Posted October 19th, 2007, 04:07 PM
Is this a good way to see the Pitons? Are the seas rough in February? All help would be appreciated. Thanks, Linda
Is this a good way to see the Pitons? Are the seas rough in February? All help would be appreciated. Thanks, LindaWe're doing this excursion in Feb also. We're on the Crown P. Feb 9 to 16, how about you Linda?
I don't know how many different catamarans there are running this tour, but last Feb we took a cruise off a Celebrity ship called "Coastal Cruise to the Pitons". The Catamaran was old, dirty, and in terrible shape - for example the "netting" over the front where on nice catamarans you can lay down was just rotted ropes that looked liked they'd break if you stepped on them. It was full of grouchy people, and a little over crowded.We were signed up for this excursion with Celebrity over New Years on the Constellation....they cancelled it at the last minute...said the catamaran was broken. We did the Ziplines instead in the rainforest
I love nice catamaran sailing rides and this was not one of them. Although I must admit the weather and conditions made the trip even less enjoyable that it might otherwise have been.
quote=TravelToLive;12981806]My wife and I had a tour booked with Jungle tours to see the island, it would have cost $90.00per person. We got off the ship and waited around for the tour guide with no luck. Some of the other tour operaters were nice enough to try and contact Jungle Tours. After about a half hour we finally got through only to be told that the owner/guide was sick and not coming. At first we were very disapointed, but we deceided to go with the tour operator that helped us out. What luck!!! The tour was $50.00 we were loaded onto a small boat that took us and 8 other people along the shore to the Pitons. The captain and first mate pointed out sights along the way, like the oil storage facility, A beautiful bay where Dr. DoLittle was filmed, and a local fishing village. You get a great view of the Pitons, although you never really get that close to them. After taking in the Pitons you dock nearby where there is a van waiting to take you into the drive-in Volcano which is very cool, they also take you to a really nice waterfall. Form there you go back to the boats and up the coast a little more where you get out at a resort where you can lay on the beach (chairs $5.00) or you can do some great snorkeling( part of the tour). I can't recomend this tour enough, we had such a great time at such a great price!!! Once you exit the ship there will be two or three men holding up laminated signs for the tour, in the main termional area.Do you remember the name of this tour operator? I don't suppose they have a web site or anything? It sounds just what I'm looking for.