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Freeport Shore Excursion: Deadman's Reef Snorkeling and Beach Escape

Freeport Shore Excursion: Deadman's Reef Snorkeling and Beach Escape

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Freeport, Caribbean
icon4 hours  (Approx.)
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icon4 hours  (Approx.)
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While in port in Freeport, enjoy a day in Deadman’s Reef on Grand Bahama. Spend your morning or afternoon as you wish – this area offers white-sand beaches, calm, clear waters and world-class snorkeling, without the crowds. The reef lies just off the shore, and with the provided snorkeling equipment, you can see tropical fish, colorful corals, sea turtles and shellfish.
  • Grand Bahama shore excursion to Deadman's Reef
  • Spend a relaxing morning or afternoon on the secluded white sand beach
  • Spot turtles, fish or dolphins as you snorkel on Deadman’s Reef
  • Food and drinks available at the beach bar (own expense)
  • Covered by Viator’s worry-free policy: guaranteed on-time return to your ship
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Local guide
Use of Snorkeling equipment
Port pickup and drop-off
Worry-free shore excursion guarantee
Food and drinks (available for purchase at the beach bar)
Entrance fee to Paradise Cove (approx. USD $11)

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Directions: Meet your guide from Fran's Tours & Travel at the frog statue outside of Senor Frogs, located at the Freeport Harbour


  • Freeport Cruise Port

After your guide meets you at the Freeport cruise port, board your coach and embark on the 12-mile (20km) trip to Deadman’s Reef. After the scenic drive, you arrive at the pristine shores of Deadman’s Reef, on the off-the-beaten-path southwestern coast of Grand Bahama. Enjoy this picturesque Bahamian beach, without the crowds and loud vendors you will find at the island’s well-known beaches.

Enjoy three hours in this beach paradise however you choose. Relax and soak up the sun on the sand, swim in the warm, clear waters or venture out to the reef for snorkeling. Your guide will provide you with a mask, snorkel and fins so you can see life under the sea! Swim among tropical fish and vivid corals and keep your eyes peeled for other marine life, like sea turtles and even dolphins!

Back on shore, there is a beach bar and restaurant where you can purchase drinks and food like conch burgers, hot dogs, lobster salads and more. When your time at Deadman’s Reef is up, you will board the coach and be transported back to your cruise ship.

Worry-free Shore Excursion:

We will ensure your timely return to the Freeport port after this tour. In the rare occurrence that your ship has departed, we will arrange for transportation to the next port-of-call. Also, if your ship is delayed and you are not able to attend this tour, you will receive a full refund. For complete details, see our terms and conditions.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • OPERATED BY Fran's Travel & Tours
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.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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23 Reviews

Reviews by Viator travelers

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This was one of the best excursions...
Kim N
, Aug 2017
This was one of the best excursions I have ever experienced. We came in a little behind schedule as we were on the Carnival Dream. When we arrived we were quickly upgraded to a catamaran sailing excursion. The staff and captain of the Bootlegger were all very friendly and knowledgeable. We enjoyed the experience and would highly recommend this excursion to anyone looking for an exciting adventure.
Had to wait forever for the "guide...
Leigh H
, Dec 2016
Had to wait forever for the "guide" to pick us up! The snorkel equipment was "used." Will only book this type of excursion through the cruise line in the future.
- Our trip was suppose to be...
Belinda L
, Aug 2016
- Our trip was suppose to be approximately 4 hours, but we ended up only having 2.5 - 3 hours from the time we were scheduled to get picked up to the time we got dropped off with no explanation. - Our group was not comfortable with swimming, so I made sure that there was going to be a guide with us the whole time, taking us out to and from the reef. The representative at Viator, after confirming with the local business, told me that there would be someone taking us to and from the reef but when I got there we were told that they don't provide that service. Only half of our group felt comfortable swimming out but because it was our first time and we didn't have a guide, we weren't able to make it to the other side of the reef where we were told to go, because of the limited time we had. The only reason I booked this excursion is because I was told that there would be someone guiding us the whole time, I knew that my group didn't feel comfortable going on their own. - The ticket we received clearly stated that we were going to Paradise Cove but it got changed last minute to Crystal beach, also without an explanation. The only comment I received was that the reef was the same at this beach. There was only one other family at the beach, so it felt a bit too secluded. - The van that we were picked up in was very run down, the seats were falling apart. I didn't expect a very fancy van by any means but I did not see any write about this in the reviews, someone even got picked up in a limousine! - Only positive is that the driver waited for us even though our ship experienced delays when we got to the port which I also checked with them beforehand about and the driver was friendly. - Only book here if you feel comfortable snorkeling on your own, you will NOT have someone swimming with you to and from the reef and beware of the tour guide/ driver cutting the excursion time short!
Brice did a great job getting us to...
Randall T
, Aug 2016
Brice did a great job getting us to and from our excursion. John was a great boat captain, getting us to the reef before the other boats and tourists arrived. A very nice excursion. Thank you!
We looked at a few different sites...
Lisa W
, Jun 2016
We looked at a few different sites for a snorkeling tour. This was advertised as the cheapest. That's because when you arrive at the beach they charge EACH person an additional $15 that is not figured into the cost that is advertised. don't let the cheaper prices fool you
We booked this tour outside of the...
Richard H
, May 2016
We booked this tour outside of the cruise ship and we were very pleased. We were the only ones on our ship that booked the early morning tour on Viator. When we debarked, there was someone at the dock waiting for us. Our guide drove us to Deadman's Reef which was about a 30 minute car ride. When we arrived, we were the only tourist there. We had to pay an 11 per person admission fee for use of the beach. All snorkeling equipment was included in the price of the tour except for the required flotation devise. We rented the flotation devise from the beach area which also required a deposit but was refunded upon the return of the flotation. The beach was great and it was easy access to the reefs. I must say, it was wonderful having the beach to ourselves without a lot of others people around. The water was beautiful and clear. We saw a lot of pretty coral and fish and the sandy beach was great. As we were leaving, three bus loads of people were pulling up to snorkel. So glad we had the early morning tour booked as we loved having the beach to ourselves. There were lockers, dressing rooms, restrooms and food available. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable, professional and friendly. I would definitely recommend this tour.
It was great! Everyone was very...
Kimberly T
, Mar 2016
It was great! Everyone was very friendly and helpful. The people we went through watched our stuff for us while we were out in the water. The actual beach and coral were great. We saw a sea turtle and stingray. They also had a artificial reef where we could see all kinds of fish. This was the second time I have done this and would definitely do it a third time!
We didn't go. It was raining and very...
Robin A
, Jan 2016
We didn't go. It was raining and very windy, not great conditions for a beach outing.
It was a Great Tour - Especially...
Janice M
, Dec 2015
It was a Great Tour - Especially because the Driver was Funny and had very interesting information about the Island. We enjoyed the Snorkeling and the fact that the Equipment was included in the Tour. A Good Value. From Daytona Beach, Fl.
The snokeling was awesome! It could...
Melissa H
, Jun 2015
The snokeling was awesome! It could have been a lot better had the mouth pieces not had holes in them.. They were constantly feeling with water. We saw some amazing fish and reef and some turtles. Just take your own gear!

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