If you manage expeditions, you’ll have a great time on this excursion. My experience happened on November 2 and the weather was perfect. But it is true that there are no rain checks and the tour will happen even if it’s rainy and high winds.
First, it’s advertised as an open bar, which it is but the options are very limited (which makes sense given it’s a boat, but still). The options were rum, vodka, beer and a special drink of the day (a rum based drink). The mixers included ice water, orange juice, orange soda, Coca Cola, and Sprite. The rum punch was the highlight of the drinks amongst our group.
Second, they advertise as light snacks being offered but during my trip there were only two types of small sandwiches (ham and cheese and just cheese). We brought our own snacks, which is a good idea if the snacks above aren’t your favorite.
The snorkeling part of the trip was fun. The water had a school is fish around our boat so you could see the fish as you swam. The area with the stingrays and nurse sharks is small and there were only a few (at most) to see. If you’re a fan of animal rights / conservation, this isn’t the trip for you.
After snorkeling, the boat takes a short ride over to a sandbar (where other boats are docked). There was a staff member in the water with drinks so everyone was able to get one even in the sandbar.
The staff was amazing and truly made the experience. They were joyful and knew what they were doing. There were two staff members in the water to make sure no one from our boat was veering off too close to another boat and it felt safe.