Freeport Snorkeling Excursion Reviews

Snorkeling excursions provide tourists with the opportunity to experience what lies beneath the water's surface. Swim around Freeport's coral reefs as well as with the island's unique marine life.
Highly recommend Pat & Dianes snorkeling
Sail Date: September 2015
Highly recommend Pat & Dianes snorkeling
Highly recommend Pat & Dianes snorkeling Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Great, very helpful, the staff was professional, yet down to earth.
Sail Date: July 2015
Great, very helpful, the staff was professional, yet down to earth. Everyone went way beyond doing everything possible to make sure we enjoyed our snorkel adventure. We say so many fish and it was very reasonably priced.
Great, very helpful, the staff was professional, yet down to earth. Everyone went way beyond doing everything possible to make sure we enjoyed our snorkel adventure. We say so many fish and it was very reasonably priced. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Great snorkeling location and fun ship with slide.
Sail Date: July 2015
Great snorkeling location and fun ship with slide.
Great snorkeling location and fun ship with slide. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
First one was cancelled but we went on the second one.
Sail Date: July 2015
First one was cancelled but we went on the second one.
First one was cancelled but we went on the second one. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Crew on and off the ship were fantastic.
Sail Date: July 2015
Crew on and off the ship were fantastic. We had a great time and would definitely recommend this trip to others.
Crew on and off the ship were fantastic. We had a great time and would definitely recommend this trip to others. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line
awesome.
Sail Date: June 2015
awesome. so many cool fish and the staff rocked!
awesome. so many cool fish and the staff rocked! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Sea Safari Snorkeling, the water was crystal clear, we saw interesting and beautiful marine life, ...
Sail Date: June 2015
Sea Safari Snorkeling, the water was crystal clear, we saw interesting and beautiful marine life, guides and hostess were very friendly, kind and hospitable. It's a must do when visiting the Bahamas. We can't wait to do it again, ... Read More
Sea Safari Snorkeling, the water was crystal clear, we saw interesting and beautiful marine life, guides and hostess were very friendly, kind and hospitable. It's a must do when visiting the Bahamas. We can't wait to do it again, our family Loved It! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Good time.
Sail Date: June 2015
Good time. Nice, knowledgeable guides.
Good time. Nice, knowledgeable guides. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Paradise Cove- I found this location on the internet.
Sail Date: June 2015
Paradise Cove- I found this location on the internet. Get off the ship early to miss the large tours and people getting pictures done. It was $24 transportation from ship and back. My son and I brought our own equipment and my husband got ... Read More
Paradise Cove- I found this location on the internet. Get off the ship early to miss the large tours and people getting pictures done. It was $24 transportation from ship and back. My son and I brought our own equipment and my husband got a Free chair and umbrella and coke. We used the free floatation belt. Cost for 3 people was $103. After safety talk, we swam for over an hour. I fell coming out of the water on the hard sand rock area. Given Ice for bruised hand and my son got stung by fire coral by mistake by the tide. Bus driver was nice. I recommend this experience to anyone who can swim and don't like the large resort areas. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
One of the best snorkeling trips ever.
Sail Date: May 2015
One of the best snorkeling trips ever. Went to Paradise Cove and Deadman's Reef with Dwaine and Eddie as our guides. It was fantastic to see a live reef and be in the beautiful water of the Bahamas.
One of the best snorkeling trips ever. Went to Paradise Cove and Deadman's Reef with Dwaine and Eddie as our guides. It was fantastic to see a live reef and be in the beautiful water of the Bahamas. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
The port is heavily industrial but buses will get you to the beaches.
Sail Date: April 2015
The port is heavily industrial but buses will get you to the beaches. We independently booked an excursion to Paradise Cove (it was not offered by NCL). Snorkeling was some of the best we've ever done and I definitely would like to go ... Read More
The port is heavily industrial but buses will get you to the beaches. We independently booked an excursion to Paradise Cove (it was not offered by NCL). Snorkeling was some of the best we've ever done and I definitely would like to go back again. Operator provided round trip transportation and was very diligent in ensuring every cruiser was accounted for and got back well before sail away time. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
We did a reef snorkel with a beach break.
Sail Date: April 2015
We did a reef snorkel with a beach break. It was fantastic. The water was a little choppy but they threw in some food and we saw a lot of fish. The reef was clean and the water was clear. And after they took us to a private beach area. ... Read More
We did a reef snorkel with a beach break. It was fantastic. The water was a little choppy but they threw in some food and we saw a lot of fish. The reef was clean and the water was clear. And after they took us to a private beach area. That was great as well. There was a little market right at the beach to buy all of my souvenirs, they had a trampoline in the water and a park for the kids to play at. A bar and buffet as well as some ping pong tables and volleyball nets. It was all very neat and clean and well organised. I loved it and would book it again in a heart beat. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Wind was high and not safe to go into water.
Sail Date: November 2014
Wind was high and not safe to go into water.
Wind was high and not safe to go into water. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
We were supposed to beach snorkel at Deadman's Reef.
Sail Date: November 2014
We were supposed to beach snorkel at Deadman's Reef. A very nice bus picked us up and the driver was very personable and gave us a nice commentary on the drive to the beach. The wind had come up by the time we got there and they ... Read More
We were supposed to beach snorkel at Deadman's Reef. A very nice bus picked us up and the driver was very personable and gave us a nice commentary on the drive to the beach. The wind had come up by the time we got there and they advised against going into the water. They offered to reduce our charge to $20 each to cover the taxi ride, an excellent rum punch, and a beach chair. I thought that was reasonable. We stayed until noon when the wind increased again and the sand was blowing. Very nice, clean beach with very accomodating employees. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Paradise Cove / Dead man's Reef check out there website!
Sail Date: October 2014
Paradise Cove / Dead man's Reef check out there website! Very nice and friendly people, beautiful beach and a great reef reachable from the beach, with LOTS of colorful tropical fish. all at a very reasonable price $35 per person ... Read More
Paradise Cove / Dead man's Reef check out there website! Very nice and friendly people, beautiful beach and a great reef reachable from the beach, with LOTS of colorful tropical fish. all at a very reasonable price $35 per person including transportation from and to the ship. probably the best thing to do in Freeport, highly recommend it! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
The Catamaran Snorkel was great!
Sail Date: August 2014
The Catamaran Snorkel was great! I have never seen so many fish at once. The staff on the boat was friendly and they made it very relaxing. The reason I give 2 stars to the excursion is the transport to and from the catamaran. When we got ... Read More
The Catamaran Snorkel was great! I have never seen so many fish at once. The staff on the boat was friendly and they made it very relaxing. The reason I give 2 stars to the excursion is the transport to and from the catamaran. When we got off the excursion there was nobody there to meet us and take us back to where we had gotten off the bus. We were able to find our way back to the bus stop but the bus never showed up. Ever. We ended up having to find our way back to the ship ourselves Nothing like being in a foreign country and being forgotten! I was very disappointed. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
We had been here for before and I will say it has improved in the past couple of years.
Sail Date: August 2014
We had been here for before and I will say it has improved in the past couple of years. There are a lot more stands right when you get off the ship as well as a new Fat Tuesdays and Senor Frogs, which are nice options if you want to get ... Read More
We had been here for before and I will say it has improved in the past couple of years. There are a lot more stands right when you get off the ship as well as a new Fat Tuesdays and Senor Frogs, which are nice options if you want to get off the ship without having to take a cab anywhere. I don’t believe there are any beaches within walking distance.We independently booked an excursion here to Pat & Dianes Sea Safari Snorkeling – 3 hours. Info is here: http://www.snorkelingbahamas.com/This excursion was excellent from start to finish. Pat met us to check in, drove us in a nice a/c van, to Port Lucaya to meet the boat. Very simple process to check in and get on the boat, with a quick class on using the equipment. I liked that they have several lifeguards in the water with you, and also make everyone wear life vest around the waist – unless you are planning on “diving” under the water in which you can take it off. They also had fairly priced drinks and food onboard. The snorkeling was beautiful and crystal clear waters. An incredible experience and the fish will surround you as throw out the fish food. Boat also had a slide into the water, which the husband loved. And a rock climbing wall which the kids onboard loved. The staff were all very kind and gracious and helped ease any worries. We then got back to Port Lucaya and we had the option to stick around the shops for a bit before getting back on the shuttle. The staff communicated everything clearly on where/when to ensure you got back to the ship. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
We snorkeled with Pat & Diane's snorkel and had a great time!
Sail Date: June 2014
We snorkeled with Pat & Diane's snorkel and had a great time! It was easy to find the bus for our excursion when we got into Freeport. We took a 15 minute bus ride to their dock and then a quick boat ride out to the coral reef. ... Read More
We snorkeled with Pat & Diane's snorkel and had a great time! It was easy to find the bus for our excursion when we got into Freeport. We took a 15 minute bus ride to their dock and then a quick boat ride out to the coral reef. Lots of beautiful fish. We were finished with the excursion by noon which left us time to walk to the public beach and shop in the market. I was disappointed with the shopping. The prices were high and the items were not that unique. I can find the same things in Myrtle Beach! The beach wasn't that great either. We loved the snorkeling, but would not bother going back to Freeport. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
The tour was advertised as snorkeling and beach at Paradise Cove for $75 per person.
Sail Date: May 2014
The tour was advertised as snorkeling and beach at Paradise Cove for $75 per person. The group of around 15 people were loaded unto a bus and taken to a beach about 30 minutes from port. The group was then given a 30 minute instructional ... Read More
The tour was advertised as snorkeling and beach at Paradise Cove for $75 per person. The group of around 15 people were loaded unto a bus and taken to a beach about 30 minutes from port. The group was then given a 30 minute instructional talk on snorkeling on dead man's reef-- what dangers lurked in the water and what to watch out for. The instructions scared me off -- but my husband went for it. (I have snorkeled many times before) The snorkelers were taken as a group to the reef with the instructor. A guy on a jet ski followed to rescue anyone in trouble. So this was a very structured, safe activity. I stayed on the very small, but beautiful, beach area. There was a small snack bar and gift shop on shore. The whole tour, including transport, lasted around 4 hours. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Our first port of call was Freeport.
Sail Date: March 2014
Our first port of call was Freeport. There is not much to do around the port area expect for a small straw market and two bars (Señor Frogs and Fat Tuesdays). We booked a snorkeling excusion with Barry from Paradise Cove. Each person paid ... Read More
Our first port of call was Freeport. There is not much to do around the port area expect for a small straw market and two bars (Señor Frogs and Fat Tuesdays). We booked a snorkeling excusion with Barry from Paradise Cove. Each person paid $35 for transportation to and from the port, and snorkeling gear. This excursion was worth every penny! We snorkeled out about 500 feet to a giant reef with lots of beautiful fish. We even saw a stingray and barracuda! We were picked up at 9:00AM and we returned back to the port at 12:30 ( second shuttle left at 2:30). We then took a cab from the port to the Grand Lucayan marketplace. Two of our friends shopped while the other two bought a day pass at the Grand Lucayan Resort ($15 per person). The resort was beautiful. We were allowed access to the beach, pools, and hot tubs. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
I had read some pretty terrible reviews on CC about Freeport, so I was bracing myself for the worst.
Sail Date: March 2014
I had read some pretty terrible reviews on CC about Freeport, so I was bracing myself for the worst. To our surprise, we actually preferred Freeport to Nassau. When you get off the ship, there's no vendors yelling in your face, and ... Read More
I had read some pretty terrible reviews on CC about Freeport, so I was bracing myself for the worst. To our surprise, we actually preferred Freeport to Nassau. When you get off the ship, there's no vendors yelling in your face, and the area to wait for you excursion is right off the port. There were lots of colorful shops and restaurants around the sea port, but we never did do any shopping. We were only in Freeport from 7-2, so our options were kind of limited as to what we could do. Again, I really did my research, and decided to book an excursion not through Carnival. I read a lot of reviews about Paradise Cove/Deadman's Reef snorkeling (www.deadmansreef.com), and booked it because it was only $35/person for snorkeling gear, and transportation to and from the ship. We met our driver at 8:00. We left by 8:30 and took about a 20 minute bus ride to Paradise Cove. Along the way, our driver gave us a little tour and background info on the city of Freeport. When we got there, we got our snorkel gear and a little safety briefing. Then they turn you loose to snorkel on your own. They do offer a boat ride out to the reef for $5 I believe. Neither of us are really strong swimmers, but swimming out to the reef wasn't too bad. The reef was gorgeous, and I'm kicking myself for not buying a waterproof camera. On our way back to shore, we even saw a turtle! It was really cool. After snorkeling we rented beach chairs for $3/person and laid out. We ate lunch at the Red Bar which was super inexpensive (we both got burgers and drinks for $16 total). At 12, the driver took us back to the ship since he knew we had to be back on the boat by 1:30. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
We booked the Western Heritage and Snorkel trip – this was good value for money and we had a ...
Sail Date: February 2014
We booked the Western Heritage and Snorkel trip – this was good value for money and we had a great time. There was a meal and drink included. Our guide Ricardo was brilliant and took us all over the island – he had a through knowledge ... Read More
We booked the Western Heritage and Snorkel trip – this was good value for money and we had a great time. There was a meal and drink included. Our guide Ricardo was brilliant and took us all over the island – he had a through knowledge and was good at keeping us all interested. He was very patient with a screaming child and her annoying grandmother so we took our hats off to him. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
This excursion was OK.
Sail Date: February 2014
This excursion was OK. It is VERY rocky. The reef is approximately 200 yards from shore. Takes quite a bit of effort to walk out over the rocks to begin to snorkel. Almost everyone fell at some point. Would not do this excursion again.
This excursion was OK. It is VERY rocky. The reef is approximately 200 yards from shore. Takes quite a bit of effort to walk out over the rocks to begin to snorkel. Almost everyone fell at some point. Would not do this excursion again. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
We had booked a snorkeling trip to Paradise Cove/Deadmans Reef and took a taxi to get there (we ...
Sail Date: February 2014
We had booked a snorkeling trip to Paradise Cove/Deadmans Reef and took a taxi to get there (we missed the shuttle). When we got there the waves were so rough that we couldn't even get into the water so we decided to head over to Port ... Read More
We had booked a snorkeling trip to Paradise Cove/Deadmans Reef and took a taxi to get there (we missed the shuttle). When we got there the waves were so rough that we couldn't even get into the water so we decided to head over to Port Lacayan instead and walk around. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
We made our own reservations on this excursion.
Sail Date: February 2014
We made our own reservations on this excursion. Check out their web site. deadmansreef.comThey have lots of packages to choose from. We already had our snorkeling gear so we made taxi reservations with Eva Mitchell winker005@gmail.com She ... Read More
We made our own reservations on this excursion. Check out their web site. deadmansreef.comThey have lots of packages to choose from. We already had our snorkeling gear so we made taxi reservations with Eva Mitchell winker005@gmail.com She was wonderful. Met us right at the ship with a sign with my name on it. There where 4 of us and she charged $10 each one way so it was $80 round trip. It's about a 25 minute ride the paradise cove. She was very friendly and full of island information. It was much nicer then cramming on a bus with lots of people. She brought us right to the service desk and made sure we where checked in and what time we wanted to go back. If you make reservations threw their web site it is $35 per person that includes snorkel gear. The food is amazing. I think we sampled almost everything and it all was wonderful. The snorkeling is beautiful, best on the island. The only down side is the walk out, it is very tricky. My son held my hand until we passed the rocks, a lot of people had a hard time walking out but once you are out there it is SO worth it. Unfortunately the wind pickup up a lot and our snorkeling was cut short but we still got to see a lot of wild life including sting rays and lots and lots of fish. I will post pictures. If you are a good swimmer be sure to go on the out side of the reef, you wont believe the wild life out there. If it gets windy be sure to come back on the inside as you can get thrown around a bit. We would go back to stay at this destination just for the snorkeling alone. The food is very reasonably priced and you will want to taste a bit of everything so bring lots of cash ;) if you find that you need to rent snorkeling gear there is a $10 deposit and don't lose the tickets they give you. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line