Balmoral Island, Nassau

3.2
#2 of 6 in Nature in Nassau
Get up close and personal with some marine life as you bask in the sun at Balmoral Island. Featuring water as clear as a teardrop, the beach has a reputation as a great snorkeling location. Head to the wooden pier, which sits just off shore, and view dolphins and stingrays from up above, or plunge into the pool to get up close and personal with the majestic creatures. Find beach umbrellas, which provide ample shade from the sun, lining the pristine white sand. Head to one of the nearby bars for a refreshing drink. Put Balmoral Island into our Nassau route planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • We did the dolphin encounter as part of an excursion from the Carnival Elation. We had a great time, the boat ride is 20-30 minutes each way, so plan for that. We had already visited Nassau on another cruise (Carnival Fascination) so it was great to get a different experience. The beaches and pools were really nice. We took the second to last ferry back, did some quick shopping and returned to the cruise ship in plenty of time for 4:30. My only complaint is the dolphin encounter is like $100 a person and they don't let you take any photos so you have to buy the photos, which are another $100.
  • Cute little beach. It is very private. Where we docked, there was only a market and Starbucks, but there also is a bar or two. I like that it's so small that you can clearly hear the dj from the little beach area (or you go on the dance floor). There are chairs with umbrellas, and i gave this four stars because there are some huge rocks around where the chairs are, so u have to be extremely careful going to and from the beach.
  • I am giving the food and beverage vendor's a 2 because they are way over priced. I give the the dolphin trainer's a 10 because not only were they polite but truly knowledgeable in regards to these mammals and you leave there with not a greater understanding of these mammals but more respect for their domain as well!!!!
  • Beautiful water and fun Swim with the Stingrays experience. Dolphin swim here as well. Pictures are not permitted though and the price they want for pictures they take off you when the dolphins ans Stingrays are horrendously priced
  • In 15 years of cruising, BEST excursion ever!! Roscoe was our trainer and Vin was our dolphin!! Roscoe was full of knowledge and taught us so much. We had such an amazing time! My 7 yr old granddaughter was so giddy the whole time. The beaches are beautiful and had a great time on the beach as well. But beware of our the cost of the food and drinks!!! We bought 2 4-pc chicken meals, a chicken sandwich meal (all came with fries) and 4 drinks and it was $84!!!!!! Wow!! Totally wasn't expecting that and you're on their island so you pay what they ask... A bottle of water is $5!! The dolphin encounter totally made up for it!!

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