The Sanctuary

Where Wonders Await

Committed to both the conservation and celebration of nature in Nassau, The Bahamas, Baha Mar’s Wildlife Sanctuary offers guided tours where you will observe and learn about the natural behaviors of our marine wildlife as our dedicated animal professionals feed and interact with nurse sharks, stingrays, green sea turtles, and Caribbean fish.

To learn more about the Queen Conch and its conservation, click here.

The Ultimate Wildlife Experience

The Ultimate Wildlife Experience is an intimate guided tour of our Aviary, Sanctuary, Flamingo Cay, and brand-new Aldabra Tortoise habitat – where you’ll get a chance to feed, touch and take photos with our future gentle giants.

*Not recommended for guest under 8 years old. All guests 11 yrs. and younger must be accompanied by a paying adult. Guests are strongly encouraged to bring hats, sunscreen and water to the program.


Animal Feeding & Touch Tank Demonstrations

Animal Feeding & Touch Tank Experiences take place daily at 11:30AM, 1:00PM and 2:30PM.

*3 & younger free with a paid adult. Ages 7 and under must be accompanied by a paying adult. Sessions are 20 minutes in length.


Flamingo Yoga

Come try your hand at yoga with the ultimate yoga experts – the Baha Mar Ambassador Flamingos! Sign up ahead of time at the Life Spectacular desk or at the ESPA/Fitness Center desk.

Available select dates only


Flamingo Cay

Experience The Bahamas’ most iconic bird at Flamingo Cay, Baha Mar’s unique habitat designed to educate guests about these incredible animals and preserve their population. You can mingle with the flamingos at our daily parade starting at Flamingo Cay at 9:30 AM.

Get even more intimate with our Flamingo Encounter, an unforgettable up-close experience with the flock guided by our experienced keepers. Offered daily at 10 AM, 1:15 PM and 4:15 PM. Limited capacity.


Aldabra Tortoise Encounter

Visit behind the scenes to meet our young Aldabra tortoises. These youngsters are still small, but as adults will get to be up to 700 pounds! Our tortoise experience includes touching, feeding and lots of photo opportunities with these gentle giants, the full encounter runs for 20 minutes.

*Daily 11am and 2pm (CLOSED Tuesday)

Bahamian Weather

The Aviary

Take Flight

Discover a spectacular world of tropical bird species, with delightful hands-on encounters, expert guidance and prime photo opportunities for the whole family. The most intimate way to experience our colorful birds is with a seed stick feeding.
Daily Aviary Visits: 10am – 11:30am, 1:30pm – 3pm. Complimentary – no reservations required.

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Meet the Macaws

at Baha Bay

Meet our majestic macaws in this fun and interactive bird encounter at Baha Bay water park. Known for their bright and bold colors, macaws are also very intelligent and full of personality. Interaction includes feeding and photo opportunities with these beautiful parrots.
*Daily encounters – please see schedule. Not suitable for guests with peanut allergies. No children under 6 permitted. Program booking does NOT include admission to Baha Bay Water Park