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Freeport Shore Excursion: Kayak Turtle Park

Freeport Shore Excursion: Kayak Turtle Park
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Nature lovers and adventurers appreciate escaping busy Freeport to kayak with sea turtles at a remote location off the coast of Grand Bahama island. Spot sea stars, watch turtles in their natural habitat, and enjoy the pristine surroundings on this guided shore excursion tour that includes transportation to and from the Freeport cruise port.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5h
  • 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, Spanish
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
Ideal for nature lovers and families who want to escape bustling Freeport
Enjoy the tranquil scene as you travel by boat to a remote island locale
Kayak amid turtles and observe them in their natural habitat
Round-trip transportation from the Freeport cruise port is included
What to expect
Get picked up from the Freeport cruise port, where you transfer to a boat and cruise 4 miles to Sweetings Cay. Upon arrival at this remote location off of Grand Bahama’s east end, you can't miss the plentiful sea stars in the clear, shallow water. After your guide gives you a briefing on how to best enjoy the area safely, you are outfitted with a kayak to enjoy time at your leisure to paddle around the aptly named Turtle Park. Watch graceful turtles as they bob their heads above the water; some will come close enough to your kayak to allow you to feed them. No kayaking experience is necessary for this adventure, so it is a perfect shore excursion for novices, children, and experienced kayakers alike.  You return to the mainland by boat and then are transferred back to the cruise port.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 6493P12
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
Bottled water • lunch
Exclusions
Gratuities
Duration
5h
Departure details
Traveller pickup is offered.
Freeport Cruise Port
Ports:
Freeport Cruise Port
Inclusions
Bottled water • lunch
Exclusions
Gratuities
Departure details
Traveller pickup is offered.
Freeport Cruise Port
Ports:
Freeport Cruise Port
Duration
5h
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Not wheelchair accessible
A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
At time of booking, Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time
Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
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 experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travellers

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Brandi B
3 contributions
Kayaking and sea turtles
Apr 2019 • Family
So worth the money!! We ported in Freeport through carnival cruise line. Bryce picked us up and dropped us off right on time. It’s about a 45min drive to location, then maybe 10-15min boat ride to turtles. The area is just beautiful and Bryce is very friendly and helpful. This was the peak of our whole cruise and I would recommend this adventure to anyone visiting the area!
Written 22 April 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Missy K
21 contributions
Amazing Authentic Experience
Words can't describe how amazing this experience was. We were on the Carnival Pride and were only to be in port in Freeport from 7am to 1:30pm. Brice emailed ahead of time and told us where to meet once the ship was cleared. Once Brice arrived to pick us up, we drove about an hour from the port then got on a boat and drove another 20 minutes or so to the kayaks, and our group of 12 then separated and half did the kayaks while the other half went to see the turtles then we switched. We had lunch at a local restaurant. We saw some beautiful sights and it was an amazing experience I don't think any of us will soon forget.

The only criticism is that we got picked up late at the port which seemed to put us behind schedule the whole trip and caused us to get back late. It was a white knuckle ride back to Freeport and we were very concerned that the ship would leave without us since we didn't book the excursion through Carnival. But, Brice did a great job getting us back safely and phoned the port to let them know where we were. I would have loved to have a few more hours.
Written 17 April 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Patti L
Portland, CT2 contributions
Fun adventure - staff was great!
Jul 2018 • Family
First, I was a bit nervous about taking a jeep ride all the way from Freeport to McLean's Town since one of my kids has extreme motion sickness. So I called them up and they told me that we could drive ourselves to McLean's if that was easier - and they agreed to a reduced price since they didn't have to provide our transportation.

They took us out in a boat and pointed out underwater caves, told us the history of the island and pulled up shells and starfish for us to hold. They had 2 fishing rods and asked if we'd like to fish at all before heading to the one of the cays for kayaking. We opted out of the fishing, but they were great at finding fish, sting rays and even a small shark for us to view (and they turned the boat around and followed the shark until everyone had a chance to see it).

After a 10 minute boat ride (on perfectly calm water that didn't bother my normally seasick kid), we landed and grabbed the kayaks. Kayaking thru the mangroves was so relaxing and beautiful. Our guide pointed out a lot of fish and plant life. When we finished kayaking, the kids were given time to go swimming on the beach. Then we jumped back in the boat and went to a native village on the other side of the cay for lunch. The plan was for a lobster meal, but when they found out that 4/5 of us don't eat seafood, they changed plans and gave us 1 lobster dinner and 4 fried chicken dinners with rice and potato salad (VERY good!).

After eating, we took a 2 minute boat ride and a 5 minute walk to get to Turtle Park - an interior pond that was home to several species of turtles. Our guides had brought the leftovers from lunch to entice the turtles over to us. We saw 6 really big turtles (3 difference species) before hopping back in the boat to go home.

We ended up spending almost 4 hours on this tour not including the time to drive out & back (and it could have been longer if we had decided to do fishing or snorkeling with them which they offered). We were never rushed and were encouraged to take as much time as we wanted with all the sites. The guides were great and the views were amazing.
Written 10 July 2018
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Kennedy S
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The best thing you could possibly do on Grand Bahama Island
Jun 2018 • Couples
This was my first trip to Grand Bahama Island with my boyfriend. We were on a Carnival cruise and they worked so well with getting us from the port. The drive was wonderful and Brice made the hour long drive feel really short with fun facts and guessing games. Brice took us to Sweeting's Cay to see the turtle park and it was magnificent. We were greeted by several turtles and got some awesome photos. We then went to get our kayaks and Brice toured us around the area for 30 - 45 minutes. This was most definitely the highlight of our trip. Best guide, best company, and overall 5 star experience!
Written 19 June 2018
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christianmccu
Ottawa, Canada21 contributions
One of the Best Things to Do on Grand Bahama
Mar 2018 • Couples
This trip was a definite highlight of visiting Grand Bahama Island. I had heard a lot about the different ecosystems, flora, and fauna out on the island's East End, and had heard wonderful things about Sweeting's Cay, so we decided on the kayak excursion to be able to see the mangroves. Our guide for the kayaking and motor boat travel went out of his way to identify different species, take us up close to different animals, and show us all the unique things about Sweetings Cay both on land and in the water. We came within a few feet of giant stingrays, sharks, underwater caves, and many different types of fish, and we were able to be right in the water with starfish and a small octopus. Everyone involved was friendly, knowledgeable, and made sure we got as much out of the trip as we possibly could. The landscape is absolutely breathtaking, and I'm still blown away by how much wildlife we saw. (Booking was easy too - we called, they booked us on a trip for the very next day, and we paid in cash at the end of the tour.) Highly recommend!
Written 2 April 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Andrew R
4 contributions
Great Day at Sweetings Cay!
Mar 2018 • Family
Brice provides a great and relaxing experience at Sweetings Cay. We liked it so much we asked them to take us to Peterson's Cay and they drove us to the airport when we had to head home.

For this trip, we kayaked, ate fresh coconut just off the tree that they cut up for us, saw the turtles, and ate delicious food (chicken, lobster, or fish) at a local restaurant right on the water. Our driver, Uncle, is a true extrovert and made the somewhat long drive out to the boat launch (we had a drive to the boat to the Cay) very fun and had us singing and laughing on the way out. Out at Sweetings Cay, the water is very calm and so kayaking is quite easy and relaxing. The water is as clear as everywhere else in GBI, so if photos are your thing you'll have many opportunities. Brice also has a nice mix of being very prompt, yet he never seemed in a hurry and went at our pace.
Written 31 March 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Janetoptimist
Dayton, OH27 contributions
Kayaking away from the crowds
Jan 2018 • Family
My husband and I were picked up in Freeport and driven about an hour away by a driver who shared lots of information about the island on the drive and expertly got us to the east of end of Grand Bahama in record time. We were then met by the boat pilot who took us to Sweeting's Cay. Do sit on your cushion as the boat ride can be a bit bumpy. Once on Sweeting's, we first visited the Turtle Park where lots of turtles greeted us. Next, we were piloted to our kayaks and paddled around for about 45 minutes. Saw many stingrays, sea stars (star fish), sea cucumbers, baracuda and schools of various small fish in addition to herons, egrets and other birds. Beautiful day in a quiet environment. Also saw Brice's rental property in case you're up for some time totally away from it all!
Written 28 January 2018
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Kari W
3 contributions
Awesome, awesome, awesome!
Dec 2017 • Family
This excursion is off the beaten path. (Yes, it's a bit of a drive, but you are back in plenty of time to shop at the pier or whatever.) That's what makes it so amazing. Brice is the best! He told us a ton about the area. We loved seeing the turtles up close and personal. We had a very quiet, relaxing time kayaking. We enjoyed the fact that there were no others around. If you want peace and quiet and escaping, it is the tour for you. We all came back sun kissed and relaxed from kayaking. We didn't want to leave.
Written 24 December 2017
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
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Jennifa2006
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I’d like to give this zero stars since no one ever picked me up
How do you rate an excursion that never happened? We booked the transport and then called the number provided as we
David J
David J
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Don’t book he will not show up
Don’t you ever schedule with this plan, on January 5 we arrived to Freeport and he never showed up his name it’s Br
OlneyJ
OlneyJ
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Fran’s Tours
This was a horrible experience. After meeting us at the cruise port he took us over to the place where you catch a
Kenttravel777
Kenttravel777
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They Got us from Point A to Point B
Okay folks, nothing but the facts: There was no information regarding what time to meet the driver at the pickup lo
Yanick D
Yanick D
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Great snorkeling
This is not the typical snorkeling experience. Go for it ... the day before there was a client at Coral Beach (from
388sophieh
388sophieh
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Definitely worth every penny
After doing a few dives around Freeport we closed our Holliday with this activity. We were pleased beyond our expec
Benntaken
Benntaken
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Blue Hole Snorkeling
This is a must do when visiting Freeport Bahamas ! We were picked up at our resort and driven to McLean Town by Bri
FlaghornBluhat
FlaghornBluhat
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Plenty of beer included. Bring some funds tp buy liquor. The lowest prices on the island.
Very clean brewery. The cleanest I have ever been in. And I have been in many. Also they sell duty free liquor chee
Karen A
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Kayak on Sweetings Cay
Starfish under crystal clear water, eagle rays swimming in the ocean, remote islands with mangroves. This was the h
melg1264
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Disappointed
Saw this tour while I was in Bahamas last week. Contacted them and never received a response! Not the best business
Travis1970
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It was a Clark Griswold family vacation moment......
Ok it started as "its $14 to go to the beach" but that's both ways. Ok I think, we have a party of 10 so I'm in, an
Kerry S
Kerry S
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Great snorkeling swim!
We enjoyed swimming at this beach. It was the first spot that we went snorkeling while in the Bahamas. We enjoyed
aeknighton
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Vacation
If you want to really experience the island, call Brice. Brice has a calm demeanor (very good with children). He
Lauren S
Lauren S
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Uncle is the best tour guide!
We came to Bahamas for our 1st anniversary and had a great time! Uncle was waiting at the port in Freeport. He was
ohdeo
ohdeo
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Combined with perfurmery
Tiny was a very good guide. He was very informative and entertaining. Since we couldn't take beer back to the cruis
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