If you are coming to Paradise Island or Nassau on a cruise or staying at a different hotel, it is definitely worth spending a day at the Atlantis Paradise Island to fully enjoy Aquaventure and the rest of the resort. Depending on occupancy rates you can usually purchase day passes right at the Atlantis resort. The prices for an Atlantis Bahamas Day Pass fluctuate between $125 and $149 for adults $80 per child between the ages of 4 and 12. The day pass typically includes lunch with your visit. You may also purchase Atlantis day passes as an excursion from your cruise ship. Cruise ships also offer tours of the Atlantis, but keep in mind you will not be able to use any of the pools, beaches or water rides while on the tour. We recommend doing a day pass over the tour because why would you want to pay money to watch other people vacation. The tour does not allow you to fully experience the Atlantis. If you are coming from a cruise ship, the Atlantis is only a short 10 minute cab ride from the harbor or you can use the transportation provided by the cruise line.
Here are details from the Atlantis on 2014 Pricing “Access to the Aquaventure Waterpark and marine habitats at Atlantis are FREE for guests staying at the resort. Passes may be purchased by day visitors on property, but availability is limited – and may be closed – during periods of high resort occupancy. Passes are $125.00 on all dates except for the following, on which they are $149.00: June 13 – August 15th, November 21st – 30th, and December 20th – 31st. Children (aged 4-12) tickets are $80.”
Money Saving Tip: For families or larger groups looking to purchase Atlantis Paradise Island day passes, consider reserving a hotel room at the Beach Tower of the Atlantis or the Comfort Suites. The Beach Tower is the lowest priced hotel on the Atlantis property. The Comfort Suites includes day passes and is next to the Atlantis property. A one night stay is usually less than the cost of day passes for a family of four. Not only will you save money by doing this, you will also have a room where you can shower if you want. Be sure to confirm with the Comfort Suites that they are still giving day passes to their hotel guests prior to booking. When booking both hotels make sure you factor in the full price of the room including taxes and fees when deciding to use this option over buying day passes out right.