I wanted to touch the baby turtles and I was not disappointed. The guys that took us on the tour bent over backwards to make sure everyone got to enjoy the excursion. Apparently, there was a mix up and some handicapped passengers who required motorized wheel chairs bought tickets but there was no place on the bus to put them. No worries though, the guys used a personal SUV to haul the wheel chairs. Also, seeing and petting the turtles was awesome, the snorkeling with the turtles was great. No, the water is not pristine like a pool. It is saltwater with fish and turtles but it is not disgusting and the lagoon is actually rather large. The food there was good (Jerk chicken sandwich) and we even had a local beer. The trip to Hell was worth the exactly 5 minute stop. But the bus tour of the island was super interesting and fun.
You get to pet/kiss the dolphin, get pushed, and hold on to it's flippers. But you also get access to the resort area which is huge. If you pick an early excursion time you can spend longer at the park, because the dolphin excursion only lasts about an hour and a half. There is a fresh water pool, snorkel beach (with snorkel rental fee) and restaurants available. We split early because we wanted to go to shopping but this place was really pretty.
Falmouth is an interesting port. At the port there is a fake town with a gate around it. We were told by about every passenger that unless you have signed up for a cruise sanctioned excursion, do not leave the gated village. Since we were not interested in Dunn River Falls, which is a part of almost every excursion, we decided to make a quick tour and enjoy an empty cruise ship. This worked out perfectly and got the chance to swim in the pool alone.