Enjoy a day at Paradise Cove in Western Grand Bahama with this day pass, including round-trip transportation from Freeport. Stroll on the secluded white sand beach, relax in a lounge chair, or go snorkeling on Deadman's Reef. This family-friendly beach excursion lets you avoid the crowds and includes food and drinks from Paradise Cove's beach bar. Or choose the "snorkel only" option and enjoy your day in the waves without the extras.
Beach pass at Paradise Cove with transport from Freeport
Relax on Paradise Cove's quiet white-sand beach
Go snorkeling on Deadman’s Reef to spot Bahamian fish and other marine life
Play volleyball, or explore the coastline by kayak or stand-up paddleboard
Food and one beverage is provided from the beach bar (day pass option only)
Following pickup at the cruise port or any Freeport hotel, board your comfortable vehicle and take the roughly 20-minute ride to Paradise Cove. As the coach heads west, pass through Eight Mile Rock, a native settlement with important social and cultural significance. Learn about local landmarks and Bahamian history from your guide as you travel.
Upon arrival, rent a locker or towel (own expense) at the Red Bar or order a tropical cocktail. Decide how you want to spend your day: relaxing on the beach or participating in one of many available activities. Kayak, stand-up paddleboard or jump into a game of beach volleyball. Slip on some snorkel gear and discover Deadman's Reef just offshore after listening to a short safety briefing and information on how to help preserve the reef. An instructor is on hand to teach any first-timers the basics of snorkeling.
If you selected the day pass option (not "snorkel only,") enjoy lunch at the Red Bar, which includes fish burgers, veggie burgers, hot dogs and chicken, plus a beverage of your choice.
When your day of fun on this secluded beach is over, board your vehicle and head back to your Freeport hotel for drop-off.
If you are a brave ocean goer this was a great snorkel experience. Beautiful fish, several sea turtles, sting ray, coral, and water. The view in the deeper area looked like it was used to shoot shark week, so colorful and such beautiful fish. Never saw a shark and loved the experience. Even my younger children (7 and 9) went a short piece into the deep.
Our name wasn’t on the list when we arrived with the group. We were told we were with a different driver. Took us to the wrong place an our away from where we were supposed to be. Driver was kind enough to call the number on our Viator ticket. We were told they had us on the list for the day before, which was not what our tickets said. We were told to call Viator for a refund and were charged for the transport to the wrong location. Called Viator who blamed imposters. I was able to get a refund. Very disappointing day. I’ll pay extra and book with the ship next time.
Transportation was ready on time. Nice clean vehicle. Driver polite. He did not have me listed as a pick up but I showed him my ticket. He spoke with someone via phone and so we boarded the bus/van. At the destination, I again had to show my ticket... not a big problem. The staff, including the one who appeared in charge are not overly friendly... the accommodations are as described. The snorkeling was awesome! We saw lots of fish and sea turtles! I would definitely do this excursion again!
The snorkeling was great. BUT you need to know this: 1 the kayaking and paddle boarding are one hour each. Not a pass for all day. 2 no one watches you in water. While paddle boarding, my son and I got caught in high winds and a current and couldn't get back. We waved and struggled for more than 30 minutes before another guest saw us and got help. We were exhausted and my son's feet were cut up from landing on coral every time the waves blew him off. He is an experienced paddle boarder - not a novice. 3 The driver was 30 minutes late that morning and for those who bought a half day package - they were really irritated b/c their trip was cut short.
This truly is Paradise Cove. I almost stayed in bed this day and skipped out but I am forever grateful that I got up. Everything about this was perfect. The safety presentation was informative and also made me comfortable to be out exploring. I have never had a better experience in my life and can say that this has lit a spark in me for snorkeling. We also went to Nassau and hands down I wish we would have went two days to Freeport just so I could visit Paradise Cove again.
The driver was very organized and made sure everyone was accounted for to and from Paradise Cove.
We followed the Safety Guide's recommendations on where to snorkel and saw a TON. More than 6 sea turtles grouped together, barracudas, parrotfish, stingray, grouper, sea urchin, a nurse shark, and almost any other fish you will find when searching Bahama's fish.
The water was chilly but thankfully they had VERY cheap wetsuits for rent. Everyone who worked there seemed like they genuinely cared about the Cove and it's preservation.
I didn't have any of the food, but the blended drinks are very cheap and very generous!
The price, the view and the people who run this are worth paying ever penny for. Thank you all for the experience, hopefully one day I'll be back to rent one of the Villa's
Freeport itself isn't great, very depressing ride to get to the location, was a chilly day here and ocean was cold but we did snorkel and saw sea turtle and amazing colorful fish. Our driver was very nice local man Mr. Parker informed us of the Bahama life and government since Hurricane Matthew. Just something to do, don't expect much . Food prices high and limited menu for a shack on the beach. Friendly staff .
We got a late start because our boat was late docking. Mr Parker our driver was awesome, telling us the history of the island, about the people, the impact of the storms. It is a sad ride thru neighborhoods that have seen better days. Arriving at the beach, I expected beautiful white sand, but found rocks that were hard to walk over to get to the snorkel area. To be fair, I had never snorkeled before, and I am not sure if it was low tide, but it is really hard to snorkel in 6 inches of water. My friend and I gave up, and just grabbed a beer and conch fritters and waited for Mr. Parker to return us to the boat. The conch fritters and beer was excellent!