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Rose Island Tours and Activities

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Rose Island
Rose Island is an idyllic private getaway off the coast of Nassau. Home to a coral reef and a lone beach bar, this tiny, tropical islet offers an exclusive setting for snorkeling and sunbathing on an 11-mile (18-kilometer) stretch of uninhabited, privately owned Bahamian beach.
 
The Basics
A short, 25-minute boat ride east of New Providence Island whisks you away from crowds and ashore this intimate corner of paradise. Take a dip in the crystalline lagoon, sip a drink at the beachfront bar, or snooze in an oceanfront hammock. More active options include snorkeling, kayaking, and beach volleyball. If you’re interested in socializing, join in on the private island’s beach bar parties, for which party passes are available from various tour operators. 
 
Full-day excursions to Rose Island usually include access to the pristine beaches, a buffet lunch or welcome drink, and most water sports. Guided snorkeling tours are available to explore the underwater world with the supervision of a guide, who points out the marine flora and fauna.
 
Things to Know Before You Go
  • Be sure to bring everything with you that you’ll need for the day, including sunscreen, bathing suit, towel, and a sun hat.
  • Most guided snorkeling tours include use of snorkel gear.
  • A Rose Island day trip is a great option for those wishing to escape the bustle and frenetic energy of Nassau.
 
How to Get There
Accessible by boat, Rose Island is located three miles (five kilometers) east of Paradise Island, which in turn lies directly off New Providence Island in the Bahamas. Most day trips to the island leave from Paradise Island Ferry Terminal, which is about 1.5 miles (2.5 kilometers) northeast of downtown Nassau and a 5-minute walk south of Paradise Island city center. The boat crossing takes about 25 minutes.
 
When to Get There
Most tour-goers from Nassau spend the entire day at Rose Island, so visitors can take advantage of all the activities and have plenty of time to lounge on the beach. The high season in the Bahamas, November through April, tends to be crowded but also has the best weather and low chance of rain. During this time, book your Rose Island excursion ahead of time.
 
Swimming Pigs
Animal lovers will want to book a Rose Island tour that also stops at Pig Beach on Big Major Cay. This beach is famous for its swimming pigs, who will paddle out to greet any boat in search of snacks and human interaction. No one is sure where these non-native pigs came from, but they sure make for great photo ops!

Address: Rose Island, Nassau, Bahamas
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5 Tours and Activities to Experience Rose Island

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Sandy Toes Full Day Excursion to Rose Island

Sandy Toes Full Day Excursion to Rose Island

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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 a welcome cocktail aboard the boat, then go kayaking, play beach volleyball or explore the island on foot before indulging in a delicious buffet-style lunch.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$195.00
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$195.00
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Oasis Ocean 7 Boat Charters

Oasis Ocean 7 Boat Charters

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Our vessel has comfortable seating for up to 20 passengers and aesthetically pleasing for you to photograph your memories on. With great cruising speeds we get you to breathtaking Rose Island, Pearl Island, Sandy Cay, Pearl Island or Green Cay to swim with sea turtles within minutes and still get you back to Nassau in time to either catch a flight or cruise ship departure. In less than 4 hours you can have awesome memories of great snorkeling grounds, white powdered sand beaches and turquoise waters. It's simply the perfect tour for guest with limited time but want maximum exposure. We guarantee a great time!
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$101.54
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Full-Day Rose Island and Green Turtle Cay Boat Trip

Full-Day Rose Island and Green Turtle Cay Boat Trip

An absolute party on the shoreline of two beautiful hidden gem island. Snorkel with the turtles along with Green Cay then shoot over to Rose Island where you can relax, party, play volleyball, and grab a bite to eat.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$2,200.00
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$2,200.00
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Half-Day Private Tour to Rose Island and Green Turtle Cay

Half-Day Private Tour to Rose Island and Green Turtle Cay

Full day too much? Make it a fun filled half day trip to Rose Island leaving the rest of your day open to explore the thrilling city of Nassau. Enjoy activities like snorkeling and catching a glimpse of the friendly turtles hat buzz about the shoreline at Green Cay followed by a quick visit to Rose Island. Dives and back flips into the ocean from the boat or relax along the shore soaking in the crisp Bahamian sun
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$1,800.00
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Ruff and Ready Sea Tours

Ruff and Ready Sea Tours

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The tour is safe reliable and fun and also show you a great Bahamian experience in the Bahamas with love.
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  • 2 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$76.29
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$76.29

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