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Old January 21st, 2007, 08:23 AM
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If anyone has gone on the Glass Bottom Boat excursions offered at a number of ports, I would be interested in hearing how entertaining it was. My 78 year old mother is joining us on the Sensation in August and she thinks that excursion sounds perfect for her day in Freeport. I don't want her to be disappointed. Can you really see a lot of corral life?

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Old January 21st, 2007, 02:43 PM
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My GF and I took my mother on that tour several years ago. My mother loved it, but it's the only one she's been on. It wasn't as good as the one in Grand Cayman or St Maarten, but your mother would have difficulty climbing the ladder up on the semi-submersible style boats. To make a long story short, it's a good inexpensive tour for Freeport and includes a trip to Port Lucaya which is where the boat's docked. (at least at that time) Check the boat picture, if it looks like a pontoon boat, that's a semi sub and you have to climb a ladder out.

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Here's a link to a photo of semi-sub inside.

http://www.cruisemates.com/gallery2/image.php?id=3782
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Another quick question, please...

If anyone has gone on the Glass Bottom Boat excursions offered at a number of ports, I would be interested in hearing how entertaining it was. My 78 year old mother is joining us on the Sensation in August and she thinks that excursion sounds perfect for her day in Freeport. I don't want her to be disappointed. Can you really see a lot of corral life?

Thanks for any info you have to share!

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The glass bottomed boat in Grand Cayman was simply wonderful, while the one in Half Moon Cay was only acceptable. I suppose all glass bottomed boats aren't created equal.
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We did this excursion in Nassau. We were very disappointed to say the least. It took up a lot of time and you are stuck on an old boat with really nothing to do but be hot, and cram into the bottom portion of the boat to have a quick look every few stops. Personally from experience, I would not take a senior on a trip like this because it is exhausting.
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The glass bottomed boat in Grand Cayman was simply wonderful, while the one in Half Moon Cay was only acceptable. I suppose all glass bottomed boats aren't created equal.
I might add that the boat in Grand Cayman was two story with the viewing area underwater, much like the submarine adventure. The boat in Hal Moon Cay was a plan boat with a smallish glass panel in the floor. big difference.
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