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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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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
Professional guide
Use of snorkel equipment (refundable deposit of USD $10)
Swimming pig interaction!
Round trip boat transportation
Alcoholic Beverages
Use of kayaks
Use of floats
You must make your own way to the departure point the morning of the excursion.
Paradise Island Ferry Terminal , 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.

9:30 AM
This activity will end right where it started.
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.
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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
  • 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.
  • You must make your own way to the departure point the morning of the excursion.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • All cancellations must be received in writing at least 24 hours in advance.
  • 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.

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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.

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  • "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


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Fabulous day!
, Jun 2022
Staff was great, friendly and went above and beyond. Wonderful day from start to finish. Would definitely book with sandy toes again.
, Jun 2022
We LOVED it! The friendliest staff. Loved the snorkeling, swimming with the pigs, floating around in the beautiful clear water, the drinks, and a delicious lunch. Everyone on the staff made it a welcoming, fun and safe experience!!
Great experience with Sandy Toes at Rose Island
, Jun 2022
The staff are amazing and provide a wonderful day on Rose Island! A must do activity if your visiting the Bahamas!
Amazing trip!!
, Jun 2022
This trip was amazing, rose island was so nice with white sand and clear water! All the staff were really friendly and helpful! The pigs were really well trained and good with people and kids! The food and drink was also really good would highly recommend this trip and would do it again!
Great family day trip
, Jun 2022
Our family enjoyed our day trip to Sandy Toes. The kids enjoyed the snorkeling and the interaction with the pigs. We were on a full boat but once we were on the island everything was spread out and did not feel crowded. The bar service was great and the lunch was really good as well. Would definitely recommend to families, especially with young ones if you’re not up for the longer boat rides to Exuma.
, May 2022
Amazing experience! We loved it!!! Perfect day. The island they take you to is a dream, the pigs are incredibly trained. Beautiful day.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Great time, Fun experience!
, May 2022
My bf and I had a great time! Our other tour was canceled due to weather so decided to call them day of, at 8am hoping we could find something last min. Luckily they had availability!!! We arranged pick up with them and had the best time! Snorkeling was fun and informative, the drinks that came with the tour were SO Delicious and the food, so perfect for an afternoon at the beach! The pigs were so entertaining and the water/view was just breathtaking! This was one of the best parts of our trip! Hopefully we can come back and bring more friends! Thanks again for a great time Sandy Toes!!!
6 hour excursion was great.
, May 2022
Staff is very friendly, not too crowded. I would love the option to be able to snorkel on your own outside of the group. Lunch was good and very good drinks.
We showed up to the dock...
, May 2022
We showed up to the dock to be told the tour was cancelled for weather. I realized I had received an email an hour before, but since we were already in route I didn’t receive it. It’s the 2nd time we’ve booked this tour and it’s been cancelled, the first time I received a text as well. It was a bit of an annoying process to apply for the refund as well.
2 travelers found this review helpful
The Piggies
, May 2022
Everything from beginning to end was amazing! The island is private, which makes the experience special. What can I say about the pigs, adorable experience and so well behaved. The lunch was delicious, and all this because the staff is beyond amazing!
We had such an amazing...
, May 2022
We had such an amazing time. We were taken on a snorkeling tour as soon as we got off the boat. The water was so clear and the guide gave us information on certain sea creatures, and even let us hold a starfish. After snorkeling we went to the main area with the bar and got drinks. They had a huge selection for what was included in the package, which was very surprising and nice. The bar staff was very friendly and accommodating. We went to the beach to swim with the pigs and that was our favorite part of the whole day. The pigs looked very well taken care of, the staff was friendly and answered all of our questions. We got so many pictures, we learned all of the pig's names. Everything was perfect and we would definitely do this again.
Great Time
, Apr 2022
Had an amazing day. The beach was clean and very spacious. The staff was amazing, the drinks were delicious. Would 100% book again
Amazing experience
, Apr 2022
Most beautiful island with so much to do!! Recommend this excursion to everyone!! The staff is extremely friendly and the pigs are so cute!!!
1 traveler found this review helpful
Amazing!!! Book it!!
, Apr 2022
This day excursion was so worth it!! My family and I enjoyed it and they were super accommodating. I have celiac disease and cannot eat anything with gluten. Their team made me a entire gluten free meal and was very nice about it. Fantastic day trip and great company to use. We highly recommend them
Amazing Experience
, Apr 2022
My family was staying at Atlantis and took a day trip to Rose Island through Sandy Toes. Amazing day. Snorkeling, kayaking, pigs, beach and lots of drinks. We would totally do it again. Everyone was wonderful, friendly and helpful. Yes, might seem kind of pricey, but well worth it. We even had to change days for our trip and it was easy and everyone was accomodating.
Wonderful and Relaxing Day!!
, Apr 2022
Wonderful day for our entire family. We chose this tour because we wanted to swim with pigs but didn’t want to go all the way to Exuma. What we didn’t realize in choosing this tour was what a relaxing and lovely beach experience we would have as a family as well. We relaxed all day in the hammocks, on the private beach and at the bar for the amazing mixed drinks. The buffet lunch was fantastic, too. We are all vegetarian and it was even a really great experience for us with tasty local food. The highlight though was absolutely the experience with the pigs. It was a strangely very windy day so the pigs could not swim, which they told us about in advance and allowed us to cancel if we wanted to, but we were so glad we decided to come anyway. Our daughters, ages 14 and 11, enjoyed playing with the different pigs and the trainers were so fantastic and warm to them. I would 100% recommend this tour for anyone looking for a relaxing chill day and the opportunity to enjoy some wonderful piggies.
Look no further
, Apr 2022
This is the best tour ever! Rose island holds such a tranquil setting that pictures won’t do it justice you have to experience this one in person! Stop looking and book now
, Apr 2022
Wouldn’t recommend. Beach had little to no shade. Was rocky with old infrastructure. No loungers only very uncomfortable chairs. Would be very difficult for anyone with disabilities. Lunch was bad no fish option for those who don’t eat meat. Don’t drink alcohol, even though I thought I had free drinks, virgin colada was 8 dollars. Bar was filthy and needs to be redone. Pearl Island tour was half the price and nicer in my opinion. Snorkeling is a joke. Might as well just snorkel off a random beach.
Lovely day
, Apr 2022
The staff were exceptionally friendly and I went with my nephew. He had a wonderful time playing in the water and feeding the pigs
Amazing day with the swimming pigs 😊
, Apr 2022
Great day very well organised. The swimming pigs are so good and very sweet. We had a perfect lunch cooked fresh and drinks flowing all day. We would recommend this trip very much.

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