Half Moon Cay, Bahamas - Carnival Cruise Lines Private Island

Excursion Options

Half Moon Cay Beach Rentals:

Kayak Rental - 1 Person $25.99 per Hour

Kayak Rental - 2 Persons $45.99 per Hour

Single Water Bike $25.99 per Hour

Double Water Bike $35.99 per Hour

Water Paddle Boat - 2 Persons $39.99 per Hour

Water Paddle Boat - 4 Persons $49.99 per Hour

Sunfish Sail Boat $39.99 per Hour

Hobie Catamaran Sail Boat $49.99 per Hour

Beach/Water Float $14.99 Full Day

Snorkel Gear Rental - Adult $24.99 Full Day

Snorkel Gear Rental - Child $14.99 Full Day

Clam Shell Sunshade Rental $19.99 Full Day

Locker Rental $7.99 Full Day


Half Moon Cay Snorkel by Boat

Put on your snorkeling gear and bring your sense of adventure.

Price: $60 / person (all ages)

On this excursion you will:

  • Travel by boat to a site off the coast of Half Moon Cay. Get an up-close view into the crystal clear waters of the sparkling Caribbean.
  • Snorkel from the boat in waters teeming with gloriously colored fish, anemones and coral.
  • Have professional snorkeling guides assist you as needed.
  • Spend time observing the creatures of the deep and their characteristics.
  • Spot a friendly stingray if you're lucky.

Note: All snorkel gear is provided. Sunscreen, a towel and a hat are recommended.

Horseback Riding by Land & Sea

Saddle up for the horseback riding experience of a lifetime!

Price: $100 per person (all ages)

On this wonderful excursion you will:

  • Make a short tram ride to your orientation where you will then mount up and set out with your guides along winding trails and up to the highest point on the island.
  • Enjoy a great photo opportunity and panoramic view of Half Moon Cay and the surrounding Bahamian islands.
  • Continue along the bay en route back to the corral where you will enjoy a refreshment while your horse is "dressed" for swimming in specially designed pad and rope halter (no saddle).
  • Then ride your horse into the ocean for a memorable swim!
  • Afterwards, re-board your tram for the ride back to the Fort San Salvador Welcome Center.

Note: Minimum age is 10 years old and maximum weight is 250 lbs.

Wear your swimsuit and don't forget your towel, sunscreen and camera. Remember to bring closed-toe shoes, sandals are not permitted. Riding time is approximately 35 minutes.

Stingray Adventure

Enjoy an educational encounter with the southern stingrays that make their home at Half Moon Cay.

Price: $30 per person (all ages)

On this exciting excursion you will:

  • Take a short tram ride to Stingray Cove for your short orientation where you will learn about the stingrays' behaviors, habitat, feeding, breeding and other fascinating features.
  • After your briefing, put on your snorkel equipment and enter the wading area with your guide.
  • Have the incredible experience of touching the rays' silky wings and be able to feed these amazing creatures.
  • Learn that a safety net ensures that no other marine life enters the stingrays' enclosure.
  • After the conclusion of your swim/snorkel experience, take a tram ride back to the Fort San Salvador Welcome Center.

Note: Minimum age is 6 years old and guests must know how to swim.

Mask, snorkel, safety vest and aqua shoes are provided. Changing areas and restroom facilities are also available.

Glass Bottom Boat

Explore the undersea world without getting wet, as you cruise out to sea aboard a state of the art glass bottom boat.


  • Adults: $40 per person
  • Children: $35 per person

On this excursion you will: 

  • Cruise the crystal clear waters off the shores of your own private island paradise.
  • Marvel at the unique coral formations and colorful tropical fish in this unspoiled environment.

Island Adventure, Sightseeing & Snorkel Tour

Experience a beautiful and relaxing 20 minute boat ride down the shoreline of Half Moon Cay to the Eastern point of the island.


  • Adults: $60 per person
  • Children: $50 per person

Arrive at Treasure Chest Island, an uninhabited island with a Cove embraced with gorgeous limestone rock formation and cave which support an eco-sanctuary for numerous species of birds.

The crystal blue waters of the cove are home large varieties of fish and marine life. Your guide will give you a wonderful snorkeling tour of the surrounding reefs, including, a visit to Elkhorn Reef, a must see a spectacular display of coral structure.

Tropical Kayak Adventure

Join our island naturalist on a relaxing but invigorating kayak adventure on Bone Fish Lagoon.


Prices: $45 per person (all ages)

On this excursion you will:

  • Kayak part of the lagoon that comprises over 1400 square acres of protected habitat.
  • See the numerous species of flora ranging from red mangroves to the ornamental silver buttonwood tree.
  • Watch for seabirds while your naturalist guide fills you in on the history of the island’s earliest and only inhabitants.

Note: Minimum age to participate is 6 years.  Excursion meets at the water sports center. Hat, sunglasses and sunscreen recommended.

Eco Lagoon Tour

Discover the history and culture of the Bahamas on an ecological adventure through Half Moon Cay.


  • Adults: $36 per person
  • Children: $26 per person

On this excursion you will:

  • Board the glass bottom boat from the pier and be transported through the lagoon in the presence of a knowledgeable local guide.
  • Have key sights pointed out and some of the Bahamian history and culture explained.
  • Visit the nursery at the far end of the lagoon to see a variety of stingrays, nurse sharks, lemon sharks, bonefish, conch, sea urchins, and assorted marine life.
  • Keep your eyes peeled for some of the different varieties of exotic birds.
  • Exit the lagoon into the ocean to view some of the living reefs through the glass bottom.
  • Stop at a re-constructed Arawak Indian fishing village.

Historic Nature Walk

Join our island naturalist for an informative and leisurely 1½-mile walk through this scenic, tropical paradise.

Prices: $20 per person (all ages)

On this amazing excursion you will:

  • View tropical palms, sea grape trees, curly tailed lizards, and banaquit birds.
  • Journey through Bahamian history including the islands’ first visitors, piracy, slavery and present day tourism.

Note: Excursion departs from the water sports center. Hat, sunscreen and sunglasses are recommended.