Essential guide to the Glass Bottom Boat shore excursion (Shorex) on a cruise to Nassau: overview, good to know, highlights, cruise line price comparison, how to book, and map.
For those that do not want to get wet but would like to explore the underwater world, the Sunshine Glass Bottom Boat Tour is a perfect way to enjoy a couple of hours in Nassau.
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Some cruise lines such as Carnival or Princess do not offer this shore excursion. This means that passengers cruising on these lines will need to book with third-party online services offering this excursions - more about these below. The Sunshine Glass Bottom Boat does not have a direct online booking service.
Glass Bottom Boat - Highlights
The Sunshine Glass Bottom Boat offers a seated outside deck and an air conditioned, enclosed viewing area as well as restrooms and a snack bar where you can purchase snacks or additional beverages. On the excursion, the cruise traveler will enjoy a short narrated cruise in Nassau's harbor on the way to a spectacular reef many times referred to as 'Sea Gardens'. Along this short cruise you will be passing by celebrity homes and historic locations.
Once at the 'Sea Gardens' the cruise traveler will go down a few steps to the viewing deck and contemplate fantastic living coral with amazingly colorful tropical fish. On the way back to the port, just seat back to enjoy the views whilst sipping complimentary rum or fruit punch. Depending on weather conditions, the tour may include an over-water exploration of the Mahoney wreck, site of the 1929 sinking of what was once a 212-foot steel freighter.
Good To Know
Activity Level: Easy Activity
Must Take: Light clothing, walking shoes, sunscreen, sunglasses, hat, a towel and a camera (waterproof preferably) - cash for incidentals.
Duration: Between 1 and 1.5 hours depending on cruise line
Restrictions: No Minimum Age
Cruise Line *Price Comparison
|Celebrity:||Half-Day (1.5 hours) - Adult: $30.00 | Child: $30.00|
|Disney:||Half-Day (1 to 1.5 hours) - Adult: $42.00 | Child: $27.00|
|Norwegian:||Half-Day (1.5 hours) - Adult: $39.00 | Child: $25.00|
|Royal Caribbean:||Half-Day (1.5 hours) - Adult: $30.0 | Child: $30.00|
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Considering that the prices above may vary by sailing, it is advisable to check updates and specific cruises. Click on the following cruise lines links to check for updates: Celebrity | Disney | Norwegian Cruise Line | Royal Caribbean.
There are a number of online services that also offer different excursion packages to the Sunshine Glass Bottom Boat Tour. Prices vary and it is advisable to check what is offered on each tour.
IQCruising does not endorse or get paid to mention any of these services. IQCruising is just providing the information and you should be aware that you are solely responsible for booking excursions online with these third-party services. Viator | Shore Trips | Shore Excursions Group | Cruising Excursions | Shore Excursioneer