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.
Sailed on catamaran Stars & Stripes to small island about 30 minutes away. Sailing over and back was fun and relaxing. The boat made two stops for snorkeling at the same small island. First was to scope out a sunken ship wreck and the other was to see sea turtles. Visibility was poor so we didn't see fish. At the second stop we did spot a couple of small turtles.
Same as above, it was a catamaran sail to Turtle Cove off Buck Island Very good - saw lots of Green Sea Turtles, some stingrays and loads of fish. Very good.
We took the Power Cat and Snorkeling trip…really great trip! We snorkeled at Buck Island with turtles and then went to Honeymoon beach for beach time. The trip was approximately 4 hours. The boat staff were great- informative, helpful, made amazing drinks after snorkeling and wanted everyone to have fun. Our kids really loved this excursion. We wished the snorkeling portion was longer than what was offered. St. Thomas was beautiful this was a highlight of the trip--and US territory made it that much easier to navigate. The value for the money was good--just wish there was a little more time.
Was taken on a catamaran we didn't book. Bait and Switch!
The catamaran trip to St John was great. It was very safe and the captain knew what she was doing. The crew was nice and helpful. They do shamelessly ask for tips but they were worth the tip and it was no problem to give them one.
St Thomas harbor is beautiful but the town is really poor.
Took the Champange catamaran snorkel excursion & LOVED it. Great crew, wonderful snorkeling. Drinks and snacks provided.
Champagne catamaran was so much fun. Again the staff was amazing. They were energetic and entertaining. We snorkeled but you don't have to. Lots to drink and nice snacks of cheese and fruit and bread on the way back after the water activities. Our whole group of 13 people did this excursion and most said it was their favorite one.
this was a great excursion. very well priced at about $56 pp and got an AMAZING catamaran ride out to trunk bay with some great snorkel time, I would say about 40minutes of pure snorkel. afterwards you get lots of rum punch with an amazing crew! definitely suggest for great day out on the water!!
Booked through NCL the Castaway Snorkel excursion. Great fun! Went on Castaway Girl #3- crew was Amber, Steph, Ryan and Josh. They did a great job getting us to snorkel site - great gear and instructions - clean and big catamaran - then they broke us up into smaller groups to tour with a guide and the guides really did a great job pointing out things and educating us on what was around us. Great tour and great job. Of course we all had fun on the sail back to port and the water, sodas, and rum punch made it all the more fun! Highly recommend this group!
In St. Thomas we had a 5+ excursion booked through NCL. It was the Powercat Snorkel & Beach Tour. After an hour snorkeling with turtles at Buck Island we boarded the catamaran again to breathtaking Honeymoon Beach on Water Island. And they had a very delicious "Pain Killer". After the excursion we had a little time left for shopping in the port.
St John's Half Day snorkle was a great fun and exciting ride to and from the docks. The open aired bus had to travel some very old and scary back roads to get us to their dock. Once on the catamaran, (44 people). we were briefed on safety and set off for St John's.. Out ride there was awesome and very exciting as the captain rode us into the choppy waves giving us a gtrue feeling of sailing. The secluded area where we snorkled was filled with sea turtles, sting rays, all kinds of fish and beautiful coral.. Yes we actually had a barracuda stop by as some of the people forgot to take off their shinny jewelry..Go figure??...The time there was about 2 hours.. The ride home was enjoyable and drinks (champagne & rum) and snacks were served. We were picked up immediately and taken back to the ship after a great experience.
The catamaran & snorkel trip to St John on that warm sunny day was enjoyable. DW stayed on board the catamaran and read her book while I snorkeled. The crew was proficient and informative - I enjoyed it quite a bit although I wish the snorkel time was longer. After the snorkeling, the drinks, snacks and rum punch came out.
This tour was not one I was looking forward to because I have never been snorkeling and wouldn't you know it, this wound up being my favorite tour. The people that ran this tour, were friendly and very funny. The snorkeling was fun, some big turtles were seen. After snorkeling went to a private beach, food and rum punch, adults and kids all had a fun, relaxing afternoon.
Our trip did not include lunch. It was a fabulous excursion and the crew was so much fun. They were all around their 20's and were Americans. They made the experience a good one and said they did so so that they "didn't have to go back to the states and get a real job." Great job! So much fun and wonderful snorkeling! They're in the water with you to make sure they point out things you shouldn't miss.