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A SEA LION ENCOUNTER & BLUE LAGOON BEACH - HOTEL GUESTS ONLY

Per Person (Sea Lion and Beach Combo) $183 USD
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A SEA LION ENCOUNTER & BLUE LAGOON BEACH - HOTEL GUESTS ONLY

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I have learned, in the last few months, the difference between the many animal experiences that are promoted throughout the Caribbean. Some arrangements break my heart when I see these large mammals in a confined space. Others earn my respect. This company is a member of the Alliance of Marine Mammals Parks and Aquariums, as well as the International Marine Animal Trainers. They work hard at keeping their animal family content.

A first for the Bahamas, this thrilling close encounter with California sea lions promises to be interactive, educational, and entertaining for everyone.

Our Sea Lion Encounter allows guests an opportunity to experience these creatures up-close like never before in our pristine all-natural habitat. Upon arrival, you'll receive a short orientation and then you'll have the chance to kiss, hug, feed, and play with these affectionate and humorous marine mammals and see their habitat as well.

Your sea lion interaction will take place on specially designed, waist-deep water platforms submerged in a calm, private island lagoon with 10 or less guests in each program.

Non-participants may observe those in their party who are taking part in the program by paying $35 for the ferry ride from Paradise Island to Blue Lagoon. This observer fee is payable directly to the ferry and no reservations are necessary.

This trip also includes a day at the Blue Lagoon Island, so enjoy your day at Blue Lagoon Beach with lounging, relaxing, and lunch!

One of the few programs of its kind in the world, this unique experience is very popular. Book now to avoid disappoint!

  • This tour includes:
  • Learn about sea lions
  • Meet and interact with sea lions
  • Kiss, hug, feed, and play with the sea lions
  • Use of white sandy beaches at the Blue Lagoon Island
  • Access to Aqua Park
  • 1 grilled lunch per person to include: choice of 8 oz. Angus beef burger, 1/4 pound all-beef hot dog, chicken burger, or veggie burger; plantains, grilled corn, 3 bean salad, pickled beets, Junkanoo salad, peas and rice or French fries, fresh fruit, and choice of iced tea, lemonade and fruit punch
  • Calm lagoon and facilities, including double hammocks (based on availability)
  • Unlimited use of big boss noodles and inner tubes
  • Picnic tables and beach chairs (based upon availability)
  • Use of volleyball
  • Other water activities are available for rent: Kayaks $20, Aqua Bikes $15, Snorkeling $20

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Departures (local time)

  • 10:00 AM (5.5 hrs) Check in 30 minutes prior to scheduled time. Take 10:00am ferry to Blue Lagoon Island.

Transfer / Meeting Instructions

Taxi and Transfers Required Specific pick up or taxi instructions will appear on your voucher after you purchase your trip.

Special Instructions

• Bring along towels, reef-safe sunblock (no sprays), and a change of clothes.
•To ensure the safety of the animals, personal cameras, including cell phones or other electronic devices, cannot be used by guests in animal programs.
• Personalized videos ($58) and photos are sold on site. (Visa, MC, and American Express are accepted to purchase photos and videos.)
• Non-participants may observe those in their party who are taking part in a dolphin/sea lion/stingray/shark program. There is a $35 fee, per observer, for the ferry ride from Paradise Island to Blue Lagoon. This observer fee is payable directly to the ferry and no reservations are necessary.
• The Blue Lagoon Island Beach Day package includes access to the Aqua Park, Inner-tubes, Float mats and Noodles.
• Additional Alcoholic drinks can be ordered ala carte at the beach at an additional cost.
• You may also rent snorkeling gear, kayaks, aquabikes, or double pool loungers. There are lifeguards, changing rooms, showers, and a gift shop at our location.
• Other water activities are available for rent: Kayaks $20, Aqua Bikes $15, Snorkeling $20.
• No food or beverage items can be brought in. Blue Lagoon Island is a bottle-free zone.
• The taxi ride to the check-in spot takes about 15 minutes and costs approximately $5 per person, each way. You must arrive at the check-in location 30 minutes prior to departure time. More details will be on your voucher.
Ferries depart the Paradise Island Ferry Terminal for Blue Lagoon Island at 10:00 a.m.
Ferries depart Blue Lagoon Island for the return to the Paradise Island Ferry Terminal at 3:00 p.m.
• Blue Lagoon Island is officially an ECO tour destination awarded by Sustainable Travel International’s STEP certification program.

Restrictions

• At this time, the trip is only available for hotel guests.
• Children must be at least 8 years of age OR 48 inches tall to participate.
• Children ages 8-12 must be accompanied by a participating paying adult for this same program.
• Children ages 13-17 may participate on their own, but must have an adult present at the facility.
• For safety reasons, this experience is not advisable for pregnant women.
• No cameras are allowed on the platforms.
• Guests must be able to go up and down steps and a ramp to access the platform.
• The facilities are not wheelchair accessible.
• Alcoholic beverages are not allowed in the facilities.
• The rights are reserved to refuse service to any guest under the influence of alcohol or illegal drugs.
WE GO RAIN OR SHINE! NO REFUNDS FOR BAD WEATHER UNLESS THE PROGRAM OPERATOR CANCELS THE PROGRAM. NO REFUNDS IF PERSONS DO NOT MEET REQUIREMENTS OR VIOLATE RESTRICTIONS ABOVE.