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Rose Island

Rose Island

Rose Island, Nassau, Bahamas

The Basics

A short, 25-minute boat ride east of New Providence Island whisks you away from crowds and ashore this intimate corner of paradise. Take a dip in the crystalline lagoon, sip a drink at the beachfront bar, or snooze in an oceanfront hammock. More active options include snorkeling, kayaking, and beach volleyball. If you’re interested in socializing, join in on the private island’s beach bar parties, for which party passes are available from various tour operators.

Full-day excursions to Rose Island usually include access to the pristine beaches, a buffet lunch or welcome drink, and most water sports. Guided snorkeling tours are available to explore the underwater world with the supervision of a guide, who points out the marine flora and fauna.

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Sandy Toes Full Day Excursion to Rose Island
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Sandy Toes Full Day Excursion to Rose Island
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$224.00 per adult
Traveler Favorite
Beautiful beach
The beach was so awesome! We could enjoy staying there for 5hours, and it became an unforgettable experience!
Keijiro_T, Aug 2022

Recent reviews from experiences in Nassau

star-5
Great trip.
Devin_Y, Jul 2022
007 Morning Half Day Boat Charter - Rose Island
Great experience with the 007 boat trip to Rose Island. Great, professionals and hospitable captain and first mate. Facility at Rose Island was very new and clean. Highly recommend 007!
star-4
Swimming pigs
Tiffany_W, Jul 2022
Sandy Toes Full Day Excursion to Rose Island
The staff was very friendly. The big was very nice and clean. The safe really care about the safety and well being on the pigs. The boat ride over to rose island was short and relaxing.
star-5
Captain Ken took great...
Allison_A, Aug 2022
007 Afternoon - Private Rose Island (Snorkeling with Turtles)
Captain Ken took great care of us! We swam with the turtles. Relaxed in beautiful water! Rose Island was amazing! Highly recommend!
star-4
Beautiful trip
Noemie_Q, Jul 2022
007 Afternoon - Half Day Boat Charter - Rose Island(Snorkeling with Turtles)
Beautiful trip!! The boat ride was very pleasant and snorkeling was wonderful! We saw one turtle. The beach of rose island was nice
star-5
Checked off the bucket list
Johnny_R, Jun 2022
Swim & Snorkel, Swimming Pigs, lunch & Rose Island Beach Visit
Capt. Jay was an amazing tour guide. Gave history info about the island. We were traveling with our little ones and he made sure they were safe throughout which I much appreciated. The currents were kinda strong so we didn’t “swim” with the pigs but we did interact with them. They would walk into the water and run out, was a really beautiful experience. Rose island is just gorgeous. A+ service
star-5
Amazing Experience
Danette_C, Jul 2022
Sandy Toes Full Day Excursion to Rose Island
The beach is gorgeous. The pigs were very sweet and clean. Staff was amazing and lunch and drinks were fabulous! Highly recommend this excursion.
star-5
Great adventure!!
Denise_R, Apr 2022
007 Afternoon - Half Day Boat Charter - Rose Island(Snorkeling with Turtles)
Captain and 1st mate were great! Very professional and you could tell they took safety very seriously. And yet- they were fun and friendly! They also had greasy tunes out of an amazing stereo!!
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Fun Day
Sheena_L, Jul 2022
007 Morning Half Day Boat Charter - Rose Island
Very great boat ride! I like Rose Island as well! I would recommend this experience! Passengers got out to Snorkel, But everything was really good.
star-5
Great adventure and reasonable price!
Kimberly_O, Aug 2022
007 Morning Half Day Boat Charter - Rose Island
Captain Ken and 1st mate Obi were awesome. Great energy and smooth boat ride! A real nice 1/2 day event!
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BEST PART OF VACATION!!!
Mary_S, Aug 2022
Swim with Turtles! Four Hour Snorkeling Motorboat Tour to Rose Island Beach
Captain Welly & Nev were fantastic! We had such a beautiful afternoon on the water on their gorgeous boat “Seas the Day.” We saw sooooo many turtles at our first stop & the second stop Welly took us to the beach where we could continue snorkeling or walk up to shore! They also provided complimentary water, beer and Rum punch! Be careful of the Rum Punch.. ;) The day was magical! Thank you Captain Welly & Nev! Best part of our vacation!
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Amazing Day on Water
Gautam_P, Jul 2022
Half-Day Cruise of Rose Island with Snorkeling
Amazing day with a amazing tour guide took my family on a amazing adventure and showed us the the true Bahamas and not the tourist spots. Swam on pearl island and just had a wonderful time and just overall friendly and safe. Spend the money and have a great day on the water with great people to guide you. Swimming with turtles is the bomb.
star-5
It was a great trip. Saw...
Stephan_O, Jul 2022
007 Morning Half Day Boat Charter - Rose Island
It was a great trip. Saw multiple sea turtles and Rose Island was beautiful. Be advised snorkeling gear is included, but $10 is need to go to Rose Island.
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Things to Know Before You Go

  • Be sure to bring everything with you that you’ll need for the day, including sunscreen, bathing suit, towel, and a sun hat.

  • Most guided snorkeling tours include use of snorkel gear.

  • A Rose Island day trip is a great option for those wishing to escape the bustle and frenetic energy of Nassau.

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How to Get There

Accessible by boat, Rose Island is located three miles (five kilometers) east of Paradise Island, which in turn lies directly off New Providence Island in the Bahamas. Most day trips to the island leave from Paradise Island Ferry Terminal, which is about 1.5 miles (2.5 kilometers) northeast of downtown Nassau and a 5-minute walk south of Paradise Island city center. The boat crossing takes about 25 minutes.

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When to Get There

Most tour-goers from Nassau spend the entire day at Rose Island, so visitors can take advantage of all the activities and have plenty of time to lounge on the beach. The high season in the Bahamas, November through April, tends to be crowded but also has the best weather and low chance of rain. During this time, book your Rose Island excursion ahead of time.

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Swimming Pigs

Animal lovers will want to book a Rose Island tour that also stops at Pig Beach on Big Major Cay. This beach is famous for its swimming pigs, who will paddle out to greet any boat in search of snacks and human interaction. No one is sure where these non-native pigs came from, but they sure make for great photo ops!

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Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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What are the nearest attractions to Rose Island?
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What else should I know about attractions in Nassau?
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