Took boat to atlantis. they pack ppl in like sardines,,, but i never felt in danger. we went to the hotel next to atlantis, where beach is free. you will get hit up for chairs, umbrellas, drinks, etc,,, i can deal w hustlers, so i dont mind.
offseason. about an hour ride either way ,,, pretty str8 shot. was able to do most all of the park in the time allotted. This trip guarantees the boat wont leave without you which for us, that made the few extra bucks more than worth it.