We booked the half day tour during our stop in ST Croix on a RCCL cruise. I exchanged many e-mails back and forth with Wade prior to our arrival. The usual pick up spot for this tour is in town, about 20-30 minutes away from the pier. Wade told me they customize the tour for cruise passengers and would pick us up at the pier at 9am. Payment in advance or a credit card number was required to hold the reservation. The morning of the tour, we were waiting at the pier at 8:50am. By 9:25 I called their office and was told their was a miscommunication and the driver was waiting at the "ususal" pick up location. He was coming to get us and would be at the pier in 15 minutes. Well, it took 3 more phone calls, including one made by the tourist information desk at the pier, before someone finally showed up at 1010 am. There was no adjustment of the price due to the fact that we had lost more than an hour of our tour time, even though I showed them the email stating that they would pick us up at the pier. I was quite annoyed, but we had all really been looking foward to this tour, and decided to make the best of it.
The tour itself was soooo much fun. Definitely not for the faint of heart! The tide pools were beautiful, but I would definitely advise wearing water sandals with good support. We had flip flops, which made the climb over the slippery rocks a bit difficult. we made a quick stop at the beer drinking pigs, which was fun to see.
The tour turned out to be one of our favorites. I did feel the cost of $120 a person was a bit overpriced though...especially considering our tour got cut to three hours, but if you are looking for and exciting, adventurous tour, this one fits the bill...however if you are a cruiseship passenger I would advise having a back up plan, and do not pay in advance.
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