This was just a brilliant way to spend the day. 5 of us went (aged 51, 47, 22, 18 and 5) on 24/10/13 and we all loved it! It's not for you if you want a smooth and dry sailing experience but if you want something a little more exciting (obviously according to the weather conditions) go for this. The staff were ace (around about now .... say yeah man, I said, say yeah man!) and couldn't do enough for you; the all inclusive food and drinks supplied were not the cheapest things they could have served up and neither were they rationed as has been my experience on some 'all incl' boat trips previously, where I've been frightened to ask for another drink etc., these guys and girls will serve you throughout the whole trip and by that I mean wait on you! We had a beautiful sunny day to enjoy and spotted flying fish on both legs of the journey. The snorkelling and beach visit were very beautiful and if you know where to look, lion fish and other exotics are there to be seen. Martinique reminded me a little of the less attractive parts of Paris and I'm so glad I did the short walking tour with the guide before spending some time exploring alone. This is an EU country with the Euro as it's currency, but will take US$ & EC$; for souvenirs and nic naks this place is much cheaper than St Lucia and I spotted a poster for Looshan locals in Dennery that offers them a trip to Martinique once a week to do their shopping! A bit like going from Dublin to Belfast (or is it vice versa?) to save on fuel and food prices. Don't sigh, as we did, at the visit to the duty free shop when you dock; if you are after alcohol you can purchase a litre of Finlandia Vodka for 9 Euros and a bottle of french brandy for 3 euro's fifty. That's way cheaper than Asda's own brand! We did a Christmas alcohol stock up here and although we weren't sure about the duty free allowance we figured as it's an EU country we would be subject to EU rules and kept hold of our receipts just in case....we weren't stopped at Gatwick. Another passenger said the perfume wasn't so cheap but I do think what you gain on the roundabouts you lose on the swings. There was a queue in this place so someone thinks it's worth a visit. Anyway, anyway, I always do a boat trip when I'm on a beach holiday and this is one of the best I've been on; getting soaked through was part of the fun as was bobbing across the sea....the crew do offer you free anti-motion sickness medication at the start of each leg so if you're a bit wobbly on the sea take up their offer and take your meds! The cat we travelled on doesn't seem to resemble the vehicle in some of the other reviews I've read and I can only sympathise with those people who endured maintenance issues on their trips; this is an absolute must do and you get to tick off another Caribbean island on your list of 'want to go to'. Once again, I want to tell you how great the staff were....I'm a little ashamed I cannot remember their names though :-( they were, as the young people say, AWESOME! I can't tick both the family with young children and family with teens box, neither have I ticked the food for purchase box as it's all inc. I can't say about wheelchair access and I don't want to make assumptions about wheelchair users and access on and off catamarans; we didn't take the buggy but one would have be able to have been parked complete with baby if absolutely necessary but if I'm honest I don't think I'd have taken a very small child on this trip. My 5 year old boy sat and played angry birds during the journeys; walked around in Martinique and swan in the sea with me at the 'black beach', so he enjoyed it too.
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