St. Kitts Snorkeling Excursion Reviews
I highly recommend this excursion! We boarded a bus and our driver was so nice and talked the entire way to the place where we were going to snorkel and kayak. She gave us a brief introduction to her island, and then pointed out various items of interest. She stopped so we could take pictures at a beautiful vista before proceeding to our point of destination where we met up with the gentlemen who took us on our adventure in the beautiful Carribean. They talked safety, and once we began, they would call us over from time to time and show us different things like corals, spiders, fish, etc. They did a great job. Then we kayaked for about two miles which was amazing. They had a guide in the lead, one in a boat in case someone needed a tow or help, and one in the rear, to make sure we all arrived safely. Well done!!
We did a private snorkel tour with Blue Water Safaris. The water was pristine, but not much to see for snorkeling. I think due to recent storm we went to a different area.
Great sail and snorkeling trip with Leeward Island Charters that was booked through RCI. They had nice equipment for adults and children.
I had read that White House Bay was the best place to snorkel, but the taxi dispatcher there on the dock said hardly anyone goes there and we'd have to pay more for a taxi to go there. There happened to be another couple waiting to go snorkeling at Cockelshell Bay which was my 2nd choice, so we decided to share a cab and go there for $7/person each way. Our driver even stopped for a couple pictures along the way. We found out later we could have taken a ferry there, too. After about a 30 minute drive, we were finally there. We put our stuff by a pic nic table and took off snorkeling to the left side of the bay. It may not look that pretty (somewhat rocky beach and water), but for snorkelers, it was just what we were looking for. Boats were continuously arriving and departing from the dock there. Had we thought about it, we could have taken a ferry over to Bequia Island from there , which is suppose to be beautiful. But we were having too much fun snorkeling. Saw lots of marine life (a turtle, lobsters, bat rays, sting rays, squid, colorful snails, tons of fish) and the water was calm and warm (probably about 85 degrees). We spent about 4 hours snorkeling here. There was a covered bar with food and drinks for purchase. When I had read up about Cockelshell beach, I assumed it was a party beach with a lot of people there. That wasn't the case when we were there. Our taxi driver had agreed to come back and get us at about 3. Didn't even charge us for our trip out there to prove to us that he'd be back. About 2:30 he let a bar owner know he would be late, but was definately coming back for us. About 3:15 he called again and said he wasn't making it! Fortunately, the bar tender called someone else and we got back about 4 (30 whole minutes to spare). I did find it odd, though, when the bar tender said the first taxi driver told her to collect his fare from us.
Gotta mention the monkeys! We happened to see 4 or 5 while we were driving to and from the beach. At the beach, they had 3 or 4 in cages.
The trip was in the rain but it didn't matter. The crew made it a great experience.