Ok... hear me out... I'm a 40something dude with a wife and two sons - age 11 and 14. We are taking our FIRST EVER cruise in November. We had originally planned our vacation of a lifetime to Cuba on NCL - but obviously that went down the tubes... So rebooked to go to the Bahamas - which is all well and good... but I REALLY dislike typical beach/vacation activities. If it were up to me, I'd never get off the boat!
That said - I'm happy to be on vacation, and have good quality family time - but would love to hear of any non-typical, safe, off-boat activities we could do as a family - or I could do by myself while the wife and kids snorkel or whatever. We as a family are all pretty laid back, and are ok going our separate ways for a bit - not a lot of drama in our lives around doing our own thing.
We will be going to Grand Bahama Island, Nassau and Great Stirrup Cay.
SOME FACTS ABOUT US
We are NOT risk takers or super adventurous - no sky diving or para-gliding for example - not even jet skis... But kayaking or hiking is up our ally for example.
The wife and kids love the beach - me, not so much - but I'm willing to suffer a bit.
The idea of a waterpark sounds dreadful.
The whole family is REALLY looking forward to visiting Kennedy Space Center before our trip.
The kids are up for anything - and will go with the flow of whatever we choose to do...
The wife is flexible - but will want to definitely do at least ONE excursion off boat as a family!
THINGS WE ENJOY (may not all be relevant to the trip - but gives you an idea about what i'm like!)
Eating (fine dining, street food - it''s all good)
Drinking booze ( The wife and I - not the kids, obviously!.. beer, bourbon, rum)
SiFi and Comics
From the research I've done, it looks like Great Stirrup Cay would make for the best beach day... but definitely open to suggestions!
Help us, Cruise Critic folks, you're our only hope!