Considering purchasing the Dolphin Encounter at Blue Lagoon in Nassau. On Carnival's website it shows the excursion being 3-hours long. For anyone that has taken this excursion, can you stay at the Blue Lagoon after the dolphin encounter or must you go back to the ship as soon as it is over? Do you know the cost and is it worth it?
Hi Deb D
I am doing this excursion on June 8th and I will write a review when I get back about it. You may email me at the above address after June 11th and I will try to answer any questions you may have.
I took this tour with the Norwegian Dawn a year ago. It was spectacular. I bought the video. I bought the picture. I went a little crazy. it was and is a wonderful experience. I paid about $90.00 at that time. You take the boat over to the island. That's about 20 minutes. Then you get changed or put a wetsuit on or whatever and then they give you a speech about what to do, where to touch, etc. That's another 20 minutes or so. Then groups of 10 or so go in. You spend 20 minutes or so in the water. Hugging. Kissing. Dancing. The works. You learn a lot. And have a load of fun! Then after your encounter, you dry off, shop a little bit, buy the video or not, wait on group 2 and or 3 and then get back on the boat back to your ship. All in all, 3 hours. WE only had 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. so, we had no time to stay. You might. it is a lovely place to swim and lunch at if that is possible. Not sure how you get back to your ship after though. Taxi? Another boat? I suggest it highly. I would do it again. have a GREAT time!
If you're doing the encounter you're only in the water to about your knees. If you're doing the swim you're in a deep pool and everyone is required to wear a life vest.
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We are also doing this Encounter. We purchased it directly form the provider. An internet search of Dolphin Encounter Bahamas easily located it. It is about $35.00 per person cheaper than buying thru Carnival, and they offer an observation option for anyone in your party not interested in going in the water, for only $20.00.
We are going on 6/26. I'll check back when we return with some feed back.
Try and see how far you are from the Blue Lagoon beach also when you go. We are a group of 6 and only 3 want to do the Dolphin encounter, but we would like to go and meet up before returning if possible...........anyone know if this is possible or is the distance to much difference ?
I did the dolphin encounter at the Blue Lagoon--the encounter not the swim and we have a wonderful time. In regard to where the Blue Lagoon beach is to the encounter you are right next door to the beach. I did not see a way to the beach everything was roped off but I imagine you could ask someone and pay the additional cost and you could stay at the beach. Boats were coming and going while we were there.
Hope this helps.
I just got back on the Celebration Saturday. I have a price list that was given to us by Carnival. For the Dolphin Encounter at Blue Lagoon the cost is $109 per person.
I did not do any excursions. However, if you need prices for other excursions I do have the price sheet for Key West and Nassau.
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