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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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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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38 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

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
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
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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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3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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