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Pearl Island Escape with Snorkeling Experience and Lunch

The Bahamas, The Bahamas
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icon5 hours  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds


Spend the day on the private Pearl Island in the Bahamas, just minutes away from Nassau via boat. Go snorkeling using the provided equipment, lounge on either of the two white sand beaches, and pause midday to refuel with a traditional Bahamian lunch.
  • Full use of the Pearl Island facilities for the day, including beach chairs, umbrellas, water sports equipment
  • Choose to snorkel independently or join a guided snorkel tour
  • Traditional Bahamian lunch
  • Round-trip transportation from Nassau
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Roundtrip Ferry Transportation
Guided snorkeling adventure
Traditional Bahamian Lunch
Two White-Sand Beaches to Enjoy
Kayaks & Standup Paddle Boards
Access to Iconic Lighthouse
Shaded Decks & Beach Chairs
Full Bathroom Facilities
Fresh-water Showers
Use of Snorkeling equipment
Water Mats and Water Trampoline
Locker rental ($10/day)
Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Bahamas , 2 Marina Drive Paradise Island N.P, The Bahamas

Our ferry departs at the Paradise Island Ferry Terminal, East Dock behind Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville on Paradise Island. The Paradise Island Ferry Terminal is located between the two main bridges that connect Paradise Island and Nassau, Bahamas.

This activity will end right where it started.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Pearl Island is Cashless: We accept ONLY credit or debit cards due to new health regulations
  • Please bring beach towel, credit card, swimwear, sun protection, hat/sunglasses, an extra set of clothes (just in case), camera
  • Children 3 years and younger are complimentary.
  • Guests 17 and younger must be accompanied by a paying adult.
  • All guests participating in the snorkel tour must be 8 years or older.
  • Place of Departure: Paradise Island Ferry Terminal
  • Proof of age required with photo ID
  • Check-in is 15 minutes prior to the booked tour start time.
  • Pearl Island reserves the right to search bags before departure.
  • No outside food or drinks are allowed except Baby food and formula.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Please bring your own mask to cover your mouth and nose.
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • All guests are required to follow COVID-19 Health & Safety Protocols
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Pearl Island Bahamas
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Pearl Island Escape with Snorkeling Experience and Lunch?
A:The policy on face masks and attendee health is:

  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
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What is the policy on sanitization during Pearl Island Escape with Snorkeling Experience and Lunch?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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What is the social distancing policy during Pearl Island Escape with Snorkeling Experience and Lunch?
A:The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Pearl Island Escape with Snorkeling Experience and Lunch.
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Pearl Island Escape with Snorkeling Experience and Lunch?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Pearl Island Escape with Snorkeling Experience and Lunch.

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  • "There were lounge chairs wherever you wanted: beach, covered cabanas, deck." See review

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Worth the money… I...
, Aug 2022
Worth the money… I honestly do think they should offer you more than water with a nice lunch. Perhaps a soda or two or ice cold bottle of water.
Beautiful Pearl in Paradise
, Jul 2022
(2 adults - 2 children ages 8 & 13) We enjoyed a wonderful day at Pearl Island celebrating my husband's and daughter's birthdays. I've always taught my children, an experience is what you make it with whatever attitude you carry going into it be flexible. We saw many fish during our hour of snorkeling, my youngest daughter loved it!(downfall, I am an excellent swimmer and didn't enjoy snorkeling in a lifejacket, but understand the safety aspect). Lunch was delicious, the fried fish so tastey. (There are other options if you don't like seafood.) The staff made sure my husband & daughter felt celebrated. We really enjoyed playing on the water mats anchored in the lagoon. Go with a flexible, positive attitude and you'll have a wonderful day just as we did.
Fun in the sun
, Jul 2022
The ride to the island was short and sweet and the island itself was great along with the staff... The food was great and well portioned.
Great experience on Pearl Island
, Jul 2022
Great lunch, beach, and snorkeling. Wish the snorkeling time was a little longer, but we had a great time.
, Jul 2022
Amazing views, great food, but I wish I would have booked more of these adventures! Half day wasn’t enough.
Beautiful view Clearwater
, Jul 2022
It was nice hot water wasn’t there we missed the water should you take shower but we’re like it it was very clean nice place got the food beautiful view
10 min of snorkeling - that's it.
, Jul 2022
Actual snorkeling was approximately 10-15 minutes. There was a half hour time slot that you signed up for but much of that time was waiting for instructions, getting gear and taking off gear. Definitely not worth what we paid. The island was also very crowded. The beach area was very small with few water toys (kayaks, etc) and they boated in the swimming area. The lunch was decent. Definitely would recommend finding another excursions, especially if snorkeling is the reason you're booking this one.
Come See the Pretty Fishies!!
, Jul 2022
Overall a really fun experience. The waters were a bit choppy the day we went snorkeling and it was not as relaxing as I would of liked but what can you do about that? You get to see plenty of really beautiful fish though and that was awesome. Snorkeling guides were engaging and friendly. Food is local Bahamian style (chicken, peas and rice, coleslaw, etc) and very filling. After you’re done snorkeling (or before you snorkel, depending on which snorkel time you sign up for) there’s a pretty, small beach you can play around in. There is a full bar on the island too. One thing to mention, Viator offers an all-inclusive Private Ocean View Cabana experience at Pearl Island as well. Snorkeling is included in that cabana experience. My wife and I bought both the snorkeling package and cabana experience for separate days, not realizing you had an opportunity to snorkel with the cabana experience. So if you don’t mind spending extra money and you want to get your drinks comped, definitely choose the cabana experience instead.
Slice of Private Island Paradise
, Jul 2022
Amazing trip! This island was absolutely stunning and the snorkeling was great! We saw so many fish and the lunch served was delicious! Brown rice, fried fish, bbq chicken and coleslaw was served along with cold drinks. A bar is available for alcoholic drinks. There are also paddle boards, kayaks, corn hole and other games for you to enjoy. All in all, highly recommend!
Great day trip!
, Jul 2022
Nice half day trip! Enjoyed kayaks and the lunch was great! Peaceful floating on the water on the moored floats.
Decent but Not Worth the Money
, May 2022
This was a decent excursion but I don’t feel like it was worth the money. We took a charter boat to Pearl Island, but there was no personal service when we were on the boat. There were no drinks which wasn’t the end of the world, but it got hot on the way back. No tour guide on a speaker telling us about the island or what we were seeing. The island is cute with a great lighthouse to visit, snorkeling, paddle boards, kayaks etc. Lots to do and fun things for the kids. Lunch was local fare which was decent but not the best for kids. No other food options. If they could make the boat ride more fun and give you a couple more food options on the island, I would totally recommend.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Bring your own food
, Apr 2022
Trip was ok, the Island was pretty, the glass bottom portion of the boat was closed, my kids weren’t allowed to snorkel because the water was choppy. Lifeguards/attendants are few and far in between. You can purchase drinks, but not food or snacks and you’re there for 4 hours. Lunch was 1 piece of chicken and rice with a 6 oz cup of ice tea or water. I was expecting fresh fruit, chips, cans of juice or soda. Definitely not worth the price just to take a boat to an island. The water activities were also misrepresented. The whole beach is fighting over 4 kayaks, 4 paddle boards and 2 beach beds.
2 travelers found this review helpful
Hope there was a clear communication about snorkling.
, Apr 2022
We paid 200 dollars but did not get to snorking at all. If they cannot provide snorking due to wind, they suppose to cancel. Food and island were okay. We were so unhappy that we could not do snorkling.
1 traveler found this review helpful
10 out of 10 experience!...
, Apr 2022
10 out of 10 experience! We had the best day and this place is stunning! The drinks are great and the food was very good. I highly recommend. My only complaint is that I wanted to stay longer! Book this trip. You will not be disappointed.
Best ever
, Apr 2022
It was a great experience. Very friendly staff. Good food. Everyone in group was so nice I’ll be back
Fun and great trip
, Apr 2022
Eventhough we didn't get the opportunity to snorkel because of the strong current in the snorkeling area, we had an amazing experience. The food was tasty. The view was great and we saw alot of fishes near the rocks where the cabanas are so don't really need to go that far to snorkel and see some cute fishes. There are kayaks, paddle boards and floaties that are free to use but are limited so you have to be fast to use some of it. The staff were so helpful and friendly.
Such a fun day on a beautiful island!
, Mar 2022
My twin teen daughters and i chose Pearl island for snorkeling. The boat ride was incredibly pleasant and not too long. It was a beautiful trip. Pearl island is exquisite and the entire staff is lovely. We had a great time snorkeling, sunning and playing on the beach! The lunch was delicious and we purchased strawberry daiquiris on the opposite end bar. I highly recommend Pearl island. It’s a wonderful excursion. We want to go back!
Wonderful day on Pearl Island!
, Mar 2022
Wonderful day spent on a beautiful island! We all had a fabulous time on this great excursion. A large family including an 8 week old baby enjoyed this trip. We swam in the sea, played on the beach, had a delicious lunch then snorkelled with the fish.
Fantastic Bahama Experience
, Mar 2022
A quick and scenic boat ride by paradise island leading to pearl island. The island was fantastic and had drinks, snorkeling, chairs to relax and a delicious lunch. Would highly recommend for anybody looking for a relaxing and fun excursion.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Do Something else
, Mar 2022
The island was ok. Snorkeling was good. Lunch was ok. The trip back to the dock was way too long. They picked up passengers from the cruise ships and had to take them to their dock. 20 minute boat ride took us an hour. They had the music up very loud and you couldn’t hear people talk. I understand the party atmosphere but need to dial down the music. I wouldn’t recommend it. Find something else to do.
1 traveler found this review helpful

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