Posted June 11th, 2013, 08:07 PM
We are so, so, so, so VERY happy we went with ProExcursion for this!!!
While the other groups were taking VERY full boats out to the island (which were cramped, and the people were sitting like sardines), we had a catamaran-type speed boat with four crew members and 11 guests. It was WONDERFUL!!!! There was a net on the front where you could lie down on it if you wanted. At first just the three kids on the boat (ages 7, 16, and 20) were on there - two different families that did not know each other. They had SO much fun.
The crew was absolutely wonderful. They were SO helpful when it came time to snorkel around the old pier. You won't see tons of fishlife there, but you will see some pretty fish.
When we got to the island, it truly looked like paradise!!!
We were treated to a special kind of Dominican Republic bread (can't remember the name of it) and the bar - we don't drink alcoholic beverages, so I don't know what was there, but they had a punch and cokes.
(oh, and the cokes and water on board the boat were COLD!!!!!!!)
The food on the island was traditional D.R. food, and even my picky 16 y.o. liked it
When it was time to go, we stopped at the "natural pool"/sandbar to see the starfish....SO amazing!!!
And yes, you WILL get back to the ship on time.
Their reputations depend upon it!!!
We had plenty of time to spare, and in fact, had to wait on two Carnival big tour buses that were running late. So we were late getting out of port.
On the way back on the catamaran-type speed boat, I took the opportunity to lie down on the net with the kids! Oh, what fun!!!! Guess I was the only adult brave enough/stupid enough or whatever, but I'm SO glad I did. It felt as if you were flying
I SO recommend ProExcursion. We had been booked with another group, and changed based upon the recommendations above....and we are absolutely THRILLED that we did!!!!!
You will NOT be disappointed. It was our most expensive excursion (and the most expensive excursion we've ever done in our total 15 ports), but was definitely one of THE highlights!!!
If you have any other questions, feel free to ask me....