Wild green turtle swimming

Snorkeling and Beaching

Private Snorkeling and Beach Charters

With crystal clear water and white sand beaches surrounding the islands of The Bahamas, two of the most popular things to do is visit a beach and snorkel. Born Free has added snorkeling and most recently swimming with wild turtles to our charter options as many of our guests wanted to see more of what our surrounding waters have to offer.  The time on your private charter is yours to use how you would like!

Charters Include

Licensed Captain

Fishing gear and bait 

Snorkel gear

Bottled water

Cooler with ice

Options for additional beverages and snacks are available to be added by sending us an email with requests at least 48 hours prior to your charter date. Half day and full day charters are available to book directly on our calendar. Six hour charters are available seasonally, please contact us to reserve. All prices listed are VAT inclusive.

Meeting Location 

PARADISE ISLAND: the main concrete dock in front of Jimmy Buffet's Margaritaville at the Paradise Island Ferry Terminal on Paradise Island.



Snorkeling with Wild Turtles

In warm waters just off of Green Cay (about seven miles from Nassau's harbour) is a grassy, shallow bottom where wild green turtles come to feed daily. Here you can put on your snorkel gear, jump overboard, and experience these beautiful creatures in their natural habitat. 


Why not add a beach stop?

In the area of Green Cay are some beautiful, small, uninhabited islands that are perfect for spending some beach time. Just let your Captain know you want to spend some time at the beach. Your charter time is yours!

What about a lunch stop?

Located on Rose Island is a beach bar that is completely self sustained. There is no electricity or running water provided on this island so the owner has had to provide it himself with generators and water wells. The most quaint, laidback place to have lunch for miles, with unrestricted views of its personal top rated beach. Guests can request to visit Footprints Beach Bar & Grill during their charter. Any costs incurred at the beach bar is the responsibility of the guests. There is a $10 per person landing fee for this property that will give you access to their amenities such as beach volleyball, beach chairs, and WI-FI.

Green turtle swimming in the wild

Surrounding Beaches

There are many beautiful beaches that you can visit by boat within close proximity to Nassau. A stop at one of these for a swim can easily be added into a half day or full day fishing or snorkeling charter. These three below are our favorites complete with white sand and clear, blue water.

Green Cay Bahamas

Green Cay

Gilligans Island Bahamas

Gilligan's Island

Rose Island Bahamas

Rose Island


Reef Snorkeling

Similarly to our beaches, the snorkeling in The Bahamas is undeniably beautiful. The reefs surrounding Nassau and Rose Island are teaming with amazing marine life.  Adding snorkeling to your private charter will give you the chance to get up close and personal with some of these creatures. 


Don't forget, your charter is completely customizable!

This is one of the best parts of choosing a private over a group excursion. The itinerary is created to cater specifically to your group and is not required to fit any mold. Your crew can help you plan the best way to utilize the time you have with the activities that you want to participate in.


Vessels to Charter

*These charters do not include swimming with the pigs. Please see our Swimming Pigs Tours page for more information.

Sitting Pretty a 31foot Bertram


31FT Bertram

(up to 6 guests)



Born Free IV a 48 foot Chris Craft boat


48FT Chris Craft

(up to 8 guests + $50 each additional guest up to 10)



Free Spirit a 34 foot Venture boat.


34FT Venture

(up to 8 guests)



Cocorijo a 55 foot Hatteras boat.


55FT Hatteras

(up to 10 guests + $80 each additional guest up to 13)



Freestyle a 38 foot Tiara boat.


38FT Tiara

(up to 8 guests + $50 each additional guest up to 10)