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.
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!
Video of Sharon starting off on the Surge.