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Deadman's Reef (Paradise Cove)

Deadman's Reef, Grand Bahama Island
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Type: Beaches, Reefs, Water sports
Useful Information: Activities for older children
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Bellaire, Ohio
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

We truly enjoyed all the colorful fish, including two small shark and a barracuda, but were totally dismayed by the rudeness of a few staff members. The refreshment stand gals were pleasant and accommodating, but the souvenir shop man complained when we walked into the shop telling us all we had to do was tell HIM what shirt we wanted... More

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Viburnum, Missouri, United States
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

We just got back from the Bahamas. I have snorkeled a lot of places and this was by far the best so far. People were great, place and bathrooms were clean. Food was good at the Red Bar. Snorkeling was hand's down the BEST!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

This beach/snorkel destination is about a twenty minute ride from the cruise dock and will cost you $16 pp round trip in a taxi, but is worth it. The driver will want to take you to other closer beaches, be persistent. The day we were there only about twenty people. Prices were fair for the rental equipment, beach chairs, and... More

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Yulee, Florida
2 reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Taking a taxi with our group of 7 (3 adults and kids age: 3, 7, 14, and 17) was $8/pp each way from the cruise terminal. On the ride over, we got to see some of the "real" island. Arriving, we were greeted by the friendly staff, paid for our snorkel excursion (3 year old was free) and were fitted... More

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Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, United States
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Staff is very knowledgable, the reef was great and spent the day snorkeling, swimming and sunning on the beach. Great fun and the aquatic life is very plentiful and colorful.

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Cincinnati. Ohio
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I did the snorkel/lunch by an Eco group. A bus picked up the 16 snorkelers and we drove about 30 minutes to the west end of the island, past the airport. The group was a nice size that we didn't bump into each other. I don't know if I would recommend this for children under 12, but the 5 children... More

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St. Paul
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We took a shore excursion with Carnival Cruise lines from Freeport with 15 members of my family, parents, sisters, and kids ages 2-11. The transfer by minibus was straightforward and gave a small tour of the island. Once we got to Paradise Cove the guides helped us into snorkel gear. There was enough selection of sizes for everyone to be... More

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Byron Center, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

After reading the other reviews on TripAdvisor, we decided to book a day at Paradise Cove as our shore excursion from an NCL cruise. Everything was exactly as advertised. The driver was waiting for us near the ship, and gave us a nice narrative on the ~25 minute drive to the cove. Once there, we had a quick briefing on... More

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Warsaw, North Carolina
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Me, my sister and our two kids both age 7 rode a taxi here while our carnival ship was docked in Freeport. We have our own gear so paid the $3 each for the beach/reef access, rented a locker for $5 (we really could have saved this money as everyone here was super helpful and trustworthy), and I rented a... More

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Newnan, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Did a trip here before we headed back to the ship, it was beautiful. The water was so clear and pretty. Snorkling was great, food is good and well priced.

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