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Paradise Cove Day Pass with Pickup from Freeport

Freeport, Caribbean
Paradise Cove Day Pass with Pickup from Freeport

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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)
  • Choose a departure time that suits your schedule
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Activities (kayaking, volleyball, snorkeling, paddleboards) with full daypass
Use of beach lounge chair
lunch with full day pass not with snorkel only option
One beverage with full day pass not with snorkel only option
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Port pickup and drop-off
Use of Snorkeling equipment
Optional rentals (e.g. lockers, towels)
  • Pelican Bay Hotel , Seahorse Rd At Port Lucaya, Freeport Grand Bahama Island
  • Lighthouse Pointe at Grand Lucayan Resort , 1 Royal Palm Way, Freeport Grand Bahama Island
  • Ocean Reef Yacht Club & Resort , 48-60 Bahama Reef Blvd. PO Box F-42695, Freeport Grand Bahama Island
  • Freeport Harbor , G69G+PGW, Wild Goose Town, The Bahamas
  • vacation homes, AirBNB, we pick up from all hotels in Freeport
    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.
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 56 travelers
    • OPERATED BY Paradise Cove Beach Resort
    You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
    • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
    • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
    • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
    • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

    Learn more about cancellations.

    The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
    What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Paradise Cove Day Pass with Pickup from Freeport?
    A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
    See all safety measures taken by Paradise Cove Day Pass with Pickup from Freeport.
    What is the policy on sanitization during Paradise Cove Day Pass with Pickup from Freeport?
    A:The policies on sanitization are:

    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    See all safety measures taken by Paradise Cove Day Pass with Pickup from Freeport.
    What is the social distancing policy during Paradise Cove Day Pass with Pickup from Freeport?
    A:The policies on social distancing are:

    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
    See all safety measures taken by Paradise Cove Day Pass with Pickup from Freeport.
    What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Paradise Cove Day Pass with Pickup from Freeport?
    A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    • Regular temperature checks for staff
    See all safety measures taken by Paradise Cove Day Pass with Pickup from Freeport.

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    Awesome snorkeling!
    , Aug 2022
    Snorkeling was amazing. Staff was very kind. Great family spot overall. We would return, amd snorkel here again!
    Amazing snorkeling!
    , Jul 2022
    Amazing snorkeling, you snorkel out to the reef and we saw several sea turtles, barracuda, rays, colorful fish and a a nurse shark. The best snorkeling at the best price!
    A Perfect Day in Paradise!
    , Jun 2022
    An absolutely amazing experience from start to finish! We were met by our driver right at the port where we got off the ship and he gave us a mini tour of the island. He knew everyone and everything! When we arrived at Paradise Cove, we were greeted by Barry, the owner himself. He gave us detailed instructions on how to enjoy the reef without damaging it. I had a great conversation with the lady that was running the gift shop. We saw a good variety of sea life including several large turtles. If you’re looking for a snobby resort, this experience is not for you. This is a rare opportunity to share in a down home personal experience provided by local people in a “mom and pop” type atmosphere. They are passionate about the island and really take the time to share history and the way of the land and sea. We can’t wait to go back!
    Bree was amazing!!! She...
    , Jun 2022
    Bree was amazing!!! She guided my kids while scuba diving and they both had the time of their life!!! Give that girl a raise!
    Paradise Cove Review
    , May 2022
    We booked the all day excursion to Paradise Cover with the lunch, beach chair rental. Kayaks, and paddleboarding. Snorkling was very nice. Saw sea turtles, nice reef, and plenty of fish. Very shallow at low tide. Whole area is only 3ft deep and tide recedes out 20ft at low tide. Lunch was atrocious. Bring your own. Was worse than ballpark food. Place was secluded and nice. Transportation was great but picked up at 1050 at Taino Beach Resort then picked up one other family and dint arrive until just before noon. Had lunch, then snorkled, then relaxed on the beach. Left at 430. Was enough time but if you wanted to paddleboard or kayak then time was short. Overall top notch but next time would do the snorkle only option, bring a lunch and rent the chairs and lockers.
    1 traveler found this review helpful
    Disappointing Excursion
    , May 2022
    Made the mistake of thinking we were going to a resort beach. It was a hut on the shore. Beach chairs were included in all inclusive but umbrellas were extra. The beach was maybe 30 feet deep and about 80 feet wide. Whole experience was far below expectations.
    1 traveler found this review helpful
    Paradise Cove a must go
    , Apr 2022
    Wonderful experience swimming with sea turtles and meeting Barry the owner of Paradise Cove who was very helpful and accommodating - a must experience in Freeport
    Worth it !
    , Mar 2022
    Booked as my cruise excursion, driver was on time and got us back to the ship on time. The staff on the island were sweet and accommodating. No issues , swam next to sea turtles , didn’t swim that far out but other guest saw sting rays and peaceful sharks. Lots of coral& food was good! Over all very glad to purchase this!
    1 traveler found this review helpful
    Sea life extravaganza!
    , Dec 2021
    We did the snorkel only option tour. Deadman’s Reef was worth the trip. Many varieties of fish were swimming around for our viewing pleasure. We also saw sea turtles, stingrays and eels. Thumbs up from the entire family.
    1 traveler found this review helpful
    Dont do it!!!!
    , Oct 2021
    Paid and the driver did not even show up. A nice lady at pier called and they told her wasn't coming because only 2 ppl (us) were scheduled but didnt even have the common curious to let us know.
    1 traveler found this review helpful
    Not a resort paradise cove.
    , Feb 2020
    It was a little paradise at this Cove. Our transport was an hour late getting to the port. Our expectation with a day pass at a resort. Paradise cove is a small stretch of beach that has large platform rigs on its right and bundles of roped rocks outlining its bay. The beach bar and kitchen are small wooden shacks. Lounge chairs are vinyl with beach umbrellas extra. The saving grace was the snorkeling. Deadman’s reef was beautiful, lots of fish, coral and sea turtles but a good 150 yards out so required good swimming. The current strong enough that I would not recommend this for inexperienced snorkelers. No lifeguard. And backside of reef is NOT visible from shore. No safety structure on back didevof reef to aid a swimmer in trouble. The package deal for cruise ship was a rip. Bring your own equipment and go a la carte. The food they offered was the most basic, the drinks they offered (soda or water) and the rum drink didn’t include an expected frozen drink but rather a small plastic Dixie cup with rum punch poured out of a gallon jug. This is not a resort. It is not a pristine beach. No palm trees (hurricane Irma must have taken them out). Even with package they nickel and dimed - $7 for umbrella $6 for locker etc. if you go (not much in Freeport) go for the snorkeling.
    icon Response from Host , Feb 2020
    Thanks for your review and for the information you gave. First let me apologize for the late pick up, not sure what happened but we go by what is listed on our cruise arrival manifest. sometimes the time listed are in EST and you may have been on central time which would make us one hour late. This seems to be the case here as we were exactly one hour late. As for the oil platforms they are not permanent only temporary they have only been there for about two months and will leave soon.with your package you only got the snorkel only option and that does not include all the extras. hurricane Irma? not sure if that even hit us but Hurricane Dorian did remove a few trees which hit us in September 2019. if you were looking a very high end resort then Paradise Cove was not for you. We have well maintained, clean and basic facilities and we offer food and drinks from a beach bar and grill. I'm glad you enjoyed the snorkeling and got to see the great sea life that we offer. thanks, Barry
    Relaxing little beach
    Steve D
    , Aug 2019
    Relaxing beach small with non motorized water sports (Kayaking. snorkeling, paddle boating. Small family atmosphere.
    icon Response from Host , Aug 2019
    thanks for your review it was out pleasure having you visit with us. Thanks, Barry
    Unforgettable experience.
    , Aug 2019
    Very impressive underwater world. A lot of turtles and exotic fishes. Personnel is friendly and responsive to your request. The facility has all necessary services and amenities.
    icon Response from Host , Aug 2019
    thanks for your review and it was our pleasure having you visit us. Thanks, Barry
    Great Snorkel
    , Jul 2019
    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.
    1 traveler found this review helpful
    Never again
    Jennifer O
    , Jul 2019
    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.
    1 traveler found this review helpful
    Good value
    , Jun 2019
    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!
    icon Response from Host , Jun 2019
    thank you for your review we will try to improve on our friendliness. we hope to see you again if you ever come back to Grand Bahama. Thanks, Barry
    The snorkeling was great. BUT you...
    Christina S
    , Apr 2018
    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.
    1 traveler found this review helpful
    This truly is Paradise Cove. I...
    , Apr 2018
    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
    1 traveler found this review helpful
    Freeport itself isn't great, very...
    , Mar 2018
    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...
    , Feb 2018
    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!
    1 traveler found this review helpful

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