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Tour guide was great, wanted to spend more time at Luciyan beach. All in all a great time and good value.
A great value and a nice way to see The Bahamas. Kevin from Heaven gave us a very knowledgeable tour, including an appreciation for local music. The park and beach took my breath away. Amazing lunch at the restaurant.
The tour was everything promised but it did start out weird. There were no instructions on who or where to meet. At the port we asked around and were shuffled from one friendly face to another. We finally found a tour group that made some calls and added us to their group although they did not seem to be expecting us . After that we had a fine time with a terrific tour guide who showed us the ecosystems nd natural history of the island and a spectacular beach right out of the Pirates movie. Finally to a beach club whet we bought the best conch fritters I ever had. He then made a special trip to return us to our dock in plenty of time. So a good experience but some logistical issues. I do wonder what may have happens if this we had not found this tour group in a bustling port. Likely we'd have a very different review.
The best part about this tour BY FAR were the 2 beaches we stopped at: Gold Rocks Beach and one other beach, both private and PRISTINE. This is where Pirates of the Caribbean was filmed, and it was unbelievably gorgeous! The tour guide was very nice and funny, but I wish we would have rushed more through the park tour on our own quickly to spend more time on the beach! We were gone all day and felt that we got a lot for our money!
Once we got past some confusion in regard to overbooking and having to wait for a larger bus, we enjoyed the tour. Biggie our Guide was very informative about local history and information. The caves were small but interesting. The walk to the beach nice, Gold Rock Beach was breathtaking!
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!
Guide was informative, Lucayan NP caves were OK but small the main reason I wanted to go on this excursion was to hang out at Golden Beach and that was great!!!
Caves were nice the beach was beautiful, the lunch took a while.
Der Park war absolut uninteressant,es war nur ein hingekarre dann wurden wir in einer Runde durch den Park geschickt um dann auf der anderen Straßenseite über Stege zum Strand weitergeleitet. Der Strand war allerdings sehr schön und wir konnten auch baden. Die Mittagspause fand auch an einem schönen Strand statt, aber das Essen war sehr teuer und hätte nach drei stunden wirklich nicht sein müssen. Damit überbrückte man natürlich die zeit um uns danach wieder zurück zu bringen.
We were picked up promptly at the dock and transferred to a smaller tour bus at the Straw Market. We made three additional stops at area hotels to pick up more passengers. We were about 10 miles from the Park when our driver/guide got a call about additional passengers. We waited on the side of the road for 15 minutes and then doubled back to meet a bus with the other folks. After leaving Freeport at 10 AM, we finally arrived at the Park at 11:45. The caves (really just sinkholes) were OK, but the beach was incredible. Would like to have had more time there. On the way back to Freeport we stopped at a nice beachfront restaurant for lunch. The food was good and the prices reasonable. Our driver/guide was great - very knowledgeable and friendly. Would have been 4 stars except for the delays.
This tour is interesting for people who want to learn of the geology of the area. The beach is fantastic but if travelers are looking for paradise by land, they won't find it here....hurricane ravaged...
Our guide was helpful and informative....many stops to fill the bus on the way really cut into
oursightseeing time since we only had a few hours....overall, tour is good for those wanting a geographic taste of the are.
About an hour was wasted picking up people at various locations. The cave tour was short (which was good because there isn't much to see) and we got to spend just over an hour at Gold Rock beach, which was beautiful. There were just a handful of people at the beach. I wish I could have spent more time at this beach. What they don't mention is that they also take you to Banana Bay, where there is a local restaurant that you can eat at for lunch. The beach here was a little more crowded and the beach itself wasn't nearly as nice as Gold Rock Beach.
This is a good way tour the island for the first time, especially if you want to get away from the crowds. Our tour guide was very knowledgable and gave an in-depth background of the island history. We got back to our cruise ship on time.
would like to have stayed longer at the beach and not as long at the National Park area.
I was very disappointed in this trip. We were given the incorrect time to catch the bus - had to take another bus to catch up to ours. The Lucayan National Park was not at all what I expected - there was no visitor center, the caves were very small (looked more like a small homemade pond with a few rocks around it ) , the bathroom facility was an outhouse. The beach was also a big disappointment - most of the sand area was covered with dead trees, there was no place to change into bathing suits, and we only had about an hour to spend at the beach. Most of the trip it seemed was spent riding on the bus and unfortunately it was through a part of the country with very little to look at. I definitely would not recommend this trip.