• On Feb 10, 2023
    Chelsea from VT Asked Please note that experiences, policies, pricing and other offerings are subject to change and may have changed since the date of this answer.

    Hi, I booked an excursion to the blue lagoon island. If I wanted to leave early is that a possibility or do I have to stay the whole 4-5 hrs?

    Welcome aboard, Chelsea!  

    Your Bahamian cruise is nearly here, how exciting! There’s just nothing like a Disney Cruise Line vacation – from the impeccable service and delicious foods to the incredible entertainment and fun activities, you’re going to have the best time! My family really enjoyed the Blue Lagoon Island Beach Day in Nassau last year so I’m happy to share the details of this experience with you.

    This was a fun Port Adventure where we took a swift, covered ferry from the pier past gorgeous celebrity homes and unbelievably turquoise waters over to the protected cove of Blue Lagoon. Once there, we had enough time to explore and enjoy everything the site offers. My family enjoyed the warm water for light snorkeling and water play first. There is an included delicious lunch buffet with chicken, burgers, Bahamian sides, dessert, and cold drinks. My husband and son paid on-site to enjoy the inflatable obstacle course in the shallow water, and I relaxed under the palms with a tropical drink for a while. We all enjoyed the games and antics of the entertaining DJ who played family-friendly pop tunes all afternoon. We did not explore the section of the island with dolphins and other sea life. I found the timing of this Port Adventure to be just right for everything they offered and all we wanted to do while there.

    I noticed each group getting off the ferries arriving had a different colored wristband. We were told what time our ferry would depart to return to the ship, and they frequently made announcements throughout the afternoon for those times. As Blue Lagoon serves other cruise lines and local tourists, I believe these ferries go to different docks to return guests to their original pick-up location at set times. That said, the team at Blue Lagoon was very friendly and helpful. I advise you to speak with them on-site if you need to return to the ship sooner than planned and if another ferry could accommodate your family to their destination. You should commit to this Port Adventure with the assumption that you stay for the planned duration, and to get the most out of the price paid.

    My family returned to our beautiful Disney Cruise Line ship with plenty of time for my son to enjoy the youth club while my husband and I spent time in the adults-only pool area overlooking Paradise Island and the stunning Nassau harbor before dinner.  

    I hope this helps you understand what to expect and look forward to a fabulous day, Chelsea! Please let us know if you have any more questions as you finalize this magical adventure.  

    Wishing you a practically perfect beach day,
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Meet the Panelist: Amy, Virginia

Hi friends! I'm Amy, a lifelong Disney dreamer from horse-and-wine country, Virginia. My family of three is BIG on fun and treasures every adventure together. We've been making memories at the Walt Disney World Resort and aboard Disney Cruise Line since my son was a toddler; we love our family traditions balanced with "what's new" each visit. I have a passion for Disney details, a love of digital tools, and an eye for practical planning. I can't wait to help you make the MOST of your magical vacation! Learn More About Amy

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