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“Great Day, great crowd”
Review of Island Girl Catamaran - CLOSED

Island Girl Catamaran
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: It is with great sorrow and a deep sense of regret we have to inform you that our services in Tobago have been suspended indefinitely. A sense of nostalgia, full of great memories of 21 years of “Fun in the Sun” cruises sailing Tobago’s coasts, firstly with “Natural Mystic” and then with the “Island Girl” but we now find it necessary to seek out alternative locations as the present state of Tourism does not allow us to continue our operation to the standards our guests had become accustomed to over the years. We appreciate your patronage over the years and wish to see you with us at some time in the future, possibly in Beautiful Tobago, or elsewhere.
Useful Information: Activities for older children
Reviewed June 15, 2012

Great day sailing , snorkelling.
limitless amounts of whatever your tipple, lunch also good.
Good mix of people, about 20, more than half from a wedding party who had been celebrating hard for a couple of weeks, everybody got on like a house on fire.
Highly recommended.

Thank miketheshrew
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Reviewed April 27, 2012

A wonderful experience on the Island Girl. Although the day started with overcast skies and a bit of rain when boarding, the sun came out and all went well, sailing around the island into small coves where you could enjoy swimming and the most incredible snorkeling. Snorkeling equipment is complimentary and they had lots of different sizes. There is a bathroom a few steps down and no lockers as such but there are shelves to leave a change of clothes, purse, etc.

The captain and crew are very nice, the best of hosts to our mixed group of young and old. One of the crew members caught a kingfish, which he cleaned and sliced and barbecued for lunch. Lunch consisted of fish, (plus the kingfish), tasty chicken, rice and salad. There was probably pork or meat, too. We very much enjoyed the rum punch, Carib beer and the lively Caribbean music.

Upon returning, a number of dolphins did a show at the front of the boat for all to enjoy. Nobody was sick but if you are concerned about it, my suggestion is to go easy on the rum!

Would love to do this cruise again when I come back to Tobago.

Thank FelizPortenia
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Reviewed April 14, 2012

This was a great trip, good food (plenty of it!) and unlimited drink. However the sea was a bit choppy so not ideal conditions for snorkelling at either of the two stops. But still fine for swimming.

There is plenty of space to move around on the bus, with scope to sit either in the sun or under cover if you prefer.

The sails were raised for the middle part of the return trip.

We had the bonus of a pod of dolphins swimming with us for a few minutes on the way out, from reading other reviews this seems a frequent occurrence.

Thank A340
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Reviewed January 24, 2012

Overall the boat and crew were good, friendly and funny.

The negative I have is that even with knowing that there is high swell and wind, the boat goes anyway - guess that's partly our fault for being stupid enough to go. 4-8 foot swells had most of the passengers sick, even one woman hanging over the back puking, even one of the captain's crew wasn't feeling too well. Didn't snorkel first stop, snorkled on the second stop, but was really pitiful. There was nothing to see in the Bay that we took alee (out of the wind).

Food was very good, definitely full after that meal. The rain started after lunch and didn't stop until back at the shore, it just poured. The real "icing on the cake" was running out of gas on the way back, I clearly saw the fuel gauge on less then E while the Captain frantically pumped the fuel line bulb primer. We made it back, towed by the 20 HP dingy. Guess they didn't expect to use so much fuel fighting the waves there and back. He ruduced everyone's fair to $60 US, so we didn't tip due to the wonderful overall experience.

After all, this cruise was something I'll never forget, a complete comedy of errors! The $120 and free child was worth the laugh. Through it all, they never stopped blasting the local music.

2  Thank jkushnir
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Reviewed January 20, 2012

We really enjoyed sailing on the Island Girl Catamaran. The captain and his crew were very attentive and always making sure you had something to drink. It was nice sailing to the first of two snorkeling coves and we spotted dolphins. There were about 8 that swam around the front of the boat and were jumping all over. We did two snorkeling stops at two coves that are only accessible via boat. The first one we had a nice little beach all to ourselves to hang out on also. Scenery was great. Food was also quite good. Some were vegetarian and still had enough to eat. Overall it was well worth it, although a little pricey. Would take the trip again.

1  Thank JSatelmajer
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