Tropical Adventures - Mystic Catamaran

Tropical Adventures - Mystic Catamaran

Tropical Adventures - Mystic Catamaran
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Mystic Catamarans offers a wide variety of day cruises/tours here in beautiful Antigua! Mystic Cruises is proud to offer pure sailing in a relaxed atmosphere. The Tours That are Offered on board the Mystic include a Lobster Lunch Cruise, a Cades Reef Snorkel Tour as well as a Land and Sea Adventure partnered with the Island Safari Jeep Tour! Mystic is also available for private charters.
St. John's, Antigua and Barbuda

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2022

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Arundel, UK97 contributions
Dec 2022
We enjoyed our day out snorkelling and going up and down the coast, the crew were delightful and everybody was very safety conscious. The snorkelling out to a reef on a choppy day with currents was well managed I was quite impressed. We booked the Lobster lunch which was fine but probably not worth the extra cost as the Chicken looked good - the que for lunch took a while so we were rather tail end and I am not sure that I got a good piece of lobster although my husband fared better. My main criticism would be that we were told transfer was included but it turned out someone cancelled from our area, and only one way was included so with 2 dropping out we had to pay for our return and it was all a bit chaotic. We would rather just know we had paid the whole cost up front so we could opt for a different operator if we did not like the cost.
Written January 8, 2023
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dmccrann
Barnegat, NJ144 contributions
Jan 2022
My friend and I decided to do a sunset cruise on our last night and we absolutely loved this catamaran cruise. We booked online and found booking to be easy. We opted to have them arrange transportation for us to pick us up from the hotel. We waited at the allotted time for pick up, only to never have a taxi pick us up, and was then told that they have some kind of arrangement with the hotel to do it for us. Annoying, but worked itself out and we arrived to the beach with plenty of time to get on the boat.

Once on the boat, you can sit wherever and are basically served drinks on an all-inclusive package either by walking up to the bar, or by one of the workers circulating the boat at any given time. They stop the music throughout the ride to give you some fun facts about the island. After the sun sets and on the way back they are interactive, playing music and having the guests join dance lines. We loved it. Beautiful boat with amazing staff. I would have given it a 5-star review if not for the issue with the transportation. Definitely a beautiful ending to our trip!
Written January 23, 2022
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Msnaturalady
Fort Worth, TX8 contributions
Jul 2022
Great crew. Boat was a bit crowded and some passengers were not happy with where they were seated initially which caused some ruffled feathers. Lots of information given by Captain Marley and the rest of the crew was very attentive and friendly. They did lift the sail a couple of times, but the engines were still running. We sailed out to Cades reef and as others have mentioned, the swim out to the reef was very arduous. You must be a better than average swimmer to make it out to the reef and keep up with the guide. Lunch was served once we reached Valley Church Beach and there was ample time to eat/swim. We made a 2nd stop at Deep Bay beach which was equally enjoyable. I appreciated the fact that they only mentioned the tip jar once and there was no pressure. All in all, a good experience.
Written August 2, 2022
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venusphe
Staffordshire, UK65 contributions
Mar 2022
Firstly the positives.The boat was clean and tidy and the crew on board were brilliant, knowledgable and friendly. The food was excellent, cooked on a bbq on the back of the boat, we didn’t upgrade to lobster, the fish and chicken was very nice. Well stocked bar. Due to Covid restrictions there wasn’t that many people on the boat which for passengers was great, plenty of places to sit and you could move freely about. We cruised the Caribbean side of the island, the crew pointed out lots of points of interest and history. Now to the negatives. This is advertised as a beach and snorkelling trip. We did stop on Cades reef for snorkelling but the current was so strong, the average swimmer would not have been able to swim against it. We did try but it was just too strong and you needed to swim out a long way to get to the reef, also they said stick with your guide but he was in the water and gone so fast there was little chance of keeping up with him. They have a recover boat, so they obviously know that a lot of people are not going to be able to swim in the current and we witnessed quite a few people having to be picked up by this boat. if we had known this we would not have booked the trip. Then we stopped at a beach for a maximum of 10 minutes, barely got off the boat when we were called back on board. So over all the boat side of the trip is good but it does not fulfil the advertised trip.
Written March 2, 2022
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Darren L
Queenstown, MD667 contributions
Jan 2023 • Couples
We had an absolutely wonderful experience onboard. We were on a 6 hour tour with a lobster lunch. The tour included a narrative by the captain as we sailed along the coast and stops at 2 smaller beaches. For the beach stops they pulled right in so that you stepped off where the sand and water meet.

The lobster was grilled right on board and the transformed the boat into a dining room with tables and extra chairs while we were at our first beach stop. The lunch was plentiful and very good. There was a pretty extensive bar onboard too.

The crew was fabulous and friendly. They clearly were interested in ensuring you enjoyed the day. Would tour with them again next chance we get.
Written January 23, 2023
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Alan Struthers
4 contributions
Nov 2022 • Couples
Lobster lunch. A fantastic day from the safety drill to the " Big Bamboo" song on the way back One of the crew even stuck a snorkel on to rescue a stray lens from a pair of sunglasses which was on the sea bottom. Great food and plenty of run based cocktails. I will be going again someday.
Written November 22, 2022
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hbhakh
Roanoke, VA1,825 contributions
Oct 2022
We took the lobster cruise on the Mystic as an excursion from Celebrity. The trip was great! The boat was large and comfortable for 29 guests and the crew was fantastic. They worked to ensure that we all had a good time but were not "over the top" with loud music or booze. The rendition of "big bamboo" was a highlight.

We stopped at two very nice beaches. At the first, they prepared the lobster lunch. It was well done and the lobster was very good despite a rain storm that showed up just as we were eating. It didn't last too long and we had a nice cruise to the second beach with sunny weather.

We'd certainly do this again!
Written November 1, 2022
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Michael F
Coventry, UK128 contributions
Jan 2022
A lovely big catamaran, and very friendly crew that make your day very enjoyable.
We did the Cades Reef trip . When you get to the reef there is a choice to follow a lead snorkeler from the boat crew, or just swim close to the cat. There is also a fast safety dinghy that cruises close to the snorkelers. Food was excellent and plenty of it. Lobster was also available for an extra 20 dollars booked before you depart. There was a lovely beach stop on the return journey. Great day out on the water, and always very sociable !
Written February 10, 2022
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Paul K
Swansea, UK2 contributions
Jan 2023 • Couples
We went on a snorkelling trip with mystic on the 4/01/23 and had an amazing time. The crew were extremely saftey conscious and had sanitizer ready for lunch and clean cups every time you wanted a refill. Lunch was more than enough. The snorkelling was excellent and the crew made it fun and feel safe at the same time.
Would highly recommend this boat.
Written January 6, 2023
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Linda F
Pittsburgh, United States7 contributions
Jun 2020
We went on the sunset cruise on the red Mystic catamaran called the Filante, in June 2020. They picked us up at the beautiful Sandals resort. The cruise was the best part of our trip. The crew was funny, intelligent, and personable. They had nice hors d'oeuvres and kept the drinks coming. They shared a lot of information about what we were seeing on the island; it was very interesting. My husband and son-in-law never dance, but the crew had them up dancing! They played fun music, American music with an island twist. It was such fun and three hours well spent. Thank you to the amazing crew!
Written June 28, 2020
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