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Review for Hol Chan Marine Reserve And Shark Ray Alley

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I originally booked this tour for my fried and I because neither of us are strong swimmers. Scheduling was a breeze and I was constantly kept in contact because weather was so iffy around the days we planned on doing this tour. The morning of, it was raining (we booked the 9AM tour), but Inair was super helpful and changed it for us the last minute. The captain picked us at the dock of the resort we were staying at and took us out. He was very knowledgeable about marine life and really nice. We stopped by Shark Ray Alley where he fed the sharks. We were a bit nervous about swimming with them so we passed on that opportunity. When we moved to the Hol Chan Reef, we informed him we weren't strong swimmers so he put life jackets on us and actually pulled us around on a life preserver so we could see the reef. It was beautiful! The only reason I can't give it 5 stars is because as a person who doesn't get seasick or motion sickness, I was extremely nauseous on this boat. The smell of gasoline from the motor was very strong and the boat moved very slow so the water seemed extra choppy. My friend felt the same. I've done multiple boating excursions and I've never felt sick so I was highly disappointed and couldn't fully enjoy the tour and we had to end the tour 15 minutes early. The captain was very understanding and took us back to land. I would suggest taking a motion sickness pill before this tour and don't do it on a full stomach. Overall, booking was super easy, the captain was very nice, and the company was consistently in contact with me. I personally wouldn't do this tour again, but as a first time snorkeler, this is a good option.