Great crew, great views, great food and drinks! It was an all around awesome trip!
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!
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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.
Martha K USA
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!
It was the last day of our vacation....we decided to book this trip and what a great time we had. It was a great pace and very relaxing. The crew was wonderful and since there were a lot of kids on board, they made it kid friendly. Great trip for the whole family. I would go again tomorrow! Thanks for a happy ending to a wonderful week in Puerto Rico !
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!!!
5 stars for the tour company and it's crew - Castillo Tours! They were truly great! The tour itself was great, the waters were choppy when we went out and didn't get to see as many fish, but enjoyed Icacos Island, beautiful beach! Drinks, lunch, fresh fruit spread on deck!
The crew was great...the snorkeling fun and easy...the views were gorgeous!!! GREAT tour!!!
We had a great time boating out to an island and snorkeling. Open bar the whole time on the boat. The beach hosted a bunch of other tours and private boaters but was not too full. Be ready to swim out a ways to see a diverse reef ecosystem.
One of the highlights of our trip! The crew was fun and entertaining, the boat was a comfortable ride and the beaches were amazing! The whole family had a great time! Recommend reapplying sunscreen a lot!:
Incredible! As honeymooners, this was the highlight of our trip. We saw some amazing fish, a sting ray, and the coral reef was beautiful. The staff on the boat were an absolute blast and made it so fun! Drinks and lunch were perfect, make your own subs with a variety of salads! Highly recommend!
My trip was amazing the water is beautiful and clear I would do it all over again and again...
My friends and I had and AMAZING time! First off the shuttle to the excursion was on time, our driver was friendly and knowledgeable about the San Juan and Farjardo areas. Once we got to the dock the crew got us checked in and to the boat quickly and easily. Once on board you noticed that the boat was very clean and the snorkeling equipment was in excellent condition. The drive out to the first island was very smooth sailing and the crew taught us the basics of snorkeling while the captain prepared lunch. The food was tasty, fresh and filling without being heavy. It was lighter fare like sandwich fixings, pasta salad, veggies etc. And the cocktails Whew! While the Painkillers packed a punch they weren't too heavy handed with the alcohol where you couldn't enjoy your drink. Delicious! The second island offered deeper snorkeling and great tropical fish viewing. I can't say enough wonderful things about the Captain and crew of the Salty Dog. They were fun, friendly, and even helped take care of my friend who found herself green in the gills. There were 2 other snorkeling boats out that day, and we were happy to the on the Salty Dog with a much more lively group. All in all we had a fantastic trip, and I wouldn't go with another team than the Salty Dog crew!
The tour itself was unbelievable, as Puerto Rico has gorgeous scenery. However, it was the crew of the Barefoot IV that really set this trip apart for me and my wife. They were very friendly and helpful, and tons of fun! Highly recommended!
Very fun cruise. The crew were great and very accommodating. The food and drinks were good and plentiful. The pace of the cruise was perfect with just enough time snorkeling and time on the beach. I definitely recommend this for a fun day and snorkeling.