We booked our trip independently of the cruise, and had no problems getting back in time.
Eric, our guide, was engaging, hard-working, and funny. The zip line was awesome- and Glen and Jose, the guys that helped with the letting go and the catching, were WONDERFUL. The cave tubing was nice, the water felt great after the 20 minute walk, but there were so many tours going through that it was difficult to truly appreciate the beauty of the cave. Eric did a great job of directing our little group and keeping us going, though! One thing I would definitely recommend would be to get there early- we were on the very first tender off of the boat (they anchor 3.5 miles offshore so the ride takes a little while), first on the zip line, and out to the caves early, but by the time we left there were two parking lots full of tour busses and people everywhere!
They did have food there, but we wanted to make very sure that we were back to the port in time, so decided not to partake. Glad that we didn't, as the tenders started heading back not long after we arrived back in the city.
Big thanks to Dennis Jr. for carrying our tubes to the river and inflating them, too!!
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