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Snorkeling by Boat

Board a snorkel boat for a 30-minute crossing of Drake Channel to one of the BVI’s prime snorkel sites. An experienced snorkel instructor will take you to the caves at legendary Norman Island—immortalized in Robert Louis Stevenson’s Treasure Island. Snorkel in a wonderland of colorful coral formations, exotic fish and abundant marine life.
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3 out of 3(100%)reviewers would recommend this product to a friend.
Customer Reviews for Snorkeling by Boat
Review 1 for Snorkeling by Boat
Overall Rating
4 out of 5
4 out of 5

Good snorkelling tour even for the nervous swimmer

Date:May 21, 2013
Fiona
Location:New Zealand
Cruise Date Year:2013
Cruise Date Month:January
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes
Enjoyed it?
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Value
3 out of 5
3 out of 5
Originally booked the catarmaran snorkelling tour as you snorkelled from a beach (preferred) but it was cancelled. Private operators are not allowed to sell tours at the pier so the only other option was to try this tour with reservations about snorkelling without being able to stand up when I wanted to. The boat took up to about 100 people although we only had about half that on board. Crew were great, and it was about a 45 minute ride out to the caves. The floatation vests were great as I have not used them before, and they were a great comfort the for unsure swimmer! I did not find the snorkelling that spectacular (just not that lucky that day I guess) but it was nice to be out in the water. It was also great to have a second stop in the pirates bay, that was unexpected. Then the rum punch (or was it just rum?!) & music during the ride back to the pier is never a bad option! Great fun.
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes
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Review 2 for Snorkeling by Boat
Overall Rating
5 out of 5
5 out of 5

A really wonderful experience

Date:April 22, 2013
IndianaTraveler2013
Location:Greenwood, Indiana
Cruise Date Year:2013
Cruise Date Month:March
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes
Value
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
I hadn't been snorkeling in about 20 years, so it took me a while to get used to the mask. The reef and the underwater reef life were absolutely astounding. I saw all sorts of corals, lots of different kinds of fish, 2 Caribbean reef squid, a sea turtle, and a Caribbean wirewhip stingray. I never got to the cave. After about 40 minutes we came back to the boat and moved to a different area that was shallower and warmer, and saw some different underwater life. There were more starfish and sea urchins in the second area and not so many fish. Both areas were wonderful.
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes
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Review 3 for Snorkeling by Boat
Overall Rating
5 out of 5
5 out of 5

By far our best snorkeling

Date:January 7, 2013
CGYfamily
Location:Calgary, AB, Canada
Cruise Date Year:2012
Cruise Date Month:December
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes
Enjoyed it?
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Value
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
With Tortola being our last stop on our 14-day cruise, we were a little tuckered out. Taking this tour was a last minute decision (the morning of) and probably the best decision we made regarding tours. The snorkeling around the caves and then in second stop called the Pirates Bight was spectacular. We tonnes of fish in both stops plus some squid at the second stop. We heard others say they saw other marine life including a barricuda and stingray. The waters were very clear and made for some great underwater photos. The crew was helpful and great overall. By far our favourite tour on our trip.
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes
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