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Rose Island Break

  • Cruise to a private beach on Rose Island in the Bahamas
  • Ideal for a shore excursion or for first-time visitors with limited time
  • Snorkel at an underwater reef with a guide; snorkeling equipment included
Rose Island Break
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Rose Island Break
This half-day excursion from Nassau combines a catamaran cruise, snorkeling excursion, and private beach—allowing you to experience multiple island highlights in one day. Board a catamaran and cruise to a private beach on Rose Island, stopping to snorkel and see coral formations, tropical fish, and maybe sea turtles or stingrays. This leaves enough time to relax on the beach or snorkel from shore.
What to Expect

Check-in for our excursion is at least 15 minutes prior to departure, at the Bay Street Marina on East Bay Street. 

At 10:00am sharp we preform a quick safety briefing and then load up our luxury catamaran and head out. First enjoy a short scenic tour of the Nassau Harbour, followed by a high speed run to the nearby Rose Island and surrounding reefs. Travel time is roughly 30 minutes to the first destination, where we take time to snorkel (gear provided). After about 45 minutes of sea exploration, we head to a secluded Rose Island beach for some rest and relaxation. Spend a couple of hours soaking in the sun and sipping a local beer* (after all, staying hydrated is important in paradise). We return to Nassau by 2:30pm. 

Our luxury style catamaran provides shaded, comfortable seating options, sun beds, and the convenience of a bathroom on board.

Tour includes: bottled water throughout the trip, soft drinks, light snacks and *local beers for adults (18+). 

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Reviewed 1 week ago
Excelent private tour 4,5h

The best boat tour in Nassau. Wonderful views in all the trip. The crew was very helpfull and we enjoy every minute.

Thank Isaac_Cunha
HarbourSafarisLtd, Manager at Harbour Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for your review of our Rose Island trip! We hope to have you on board one day again!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile
Great Trip

Went out July 17th with my wife and 2 girls (8 & 9 years old). Had a great time! We got to snorkel with some sea turtles and Rose Island was absolutely the best beach we went to on our week trip. Grouper was fantastic...More

Thank Justin A
HarbourSafarisLtd, Manager at Harbour Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We are happy to hear you and your family thoroughly enjoyed our Rose Island Beach and Snorkel tour! Please visit again soon.

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Reviewed June 27, 2018 via mobile
Rose Island Break Fantastic!

Thanks Captain Grouper and first mate Shay! You made our experience absolutely wonderful! Seeing the sea life along with the turtles will be something we talk about for a long time. Rose Island was truly paradise! We would suggest this highly to anyone! We hope...More

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HarbourSafarisLtd, Manager at Harbour Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded June 28, 2018

Thank you so much for reviewing our Rose Island snorkel and beach tour. Hopefully we'll see you on board again one day!

Reviewed June 17, 2018

This tour was one of the best we went in Nassau. Great crew, that know the area, great spots for snorkeling, great beach stop for warm water swim and cold drinks. Thanks again for wonderful time Captain "Grouper" and the crew.

Thank KamilGolis
HarbourSafarisLtd, Manager at Harbour Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded June 18, 2018

Thank you so much for taking the time to review our Rose Island Snorkel and Beach Tour! We're so happy to hear you had such a wonderful day with our crew! Come back soon!

Reviewed May 10, 2018
Exceeded our expectations

It was a beautiful tour with espectacular stops to do snorkeling. They really know the area. We saw the turtles and the ship was very comfortable. Grouper rocks!!

1  Thank Christian C
HarbourSafarisLtd, Manager at Harbour Safaris, responded to this reviewResponded May 10, 2018

Thank you for reviewing our Rose Island Beach and Snorkel tour! We're happy you had a great time with Captain Grouper!

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Helder M
July 6, 2018|
Response from Justin A | Reviewed this property |
Not on this specific trip. We were out there yesterday and they said you have to do a full day trip because their spot to see pigs is much further out.
Kathy M
April 18, 2018|
Response from BigMoose36 | Reviewed this property |
I believe so, we met at 9h45 and left the port at 10h after a short debrief. I believe we were back around 14h30. No matter what, it is definitely worth it - It felt like we did quite a lot in the 4-ish hours and were left... More
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