The boat is easy to get on and off. I had my 75 year old mum with me and she found it easy. The boat stops for a snorkel on a beautiful reef and access for this is off the back of the boat via a ladder. If you aren't able to manage the ladder there is a very good view through the glass onto the reef. The boat also stops on a little beach where you have time for a swim and then a coconut demonstration.