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One of the best beaches in the Bahamas can be found at Blue Lagoon Island, also known by its official name Salt Cay. Frequently called the “real” Bahamas, Blue Lagoon has been an interesting part of The Bahamas' history and is one of the most well known of Nassau’s natural attractions and tours. Located just three miles from Nassau, it is now the home of the dolphins and sea lions of Dolphin Encounters and is owned by a local family. This incredibly beautiful island has had a fascinating past and continues to be the number one attraction in Nassau/Paradise Island for activities with families and is wonderfully enlightening and educational excursion suited for children and adults alike.
Blue Lagoon Island offers visitors everything one dreams of when picturing a private tropical island - breathtakingly clear turquoise waters including a hidden lagoon, hundreds of native coconut palm trees, pristine white sandy beaches, beautiful natural vegetation, tropical birds, coral reefs, dolphins and sea lions in their natural habitat. Although Blue Lagoon Island is in very close proximity to Nassau and Paradise Island, it is completely secluded allowing all who visit a true opportunity to relax in a tranquil natural environment right on the beach in the Bahamas. The island has remained virtually untouched maintaining its lush natural beauty.
Now you can spend the entire day at one of the best Bahamian vacation spots - Blue Lagoon Island. Whether you choose to just enjoy the beach, play with dolphins and sea lions or do both - this is an exciting and educational excursion that allows you to experience the real Bahamas on a secluded, pristine beach just minutes from Nassau.
An Authentic Bahamian Experience - Dolphin Encounters, showcasing dolphins and sea lions in their natural habitat, on Blue Lagoon Island is owned and operated by a local family - so you can be sure that your program will be safe, educational, fun and authentically Bahamian.
Repeatedly Voted One of the Top Attractions in The Bahamas - Dolphin Encounters and Blue Lagoon Island Beach Day is one of the top attractions in the Bahamas. Many people have visited Dolphin Encounters since the all-natural facility opened in 1989. Dolphin Encounters has literally set the standard for marine mammal interactive programs in The Bahamas and beyond and is located just minutes from Nassau and Paradise Island.
Spectacular All Natural Environment on a Private Island - Whether guests are participating in one of the award-winning interactive animal programs or enjoying the beach, a visit to this beautiful island is worth the trip. Surrounded by turquoise blue water on all sides and covered with thousands of native coconut trees, lush landscaping and a natural lagoon, Blue Lagoon Island is an extraordinary private tropical island that offers guests a glimpse of an untouched paradise and an opportunity to see native Bahamian animal life. There is no other facility in the world that offers the same experience. It also provides their marine mammals including dolphins and sea lions with an unmatched, all-natural ocean habitat.
Our Scenic Boat Ride Offers the Opportunity to See Nassau’s Historic Harbour and Other Islands - A trip to Blue Lagoon Island provides the opportunity to ride on large, high-speed, double-decker catamarans through Nassau’s historic harbour. The trip affords extraordinary views of Nassau, Paradise Island and best yet an unspoiled private island without the hustle and bustle of Nassau. The private beach is unspoiled, calm and secluded.