Spencer Ambrose new Snorkeling Adventure Tour--Has anyone done this?

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#1
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Not sure when he started offering this but is says "new" on the website. The tour is just snorkeling--1 hour at Jalousie/Sugar beach and 1 hour at Anse Chastanet, total 3 to 3 1/2 hours, by speedboat. We are thinking of doing this and wondered if anyone would recommend it.
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He has a big following on the island. Check his post from customers on TripAdvisor . We are using him in Dec !
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Unfortunately, our cruise has a very inactive Roll Call and so far no one has signed up for this tour which requires 10 to go.
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We're doing it in October and I haven't been able to find reviews on that particular package either. But it offers stops at 2 of the beaches I most want to see (Jalousie only for a good view of the Pitons and Anse Chastanet for the black sand).
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I am also interested in hearing about this tour- specifically about whether you can use the beach at all at either stop? Or do you just snorkel right from the boat?
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I am also looking for info on this tour. I emailed, but have not heard anything. I am wondering what the boat is like, if it has shade...
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Originally posted by merinski
I am also looking for info on this tour. I emailed, but have not heard anything. I am wondering what the boat is like, if it has shade...
It's a speedboat, with a tarpaulin shade cover over a portion of it - it's not full shade at all, and what shade there is will depend on where you're sitting, where the sun is, what direction you're traveling, etc. Be prepared with your own coverage if it's a concern. There's photos of the boat at his website, and in the reviews at TripAdvisor.
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Originally posted by reedprincess
It's a speedboat, with a tarpaulin shade cover over a portion of it - it's not full shade at all, and what shade there is will depend on where you're sitting, where the sun is, what direction you're traveling, etc. Be prepared with your own coverage if it's a concern. There's photos of the boat at his website, and in the reviews at TripAdvisor.
Thanks. Was it a good tour?
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So I wonder for a first time visitor if this tour of his ormthe Land/Sea adventure tour would be better. I suppose it depends on whether you want more beach time or touring time.....but would visiting these two beaches provide you the same type of scenic tour of the island from water as the other....
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Originally posted by Vineyard View
So I wonder for a first time visitor if this tour of his ormthe Land/Sea adventure tour would be better. I suppose it depends on whether you want more beach time or touring time.....but would visiting these two beaches provide you the same type of scenic tour of the island from water as the other....
If it is your first time there, I would do the Land & Sea or Cosol Land & Sea tour. We went with Cosol last time, that is why we are thinking of just the sea tour this time. I guess it depends on what you like, but the Land & Sea gives you a great look at the Island. I think you will see a lot from the sea and it will be somewhat different, but you won't get the waterfall and other land sites. JMHO
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Thank you merinski - I tend to agree with your input and most likely will keep our Land/sea reservation.

The driving on twisting roads the whole way with Cosol will in all probability not make my stomach happy...
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Originally posted by Vineyard View
Thank you merinski - I tend to agree with your input and most likely will keep our Land/sea reservation.

The driving on twisting roads the whole way with Cosol will in all probability not make my stomach happy...
I don't think St. Lucia is as bad as some other islands, like Dominica, but I would take some bonnine antinausea before going, just in case. I also heard that pineapple can be bad for nausea...
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Thank you again...

Bonine and ginger are my go-to's!!
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Originally posted by Vineyard View
Thank you merinski - I tend to agree with your input and most likely will keep our Land/sea reservation.

The driving on twisting roads the whole way with Cosol will in all probability not make my stomach happy...
It was one of our favorite tours of all the Caribbean!
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Originally posted by merinski
I am also looking for info on this tour. I emailed, but have not heard anything. I am wondering what the boat is like, if it has shade...
Sorry, I was talking about Herod on this one.
I got a reply right away from Spencer!
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I also emailed them with no response. Has been about 3 days. Their website says to bring your own snorkel gear as they do not have every size. I do not have my own gear. I wonder if anyone has any experience with going with them and no gear available????
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Originally posted by siren
I also emailed them with no response. Has been about 3 days. Their website says to bring your own snorkel gear as they do not have every size. I do not have my own gear. I wonder if anyone has any experience with going with them and no gear available????
Are you talking about Herad or Spencer? We like to take our own gear, especially the snorkel... We heard the same day back from Spencer when we emailed.
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We have booked this for Feb. I am wondering which dock we will be at on the RCCL Anthem of the Seas?
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