Our family took this trip out to snorkel around outside of Boca Chita on some coral formations. The boat is open to the wind, with a roof over about 2/3 of it. The trip must be a about 30 minutes each way, though I did not time it.
The crew is generally very good, being both humorous and informative.
The snorkeling area has some very good coral formations, particularly the fan coral, and is really quite pretty. On the other hand, the fauna is not as extensive as at other reefs. Overall worth the time and money to go out.
The boat operation while good, could do a few things a bit better. First, they might offer folks a wet suit top when there is much of a chance the folks will get cold. They should also tell the folks to take something warm out to the site as the trip back, after being in cool water for about an hour, can get very cold. They might think of having some hot and cold beverages (depending upon the temperature) for folks when they get done. In our case, some hot drink would have been appreciated. I can see on hot sunny days the trip back could be quite the opposite, and folks would be longing for a drink when they get back, so cold water would be good. Maybe they should add this to the "you should probably take ... with you." list.
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