One week ago, Hurricane Earl landed a direct on the eastern side of Ambergris Caye, destroying or heavily damaging nearly 90% of all the docks. Although this little island community was devastated, there are great signs that things are improving and trying to get back to some sense of normalcy. Most of the companies have moved to the back docks on the lagoon side and have started rebooking fishing trips, snorkeling tours and party catamaran cruises. www.islanddreamtours.com
Having been invited by some friends in our condo unit to go on the party catamaran cruise, we decided it sounded like a great idea. We weren’t sure what to expect, as we had yet to try this particular tour company. The small group of 17 allowed for a great day, plenty of space to move around freely or just sit back and enjoy the breathtaking views.
We cruised along the northern edge of the island, passing the “secret beach” to a secluded sandbar where we docked for a couple hours. Anyone who lives on the island, as well as most tourists have found and frequently visit the “secret beach”, making it much less of a “secret” and more of a “must do” while on the island. The clear and shallow water provides a wonderful atmosphere for a lazy beach day.
The trip included continental breakfast of fruit, muffins and juice. A full lunch of chicken and ribs as well as chips and shrimp ceviche on the return ride back to town….and yes, open bar! The staff of four definitely catered to our small group of seventeen, always filling drink cups and ensuring you were enjoying your day.
For a wonderful daytrip while on Ambergris….this is without a doubt a great choice. The food was great, the drinks flowed and the water was crystal clear!
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