The tour company picked us up at our resort and took us the short distance to Jimmy Buffet's Margaritaville. There we waited for the Tortuga catamaran to come in. Once it arrived, we went aboard the boat. By the time we got up the steps, all the seats were already taken by people and belongings. We asked a nice couple if we could sit where their bag was. They moved their bag and we sat. People kept coming aboard - no place to sit. They had no choice but to sit on the nets in the front of the boat in the sun. More people came aboard. They had to sit on steps and railings. No place to sit. Finally, everyone was aboard - between 100 and 125 people onboard this boat.
The cruise was definitely oversold.
The captain took us to a coral reef for 30 minutes of snorkeling. The snorkeling gear provided by Tortuga was well worn and several face masks leaked. The life jackets were new.
We re-boarded the boat to go to Rick's Café. The Negril cliffs are fascinating! Rick's is atop some of these cliffs.
Our boat dropped anchor a bit away from Rick's Café's dock. A transfer boat came up to ours to transfer 10 people at a time to the dock. We were given one hour from the time we dropped anchor until it was time to leave again. There were 100-125 people aboard our boat, so if you were unfortunate enough to be one of the last transferred to the dock, you had no time to enjoy the area before going back.
The sunset was beautiful!
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