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Other than hurricane Joaquin's slight interference rigs was great, great food, great drinks, great staff
Great Experience! Loved every moment of it from the views, to the awesome crew! Everyone was nice and very helpful! Would definitely recommend it!
Such a fun trip from start to finish! It was very organized. The weather was beautiful the entire day, and although the sun was rather wicked, the crew put the sail up so we were able to catch some shade. Icacos Island in Fajardo is beyond beautiful. The water is so clear. The lunch was okay, just sandwiches. The fruit they cut up was fresh and the presentation was so nice!
Fantastic trip! The boat is in excellent condition and the crew is very professional. There are two stops. The first is a beach/swim area and a picnic lunch. The reef is not so great at this stop but the beach is lovely. The second stop had great snorkel/lots of fish. There are several similar tours but Castillo is superior and we have taken this boat TWICE now.
If you do only one tour while in Puerto Rico this should be the one. Everyone was having fun including the crew. Awesome day!
The entire trip was wonderful. Bus ride each way was enjoyable. The crew was fantastic and very helpful and snorkeling was really great. The entire was very enjoyable. I recommend this.
The crew members were awesome - they were so much fun! The drinks were delicious and the water was great. They spent the day making sure everyone on board was having a great time snorkeling and hanging out on the catamaran.
The best excursion we have been on! Our family of 5 had a blast! The crew was very organized and friendly and they were upbeat and serving us drinks the whole time. The snorkeling was fun however there were to many boats in one area so too many snorkelers in the water at the same time so it seemed a little crowded. The lunch was very good and the boat was in great condition! Would highly recommend!
This trip was beautiful! Even with a little rain, they let us get the full experience. The crew was everything, I really appreciated their enthusiasm and hospitality.
Great trip from start to finish. Initially I wanted to avoid an excursion that lasted this long but it was definitely worth it. The crew was great, welcoming, and helpful. The beach was beautiful and lunch was well-timed and enjoyable. I would definitely do this again if I return to Puerto Rico
Excellent trip. Guides were great, food was great, snorkeling was great, scenery was awesome. Very fun trip, and the drinks didn't hurt either! Will do this again when we return!
It was amazing! I trusted all the other reviews and I was not disappointed!
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My wife and I enjoyed this tour on our honeymoon. We experienced this cruise onboard the Barefoot IV. This was a highlight of our honeymoon. And oddly enough it was not the snorkeling that was the most memorable. Although we did see hundreds of reef fish, a few sea turtles, some dolphins, jerky fish, and a puffer fish... It was the drinks endless and generous, the food hand-prepped and tasty, the crew social and very friendly, and the amazing spots where the boat anchored clear waters, white sand. The actual ride out to the spots is fun too. They allow you to ride on the front of the boat my wife's favorite part. And they also let you jump off the side of the boat at the second spot where we anchored. I recommend this and would definitely call this a must do if traveling to Puerto Rico. Just don't forget your sunscreen. You will need it. Two thumbs up.
Great crew, great views, great food and drinks! It was an all around awesome trip!
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The crew was very friendly and knowledgeable of the area. The drinks were free flowing and the food was amazing and timed out prefectly. Freddie was very clear and made it easy to learn to snorkel. The reefs and fish are simply beautiful. Definitely a must see!
The snorkeling trip to Cayo Icacos was great from start to finish. We were picked up at a hotel in San Juan and driven to the catamaran about an hour drive away, and our van driver was very personable. The snorkeling trip itself was a lot of fun: The entire crew was professional and dedicated to making sure all of us had a great time and we saw an array of fish and coral at the two snorkeling spots. Overall, highly recommended!
-Good food and unlimited alcoholic beverages for those who want that.
-Bus driver kindly pulled over so I could go to the bathroom because I drank a bottle of water before our 1-hour drive to the boat don't recommend drinking too much water before the drive
-Great Puerta Rican music on the bus and on the boat
-Friendly staff and great instruction on snorkeling at our first spot
-Clean bathroom on boat
-AMAZING clear waters and great swimming spots
Con for myself:
-I got majorly sunburned due to not applying enough sunscreen and snorkeling for 2hours. Wear your sunscreen!
The entire crew took great care of us and this was one of the highlights of our trip to San Juan. Great trip and highly recommended.
This was a blast! I had never snorkels before, but the crew helped me feel safe and comfortable. It was a relaxed environment. By the end of the trip I felt I had made some new friends with the crew and the other passengers. I was hurt when the waves threw me into some rocks, the crew treated my wounds and I was able to still snorkel. I would recommend this to anyone. Just a side note bring suntan lotion as you can not spray suntan lotion on the boat.
My three friends and I were visiting San Juan for a few weeks and really wanted to go snorkeling, so we chose this cruise and are SO glad we did!
Crew: They were engaging and very helpful with every aspect of the trip! Frances even managed to make the safety announcements funny with jokes.
Food/Drinks: Once we set sail the drinks started flowing and didn't stop until we were in port again! There are pina coladas and rum punch for alcohol as well as non-alcoholic version and a variety of sodas/water. The lunch was plentiful and delicious and there was even a tropical fruit buffet as we sailed back for the day.
Snorkeling: There are two places to snorkel. One was a practice place at the beach that was shallow where the company even brought a snorkeling guide to teach first-timers the ropes! The second place had pretty coral and fish to look at and the crew even gave you bread to feed the fish!
Beach: BEAUTIFUL!!!!! You get plenty of time there something a lot of companies don't give you and it's just a view to die for.
Entertainment: The crew kept music on at the perfect level--it wasn't so loud you couldn't hold a conversation yet still loud enough to dance. A small group of girls started a little dance party where they were teaching people young and old various dances.
All in all I would take this trip again in a heartbeat. It is well worth the cost and suitable for everyone--young people, families, older couples, etc. were on the trip and they all seemed to have a blast. Thank you for an amazing tour!!
Excellent Crew who was very attentive and really looked out for the passengers as far as safety and making sure everyone was informed and also had plenty to eat and drink
Great time, it rained most of the day but it didn't stop the fun. The water was warmer than the rain so we stayed in the water. Great sights.
Great, fun-filled experience. Excellent crew, delicious food and an overall good time!
Tour was excellent - a perfect way to spend the day. The crew was awesome and fun and incredibly welcoming. Definitely recommend!
Wonderful tour took you to Two locations to snorkel. Food was wonderful and the drinks started flowing as soon as we left the dock and did not stop until we returned!!!