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Sandy Toes Full Day Excursion to Rose Island provided by Sandy Toes

Sandy Toes Full Day Excursion to Rose Island

Sandy Toes Full Day Excursion to Rose Island
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About
This tour combines a boat cruise, snorkeling excursion, and private beach—allowing you to experience multiple island highlights in one day. Board your boat and enjoy easy round-trip transportation to Rose Island in the Bahamas from Nassau. Opt to spend your day in the water or on the beach, and enjoy the perfect mix of activity and relaxation.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 6h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • Cruise to a private beach on Rose Island in the Bahamas from Nassau
  • Unobstructed views of Nassau from a boat on the harbor
  • Includes a balanced itinerary of activity and relaxation
  • Buffet lunch with lemonade provided
What to expect
  • Your tour starts at the Paradise Island Ferry Terminal in Nassau (hotel pick-up also available). Board your boat while enjoying your short cruise to Rose Island. On arrival at Rose Island, choose from a wide variety of activities. Snorkel around the reef, sunbathe on the beach, splash around in the tidal pools, or play a game of beach volleyball. Float on a raft or a kayak, sign up for a guided snorkeling tour, or watch a fish-feeding show (each at your own expense). Then wade out into the Caribbean waters to see the Bahamas’ swimming pigs. Enjoy a buffet-style lunch with lemonade or an ice-cold beer from the beach bar (own expense) and take in the views overlooking the harbor. After lunch, relax on the beach and soak up the tropical island vibes, and then cruise back to Nassau to end your tour.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 6h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Cruise to a private beach on Rose Island in the Bahamas from Nassau
  • Unobstructed views of Nassau from a boat on the harbor
  • Includes a balanced itinerary of activity and relaxation
  • Buffet lunch with lemonade provided
What to expect
  • Your tour starts at the Paradise Island Ferry Terminal in Nassau (hotel pick-up also available). Board your boat while enjoying your short cruise to Rose Island. On arrival at Rose Island, choose from a wide variety of activities. Snorkel around the reef, sunbathe on the beach, splash around in the tidal pools, or play a game of beach volleyball. Float on a raft or a kayak, sign up for a guided snorkeling tour, or watch a fish-feeding show (each at your own expense). Then wade out into the Caribbean waters to see the Bahamas’ swimming pigs. Enjoy a buffet-style lunch with lemonade or an ice-cold beer from the beach bar (own expense) and take in the views overlooking the harbor. After lunch, relax on the beach and soak up the tropical island vibes, and then cruise back to Nassau to end your tour.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 5862ROSE
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Buffet lunch with lemonade
  • Complimentary welcome cocktail
  • Professional guide
  • Use of snorkel equipment (refundable deposit of USD $10)
  • Swimming pig interaction!
  • Round trip boat transportation
  • Standard alcoholic beverages (not including premium liquors, imported beers and frozen cocktails. This is available for upgrade at Sandy Toes).
  • Entry/Admission - Sandy Toes
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Use of kayaks (approx. USD $15)
  • Use of floats (approx. USD $10)
Duration
6h
Departure details
  • 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.
Additional information
  • 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
  • Stroller accessible
  • 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.
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 75 travellers
Inclusions
  • Buffet lunch with lemonade
  • Complimentary welcome cocktail
  • Professional guide
  • Use of snorkel equipment (refundable deposit of USD $10)
  • Swimming pig interaction!
  • Round trip boat transportation
  • Standard alcoholic beverages (not including premium liquors, imported beers and frozen cocktails. This is available for upgrade at Sandy Toes).
  • Entry/Admission - Sandy Toes
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Use of kayaks (approx. USD $15)
  • Use of floats (approx. USD $10)
Departure details
  • 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.
Duration
6h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • 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
  • Stroller accessible
  • 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.
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 75 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    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.
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    Sandy Toes
    Stop: 6 hours - Admission included
    The Sandy Toes Full Day Excursion is an awesome private island day experience that provides an escape from the hustle and bustle of the hotel and cruise crowds. 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. Our Sandy Toes Swimming Pigs….only 30 minutes by boat (not 2 hours!): Experience a true taste of The Bahamas, with a day at Sandy Toes. Sandy Toes is home to a sanctuary of protected wildlife including our Royal Peacocks, curly tail lizards, ocean reef life and our beloved “farm–saved” beach-going, swimming pigs! Meet Babe, Wilbur, Pumba, Larry, Curly, Mo, Ginger, Pepper, and Spice, our 9 awesome Rose Island piggies! These big guys and some little guys are vet checked and cared for on the regular, and only given the cleanest diet served with plenty of love, sunshine, and sunscreen (yes, sunscreen!) With tons of space to run around, the ocean next door to take a dip in, and a protected and shaded pad to call their own, they’re living the dream on Rose Island! Come see for yourself at Sandy Toes….it’s the perfect way to spend your day!
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deewaldron
Melbourne, FL15 contributions
Disappointing for snorkeling
Oct 2021
Although going to the island was a nice trip and the staff was very nice, I would not recommend this for snorkeling or for “swimming with the pigs”. First of all, they take at least 50 people at one time snorkeling where the guide leads you. Both beginners and advanced snorkelers. We constantly got kicked and hit by others because the group was way to large. Some people didn’t wear fins and kicked up the water so you couldn’t see. They could have taken 1/2 the group snorkeling while others were on the beach and vice versa to make it less crowded. If people were in front of you, the fish were gone before you got there and you had to stay with the group. Secondly, they feed the fish to intice them to come which is frowned upon by most experts. They Even picked up a starfish and passed it around. SWIMMING WITH THE PIGS: the pigs are standing on the beach and you can take your photo with them and pet them. Ginger, Spice, and Pepper. When I asked “don’t they swim”, they took some food and backed into the water for the pig to follow. Once the pig ate the food, they just walked back out.. no swimming involved at all so misleading. We are frequent travelers and frequent divers and snorklers and have been to many islands. We still had some fun on this trip but wouldn’t recommend this excursion for snorkeling especially. Also if you are concerned regarding covid, the boat was crowded and staff didn’t requests masks to be worn, even at dock. Also the island was rocky so wouldn’t advice people with any handicap to go. People liked the bar and playing corn hole while on the island. The lunch consisted of chicken legs and hot dogs and salad. Again, you may like it overall but we prefer smaller groups.
Written 20 October 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Remy C
3 contributions
Sandy toes rock
Oct 2021 • Couples
Great excursion the drinks were amazing the beach is breathtaking and the pigs are so lovable they don’t bite by the way lol
Written 11 October 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

AmyK
Smyrna, GA293 contributions
Perfect afternoon excursion
We loved our trip to Rose Island with Sandy Toes. We have a 6 and 8 year old and they also had a great time. The excursion started with a 30 min boat ride to the island which was a bit crowded - especially during COVID. When we arrived, they took us snorkeling right away. They have nice equipment and rental was free ($10 deposit). Guides took us to a great reef with lots of fish. After snorkeling we were free to explore the island on our own. There were lots of birds including many peacocks. They let my daughter help feed the flock and she loved it. There is a full bar overlooking the ocean and most drinks are included. There is an extra charge for frozen beverages or premium liquors, but good selection of drinks at no charge. The beach wasn’t at all crowded and the waves were mild. Trainers brought the pigs out on the beach every 30 minutes so there were plenty of chances to interact. The lunch buffet had salad, rolls, cold pasta, hot dogs and tasty chicken. There is a clean, air conditioned bathroom just at the top of the hill. Staff is very friendly. Would do this again!
Written 7 October 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Roxanne H
Jefferson, Maryland, United States33 contributions
Great, Fun Getaway
Sep 2021 • Couples
A great excursion to escape the commercialism of Atlantis and see much more of the true Bahamian experience. The entire crew and staff were fantastic and very attentive and accommodating. Departing on time for a nice easy ride to Rose Island where the swimming pigs were there to greet us after an approximate 30 minute ride. A snorkel tour upon arrival if desired or you can choose to head straight to the beach where there are plenty of beach chairs, canopies for shade, and activities. The Sand Bar was terrific with many excellent libations provided and friendly bartenders. The lunch served around 1:00pm was delicious with BBQ Chicken, hot dogs, fresh garden salad, macaroni salad, and water/lemonade (or bar libation if desired). Plenty of ample seating in the shade to eat lunch with nice views. Activities abound with beach lounging, hammocks, wading in the water, corn hole, walk to the pier, feed the peacocks, floating tubes/kayaks (for a small cost), and off course feeding, petting, and swimming with the pigs. Staff were great in taking pictures for you, letting you feed the pigs, and providing you information about the pigs. Larry, Curly, Moe, Ginger, Spice, Pepper, Babe, Wilbur, and Pumbaa the swimming pigs were so cooperative, patient, and fun willing to make your day special. After a fun day, we boarded the boat around 3:00pm for our journey back to the Paradise Island Ferry terminal where we arrived about 3:50. Highly recommend this excursion as a great getaway with many activities available, a truly good value.
Written 30 September 2021
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Saira T
Brooklyn, NY3 contributions
Enjoyable Beach Day
Sep 2021 • Couples
Great trip. The tour guides and staff were all helpful. The snorkeling was a joy as well. Thanks to Kody for the tour. The pigs were awesome. Thanks guys!
Written 23 September 2021
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Rachelle J
1 contribution
Definitely will come back
Aug 2021 • Couples
We took the whole inclusive package. And boy it’s worth it. The drinks are great. Lunch is simple hut filling and the activities lead by real expert who make it accessible. Explaining what we are doing in detail for safe fun. The reef was larger than expected for snorkeling, so many fishes and different Colors ans corals are so pretty. I will definitely come back and bring more friends. The staff made this experience out of this world and the Bahamas beauty won us over.
Written 31 August 2021
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Mrstravgal
Westchester County, NY22 contributions
What a BLAST!
The beach, the bar, the pigs, the staff, the fellow guests just made for the most remarkable day. Don’t skip this excursion!!
Written 27 August 2021
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Sandy S
The Villages, FL2 contributions
Fun Time
Aug 2021
This trip is wonderful. A nice 30 minute boat ride to Rose Island which is right off Paradise island/Nassau. Rose Island is a private island with plenty of beach area wish chairs and shade. You can snorkel, kayak, inner tubes are available. AND, swimming with the pigs.......so much fun. Lucky pigs, they are fun and spoiled with a great life on the island. We had a wonderful buffet lunch.....food was so great. Unlimited drinks on this trip and the whole Sandy Toes staff are great. Fun people and they made sure we had fun. It was a awesome excursion. Don't wait just book it and go. Have fun............ Thanks everyone for the great day.
Written 24 August 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

allynator2096
Connecticut46 contributions
Swimming Pigs Forever!
Aug 2021
This was my most favorite thing I did during my entire trip to the Bahamas! I wanted to see the swimming pigs, but was not up for a 2 hour boat ride to the Exumas. This was a 30 minute boat ride from Nassau and an overall perfect day!

My friend and I were primarily there to see the pigs and they did not disappoint! All of the pigs were clean and very well care for. (The trainers even went around with a pooper scooper, so no need to worry about pesky pig poop!) We were able to feed them, pet them, and watch them swim! The trainers were amazing at their jobs even getting the pigs to "smile" for their pictures. My personal favorites were the micro pigs - Larry, Mo, and Curly!

The Rose Island beach was very clean. Watch out for slippery rocks, so I would recommend bringing water shows for that.

The bar was great and made very tasty drinks. The provided lunch was great as well.
My friend and I weren't up for the other activities, but had fun sitting in the shaded areas of the beach and coming out every half hour when they brought a different set of pigs out.

I can't say enough wonderful things about the Sandy Toes staff. Every single one we met that day was an absolute pleasure.

I wouldn't hesitate to book this tour again in a heartbeat if I return to the Bahamas!
Written 19 August 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

VirginiaTravelerTwo
Gainesville, VA27 contributions
Best Day with Sandy Toes and the Piggies!
Jul 2021 • Family
Went with my family and 5 year old granddaughter on July 28, 2021. Everything ahead of time was easy to reserve on-line. The crew was exceptionally nice and the boat was clean and spacious. Upon arriving at Rose island, the pigs are there to meet you at the dock. We chose not to do the snorkel tour and went right to the beach. So beautiful! The water was glorious and we were able to snorkel off the beach there. The guys started bringing the pigs out almost immediately and took photos for anyone who wanted. They rotated the pigs and had different ones in and out of the water the whole time. The pigs are well trained and the guys helped us feed them! Such a unique experience and so much better than the 2 hour+ trip to Exuma! It was only a 30 minute boat ride.. and they served a delicious buffet lunch and drinks (including alcoholic) were free the whole time on the island. That is one thing I didn’t realize was included when I booked. No one tried to sell us anything or asked for tips. There was a small box on the beach if you wanted to tip and honestly, the guys work hard to make sure everyone gets a chance with the pigs.. so bring a little cash with you. No one else was on the island except those on the tour.. making you feel like you had the place to yourself. I’ve been on a lot of island excursions over the years and I have to say this is one I would do again! My granddaughter who turned 5 on this trip said this was the highlight of our vacation. Go do it, you won’t be disappointed!
Written 7 August 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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jamsmith17
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Such a great excursion for all ages!
We booked this excursion for our family of 7 with 4 kids ages 2-8. We were staying at the Atlantis and it was a 5 m
dylant797
dylant797
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Perfect location
Best excursion available. Great beach, not over crowded. Well worth the money. Boat trip there was excellent as wel
carolyn c
carolyn c
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Lovely island
This was a great place to visit. Unfortunately, the day we visited, it was chilly and windy, therefore, it wasn’t r
Alorsung87
Alorsung87
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Amazing beach, crew, staff and food.
Beautiful beaches and amazing staff. The lunch was amazing and the beaches and the water was breathtaking. We did t
Y7598PSsusang
Y7598PSsusang
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A beautiful beach and pigs!
The people running this place are so nice and really made swimming with pigs incredibly fun. During my day here, I
spedandsara
spedandsara
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Great day out
We loved our day. The island is beautiful, the staff wonderful and the pigs are lovely. They look happy and well ca
379nickm
379nickm
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Amazing bar, perfect beach!
Not much more to say. This is the place for the perfect day out. The bar has perfect service, the chill out area wi
melissamP7655XS
melissamP7655XS
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11/10
I love Debbie I love chair massages I love sandy toes this place rocked MY G DAMN SOCKS OFF THANK U ALL
203freddyd
203freddyd
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Sand in your toes
The boat ride was excellent and very safe. Then snorkeling and playing with the pigs! Then chill by the bar and hav
Orisflaka
Orisflaka
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Sandy Toes
Great relaxing beach. Drinks are great and the staff is beyond friendly and attentive. The beach is crystal clear.
189staceym
189staceym
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Decent day trip
We have done tons of boat trips and tons of day excursions when on vacation. This one is average. It’s a short, s
thefitnessdoctor
thefitnessdoctor
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Heaven on Earth!
Absolutely amazing, heaven on earth. Such friendly and helpful staff. Never leaving. Amazing bar, snorkelling, swim
gemma4890
gemma4890
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They’re the best, period!
Great tour, amazing drinks. The beach is beautiful, staff lovely and of course the amazing piggies! This tour is su
Tim R
Tim R
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Enjoyed our visit
Seeing how well the pigs were alone made it worth the trip. There are many activities you can participate in - swim
Delana D
Delana D
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Sandy ties island
It's my 50th Birthday and I choose to spend it at Sandy Toes Island..Great Experience you can't go wrong....
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