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Old Apr 26th, 2002, 06:15 AM
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Barbara
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Blue Lagoon Island Excursion from Nassau/Paradise Island

Looking to hear from anyone who has been to Blue Lagoon Island. I understand that the Dolphin Encounter is there. Where does it leave from? What is there to do there besides swim with the dolphins? Could we make a whole day of it....beaching, snorkeling, etc....We are two adults traveling with 2 children, ages 6 and 10. How long does it take to get there? What are the costs? Are there eating and changing facilities available? Do I need to make reservations well in advance?
 
Old Apr 26th, 2002, 06:56 AM
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We did the dolphin swim and it was a wonderful experience. I know some people on this board think this is mean and do not agree with this.It leaves from a dock in front of the Atlantis resort, and only takes a few minutes to get there. Yes, you need to make reservations. ill send you an excursion sheet on things to do while in Nassau and a price list.
 
Old Apr 26th, 2002, 06:57 AM
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email me at [email protected] so I can send you some information.
 
Old Apr 26th, 2002, 06:57 AM
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I haven't been to the Bahamas yet, but my wife and I are going soon. Most of your questions can be answered by going to www.bluelagoonisland.com.

I'd also be interested to hear from some with personal experience - is it worth the extra $ to spend the whole day on the island, or is it better to just go out and see the dolphins? I read somewhere else that the snorkeling isn't very good there - is that true?
 
Old Apr 26th, 2002, 07:18 AM
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Went on the blue lagoon website and it looks like it would be a fun day! It appears as though you can take the all inclusive package or just a transportation package. Any recommendations? Can the paddle boats be used free of charge if you take the all inclusive? How is the Bahamian lunch with the all inclusive? Are there things served that children would like? Or is it better to just pay for the ride over there and get something to eat on our own? I believe that there is a restaurant there.
 
Old Apr 26th, 2002, 07:13 PM
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The Blue Lagoons is representative of a nice, caribbean small island: talcum powdered sand, caribbean pines and palms with some native plants. Snorkeling is fun, too. You can feed stingrays. Pesonally, I don't enjoy feeding the dolphins, which are now dependent upon man and could never fend for themselves in the wild again. They are wild animals, and everything they do is not for affection or a warm relationship with humans...it's strictly for food. The only problem is, if such dolphin encounters remain popular, they will capture wild dolphins and captivate them for tourists in other places as well. Robert
 
Old Apr 30th, 2002, 01:28 PM
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I went to the bahamas on honeymoon in august 2000 & we chose the bahamas so we could go on the dolphin encounter & it was worth every penny!! Im from the uk & to do he whole package (there are 2 packages to chose from) I think it cost nearly £100 - sorry not too sure what the exchange rate made in in $US!!! but this was booked as an excursion from the sandals hotel so i'm sure if you contact the place itself it may be cheaper. It was quite expensive but worth the time you spend with the dolphins - especially if you are a dolphin lover like myself. The place seems to get sold out quickly so as they say 'book early to avoid disappointment'!!!!! you have the choice of the cheaper package where you get in the water with the dolphins & feed them etc or the more expensive package where you get pushed thru the water by 2 dolphins - this is the package we went for & i'd recommend this any day!!!! (& try & pay the extra for the video - great to look back on!!!)
Im not sure if there was much else to do on blue lagoon - there was a beach & maybe a few shops if you can call them that but our trip was only a half day excursion which actually lasted a few hours so we didnt have a chance to stay -im not sure that id have wanted to spend the whole day there - especially with kids!!!
As for the journey - it took about 10 mins from the dockside on paradise island (near the atlantis)
sorry about the huge essay!!!! hope its useful & have a great time!!!
 
Old Apr 30th, 2002, 05:00 PM
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You may want to visit Blue Lagoon and educate your children about the plight of wild dolphins worldwide. Richard O'Barry made the transformation from wild dolphin trainer(trained the original "Flipper" on the TV series)and since learning the truth, has broken the law and risked imprisonment for releasing captive wild dolphins back into the wild. On the Bahamian outer island of Abaco, he snuck in with scuba gear, and cut wire fences, unbeknownst to a guard, and released six wild dolphins captured and penned in on Great Guana Cay, a cay off of Abaco. Hopefully, the tourist draw of dolphins at the Blue Lagoon won't spread to similar ventures in other sections of the Bahamas. The Bahamians and tourists who venture to the Abacos don't desire to have this artificial venture. My wife and I snorkeled in Abaco, and ran into a wild pod of dolphins at Fowl Cay Underwater Preserve, complete with new borns. I'm so glad this large pod we saw in the wild don't, yet, have to worry about being captured and penned. They are intelligent mammals, and captured dolphins grow depressed, like zoo gorrillas. You can enjoy the Blue Lagoon, without promoting the dolphin exploitation, because it has great snorkeling, nice beaches, and palm tree shade to relax under. Plus, you can feed stingrays and snorkel over some neat little coral reefs just offshore and see colorful reef fish. Robert
 
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