Snorkeling Excursion

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We booked this day trip from a guy on the beach in front of our hotel…and for the life of me I can’t remember his name. The paperwork says what I saw while looking over other company’s pricing all of the snorkeling tours were the same price matter what company you booked through.

They offer options going to the North end of the island and another departing from An Thoi in the South end.

We went to the South we were picked up at our hotel about 0830 AM and transported down the coast highway to An Thoi where our vehicle was whisked right onto the wharf. We were allowed to board right away onto a waiting boat.

The group was fairly small a total of about ten of us maybe. We pushed off and cruised for about an hour South into the An Thoi islands where we made our first stop for about a half hour to try our luck fishing..

From there we made our way to three other locations where most people chose to snorkel and swim in turquoise green blue waters. It was really a beautiful warm and sunny day and I chose to sit in the sun and relax¦no swimming for me on this day.

At the third and final snorkeling stop before we headed back to Phu Quoc we set anchor and eat a pretty tasty meal that some of the crew had prepared for us. Included in the meal was sea urchin that I had watched being prepared¦As it turned out¦.those that eat the sea urchin were CHARGED EXTRA money above what the excursion was supposed to cost. This same thing happened for soft drinks and beers. There was no mention of the EXTRA charges so be warned that these EXTRA charges could happen to you too if you were to go on this excursion.

The day on the water was fun but reportedly the presence of fish was minimal for some reason and not too many were in fact seen. All of the stops for snorkeling were the same with not a lot of fish seen so BE WARNED¦if you’re EXPECTING to see lots of colorful fish that this mingh not happen.

The boat was large and clean with a washroom on board and plenty of seating for those that just wanted to hang out in the sun and watch or read. It was a relaxing time and I believe we returned to Phu Quoc about 3:00 PM.

The COST of this excursion was only about $ 15.00 each and I thought well worth the money to spend the better part of the day on the water soaking up some sun!!

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