Great Harbour Key to Nassau, Bahamas – February 21st 2020

Day 71 on the water.  Our departure time is 6:25 a.m.  The air temperature is 75.  Wind Speed is 6-8 knots.  Wave Height started as 1-2 but shifted to around 3 to 4 feet.  We are headed to Atlantis in New Providence.  We arrived at 12:14 p.m.  Atlantis is a premier facility in the Bahamas where luxury yachts of up to 240 feet can be seen.  It has a minimum water depth of 12 feet at low tide.  We stayed here last year with Brandon, Lindsay and Emmett.  This is our R & R time. 

The resort offers several amenities from pools, waterslides, lazy river rides and amazing marine life.  As you peer through 500,000-gallon tanks, you see exotic marine life ranging from sharks to stings rays, barracuda, sea turtles and much more.  Dining options range from casual to fine dining restaurants to grab-and-go meals.  It is a fabulous and safe place to be at.  There are so many things to see and experience at Atlantis. 

View from bridge during a walk into town for supplies.
Rainbow in Paradise

We tried out one of the lazy river rides.  I thought I was going on a tranquil float along a river, but this was not the case.  You ride through several white-water rapids.   Next, Chuck convinced me to go on the Surge.  It starts at the top level of the 120-foot Power Tower. You sit in an innertube, then there is a large drop.  They call it the camelback drop.  Then, it quickly twists and turns downward through a dark tunnel.  You finish the ride through rapids. Then, there was The Leap of Faith.  Again, you sit in an innertube.  This time, we had a double innertube.  It starts off with a 60-foot drop.  You then, spiral through a dark tunnel with twisty turns, followed by a ride through a clear acrylic tunnel submerged in a shark filled tank.  Lots of fun!

View from the Tower
The Surge

Video of Sharon starting off on the Surge.

View looking down on the acrylic tunnel submerged in a shark filled tank

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