Snorkel and Rum Tasting
Snorkel and Rum Tasting
March 03, 2020
Excellent excursion -- the Snorkeling guide was very good, lots of colorful and beautiful fish to see. And the Rum tasting was both informative and tasty! Lovely beach to relax and enjoy the day.
Reviewer: Marcy Naubert
January 26, 2020
Capt. Meat and his assistant were cool, laid back guys, and the snorkeling from his boat was very nice. The woman who did the rum tasting was a really a sweet spirit. At the end they give you a giant drink (we chose a margarita) which is guaranteed to make you mellow, if you weren't already....
Reviewer: Steven Oliger
December 28, 2019
We enjoyed both the snorkeling and rum tasting. The taxi driver who took us out was very timely in getting us to & from the resort and informative in pointing out points of interest along the way. We did spend much time waiting at the resort for the single boat to take us out. Perhaps an additional boat would be helpful.
Had a great time!
December 05, 2019
Snorkeling was fantastic. I wish I had a camera so I had photos of what I saw. I also wish I could have snorkeled all day. The rum tasting was also fantastic!
Reviewer: Brenda Kliesen
A lazy, crowd-free day...
June 19, 2019
Would do this excursion again on the same trip without hesitation. Great folks at the resort, very few people there so a chance away from the crowds...one suggestion is make sure you have your transportation back to the ship set!
Reviewer: Stephen Tate
Loved this place!
May 30, 2019
This scuba resort was amazing. It was nice to get away from the large crowd of the cruiseline. The beach was an absolutely stunning view! The snorkeling on the shelf was beautiful, even got to see a sea turtle. The guides kept us away from the crowd and were excellent. Then we enjoyed the rum tasting which was fantastic. My fiancé really enjoyed the lunch here and believed it to be the best burger he’s ever had. We really had an amazing time and even the ride to the resort and back, we were able to learn so much about the island and culture!
Reviewer: Keri Sumner
March 28, 2019
We couldn't snorkel because of the weather, and Ginny the owner graciously refunded that portion. The beach was beautiful. We did taste the rum, however, which was nice. The RUM PUNCH was OUT-OF-THIS-WORLD! Order a glass or Rosie's Rum Punch.
November 16, 2018
What a beautiful spot! Quiet beachside family owned resort, away from the crowds. We snorkled the reef with a total of 6 in our boat then returned to an informative rum tasting by the owner, followed by an included drink made with our favorite rum. Afterwards we relaxed on the quiet beach before returning to our ship. So UNLIKE your typical snorkling experience sold onboard the ship and cost about $20 LESS than cruiseship prices! Would highly recommend to anyone looking for a totally chill day in Grand Turk!! We will do it again next time we return.
Reviewer: Bob Burgelin
It's nice to get away from the crowds.
October 10, 2018
Grand Turk is 7 miles long and not very developed past the port. We took a taxi for ~$20 to the other end of the island to a small family-owned hotel with ~17 rooms, a bar, a small swimming pool, and a small boat. Snorkel equipment was in good repair and we shared the boat with one other couple. The reef was beautiful and full of life (the weather was a little overcast, but it was still enjoyable). Then we went back to a small bar where we sampled three different rums from the Turks and the bartender made us each a rum drink of choice. Lunch is not included but I hear the food was very good, if a little pricey. They gave us chairs on the beautiful sandy beach and we enjoyed the waves and a beer or two before we made our way back to the ship. There are donkeys roaming wild on the island! :) If you're looking for an opulent, fancy experience, this is not your excursion, but we found it private, personal, and enjoyable.
Reviewer: Crystal Brokaw
October 04, 2018
WOW-what an experience. The water & snorkeling is beyond belief. The facilities, staff, beach, service were all top notch. We enjoyed a day of snorkeling off the boat at the wall, incredible snorkeling off the beach as well, relaxation, and rum tasting. Would definitely recommend & do again.
Reviewer: Ashley Kilcrease
Snorkeling and rum tasting
July 09, 2018
OMG we had such an amazing day. The snorkeling was so surreal, the fish came so close to your hands. The wall was something you don’t see everyday. The rum tasting was the best. I had no idea how strong rum could be. The private beach with the animals I would go again.
February 08, 2018
The family that owns this little resort is the best. We got the option of when and how much to rum taste and did it after snorkeling. While we were snorkeling they let us wander but within sight which was great because we got to spread out and really see the fishes
Reviewer: Kimberly Powell
August 29, 2017
We really enjoyed our afternoon, snorkeling was good and the Rum tasting was great. Fantastic location away from the other Cruise goers. The location was very picturesque, like straight out of a Bond movie. Our host spent quite awhile with us discussing the various Rums, great afternoon.
Reviewer: Rob Scott
July 10, 2017
Reccomended. Nice staff and friendly atmosphere
June 20, 2017
The beach and location was perfect. The staff were extremely friendly and made us feel right at home. We would go back there for sure!
Reviewer: Lani Grogan
May 02, 2017
The place they took us to for snorkeling was amazing. I've snorkeled several times, but this time we were able to experience being able to see the drop of depth and all the creatures that live and eat in that environment. Something we will never forget. The resort, people, and the rum where fantastic. My family and I remember this excursion as our favorite of all our cruising. We will definitely do it again. The resort is managed by a family, so they treat you like family and the location/beach are fabulous.
Grand Turk Snorkel & Rum Tasting
April 06, 2017
Great tour !! After arriving at our destination, we were taken out on our own boat for snorkeling. The only bad part was that we were very close to another boat that had a lot of people on it - we were a group of 4 - much nicer !!! We were allowed to snorkel as long as we wanted though. After returning to shore, rum tasting of local rum was very interesting. The rest of the afternoon was spent lounging by the beach - very nice resort. The one negative was having to pay for transportation from the ship to our destination and back.
Reviewer: Leslye Stone
Great Snorkeling and AWESOME RUM!!!
February 27, 2017
The dive resort was great! Very friendly staff (Emily was absolutely amazing)! Took a small boat out to "the wall" to a wonderful snorkeling spot and then came back to the resort for the rum tasting. The rum was great! Got to try 3 different aged local (to Turks and Caicos) rums and learned a lot about both the rum and the islands from our amazing host Emily. We had a very small group (only 7 people), much smaller than the Carnival sponsored excursions. Also had a chance to see and learn a lot about Grand Turk by the Taxi drivers to and from the cruise pier. Would absolutely recommend this excursion!
January 10, 2017
Staff was wonderful. They helped make the excursion relaxing and fun. Some of the best snorkeling I have done. Great beach. The rum tasting involved local rum that was very good and our hostess was very fun and liberal with the rum and the mixers. Would like to go back to the resort (Bohio) and stay a while!
Reviewer: Lisa Palmer
snorkel & Rum tasting
January 07, 2017
The snorkeling was ok..there was just not that many varieties of fish. Rum Tasting was very good..& hosts were terrific
Reviewer: steven r grande
Wonderful time at Grand Turk
January 01, 2017
This was truly a wonderful excursion. The location was a beautiful boutique dive resort that was uncrowded and peaceful. The staff were very friendly and professional. We had a small group of about 12 who went snorkeling out to the ""wall"" and had a great time with professional guides with us. We realized how nice when a ""regular"" snorkel tour came by with seemingly 50 people or more. The rum tasting afterward was a true delight. Afterward, we hung out at the beach and had a great day. All of our party felt this was best excursion of our trip and that we might come back with friends and stay at the resort.
Reviewer: R. Laugerman
A Life Changing Experience
December 28, 2016
This was an amazing experience. Grand Turk is such a beautiful island. The Bohio Resort was beautiful, friendly, well organized, clean and had everything a person could possibly want. The snorkel was breath taking and such a pleasure with a small group of people. The rum tasting was fun and informative. Then we got to enjoy the beach, which is amazing. I do wish that I would have received a little more instruction about snorkeling before we got in the water, but I probably could have asked for it and received it without hesitation from the Captain or his assistant.
Reviewer: Karmen Thompson
Snorkel-Rum Tasting Turks and Caicos
December 26, 2016
The snorkeling was excellent! Plenty of time to explore and a local guide feeds the fish to attract more for you. The second half was a rum tasting at the bar on the beach. Very generous pours of 3 types, along with an informative explanation of how rum is made and what we were tasting. At the end you get to have a drink made with your favorite rum, in a to go cup! Only place for improvement would be providing transportation. We had to take a cab on our own to get there and back.
Reviewer: Candace Chapman
Best excursion for small groups
December 15, 2016
This place is family owned and operated. Emily the bartender was friendly and very knowledgeable. The snorkeling was amazing. Taxi ride a little pricey but well worth the tranquility of a little hideaway. No crowds. Rum tasting delicious.
Reviewer: Janette Hankins
I can't wait to go back!!
December 13, 2016
I am blown away by how great this way!! We actually didn't even get to go snorkling because of the higher winds that stirred up the water. They gave us the option to still go but were very honest and told us because it was stirred up we could be disappointed and then gave us a full refund. We ended up hanging out at the resort all day visiting with them and others, what a great place! I'm kinda glad it worked out that way. The rum tasting was awesome! Just for the 4 of us and very personal and she took her time and had lots of knowledge. We are all looking to go back to spend a whole week there, the one day from the cruise ship felt like a tease. AMAZING PLACE!!
Rum tasting and snorkeling haven
November 08, 2016
This was a great value. The resort is beautiful and friendly. There is a rock out cropping in front of hotel so after snorkeling on reef hang on to the gear and check it out before going in for rum. The one negative was the boat was over crowded and the driver didn't have any life jackets for the three who wanted one. They used a ring. He also didn't remind us to equalize our ears if we wanted to dive down. I loved this place.
Reviewer: Debbie Begley
September 28, 2016
This was one of the best beach days. We had an amazing time and would definitely do this excursion again.
Best Excursion Thus Far!
May 20, 2016
This was an unbelievable and amazing experience that we cannot wait to have again. The snorkeling and boat ride itself was adventurous. The sights in the water were like we have never seen. The water there is a turquoise color that will leave you breathless. The tour guides were fantastic and super helpful for our first time snorkeling. The rum tasting was unique and tasted so much better than what we have had at home. Be careful afterwards though! They give you a free rum drink of your choice and I chose the Rum Punch and it literally knocked my socks off after rum tasting - all before 1pm! Well worth it though! One of our best traveling experiences yet! We will definitely try this again with friends!
What a great experience
May 10, 2016
We thoroughly enjoyed our time at Bohio, with our excursion. My wife and I were the only ones to go snorkeling as the other group wasn't there yet---loved that. We had the reef to ourselves for about 15 minutes before our cruise ship catamaran showed up with 50+ people and crowded us out. We then went to our Rum tasting and Emily couldn't have been any nicer and accommodating. Healthy pours of rum and great drinks at the end, a delicious mojito and pain killer. Emily told us to walk down the beach to town to catch a cab and we had the beach to ourselves- perfect. This was a great experience!!!!
A must-visit Turks excursion-superb!
April 01, 2016
Snorkeling the reef was incredible. Excellent guides, very helpful with first time snorkelers. The rum tasting event was a blast. We enjoyed it so much that we are contemplating a getaway week at the resort....and we would plan to spend plenty of time snorkeling and enjoying the rum Turks and Caicos has some of the best rum in the Caribbean.
This was a fantastic experience!!
February 23, 2016
This was great! We were the only two on the snorkeling excursion - we were taken out to the Columbus shelf and left to snorkel on our own. The rum and drinks that followed were fabulous!
Snorkel and Rum Tasting
January 28, 2016
I'm not sure it was the fault of the business but there was a very long line to get the snorkeling equipment and only 1 person to service everyone. Later another person was brought in but there was such confusion and frustration from many of the guests.
Great excursion, would do it again
January 23, 2016
Friendly and knowledgeable people and they obviously love their work and work with people.
Reviewer: Cruise time
Would do again.
January 20, 2016
Great excursion, super snorkeling, and a great rum tasting with at least 5-7 large shots of rum and then the best pina colada we,ve ever had.
Lots of fun, we'll do this again!
January 20, 2016
Great to return to Bohio on another fun trip. The snorkeling was lots of fun and we felt free to take our time. The owners of Bohio were lovely again - welcoming and gracious. It was fun learning about the local rums and (over)indulging in them a bit.
I would absolutly do this excursion again. It was
December 31, 2015
the rum was awesome and the snorkling was was 100% fun
Reviewer: robert cleveland
So much fun!!!
December 28, 2015
Had a great time.
December 10, 2015
We loved the resort and the lady who we did our rum tasting with! She was from Canada just like us! The lady had a lot of info on the rum and we ended up buying some to take home! The snorkelling was also awesome! The water is incredibly clear! If we were to visit here again we want to also scuba dive. The Bohio resort offers rentals of all that stuff
Reviewer: Amy and Matt the honeymooners
Adventure Meets Relaxation
December 08, 2015
This excursion definitely exceeded my expectations (which were already high, by the way!). The Bohio resort is super cute and the staff are friendly, which made the day even better. We were greeted at the lobby and shown over to where we picked up our scuba gear and were set up with lawn chairs to relax on while our guide set up the boat. Our guide took us for a zippy boat ride out to the reef cliff, gave us some bread to feed the fish, and let us dive in and have an hour-long under sea adventure on our own. The reef was stunning and to see the 7,000 ft cliff where schools of fish and colorful coral resided is something I'll never forget. Afterward, we went back to the resort where we tried a few different rums made by the local rum maker, Bambarra, which was delicious. I won't be going back to Captain Morgan now that I know what good rum tastes like! After the tasting, we got to choose which cocktail we wanted to sip on while relaxing beachside and couldn't not try the local seafood. We ordered the conch fritters (YUM!) and the local lobster (more yumminess!) and hung out on the lawn chairs until we absolutely had to leave. I enjoyed not having to worry about the clock until we had to get back to the ship and that we weren't being shuffled around. It was a very laid back experience, which is my kind of day.
November 11, 2015
The rum tasting was very personal. It was just my wife, the owner of the resort and myself. Very one on one. The owner was great and we felt like we had known her for years.
Reviewer: Tim + Janet
August 17, 2015
went with my two daughters and had a great time. nice location, great snorkeling and fun rum tasting. The conch fritters were excellent.
Highlight of my Cruise!!!
August 05, 2015
My husband and I booked this excursion initially to experience the RUM TASTING, oh my Goodness the trip was so much more than what we expected. When we got to Bohio Resort, we were greeted by Scott, who will be the Rum tasting facilitatior and owner of the resort as well. He was very friendly and relaxed. We thought the snorkeling tour was just an ordinary one, that they will give you the gears and let you snorkel on your own for an hour. To our suprise, They took us on a private boat with 2 fine and pleasant guides. We sailed right in the middle of the 25ft and 7,000ft drop off for snorkeling. It was an intimate experience for us. It was so amazing! the ocean is beyond spectacular!!!!! I recommend on dong this instead of the Charter to snorkel, this is for smaller group or if you get lucky like us. It will be just for you and your gang! After the snorkel was the rum tasting and boy, they were sooo good! And it doesnt end here, Scott let us use the snorkeling gears, stay by the beach and use their chairs and umbrellas. On top of that, we get free Cocktail of our choice!!! Definitely once in a lifetime experience, i will do this again in a heartbeat!!!
Reviewer: Mina Cabahug
best of the cruise
June 12, 2015
great snorkeling. we had the boat to ourselves and resort the trip was out of was very nice. would go back for an extended vacation.
March 01, 2015
We were happy this included a lounge chair on the beach. Rum was delicious. The owner did our tasting and she was very informative. Take a cab to get there. There are a lot of wild dogs on the island.
Great snorkeling without any crowds!!!!
December 09, 2014
Guides were locals but could have been friendlier- Were in the islands on vacation!! Hotel staff and food was great. Rum tasting turned me into a happy pirate by 10 am then I felt great with a full belly of local fresh seafood. I thought I saw Ernest Hemingway after my fourth drink before noon!!!! Looking over the grand Canyon of blue abyss was awesome!!Highly recommend for those that seek to leave the world behind!!!!
Reviewer: Week with Bernie
August 22, 2014
Reviewer: snorkle and rum tasting
June 30, 2014
This experience was the highlight of our 8 night caribbean cruise on Carnival Freedom. This is the only excursion we took outside of what Carnival offerred. The resort is the nicest on Grand Turk and is update/modern and clean and has beautiful amenities (outdoor, bar) and beautiful beach. The snorkeling team were knowledgeable and willing to stay out as long as we wanted. The reef (7,000 ft ) is breathtaking. The water from shore has so many varying degrees of blue....absolutely gorgeous. The rum tasting was a great experience and was a very personable experience with the manager. The lunch we had was very good! The entire staff was very helpful and friendly. Highly recommend.we will return just to go to this resort...probably next time for an extended stay.
Best Part of the Vacation
April 24, 2014
The guides were fun and engaging, they paid attention to our group making sure everyone was safe and having fun. The rum tasting was informative and the owner very knowledgeable about the different types of rum and how they were established. It would be a great wrap up to include a lunch in the future but we still had some there. Beautiful beach and resort!
Reviewer: Angel 1st time crusier
April 02, 2014
Although the snorkel portion was canceled due to bad weather, the rum tasting was awesome. The Bohio resort was just breath taking! Clean, friendly people, right on the beach. Just gorgeous. The cab ride was a little pricey to get to the resort. $8.00 per person each way. The whole island is only 7 miles long and 2 miles wide. However, our cab driver did go out of his way to get us all orders of fresh fried conch fritters. He called the lady up and she met us outside with orders in hand. It was so delish! Overall we had a blast!
December 03, 2013
This was a great shore excursion! It was a very easy 15 minute cab ride to the Bohio resort, and once we got there, it was beautiful! Clean, open, well-decorated, and the owner was super friendly and nice to us. If I ever went back to Grand Turk for a longer stay, I would love to stay there. Right away we were directed to get ready for snorkeling and met our captain, Trevor. The small speedboat held about 10 of us, so it was a nice small group. The spot where we snorkeled was just as advertised: right on the edge of the wall. There was tons to look at, and Captain Trevor brought some bread to feed the fish so we had a huge crowd around us every so often. It was great! After getting back, we were offered beach chairs and relaxed on their pretty and private beach for a little while. There was also a guy nearby cracking open coconuts to drink. When we were ready for the rum tasting, it was all nicely set up by the indoor bar, and the owner herself went through the different island rums with us and chatted for a bit. We both had a coconut rum mojito made by the bartender, and it was fabulous. We never felt rushed and probably could have hung out on the beach the entire time we were in port. The atmosphere was so relaxing and peaceful. This is definitely well-worth your time!