The scenic value of this tour was worth the price. The food, service and the thrill of going through that last cave was all gravy. Really, excellent all around. Everyone on our boat had a great time, except one poor lady who freaked at the low ceiling in the last cave and couldn't go through. Too bad, the lagoon was as beautiful as the others we had visited but we also saw a large monkey on the rocks by the water. We got within six feet of him for our photos.
The boat tour should require that folks be able to get in and out of a kayak from a boat as well as from the water. This was 100% necessary so seniors or someone with a physical disability would be disappointed if they are not agile enough to board a kayak from the guide boat.
Another note is that kayaks are loaded with two guests and one guide. If there is an odd number of guests in your party someone will be asked to go in a kayak by themselves (with a guide) or they may be paired with another single travler. I was on my own and was paired with another woman travelling on her own, which worked out well. However, another family thought they could put three guests in a kayak with a guide but were disappointed as there just isn't room for three adult guests in these small inflatable boats. There is room for two adults and a child as another family had both parents and their 13 year old with them in their kayak. Unfortunately, they all had to swim away from their kayak to get through the last cave and were then picked up by another kayak for the return journey to the larger guide boat. We were all prepared for this, should it happen to our kayak. Everyone is told to expect to get wet and to have nothing with you that you want to keep dry. This includes a camera and cell phone. The tour operator did provide us with one small water proof bag for each kayak which we could put our wallets, glasses and cameras in should we have to leave our kayak if the tide was too high for our boat to fit through the cave opening.
As I said, this was a thrilling and Beautiful boat tour. The food for lunch and dinner was awesome. I am a pescatarian and was satisfied after both meals.
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