This is part 3 of our Carnival Cruise Bahamas series. If you missed the first 2 posts, check them out here: book a Carnival Cruise and foodie favorites. Now it’s time to talk about Carnival Nassau & Freeport excursions! After all, you’re cruising somewhere, right? So you might as well embrace the destination by partaking in a fun activity or two! Here are some of our favorite Carnival Bahamas excursions.
The Best Carnival Bahamas Excursions in Nassau & Freeport
This is a partnered post for #CruisingCarnival. All opinions are my own.
The Bahamas has tranquil blue water for miles and beautiful surroundings, but there are also a lot of fun activities to do off the ship. Wondering what excursions are available for travelers in the Bahamas?
Here are our top picks for Nassau and Freeport Bahamas.
Carnival Nassau Excursions
Relax and soak up the warm Caribbean sun at the world-famous Atlantis Resort!
Select from multiple shore excursions at Atlantis Resort including:
A Beach Day with reserved seating, then explore the resort on your where you can shop, dine and more.
Not up for the beach? Choose the guided Discover Atlantis tour where your guide escorts you through the Ruins Lagoon, a recreation of the sunken streets of mythical Atlantis, and The Dig, a replica of an archeological excavation site. Visit the Predator Lagoon, where you will view sharks, barracuda and many other creatures from the deep.
Want to swim with the fish? Atlantis offers a Snorkel Experience where you can don a wetsuit and snorkel in world’s largest open-air marine habitat.
Atlantis Aquaventure allows guests to explore the largest water-themed attraction in the Caribbean. Ride four adrenaline-inducing water slides among a mile long rapids and wave river. Experience the thrills of the towering Mayan temple’s five water slides and the 7-story Power Tower. Relax in the warm tropical sun, plunging into the refreshing waters of a swimming pool or pristine beach.
Or opt for a swim with the dolphins at the Atlantis Dolphin Cay. They offer shallow and deep water dolphin excursions.
Not interested in visiting the resort? Book a Catamaran Sail & Snorkel shore excursion aboard a stylish, 110-passenger catamaran. It’s one of the featured Carnival Bahamas excursions. Take a relaxing 30 minute journey before plunging into the crystal-clear waters below while you snorkel with the fishes.
Many of the Carnival Bahamas excursions are family-friendly, so bring the kids along! Or you can elect to keep them at the popular Carnival Camp Ocean, while you venture off on your own.
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Freeport, Bahamas Excursions
Discover the colorful reefs and their inhabitants in the waters surrounding Freeport in a Reef Dive excursion. Enjoy a 60-80 ft. dive as you explore the amazing marine life in the reefs and wrecks.
Looking for something more basic? Try the Discover Scuba and Beach Day excursion where guests are introduced to the Scuba world. Gear up and take a basic dive course, then head to the shore to explore, followed by food and relaxing on the beach.
You can also Swim with the Dolphins or book a Dolphin Close Encounter excursion. Enjoy a 20-minute boat ride through the beautiful canals of Grand Bahama Island then arrive at Sanctuary Bay where you’ll have an opportunity to swim with the dolphins in the open ocean. Or elect for the encounter where you’ll also visit Sanctuary Bay, a natural 9-acre lagoon and home to fourteen Atlantic Bottlenose Dolphins. Interact with the dolphins on a 3 foot deep platform.
One of the featured Carnival Bahamas excursions in Freeport is the Beach Getaway where guests will spend a day in paradise. Swim in the crystal Caribbean waters; participate in activities based both on land or water. This inclusive package includes an open bar and a delicious Bahamian buffet.
Which Bahamas excursion will you be booking?
*some photos courtesy of Carnival.com
Lauryn R says
What a beautiful tropical vacation spot!! I definitely want to take my kids someday. 🙂 Thank you so much for sharing!
The boys are still thanking us for taking them, so I highly recommend taking the kids on a cruise. It’s SO fun!
Denise Hoyle says
Looks like you guys had so much fun! I’ve never been on a cruise but I need to get to planning one!
Maria H says
Looks like you guys had a great time!! Love the pics!
justin tan says
Swim with the Dolphins or book a Dolphin Close Encounter Excursion simply because we’re dolphins lovers!!!
Melissa Au says
That looks absolutely amazing. I have always wanted to take my kids on a cruise.
These pictures are beautiful! I’m looking to plan a family vacation for the summer and this sure looks like a place to look into!
Honey + Lime (@honeyandlimeco) says
I’ve never swam with dolphins, and that Atlantis Adventure looks awesome!
I would love to try snorkeling. It is one of the things on my bucket list. The beach getaway sounds like a lot of fun too!
Nidhi Chauhan says
Looks like your family had so much fun. I love tropical vacation. hope I get a chance to go for such fun vacation with my family soon.