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cals granny August 13th, 2011 11:09 AM

Atlantis question.
This will be about our 4th time in Bahamas but our first time going to Atlantis. My 7year old grandson and I always do ship booked excursions. Here's my question: The description of the excursion for Atlantis says it's a 15 minute walk to get there. I don't mind walking, but being overweight, I don't walk that fast and I don't want to get separated from the group. If we took a taxi, would we be dropped off closer? Or am I making a big deal out of nothing.

Never done an excursion on our own, but my grandson wants to see the Digs and Predator Lagoon. Can we get a taxi right off the ship?

Embarassing question...but I had to ask!:oops:

flowers August 13th, 2011 11:41 AM

Have you checked the price booking direct? I would check that as the entrance fee can be quite high. Yes, a taxi should be able to get you closer than a bus would park.

I would want to see the acquarium if I paid to get in, as I hear its spectacular.

Dwayne August 13th, 2011 12:09 PM

It is way too far to walk to. 15 minutes is a joke. They will have taxis grouping people together to go to Atlantis. I think it is $4. They will drop you at the entrance. There is no way I would walk to Atlantis from the terminal.

ScurvyDog August 13th, 2011 12:59 PM


Originally Posted by Dwayne (Post 1387012)
It is way too far to walk to. 15 minutes is a joke. They will have taxis grouping people together to go to Atlantis. I think it is $4. They will drop you at the entrance. There is no way I would walk to Atlantis from the terminal.

Ditto.... Do not walk. Take the taxi.

johnthed0g August 13th, 2011 01:06 PM

Can't help but I think your question has been answered...all I will add is DIY excursions give you more time at places & if the place you were going to is easy & close to the port why not?

Dwayne August 13th, 2011 01:16 PM

And as a follow up - Do not take the Water Taxi! It will leave you with more walking to do. Plus I don't think the darn things are safe.

Snoozeman August 13th, 2011 03:55 PM

The 15 minute walk must be from the bus parking lot or perhaps water taxi. It's a MUCH longer walk from the terminal.

As suggested by others a taxi will drop you right at the front door. Then pay for what you do once you get there.

BTW--they used to ONLY take credit cards, no cash, in the bars so be prepared. Even just for a coke.

Donna August 13th, 2011 04:13 PM

I agree, I think the 15 minute walk they are talking about is from the water taxi, that is about right, but by taking a regular taxi, they will drop you off at the front door.

I just know your grandson will love the tour of the dig, it's an amazing aquarium, also nice to get all the info as you walk through, well worth the $.

Trip August 13th, 2011 08:08 PM

Nothing is embarrasing here, you just ask away... You don't need to purchase this excursion from the ship either...Relax in the air conditioned cab or van, and enjoy the ride over. Make sure you take a look at the magnificent Dale Chilouly glass sculpture in the lobby.

Your Grandson,will love every minute, especially walking through the tunnel in the aquarium....seeing the sharks and sea life all aroung is amazing!

cals granny August 14th, 2011 05:10 PM

great advice....
Thanks to everyone for your advice and help. We are going to take the cab! It will be our first time, but I'm sure it won't be our last.

ICRUISEFORFUN August 26th, 2011 06:33 PM

DO NOT WALK. I would go on the Carnival Excursion. Not really a safe area around the port. Also, my husband got really hurt in the large pyramid looking water slide, he skinned his head up really bad. I also hurt my bottom side coming down. Make sure he knows that some of the water slides can be a little dangerous. Even the lazy river is a bit dangerous at times!

Florida Girl August 29th, 2011 12:41 PM

Atlantis Junkie & Mother of one son, age 6. Take my advice - purchase the Carnival Excursion "Atlantis Aquaventure" and be prepared to have the time of your life. You get to do everything (Dig, Waterpark, etc.) plus they pick you up, drop you at Atlantis and bring you back.

Don't try to do this on your own - pay the price and be prepared for your grandson to have an AWESOME time with minimal planning on your part. WELL WORTH THE $$$. I do it everytime we cruise into Nassau.

Happy Sailing! :)

Donna August 29th, 2011 08:57 PM

What is the price for this aqua adventure? I think going with kids, may be well worth it?

Florida Girl September 1st, 2011 12:35 PM

There is a half day price and a full day price depending on your itenirary. Budget about $125 for adults and $100 for kids.

Donna September 1st, 2011 03:02 PM

Is this $125 a half day price I am thinking??

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