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This tour is awesome . We learned a lot .Biggie was an excellent instructor and driver. He told us about the island and the history of the island. Its worthy the $50. the beaches are clear blue . You visit 2 beaches and 2 caves . Beautiful sight.
Kevin, the tour guide and driver was fantastic. He was funny and interesting. We got a good over view of Freeport. The Lucayan park beach was the best. It was soooooo clear and white sand. The walk around the park was very relaxing. I would take this tour again and highly recommend that anyone who is out doorsy take this tour.
Very Educational Biggie was the best and the staff at Forbes H Charter knew their stuff. We left knowing a lot more about the island of Grand Bahama and the city of Freeport.
We called the previous day to confirm the 9am pickup and was told the pickup time would be 10am. The driver arrived shortly after 10. The East End excursion was very nice and informative.
I rated this a four, because the Ben's Cave wasn't very exciting. It was a cave. But, the beaches were just beautiful!! It was the beach that you read about, white sandy beaches and crystal clear water!! Just beautiful!! I even saw a wild stingray, it was right next to me!! I was too excited!!
The tour was very organized and our driver Biggie told us about the Bahamas and was interesting and informative. As soon as we step of the cruise, we were able to find the tour company and they lead us to our van. The van was pretty new and with AC. Biggie kept us in time to make sure we will return to port. The only thing I would have prefer to spend the time on the beach than looking at the caves. They were not interesting and only 2 of the them. The beach is beautiful, very shallow and gentle waves. It felt rushed just to have 1 hour there. After that, we stopped at a restaurant on the beach for another break. We ate and walk around the shore as well.
The tour itself was excellent, however, the Company forgot to pick us up. I had confirmed the day before with the Company agent who has a desk at the Grand Lucayan Hotel. I heard her call the main office and tell them the three of us were going on the tour. She told us to be at the front of the hotel 10 minutes before 10:00. We were there at 9:45. At 20 minutes to 11:00 the bell captain called there office and they sent another small bus to pick us up and we met the tour en route to the caves. The caves were good, but the beaches were spectacular!!
Awesome tour and the most amazing beach I have ever seen. Tour guide was very knowledgeable. Only downsides were the bus was over an hour late to the hotel (not unusual for the Bahamas though) and none of the entrance fees to the park and lunch costs were not included in the tour but it appeared when you purchased the tickets that they were so be prepared to bring extra cash for sure. Loved it and can't wait to go back!
Overall the tour was enjoyable. However our paperwork said the tour started at 9am. We were there at 8:45am, and found out the tour left at 8:30am. They found another driver to get us caught up with another tour group. The caves were small and overall not that excited. However, Gold Rock beach was amazing and the Banana Bay restaurant had some great food (we had the conch fritters). The tour guide was knowledgeable and friendly. Oh, and didn't realize that the entrance fee was included in our ticket price, so they asked us to pay it at the park, but after talking with them they let us go on without paying the extra money.
Caves were kind of disappointing in terms of size, but still nice to look at. Gold Rock Beach is everything that everyone says it is, and is located across the street from the National Park. The National Park only consisted of the two underground caves, however there is a nice walk through some beautiful landscape to the beach.
The cave is not huge, but most caves on islands are not. All of the bats in it was cool and I loved where they dropped you off for lunch. It was a nice resturant on the beach. I would highly recommend the banana bread and conch fritters!
The caves were a little less then I expected but then the beaches they took us to were great and it was fun seeing parts of the island. So over all it was a good time.
The beach was terrific and the lunch, not included, on Banana Bay was nice as well. The tour guide and driver were very informative and entertaining. The national park had been struck by fire and was still smoldering, and the cave tour was not as in depth as you would suspect from the description. Overall, worth doing but just consider it a nice day trip and sightseeing, and if you were going for the caves alone I would pass.