Visiting the Bahamas is an incredible experience on its own, but having an intimate encounter with one of the earth’s most intelligent creatures is one of the moments you’ll want to share with your friends and family back home, over and over again. Even if you’re just stepping off of a cruise ship and on shore for a few hours, if you come for a Nassau dolphin tour, there are few experiences that are going to top it. The Blue Lagoon Dolphin Close Encounter provides visitors with the unique opportunity to swim, touch, and play with Bottlenose Dolphins. The excursion begins with a scenic boat ride on a beautiful catamaran from Paradise Island in Nassau to Salt Cay (also known as Blue Lagoon Island), home to a three acre dolphin habitat and training facilities. Dolphin experts will provide you with a thorough orientation and give you a great deal of background on the Bottlenose species, including their biological make-up, their social structures, their diet, and the training process. Once they feel you’ve been properly educated, it’s time to get wet! For the more timid or younger visitors, a series of custom platforms allow you to wade in waist deep, and enjoy touching these gentle creatures from the comfort of a standing position. For a more personal experience, trainers will provide you with a life jacket so you can bob around, as they play around you, stopping for a kiss and a scratch. If you’re worried about preserving your memory, don’t be! There are plenty of professional photographers and videographers on site capturing every moment of your Nassau dolphin swim tour, and there are plenty of opportunities for loved ones sitting on the sidelines to snap photos and take videos.