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Excursion 'BALMORAL ISLAND: ENCOUNTER WITH RAYS AND A DAY ON THE BEACH'

Description

A thrilling tour of the private Balmoral Island offering relaxation on the beach or by the pool, sports activities and above all else, the chance to see the rays up-close in their natural habitat and interact with them.



What we will see
  • Balmoral Island: encounter with rays
  • Snorkelling
  • Relaxation on beach or by the heated swimming pool
  • Bar and shops selling small snacks or full meals


What we will do
  • Once we arrive on*Balmoral Island*, a genuine tropical paradise just over a kilometre from the coast and far from the confusion of the centre of Nassau, we will be welcomed by the staff and divided into small groups for the ray encounter*. The rays on the south may grow up to a metre in diameter and Balmoral Island is the only place in Nassau where it is possible to interact with these animals.
  • After signing a release form, the guide will provide some information on the rays and on how to approach them. Lasting about 30 minutes, our instructor will "present" us with the rays allowing us to cuddle, feed and support them for a photo, which we can then buy at the end of the tour.
  • For the sportier people, it is possible to hire snorkelling equipment to able to see the rays in their natural habitat.
  • We can spend the rest of the day relaxing on the beach sunbathing on our sun loungers or diving into the blue waters.
  • Providing an alternative to the beach, we can dive into the nearby heated swimming pool.
  • There are four bars on the island, each with its own style, amongst which a bar serving iced tropical drinks which include margaritas, daiquiris and piña coladas. The shops offer a large selection of products for everybody: ranging from small snacks to full meals fresh rolls, salads, sandwiches and the only Starbucks in the world on a private island.
When would you like to leave?
Adult € 55.00
Child (3-13 old) € 38.50
Length 4 1/2 hours approximately
Level Easy Easy
Type Water Activity Water Activity
Recommended for families Recommended for families
 
What you need to know
  • We recommend that you book early because only a limited number of places are available.
  • Minimum age: 5 years.
  • This excursion is not recommended to pregnant women.
  • Do not forget to bring swimwear, a towel, sunglasses and sun cream.
  • This excursion is not recommended for guests with mobility problems.
  • Minors between 5 and 7 years of age must be accompanied by a paying adult.
  • You must be able to swim.
  • Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a paying adult, whom will be asked to fill in and sign a release form.
  • To drink alcohol on the island you must be over 21 years of age.
  • You cannot bring food and alcoholic drinks on the island. All types of food and alcoholic drinks will be confiscated.
  • A lifeguard service is not provided and guests going into the water enter at their own risk.
  • You cannot take photos in the marine natural park.
  • During the sting ray encounter, you cannot enter the water wearing jewellery or hanging items.
  • Small lockers are available to guests during the sting ray encounter only.
  • We recommend bringing only that which you really require.
  • We recommend using biodegradable sun creams in order to protect the marine life and corals.
  • Additional water activities such as kayaking and paddle boarding are available on-site subject to payment.
  • Toilets, showers with clean water and fountains to rinse your sandy feet are available at various areas on the island.
  • Limited number of huts available to rent for 4 hours are also available.
  • A limited number of parasols are available on the beach, however there are plenty of shady areas under the pergolas or in the bars.
  • The boats returning to the city leave regularly during the afternoon, so you can best plan your day in Nassau.
  • To protect the sting rays, you cannot enter the water wearing small items such as jewellery and cameras.
  • Small lockers are available to guests during the excursion.