Shore Excursion Details

Balmoral Island Stingray & Beach Day

Nassau, Bahamas

Balmoral Island Stingray & Beach Day


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

This experience is the perfect opportunity to get up-close with stingrays right from the beach as you enjoy a private island getaway. The Southern Stingray can grow up to four feet in diameter and Balmoral Island is the only location in Nassau where you can interact with this species of ray.

Upon arrival on the island, you will be greeted by the staff, the hostess will indicate the time of your Stingray Encounter and then you will be given a short orientation, and then break into smaller groups for your stingray encounter. After filling out the required paperwork and waiver, your guide will give you an orientation on the stingrays and what to expect. You will then walk down to the water and wade out to a waist-deep depth where you will have an up-close meeting with a ray.

For approximately the next 30 minutes, your trainer will introduce you to the ray, let you pet it, feed it, and even hold it for a photo that can be purchased later. Our island follows security measures of social distancing to guarantee the safety and security of our guests. No observers will be allowed in the Marine Park.

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. The tour is not available to wheelchair guests. Swimwear; sun cap; 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 flat, comfortable beach shoes are recommended. For the welfare of the stingrays, 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 5-11 must have an adult on the tour and 12-year-old - 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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Excursion Type:

Wildlife Tours

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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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