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Deadman's Reef (Paradise Cove)

Deadman's Reef, Grand Bahama Island
242-349-2677
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Type: Beaches, Reefs, Water sports
Useful Information: Activities for older children
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Indianapolis
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Happened upon this cove from our Carnival Cruise to Freeport, Bahamas. At the cruise peer there was someone there offering a van to this cove so a group of us took it. The gentlemen who drove us to the cove shared local history and stories on the way which was very interesting. We were all surprised as to how nice... More

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Freeport, Grand Bahama Island
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Experience Paradise Cove Beach Resort, Deadmans Reef. The snorkeling was Fantastic, there was lots of beach activities going on, the Beach was beautiful. I mainly wanted to enjoy a relaxing day on the beach with Sand in my feet, and sip on a few cocktails which I did and enjoyed every Moment! The burgers at The Red Bar was delicious.... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

My husband and I went out here with my young daughter and my mom (who doesn't snorkel). Everyone was really nice to my daughter, which always makes me happy and gets a mention. The beach was ok, there were a lot of flies! They kept trying to wring more money out of us ($5 for a coconut, then another $2... More

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Freeport
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

The reef is well-loved. Definitely plan to go during high tide so you can see all there is. Good prices on snacks and good guides, too. Lots to rent like glass bottom kayaks, snorkels, beach chairs. Probably not a full day's worth of activities but parking is plentiful and they offer shuttles.

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Miami, Florida
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61 reviews 61 reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

If you have no other way to get to the beach (which is a bit unimaginable on Grand Bahama Island), give it a shot. It is well organized with a commitment to the safety of the customers. This is important, their customers have never been on a beach before and need the attention. Staff was friendly, just not a particularly... More

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Burnsville, North Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

My husband and I rented a car on the island and just drove to Deadman's Reef. We brought our own towels, snorkeling masks, and fins. You can rent all this stuff there, but if you want to save some money just bring your own. Anything you need in terms of floats, chairs, etc... you can rent. There are lockers also... More

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Miami, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

If you reading this review your probably a smart planner. Book online now directly with the company and don't book in a hotel or at the marketplace because they will charge you a deposit which goes straight into their pocket. The reef is walking distance from the beach, which was unbelievable. No need for a boat trip. My 2 year... More

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San Antonio, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We purchased the snorkel excursion from the cruise line (Carnival) - our group was a family of eight - aged 7 to 60 - all but us old folks were first time snorkelers. The beach was a bit of a ride from the port but that actually was a plus (the bus driver was awesome-educating and entertaining us along the... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

We went in may. We have never snorkeled in a reef before so decided to give it a try. First it was very slippery walking out to even begin to snorkel we kept falling. Then swimming out to see the fish you first had to swim over coral then what looked like large barrels of hay ( was really something... More

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Senior Contributor
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6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014 via mobile

We picked this snorkel excursion due to the good reviews and weren't disappointed. Ricardo is a knowledgable guide and pretty passionate about the history of the island, light house, caves, and the reef. The swim out to the reef does take awhile but was worth it. (Watch out for the sharp shells in the shallows before you start to snorkel.)... More

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