Our guides were great. We were suppose to snorkel in the Bermuda Triangle but being sympathetic to our horrible cruise and it being 5-6 foot seas in that area they gave us the choice to get our money back or go to a much calmer area. We choose the calmer area and it was amazing!!!
Went twice. First the Rising Sun Catamaran. Goes to a fairly shallow spot where you can swim or snorkel. There are also some caves that you can swim into. Water is shallow enough in spots where you can stand. Second was the Coral Reef Catamaran Snorkel. Here the water is deeper. Plenty of coral and fish. Crews were excellent on both trips. Included rum punch on sail back to ship.
We did the Snorkel Park trip. The water was quite choppy, but they said that was unusual. Neat large coral, and some parrot fish. Saw cannons that had fallen from the fort, and a sunken ship. It was a neat trip, but maybe not for the beginner snorkeler or those who aren't confident swimmers. The beach is amazing though!! We highly recommend the beach, even if you don't snorkel, its $5 to get in I think.
I was visiting Bermuda onboard the Celebrity Summit and had looked at booking their "Shipwreck Snorkel" through them... I'm so glad I didn't! Booking directly with Sonny was so much better!
When I arrived at the dock (just steps away from the cruise ship) I found out that I would be the only person on the trip! We waited a couple of minutes for some "maybes", but they never showed, so I ended up with a private tour! I asked Sonny if he still wanted to go out (I knew gas was really expensive) and he said absolutely, we made a deal! So off we went to the wrecks of the Constellation and the Montana!
When we got to the site we were the only boat there! I asked Sonny to join me in the water so I wouldn't be alone in the middle of the ocean and he was kind enough to keep me company. He showed me around and it was definitely a great spot! We had the place to ourselves for an hour before the cruise-ship tour-boat showed up! It had about 40 people on it and everyone had to snorkel with a noodle! There were a ton of people in the water, splashing around, making a lot of noise, and I was very glad I wasn't part of it!
My trip with Snorkel Bermuda was cheaper than the ship's, we didn't waste any time, and I had an awesome snorkel site to myself for an hour! I got back to the pier at 11, just in time to grab a snack and head off to Horseshoe Bay Beach for the rest of the day!
I would definitely book another trip with Sonny!
We did the "Ship Wreck & Coral Reef Snorkel". AMAZING! This was booked through the ship but was with the crew from the "Aristocat" It is a catamaran ride out to the coral reef for about a 45 minutes dive then a ride out to the 3 ship wrecks with another 45 minute dive. The crew Skipper "Smitty", mate "Baxter" (check out his Tattoos) and a very pleasant lady (sorry I'm bad with names). This crew made it a great experience. I've snorkeled too many times to name. I have my own gear. However they had good quality gear to supply for those in need. They did everything one could ask for and then some. The ride out and back was as smooth as one could ask for. Drinks aplenty. Extremely knowledgeable and helpful. Their guidance and thoughtfulness make this a great excursion. Funny, entertaining crew. They were good story tellers. Relaxed atmosphere, they never make you feel rushed. I wished more people tipped them. Cost of excursion was $99pp and worth every penny. If you want this excursion book early as it sells out quick.
The boat was actually a glass bottom boat that was just being used for snorkeling. It was a nice boat and the crew was helpful, not EXCELLENT, but pretty nice nonetheless. We went to the wrecks of the Constellation and the Monitor. These wrecks were sitting in 25 feet of water. We were able to free dive and just lazily swim around. Again, it was a nice experience. Understand that this "very good" rating is more due to the snorkel site than the boat/crew.
RCI devils isle snorkeling was great for a group of all ages and abilities. You anchor in very shallow water and can go out around the islands or stay in the shallows. they also had paddle boards and kayaks. The kids had fun jumping into the deep water from the top of the boat. On route they gave a nice tour around bermuda
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