We had to wait for around 30 minutes for other people to show up. Then, we went to a beach where we boarded the small cat. We selected this option because the catamaran only held 12 people, so we figured we wouldn't be herded around, but this wasn't the case. At the turtles, we anchored with 4 other large, party ships, and our guide led us straight to the big groups where people were basically kicking and hitting each other. We swam away from the group and were able to see more turtles, but our guide kept yelling at us to come back to the huge group of people. The people with us were not happy with the situation either.
At the next stop, the shipwrecks, we were once again yelled at to stay with our guide and group. The lack of freedom was disappointing as we had limited time and had to stay with our group which included young children who were struggling some.
Next time, I would go to the beach with the turtles and swim out to see them so I could have more freedom, avoid the people, and save money!
Next, we went to Trafalgar Falls where we soaked in hot springs, then climbed up the rocks to the base of one of the falls. Another great experience.
Finally, we went to Champagne Reef where we snorkeled. The bubbles weren't as big as I expected, but it was still worthwhile.
Warning: Be careful about your taxi drivers! We did get ripped off on this day!
We went to the K-Mart, asked some locals for directions, and caught the public bus to Red Hook to board the ferry for St. John. Once at St. John, we went to Cinnamon Bay - the most gorgeous beach on our entire trip!