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Sandy Toes Full Day Excursion to Rose Island

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  • 6 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Cruise to the pristine Rose Island during this trip from Nassau. On this half-day excursion, relax on the remote beach, participate in group activities or snorkel in the calm, turquoise waters. Enjoy kayaking, play beach volleyball or explore the island on foot before indulging in a delicious buffet-style lunch.
  • Admire the Bahamian views as you cruise to and from the island by boat
  • Enjoy free time on a private beach in the Caribbean
  • Snorkel over coral reefs or stretch out in a hammock
  • Buffet lunch with lemonade included

What's Included

  • Full Bahamian lunch: barbecue chicken, hot dogs, mixed green salad, vegetable pasta salad,
  • Professional guide
  • Use of snorkel equipment (refundable deposit of USD $10)
  • Swimming pig interaction!
  • Round trip boat transportation
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Complimentary Lemonade during lunch service
  • Gratuities
  • Use of kayaks
  • Use of floats
  • You must make your own way to the departure point the morning of the excursion.

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Paradise Island Ferry Terminal
    Paradise Beach Dr, The Bahamas

    THIS IS ON PARADISE ISLAND. Sandy Toes enforces a strict check-in policy. Check-in closes 30 min prior to 10:00am. Any guest who has not checked in by 9:30am on the day of their excursion forfeits their seat and is subject to the tour's 100% cancellation fee, and will be deemed a "no-show" guest.

Start time

09:30 am

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Arrange for a pick-up or make your way to the Paradise Island Ferry Terminal to catch your boat to Rose Island.

Climb aboard while finding the perfect spot on board to watch the shoreline of Nassau recede as you sail away. 

Upon arrival at Rose Island, choose from an array of activities. Simply find a sunny or shady place on the pristine beach to relax and read a book or take a nap. Sidle up to the beach bar and indulge in a drink or two while listening to some island rhythms (own expense). Don snorkel gear and take to the sea to explore the underwater world bustling with living coral and schools of brilliantly colored tropical fish. Stroll down the island's winding paths and wade in the tidal pools. 

Your guide organizes group activities like beach volleyball and dizzy lizard, or you can rent a float or kayak. Sign up for a guided snorkeling tour or watch a fish-feeding show. All additional activities are at your own expense. 

Sit down for a buffet lunch on the pavilion overlooking the gorgeous harbor. See a sample buffet lunch menu in the Itinerary section. Savor the local flavors, accompanied by complimentary lemonade and a fully stocked cash bar. Then, stretch out in a hammock under a palm tree or lounge on the palm-shaded deck.

At the end of your remote tropical island adventure, enjoy the cruise back to Nassau.

Sandy Toes

This 6-hour excursion includes a scenic 30-minute boat ride to and from Rose Island and welcome drink upon arrival. Once at Sandy Toes, an array of activities are available to our guests including our guided snorkelling tour, private beach, hammock garden, and our very own Rose Island Swimming Pigs! We also include a delicious Bahamian buffet lunch, served on our southern pavilion overlooking picturesque Lower Harbour, and feature our very own Sandy Toes Gift Shop with one-of-a-kind souvenirs. River tube floats and kayaks are available for rent, and we also offer beachside massages treatments for an additional fee. Fresh water showers and air-conditioned bathrooms are also available on the island for the comfort of our guests! Our Beach Bar is a great social atmosphere where you can mingle with our friendly staff or meet fellow travelers! WiFi and DirecTV services are also available at the Beach Bar.

6 hours Admission Ticket Included

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Please note: it is recommended you bring your own towel and cash or credit card (Visa & MC only) for other optional activities
  • Itinerary may change without notice
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Sandy Toes enforces a strict check-in policy. Check-in is at 9:15am at the Paradise Island Ferry Terminal, between the 2 bridges on Paradise Island. DRIVE OVER THE PARADISE ISLAND BRIDGE. Check-in closes at 9:45am. Any guest who has not checked in at the Paradise Island Ferry Terminal by 9:50am on the day of their excursion forfeits their seat and is subject to the tour's 100% cancellation fee, and will be deemed a "no-show" guest.
  • You must make your own way to the departure point the morning of the excursion.
  • All cancellations must be received in writing at least 24 hours in advance.
  • Most travellers can participate
  • Photo ID must be shown to match the method of payment used to create the booking, which is to be provided at check in. This may also be documented (photographed).
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 75 travellers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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Traveller Tips

There is a bar a few steps above the beach that serves "local" drinks as well as other popular choices along with a SPECTACULAR VIEW!
Keep it handy though as you will need to wear it while getting your lunch from the buffet
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Wonderful day on the beach
Carrie_N, Mar 2023
This was a great excursion. The people were so kind and knowledgeable. You can tell they really care about the pigs and their safety. The food was delicious and the drinks were even better. Fully recommend this experience to anyone.
Great trip!
Maria_M, Mar 2023
The staff was excellent! Island was beautiful! The food was delicious! Overall a fantastic experience!!
Great experience!
Mel0714, Mar 2023
Highly recommend! Amazing staff and facilities. Very organized. 2 adults and 2 teens - entertained from beginning to end.
The short boat ride to an...
Amy_W, Feb 2023
The short boat ride to an even more unbelievably beautiful setting from Nassau was the perfect excursion for our cruise ship port day. Once there, we snorkeled with the fish and sea turtles then moved to a beautiful beach that was just the right place to relax. They also have a great beach bar with the friendliest staff. The pigs come out very 30 minutes or so for swimming. The lunch was a simple chicken and/or hotdog with salad, (pasta and/or regular)and rice but was good. Highly recommend! I will also add they book just the right amount of people. We never felt overcrowded.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Rose Island
Shobha_J, Feb 2023
The organizing was smooth . The staff were wonderful from check in to the trip on the boat and going onward to Rose Island. Will recommend this surely to others
So fun!
Veronica_J, Feb 2023
Definitely do this! The water is beautiful and the pigs were so cute! Such a great experience and much closer than Exuma!
Heather_S, Feb 2023
Great day! Snorkeling was fantastic. The snorkeling part could be a little longer but it was still wonderful.
1 traveler found this review helpful
3rd time is a charm, certainly returning for a 4th!
Joseph_G, Jan 2023
as always, the staff at Sandy Toes is welcoming and makes the adventure so great. Rose Island is amazing and seeing the fish and the pigs and the birds makes it all worthwhile. Also, the unlimited beverage package is well worth it. This is my 3rd time going, and I'll be sure to be back for a 4th!
The tour was a lot of...
Elizabeth_V, Jan 2023
The tour was a lot of fun. We went snorkeling with Cody and we saw turtles and other wildlife. The pigs were cool. Cody was very helpful and went above and beyond to make the experience extra special!!!
1 traveler found this review helpful
Relaxing in paradise with the piggies.
Suzanne, Jan 2023
Amazing day trip to beautiful Rose Island, well organized and friendly staff. Snorkeling offered at the beginning if you want or go to the other side and relax on the beach or in a hammock slung throughout the grounds. Absolutely stunning beach and friendly bartenders. Swimming with the pigs was amazing and the trainers are very patient with you, you don't feel nervous at all. Lunch was excellent and peacocks wandering around the ground. If you have mobility issues I wouldn't recommend as you need to climb stairs initially.
Heidi_C, Jan 2023
Most amazing experience. I've been to Fiji and the beach and water at Rose Island was even more beautiful. Lunch and drinks were perfect. Bring plenty of sunscreen and Bug Spray. The mosquitoes are relentless!
2 travelers found this review helpful
Rose island pig encounter
Anthony_T, Jan 2023
Pleasant , relaxing 30 min boat ride to Rose island, snorkeling optional, picturesque beach which was excellent for swimming. They had pig encounters every half hour where they brought out three pigs at a time that swam, allowed pictures and were very playful. Food was just ok, staff was great, very attentive. Would definitely recommend
Trip to Rose Island( Bahamas).
Sandra_E, Jan 2023
I will say the excursion was ok but we barely have time with the pigs. We would have enjoyed the beach at RIU Resort where we were staying. We went all the way to Rose Island to enjoy the day with the pigs, we barely have time to take pictures with them. Disappointed.
Response from Host, Jan 2023
Hi Sandra! Could you please revisit this review and make sure you are reviewing the right business? The pigs are part of our entire day program, so there is no risk of not having enough time. Please be careful of copycat tours, and always reach out to us directly if you have any questions! Thank you!
Awesome experience!
Rebecca_D, Jan 2023
A must-do excursion for anybody visiting the Bahamas! The boat ride was fun, staff were fun and kind, snorkeling a blast, island beautiful, swimming pigs were awesome, and food/drinks great! We had an amazing time. This excursion allows for the perfect amount of relaxation time on the gorgeous island with adorable pigs, and activities. We even saw a turtle when snorkeling. Definitely a 5-star experience!
1 traveler found this review helpful
Great hosts!
Alfred_k, Jan 2023
;It rained, so we couldn't bike, but Alfredo and Jeanie made the most of it by taking us around the island so the day wasn't a complete washout. Visited different cenotes , beaches. Tony's conch visit was surprisingly fun, and lunch was good. Very informative trip. Traveled with my wife and two teenagers. Next time back we will def book the CocoNutz cruisers just because of Alfredo!!
go meet Larry the pig
heatherfox98, Dec 2022
It was amazing - Larry is the best pig ever! Great good, delicious drinks. The pigs seem very well cared for.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Worth the trip!
Stephen_W, Dec 2022
Staff was soo kind! Check in was at 9:30am. Boarded @ 9:45am. Boat left @ 9:55am. 30 min boat ride to Rose Island. 10:30-11am the snorkel group got their gear. 11-11:30am was snorkeling. 11:30-1pm hang out on hammocks up top, sit on beach chairs on the beach, or swim w the pigs (giant pigs). They bring out 3 pigs at a time. Unlike other pig tours you don’t feed them- just the staff does. They’re too big to hold. It’s a photo op and a 50 ft race if you want to swim alongside them. Great free drinks at the bar. Choice to upgrade to frozen drinks for $12 each. 1-1:30pm. Free buffet of bbq chicken, beef hot dogs and pasta salad/regular salad and rice. 1:30-3pm more beach swim next to the pigs or drink at the bar time. 3pm load back on the boat for a 3:15pm departure for a 3:45pm paradise island ferry arrival. Lots of fun. Amazing staff. Happy pigs.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Amazing day!
Jennifer_D, Dec 2022
The staff was so friendly, and the pigs were amazing. The beach was beautiful and not too crowded. What an awesome day!!
1 traveler found this review helpful
The staff were so nice....
Lilian_V, Dec 2022
The staff were so nice. The one thing that I was disappointed with was only one pig swam, they all went in the water but I didn’t see one person swimming with the pigs like in the pictures.
2 travelers found this review helpful
Great trip.
Douglas_S, Dec 2022
Nice quick boat ride to the island. Super nice guides and great drinks on the island. Quiet atmosphere which was nice as well. Plus the pigs were well taken care of unlike some other islands.


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