First you need to understand that Freeport, Bahamas is not a touristic destination. It is a industrial port and the reason cruises stop there is that it is dirt cheap for them to do so. We got there on the Carnival Sensation over Christmas week. There is nothing much interesting around town apart from a few souvenir stores and touristic restaurants. Most of the tours booked through the ship are the usual blah and expensive according to fellow passengers who went on them. We prefer to use small local companies which is why we chose chad4nature. After a quick email exchange a couple of weeks before our arrival, we got confirmation for the 5 of us to do the East End tour and would be picked up from our cruise at 8:30am. After waiting for an hour, we managed to borrow someone's phone to call Chad (no one around wanted to give us change to use the local payphones). Advice#1: when confirming with Chad, insist in getting his phone number! We only did so when we read a review that some folks waited for hours for a no show. Anyway, Chad told us he thought the pick up was at 10:30am instead. We understood why when Lamont finally arrived at 10:30am. There was another group of 6 people who wanted to do the shorter and cheaper West End tour. As a consolation, we were told we would visit some extra spots but were not offered to pay the cheaper price! Oh well, did not make a fuss for just a few $. Tour is interesting if you have never kayaked before or snorkeled much. If you have, you will not be impressed. The Blue Hole is just that, a blue hole in the middle of an industrial creek. Nothing much to see when snorkeling there. The Boiling Hole was not boiling when we got there due to the low tide. Little hike to see Josey's cave (not much of a sight...). Lunch was a good even though it was a styrofoam take out from a local hole in the wall eatery. Best lobsters we ate anywhere and we've been eating lobsters for decades in 4 continents! The best part of the trip was snorkeling at Dead Man's Reef. Long easy swim to the reef which has a lot of fish and interesting coral. The only problem was that we got there 1h before they closed down the resort so managed to properly snorkel over the reef for only 10mns or so.Back at the ship at 4pm with plenty of time for our 5pm sailing. Bottom line, OK tour with the lobster and the Deadman's Reef as the highlights. My final advice? If you go on cruises for the destination stops, take one that does not include a stop in Freeport.
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