Swim with Turtles, Beach, and Snorkel at Rose Island Beach

Nassau, BahamasPart of the Airbnb Animals collection

Animal experience hosted by James

4 hours, Hosted in English
Once-in-a-lifetime
Guests say it's special and unique.
Super storytelling
Guests say this Host tells great stories.

What you'll do

If you're tired of being around large crowds and want to get away on an intimate experience this one is for you.

First, we will meet you at Bay Shore Marina. We will meet you in the parking lot and escort you to the boat. Let the marina staff know the boat's name is Cool Runnings if they ask.

Once we are all on the boat just sit back and relax while you listen to your local Bahamian captain tell you about the Bahamas. You will pass beautiful Paradise Island looking at million dollar homes.

After about 15 minutes we will arrive at Rose Island (only accessible by boat). With its beautiful beach and pristine waters it is the perfect location to relax and unwind. Snorkeling gear is provided for free and you can snorkel as much as you want. After experiencing Rose Island we will travel a short distance to swim with the amazing turtles. Then we head back and relax as you are served fruit punch and sit around talking for the approximate 15 minute ride back to Bay Shore Marina.

The entire experience is expected to last 4 hours.

Other things to note
We will provide life jackets, drinking water, and fruit punch. No sailing experience needed. You just come relax and take in the beautiful water, scenery, and enjoy your time on an intimate boat experience.
If you're tired of being around large crowds and want to get away on an intimate experience this one is for you.

First, we will meet you at Bay Shore Marina. We will meet you in the parking lot and escort you to the boat. Let the marina staff know the boat's name is Cool Runnings if they ask.

Once we are all on the boat just sit back and relax while you listen to your local Bahamian captain tell you about the Bahamas. You…
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What's included

  • Drinks
    Refreshing Fruit Punch and Filtered Water
  • Equipment
    Snorkeling gear and safety equipment

Meet your Host, James

Host on Airbnb since 2020
  • 99 Reviews
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I started boating when I was about 14 years old. I am passionate about boating and want to share why I love it with others. I fell in love with Nassau when I visited on a cruise ship. The crystal clear waters, the friendly people make it a place unrivaled in the world. Combining my love for Nassau and my love for boating couldn't get much better.
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Where you'll be

We will spend most of our time at Rose Island Beach and swimming with the turtles just 15 minutes east of Nassau by boat. We pass beautiful Paradise Island and see million dollar homes right on the water. Relax as you sit back and drink fruit punch and listen to your captain, a Bahamian local, tell you about Nassau and the Bahamas.

Rated 4.97 out of 5 from 99 reviews.

Lina
September 2021
Captain Wellington was great company! His storytelling made the experience that much better. We lucked out and got a beautiful day leading into a stunning sunset. Once we arrived in Rose Island, we went straight into the water and snorkeled. This is a beautiful experience and the Bahama sunset drinks were delicious. I thought the sailboat would be bigger and got concerned when we first got on but it was perfect.
Kate
September 2021
Captain & Marty were amazing! Captain Welly was super knowledgeable and keeping us entertained. Marty was so thoughtful in saving me from my sea sickness. Drinks were great. 5 stars all around.
Roger
September 2021
This fun escape to an island that felt like a personal one really felt special. Laying on the sand and relaxing while taking in the sounds and sights on the beach washed away the busy life and brought in joy. The waters were perfect and the snorkeling was fun! The crew was very friendly and enjoyable while providing a personal touch to the smooth ride to and back.
Jasmine
September 2021
What an amazing experience! Captain Wellington and Marty were excellent hosts. The rose island reef is spectacular with a beautiful assortment of tropical fish and colourful variety of coral. That was the most coral reef I have seen on any excursion and I have done a fair share. My partner and I had so much fun with the group and it was the perfect way to end our trip in the Bahamas. I highly recommend this excursion, Captain Wellington and Marty hats off to you for making an excellent fruit punch and being the best hosts in the Bahamas! Book the excursion, great value and great fun!
Samantha
September 2021
Captain Willy was so much fun and gave us a great tour. We really enjoyed ourselves on his boat. He even helped us get to the reef and snorkel. Thank you for your hospitality!
Adrian
September 2021
Great trip to Rose island, Captain Wellington and crew were a great guide, provided an informative tour of the houses at Paradise island, smooth boat ride! Good times

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Activity advisory

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Please note outdoor activities carry risks, and you may be exposed to dangerous situations as part of this experience. Make sure you can participate safely given your abilities and the conditions (such as location, weather, and equipment).

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests of all ages can attend.

What to bring

Swim suits

Sunscreen