Experience on-the-water excitement with a two-man Rhino Rider; a 10-foot inflatable motorboat that is yours to command. Following your guide, you'll maneuver safely through anchorages for hundreds of boats and alongside mega-yacht marinas before exiting the lagoon into Marigot, the French capital of the island. View historic Fort Louis before continuing along the picturesque coastline to your final destination at Happy Bay. It's your choice whether you hike the trail, snorkel the reef or build sandcastles on the beach - the time is yours to enjoy the beautiful surroundings.
Note: Participants must be at least 10 years of age and at least 18 years of age to operate the Rhino. Maximum combined weight is 400 lbs. per boat. Tour is not recommended for pregnant women or those with back problems. Snorkel gear is provided. This tour is on the French side of the island, where some nudity may be observed. Wear your swimsuit and bring a towel.
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Rating Snapshot(4 reviews)
3 of 4(75%)customers would recommend this to a friend.
Had a very good time, one of the best excursions. The crew was great and very friendly and helpful. Took us to a beach on the French side, but took time to stop and point out things of interest on the way. Enjoyed the ride more than the snorkeling. If you are looking for nudes on the beach this is not for you (unless you like old nude people).
This excursion was great fun. The guide was very professional and knew how to help people have a good time. We had plenty of time piloting our boats to and from the beach that we went to visit. We spent about 45 minutes at the beach site and the rest of the time enjoying our boats. The only hitch was that we had to stand and wait for 45 minutes for the shuttle to pick us up after the excursion. The driver said that it was because another ship arrived late and his boss told him he had to wait for those on the late ship that were doing the Rhino to arrive at the van. So, I would hope that the person making the decision on van operators makes our displeasure known.
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Review 3 for Rhino Rider
I traveled with:Family
Cruise Date Month:December
Favorite port:Rome (Civitavecchia), Italy
I want to go here next:South America
Date:January 5, 2013
be prepared to be disappointed
3 hours... 2 boats broke down and one ran out of gas. Our guide left us behind as our boat couldnt go faster than 5 mph and they accused us of going off on our own. All the delays with the breakdowns left only 10 minutes to snorkel and the owner yelled at us on the dock because we complained about the condition of the boats and the guides racing off without the entire party. There was no one at the rear of the party. nobody in our party would recommend this excursion again. I have been on 12 cruises and every port we have always done active excursions. I can honestly say this was the worst experiance ever!
This Excursion was fun but with a couple of reservations to be noted. First, the day we went out on these little boats the water was a bit choppy. Normally that would be expected but the crafts seats are lightly padded and because you straddle the seat similar to a jet ski it was punishing to your backside. You felt like you had ridden a Rhino.
Second, after the relatively short ride to the snorkel site, you anchor about 100 yds, from shore/beach (life vests are provided to all). The snorkeling sights were rather meager and the beach was a bit of a swim away which might be a good thing for families with children as the beach indeed did have nude bathers and as our guide informed us...nude doesn't mean attractive. If you don't plan swimming ashore the nudity isn't a problem for families.
Third, getting back aboard your boat is a bit of a challenge(no ladders) but the guide is there to assist everyone with that task and it wasn't a big issue.
Last, I felt the time actually spent driving the boats was secondary to the time spent at the snorkel sight...maybe 15 mins each direction. I would have preferred a little more actual boating time.
Summary: I probably would not select this particular excursion again but the excursion guide and staff were great and the overall experience was fun but the time in the boats was just too limited as a percentage of the whole excursion.