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Old 10-20-2012, 09:04 AM   #1
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Glass Bottom Boat on Castaway Cay?

I did a quick forum search but didn't get too much detail. We leave on our DCL Dream cruise on the 28th. Right now, the only thing we have schedule on Castaway Cay is the glass bottom boat tour. We have three kids aged 2-5. Is this excursion worth it? I read in the DCL Passporter that the boat is crowded and the glass is scratched and cloudy. Should we just cancel this and enjoy the beach?

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Old 10-20-2012, 01:40 PM   #2
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We did the glass bottom boat in 2005, no kids. I though we would see more varieties of fish then we did. It wasn't bad but I wouldn't do it again. You have to stand up to see the fish through the viewing window in the bottom of the boat and I agree that the viewing window was cloudy. There wasn't a good way to take pictures of the fish either.

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We did this this past August and it was ok. As people have been saying the window was cloudy and scratchy and hard to see the fishes well. If I was given an option to do this excursion again I would pass on it.
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Old 10-21-2012, 03:14 PM   #4
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We did the glass bottom boat in Nov 2010, I agree, it was ok. My daughter was about 20mos, the only part that she liked was being able to feed the fish, with the tiny amount of oatmeal they gave. I was disappointed with the viewing area.
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My parents did this in May of last year while I went parasailing. They didn't love it. They did enjoy the tidbits of information the boat captain shared and enjoyed seeing the cay from a different vantage point but didn't think it was worth the money or time spent.
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Old 10-21-2012, 04:40 PM   #6
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Sounds like I need to cancel my ressie. Wasn't sure about it but now it is definitely a no-go.

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Old 10-24-2012, 09:38 PM   #7
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Yes, thanks everyone! I might just have to cancel, too.
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