We took a cruise and arrived at Nassau at 7 AM. We opted for the 10:30 trip, which meant that we had to be over at the Paradise Island docks on Paradise Island at 10 AM to check in. We took a taxi for $4 per person from the docks over and the ride only took 10 or 15 minutes at most. When we arrived, we checked in and waited, and at 10:30 the double decker boat took off for the island. The ride over to the island was about 30 to 35 minutes long. Upon arriving, you see a silo and a cannon at the entrance to the lagoon, which was neat for the kids. Once there, they tell you to go to the right if you are swimming with the dolphins, and to the left if you are there for the beach day. We were then asked to go into a room and sit down on benches, and given a short 15 minute orientation about the dolphins and where to, and where to not touch them and so on. Then they have lockers that you can put your valuables in, and then told where to go for your dolphin swim. Our Grandkids swam with Jake and Stormy. One of the dolphins was a movie star and had starred in the movie "Flipper", but I can't remember which one. They petted them, danced with them, hugged them, kissed them, and then at the end the two dolphins pushed them across the lagoon. The Grandkids had the time of their lives. Afterwards, you are given the oportunity to view the video and purchase them or pictures if you want to. They have packages that group different things together that save you money, if you want that much. I had not swam with the dolphins and had taken lots of pictures with my digital camera, but I still bought 2 of the DVD videos ($59 per video), and 3 pictures at $16 a picture. I'm not sure if you can burn extra copies of the videos once you get home, but we wanted 2 of them so I didn't want to take a chance. Then we proceeded to the beach and found out that if you just want to lay on the beach and get in the water it's free, but they have these "Wipe Out" type blow up slides and inflatables in the water, and if your kids want to play on those its another $15 per child. I thought that was well worth the money. Also, the lunch is an extra $15 per person, and it includes a hamburger/cheeseburger or hot dog with french fries, and an ice tea or lemonade to drink. Kinda expensive at $15, but you gotta eat, right? Anyway, the kids just loved this place, played on the inflatables all day long until it was time to go back to the ship, and wished we could have stayed longer. On the trip back, they get on the loudspeaker and point out different homes of the stars on Paradise Island. They pointed out Oprah Winfrey's house, Nicolas Cage's house, Tiger Wood's house... I mean Tiger Wood's ex-wife's house now... and others. Kids loved it. We had a blast at the Blue Lagoon Island and would definately do it again if we go back. I would only recommend going on the 8:30 boat instead of the 10:30 one if possible, so you get 2 extra hours of fun on the island. Thank you Blue Lagoon, for memories that will last a lifetime.
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