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Sandy Toes Full Day Excursion to Rose Island

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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 a welcome cocktail aboard the boat, then go 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
  • Cocktail plus 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
Use of kayaks (approx. USD $15)
Use of floats (approx. USD $10)

Departure Point

Paradise Beach Dr, The Bahamas

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 and enjoy a welcome cocktail 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.
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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

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
What is the maximum group size during Sandy Toes Full Day Excursion to Rose Island?
A:This activity will have a maximum of 75 travelers.

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
  • "Please tip the crew, they do an amazing job and I saw a very few people show their appreciation." See review


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, Jun 2021
It was terrible we were literally 2 min late and the ship left us and refuse to give us a refund extremely disappointed.
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The piggies seem happy
, Jun 2021
The ride was great, Rose Island is quite close to the mainland, it only took us about half an hour to get there. The scuba diving part of the tour was non-eventful, not really worth the time. The lunch provided was delicious and the beachfront was amazing. The experience of seeing the pigs was the main focus of this excursion and so it was successful. The pig handlers are very nice and take care of the piggies while they are out on the beach roaming around the tourists. The pigs were well-mannered...they just wanted to eat! Visitors are able to take photos and feed the piggies who are seem happy to be there.
Sandy Toes Lifetime Experience
, Jun 2021
This was a memorable moment that was greeted with a lot of love and care by the staff. The staff were very cordial. The check in process was simple and speedy and they are very professional and punctual.
Great Day
, Jun 2021
Amazing Day! Probably one of the best excursions we have ever done. Here is what to expect: - check-in & boarding at the ferry terminal is very easy & well organized - the boat ride to the island is quick (30 mins) with beautiful scenery along the way - safety and procedural instructions are well explained & enforced - the island is gorgeous, clean & spacious - there are some hills and steps so keep that in mind if you have difficulty with mobility - snorkeling is okay & you’ll see a bunch of coral, fish and other sea creatures - there may be different packages, but we did the standard drink package & all of our drinks (unlimited basic liquor) were included - lunch was well organized with plenty of food (chicken, hotdogs, pasta salad, peas & rice, salad) - the water on the beach side was pristine (crystal clear, turquoise, warm, calm & with very little waves) - the beach was gorgeous (clean white sandy beaches, beautiful views, spacious, not over crowded) - plenty of beach chairs, hammocks in the shade & sun - the pigs are adorable, trained and friendly - the staff is beyond amazing (helpful, fun, attentive, professional, informative, knowledgeable & go above and beyond) What should you bring: - A towel or blanket - Dramamine (if you get sea sick) - Sun Screen - Money for tipping!!!!!!!!! - Your Camera (there are all kinds of birds, chickens, peacocks, lizards and other cute critters roaming the island) - A Mask (COVID) You need to wear a mask on the ferry, but can take it off once on the island. Keep it handy though as you will need to wear it while getting your lunch from the buffet
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Our favorite excursion!
, May 2021
Everything was great from pickup to drop off. Very well organized, had plenty of time to snorkel, swim with the adorable pigs, and relax in the sun. Food & drinks were great too! Special thanks to Cody & Steven who helped our friend get past her snorkeling fears, their expertise & humor helped us get her in the water and she had a blast! Tips- Dramamine if you are susceptible to motion sickness, boat is large and comfortable but we were definitely rockin. Bring towels and sunscreen. Will definitely go back!
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Great experience
, May 2021
The experience was amazing! And the drinks were also really good. The bar tenders were very nice. The pigs were huuuge and adorable, I wish they spent more time in the water though. The only reason I gave 4 instead of 5 stars is because my snorkle was missing the mouth grip, and it was very uncomfortable.
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, May 2021
So much fun ! Loved the bar and just the right amount of time to see the pigs relax and drink ! Lunch was pretty good as well ! Beach is absolutely gorgeous
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Great day trip
, May 2021
Had an amazing time! The staff were extremely friendly and welcoming. Definitely the best part of our vacation
Best Day Trip Yet
, Apr 2021
Highly recommend Sandy Toes. The activities are great - especially the pig play time. And the staff is so well organized and friendly. The drinks are also well made and the lunch is more than satisfying. The Sandy Toes compound has everything one needs to have a good time and be comfortable (good restrooms, showers, lounge chairs). Lastly - the peacocks were a nice surprise.
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A day in paradise with Sandy toes and half the clothes
, Apr 2021
Overall great day! Great atmosphere, location, guides and people! Great activities, nature oriented and of course, endless BOOZE! Only downside for me was the lack in variety of food, (no seafood) and the timing was short, felt more like a half day. Maybe if the departure was earlier in the morning AND later at the end of the day.
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