The ferry terminal on nearby Paradise Island serves as the departure point for excursions to Blue Lagoon Island from Nassau. You can get to Paradise Island in one of three ways: hike up and over the bridge, take a taxi, or ride a ferry from Woodes Rogers Wharf in downtown Nassau.
Upon arrival at Paradise Island Ferry Terminal, climb aboard your boat and during the scenic cruise that takes you through Nassau’s historic harbor, capture prime views of mansions, yachts and smaller islands nearby.
Soon you’ll also have elite status when you arrive at Blue Lagoon Island (aka Salt Cay), a private and secluded tropical island surrounded by clear turquoise waters. Enjoy access to its beaches, facilities, and nature and marine parks.
On this day, the only item on your to-do list is ‘relax and have fun.’ Sprawl out onto the velvety sand and work hard on that tan, or snooze on a double hammock under the breezy shade of coconut palm trees.
Swim in the hidden turquoise lagoon, or float lazily on an inner tube, which you can pick up from the island’s main facility, along with noodles and unsinkable mats. Perhaps you’d like to take on more water adventures — rent a kayak, water bike or snorkeling gear, or check out the coral reefs teeming with brightly colored fish on a snorkeling tour (own expense).
Amble without direction and explore the island’s lush vegetation, hearing native birds cawing along the way. Maybe stumble into the game area, and spike a volleyball or challenge friends and family to a match of ping-pong or foosball. The quieter ones in your group can play chess or board games.
When it’s time to eat, dig into a burger or hot dog, and wash it down with cool juice or lemonade. At the beach bar, you can purchase pina coladas, daiquiris, other cocktails, a selection of local and imported beers, water and soda. Try sky juice, a Bahamian specialty combining coconut water, condensed milk and gin.
After lunch, maybe wander inside the marine park and watch braying sea lions or dolphins frolicking with visitors. When your perfect day or afternoon on the beach draws to a close, return to the docks and board the catamaran, which takes you back to Paradise Island Ferry Terminal.
Sample lunch menu (subject to change):
Choose one of the following:
• Eight-ounce angus beef burger
• Eight-ounce angus beef cheeseburger
• Quarter-pound all-beef hot dog
• Chicken burger (chicken breast)
• Veggie burgerSides and drinks:
• Fresh fruit
• Fruit punch
Nassau, Nassau, New Providence Island, Bahamas
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Even though the weather was bad, the trip was very punctual and well organized. Staff was beyond and above attentive. I had a really good time. The island is gorgeous.
We did the Royal Dolphin experience. It was fantastic! It would have been even better if there were a couple jacuzzis or warm showers on the island for us. We were freezing!!
They had limited number of inner tubes actually maybe 10 for 500 or so people .. the cruise ships get preferences so when you get there at 10 all the good seats are already taken
We booked well over a month in advance with a group of over 200 people. We had to wait an hour and half, most of us with small children for our boat. There was no apology or compensation given, we booked a 10:15 tour our bracelets indicated 9:30. The boat arrived after 11. No reason or explanation. Many of the people in our group simply asked for refunds and went elsewhere. I do not recommend this excursion, if you are in the Bahamas for a limited time (such as we were with a cruise). The island is beautiful but the waiting and waiting was a complete waste of the morning and late afternoon.
The boat ride over was overbooked and we had to wait too long to get to our destination. The boat ride over was the hilights of the trip. The beach was so crowded and found myself wanting to leave on the next boat back to paradise island. The snorkeling was cancelled due to the weather so that was also another disappointment. I would not do this again for money I spent, I felt it wasn’t worth it.
Arrived two hours later than planned due to delayed ferry. Very crowded and very long lines for drinks and food.
While the island and area was beautiful, this excursion as a whole was completely not worth the cost. Our ferry didn't arrive on time to take us over to the island in the morning...by the time we got there and waited in line the very long line for lunch, we had less than an hour to enjoy the beach before having to head back on board the ferry to our ship. There wasn't even enough time to enjoy the attractions - so we basically paid way to much for a sandwich and very little time to relax. The staff members were all very friendly however the overall experience wasn't anywhere close to worth the cost.
It was way over crowded, and we essentially paid a lot of money for a horrible lunch. The lines were crazy long. We arrived at the departure location on time but still waited 1.5 hrs past the scheduled departure time for a ferry to take us to the lagoon. The trip was very stressful, and we couldn’t wait to leave. We will not be returning.
That made us miss half our day there. Time we were told to be there was different the the time we needed to be there so made for longer waiting time. Long line for food. All inclusive doesn’t mean all you can eat food/drinks. Should’ve been told to bring our own towels as there weren’t any there to use. We had to wait in line for a half hour to TRY to get a boat back in time. Basically, a lot of day in the sun wasted to stand in lines and wait around. We could’ve taken a boat from the port straight to blue lagoon for a few dollars more instead of the hassle to take a taxi to paradise island to then have to wait for a boat to take us there. Don’t book through viator! Pay the extra money to book from the boat. You’ll get there sooner and have more time there!
Our ferry was an hour delayed. By the time we got to the island it was lunchtime and all the chairs were taken. It was a total waste of $260.
Escape the bustle of Nassau and treat yourself to the ultimate beach day at Blue Lagoon Island, known officially as Salt Cay. Climb aboard a boat at nearby Paradise Island, cruise through Nassau’s historic harbor and disembark at Blue Lagoon Island. Dig your toes in the soft white sand, swim in the glittering lagoon or swing carefree in a hammock. Spot dolphins and sea lions inside the marine park, and make use of the island’s changing rooms, floating noodles and game area. When it’s time to eat, tuck into a delicious grilled lunch with refreshing fruit punch, lemonade or iced tea.