My sister and I sailed aboard the Carnival Glory April 28-May 5, 2013 and we booked the Maya Key Private Island Snorkeling w/ Lunch through Carnival directly.
We left the ship and went to meet the tour guide. We had about 35 min to wait till it was time to leave so we wandered around the stores located right off the cruise pier.
Once we were ready to leave we were ushered to the waiting boat.
Once everybody was aboard we left for the island which was a short ride away.
We were given instructions when we got there about the different things to do, locker rentals, what time lunch would be served, ect and off we went.
Once again we were the only ship in port that day so it was not overly crazy busy, which was really enjoyable.
We went to the far side of the beach and got our snorkel gear out, walked out the dock and jumped in the water. We swam around, lots of fish to see. I scraped my knee and leg on the coral, once back up on the dock they were great and cleaned it and put antibiotic ointment on it for me.
We walked around the island to look at the different animals. In one of the far cages the workers were trying to make one of the 'cats' come out of the corner. That really did not impress me. It is supposed to be a sanctuary, let them be.
Clinton was the waiter on the beach and he was great.
Lunch was good. After we were tired of laying on the beach we went up to the pool to jump in there.
When it was time they loaded those that were left and took us back to the mainland. There was not enough time to do any additional shopping. That would be my biggest complaint. But that is not the excursions fault.
Overall had a great time.
Will try to add some pictures, but my camera did not really take any under 5MB.