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  • Location:Freeport, Bahamas
  • Duration:4 hours (approx.)

Freeport Shore Excursion: Deadman's Reef Snorkeling and Beach Escape

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When your cruise ship pulls into Freeport, head over to Deadman's Reef on Grand Bahama. Spend the morning or afternoon however you wish! Perhaps snorkel just off the shore, where you’ll see tropical fish, sea turtles and shellfish (equipment included); go swimming in the shallow water; or just enjoy soaking up the sunshine without dealing with typical beach crowds. Food and drinks available for purchase at the beach bar.


  • Grand Bahama shore excursion to Deadman's Reef
  • Spend a relaxing morning or afternoon on the secluded white sand beach
  • Spot turtles, fish or dolphins as you snorkel on Deadman’s Reef
  • Food and drinks available at the beach bar (own expense)
  • Covered by Viator’s worry-free policy: guaranteed on-time return to your ship

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What You Can Expect

Freeport Shore Excursion: Deadman's Reef Snorkeling and Beach Escape

Soak up the sun in Freeport!

Your shore excursion starts at the Freeport cruise port, where you'll meet your guide and head to your coach for the 12-mile (20-km) drive west towards Deadman's Reef.

Located on the southwest coast of Grand Bahama, Deadman's Reef is an off-the-beaten-path stretch of coastline where you can relax without the crowds and vendors found on the better-known beaches. You have about three hours to enjoy the beach at your leisure.

Your guide is on hand to provide you with a mask, snorkel and fins and give you some tips on snorkeling safety. Then just walk straight into the water and snorkel right off the shore! Deadman’s Reef is one of Grand Bahama's top off-shore reefs, home to marine creatures like colorful fish, shellfish, sea turtles and even dolphins.

If you’re not into snorkeling, you can still spot some marine life by simply walking out into the crystal-clear water and watching the fish swim by. And when you need a snack or refreshing beverage, pop into the beach bar for a conch burger, hot dog or lobster salad, or maybe a piña colada or other tropical drink.

When your beach time is up, you’ll be driven back to the cruise port.

Worry-free Shore Excursion:
We will ensure your timely return to the Freeport port for this activity. In the rare event your ship has departed, we will arrange for transportation to the next port-of-call. If your ship is delayed and you are unable to attend this activity, your money will be refunded. See our terms and conditions for full details.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2015

This tour was amazing!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2015

We had a great time exploring Freeport at Deadman’s Reef! Our tour guides were excellent, explaining many of the wonderful details and facts from the island and were extremely friendly. The beach itself was nice and quiet, the water clear and beautiful. We didn’t get to explore much due to being there in December, it was a bit cold but we did get in for a little. We saw a stingray hanging out on the beach front and there was thousands of jelly fish, [they didn’t sting] which was quite awesome, I have never gotten to swim with jelly fish! The kids loved picking them up! There were also some tropical fish closer into shore, but it was too cold for us to venture out to the main reef, I am sure it was filled with beautiful fish. There was a place for you to grab food and drinks if you were hungry. There was also other things you could rent, such as kayaks, paddle boards, floatation devices, and etc. It was a great trip and I would recommend it to anybody!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

My excursion was awesome! My cruise changed the ports from Freeport on Wednesday to Friday. I was able to call the company and they changed my excursion date from Wednesday to Friday with no problems and we appreciated it. Our guide Bryce was very knowledgeable and friendly. It was worth the cost. We were able to snorkel from 130p to 430p at our leisure all equipment was included. The only additional cost was the floatation device , locker and food at Paradise Cove which is all optional. I will definitely use Fran Tours again and recommend them to my friends and family when they visit Freeport. Thanks for making my trip a memorable experience!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2014

We were picked up right on time. We were the only ones to get on the bus but the guide was still amazing. We learned a lot about the island. We got to the beach and it was beautiful. We saw a lot of fish and we found a lot of coral. We had drinks and cochlear fritters. I highly recommend this tour.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2014

Our family had a great time on this excursion at less cost than Carnivals excursion that was at the beach next to us. Our family of 4 had the beach to ourselves for the first hour and for the next 2 hours only 5 other people were on our stretch of beach. Good snorkelling and a super clean snack bar/ bar/ bathroom/ shower building.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2014

We would have never gone on the excursion if another family hadn't been there too. We were waiting at Senor Frogs like we were supposed too and no one showed up. The other family had a phone and called the number on the receipt we had printed as a receipt. We were then told to walk to another area outside the gate and wait a few minutes. A stretch limo picked us up. The driver was very nice and apologetic. He had not received the information about picking us up until we called them. So technically we wouldn't have gone if it hadn't been for the other family having a phone. We started about 30 minutes behind schedule, but after the initial confusion, it was great. We had a limo ride, we had a great time snorkeling, all the people at the beach were nice and friendly. We loved the snorkeling. When we finished snorkeling, a bus picked us up. A very nice girl was driving and she took us on a scenic tour on the way back to the ship. She was very informative about the island and she stopped a couple times for us to look at things. Overall, we had a great time. I am so thankful we got to go after the confusion.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2014

This excursion was excellent. Van took us to a beach we had to ourselves. All equipment was provided and instruction was given to the first time snorklers. Water was clear as glass and the sea life was amazing. The staff prepared fresh conk fritters... delicious! Book with confidence.

4 star rating: Recommended June 2015

The snokeling was awesome! It could have been a lot better had the mouth pieces not had holes in them.. They were constantly feeling with water. We saw some amazing fish and reef and some turtles. Just take your own gear!

4 star rating: Recommended September 2014

A little rough getting started, but once we got started it was nice. It was a out of the way cove which was clean and well maintained. The snorkeling area was "picked over well". The food and drink service was top notch. Not a five star, due to lack of luxury atmosphere. We enjoyed it!

4 star rating: Recommended August 2014

Very nice experience, the beach was beautiful and transportation to and from the cruise ship was great.The tour guides were very friendly and helpful.

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