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Truly disappointing. Multiple types of tours were merged into one catamaran, but without telling us in advance. There was not enough cover for everyone when it rained. The snorkelling was in a place with almost no fish to see, but with sufficient jellyfish-like creatures that stung everyone. The Caribbean has more than enough excellent snorkelling sites and the staff seemed to make an effort to take us to a place that wasn't one of them. We needed to wait in harbour at one stage for another tour group to come join us.
And worst of all, the staff were trying to create a party-boat atmosphere, playing the muzak-version of calypso and reggae music way too loud. Fine if that's what you booked, but we had no indication it would be a party-boat atmosphere.
My advice: don't do it.
I've been on many, many Caribbean day sails, and this was definitely the worst. The trip was not cancelled, irrespective of the fact that it had been pouring rain for 4 days which was predicted to continue (oh boy, did it!). We had no advance itenerary. We were not advised to bring money for snacks or water while on shore. We were picked up from our resort at 8:15a.m. and were dropped off at 11:30 for two hours of walking tours -- no water, no food until 1:30. If we had known, we would have brought bottled water and major snacks. The mid afternoon snorkeling stop was a joke. On an island with so much loveliness, the beach at which we stopped was littered with garbage and we were accosted by men in boats trying to sell sea shells. They wouldn't leave no matter how many times we said no. The catamaran had very little snorkeling gear and no noodles or other "toys." The crew was pleasant enough, but they couldn't make up for the lack of advance information and lousy water experience.
Fun trip in the end but not worth the trouble of booking through Viator. It would have been easier and cost the same to just book through a tour company on the island.
I will keep it short. Although the Island is absolutely beautiful, this "trip" is not worth it. Everything you read is not what you will get.
To us the most interesting part was the waterfalls and botanical garden, none of that happen. Our trip was spent in the catamaran for the most part, after a rush 10 min talk of the "walk in valcano", 15 min rushed plantation talk and 15 super rushed 15 lunch. This was not worth it!!!!!!!!!!