We did our diligent research on this topic and found that a typical €17 tour would probably not be suited for what we wanted, a more relaxed, chilled out vibe, which is what we got, we paid €50 each and were more than happy with the service we had, there is an option to pay €15 for the BBQ, however we declined as we brought our own snacks and drinks on board.
As per every review, if you want to nab a decent seat, then arrive at 08:30, however in the grand scheme of things, you only spend time on the boat when travelling to and from different locations as you’re more likely to be in the sea and snorkelling. We arrived at 08:45 and got a seat inside, where we could lay out.
You should only go to your seats once you have your wristband from the bar, it seems some people couldn’t understand that message, even after being told more than once the simple instruction. There are toilets on board below deck, the toilets are very clean and well maintained.
The catamaran set off for Blue Lagoon and we had a nice private area away from the other tour operators, the water here is crystal clear and there’s plenty of space to use your goggles and snorkel (goggles & snorkels were either a refundable €20 deposit or an ID card) and look around off shore if you wished.
We stayed at Blue Lagoon for an hour and a half before setting off for Crystal Lagoon which was just as nice, however there’s nowhere to moor offshore, so it’s straight into the sea, as long as you’re a confident swimmer, you’ll be fine. The water here is also crystal clear, and you’re not anywhere near any other tour operators in the area.
We were supposed to stop at Popeye Island, however due to the poor weather conditions, we couldn’t, which is fair enough and headed towards Mistra Bay I believe, I could be wrong, although the swimming here was 30 mins, the water not so clear as the two previous stops but a nice bay with plenty of fish to marvel at.
Overall I’d highly recommend this Sea Adventure tour, the crew were brilliant, the sights and scenery was fantastic, ample opportunity to sunbathe on the netting at the front of the boat, and even though we didn’t go for the BBQ, the food did look really good and freshly prepared on the boat.
I’d recommend bringing plenty of water, any medication you may need, beach towels, sun scream, sun glasses, a hat (be careful as it may blow off if you sit outside) and some snacks.
Thanks for making my girlfriends birthday a fantastic day.