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.
A nice boat, lots of fun & a very friendly staff.
Sail Date: August 2012
A nice boat, lots of fun & a very friendly staff. The water was a bit rough but still had a great time.
A nice boat, lots of fun & a very friendly staff. The water was a bit rough but still had a great time. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
We booked this excursion via the tourism hut in the port in Freeport.
Sail Date: August 2012
We booked this excursion via the tourism hut in the port in Freeport. The 2 hour tour took almost 5 between waiting for transportation, waiting for more people to show up, etc. We had a 9:45 reservation, waited about an hour for the ... Read More
We booked this excursion via the tourism hut in the port in Freeport. The 2 hour tour took almost 5 between waiting for transportation, waiting for more people to show up, etc. We had a 9:45 reservation, waited about an hour for the transportation guy to take us to the snorkeling center. He was getting ready to take another group but I spoke up (not entirely kindly). Then when we got to the snorkeling office (which provided the transportation) they hit us up for an additional 10 bucks a person for ride. Snorkeling platform (though it had engine and steering) had to be towed out to the coral formations. It worked as a snorkeling platform but we definitely understood why cruise lines were not booking directly with this operator. On a poor - fair - good - excellent scale I would call the snorkeling only fair. Tour operator fed the fish with loaf bread. This did two things. It got all the fish in one area (good, we could see fish) but pulled them off of the coral (bad, we didn't get to see them doing their normal thing). Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
We were originally support to go snorkeling through the boat which got canceled ($70 each).
Sail Date: July 2012
We were originally support to go snorkeling through the boat which got canceled ($70 each). Instead we did this privately and it worked out so much better ($50 each, $20 each savings). They drove us about 15 minutes to their boat. It ... Read More
We were originally support to go snorkeling through the boat which got canceled ($70 each). Instead we did this privately and it worked out so much better ($50 each, $20 each savings). They drove us about 15 minutes to their boat. It was a glass bottom boat that they took us out in over the coral. We then go an hour of snorkeling (20 minutes more than through boat) and the coral was so close the the surface, it was so nice. After snorkeling the guide drove the boat by the dolphin expierence nearby, and docked right outside of their cages. It was great because we got to watch everything for free from 20 feet away. We were then taken on a short water tour of some nice homes before being brought back to the boat. It was definitely $50 well spent! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
nice snorkeling, but not good swimming
Sail Date: July 2012
nice snorkeling, but not good swimming
nice snorkeling, but not good swimming Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
HAD A GREAT TIME.
Sail Date: June 2012
HAD A GREAT TIME. CATAMARAN HAS A SLIDE INTO THE OCEAN AND A ROCK CLIMBING WALL. SNORKELING WAS GREAT
HAD A GREAT TIME. CATAMARAN HAS A SLIDE INTO THE OCEAN AND A ROCK CLIMBING WALL. SNORKELING WAS GREAT Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Being so close to the fish was a lot of fun.
Sail Date: June 2012
Being so close to the fish was a lot of fun. Hard to use the mouth piece, after a while i just held my breath and didn't use it.
Being so close to the fish was a lot of fun. Hard to use the mouth piece, after a while i just held my breath and didn't use it. Read Less
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Crew Members were good, They sold food on the boat and also had souvenirs for sale (cheap and just ...
Sail Date: May 2012
Crew Members were good, They sold food on the boat and also had souvenirs for sale (cheap and just about OK) We didn't eat the food no reason to spend $$ when we were headed back shortly. We did bring our own water anyway - so we were ... Read More
Crew Members were good, They sold food on the boat and also had souvenirs for sale (cheap and just about OK) We didn't eat the food no reason to spend $$ when we were headed back shortly. We did bring our own water anyway - so we were good. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
2 stars out of 5
Sail Date: May 2012
2 stars out of 5
2 stars out of 5 Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
The snorkeling trip was nice.
Sail Date: May 2012
The snorkeling trip was nice. Lots of fish. Water was excellent. I wish the guides showed pictures of the fish we could expect to see so we would knew what we were looking at. The only reason I knew what some of the fish were is because I ... Read More
The snorkeling trip was nice. Lots of fish. Water was excellent. I wish the guides showed pictures of the fish we could expect to see so we would knew what we were looking at. The only reason I knew what some of the fish were is because I had done snorkeling on other cruises where they identified the fish. After snorkeling you had the rest of the day to spend at the market, where they sell the same tourist junk like everywhere else, along with the overpriced jewelry stores. You can go the the beach also. The last bus leaves at 3:00 but there are taxis if you want to stay later. In December I did the Freeport bike tour. It was great but the weather was a lot cooler. In May, the heat would have been oppressive on the bike tour. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Snorkeling, rock-wall climbing, slide into ocean, food and drink.
Sail Date: April 2012
Snorkeling, rock-wall climbing, slide into ocean, food and drink.
Snorkeling, rock-wall climbing, slide into ocean, food and drink. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
For my dad's birthday, I researched some snorkeling trips that we could take, and I made sure that ...
Sail Date: March 2012
For my dad's birthday, I researched some snorkeling trips that we could take, and I made sure that it was from the shore. I read on both CC and trip advisor that a good snorkeling trip we can go on was Deadman's Reef at Paradise ... Read More
For my dad's birthday, I researched some snorkeling trips that we could take, and I made sure that it was from the shore. I read on both CC and trip advisor that a good snorkeling trip we can go on was Deadman's Reef at Paradise Cove, which was for $35 pp including transportation. I had originally emailed him wondering what was the cost if someone did not want to partake in snorkeling, and a quick reply from Barry stated that the cost was the same, but that non-snorkeling person could have a free drink and lawn chair. SOLD! On the ride to Paradise Cove, it was stressed and stressed again that everyone had to sign the form for the manifest, and on the 25 minute ride, the driver gave us some history of Grand Bahama island. We passed through the industrial section, which included the communication, power, and dry docks. What saddened me was the destruction of Hurricane Wilma in 2005. LOTS of buildings were destroyed, including most of the units at Paradise Cove. We pulled into Paradise Cove, and waited in line to pay. We all decided to try Snorkeling (yay!) so we paid and received our tickets to pick up our snorkeling gear, which included a mask, snorkel, fins, and a flotation belt. We had a briefing on what to watch out for, and were informed that since it was low tide, we couldn't walk in the water because it might damage the precious corals. We suited up, and off we went! The reef itself is behind some rocks, and it took a while to get there, but the swim was nice. Once we got out, it was about 15-30 feet deep, and we saw LOADS of fish... Manta Rays, and my husband even said he saw turtles! nice! I had no idea that we could see that kind of wildlife right from the shore. Water temp was cold upon impact, but it was easy to get used to it. We swam for about an hour, and rinsed off at the showers. This was about 12 or so. On the way back, we went through a different route, and arrived at the cruise ship around 1pm. My dad and DH were tired, so they went back to the ship, and my mom and I wandered around the little shops. Most everything was very expensive (compared to Nassau) so we also went back to the ship. (which was good, because it started pouring shortly after we got back). Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
We went on a snorkeling catamaran that had a slide and climbing wall.
Sail Date: March 2012
We went on a snorkeling catamaran that had a slide and climbing wall. The crew was great and the snorkeling was amazing.
We went on a snorkeling catamaran that had a slide and climbing wall. The crew was great and the snorkeling was amazing. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Nautical Catamaran & Snorkel - one of the best reefs we've been to!
Sail Date: March 2012
Nautical Catamaran & Snorkel - one of the best reefs we've been to! Great staff. Wonderful experience!
Nautical Catamaran & Snorkel - one of the best reefs we've been to! Great staff. Wonderful experience! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line