Glass-bottom Boat Tour of Nassau Harbor & Sea Gardens
- Narrated harbor cruise: You'll board a 70-foot, double-decker glass-bottom boat to navigate Nassau's busy harbor in search of historically significant sites and stars' homes.
- Nassau Sea Gardens: Get an up-close perspective of the mysterious world thriving under the turquoise waves as you gaze out massive glass windows on the bottom of your vessel.
- Fish feeding: Your arrival at the Nassau Sea Gardens is a clanging dinner bell for colorful marine species to gather as you get the chance to feed your new fishy friends.
- The Mahoney wreck: Weather permitting, you'll also have a chance to explore the bona fide wreck of a 212-foot steel ship, scattered across the ocean floor 25-45 feet down.
About this Nassau Tour
Nassau boasts a rich past kept alive through a roster of heritage sites, including Fort Charlotte, Rawson Square, the Queen's Staircase, Pompey Square, and others. Your guide will narrate the island's vibrant story and point out some of the top historic and cultural attractions, in addition to celebrity homes viewable from the harbor. (You should know that Oprah Winfrey, Tiger Woods, and Tom Cruise all boast Bahamian properties in their real estate portfolios.)
When you reach the Nassau Sea Gardens, an expert "glass reporter" will school you on the diversity of marine life in the Bahamas' more than 900-square-miles of reefs. Some of the more exotic species include the green moray eel, cinnamon clownfish, queen angelfish, barracuda, Nassau grouper, and inflatable porcupine fish. Gather around the expansive viewing windows on the bottom level of the boat so you can get an eyeful of the kaleidoscope of life swirling beneath you.
Here fishy, fishy! This is your opportunity to feed the wildlife swarming the boat, so join in this frenzy of fun. If the weather cooperates, your tour will also include an over-water exploration of the Mahoney wreck, site of the 1929 sinking of what was once a 212-foot steel freighter and is now rabble scattered across the ocean floor. Go ahead and peer through the glass windows at what's left. It's quite a spectacle.
If you haven't slipped into a laid-back Bahamian vibe just yet, you certainly will on the return trip. Music will weave its magic through the air as you sip your complimentary rum punch or fruit punch and cruise back to port. As the locals would say, "You gonna have a good time, hey?"
The Ma-who-ney Wreck?
Candace, a 212-foot private yacht built in the 1880s, had what you could call an identity crisis. She switched careers multiple times to become a flagship for British admiralty, a lighthouse tender, and a freighter. She also changed her moniker to Firequeen, then Firebird and, finally, Bahomian. When she split in two and sunk during a hurricane one fateful day in 1929, the site of her demise was named the Mahoney wreck. Why Mahoney? To this day, no one knows.
On a cruise ship? Meet at departure point at cruise ship dock. All other travelers meet in front to the Straw Market. Look for our Representative with the GoBe sign.
A complimentary rum or fruit punch is included. There is a cash bar with additional beverages available for purchase.
Travelers board vessel via a gangway. Vessel can accommodate those travelers with limited mobility and folding wheelchairs.
Boat Tour, Wilderness/Wildlife, Family Friendly, Scenic
2000 72' Defender Yacht Fiberglass Glass Bottom Boat
Tour Participation Requirements
This experience is rated mild. To participate fully, you may be required to walk over primarily even surfaces at a leisurely pace. You may encounter a limited number of steps, cobblestones, or uneven surfaces, and you may have to stand for extended periods of time.
Suitable for all ages, but if you are under 18 years of age you won't be able to drink alcohol on this tour. 18 is the legal age to consume alcohol in the Bahamas. Bring your ID to prove your age if you are asked.
Full refunds issued for cancellations made 7 full days prior to the date and time of requested services. Cancellations made within the 7-day and 72-hour window will receive a 50% refund of purchase total. Purchases are non-refundable inside of 72 hours.
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