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Enjoy an Unforgettable Vacation with a Carnival Cruise to the Bahamas in 2023

Are you looking for a unique and exciting way to celebrate a special occasion or just get away from it all? A Carnival Cruise to the Bahamas in 2023 is the perfect way to do just that. With its stunning beaches, crystal-clear waters, and vibrant culture, the Bahamas is an ideal destination for a memorable vacation. Here’s why you should book your Carnival Cruise today.

Experience Unparalleled Luxury on Board

A Carnival Cruise to the Bahamas in 2023 offers unparalleled luxury and comfort. From spacious staterooms with private balconies to world-class dining experiences, you’ll be able to enjoy all of the amenities of a five-star hotel while sailing the Caribbean Sea. On board, you’ll also find plenty of activities to keep you entertained, including live music, shows, and more.

Explore Unique Destinations

On your Carnival Cruise to the Bahamas in 2023, you’ll have the opportunity to explore some of the most beautiful and unique destinations in the Caribbean. From Nassau and Freeport on Grand Bahama Island to Exuma and Eleuthera on Little Bahama Island, there are plenty of places for you to explore and experience during your voyage. Whether you’re looking for a relaxing beach day or an adventure-filled excursion, there’s something for everyone on this cruise.

Enjoy Exceptional Service

When it comes to customer service, Carnival Cruises is second-to-none. From friendly staff members who are always willing to help with any questions or concerns you may have, to attentive waiters who will make sure your dining experience is top-notch, you can rest assured that your vacation will be nothing short of exceptional.

A Carnival Cruise to the Bahamas in 2023 is sure to be an unforgettable experience that you’ll cherish for years to come. With its luxurious amenities, unique destinations, and exceptional service, this cruise is sure to provide memories that will last a lifetime. So what are you waiting for? Book your Carnival Cruise today.

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Playtime with Dolphins & Aquaventure

Dolphin Shallow Water Interaction: Experience Dolphin Cay with Dip ‘N’ Discover, an unparalleled, inspirational interaction program where you’ll get up close and learn about our rescued bottlenose dolphins. Wading in waist-high water, you’ll come face-to-face with dolphins, hear their vocalizations, and witness their athletic swimming abilities and other natural behaviors. The Dig & Marine Habitat: Atlantis, Paradise Island is home to the largest open-air marine habitat in the world... encompassing 14 lagoons, eight million gallons of ocean water and more than 50,000 aquatic animals representing over 250 marine species. Explore The Dig, Predator Tunnel and all our extraordinary collection of marine habitats and marine exhibits. Iconic lagoons, caves, coral formations, and breathtaking underwater ruins are designed to showcase exotic marine life ranging from sharks to rays, barracuda, piranha, eels, and even endangered alligator gar. Aquaventure: Throughout your day you will have full access to Aquaventure, our one-of-a-kind, 141-acre water park overlooking some of The Bahamas best beaches. This non-stop aquatic playground features over twenty million gallons of water, magnificent Atlantean-themed towers housing high-speed water slides, a mile-long river ride with rolling rapids and wave surges, and numerous refreshing swimming pools. What’s Included:

  • Lounge chair.
  • Beach towel.
  • Aquarium Access (Various Lagoons with over 50,000 marine Life).
  • Beach Access (Miles of pristine sandy beaches).
  • Aquaventure Access (Pools, Slides, River Ride).
  • Dolphin Cay Access (Guests will have access to lounge at Dolphin Cay for the Day).

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Requirements & Restrictions: Most slides and rides require a minimum height – 48 in. (without shoes).  What to Bring: Credit/Debit card for purchases as the resort is cashless. Good to Know: At the Paradise Lagoon, you can rent water bikes, kayaks, water hammocks and snorkeling gear at an additional cost. Guests all have access to the Caribbean’s largest casino and shop in over 20 shops and restaurants in the Marina Village.

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Blue Lagoon Island Beach Day from Nassau

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Dolphin Encounters - All You Need to Know BEFORE You Go (with Photos)

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Blue Lagoon Dolphin Encounter

Blue Lagoon Dolphin Encounter Program Day Trip in Nassau

  • Here's your once-in-a-lifetime chance to interact up-close with Atlantic Bottlenose Dolphins on our magical Blue Lagoon Dolphin Encounter.
  • Learn about dolphin natural history, training techniques, and ocean conservation in a short, interactive orientation before your encounter.
  • Enjoy unforgettable moments like a dolphin kiss, hug and dance, all while standing on a waist-deep submerged platform.
  • Afterward, relax at the breathtaking lagoon beach, with unlimited use of water toys, hammocks, picnic tables, and beach chairs.
  • Capture your unique experience with professional photo and video, taking home priceless souvenirs of your time with these majestic creatures.


On this Blue Lagoon Dolphin Encounter, you can expect a once in a lifetime excursion experience that brings you closer to the Atlantic Bottlenose Dolphin than ever! On this Nassau excursion , not only will you see the Bottlenose Dolphin habitat, but you'll also learn information about dolphins and the ocean, too.

Your 30-minute program begins with an interactive orientation covering topics such as the natural history of dolphins, animal training techniques, ocean conservation and Watchable Wildlife Guidelines.

Once on the Dolphin Encounter float, you'll stand on a waist-deep submerged platform and experience a heart-warming kiss, a hug, a dance and opportunities to rub down the dolphin. Your dolphin trainer will combine elements of hands-on contact, education, fun, laughter, and adventure to make this an unforgettable Nassau excursion. While you enjoy your Dolphin Encounter and learn about their habitat, you will also be in the midst of one of the finest natural attractions in the Bahamas.

The professional photo and video staff on deck will be capturing your encounter, so that you will have a chance to purchase and take home an incredible souvenir of your amazing experience.

After your unforgetable dolphin encounter, enjoy a day in the sun. You also have use of the breathtaking lagoon beach area including unlimited use of water toys (unsinkable float mats, inner tubes and big boss noodles), hammocks, picnic tables, beach umbrellas, beach chairs and games. There are lockers on the beach side for an additional $5 US all day, changing areas and showers for use. Bring your cameras to capture amazing views from the observation areas of the Dolphin Encounters - amazing all-natural habitat, where you can see friendly dolphins and amazing sea lions.

Other water sports (paddle boats, aquabikes, kayaks, snorkeling gear, inflatable parks, and others) are available at an additional cost. Refreshing soft drinks, daiquiris, pina coladas, beer, wine, tropical drinks, mixed drinks, and a grilled lunch are also available for purchase at the Tropical Beach Bar.

The transfer to and from the island is included from the ferry terminal on Paradise Island. Guests participating in an animal encounter before 2:00 PM can return to the mainland on ferries departing the island at 1:00 PM, 2:00 PM, and 4:00. Guests booking animal programs at 12:30 PM may not have time to enjoy the beach. Guests on the 2:00 PM encounter only will have a special ferry that departs the island at 6:00 PM, and will not have beach time after the encounter, as the beach closes at 4:00 PM.

Please Note: Personal cameras, including cell phones or other electronic devices, are not permitted on the animal program platforms. Non-participants may observe those in their party who are taking part in a dolphin program. If you wish to stay and enjoy the island facilities, the observer should purchase a ticket for the Blue Lagoon Island Beach Day. If you wish to only visit the island to observe the Dolphin Encounter, there is a $25 US fee per observer for the ferry ride from Paradise Island to Blue Lagoon (if there is space available), and a $5 US fee per observer for the bus to the ferry (if there is space available). These observer fees are payable directly to the ferry and the bus, and no reservations are necessary.

At the program areas, you can take your own photos or videos from the public dock areas. Please be advised that an unobstructed view of all dolphin interactions is not guaranteed, and observers are not allowed on the platforms at any time. No exceptions will be made.


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Dolphin Swim

In the Dolphin Swim Program, you receive a unique, playful, educational interaction with these wonderful animals in beautiful turquoise waters of our natural ocean lagoon.

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Sea Lion Encounter

For the very first time in The Bahamas, Dolphin Encounters is pleased to offer a thrilling new personal Encounter with California Sea Lions on the magnificent Blue Lagoon Island.

Dolphin Encounter

In the Dolphin Encounter Program, each guest can expect a unique experience that brings you closer to an Atlantic Bottlenose dolphin than you ever dreamed possible!


Royal Dolphin Swim

Go beyond your Dolphin Swim experience and enjoy the Royal Dolphin Swim. Enjoy meeting and interacting with our friendly dolphins in the most intimate and natural of settings.

Swim the calm lagoon, relax on the beach, enjoy water sports, a grilled lunch, refreshing tropical drinks or just watch the coconut palms sway as you lounge in a hammock.


Adults Only Beach Day

Take in the beauty of the island and enjoy the private beach area that is for adults only. Umbrellas and comfortable lounge chairs are provided for your relaxation as well as butler service.

Segway Safari Tour

Have you ever wanted to glide effortlessly through an island paradise on a Segway? You can! Take a  Segway “Safari” across beautiful Blue Lagoon Island.

Stingray Encounter

Interact with our gentle Southern stingrays on a shallow platform & spend some time snorkeling with these amazing creatures of the sea!


Sip & Paint

With an idyllic setting as your backdrop you’ll be instantly inspired as you sip on unlimited tropical drinks under the gentle sway of palm trees with sand between your toes.  


Eco Adventure Tour

Experience the intrigue of the flora, fauna and marine geology found on stunning, private Blue Lagoon Island on this native adventure!


Shark Encounter & Snorkel

Encounter and snorkel with mild mannered native Bahamian Nurse Sharks on Blue Lagoon Island!


Ultimate Animal Access

So you love Dolphins, Sea Lions and Stingrays?

Then this is the program for you. Hug a Dolphin, give a Sea Lion a high-five and glide your fingers along the wings of a Stingray.  

"Wow! I have participated in many excursions but this one tops. The staff was wonderful, from the check in office, ship captain, first mate and dolphin trainer. Swimming with the dolphins was a wonderful experience that I will never forget. If you go to Nassau you must do this. I highly recommend this over any other excursions." June 11, 2021

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Swim in the calm lagoon, relax on the beach, enjoy water sports, grilled lunch, refreshing tropical drinks or just do nothing but watch the palms sway as you lounge in a hammock.

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About Dolphin Encounters

Going to the Bahamas? Dolphin Encounters is one of the top tourist attractions in the Bahamas and is owned and operated by a local family.

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