The day was gray and the water a little rough but the company did the everything they could to get us in the water. Instead of Champagne Beach we went to Bubble Beach. Very different. Giant sponges that a person could fit into and a 2000; deep diving platform. The guides were very nice and they were very watchful for all of us as it was a long swim 200-300 yds. I would never suggest this unless you are a good to moderate swimmer. Not for little kids or older folks with health issues. They provide all the equipment and it was good quality. Note that to catch them for this tour you must go straight out of the cruise ship arrival area one block up the street. The are a few other companies up the street advertising different activities behind a small low barrier. Not to worry just look for the sign and they will have you name on a list. Super nice people and safe.
Reviewer: William Mercer
Good spot with great views of the reef. Lots of fish to view with a trainer who goes with you. The walk out into the ocean is rocky so your need to be careful if the water is rough. The facilities are good
We have been on 9 cruises but this was the first time that we booked excursions through Expedia Shore Excursions. We felt spoiled on this excursion because we were the only 2 people from our cruise ship who booked the Champagne Snorkel. We were met outside the pier by Andrea, our driver. She took us to the Champagne Reef beach and escorted us to meet our snorkelling guide, Vaughn Lewis, at the buildings above the rocky beach. We were wearing our closed toe Keen sandals which were perfect for walking over the rocks to the large rubber mat that was in place to help us tourists take off our footwear, put on our fins and get into the surf. All of the guides at the beach helped us tourists keep our balance which was much appreciated!
Amazing Experience. Would do it again in a heartbeat!
Reviewer: 2 sask guys
We were one of three people on the excursion, so essentially a snorkeling adventure with a private guide (and made us glad we weren't part of the 50 or so ship people who showed up as we were leaving) ... the people at Champagne Reef Dive and Snorkel were amazingly friendly. Only caution is that you go in on a very rocky beach (no sand). The reef was beautiful and the variety of coral and sea life was amazing
We snorkeled at every port we went too on this cruise. My first time snorkeling was in Aruba. This was our second stop. It was amazing. The shuttle driver was very passionate about her island and gave us really good information. Our snorkel guide was so informative and he would dive down and point things out to us. We even saw a turtle (checked that off my bucket list), but the bubbles created by the volcano under the reef was amazing. Truly like you were swimming in champagne, or little pieces of glass when the sun was shinning on it. It was so beautiful and fun. Could have spent all day there!!
I loved this excursion. The guides were the best and snorkeling was beautiful.
Our guide Juan was so helpful and considerate.
Reviewer: Cindi Loo Hoo
This was a great experience...the guides were excellent and very informed. They made us feel at ease and were always looking out for us.
After walking off the boardwalk a very rocky path to the water entrance.need to have good walking shoes & good balance. The site was great lots of fish & the champagne reef is a very special snorkeling experience.
This was awesome unique trip! Not only were the guides helpful and great at what they did, but entire rides to and from the adventure, they educated us all about the island and the people, government, rtc. Very very informative. The snorkeling outfitters were amazing in making sure everyone had a great experience yet concerned for safety. They know the reefs so well that it made for a fascinating tour! This snorkeling adventure from the snorkel itself to the first class handling of us rivals any tour I have been on including Tahiti!! I would highly recommend this tour!! The access to the ocean is off a rocky entry so not for all, however the guides were so helpful in getting all into the water.
Everyone associated in our excursion were of the extremely friendly, courteous and educational. This one one of the best excursions we have taken. It was fun relaxing, educational and most of all personal.....the best!
Reviewer: Toll Booth Rob
Champagne Reef was amazing!!! Not to be missed. Group was extreamly small. We will never forget this trip.
Levi was an excellent and understandable guide;expectations well set and exceeded
Vaugn, our guide, was very helpful. He showed us some interesting thing under the water. The free moonshine Punch was a unique taste and added bonus.I love how uncomercialized this adventure was.
Interesting place to do snorkling! Easy to arrive, nice to snorkeling, organized!