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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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Clinton, Tennessee
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

This was our second trip to Freeport on the Carnival Fantasy and my family wanted to do something fun without spending a lot of money. We also didn't want to get caught in the tourist traps that are apart of every cruise stop. I read about Deadman's Reef but was skeptical. For first time snorkelers (kids aged 8 & 11)... More

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Greer, South Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

I booked this excursion from good reviews I had seen on Trip Advisor while looking for something to do while in Newport, Bahamas. We were on a cruise in Dec. 2013 to celebrate our 50th anniversary! We had 8 grandchildren with us, so we needed something to do that would not be terribly expensive but that they would love. I... More

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Louisville, Kentucky
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

We arrived in Freeport on the Carnival Sensation. We had a party of 10 and were told to meet inside the port at 9am for our transportation to Paradise Cove/Deadman’s Reef. Shortly after 9am, the bus arrived and everyone was loaded for the short 20 min ride up the coast. Along the way, the driver told us about Freeport and... More

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North Providence, Rhode Island
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Ok, I'm a bit late for the review but this is a true gem!! They will pick you up at the ship and take you back.....offering plenty of times to get you back w/out missing the ship (don't be one of the runners!!! although they are funny)! Barry was always pleasent answering my emails!! true awesome experience, place was awesome...........saw... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We visited Paradise Cove twice to snorkel. We brought our own equipment but still had to pay $3 pp for the privilege to snorkel there. If you are a good swimmer, don't bother with the boat to the reef. It is a short easy swim over shallow water. There were plenty of fish and hard corals. The corals were not... More

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Inverness, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

I have been here twice and am ready to go again. It is a bit of a swim out to the reef itself but the grassy area before the reef is where we saw the 1st of four turtles. They also offer a boat ride out to the reef for $5 each way if you want to just hit the... More

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Catoosa, Oklahoma
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

We snorkeled here with a tour group and found it very nice. We had lunch here and it was very good, a little pricey but worth it. It has clean restrooms and a cute little gift shop with not as much commercialized products as some tourist shops. Overall a good stop.

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Louisville, Kentucky, United States
2 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

I booked this excursion based on the reviews on Cruisecritic and Tripadvisor. If I return to Freeport I won't do this excursion again. Like others have said it's 35 dollars for transportation and snorkel gear. What is omitted is that it costs extra for a beach chair and it costs extra to get a 2 minute boat ride out the... More

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Bellaire, Ohio
2 reviews
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
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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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