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Atlantis Waterpark Visitor Tips

Atlantis resort. Credit: Bahamas Ministry of Tourism
Cruise visitors will have no problem finding the Atlantis water park at Paradise Island at Nassau. They just have to look northeast after they get off the ship.

The giant Atlantis resort is a striking image on the nearby horizon only one mile away. From the Prince George Wharf, it is a seven-minute drive by car, 28 minutes by water taxi or 10-15 minutes by foot.

The water park, known as Aquaventure, is a 141-acre facility with high-speed water slides, a quarter mile lazy river, the jet-powered one-mile Current river with rapids, 20 swimming areas, 11 swim pools and 20 million gallons of water. The resort claims the park is the largest water park in the Caribbean.

Water slides include Leap of Faith with a 60-foot vertical drop, the 200-foot long Abyss with 50 feet in complete darkness and The Surge that starts at the top of a 120-foot tower.

Guests have access to five miles of beaches including Cove Beach, Paradise Lagoon and Atlantis Beach.

The park is free to anyone who is staying at the resorts. Anyone who is not a guest such as a cruise visitor must buy a day pass.

Passes are available only through partners of Atlantis including most major cruise lines and various hotels and resorts in Nassau and Paradise Island. The list is available on the Atlantis website at

Passes cover a wide variety of activities including:

  • Aquaventure water park day pass
  • Shallow water interaction with dolphins
  • Deep water swim with dolphins
  • Sea lion interaction
  • Paddleboard in the dolphin habitat
  • Stingray experience
  • Snorkel the Atlantis ruins

Park day passes at the time of this writing were $161 for adults and $99 for children 4 to 12. Discounts are not available for day passes. Discounted hotel and resort rooms are the least expensive way to visit the waterpark.

Day passes are available at the Atlantis Adventures desk at the clock tower in front of Coral Towers. Visitors who aren't guests of Atlantis must have a valid partner room key or cruise line ID card.
Scott S. Bateman is a professional journalist who has traveled widely throughout the Caribbean and the Americas. He is the author of four books about cruising in the Caribbean, Alaska and Mexican Riviera.
August 14, 2017