Ditto Carol's comment....no dumb questions when it comes to travel. I understand exactly what you are saying. I love to Parasail, but do not like riding in the ski boat to the platform (as you sometime do) - or when someone else is parasailing. Just don't like it. Small ski boats, etc., and cruise ships definitely "ain't" the same. I did not snorkel at Princess Cays but I saw people don their flippers and mask and hit the water from the shore as I recall.