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Balmoral Island Dolphin Encounter & Beach Day
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This experience is the perfect opportunity to escape the over-crowded pools of other dolphin programs and interact with Balmoral’s dolphins right from the beach as you enjoy a private island getaway.
Upon arrival on the island, you will be greeted by the staff and then walk down to the water and wade out to a waist-deep depth where you will have an up-close meeting with your dolphin. For approximately the next 30 minutes, your trainer will introduce you to your dolphin, answer all your questions, demonstrate simple as well as more complex behaviors and take time for a kiss from your dolphin. A photo capturing that moment can be purchased at the end of your encounter.
The rest of the day is then yours to enjoy by doing as much or as little as you please. On the sugar white beach, you can lounge on your included lounge chair or enjoy the refreshing azure blue Bahamian water. You’ll have unlimited complimentary use of noodles, and inner-tubes are available as well. Additional non-motorized water activities including snorkel gear and kayaks are available for rent. There is also a heated fresh water pool nearby. For added luxury, there are a limited number of poolside cabanas for rent in four hour increments, on a first come basis.
When it’s time to quench your thirst, there are several different bars on the island, each with its own mood, including a frozen tropical drink bar where frozen margaritas, daiquiris and Pina coladas await. For food options, The Market offers something for everyone, from small snacks to complete meals of fresh sandwiches, salads and wraps. The Market even features the only Starbucks® on a private island.
For your convenience, restrooms are located around the island as well as fresh water showers and foot baths. Umbrellas are available on the beach on a first-come basis and there is plenty of shade to be found on one of the patios or bars.
Need to Know:
Note: This tour includes a limited amount of walking, primarily at the guests’ discretion on the island. There will be a 10-minute walk to and from the meeting point and once on the island, surfaces there are asphalt and sand. The tour is not available to wheelchair guests. Swimwear; sun cap; sunglasses; bio-degradable sunscreen (for the health of the marine life and coral); a towel; cash or credit cards (no AMEX) for optional purchases; and flat, comfortable beach shoes are recommended. For the welfare of the dolphins, loose items such as jewelry and cameras or items with a strap cannot be taken into the water. Storage will be provided during your interaction. The minimum age to participate is 5 years old and children 5-17 years old must be accompanied by one paying adult on the island who will also sign the waiver for them. Food and alcohol cannot be brought onto the island and any food or alcohol discovered upon arrival at the island will be confiscated and disposed of. There are no lifeguards on duty and guests who participate in any water activities do so at their own risk and responsibility. Guests not on a marine encounter will not have access to the marine encounter / habitat area. Personal photos cannot be taken in the marine encounter / habitat area; however, at the conclusion of your encounter, a photo CD or video will be available for purchase. Please only bring what you need. The operator reserves the right to cancel the tour for weather related conditions or safety concerns.
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Tours with this activity level involve walking over relatively level terrain, possibly some cobblestone, gravel, or a few steps. Comfortable shoes are recommended.
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