We booked this excursion through our Tour Company and were very excited to go on it. Neither my sister or I had ever been snorkeling before! First, we sat in semi shade for about 30 minutes while 3 other boats loaded and took off and we were the smallest tour. Then, we get to the 'island' and they made announcements for the morning we were to spend there. We decided to do the first snorkeling trip, but by the time we got to that dock with our floatation thing and goggles on, the instructor was off a bit far away with half the people. That left us beginners looking at each other for help. Once we did get into the water, it was cloudy and murky and you couldnt really see anything especially with the flotation thing on. Snacks provided were fine but the wind was so fierce, you could barely keep the food on the plate. Perhaps wind shields like at the massage huts would be a good idea. The best and only worthy part was the massage. The girl I had was great, took a bit more time than usual. Scalp massage was wonderful and then she combed and braided my hair. We also did the canoeing but again, no one giving us tips or instruction. Save your money and do something else. Definitely not worth the amount nor the time.
Thank you for your visit at The Reef Explorer!
As you know since there are clients from different hotels and transportations coming to our excursions, it would be normal to have a maximum waiting time of 30 minutes, until everyone joins us at the meeting point. We have fully shaded areas, and bali beds as well for the people that want to catch some rays.
Once you get on our platform, the guide announces that there will be 2 snorkeling tours, one that starts momentarily and once in the next 2 hours. Usually they make 2 announcements so everyone joins the guide at the meeting point and they all leave together, usually if people stay behind, because they either didn’t have enough time to put on their gears, or were in the bathroom, as previously mentioned we always have a 2nd snorkeling tour that goes on.
The flotation device is for your own security and is mandatory by marine law. As for the canoeing we always have 1 guide on board who makes sure everyone is safe, and he gives the tour in the ocean. Since canoeing doesn’t take much experience, we explain the basics.
We are really proud that you enjoyed the massage time.
Thank you once again!