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Stingray Encounter

See stingrays up close and explore a private island on this relaxing Bahamas stingray excursion.

Bahamas Stingray Excursion

See stingrays up close on this unique Nassau excursion. During this island getaway, you will have the chance to touch Southern stingrays, which can reach four feet in diameter! This is the only place in all of Nassau where you can interact with this particular species. Don't miss out on this exclusive Nassau stingray experience.

When you arrive on the island, staff members will break travelers up into groups. Your tour guide will provide information about this species of ray, then you'll head down to the water and begin the stingray encounter. For about half an hour, a trainer will talk about stingrays and give you the opportunity to pet and feed one. You can even have a photo taken with a stingray for an additional fee (not included).

The rest of your time on the island is free time - spend it however you like. You can work on your tan, go kayaking, enjoy a cold drink or just relax. Restrooms, fresh water showers, and foot baths are provided in different areas around the island. Don't worry about getting back in a hurry, as the first departure from the island to downtown begins at 12:00 PM. The staff on the island will schedule your departure accordingly in order to ensure you are back to your ship on time.

Please Note: Cameras, cellphones, and loose items like jewelry are NOT permitted during the animal interaction portion of the tour.

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Tour Type
Group
 
Group Size
Standard
 
Activity Type(s)
Scenic, Water/Beach, Active
 
Tour Duration
4.50 Hours
 
Activity Level
Moderate
 
Tour Leaves From
An approximately 10 to 20 minute walk from the cruise ship pier.
 
Food/Beverage Provided
Not Included
 
Special Instructions
We recommend wearing your bathing suit under comfortable light clothing. A towel, sunglasses, sunscreen, and a hat is suggested.
 
Restrictions
The minimum age to participate is 5 years of age. Children 5 to 17 years of age must have a paying adult accompany them on the encounter and on the island, who can sign a waiver. All participants must be able to swim. Pregnant woman are not permitted to participate on this program. The legal age to drink alcohol on the island is 21 years of age. Food and alcohol cannot be brought onto the island. There are no lifeguards on duty and all guests swim at their own risk. Guests not on a marine encounter will not have access to the marine encounter / habitat area. Loose jewelry or anything on a strap is not allowed in the water with the sting rays or dolphins. Please note cameras and cellphones are NOT permitted during the animal interaction portion of the tour.
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About Shore Excursions Group
ABOUT US
Shore Excursions Group was created with one goal in mind: to provide exceptional travel experiences to cruise passengers in the ports they visit around the world. To accomplish this, we have compiled an exceptional array of tours delivered by local experts with decades of experience serving travelers and delivering excellent tours. Our owners and management team are comprised of seasoned travel industry executives who leverage their considerable experience to deliver memories of a lifetime.

We are experts in providing exceptional shore excursions. We understand that in today's fast paced world, vacations have become an increasingly important way to relax, reconnect with family and friends, and experience new and interesting places. With this in mind, we provide the highest quality tours by performing extensive research, and detailed reviews. While other companies also offer excursions, we strongly believe our expertise and approach set us apart. The large cruise lines sell shore excursions - typically in very large groups visiting high traffic sites. We focus on smaller groups visiting more interesting and authentic locations using more personalized local operators. While the cruise lines are experts in delivering cruises, we are experts in delivering shore excursions.

Our Approach
We believe quality service is not only highly valued by customers, but ultimately leads to better experiences and higher satisfaction. Unlike the cruise lines and other tour companies that rely almost entirely on websites, we encourage customers to call us. We want to invest our time answering your questions, providing input, and selecting the excursions that best meet your needs.

Our Tours
Our goal is to provide customers a wide array of exciting, appealing, and enriching tours. For those customers who prefer to travel in smaller groups with more personalized service, we offer a wide variety of small group tours around the world. These tours generally range in size from 2-12 people compared to larger tours which can number up to 50 people. While exploring the destinations and ports on this website, feel free to search for these "Small Group Tours". For those customers interested in private tours, we offer many outstanding excursions that allow you to travel with your party alone and, in many cases, to fully customize your tour. Search for "Private Tours" if you are interested in this experience. Our "Scenic" tours provide up close and personal access to some of the most spectacular natural environments on Earth from majestic glaciers in Alaska to spectacular reefs in the Caribbean. Our "Cultural" tours allow customers to experience local customs, entertainment and culinary delights ranging from tribal dances in Alaska to an outstanding local meal in Santorini, Greece. Our "Active" tours offer a multitude of exciting and adventurous ways to experience our destinations. Our customers can kayak the turquoise waters of the Caribbean, hike to a spectacular waterfall in Hawaii, or bicycle through quaint villages in France. Our "City" tours allow travelers to see the highlights of great cities around the world with unique insights provided by our expert tour guides.

Our People
In our experience, exceptional travel experiences are almost always delivered by exceptional people. With that in mind, we utilize a comprehensive approach to select and employ the leading tour guides and tour providers around the globe. We hold our people to very high standards which we measure by our comprehensive Quality Control process and, most importantly, by our customer feedback, which we will actively seek from each of our customers.

Our Owners
Shore Excursions Group is owned by seasoned travel executives possessing extensive experience across many sectors within the travel industry.

Bradford J. Miller
Mr. Miller is the former Executive Vice President and Chief Development Officer for Abercrombie & Kent, the World's leading luxury travel company. In that role, Mr. Miller was responsible for contributing to Abercrombie & Kent's international growth through the development and acquisition of tour products and travel experiences around the world with a specific focus on cruising and land based experiences. Prior to joining Abercrombie & Kent, Mr. Miller held a variety of executive positions with Royal Caribbean International and Celebrity Cruises for more than a decade. These positions included Vice President of Guest Sales & Service, Vice President of Brand Development, and Vice President of Onboard Revenue (which included shore excursions). Mr. Miller also led Celebrity Expeditions, a collection of outstanding and unique tours around the World.

Michael Bonner
Mr. Bonner has over a decade of experience working in the cruise industry in a variety of roles for both Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. and Viking River Cruises. Most recently, Mr. Bonner was the Chief Operating Officer for The Scholar Ship, a Royal Caribbean program aimed at providing college students onboard educational programs in conjunction with enriching shore excursions around the world. Mr. Bonner also helped co-manage Viking River Cruises U.S. Operations, and he ran the corporate, strategic, and deployment planning functions at Royal Caribbean. While at Royal Caribbean, Mr. Bonner was responsible for forming Royal Celebrity Tours, Royal Caribbean's land-based tour operation in Alaska, which takes cruise passengers on multiple day tours through the interior of Alaska either before or after their cruises. Prior to working at Royal Caribbean, Mr. Bonner was a consultant for Booz Allen & Hamilton.

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Prices are per-person based on double occupancy, unless otherwise noted.