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UNEXSO

The UNEXSO Building, Freeport, Grand Bahama Island
800 992 3483
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Ranked #9 of 37 activities in Freeport
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Tours
Activities: Scuba diving, Swimming with dolphins, Snorkeling
Owner description: WHAT WE DO : SCUBA diving and certification, INTERACTIVE Dolphin Programs for all ages, SNORKEL Tours, and 500 sq. ft. retail store. WHO WE ARE:... more » Owner description: WHAT WE DO : SCUBA diving and certification, INTERACTIVE Dolphin Programs for all ages, SNORKEL Tours, and 500 sq. ft. retail store. WHO WE ARE: UNEXSO was founded in 1965 as a scuba diving club. Through the years UNEXSO has become world famous and known for pioneering the shark dive and dolphin dive in the Bahamas. UNEXSO offers introduction to diving, certification and advanced diving courses for individuals and superb group packages including hotel for dive groups. Courses are conducted in our 17' deep training pool with observation windows.UNEXSO also offers a variety of dolphin interaction programs, including the Dolphin Close Encounter, Dolphin Swim and Dolphin Dive. Additionally, we are the only facility in the Bahamas to offer an Open Ocean Swim with the Dolphins Program.UNEXSO is also home to Sun & Sea Outfitters, a 4,500 square foot retail store for all your clothing, gift, souvenir and dive equipment needs. Our store has long been the #1 shopping place for tourists and locals alike. Great selection of the newest styles at affordable prices.Don't forget to stop for a cool drink or great meal at the Dive In Bar & Grill, located poolside at UNEXSO, best Pina Colada in town !!! « less
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Activities for older children, Activities for young children
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Fort Collins, Colorado
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

Got to stay on the island and knew we wouldn't likely ever have the chance to see dolphins again, so we took the plunge and decided to go to UNEXSO & do a swim with the dolphins. The ride to the lagoon was lovely, especially because we were in the middle of the boat (no nausea!). We were at different... More

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Atlanta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

Tristan, Melissa and Ryan were awesome trainers. They made my 30th bday and swimming with dolphins such an amazing time. I swam with Coral and Kayla. Coco was the baby in the water. He is still learning but is super adorable. Great experience for the money!!!!

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Wesley Chapel, Florida
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 NEW

Took a Carnival Cruise last month and booked this excursion through them and SO glad that we did. This was definitely the highlight of our trip. We didn't do the deepwater as that was already book so we did the shallow water swim (a bit more expensive than the big group interaction but absolutely worth it). I would definitely do... More

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ohio
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34 reviews 34 reviews
11 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014 NEW

UNEXSO is a world class organization. I was able to do several dives with them. My favorite was the shark dive. I have done these dives on other islands but this was by far the best. We were able to see 12 or so sharks along with some huge groupers! Jarvis and Shelly were fantastic dive masters! Hope to dive... More

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Cincinnati
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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

I cannot swim and was very afraid of getting in the water with the dolphins. But the group I was with and the Dolphin Instructors made me feel at ease. I was able rub the Dolphins, feed fish to the Dolphins and take a picture with the Dolphins while they were kissing my cheek. The Instructors had the Dolphins do... More

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LOUNEXSO, General Manager at UNEXSO, responded to this review

We are so glad you stepped in to the water to enjoy your dolphin program. Thank you for sharing your experience and photos with the TripAdvisor community ! More

Dallas, Texas
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We booked our dolphin encounter through the Grand Lucayan. A short walk from the hotel to the dock and we were on our way. The short boat ride rough the canals were really nice and relaxing. The Unexso property was beautiful and the dolphin encounter was well run. We enjoyed the stories and personal knowledge of the dolphins we spent... More

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LOUNEXSO, General Manager at UNEXSO, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review, we hope to see you back at UNEXSO again ! More

Medford, Massachusetts
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

During our week in Freeport, we booked the Dolphin Experience and it was the highlight of our trip. Every aspect of it was easy, from booking to checking in to the trip out to the location to (especially) the time swimming with dolphins. I would recommend this particular experience to anyone spending time on Grand Bahama.

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LOUNEXSO, General Manager at UNEXSO, responded to this review

Thank you for your recommendation. We are happy that you enjoyed your experience with us and that it was the highlight of your stay in Grand Bahama. We hope to see you back at UNEXSO again soon ! More

Xenia, Ohio
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We visited UNEXSO on August 24, 2012 (no option to choose that date). Right from the beginning we were greeted with warmth and friendliness. We did the Dolphin swim experience and honestly it was amazing. The trainers were patient and very knowledgeable. The dolphins were friendly and never appeared agitated, bored or upset. To me this said that they were... More

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LOUNEXSO, General Manager at UNEXSO, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review. I am happy that we were able to provide you with lasting memories of your family vacation. We look forward to seeing you again ! More

Efland, North Carolina, United States
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43 reviews 43 reviews
19 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

We went snorkeling here with a Carnival Cruise excursion. They were a nice and polite group but it could have been managed better. We had a long wait before we could head out because they were looking for two people who hadn't shown up. We took the kids on their first snorkeling trip and they offered no instruction on the... More

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LOUNEXSO, General Manager at UNEXSO, responded to this review

We apologize that your snorkeling experience with us did not live up to your expectations. We provide an orientation and demonstration on the boat regarding the use of your snorkel gear and vest, this happens before the boat leaves the dock on every trip. Our apologies again for the delay you experienced while we located the other guests who had... More

Holland, Ohio
2 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

This was a great experience and well worth the money and memories. The trainers were fantastic and funny. The dolphins were great. A once in a lifetime experience and so glad we did it.

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LOUNEXSO, General Manager at UNEXSO, responded to this review

We are glad you enjoyed your program, thanks for the great review ! More

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