Port and Shore Excursions
Nice beach, great swim up bar, great drinks, great service, and great food. We had a great day here. We got 3 taxis for our group, at $4 per person one way. The first person we asked in port wanted us to pay $15 per person, luckily I had read on CC about how much I should be paying, just walk a bit further!
It was very hot, and we did not book an excursion here. We did some shopping, and got some great deals on rum, and rum cakes, bought 2 bottles ofrum for $25, and got a free $20 rum cake that is to die for! We walked to the post office, and for .63 cents I bought a post card and mailed it back to Canada. I wish we had of hired a driver to see the sites, I do like shopping, but I feel we missed out on seeing the island.
We also stopped at Great Stir up Cay, no spot for that port so I will stick it here. It was a nice beach day, the kids did the hippo slide ($20 for the day). We also went snorkeling with our own equipment, you do need to rent life vests ($5 for the day), we saw lots of fish, some large ones came quite close, and we realized later why. As we swam out we saw people feeding them out of their hands, looked like a granola bar. I wished we had remembered the under water camera, could have got some great shots. Also ran into some small jelly fish that left their mark on us. We went to the medical centre, and got some vinegar, and cream, apparently they are irritating, but harmless.
We had a great lunch including some delicious ribs and corn on the cob. Tendering was fast and easy.
Our group agreed this was the best port of all! At first we were going to stay on the boat after reading many scary reviews, but then we found Mark Morris tours and after reading several great reviews on CC we booked him. He was great in answering questions about the tour, and I would recommended him fully. We got in a newer styled van with his assistant and went to Dunn's River Falls. Mark was there with another group, and helped get us all organized once we got there. Yes the falls were extremly busy, but soooo worth it. I would go back and do it again if I could! After the falls we drove up Fern Gully, that was an amazing trip up the mountain, very beautiful. We then went shopping in a strip mall type of place, and shopping was enjoyable, not pushy at all. Apparently the market was very pushy. Last stop was jerk chicken for lunch, it was very good, not sure the kitchen would pass health inspections, but we lived to tell the tale!