Outstanding Ship-Based Snorkeling Adventure with Calabaza
Pick-up driver arrived a few minutes before schedule and after rounding up another couple, we were off to the port for what was a great day of sailing and snorkeling. We had be forewarned that shoes were not permitted on the boat and planned accordingly. The shoes were stored on the boat and returned to us on arrival. We were met by an enthusiastic three person crew which included the owner, Gina. We were immediately offered banana bread and drinks of choice as the crew got ready to get underway. We snorkeled at two locations - one with the turtles and another on a reef with fish. The hostess, Gina, her crew, the boat, the food, the drinks we truly OUTSTANDING. Had we been there for another day, we would have sailed with them the next day. As it was, we decided to book this same cruise next year and will be sailing with Calabaza again. (BTW, we are in our mid/late 60's in fair to good condition and had no problems participating in all the activities.)
Awesome experience with the Five Star Catamaran Sail and Snorkel with the Turtles booked through Carnival Cruise Lines. We had about 8-10 turtles swimming around us and we were allowed 45 minutes to swim with them. They also took us to a coral reef and we could snorkel there or lay on the beach. They served us lunch on board with an open bar after snorkeling was over. Then we took a 45 minute narrated tour back to the boat. I would do this excursion again!
This is a perfect trip. If you are lucky enough to be able to get on this catamaran/snorkel trip, do it! The crew is professional and friendly. They cook you lunch, they snorkel with you and make sure you have the best time ever. The captain (Dan) can and will answer any questions you have about the island or sailing. Can't say one single bad thing about this excursion!
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