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Seaworld Explorer Semi-Submarine (N42) Summary

Nassau, Bahamas

$64.00 (ages 10 and up) $40.00 (ages 3 to 9) $36.00 (ages 0 to 2)

This port adventure was first found on 06-25-2014 and was last updated on 11-29-2022.

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Seaworld Explorer Semi-Submarine (N42) Review Summary
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JoeM Sailed: November 24, 2014
Submitted: January 2, 2015
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As a summary (in case you don't want to read the whole review), overall we felt the trip killed some time and was expensive for the money we spent on it. We would not do it again.

We booked this excursion as something else to do besides Atlantis while docks in Nassau. We took this excursion from the Dream Thanksgiving week 2014. We had previously done a tour of Nassau so this would be something new. You should also know that we have done aquariums tours in our vacation history.

This excursion starts out right from the dock, no need to venture into Nassau (though you will be dropped off in Nassau when the excursion is over). There are 3 parts to this excursion. 1 - a tender to the "submarine" (20 minutes) 2- submarine ride (30 minutes) 3- tender back to Nassau (20 minutes).

The tender to and from the submarine was a better excursion than the submarine itself. The "guide" of the tender gave colorful insight to the harbor and made jokes while shuttling us to the submarine. The trip back made a circle around the Dream and dropped us off on the other side of the pier in Nassau. Note our tender was 30 minutes late and the guides will ask for a tip. The tender is open deck with a light canopy. There is a possibility of getting wet from water spray. The tender back was the highlight as we saw the Dream from a different angle and could take cool pics of it. You are then dropped off on the far side of the pier and need to back thru the pier to get back on board.

The submarine... You enter this ship and immediately head below decks and sit on very narrow benches. Then you get a window that is roughly 8 feet below water. The "submarine" (there is a top part of the ship and a bottom part of the ship) then proceeds to 3 different coral reef locations. The guide details different fish and chums the water to attract the fish to bring the fish closer to the submarine.

Our issues were that the ship is hot and cramped. Though it was only 80 F outside the interior was hotter with only 2 box fans cooling down the interior. Also the ride was rough. So the heat and rough ride added a touch of nausea to our experience. Also I am assuming the time of year will dictate the types of fish you will see. We saw probably 8 different types of small fish and probably in those 8 types a maximum of 30 per type. Comparing this trip to an aquarium experience we were totally underwhelmed.

Overall we felt the trip killed some time and was expensive for the money we spent on it. We would not do it again. If you want to do it wear light clothes, bring anti-nausea medicine and a camera for the harbor ride for pics of the ships as you come back to port.
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