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  • Location: Freeport, Bahamas
  • Duration:  4 hours (approx.)
When your cruise ship pulls into Freeport, take a relaxing shore excursion to secluded Crystal Beach, a laid-back, family-friendly, white-sand beach at Paradise Cove in western Grand Bahama. Spend the morning or afternoon however you wish! Perhaps snorkel just off the shore on Deadman’s Reef, 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 Paradise Cove
  • Spend a relaxing morning or afternoon on the secluded white sands of Crystal 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: Paradise Cove Beach Snorkeling Tour

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 of town to Crystal Beach.

Located on the southwest coast of Grand Bahama, Crystal Beach is in Paradise Cove, 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 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.

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