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half day sail/snorkel

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half day sail/snorkel

Staying at Oyster Bay in June and am interested in a half day snorkel trip for 3 semi novice adults..any recommendations? Also what is the best island for a day trip by ferry? thanks for all positive replies.

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1. Re: half day sail/snorkel

Your hotel activities desk can arrange the sail and the day trip to Anguilla for you. Let them do the work - you're on vacation.

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For snorkeling, several years ago we were at the Grand Case Beach Club and they have a dive shop there. My wife is a non-swimmer so she was very anxious and two of our daughters were with us who had not snorkeled. The staff was great. They took us about a 5 minute boat ride to Creole Rock and were very attentive to my wife and daughters. Sebastian was the name of the guide. He stayed with my wife the whole time and occasionally dove down and brought some sea life up so she could see it up close. That day was good for viewing sea life around Creole Rock. The trip was about two plus hours long. And then we had lucnh at the Sunset Cafe next door with a great view of Anguilla.

For a day trip, Anguilla offers great beaches and another location for just spending a relaxing day. It is a flat island and fairly arid, so there is not much to see scenery wise. There are boutique shops but it is not a destination for shopping. There are some very nice resorts to see and stop for a drink, but the main reaqson to go there is for the beaches (Shoal Bay East especially). It has (to me) more of a caribbean feel.

St. Barths is very different. It has more of a South of France feel. It has a diverse terrain with high mountains and lush greenery. Gustavia, the port city, is very nice and has high end shopping. St. Jean village has a great beach and a number of boutique shops. It has several beaches that are beautiful and a little more remote. It is worth driving around and exploring. It takes longer to get there by ferry and the ride can be rough (maybe 45 minutes on the ferry compared to 20 minutes to Anguilla). You can also take a short 10 minute airplane ride over.

Both are good day trips, just depends on what appeals to you more.

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3. Re: half day sail/snorkel

Captain Alan offers a great snorkeling excursion right from the dock at Oyster Bay, just outside the OBBR gate. You may be able to book through the resort, which is what we did a few years ago.


Edited: 7:05 pm, April 04, 2011
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4. Re: half day sail/snorkel

We did a snorkel trip with Captain Alan and really enjoyed it. They do have a place at the marina in Oyster Bay that we just walked up to and booked the next day trip ourselves. He has several boats with different itineraries. One is even a clothing optional excursion.

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