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Grand Turk Semi-Sub Expedition Excursion Reviews

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Similar to a glass bottom boat, the semi-sub showcases all of the underwater landscapes and unique marine life only visible from below the water's surface.

paralegalgrrl

1 review

The crew was very friendly and knowledgable. The captain gets in the water to feed the fish so you are assured of seeing some. We were lucky and saw a group of dolphins. Please note, this is probably not a good excursion for people with mobility issues as you have to climb down a set of stairs on the wall of the sub.


Provider: Carnival Cruise Lines

gracie62

1 review

The semi-sub expedition was way cool! We were lucky enough to see stingrays, sea turtles, barracuda and other beautiful tropical fish. Our captain, (Marky? Mikey?) was funny and entertaining and he even surprised us by coming up from the bottom of the boat in his scuba gear so we could watch him feed a school of fish from our port hole windows!


Provider: Carnival Cruise Lines

krtnkd

1 review

Very entertaining crew, very clean glass, saw some fish.


Provider: Carnival Cruise Lines

Jeffbhhs

1 review

I chose this at the last minute since another port was cancelled. I was not too happy with this, I really felt that you did not see too much in the water. The fish were too far away to get a good look at them and the water was fairly cloudy. The semi-sub was alright, but again you are too far from the bottom to really get a good sense of the marine life.


Provider: Carnival Cruise Lines

ncpiggie

3 reviews

Our first stop was Grand Turk Island. This is a beautiful place. The ship docked and you walked a short way right to the beach and shopping. We did an excursion here on a semi submersible sub. I am not sure we would do it again but it was nice to say we did it. The sub was warm and it seemed like the other side of the sub was seeing more than we were.


Provider: Carnival Cruise Lines

superoma

3 reviews

The weather didn't cooperate so the reef was not as colourful as it could be. But the tour operator did a fine job of getting us safely from pontoon boat to semi sub and back to pontoon boat for the trip back to shore.

Provider: Holland America Line

princessgirl56

1 review

The excursion said partially submerged submarine. It was actually a very deep bottom boat. However, to was way to cool to see the coral reef. It was very nice. If you are have trouble with confined spaces don't go because its tight and they close the upper lid.If you get seasick don't go.It rocks a lot.

Provider: Princess Cruises

angie21179

1 review

LOVED!!!!! HIGHLY RECCOMMEND! The guys were very informative. The reefs were amazing. Grand Turk itself is amazing. The water is so clear and the beaches are awesome too. Love the little shopping court with restrooms right there too. Tons of beach chairs to use, and the pool is free too! We booked the sub last minute and had questioned if we should or not just to save money and have time to relax. But this by far was the BEST thing we did the entire trip! Again, the guys on the tour was so helpful and informative. Especially loved the guy who dives down near the reefs and feeds the fish for you to get a closer look at them. They were funny and uplifting. Just great! Do it! Can't say enough about this excursion!

Provider: Carnival Cruise Lines

deckchair_captain

12 reviews

The tour was excellent and professional in all respects, a good value for the cost. The only thing we didn't like was the crew's sob story for tips at the end of the tour.

Provider: Carnival Cruise Lines

W1nniethepooh

2 reviews

We took a pontoon boat from the shore out to the semi-sub. A semi-sub looks like a regular boat above water, but it has a sort of basement with windows all around where you look out and watch the marine life. The staff on the semi sub were very helpful in getting us aboard safely. I think this was the highlight of the trip for many of us our group. Then we took a very informative taxi tour around the island. Was disappointed in how run down it is, but at the port Carnival had a wonderful shopping area, complete with huge swimming pool and Margaritaville. I loved the pool. Could have stayed there all day.

Provider: Carnival Cruise Lines

KellidanCruisers

1 review

We took a nice ten minute boat ride to another boat outfitted with a giant windowed basement. Old women commented how safe they felt transferring from boat to boat during pretty good winds. They drove around the reefs and one jumped in scuba gear and fed the fish in front of the windows. They were understandable, knowledgeable, friendly and offered us water throughout. The tour took less than 2 hours and left plenty of time for exploring and shopping the island.

Provider: Carnival Cruise Lines

Shay's Sister

1 review

Very enjoyable, we saw lots of beautiful fish and underwater landscapes. The sub is located about 10 minutes away from where we docked so a small boat transports everyone over. This could be a problem for the easily sea-sick. A transfer is made from the transport boat to the dock/sub and this could be a concern for anyone with mobility issues. I was worried that I might have an issue with being on a sub but for anyone who's ever been on the submarine ride at Disneyland... this is very similar.

Provider: Holland America Line

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