We went on this dolphin and snorkeling trip and for the price we expected a great time. This cost us $125 per person and we paid €20 for a similar excursion in Hurghada/Egypt. So the expectations were quite high.
We were told that this was an "all-inclusive" excursion, meaning you didn't need to bring drinks or anything. However, during the two hour drive to the boat we didn't get any drinks at all. When we got to the boat all they offered were some ill-tasting water from a plastic container or Coca Cola, fanta or sprite. No diet sodas, no juices or anything else. Since I didn't want soda I was left with the ill-tasting water.
The two snorkeling stops were very nice though, and were the highpoint. We saw five sting rays, an octopus and a lion fish, among all the other very colorful fish and nice coral reef.
The lunch wasn't very good at all. We were promised a nice seafood buffet. One in our company was vegetarian and had said so in advance. When the soup was served they prestened a fish soup and a vegetarian soup. Some took the vegetarian soup, and when the vegetarian in the group wanted to take some they were out. "They said only one vegetarian" was the only explanation from the staff. The staff were the most uninspired I've ever seen. They didn't smile and everything they did was as if they were forced to do it. They didn't talk to us and asked how the food was or if we needed anything. Sometimes they would fill up your glass without asking if you wished a refill or even anouncing their presence. I don't think they even looked at us.
The main course, after the soup, was also disappointing. Some fish and crab, but not very much selection at all, and everything was very poorly presented.
At around half the price, or a little less, this would be a good trip. The snorkeling is good, but the rest doesn't hold good enough standard for the price. As it is, I recommend avoiding it.
We got severe sunburns during the trip, please listen to the crew when they ask you to put on sun lotion. We didn't see anything on our skin after the first hour of snorkeling, but after the second we looked like lobsters. This was completely our own fault, they did everything they could to warn us.
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