SHORE EXCURSIONS

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    Lucaya Kayak & Beach Tour

    Grand Bahama Island, Bahamas

    Duration 6 hrs

    A short narrated bus ride from the Freeport Harbor will bring you to one of the happiest places on Grand Bahama, Lucayan National Park. Lucayan National Park boasts one of the largest underwater cave ecosystems in the world. You’ll learn about the park’s unique geological features and ecosystems on this fascinating eco-tour in a kayak.


    After receiving paddling instructions, your guide will assist you to safely board your kayak. Then, board your kayak and paddle along the mangrove forest, and marvel at natural geological wonders. After kayaking, we are on our way to enjoy the sun, sand and sea at Gold Rock Beach. Here, you have the opportunity to swim in the turquoise waters, stroll the beautiful beach, and spread a towel on the powdery white sand to relax.


    After your relaxing beach experience, take a bus ride over to the beautiful Garden of the Groves where you can meander through the garden, shop or grab a bite to eat.


    Need to Know:

    Note: Min age 6 and max weight combined 480 lbs. Wear your bathing suit and bring a towel. No flip-flops. Bring water and sun protection. Food and beverages are not included and are at guest’s expense.
    • Adult from: $149.00 USD
    • Child from: $119.00 USD
    DURATION 6 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
    • Weight
    • Age
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    The Swimming Pigs Tour

    Grand Bahama Island, Bahamas

    Duration 4 hrs

    Swim in the crystal-clear waters off Grand Bahama with a passel of cute, friendly pigs and then spend time shopping at the largest open-air marketplace in the Bahamas.


    After departing from the pier, you will enjoy a scenic drive along the western tip of Grand Bahama Island. Along the way to Deadman’s Reef at Crystal Beach, you will hear about the wild pigs that inhabit this part of the island. It’s not known exactly why or when pigs were introduced to Grand Bahama, but it will become obvious that their descendants have thrived.


    Once you wade into the shallow waters, you can expect the pigs to follow, knowing that food awaits. The guide will show you how to feed the pigs and the best ways to interact with them while swimming. The pigs couldn’t be friendlier, cuter or more enthusiastic about the attention. You might even learn their names, as many of the pigs are regulars.


    Following this unusual experience, you will enjoy free time in Port Lucaya Marketplace, the largest open-air shopping and dining venue in the Bahamas. The marketplace has dozens of duty-free shops, two straw markets, two craft centers and a variety of restaurants.


    You might shop for exquisite jewelry, designer fashions and fine leather goods. There are several art galleries well worth browsing for local paintings and watercolors. The marketplace also offers all sorts of dining options and cuisines.


    • Adult from: $119.00 USD
    • Child from: $99.00 USD
    DURATION 4 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 1
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    Biking Adventure

    Grand Bahama Island, Bahamas

    Duration 6 hrs

    Take a leisurely 12 1/2 mile bike tour along the island. Learn about the local history through a seaside native settlement. Visit the tropical Garden of the Groves and lunch under a huge fig tree overlooking the waterfalls. There is time to enjoy the gardens or shop for handcrafted goods, fragrances, books and locally made straw work. Then visit Grand Bahama’s finest beach where you can take a refreshing swim or just relax.


    Need to Know:

    Note: Participants must be at least 12 years of age and a minimum height of 4’11”. Two types of bikes are available: comfort cruisers and mountain bikes. Bring your swimsuit and a towel.
    • Adult from: $139.00 USD
    • Child from: $109.00 USD
    DURATION 6 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
    • Age
    • Height
    • Meal
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    Bahamas Jeep Safari

    Grand Bahama Island, Bahamas

    Duration 5 1/2 hrs

    See the best of Grand Bahama Island on this adventurous jeep tour. A short bus ride from the pier will take you to your waiting jeep. Your adventure begins as you hop into your jeep and drive off, on the left side of the road, following British tradition. Enjoy a narrated tour of the city highlights with stops at points of interest - all this while learning about the island’s history, original Indian inhabitants and the early settlers.


    Visit the beautiful Garden of the Groves where you'll relax under a huge fig tree overlooking the waterfalls while enjoying lunch. Stroll through the lovely gardens, browse boutique shops featuring locally made arts and crafts and see artisans create native straw work. Your journey continues to one of Grand Bahama’s finest beaches where you can take a dip in the crystal clear water.


    Need to Know:

    Note: Participants must be at least 12 years of age. Guests wishing to drive must be at least 25 years of age and present a valid driver's license. Four guests per jeep; jeeps have manual or automatic transmission. Jeep will travel on unpaved roads at times and the ride will be bumpy. This excursion is not recommended for pregnant women or guests with back/neck injuries.


    Swimsuit, towel, camera, sunscreen, and strap sandals or closed toe comfortable walking shoes are recommended. Guests must sign a waiver release form.

    • Adult from: $169.00 USD
    • Child from: $129.00 USD
    DURATION 5 1/2 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 1
    • Meal
    • Age
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    Dolphin Close Encounter

    Grand Bahama Island, Bahamas

    Duration 3 1/2 hrs

    Enjoy a once in a lifetime kiss and hug from one of our Atlantic Bottlenose Dolphins. This is an interactive program that is fun and educational, ideal for non-swimmers and families with young kids.


    Upon arrival at Sanctuary Bay, one of the most natural and largest protected dolphin facilities in the world, you will begin your dolphin encounter. Learn about these amazing creatures as our professional dolphin trainers conduct an educational orientation. Interact with these friendly dolphins while they splash and jump around you, and then step on to a 3 foot deep submerged platform where you will touch, kiss and hug a dolphin.


    Before you depart, don’t forget to say hello to the many tortoise’s that live on the property and have your photo with one of the colorful parrots. Our photographers will be on hand to capture your time with the dolphins and photos are available through our website after your program.


    Need to Know:

    Note: Participants of all ages are welcomed; children 3 years of age and under are free and those 16 years of age and under must be accompanied by a participating parent or guardian. Guests are not permitted to wear tanning oils or excessive amounts of sunscreen. Jewelry should be removed for the safety of the dolphins. Snacks, beverages and photos will be available for purchase upon your return to the facility. Guests must sign a waiver release form. Photographers will be taking photos while you interact with the dolphins, available for purchase after the program. This facility does not offer an observer or ride along program. Pregnant women are not permitted to participate on this tour.
    • Adult from: $179.00 USD
    • Child from: $135.00 USD
    DURATION 3 1/2 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
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    Dolphin Swim

    Grand Bahama Island, Bahamas

    Duration 3 1/2 hrs

    Enjoy a once in a lifetime chance to swim, kiss and hug an Atlantic Bottlenose Dolphin. This is an interactive program that is fun and educational, suitable for people 55” or taller.


    Upon arrival at Sanctuary Bay, one of the most natural and largest protected dolphin facilities in the world, you will begin your dolphin swim. Learn about these amazing creatures our professional dolphin trainers conduct an educational orientation. Guests will enter the water 6 at a time, free form swim with the dolphins, dive under the surface or swim side by side. Our trainers will instruct you on proper use of hand signals for some extra fun with the dolphins. Finally, have your moment to kiss and hug the dolphins while our professional photographers capture the memory forever. This program is conducted in approximately 12 ft of water, you will be provided with a life vest(optional) and swim fins.


    Before you depart, don’t forget to say hello to the many tortoise’s that live on the property and have your photo with one of the colorful parrots. Our photographers will be on hand to capture your time with the dolphins and photos are available through our website after your program. Please note: pregnant women are not permitted to participate on this tour.


    Need to Know:

    Note: Participants must be a minimum height of 4’ 7” and be able to swim. Fins are provided. Children 16 years of age and under must be accompanied by a participating parent or guardian. Observers are not permitted. This tour is not advised for pregnant women. Snacks, beverages and photos will be available for purchase upon your return to the facility. Guests must sign a waiver release form. Photographers will be taking photos while you interact with the dolphins, available for purchase after the program. This facility does not offer an observer or ride along program.
    • Adult from: $279.00 USD
    • Child from: $245.00 USD
    DURATION 3 1/2 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
    • Age
    • Height
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    Garden Of The Groves

    Grand Bahama Island, Bahamas

    Duration 4 hrs

    Upon arrival, you’ll have the option of a guided tour or to explore on your own. Interpretive signs highlight this lush tropical landscape with trees and flowers from around the world. You’ll find a replica of the original chapel from the early logging days, tranquil lagoons with cascading waterfalls and an open-air cafe deck.


    Local artisans display their arts and crafts. Walk down into the cool fern grove and marvel at the magnificent limestone boulders that tower to both sides of your trail! You may also want to relax out on deck where Bahamian drinks and food can be purchased. After your visit to the gardens you’ll be transported to Port Lucaya Marketplace for shopping.


    Need to Know:

    Note: Sunscreen and insect repellent are recommended. If shuttle is missed, guests must return at their own expense.
    • Adult from: $69.00 USD
    • Child from: $59.00 USD
    DURATION 4 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 1
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    Off Road ATV & Beach

    Grand Bahama Island, Bahamas

    Duration 5 1/2 hrs

    This tour has something for everyone. Go sightseeing, ride an ATV, visit a tropical garden and swim at one of Freeport's finest beach spots. On your way to the ATV base enjoy a narrated sightseeing tour of Freeport. Receive a safety briefing and gear before setting off with your guide along winding trails through forests and dense vegetation. Continue your ATV ride along a beach trail. Stops along the way will introduce you to the environment, history and culture of the island.


    After the ATV ride visit the adjacent tropical Garden of the Groves. Restaurant and bar services are available at your own expense under a very large, shaded deck. Afterwards, hop on a bus for a swim at one of Freeport's finest beach spots.


    Need to Know:

    Note: Participants must be at least 21 years old with a max weight of 300lbs. This tour is not recommended for pregnant women, guests with back/neck injuries and/or heart conditions. A valid driver's license is required and must be presented to the operator in order to participate. This tour can operate in reverse.
    • Adult from: $149.00 USD
    • Child from: $149.00 USD
    DURATION 5 1/2 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
    • Age
    • Weight

Please note: The information in this document was current at time of printing. Tour descriptions and prices vary by ship and sailing date and are subject to change without notice. Log into My NCL for the applicable information specific to your cruise.

Printed on Thursday, January 27, 2022 at 04:18am