We bought our boat trip from Harry at the Hotel Baba on the beach. All the boat trips cost the same. We got picked up from the hotel and took to the harbour which is walking distance if your staying in one of the beach hotels. Got to the harbour and found that our boat was one of at least 20 others all doing exactly the same thing. Carrying lots of people, on the same route around the same islands all at the same time. We didn't realise this at all. We really thought the trip was going to be special to our boat alone. Anyway it seemed that we had picked a fairly good boat to travel on, because there were plenty others that had awful loud music booming out of it all day. So no chance to relax. Harry's boat is mostly filled with late 40's early 50's people. We were the youngest.
They play the same CD over and over and its all awful 80's and 90's music, the type you would find in a 'phoenix nights' discotheque. But like i said it was a lot better then most of the other boats. The captain is lovely and the food on the boat was some of the nicest food on the island.
The boat stops off in bays and other parts of the island that all look the same, they aren't pretty to look at, they are all brown and baron of vegetation. And just when you thought you could relax, along comes another boat with awful music blaring out. You look around and there are 20 others coming in to drop anchor.
They stop at camal beach, called that because of the two poor camels that get subjected to having to stand up, walk in a 3 metre circle with heavy people on and sit back down again, literally every 10 minutes. We did get off the boat and went and sat under an umbrella on the beach, but it was packed, the sand was ridiculously hot to walk on, the umbrellas were tiny to sit under to get any shade and i felt really sorry for the camels. So we went and sat back on the boat.
The boat trips are worth doing if you want a change of scenery for the day or if the weather is so hot you need a breeze. But watch you don't get burnt. The boat was full of English people and typically most of them were like lobsters when getting off 'ouch'.
Our captain also was scared to dock the boat at the end of the day for some reason so we had to wait for ages until everyone else has parked up and gone home... very strange??
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