own leisure. Don’t worry, snorkeling equipment is provided free of charge (and lessons, if you need them).
Each tour lasts around three hours, and complimentary rum punch and soda are included. Dates: Monday to Saturday *Morning tours are not given on Mondays. Times: 9:30am and 2:00pm Cost: $70 per person, children are half price.

Sunday Cruise
Beach, snorkeling and sailing—get the whole package! Similar to Flying Cloud Catamaran’s Half-Day Tour, the Sunday Cruise gives you the option to snorkel and sail plus time to enjoy the beach. Running about five hours long, this tour also gives you the chance to explore Rose Island and its beautiful coral reefs. The best part? A beach BBQ featuring a chicken-and-ribs buffet with salads, Bahamian peas n’ rice, and tropical fruit. Snorkeling equipment is included. Dates: Sundays Time: 10:00am Cost: $85 per person, children are half price.


Embark on an underwater journey around Nassau Paradise Island. Discover legendary shipwrecks and amazing coral reefs, and swim with stunning tropical fish and marine animals. Come explore the wonders of the sea with us. Diving and snorkeling is better in The Bahamas!
Nassau Paradise Island snorkeling

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