Blue Lagoon Island Attractions
Swim with the Dolphins
and Dolphin Encounter
"Swim with the Dolphins"
— Blue Lagoon Island
Swimming with the Dolphins was
the highlight of our last trip to the Bahamas. If it's on your Bucket List... and If you
have the chance to experience a "Dolphin Encounter" — anywhere in
the world — don't pass it up. It's well worth it
the memories will last you a lifetime.
Visitors at Blue Lagoon's Dolphin Sanctuary can choose from one
of two exciting interactive
1. Swim with the Dolphins
The 30-minute "swim" includes touching, kissing, hugging, and
dancing with the bottlenose dolphins. Highlights include the Human
Hurdle (dolphin jumps over you), and the exhilarating Foot Push (dolphins
propel you through the water...photo below)— what a rush!
Note: Ladies, we suggest that you wear a "one-piece"
be prepared to hang on tight to your bikini bottoms —
2. Close Encounter
Interact with the dolphins from a waist deep platform. Enjoy playing,
kissing, hugging and dancing with the dolphins.
Observe & Take Photos
If you'd rather observe and not interact with the dolphins, you can watch
from the platform above and take photos and videos.
Dolphin Tour Hours
The tour is approximately 3 hours including the boat ride from Paradise
Island Ferry terminal.
"Swim" — Maximum 10 people
"Encounter" — Maximum 30 people
Following a short orientation, groups are fitted with life
jackets before getting into the water to interact with the dolphins
What To Bring
Bring a towel, sunscreen and a change of clothes. Lockers and showers
are available. We recommend that you do not wear your sunglasses
if you are participating in the "swim."
Don't forget your underwater "splash-proof" cameras
if you want to take up-close and personal photos of the dolphins.
Plan a fun Team-Building event or treat your Top Performers to a Swim with the Dolphins.
Photos, Videos & Gift Store
Purchase professional personalized photographs and a videotape of your
dolphin experience at the end of your tour. Buy t-shirts, jewelry and
other dolphin memorabilia at the island's gift store.
Be sure to make your dolphin reservations at least 3-6 months in advance — spaces
are limited and sell out quickly, especially during major holidays and
peak season. It's also one of the more popular excursions with cruise
ship passengers (ships are docked at Nassau).
Boat to Blue Lagoon
Boats depart from Paradise Island Ferry Terminal to Blue Lagoon Island
at 8:30am, 10:30am, 1:30pm and 3:30pm. It is recommended that you arrive
30 minutes before your boat departure time and check in at the ticket
When planning your trip, look for flights and cruises that go to Nassau.
Several cruise ships offer day trips to Blue Lagoon Island.
Sea Lion Encounters
During your visit to Dolphin Encounters, be sure
to visit the new Sea Lion Habitat. Six California Sea Lions (five
females and one male) joined the marine mammal family at Dolphin
Encounters on Blue Lagoon Island after surviving Hurricane Katrina and
the destruction of their former home in Mississippi.