Power BoatAdventure - Nassau

Old Jul 10th, 2000, 05:07 PM
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Power BoatAdventure - Nassau

Is the power boat adventure , $159, worth the cost. Is it fun for the family. We have read that it is really fun but would like some personal experience input. <BR> <BR>thanks
 
Old Jul 10th, 2000, 05:08 PM
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We are also interested to know if the Nassau Pirate museum is also entertaining or just a tourist trap? <BR> <BR>Thanks
 
Old Jul 10th, 2000, 06:20 PM
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The Powerboat Adventure is definitely worth it. It was the best thing about our trip to New Providence - period. <BR> <BR>We also went to the Pirate Museum. It is very well done - quiet "Disney"-esque but on the hokey side. We love pirates, though, so there was never a question of whether or not we were going in. If you have a kid with you, definitely do it. If you're a grown-up but still a kid a heart, give it a try.
 
Old Jul 10th, 2000, 07:47 PM
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We never took the Powerboat Adventure. Not really into that type of thing. We go diving much in the beautiful reefs in the outer islands. This brings us back to the topic. The Powerboat goes to Exuma Cays, which are beautiful.The northernmost Exuma Cays are naturally beautiful and are about 40 miles south of Nassau. This is where they take you, at breakneck speed. You get there in an hour. The remote cays are pristine you can feed stingrays, small sharks, and see the iguanas on Allen's Cay, a northernmost cay in the Exumas. Doing the boat ride and reef snorkeling you will encounter practically every reef fish that scuba divers, like us, see: angel fish, barracuda, sharks(caribbean reef sharks- friendly), stingrays, spiny lobsters, sargeant majors, file fish, damsel fish, queen angel fish and french angels as well, and on the seagrass beds you may view loggerhead and hawksbill turtles. I would be careful of the tides and currents, though. But, this operation has been in business for quite a while and probably is very careful of the hazards. I believe there are PADI Certified Dive Masters aboard as well. In short, DO IT!!! For $159 dollars, it's a deal for that price. Robert
 
Old Jul 11th, 2000, 06:19 PM
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Meg: <BR> <BR>What is so neat about the power boat trip? My wife and my two kids 17 and 19 are not as excited about this adventure as I am. How do I convince them? <BR> <BR>Thanks
 
Old Jul 13th, 2000, 05:15 AM
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The Power Boat trip is nothing to me either. I like to take it easy in the Bahamas. Even so, you could tell them of the great destination it takes you to...the northernmost Exuma Cays. Good luck. Robert
 
Old Jul 13th, 2000, 09:35 AM
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Just back and did the powerboat with family. Was worth it. Goes to two Islands lots of fun, to do, to see and plenty of food (very good and drink). <BR>Bring a video camera!
 
Old Jul 13th, 2000, 01:05 PM
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Tracy - see you if you can find a re-run of Miami Vice and show your kids the boats they race around in. It's the same kind of boat and they are FAST! I think teenagers would it enjoy it very much. We rarely do tours of any kind, but this is one we would definitely take again. <BR> <BR>I think I already sent you a private e-mail about this.... are you the same person? Hope the info helps convince the teens to go and have fun. <BR>
 
Old Jul 13th, 2000, 06:11 PM
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Meg: <BR> <BR>Thanks for the information. I want to go but everybody is still hesitant because it will take all day? I'm still working on them. It does sound like fun. <BR> <BR>tracy
 
Old Jul 14th, 2000, 07:59 AM
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Yes, it is a full day, but what I enjoyed about being gone from Nassau all day was that no one offered to braid my hair or try to sell me a conch shell or something else I didn't need. Plus, the other people on the boat with us were so much fun. I hope you are able to convince everyone to go.
 
Old Jul 14th, 2000, 01:36 PM
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Meg: <BR> <BR>It worked. We are going to Power Boat while we are there. I made reservations online today. <BR> <BR>Thanks
 
Old Jul 14th, 2000, 01:40 PM
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Great, Tracy! Please post a follow-up report when you get back and let me know how everyone likes it. Have fun!
 
Old Jul 14th, 2000, 05:04 PM
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Tracy; You'll have a great time in the Northern Exumas. There are 365 cays in the archipelago of Exuma, and all the northern ones are remote and part of the Bahamas National Trust; ie, wildlife and park preserves. You will experience the true Bahamas, and you and your family will feel like Robinson Crusoe. Please do me, and the other board members, a favor. Find out the names of the cays the Powerboat takes you to, and let us know when you get back. Please include a description of the cay(s) too. I would recommend that you purchase good snorkeling equipment at a local dive shop(not Kmart) and an inexpensive underwater camera as well. You will see beautiful coral and reef fish where you're visiting. The waters will be more colorful than you've ever witnessed: turquoise, lime green, dark blue, dark green, and navy blue, all in one vista. I ditto what Meg and others said above. The Tropic of Cancer passes through the Exumas. We have scuba dived in the settled Exuma cays like Stocking Island, Fowl Cay, Black Point, Little Darby Island, Hog Cay, Rudder Cut Cay, etc., but have yet to visit the remote ones where you will soon see. So, please post or e-mail me a good trip report, and don't forget to ask the captain and dive masters the names of the cays you visit. Oh, I almost forgot, get a reef fish and reef coral ID plastic, waterproof chart from the dive and snorkel shop in the states. I bet your family will have every one checked off in the northern Exumas. Have fun!! Robert at: [email protected] <BR>
 
Old Jul 14th, 2000, 06:16 PM
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<BR>Tracy; I love this board! I tapped into yahoo, then "PowerBoat Adventure". the following website describes your entire itinerary, including the three stops you make in northern Exuma. Yep, one of the islands in Allen's Cay, inhabited by hundreds of iguanas. Have fun, and don't forget to send us your trip report. robert <BR> <BR>http://www.powerboatadventures.com/stop1.html
 
Old Jul 26th, 2000, 02:13 PM
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Hello, <BR> just got back from Nassau and I was going to do the Powerboat Adventure but we went with Island World Adventure it was the same thing went to the same places for the same price. So if the powerboat adventure is booked up you might look into Island world. Also for something for teenagers you might look into swimming with the dolphis (dolphin encounters on bluelagoon Island.
 

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