Best of Bahamas Accessible Tour
The Best of Bahamas Accessible Tour offers our most popular accessible experiences in Nassau. This will be a day to remember in this tropical paradise! Combine a wonderful driving tour downtown Nassau with an interior visit to the historic Fort Charlotte, and finish up with a bucket list item, swimming with dolphins!
This accessible tour or shore excursion begins at the cruise dock or hotel where your experienced guide/driver will meet you in a comfortable, air conditioned accessible van, which can accommodate manual wheelchairs, electric wheelchairs, power chairs, and mobility scooters. From here, you will head out on a 2-hour accessible driving tour that serves as a great introduction to the Nassau’s history and culture. Escorted by your friendly local tour guide, you admire popular sites such as Fort Fincastle, Governor’s Mansion, Queens Staircase and Parliament Square. You will also stop to enjoy an interior visit to the fascinating Fort Charlotte. Capture fun vacation photos while learning about the fascinating culture and history of Nassau and the Bahamas.
Next, your tour will continue with a bucket list item, an accessible swim with dolphin encounter. The accessible Swim with the Dolphins experience is a one-of-a-kind opportunity you don’t want to miss! You’ll cherish this unique chance to interact with these playful and intelligent marine mammals in a safe and accessible way. The program opens with an entertaining orientation, which covers a dolphin’s anatomy, the history of dolphins, training techniques, fascinating dolphin facts, and much more. You’ll then have the opportunity to pet, play, hug, kiss, and swim with dolphins. Trainers, familiar with the needs of limited mobility participants, will assist you with each step of the interaction. The “can-do” attitude and patience of the carefully selected dolphin trainers make this a pleasant and exciting setting for all limited mobility participants!
Family and friends who are not taking part in the accessible dolphin program may observe from a wheelchair accessible viewing area.
Some specific dolphin encounter activities will depend on the accessibility needs of the individual. Contact us to discuss your specific accessibility needs. Please note: You must have a companion who can assist you into and out of the water.
After your dolphin experience, the tour driver will take you back to the cruise ship.
This Best of Bahamas Accessible Tour or Shore Excursion includes:
- Transportation in wheelchair accessible van
- 2-hour Accessible Highlights of Nassau Driving Tour
- Accessible dolphin encounter
- Assistance of qualified trainers
- Access to reserved beach wheelchair
- An experience you’ll remember forever!
- Downtown Nassau
- Fort Fincastle
- Governor’s Mansion
- Queens Staircase
- Parliament Square
- Fort Charlotte.
- Pet, play, hug, kiss, and swim with dolphins.
The Best of Bahamas Accessible Tour has received a 3-star accessibility rating. The tour does not require a wheelchair user to transfer during transportation and the routes using during the walking/rolling parts of the tour, are fully accessible without any steps or curbs. The only reason why it didn’t receive a higher rating is that in order to participate in the dolphin encounter, one must transfer out of the wheelchair and into the water. If you do not want to participate in the encounter and wish to view it from the accessible viewing area, this tour would have a 5-star rating.
The transportation used is an accessible can equipped with a lift or ramp, suitable for part-time and full-time wheelchair users alike.
You will have an opportunity to explore the historic Fort Fincastle. Your tour guide will lead you using accessible paths that are mostly flat or ramped.
Please note that for this tour, you must be willing to transfer out of your wheelchair and into the water to swim with the dolphins. You must have a companion who can assist you into and out of the water. There is a wheelchair friendly viewing area available for visitor who do not wish to get in the water.
Tour Duration: 5 hours
Cost: $950 for 1 person, each additional person $187 (only if participating in the dolphin encounter), maximum of 6.
* Save $50 when you book an accessible cruise + excursions package accessible cruise + excursions package
Days of the week the tour is offered: Everyday
Meeting Time: one hour after ships arrival or 9am
Meet-up place: Nassau cruise dock or hotel lobby
Entrance tickets: Please note that due to the nature of this excursion, tickets are non-refundable immediately upon purchase.
To review our cancellation policy, please click: HERE. Tours run rain or shine.
Not included: Resort day pass, snacks / meals and gratuities. Entrance fees to Fort Charlotte not included. Must be purchased by you on the day of the tour.
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