As often happens in my family, there was disagreement in selecting an appropriate excursion - the majority of these involving a leisurely half-day on a catamaran with complimentary rum and sunburns. This is where my wife and daughter wanted to spend their time. My son and I felt the need for speed and were more interested in the Captain Nautica rock'n'roll powerboat snorkeling excursion.
So, we split up for the day - the ladies reclining on their catamaran while the The Boy and I signed on to Captain Nautica's crew. In the end, I think my son and I made the better decision. We started early in the morning and, since we were taking a very fast powerboat, we were able to make the 18-mile journey to Turtle Bay, Buck Island long before any other snorklers. As a result, we had some ocean and Green Sea Turtles all to ourselves.
|Our boat disgorging snorklers (The Boy is furthest on the left).|
|Swimming over some curious turtles.|
|The Boy, his turtle friend, and a bad re-enactment of 'Free Willy'.|
|The Boy summons his horde.|
|Gliding over a shipwreck.|
|Clever Barry waits under the hull of our boat.|