St. Thomas Catamaran Tour Excursion Reviews
Our tour to Honeymoon Beach on our catamaran was awesome. After snorkeling they let the drinks FLOW. The ship looked brand new and the crew was stellar. This was the St Johns half day champagne catamaran something or other.
We took the two-site snorkel tour on the Castaway Girl. We had taken this tour previously and loved it. This time, DH saw almost enough turtles to satisfy his turtle-loving brain! I do not snorkel, but paddled around with a noodle on the first stop. Getting back into the boat was extremely difficult for me as I am pampering a hip replacement, so I did not swim at the second site.
The boat is rated for 80 people bu the Coast Guard and it was VERY full. I don't think the boat should book that many people because there was little to no place for a lot of people to sit.
Since our last trip on this boat, the crew has improved safety procedures, including hand signals for safety in the water. I was very impressed. The trip was fun, and the rum flowed after everyone was out of the water.
Kudos to the crew for professionalism and personality!
Castaway girl was our excursion booked through NCL. It did not disappoint! A beautiful catamaran took us out to snorkel and visit a shipwreck. The crew and captain were marvelous. Our only disappointment is was that it was too short. Actual snorkel time was less then an hour. The captain set up sail on the way back. The rum punch flowed and it was delicious. This is a definite must see. You will get a picture of the ship in all its glory from this lovely boat.
On the way back from the snorkeling we stopped at Senior Frogs right next to the ship. Wow this is a huge watering hole. You must be open minded here. We celebrated my sons birthday. The filled his belly with man of shots including a half of a bottle. He was used as a prop, but what the heck...he thoroughly enjoyed it as any young 25 year old male would.
It was fun. The third world nature of the island was surprising. When the catamarin brought up back, they just dropped us off and were done with us. We still had to catch a bus for a half hour drive back to the ship. We had a hard time finding a bus that would take us back to the ship.This was not fun, in this third world scene.
Very friendly and knowledgeable. Steel band on board was great. The beach area we went to was fabulous!
We booked the St John Champaign Catamaran and Snorkle excursion. I would highly recommend this for teenagers and adults. We were shuttled in an open air bus to a marina and met up with our friendly crew. We got to sit on the deck with our feet dangling over the side as we glided acrossed the water to St John. The sights just sailing would have been a nice excurision by itself! We anchored about 150 ft from a beach so we could snorkle. You had the choice of jumping off the side of the ship or climbing down a 6 rung ladder into the ocean. The snorkling was ok - we did see a sting ray and some colorful fish. The only thing that might have made it better was if the crew got in the water with feed sticks to help draw more fish into the area. After snorkling we climbed back on the ship and sailed back to the marina sipping on yummy rum punch and champaign. This excursion was the perfect length of time and does not leave you totally wiped out for the rest of the day.
ST. THOMAS, US Virgin Islands is lovely. We got up early to join a shore excursion--"Fast Cat, 2 Island Snorkeling Safari and Beach Getaway". The large catamaran was packed to the gills but the entertaining crew worked hard to make it an enjoyable day.