OMG!!! I loved it!!! We had such a great time!! The people were so sweet and fun to be around. Jason was AMAZING!!!! I will be back!!!
The tour starts with the their van picking you up at a hotel and then taking off at Margaritaville near Atlantis. We were on a cruise and it was easy to walk to the pick up point, but apparently they go around and pick... More
The tour starts with the their van picking you up at a hotel and then taking off at Margaritaville near Atlantis. We were on a cruise and it was easy to walk to the pick up point, but apparently they go around and pick people up at various places. They were NOT on time and we waited with a couple we met for 30 minutes past the time they had arranged to be there. Once in the boat, you ride, and ride, and ride. It is actually quite a long ride, but it's fun as you get to see lots of yachts and beautiful houses, and then it's just you and the open ocean. Warning, you will get wet and cold. Even with the temps at 80, with the water and the wind, I was freezing, along with some of the others. They do provide rainjackets though so just make sure to layer and put the rainjacket on before you take off. We stopped at a tiny island and could jump into the water in order to get up to the island so we could feed the igaunas. They weren't very hungry as another group had already been there, and really I just would have rather spent that 30 minutes at our final destination. When you arrive at the private island, you will be amazed. It is stunning. There aren't a lot of sunchairs, so grab one quickly if available. Then we spent a lot of time watching the crew feed the stingrays (and then we all got a chance) and the sharks (they helped a few brave souls participate). Staff will take your GoPro and film underwater shark feeding if you ask. This part was really amazing and perhaps the highlight. We then all lined up for snorkel gear, which was time consuming, but that's the way it goes I guess. The snorkeling though, could have been much better. They 'guided' us on a fast paced swim around the lagoon. I have been swimming since I was a kid and had difficulty keeping up. They really didn't allow time to just float and look, well, until after the 'swim', but by then I was whooped. I actually had to float for a bit with my lifejacket and they pulled me a bit towards the shore (embarrassing) . The current really pulls you out to sea but they have a boat and staff to assure safety. After this they had fresh conch and showed us all how to get the meat out and gave the huge shells away as souvenirs (awesome). We ate lunch and then it was pretty much time to go back. Lunch was good and plentiful. Drinks flow freely and it's all you want (alcoholic or not). Would I do it again? Absolutely. However, I would not do the guided snorkeling, but would stay close to shore and actually snorkel instead of swim for my life (that's what it felt like). Oh, and they bring out some pigs at the very end for a 'surprise' in an attempt to compete with the wild pig island for another expedition. But really, there's just pigs. Wild? Hmmm. I doubt it, but who knows. They were cute and some people just adored them.