Spencer Ambrose or Celebrity excursion to the Pitons - need help deciding please!!

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Just recently returned from a Celebrity Cruise that included St. Lucia. Didn't care for the ship's excursion to the Pitons. It was on a big boat (maybe 40 people?), had loud music, horrible rum punch, no beach time (they anchored in the water off shore and you swam to the snorkeling site), snorkeling was only so-so. I wouldn't do it again.

On the other hand, we saw some of Spencer Ambrose's boats, and others, and they were pretty small, not much shade, etc.
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We were at Jaloiuse beach last week, not on a Spencer Ambroise tour, but we hired a catamaran from another company. Our whole day was amazing, but I wouldn't want to spend too long on that beach. The area which isn't used by the resort is small and cramped, and the beds aren't very comfortable. The snorkeling would have been great, but everyone was getting little stings/bites from something in the water. I think they were baby jellyfish, because I saw a couple, but the locals call them 'sea lice'
If you are going to snorkel there consider a long sleeved swimtop, to at least protect some of your body from the stings. (they do go off after a couple of hours, and the little marks on my skin had gone by that evening)
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