I enjoyed this excursion. Normally I would prefer to sail from Charlotte Amalie, and not drive to the other side of the Island first, however, on this trip the drive was educational, as it took us behind the screen of tourist ready recovery from Hurricane Irma. We were able to see how much recovery work is still necessary. We joined with cruisers from the NCL Dawn on this excursion. We were given some information regarding the impact of the hurricane, told what Islands we were passing and taken to Cancel Bay on Saint John to snorkel. The staff were very helpful in getting people the proper gear for snorkeling and helping us in and out of the water. As the access was a little difficult for those who were less abled, this was appreciated, and offered with a smile. We got to go ashore if we wished or simply snorkel around the catamaran and the beach. There were sea turtles, and a few fish. the water was quite stirred up as there had been a storm the day before, so visibility was not great. We motored over to Saint John, on the return, the sail was hoisted at one point, but we didn't sail, and the motor was still running. The snacks were fine, and the drink abundant. I felt as though we were the first ones off the ship (6:50 meeting time, and the last ones to return to the ship. . . in time for departure, and as there was a line, we weren't late, though we thought we were). It would have been nice to sail, and they advertise a sail. Letting go of the lack of sailing: This was a fun excursion for anyone, and i would recommend it.
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