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Best boat trip for snorkelers AND elderly non snorkelers?

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Best boat trip for snorkelers AND elderly non snorkelers?

Heading to Provo in December. We are a couple bringing out moms (ages 70 and 79). We love to snorkel but our moms don't snorkel. I'm considering a boat trip of some sort. Anyone have thoughts on best boat trip for all of us? We took a glass bottom boat last year on another island which worked out great but they don't seem to have these on Provo. Anything longer than a few hours, we'd probably need a bathroom. So far we're considering Capt Bill's Adventure Tour ($98, 5 hr) but I'm also tempted to see iguanas. Due to the high cost, we'll probably only do one. Thoughts on best tour for our group?

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1. Re: Best boat trip for snorkelers AND elderly non snorkelers?

This Semi-submarine tour is like 10 snorkelling trips in one. Highly recommend www.CaicosTours.com

Detroit, Michigan
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There is a 98%+ chance your mothers will see(homonym)sea Turtles swimming gracefully on the Semi-submarine live narrated one hour tour and they usually go to 3 reef areas. Everyone has their own window to look at the underwater adventure being presented and unfolding before them in air-conditioned comfort and staying dry. DR. JIM

Texas
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3. Re: Best boat trip for snorkelers AND elderly non snorkelers?

I agree with the recommendations above for the semi-sub tour. My elderly mother loved it. We had already done plenty of snorkeling as well as snuba, and we still thoroughly enjoyed it too.

Calgary
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I noticed it said not recommended for those with motion sickness. How bad is it? Sometimes I get a bit sick but if its really rough I won't be able to handle it.

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5. Re: Best boat trip for snorkelers AND elderly non snorkelers?

This is a very stable boat ride, slow and steady. If it was so rough I doubt they would go out because visibility would be down as well. You can ask to sit closest to an exit and if you start feeling ill you can always go up on the top. What you are seeing is so fascinating it is easy to forget all about quesey or claustraphobia.

The Woodlands, Texas
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6. Re: Best boat trip for snorkelers AND elderly non snorkelers?

We went on the half day (4 hr) Caicos Dream Tours snorkeling trip and LOVED it. We had snorkeled off the beach in Grace Bay and at Coral Gardens and they didn't compare to snorkeling on the barrier reef. The boat we took didn't have a bathroom. Not sure how to solve for that. I have vertigo and very prone to get sea sick, air sick, car sick. I kept Dramamine nearby but didn't need it for this trip. It's a little bumpy going out because you are going fast but overall not bad. I can tell you this- even if you have to take Dramamine to do this tour, it's worth it! We did ours late in our 7 day stay. If we had done it earlier I would have gone again. Iguana island was cool too. Plus the water there is amazing. Better than the water outside our house on Grace Bay. It was more like the water on Chalk Sound.

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