They did not give us our beach time or chairs...after the short kayaking trip from one short distance to the other. Pretty much around the corner to the small snorkeling place ..... I would describe it as being able to see the entry to the water on the kayak and being able to see your destination point from there and you snorkeled in the middle. People great, short trip!
Found Tatems Taxi and Tours on Trip Advisor. He took us on a tour of St, Kitts, then to a place to eat lunch and then to the beach. Tatem was excellent. Very professional, nice, low key and knowledgeable. He was born and raised on the island. His van is very nice and air conditioned. I wold highly recommend this tour if you want a bit of history and some time at the beach.
We booked the fan t sea thru the cruiseline. While pricy it got us over to Nevis which was our goal. The catamaran had plenty of space to sit down at tables. The snorkeling was good. The lunch was advertised as a bar b que which it was not. They served salad with very little chicken in one of them. The beach was nice but we needed shade and had to ask for an umbrella which we tipped extra for. There were shells galore here. There was rum punch and music on the way back. So although the food wasn't great the overall experiance was very good.
Large Catamaran stuffed with people. Bathrooms on both sides on the boat over following with "you know what".
They take you to a snorkel cove but no one from the crew enters the water; you are on your own.
They give you about a 45-50 minutes to snorkel and then they take you to a beach and dump you off (next to the Four Seasons).
- We could not get a chair, shade or any kind of drinks - the owner of the beach property told us that we were not allowed on the beach and sent us off toward where we were dropped off.
- We ended up walking across a hot, broken glass filled parking lot to find a place to use the restroom. They take your footwear away when you get on the boat so when they dump you off, you are barefoot.
- We paid $149 per person - I want my money back!!!!
We did the Catamaran Sail and Snorkel. There were only 16 of us with 4 crew on the Eagle Catamaran, so it was very pleasant. The crew was excellent. After sailing about 40 minutes, we snorkeled for about an hour in Shittin Bay (the snorkeling was good). Then we got drinks and snacks on the way back. Very nice trip, would do it again.
The big boat is beautiful. Nice to be underway with full sails. There were only 40 of us on a boat that holds 100. Good crew.
Only regrets in our snorkeling is that the coral is bleaching everywhere in the Caribbean. If you don't see it soon it may be gone.
1st time to st. Kitts. I knew I wanted to try Cockleshell Beach, based on my online research. We walked off the ship and headed for the taxi area just to the right inside the visitor center. We picked out a friendly cab driver who was assembling tourists for a group ride to cockleshell beach. The cost was $7 each. We took a fantastic ride over the mountains to Spice Mill on cockleshell beach. There is a rustic beach bar and restaurant. The sand was soft and the water was warm and calm, perfect for swimming. We brought our own snorkel gear and there were some interesting things to see underwater. After lounging and swimming for a while, we decided to walk to the opposite end of the beach to check out "Reggae Beach Club." whereas the Spice Mill end is quiet and laid back (relaxing), the Reggae area was loud, packed tightly with wall to wall people, and and lots of watersports and activities. If my teens had been along, they would have loved this end of the beach more. I couldn't wait to walk back to Spice Mill. Our taxi driver came back for us at the agreed upon time. We arrived back to port with enough time to enjoy the shopping. No need to pay for a cruise excursion for a beach day. You can do this one on your own with little effort too.
The bus driver gave us a mini tour and description of the island on our way to the snorkeling location. We love snorkeling and had a great time. The operators are great, but there was not much to see. Sea kayaking was fun. I was glad my husband was with me to do most of the work. The snacks and fruit juice at the end were nice.
catamaran sail and snorkel. would have preferred a slightly smaller group but still room for all, stable big boat, and good snorkelling. Excellent snacks and drinks, introduced to St Kitts beverage "Ting" which was a hit.
Great snorkeling once again on the cruise. Water was wonderful and the Captain and crew knew where the best fish were. They took us about 25 minutes from the port area and it was a nice tour of the island by water. We snorkeled by a wreck and there was a lot of underwater activity. Barracuda, eels, rays and some on the excursion saw sea turtles. 40 minutes at both stops for snorkeling. They provided non-alcoholic drinks for afterward. Great trip would do it again. 5 Stars.
Would book this excursion with the same guide . as well as know that we know the trick of taking the early snorkeling . And having the area to your self at first ! till the other cruisers/ locals / divers & snorkelers shows up ~ Was Nice
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