Join us at our exclusive port of call, Princess Cays, where you'll enjoy a private beach party on the island of Eleuthera in the Bahamas. One hundred miles long and only two miles wide, Eleuthera offers unspoiled beaches. Our private resort at Princess Cays is situated on more than 40 acres and features over a half-mile of white-sand shoreline, all at the southern tip of the island. The resort boasts outstanding amenities while carefully preserving this natural paradise. Take in the views from the observation tower. Enjoy a complimentary beach barbecue. Sip a cool drink or browse the shops and the local craft market. All of Princess Cays' facilities are linked by walkways. Recreational activities abound. Enjoy volleyball and a full range of water sports, or simply relax on the beach.
Note: Snorkel equipment, sea boards, floats, kayaks, paddle wheelers, the banana boat rides, aqua chairs, beach clamshells, bungalows, etc. can be pre-reserved. Please be advised that all tours and activities at Princess Cays, including equipment rentals and water sports, are sold on a NO-REFUND basis after closing time for cancellation. Please see the posted time on the Tour Order Forms onboard.
In ports where guests utilize tender boats to go ashore, Princess staff will make every effort to assist but are not allowed to individually physically lift more than 50 lbs. (22kg). Guests requiring physical assistance must travel with an able-bodied companion. With your safety and comfort in mind, the final decision to permit or prohibit passengers from going ashore will be made on each occasion by the ship's Captain.
More about Princess Cays, Bahamas Points of Interest
The town is known for its pristine beaches, sparkling blue water, spectacular views and colorful island buildings. Rock Sound is also famous for pirates, bats and a bottomless ocean hole.
Private & Sanctuary Bungalows
Luxuriate shoreside in your own air-conditioned bungalow. Perfect for a romantic hideaway or family fun, each brightly colored bungalow is near the beach. A tram for transportation is provided to and from the bungalows.
Explore the underwater paradise hidden within the unspoiled waters of the Bahamas.
Travel along scenic back roads of Eleuthera Island on a Dune Buggy Adventure down to a pink-sand beach. Or explore the walking trails, display gardens and native habitat of the Leon Levy Native Plant Preserve.
Escape completely in your own private retreat - a "made-just-for-the-two-of-you" beach clamshell. Relax on the sandy shore and take in the island's natural beauty while lazing on your own comfortable beach chair.
Banana Boat Ride
Climb onto the neon yellow banana boat and hang on! After the powerboat pulls away from shore at full throttle you'll find yourself suddenly zooming along the surface on a wet and wild thrill ride!
There are plenty of fish in the sea. Try your luck at surf fishing off a rocky shore of Princess Cays.
Water Sports Rental Activities
Slather on the sunscreen and immerse yourself in any number of activities that take you in and out of the water. Enjoy a day with kayaking, windsurfing, snorkeling, paddle wheelers, floats, aqua chairs or a Hobie Wave.
Special Child Pricing Available! Children age 12 and younger, savings up to 50%.
Water Noodle Rental
6 hours | Princess Cays | RSD-956
Water Sports Rental Activities
Everyone's favorite water toy is now available at Princess Cays. Noodle around with this colorful and versatile flotation device that is both recreational and utilized for exercise. A noodle is a flexible, long, foam tube that keeps you buoyant in a body of water and can be used as an exercise device for those who do not work out with weights. You can perform a triceps pull-down by pushing it downward with both hands into the water, or you can sit on the noodle and tread water, also using your arms to keep afloat. If you are feeling very ambitious, do a little "surfing" and keep the noodle at your feet while treading water with your arms for a really intense workout. Of course, there are less strenuous ways to enjoy your noodle, including just lounging in the warm waters taking in the lush scenery and sparkling beach while your cares float away.
With so much to do on Princess Cays, you won't want to worry about your personal belongings while having fun in the sun! As a convenience, lockers are available to store personal items ashore. They are available at three locations; two near the tender boat marina. The others are located by Davy Jones' Locker, where most of the snorkel gear is located.
Feel like a kid again when you enjoy the warm waters of Princess Cays on your sturdy, comfortable float. Sure to enhance your beach experience, these brightly colored rafts are a fun and exciting way to explore the area. With over 30 acres of beachfront property, there's no telling where your float might take you on this effortless adventure. Let the gentle waves dictate where you go, as you soak up the rays and enjoy paradise. You can come ashore whenever you please for some refreshment or delicious Caribbean fare or to hunt for souvenirs. Children will enjoy playing games with these large, sturdy floats if you can be persuaded to share. Float rentals also make for great beach chair cushions.
A relaxing and fun way to keep cool, the Aqua Chair offers the perfect solution for those who want to enjoy the water without getting their hair wet. Imagine floating in your Aqua Chair, chatting with friends with a refreshing drink which can be placed conveniently in your Aqua Chair beverage holder. Make this island fantasy a reality when you rent an Aqua Chair to be used throughout your day at beautiful Princess Cays. Aqua chairs have a unique design, which keep you upright in the water. They support your lower back so you can float in comfort. Easy to get into and out of, Aqua Chairs are fun and suitable for all ages. Chat with friends and take in the beautiful views of Princess Cays and all the activity on the shore.
For guests with their own mask and fins, this inflatable snorkel vest is all you need to enjoy a day of exploration at Princess Cays, where the warm, crystal-clear waters provide wonderful snorkeling opportunities. Your inflatable vest allows you to move effortlessly through the water and enhances your experience by keeping you comfortably afloat at all times. Princess Cays is a unique, sheltered environment. A private beach oasis on the Bahamian Island of Eleuthera, the area is filled with tropical fish, coral reefs and sponges. With over 30 acres of exclusive beachfront property, there is no end to the wonders you will see. Snorkelers of all ages and levels will feel safe and secure when wearing their inflatable vest.
The waters of Princess Cays teem with colorful tropical fish. A Sea Board is a wonderful way to enjoy the ocean's natural beauty without having to submerge your head. Float or paddle your Sea Board and see what the snorkelers do without the need of the added equipment. Relax on this comfortable flotation device with a transparent viewing port built right in. This is a great activity for adults and children alike and a wonderful way to explore and learn about Bahamian marine life.
Perfect for both first-time snorkelers or those with experience, this five-piece complete ensemble consists of a mask, a snorkel, fins, a snorkel vest and a mesh bag to keep all your belongings together. All you need is a swimsuit! The protected waters of this tropical paradise make it the perfect place to learn how to snorkel. With the colorful tropical reef teeming with rainbow-colored fish, more experienced snorkelers can venture further out into the Caribbean Sea, but plenty of discoveries lie close to the shore. Your complete five-piece ensemble has everything you need to snorkel. The handy mesh bag keeps everything together when you want to venture out of the water and partake in activities and dining options ashore.
Skim through tranquil waters and enjoy a moment of solitude as you glide across the beautiful Princess Cays lagoon on your personal Ocean Kayak. A sit-on-top Ocean Kayak is a wonderful way to explore the 30-acre beachfront property of Princess Cays and the calm waters surrounding the area. The natural beauty and sparkling beaches make your adventure a serene, relaxing experience. Below the surface, gaze into the crystalline waters at the darting tropical fish. Safe, stable and comfortable, your Ocean Kayak offers wonderful upper-body exercise and takes you away from it all so you can clear your mind and renew your body and soul.
The Banana Boat is truly as much fun as it looks. It is safe for the whole family, and a life jacket is worn throughout the excursion. Once you and your fellow thrill seekers climb aboard, the mighty powerboat kicks into high gear, pulling your Banana Boat through the warm waters. Hold on tight: you're in for the ride of your life. You will get wet on this high-speed ride, but that's what makes the experience all the more memorable! At the completion of this exhilarating experience, you'll have the rest of the day to enjoy the sun and fun on Princess Cays.
You'll enjoy every moment of your leisurely two-person Paddle Wheeler ride along the 30-acre stretch of Princess Cays, our exclusive beachfront property. Cruise through Paradise Lagoon, view the beautiful mangroves and wave to friends relaxing on the shore. From the comfort of your Paddle Wheeler, you and a mate will see all there is to do on the island. It's an entertaining way to plan the rest of your day. Tour in style, get a little exercise and enjoy the sunshine and warm waters that make Princess Cays the highlight of any Caribbean cruise. Sturdy and easy to operate, Paddle Wheelers bring out the kid in every rider.
You'll turn heads when you cruise the shoreline of Princess Cays on your colorful Aqua Bike. This unique, fun and completely safe adult-sized tricycle is specifically designed to be used in the water. No training is necessary; Aqua-Bikes are built with three large buoyant wheels that can support all shapes and sizes. Two people can bike together, which doubles the fun. Pedal along the coastline, soak up some rays and see all the activities that Princess Cays has to offer. It's a great form of exercise. Reward your efforts with a stop at one of the three beachside bars for some fruity refreshment and an authentic barbecue on the shore.
Flex those muscles when you take to the inviting waters on a stand-up paddleboard! Using a "SUP," as enthusiasts call it, is one of the newest watersport offerings on Princess Cays and a unique way to explore the colorful marine ecosystem. Standing at your full height, you get a unique perspective of everything from sea creatures to the palm trees on the horizon and beyond. No matter your age, you can give this activity a try. The paddle is adjustable for any height, and all participants wear a life vest. Once you get the hang of it, paddle surfing will give you a view of the island like no other, and as you glide across the water you'll feel an exhilarating sense of accomplishment. When your excursion is complete, celebrate at one of the Princess Cays beachside bars. After all that exercise, you deserve a tropical beverage and a tasty barbeque on the sand!
You and a companion will enjoy a two-person Ocean Kayak excursion across the clear, calm waters of Princess Cays. A sit-on-top two-person Ocean Kayak is a wonderful way to explore the 30-acre beachfront property of Princess Cays and the calm waters surrounding the area. The natural beauty and sparkling beaches make your adventure in nature a serene, relaxing experience. No experience is required. The kayaks are safe, stable and comfortable. It's wonderful way to exercise together. You and your mate will create wonderful memories as your cares float away and the natural beauty of your surroundings lifts your spirits.
Gather your friends and set off on a fun-filled four-person Paddle Wheeler ride along the 30-acre stretch of Princess Cays, our exclusive beachfront property. Once everyone agrees on which direction to go, head on out into the calm waters and cruise in style. Picturesque Paradise Lagoon, the beautiful mangroves and all the action on shore will keep you entertained. From your comfortable Paddle Wheeler, you and your friends will see all there is to do on the island. What an entertaining way to plan the rest of your day! Sturdy and easy to operate, Paddle Wheelers bring out the kid in every rider, and when four of you are riding together, it's four times the fun!
Get acquainted with Princess Cays' scenery and history with a leisurely bike ride. After meeting your guide who will conduct a brief safety lesson, you'll put on your helmet, head out along a bike path and follow your guide to some of the town's most popular sites with friendly commentary along the way. Feel the warm breezes as you pedal past the Straw Market, home to a colorful collection of T-shirts, hats, shells, and other regional souvenirs. Soon, you'll make your way out of the hustle and bustle of Princess Cays and into the countryside of rolling hills. Further on, you'll see a sparkling lagoon framed by mangrove trees and the Salt Pond, remnants of the island's thriving 19th century salt industry. The final stop of your adventure is the Princess Cays Wishing Well.
Spend a couple of hours with a fishing rod in your hand overlooking the blue Caribbean Sea. Try your luck at surf fishing off a stretch of Princess Cays' rocky shoreline. Our all-inclusive package includes, rod and reel, bait (squid), aqua shoes, and expert Bahamian fishermen to assist if requested. Feel a tug on your line? You may be reeling in Nassau grouper, snapper and grunts. You will need to wear sunscreen and swimwear, as you will be wading in and out of the water. This is a walking and standing activity with two hours of fishing fun using a spinning reel, hook, line and sinker. Relax and get away from the crowds. At the completion of the activity, you'll have ample time to explore the multitude of watersports or just relax on the sand.
It's a wonder that Christopher Columbus continued his travels after discovering Eleuthera, the southernmost portion of the Bahamas, in 1492. Greeted by white-sand beaches, lush mangrove trees, and turquoise waters, he must have felt that he had arrived in paradise. Eleuthera's pristine coastline awaits your discover when you travel its silky waters on a relaxed, one-hour coastal cruise. Begin at Princess Cays, our beautiful island resort available exclusively to Princess passengers. You'll board the 40-foot Reef Princess boat and travel along the shores of Eleuthera, an untouched paradise. Coasting alongside this pencil-thin island on soothing crystal-clear waters, you'll spy white-sand beaches and natural foliage. You'll learn about its rich maritime heritage and many reefs and hear fascinating facts about the island from a sailor's point of view. Upon arriving back at Princess Cays, you'll have the opportunity to shop or enjoy the beach and watersports.
Ahh… Sink into your comfortable lounge chair and enjoy lovely views of Princess Cays, the perfect tropical retreat. You'll be comfortable in your clamshell big enough for two. Don't sit on the sand or on your beach towel; relax in shaded comfort in a clamshell. Each clamshell accommodates two people and ensures that your experience is relaxing and private. Two comfortable lounge chairs are included, and the clamshells are perfectly situated to maximize the sterling vista of the sea and your ship in the distance. Your clamshell is your home base for the day, so feel free to walk around, visit the boutique shop, and take a stroll on the shoreline or a dip in the water. Your cozy clamshell will offer you comfort and shade upon you return.
Interact with stingrays in the pristine waters of Stingray Beach, a private getaway. Become enchanted by the brilliant turquoise blue and emerald green Caribbean Sea as you walk along a powered white sandy beach that leads to the stingray enclosure. Upon arrival, you'll be greeted by expert guides who'll conduct a safety lesson and how to safely interact with the stingrays. After suiting up in a snorkel vest, you'll stroll into waist-high water and form a circle. Soon, southern stingrays will surround you in search of food. Feel their silky smooth skin as you feed them and learn how these fearsome looking creatures survive in the Caribbean. Following the encounter, you'll return to shore, change and walk to an enclosed area for a fun show-and-tell where you can touch and learn about Bahamian marine life like sea stars, and the national food of the Bahamas, the conch (pronounced konk).
Photographers, nature lovers and outdoor enthusiasts will thrill to the sight of sea turtles, eels, clownfish, and angelfish during this energetic 90-minute kayak adventure. From this unique perspective you can see the colorful marine life below the surface of the crystal clear waters of the island's lagoon, and the spectacular views of the coastline. The fun in the sun begins when you meet your guide for a brief safety lesson before stepping into your kayak and pushing out onto the water. As you follow your guide around the lagoon, you'll learn about its tides, its colorful flora and fauna and how the lagoon's mangroves serve as a breeding ground for numerous species of marine life. And your clear-bottom kayak will provide a window to the world below the water's surface. Then, you'll paddle your way back to the beach, refreshed and ready to plan your next adventure.
You'll revel in this spectacular under-the-sea adventure without getting wet! Board the state-of-the-art glass-bottom boat at the Princess Cays marina for a one-hour cruise to a pristine coral reef. A glass-bottom boat excursion allows you to view the wonderful undersea environment in a very convenient manner. No need to swim or snorkel; you can experience all the natural beauty of the Caribbean Sea in comfort. A leisurely ride brings you to the reef, where your captain will maneuver the boat for optimum viewing. A knowledgeable guide will point out and identify a host of rainbow-colored fish, corals and sponges that make their home here. View the bounty through large, glass panels. Have some fun and try to identify on your own the fish you see using the fish identification cards that are attached to the railing. After spending ample time at the reef, return to Princess Cays to enjoy the remainder of your day.
This appealing Beach Party Pack for 2 includes everything you need for a full day of active watersports, making the most of Princess Cays above and below the turquoise waters. You'll enjoy the use of an all-day locker to safely store your belongings while you're out exploring the crystalline waters on a snorkeling adventure. The tropical fish, colorful sponges and nearby coral reef make for wonderful underwater photos. A complete all-day snorkeling gear set including mask, fins, snorkel vest and mesh bag. When you've come up for air, top off the day with a hour aboard a two-person Paddle Wheeler. This is a great way to explore all the activity along the shore as well as the quiet beauty found in the lagoons. You'll meander at your own pace, feeling completely and utterly at ease, thoroughly enjoying the therapeutic effects of the sea and the sun.
Ahoy, Matey! What could be more fun than feeling the wind in your hair as you sail the turquoise waters in your Hobie Wave sailboat. Kiss the coastline and enjoy magnificent views of the island as you maneuver your boat into the wind for an exhilarating ride. The Hobie Wave is an easy-to-rig and easy-to-sail speedster that will have you gliding through the waves with a smile on your face. Suitable for experienced sailors, the Wave's design eliminates the need for dagger boards and has a virtually indestructible hull. The large, boomless mainsail provides plenty of power in a light breeze, but twists off if the wind kicks up for added control. The Wave can be enjoyed solo or with a friend and is an ideal recreational sailboat, perfect for the tropical waters of Princess Cays. Enjoy views of the mangrove forests, sparkling beach and your friends waving from the shore.
Snorkeling at Princess Cays (For Experienced Snorkelers)
1.5 hours | Princess Cays | RSD-820
Designed for experienced snorkelers only, this Animal Planet Exclusive tour explores the incredible marine life in the inviting, Bahamian waters. Wear your swimsuit under your clothes and board your custom-built, spacious, 42-foot snorkel boat at the Princess Cays marina. Upon boarding, you will receive a safety briefing about the boat. Following a pleasant cruise along the southern coast of Eleuthera to the snorkel site, enjoy approximately one hour in the crystal-clear waters to explore the shallow reef and its colorful inhabitants. Observe the old and new strands of coral, gorgonians (soft coral-like sea fans), sponges, mature and juvenile fish life and, if you are lucky, an occasional turtle or ray. Snorkeling equipment, including snorkel vest, is included, and the boat has two freshwater showers to rinse away the salt. At the completion of the day, take in the pretty views as you return to the marina to enjoy the rest of your day on this tropical paradise.
Grab your swimsuit and sunglasses, because you're in for a sun-sational day! Your Beach Party Pack includes everything you need for a full day of watersports. Enjoy the use of an all-day locker, a complete all-day snorkeling gear set including mask, fins, snorkel vest and mesh bag, a float and two tickets for the Princess Cays Coastal Cruise. The protected waters of this tropical paradise make it the perfect place to learn how to snorkel, and it is home to a colorful tropical reef teeming with rainbow-colored fish. More experienced snorkelers can venture further out into the Caribbean Sea, but plenty of discoveries lie close to the shore. After exploring under-the-sea treasures, climb aboard the Coastal Cruise and take in the beach's charms from a new vantage point as you glide along the shoreline, learn about the island's rich maritime heritage, and wave to friends relaxing on the shore.
Have four times the fun with this four person Beach Party Pack including all the gear your group needs for a full day of watersports. You'll enjoy the use of an all-day locker, a complete all-day snorkeling gear set for four including mask, fins, snorkel vest and mesh bag, and 1 hour aboard a four person Paddle Wheeler. Imagine the beauty that will enfold you as you glide through shimmering rainbows of tropical fish. There are forests of elkhorn, star and brain coral and slowly waving sea fans. Then, picture yourself pedaling your way across the surface from the comfort of your sturdy, self-propelled Paddle Wheeler. You and your family or friends will set off for 1 hour of fun in the sun. Breathe in the fresh sea air, wave to folks relaxing on the shore and meander at your own pace.
Travel through wide open spaces, past lush vegetation with glimpses of ponds. Visit one of our Primary Schools (subject to school calendar) and interact with Bahamian kids dressed in their customary school uniforms. See the national flower, the Yellow Elder and learn of other national symbols. Pass through quaint villages with small pristine churches, like the seaside St. Luke's Anglican Church in the town of Rock Sound. Go for a walk in the town of Rock Sound, and visit one of nature's wonders, an ocean hole of which the bottom has yet to be found. At Four Points Marina Village, you can purchase tropical drinks and samples of native foods, learn about Conch one of our native delicacy and watch conch salad being prepared, sample a taste of conch salad and dance in the sand with our performers as you learn about Junkanoo before your return to Princess Cays.
Travel on and off-road through Eleuthera Island. After your safety briefing, don your helmet and follow caravan style south towards the historic (and some say, haunted) Bannerman Town. Among the ruins is a slave auction house from the 18th century, used when the island was establishing farmsteads. Nearby is a great beach, once you arrive, you can climb out of your buggy for photos or soak up the views of miles of undeveloped and remote private beach. Back on the road, follow your guide to the ruins of the Anglican Church of the Assumption, which was built by the slaves in the 18th century and is coupled with historic ruins of houses nearby. The final stop of your off-road adventure is the Princess Cays® Wishing Well. Go ahead and make a wish…perhaps you'll wish to return and spend more time on this fantasy island.
You'll be living island-style in your colorful, private bungalow at Princess Cays. Brightly painted and perfect for families, the air-conditioned bungalows are located in a picturesque palm grove. Each bungalow features a ceiling fan, a table and four chairs inside, two sun loungers outside on the deck, and a private shower. The beach is within walking distance. A friendly, attentive staff is available to take drink orders and to orient you to the area. As an added convenience, priority tender tickets are issued for participants who have reserved a bungalow. Additionally, a motorized cart for transportation to your bungalow is available. Private and well equipped, the Princess Cays bungalows delight every occupant who crosses the threshold. The only problem is you might not want to leave!
Adults Sanctuary Bungalow Rental (4 People Maximum)
6 hours | Princess Cays | RSD-953
Private & Sanctuary Bungalows
This private island experience is truly private. Escape completely in your own shoreside air-conditioned bungalow situated in the new adults-only area: The Sanctuary at Princess Cays, an extension of the on-board experience. Perfect for adults seeking privacy and seclusion, these colorful bungalows feature a ceiling fan, table and four chairs inside, two sun loungers outside, and an individual outdoor, open-air shower. A friendly, attentive staff is available to take drink orders and to orient you to the area. As an added convenience, priority tender tickets are issued for participants who have reserved a bungalow. Additionally, enjoy the use of a motorized cart for transportation to your bungalow. When you are ready to take a dip or walk along the shoreline, just walk down the path to the beach. You may enhance this luxurious experience with a gourmet picnic lunch amenity. Refresh, renew and relax in this oasis of calm in Princess Cays.