Shore Excursion Details

Balmoral Island Dolphin Swim & Beach Day

Nassau, Bahamas

Balmoral Island Dolphin Swim & Beach Day


  • 41/2
    hrs Estimate Duration
  • Family Recommended
  • Age

This experience will be unlike any other dolphin interaction. When we say swim with the dolphins, we don’t mean stand around in a pool, we mean swim among dolphins!

Upon arrival on the island, you will be greeted by the staff and the hostess will indicate the time of your Dolphin Swim, then you will fill out the required paperwork and waiver, get your life jacket, receive a detailed orientation. Following that, you’ll 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 15 minutes, your trainer will introduce you to your dolphin, answer all your questions, demonstrate some behaviors, and take time for a photo with the dolphin that can be purchased at the end of your encounter.

Next, you will swim with the dolphins. For approximately 30 minutes you will have a free swim in the natural habitat while dolphins swim around, under and occasionally by you. You will hear the noises they make to communicate amongst themselves and their natural interactions with each other. Due to Government protocol, there will be social distancing in all programs. No observers will be allowed in the Marine Park.

Following your unforgettable dolphin experience, 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. A bar is open, and a small snack menu is available for purchase to be ordered and served to your beach chair without contact.

For your convenience, restrooms are located around the island as well as freshwater showers and foot baths. Umbrellas are available on the beach on a first-come basis.

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. Participants must be able to swim. The tour is not available to wheelchair guests. Swimwear, hat, sunglasses, bio-degradable sunscreen (for the health of the marine life and coral), bring a towel, cash, or credit cards (no AMEX) for optional purchases and water 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. Lockers will be provided during your interaction. The minimum age to participate is 7, 7-12 year old’s must have an adult on the tour and 13-year-old and guests under 18 must be accompanied by one paying adult. 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. 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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Excursion Type:

Wildlife Tours

Activity Level:

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Tours with this activity level involve a considerable amount of physical activity such as substantial walking over cobblestone streets, uneven or steep terrain, climbing stairs, or extended periods of standing. Not recommended for guests with physical limitations. Comfortable, sturdy shoes are recommended.
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