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One of two aquariums within the Atlantis Resort, a unique underwater viewing tunnel travels through the Predator Lagoon aquarium giving visitors a unique perspective on the marinelife.
Whether you stay at the resort itself, at an offsite location, or are just exploring Nassau for a day, you’ll want to give yourself time to the Atlantis Bahamas Aquarium. And while all of the different exhibits showcase amazing and colorful marine life, Predator Lagoon Atlantis is one aquarium you’ll want to ensure is on your Bahamas itinerary.
As is the case with the other Atlantis attractions, you don’t need to stay at the resort to visit the Predator Lagoon Atlantis. It doesn’t matter if you’re staying at another hotel or are passing through Nassau on a cruise ship – you can visit the Atlantis Bahamas Aquarium.
Like most places in the Nassau area, taxing is going to be the most efficient way to get to Atlantis. Guests staying at a property like the Atlantis Coral or another Paradise Island resort can choose to walk to the aquariums.
The aquarium staff works between the hours of 9 am and 5 pm. While you should get there in that window to appreciate the exhibits while the sun remains high in the sky, you can also choose to stay there later. While there won’t be tour guides or staff working to answer questions, getting to see the park illuminated in the evening is also worthwhile.
Predator Lagoon Atlantis and the other resort aquariums are all on Paradise Island. Besides observing the diverse marine life residing in the tanks, you’ll also want to enjoy the other attractions that Atlantis has to offer. Amenities like Atlantis Casino and Aquaventure Waterpark can easily keep you busy for a day (or longer, depending on how long your trip is).
Outside of Atlantis, Paradise Island is home to one of the prettiest beaches in the New Providence and Paradise Island area: Cabbage Beach. With bright white sand that clashes vividly with the clear turquoise water, you’ll want to give yourself time to explore the 2-mile stretch of paradise.
The Aquarium Atlantis houses over 50,000 marine species. While all our fantastic, Predator Lagoon in particular exhibits some of the most remarkable animals.
The Atlantis Aquarium features seven species of sharks, including:
1. Great hammerhead sharks
2. Bonnethead sharks
3. Pacific blacktip sharks
4. Zebra sharks
5. Caribbean reef sharks
6. Nurse sharks
7. Blacknose sharks
While many of these species come from different parts of the world and look totally different from one another, all are accomplished hunters. Seeing them above you as you walk through the glass tunnel and beneath you as you clamber over the rope bridge will be an experience that’s hard to forget.
Rays might not be as famous (or infamous) as sharks, but they’re incredible creatures in their own right. From mantas to cownose stingrays (which you can feed at the Stingray Experience), Atlantis is a great place to learn more about rays of all types.
Besides sharks and rays, Predator Lagoon Atlantis is also home to different species of predatory fish.
Sawfish are one such animal – their long and narrow nose extension helps them identify and catch their meals. Likewise, Predator Lagoon Atlantis also houses barracudas. These fish are capable of swimming up to 36 mph and have a mouthful of razor-sharp teeth to kill their prey once they reach it.
Predator Lagoon Atlantis is an exciting array of exhibits in the Atlantis Bahamas Aquarium. From wandering over to the marine exhibits from The Coral Atlantis to purchasing a day pass, visiting Aquarium Atlantis is easy and worthwhile, especially since you can then visit other nearby exciting attractions as well.
If you’re interested in learning more about all of the top Nassau and Paradise Island attractions, make sure to browse through our other travel guides and view our interactive Nassau & Paradise Island map.
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Hours for Atlantis Pools, Beaches, and Cabanas
March through October: 9 am – 7 pm
November through February: 9 am – 5 pm
Hours for Aquaventure Attractions
March through October: 10 am – 7 pm
November through February: 10 am – 5 pm
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