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Sandy Toes Full Day Excursion to Rose Island

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icon6 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English

Overview

Cruise to the pristine Rose Island during this trip from Nassau. On this half-day excursion, relax on the remote beach, participate in group activities or snorkel in the calm, turquoise waters. Enjoy kayaking, play beach volleyball or explore the island on foot before indulging in a delicious buffet-style lunch.
  • Admire the Bahamian views as you cruise to and from the island by boat
  • Enjoy free time on a private beach in the Caribbean
  • Snorkel over coral reefs or stretch out in a hammock
  • Buffet lunch with lemonade included
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Buffet lunch with lemonade
Complimentary welcome cocktail
Professional guide
Use of snorkel equipment (refundable deposit of USD $10)
Swimming pig interaction!
Round trip boat transportation
Alcoholic Beverages
Gratuities
Use of kayaks (approx. USD $15)
Use of floats (approx. USD $10)

Departure Point

Paradise Beach Dr, The Bahamas

THIS IS ON PARADISE ISLAND. Sandy Toes enforces a strict check-in policy. Check-in closes 30 min prior to 10:00am. Any guest who has not checked in by 9:30am on the day of their excursion forfeits their seat and is subject to the tour's 100% cancellation fee, and will be deemed a "no-show" guest.

Departure Time

10:00 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Arrange for a pick-up or make your way to the Paradise Island Ferry Terminal to catch your boat to Rose Island.

Climb aboard while finding the perfect spot on board to watch the shoreline of Nassau recede as you sail away. 

Upon arrival at Rose Island, choose from an array of activities. Simply find a sunny or shady place on the pristine beach to relax and read a book or take a nap. Sidle up to the beach bar and indulge in a drink or two while listening to some island rhythms (own expense). Don snorkel gear and take to the sea to explore the underwater world bustling with living coral and schools of brilliantly colored tropical fish. Stroll down the island's winding paths and wade in the tidal pools. 

Your guide organizes group activities like beach volleyball and dizzy lizard, or you can rent a float or kayak. Sign up for a guided snorkeling tour or watch a fish-feeding show. All additional activities are at your own expense. 

Sit down for a buffet lunch on the pavilion overlooking the gorgeous harbor. See a sample buffet lunch menu in the Itinerary section. Savor the local flavors, accompanied by complimentary lemonade and a fully stocked cash bar. Then, stretch out in a hammock under a palm tree or lounge on the palm-shaded deck.

At the end of your remote tropical island adventure, enjoy the cruise back to Nassau.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Sandy Toes
The Sandy Toes Full Day Excursion is an awesome private island day experience that provides an escape from the hustle and bustle of the hotel and cruise crowds. This 6-hour excursion includes a scenic 30-minute boat ride to and from Rose Island and welcome drink upon arrival. Once at Sandy Toes, an array of activities are available to our guests including our guided snorkelling tour, private beach, hammock garden, and our very own Rose Island Swimming Pigs! We also include a delicious Bahamian buffet lunch, served on our southern pavilion overlooking picturesque Lower Harbour, and feature our very own Sandy Toes Gift Shop with one-of-a-kind souvenirs. River tube floats and kayaks are available for rent, and we also offer beachside massages treatments for an additional fee. Fresh water showers and air-conditioned bathrooms are also available on the island for the comfort of our guests! Our Beach Bar is a great social atmosphere where you can mingle with our friendly staff or meet fellow travelers! WiFi and DirecTV services are also available at the Beach Bar. Our Sandy Toes Swimming Pigs….only 30 minutes by boat (not 2 hours!): Experience a true taste of The Bahamas, with a day at Sandy Toes. Sandy Toes is home to a sanctuary of protected wildlife including our Royal Peacocks, curly tail lizards, ocean reef life and our beloved “farm–saved” beach-going, swimming pigs! Meet Babe, Wilbur, Pumba, Larry, Curly, Mo, Ginger, Pepper, and Spice, our 9 awesome Rose Island piggies! These big guys and some little guys are vet checked and cared for on the regular, and only given the cleanest diet served with plenty of love, sunshine, and sunscreen (yes, sunscreen!) With tons of space to run around, the ocean next door to take a dip in, and a protected and shaded pad to call their own, they’re living the dream on Rose Island! Come see for yourself at Sandy Toes….it’s the perfect way to spend your day!
Duration: 6 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Please note: it is recommended you bring your own towel and cash or credit card (Visa & MC only) for other optional activities
  • Itinerary may change without notice
  • Stroller accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Sandy Toes enforces a strict check-in policy. Check-in is at 9:15am at the Paradise Island Ferry Terminal, between the 2 bridges on Paradise Island. DRIVE OVER THE PARADISE ISLAND BRIDGE. Check-in closes at 9:45am. Any guest who has not checked in at the Paradise Island Ferry Terminal by 9:50am on the day of their excursion forfeits their seat and is subject to the tour's 100% cancellation fee, and will be deemed a "no-show" guest.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 75 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Sandy Toes
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.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Sandy Toes Full Day Excursion to Rose Island?
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 Sandy Toes Full Day Excursion to Rose Island.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Sandy Toes Full Day Excursion to Rose Island?
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 Sandy Toes Full Day Excursion to Rose Island.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Sandy Toes Full Day Excursion to Rose Island?
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 Sandy Toes Full Day Excursion to Rose Island.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Sandy Toes Full Day Excursion to Rose Island?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Sandy Toes Full Day Excursion to Rose Island.

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Traveler Tips


  • "There is a bar a few steps above the beach that serves "local" drinks as well as other popular choices along with a SPECTACULAR VIEW!" See review
  • "Keep it handy though as you will need to wear it while getting your lunch from the buffet" See review

Reviews

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star-4
Snorkeling and pigs on the beach.
Benjamin_M
, Nov 2021
The staff is very friendly, helpful and they really want you to have a good time. They work very hard to make it so. Loved the swimming pigs. The reef is very nice.
star-5
We had a great time with...
Jennie_K
, Nov 2021
We had a great time with sandy toes. Rose island was beautiful. Feeding and swimming with the pigs was awesome. The buffet lunch was good and staff were very nice. We enjoyed snorkeling, the drinks and an overall fun beach day.
star-5
Just Do It!
Reggi_W
, Nov 2021
Big fun! A long line of (mostly American) tourists line up to checkin, sign a waiver, then line up again to board the boat. 30min cruise to the island where you have access to all amenities—if snorkeling then you must do this first or miss the opportunity. It was a quick there-and-back & the guides dove down to collect sea critters to show us and encourage us to hold (e.g. sea urchin, sea cucumber, conch in shell) and pointed out others underwater (e.g. stingrays and turtles). Return to the island to an open bar (bottom shelf included, premium at a cost) and relax on the beach/hammocks/chairs provided. Lunch is served at 1p, buffet style. Must wear a mask. The adult pigs (I believe two large and 3 micro) are available at 30min intervals to pet & photograph. Shout out to Captain Will, Snorkel Steven, and handsome Kode for making this beach day extra fun! We departed on time and returned a bit early at 3:40p. I chose this specifically based on cost and availability as other piggy adventures were pricey and farther away (departs & returns to/from Paradise Island, Nassau)—the pigs were adults and still just as cute but I imagine actual piglets are a vibe as well.
star-5
Excellent service
Fabricio_Y
, Oct 2021
Wonderful experience a must do if you are staying in Nassau / Paradise island. Service is excellent a contrast with the poor service elsewhere around.
star-5
A nice day on a sunny beach
Sylvia_M
, Oct 2021
Short boat ride to a small island, nice weather. Went snorkeling, though the life vest around the waist is excessive safety for those that swim well, and snorkel regularly, the buoyant of us can’t get the fins in the water with the vests around our waists. The lead crew member chums the water with breadsticks to get the fish to appear. Snorkeling is pretty good. They had a bar just off the beach with a decent variety of drinks. The sand was soft, though there is rock exposed here and there on the beach. Shade, chairs and hammocks are all there for your relaxing needs. The pigs are much larger than expected, guessing 600 lbs each. You can pet them, feed them and even swim with them. The pigs are really only interested in the food, but are fun to watch and hang out with.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Amazing trip!
Leenette_J
, Aug 2021
Amazing trip, worth every penny. Enjoy a Beautiful private beach, swimming with the pigs, snorkeling, delicious buffet, drinks and more. Will recommend to anyone visiting the Bahamas.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Must do!
Megan_H
, Aug 2021
Worth every penny! Bring cash to tip the folks that work there, they were absolutely amazing. They made sure you were having a safe and fun time at all times. Lunch was also delicious as the drinks were great! Highly recommend
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
best part of our trip!
Abigail_S
, Aug 2021
amazing day! the drinks and lunch were great, the staff was so friendly, the beach was beautiful, the pigs were so much fun and trained better than my own dogs. also loved that they had activities like cornhole and giant jenga! and the snorkeling was a good time but a little underwhelming. still couldn’t recommend more! such a great deal considering similar trips were twice as much
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-4
A fun day! But…
Abbey_B
, Aug 2021
Overall, I really enjoyed this excursion. The fact that food and alcohol was included in the price is a major plus, especially considering how expensive Paradise Island is. The entire staff was so nice and welcoming! They wanted to make sure that you were having the best experience. On arrival, I was really concerned when I saw how many people were going on the excursion. However, once you get to the island, you couldn’t even tell that there were 88 people on this trip (yay!). The only downfall and reason for taking away a star, are the pigs- the main reason for the trip. There are only about 3-4 pigs that are corralled out every 30 minutes, and only to one specific spot on the island. This could just be me, but I was thinking that they were wild pigs that would just be swimming around the island (it’s not). As cute as they were, I will say that the interaction was a bit disappointing and not what I expected. Overall, I did very much enjoy my experience, though the pigs felt like more of an after thought than the main event.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Beautiful beach and lots to do!!
BRANDON_A
, Aug 2021
We loved the pigs and the beach. The ride was fun as well!! They gave you a delicious lunch and it was fun to see the chickens and peacocks.We would recommend this trip.

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