We were apprehensive about booking online due to the refund policy so we waited until our cruise ship docked in Key West. What a spectacular day. No wind and not a cloud in the sky. I booked directly in their shop right near the dock. I felt it was very reasonable for their three hour snorkeling trip to the living coral reef. The boat was a very large catamaran and they took about 130 people. There were quite a few cruise ship passengers and quite a few people who do not speak English. The boat itself was very well maintained. The captain sat on the bar and took the safety of his passengers pretty seriously. He went through an explanation of the do's and don'ts on the reef and using the equipment. The people who did not speak english were given instructions in their language on sheets of paper. They weren't happy and the captain called them funny talkers. A bit insulting, maybe. They also talked about the environmental impact of not taking care of your trash, especially your the plastic cups and also using spray sunscreen. They served us water and soda on the way out to the reef. The ride took about an hour. It was just beautiful. The water so clear you could see the bottom. The reef itself was pretty spectacular. We descended the boat by a staircase or you could have jumped overboard. The crew was constantly watching everyone and yelling snorkelers, do this, snorkelers do that. They were definitely keeping an eye out for everyone. The one complaint I have about the trip is that it was too crowded. To many people on the reef bumping into you. We snorkeled for about an hour. Back on the catamaran and they made everyone sit down in one place to take a count of all their passengers. We had about five crew members counting several times. Took about 10 minutes but again, safety first. On the way back they broke out the free margaritas plus free soda and I think they had beer. They wanted it to be a party atmosphere. All well and good if you want that type of atmosphere. I don't and I don't care about free margaritas but we're in Key West and it was a nice touch if you want that type of thing. The ride back was pleasant. On the way off the boat they expected tips. They should just raise their price a buck and give it to the crew. A lot of people didn't tip and the captain kept reminding them to remember the crew. They took our picture getting on the boat and on the way off the dock, they had them to purchase for $25.00. They had three pictures in a cardboard frame, a bottle opener with your picture, and a key chain that you look into that had your picture. I thought it was a nice souvenir so I did purchase it. All and all the trip was decent and worth it. It was just too crowded but it wasn't awful. It just would have been so much better with fewer people on the reef. I'll look into Fury again for other activities when I'm back in Key West.
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