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Private Boating Adventure for Snorkeling or Fishing in Nassau - 38ft boat
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Private Boating Adventure for Snorkeling or Fishing in Nassau - 38ft boat

By Born Free Charters
Recommended by 96% of travellers
96% of reviewers gave this product a bubble rating of 4 or higher.
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Duration: 4h
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Live guide: English
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  • Local guide
  • Private tour
  • Bottled water and ice
  • Use of Snorkelling equipment
  • All necessary fishing equipment
  • Bottled water
What's not included
  • Gratuities
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks, unless specified


Start:Traveller pickup offered.
  • Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville Bahamas, 2 Marina Drive Paradise Island N.P, The Bahamas
    Tour departs from the Paradise Island Ferry Terminal on Paradise Island. The Born Free check-in desk can be found on the harbour side of the Jimmy Buffet's Margaritaville Restaurant.
Pickup details
  • Tour departs from the Paradise Island Ferry Terminal on Paradise Island. The Born Free check-in desk can be found on the harbour side of the Jimmy Buffet's Margaritaville Restaurant.
Port pickup offered
During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included ports.
  • Paradise Island, The Bahamas
End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    • Not wheelchair accessible
    If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 16186P13

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • At time of booking, Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time
    • Most travellers can participate
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

    • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

    If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 16186P13

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    • Born Free Charters
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      Joined in July 2012
    • FarAway55497224060
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Best Pig tour ever!
      Excellent tour guides! Very friendly and great service! The food provided was delicious too! Overall a great experience !
      Written 22 July 2024
    • 272chipy
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Just an awesome day on the water with BornFree Charters, what I consider a Home Run.
      We chartered a 1/2 day boat for our family to enjoy with BornFree charters. We had contacted another charter company but they were not very responsive so we found BornFree and we were glad we did. They answered all our questions and catered our trip the way we wanted, they were so welcoming. We had our 10 year old grandson and all he was worried about was catching fish. Capt. Ding and first mate Cleo were the greatest, they put us on the fish and my grandson had the time of his life. We also snorkeled and saw the turtles swimming. Capt. also used my phone and video the turtles swimming under water for us. They were so great, it was the highlight of our trip and everyone in our party had a great day. If you are looking for a great charter company you can't go wrong with BornFree charters and I would suggest specifically asking for Captain Ding and first mate Cleo
      Written 18 July 2024
    • Y6681MVericg
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great time!
      Had an amazing time fishing with Ding and Keith. The whole family really enjoyed the experience. Caught and ate fresh fish. I would highly recommend!
      Written 16 July 2024
    • Rodney B
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Best excursion I’ve ever taken
      It’s like 5 excursions in one! The staff was amazing and the water was the best I’ve ever experienced. Highlight of our trip a must do
      Written 16 July 2024
    • meagans414
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Bachelorette Boat Day
      Born Free Charters put together the most incredible day for us. We came down as a group of 8 girls and had the best half day adventure on the water. We got to swim with pigs, see turtles and hang out on the beach. Our captain Willy was amazing and took great care of us. 10/10! Highly recommend Born Free Charters for any excursion needs while visiting Nassau.
      Written 15 July 2024
    • courtneylP2440ZI
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Fishing/Snorkeling/Turtles/Footprints
      Kieth and Ding were amazing - We had the best day!! A half day with fishing/snorkeling/Turtles and a trip to Footprints for lunch.
      Written 15 July 2024
    • tiffanydC4958TW
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Surreal Tour and Great Company
      Wilson, Winston, and TJ were so friendly, helpful, and fun! This was an amazing excursion and worth the price! It felt surreal. The pigs, the turtles, snorkeling, sand bar time, and lunch! They brought local snacks as well to try and made sure the entire crew stayed hydrated!
      Written 15 July 2024
    • ashleypA4689TK
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      The best day!
      An amazing experience! We had a beautiful afternoon on the water. Organizing it was easy and instructions were very clear on where to meet to board the boat. Our driver Willy was such a good time! We went to see the pigs which was really fun. Would highly recommend!
      Written 15 July 2024
    • 377kailens
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Most Fun Ever!
      We had the best time ever! Captain Willy was amazing. He was fun, outgoing and made sure that we always had sunscreen and stayed hydrated.
      Written 15 July 2024
    • W7030NKkima
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great day on the sea!
      From start to finish, including the booking our experience was amazing! We had the best time and our capital / tour guide Willy took great care of us. We will be back and would 100% recommend this to friends and family. Thank you.
      Written 15 July 2024
    • Ashmash49
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Amazing 1/2 day boat cruise!!
      We had a private boat for a half day. It was truly an amazing experience and our captain, Willy, was wonderful and very accommodating. He provided suggestions on beaches, snorkeling and took us to see the pigs. The boat easily accommodated all 8 of us and we had a fantastic experience. I would absolutely use this company again for future excursions.
      Written 14 July 2024
    • A3297WOamandad
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Fun class reunion beach day
      We booked them for our class reunion beach day. They were very professional and accommodating. We had two boats that departed at staggered times so that everyone in our group could make it out. We went to rose island. The beach is beyond beautiful. They organized games to make our reunion more enjoyable. We had lunch at Footprints which is also on rose island. I recommend the grouper fingers! I had a wonderful time. I highly recommend! Thanks to the crew - Justin, Jake, Keith and Alex.
      Written 13 July 2024
    • wjc242
      0 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Best time with friends
      We had so much fun! Our tour ended up going to rose Island and many of us snorkeled but a lot of us just swam in the beautiful ocean. The crew members were really nice and quick to help with anything we needed when coming onto the boat. I highly recommend bornfree!
      Written 7 July 2024
    • 426celestee
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      10/10
      The captain and crew were very accommodating and professional. My friends and I had a wonderful time for my boyfriend’s birthday. We can’t wait to book again!
      Written 7 July 2024
    • nicoletteg90
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Born free just does it better
      Spent a portion of our staycation with this company and they were so entertaining and super friendly. Very informative tour along the way to each stop and the food was a plus. Ship mate Joey made sure our cups stayed full!
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    katej1348
    Calgary, Canada83 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    We booked a half day fishing charter as something fun and new to experience. We are not experienced at fishing, but thought a new experience would be fun.

    The boat was clean and well kept. We chartered the Freestyle (38ft) for half day to do some fishing.

    They initially started with “deep sea fishing” as we made our way to more shallow waters to do some reef fishing. We caught two barracuda (which we cannot eat), but it was still fun. In the shallow waters we caught many fish (yellow snapper, groupers, grunt and trigger fish).

    The reason I am giving them a 3 star is that I found Cleo (staff on the boat) was not very enthusiastic or helpful. He was actually quite rude to me. When he asked me if I knew how to cast and I said no he mumbled “Jesus Christ”. He continued to talk down to me instead of be helpful and teach. We booked this tour to learn something new and we were hoping they’d be happy to teach, but that was not the case. Given the money we paid, I don’t think that this behaviour is acceptable.

    The captain on the other hand was very nice.
    Written 8 November 2022
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    Hank49er
    Darien, CT8 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Spent a great half day with Captain Willy and first mate Richard. They took us to Green Caye where we immediately found turtles and a barracuda. Then we went to a reef with a lot of colorful fish and a stingray. They took cues from the crowd and didn’t rush us. A nicely paced cruise back to Nassau around Paradise Island capped the trip as did the unexpected beers in the cooler. Captain Willy has been practicing his craft for years and has learned how to orchestrate a great cruise.
    Written 19 February 2022
    This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
    Thank you for your review, so glad to hear that you enjoyed your charter with Willy! He truly does his best to make sure every guest has a great experience.
    Written 3 March 2022
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    LisaRB1020
    East Northport, NY14 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We had such an amazing day fishing with Charlton and Cleo. They were fantastic at determining where to fish and you could tell how much they loved fishing. The highlight of our day was taking turns reeling in an 80lb Yellowfin Tuna. What a memorable experience!
    Written 8 March 2023
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    Larry T
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Willie, our Captain, was absolutely superb. He took care of all of our needs and desires, including staying hydrated. He listened carefully to what we desired, and follow through to perfection, providing us a combination of snorkeling, fishing and setting foot on a deserted island. Wonderful. Absolutely we will be backborn free charters can be fully trusted.
    Written 7 April 2024
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    ABGCrouch
    Richmond, VA3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    May 2023 • Family
    We had a wonderful time on the 38 ft boat - crew was efficient and a lot of fun. The boat and crew were on time for pickup and the boat was clean and stocked with our food and drink requests. The beach bar they took us to had the best food in the Bahamas. Will definitely charter with this company again.
    Written 1 June 2023
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    Chrissy T
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    July 2022 • Family
    Captain Willie and Mate Juantae were the most professional and outgoing gentleman that I’ve had the pleasure of spending time with in a long time. They are guys that I’d (and I did) invite to my home town in Arizona. I will never forget these gentlemen, and I would recommend this company 100%. They are great representatives of this company. Thanks Willie, thanks Juantae, See ya in Arizona!
    Written 22 July 2022
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    Thank you for your review and recommendation! We truly appreciate your feedback.
    Written 9 August 2022
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    MCon0
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    July 2024 • Family
    Five stars for Captain Ding and Javantae!! We had the best morning fishing, turtle spotting, cruising, and swimming. They were great with our boys, gave great fishing tips, and went above and beyond to capture great photos and film for us. Bonus points for the good music! This was our second trip with Born Free and the best day of vacation for the second year in a row. Thanks, Ding & J!
    Written 8 July 2024
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    It sounds like Captain Ding and Juante made your morning fishing trip a fantastic experience! Fishing, turtle spotting, cruising, and swimming all in one trip must have been a lot of fun. It's great to hear they were so attentive with your boys and even helped capture memorable photos and videos. Thank you for making Born Free apart of your vacation yet again!
    Written 15 July 2024
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

    ssfriday08
    Huntingtown, MD2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    July 2022
    Wonderful day on the water with Captain Bo-Bo and Freddie on the Sitting Pretty. We did some fishing (one of our group caught a nice one) and then snorkeling with turtles and so many fish! They knew the best spots to stop and the boat was really comfortable with a nice shade canopy. Great conversations with Freddie learning about the Bahamas was an added bonus. Thank you guys!!!
    Written 27 July 2022
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    Thank you for your review!
    Written 9 August 2022
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

    Sally L
    13 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Apr 2022
    We booked a half day snorkeling charter with Bornfree while we were staying in the Bahamas in April of 2022, and it was our favorite part of the entire trip. The booking process was seamless and they answered all of my questions via email. Our group arrived at the dock a few minutes early to fill out any remaining paperwork and check in and were promptly shown onboard. The crew was very pleasant, and the vessel (Freestyle) was clean and well-appointed. There were waters for us to drink and we had brought some beer and sodas as well. My only complaint was that the captain was unable to hook up my phone to the bluetooth and I had curated a nice music list I wanted to play - wasn't a big deal but hopefully they can fix this tiny hiccup in the future. Bornfree provided snorkeling equipment for us as well, which was appreciated.

    We went to a total of 3 sites for snorkeling and exploring, and the captain and crew were informative, helpful, and personable. We were a group of 4 adults and 3 tweens and all of us agreed it was so much better than a packed group tour! Bornfree tailored the day to exactly what we wanted to do, and I will always remember snorkeling with the sea turtles and getting to see Gilligan's island up close.

    Would I book again? I already have! We are going on a cruise in April that is stopping at the Bahamas for a day, and we have booked the half day on the same boat and cannot wait. Fantastic experience and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend them.
    Written 7 March 2023
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    Ashley Malone
    Ancaster, Canada29 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jan 2023
    We had such an amazing day on the boat! Our captain was on-time, friendly and was there to make our day enjoyable. Everything about the day was perfect, from the turtle sightings to the beach, and even lunch on Rose Island. We travelled with 4 young kids and we felt very safe on the water. Our experience with Born Free exceeded our expectations and will plan future trips!
    Written 23 January 2023
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    Private Boating Adventure for Snorkeling or Fishing in Nassau - 38ft boat provided by Born Free Charters

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