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Aj101710

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About Aj101710

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    Seattle, WA
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    Traveling, Planning my Vacations
  • Favorite Cruise Destination Or Port of Call
    Barbados, St. Lucia
  1. Aj101710

    Ferry there & Fly back

    Hello, I saw a thread about taking a ferry to San Pedro then flying back to port. We are thinking of going on a cruise December 2017 and we would be import from 8 am-5 pm. I'm just wondering once you arrive at San Pedro is it possible to see the sharks and rays by ourselves, maybe renting a boat or hiring a small boat to take is out, or should we go through a company? Thanks in advance to anyone who responds
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    Water Taxi

    [SIZE="5"][quote name='c-leg5']Its been a while since we toured on Roatan but the $25pp rate is only if there are several people in the van. It will depend on how big your party is but when we have had a private driver for only two of us it has been $40pp for the whole day. We haven't used Rony or Bodden but all the rates have been about the same from what I have seen. Taxis on Roatan are expensive, compared to elsewhere, and we have found it better to have our own driver, who will wait for us, rather than trying to arrange a return taxi. It also gives you the flexibility to visit multiple places, or somewhere else, if your original destination doesn't work out due to location, weather etc.[/QUOTE] Thanks for replying. I was thinking maybe using Rony's Tour company, and doing the freestyle tour. Have you ever had to wait for you why you got food at a restaurant? If it's a sitdown restaurant do you invite them for lunch or do you have them wait out side and meet up with them when you're finished? It would be our first time doing it this kind of tour and I don't want to look rude. thanks again! [/SIZE]
  3. Aj101710

    Roatan Private Trips and Tour

    [quote name='Rachipooh7']we just booked with Rony Tour's for our trip in October! :) I enjoyed reading all the reviews on TA for his company. Which is why we decided to go with him and that he does a freestyle tour which is what we wanted. We are going zip lining and we want to see as much of Roatan as we can with the time we have. :D He emailed me back within 24 hours and we are looking forward to spending time with his company and seeing the culture! :) whatever you decide I'm sure you will have a fantastic time and just embrace the culture and enjoy yourself! :) safe travels! :D[/QUOTE] Sorry I never got back to you. Nope we hang cruised yet, next year. Freestyle tours are so nice, they are my favorite! I hope you enjoyed your cruise in October!
  4. Aj101710

    Roatan Private Trips and Tour

    [quote name='Rachipooh7']we just booked with Rony Tour's for our trip in October! :) I enjoyed reading all the reviews on TA for his company. Which is why we decided to go with him and that he does a freestyle tour which is what we wanted. We are going zip lining and we want to see as much of Roatan as we can with the time we have. :D He emailed me back within 24 hours and we are looking forward to spending time with his company and seeing the culture! :) whatever you decide I'm sure you will have a fantastic time and just embrace the culture and enjoy yourself! :) safe travels! :D[/QUOTE] Sorry I never got back to you. Nope we hang cruised yet, next year. Freestyle tours are so nice, they are my favorite! I hope you enjoy your cruise in October! I'll be keeping my eye out for if you do a review 🙂
  5. Aj101710

    Water Taxi

    [quote name='Guest 2000']Indeed, I have been to the island many times but not by cruise ship. As another possible option, with boat/snorkeling in mind. Have a look at Free Radical. The staff is spot on and the food is out of the world good and keeps coming. [url]http://www.svfreeradical.com/[/url] Perhaps a different ship would get you better timing on the island. As another thought Dec is smack in the middle of rainy season, you could be up against some nasty weather, or it could be beautiful the day you arrive. Poor weather even a few days before you arrive may well affect the water visibility.[/QUOTE] Thank you for the advice! I thought I had read that the rainy season might be happening then, but did realize that if affected snorkeling so much and that's what we pretty much decided we would do at all the other ports (except In Guatemala, still not sure). I m isn't nÊe to rethink when we go. Thanks again for the advice! 😃
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    Flying from Belize to Caye Caulker

    [quote name='BrotherCraig']Yes, golf carts will be at the airport. You would fly in and out of Belize Municipal. That is the closest to the port. Tropic Air and Maya Air are the ones to use. I know Tropic Air leaves every hour. We take the water taxi over there to CC and fly back.[/QUOTE] Hello, I was wondering if you had a tour company once you were there or if you did it on your own. If we go we would be on the Norwegian Pearl in December 2017 and in port from 8 AM to 5 PM. We would like to do the Sharks and Rays and snorkel at the Cora gardens.
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    Santo Tomas

    Has anyone been to Santo Tomas recently? Most of the reviews are from 2007 & 2008. I'm trying to figure out what to do and would also like to know is it safe. I read some post saying it's very safe and others says not to leave the ship. It looks like the only tours that are not through the ship are Going with Gus and Happy Fish. So has anyone taken these companies (or other companies) tours lately? I did read a bad tour through Gus which makes me second guess going through him. I'm leaning toward the ruins excursion with the cruise ship since I read that traffic can be bad and I do Not want to miss the ship.
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    Water Taxi

    [quote name='Guest 2000']I think $25pp will get you one of the island english speaking tour guide drivers for all day, any place you wish to go. Email a bit with Rony or Bodden tours. The $25 you have been seeing is round trip but if you are going to Gio's as well perhaps the above would suit better. Sent from my SM-G920T using Tapatalk[/QUOTE] Thank you! Everything I've read made it seem like it wasn't round trip. I just found Rony's tours and like what I see. Our main thing we want to do is snorkel by boat, but since I haven't found one that is out for my than an hour I figured going from the shore (West Bay, starfish alley sounds kind of interesting) will have to do and just hope we still see fish, and that the reef is a safe distance away. I would like to see some of the island on the way to seeing the monkeys. If we are supposed to be in port 11-7pm what time would you recommend being back to the ship? I was thinking 5:30- 6pm at the very latest. I heard Coxen Hole is a 25 min drive. So I thinking 12-3pm snorkeling, 3-4pm monkeys, 4-5:30 is food then ack to the ship? Does this sound do-able? Sorry for the questions, I only ask because you seem to have been there before and it will be our first time to the Western Caribbean.
  9. Aj101710

    Water Taxi

    [quote name='Guest 2000']Good Morning Crewsweeper, You are correct, the water taxi only run between West End and West Bay within the lagoon-ish the reef creates. It would be far to dangerous for the little boats to go round the other side of the island. By the by ~ they do not run after dark or in bad weather. :0) If anyone does decide to attempt a Coxen Hole/West Bay shuttle you can bet it will cost more than $3. :0)[/QUOTE] Thank you for responding 🙂 I thought it was too goo to be true lol I just hate the thought of pay $25 pp for a taxi to go to the beach than another $25 to get back to go to Gio's for lunch.
  10. Aj101710

    Water Taxi

    [quote name='crewsweeper']What ship are you on? And where are you docking? As I recall the water taxis only go from West Bay to West End and return. To get to either you'll need to take a taxi or arrange a resort day pass with transportation, like form Bananarama or Beachers, et'al. Guest or c-legs, do either of you know if there a water taxi service from Coxen Hole to West Bay?[/QUOTE] Thank you for responding. I haven't booked anything yet since I can't ask for time off next year until January, so I'm just trying to plan and gather as much info as possible. If we go I am looking at going on the Norwegian Pearl.
  11. Aj101710

    Water Taxi

    [SIZE="3"]I would like to use the water taxi if we go on a cruise in December 2017 to go to West Bay to snorkel. It seems more economical to use the water taxi instead of the $15 pp or whatever it is. We would be in port 11-7. According to [url]http://www.roatanisland.net/[/url] there is a water taxi, The fare is 60 Lempiras ($3 USD) is this true? Has anyone used it before? I have tried googling it, and looking on here so I'm not sure if it is still in service. I saw on their page it was I service in 2014. The only ferry info I could find was about a ferry that goes from Roatan to the main island of Honduras. Any info would be greatly appreciated! 😃[/SIZE]
  12. Aj101710

    Questions

    Thanks for responding back to me! It's greatly appreciated! I was thinking in between 1-2 hours to be back at all ports unless posted otherwise. And with the whole DW/H I thought so but since this is the only place where I've seen people do that so wanted to make sure. Thanks again!😃
  13. Aj101710

    Questions

    Hello I have a few questions I'm hoping someone can help me with. We are looking into cruising with Norwegian for the first time in December 2017. 1. We have cruised before, but I forgot how early we need to be back to the ship so we will not miss the ship. 2. How do you keep your credit cards/money and room keys safe and orderly while on the beach with no lockers and no one else in your group. 3. What does the abbreviations DW, DH mean? Thank you to everyone who took the time to read this and or comment back
  14. Aj101710

    Is this doable?

    Thank you so much for your reply! I really appreciate it! 😃
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    Is this doable?

    Also since the site won't let me edit my original post my other questions are- does anybody know what the prices of what Wendy's are and also what do we need a taxi to get there/to the main town to go shopping? Thank you to anyone who will help me. 🙂
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