Not worth $78
The staff was helpful but the experience was disappointing. The excursion had two stops. The first snorkeling adventure was in a small, private, bay type of a swimming area. We shared this swimming hole with nearby hotel guests and fellow snorkeling enthusiasts. It was somewhat crowded. We had 45 mins to snorkel along a stretch of rocks that were appropriately 50 yards. The staff fed the fish which made them gather and we were able to see some different kinds. The second stop was near crab island, my kids did collect some neat shells and we did see some crabs crawling on the ocean floor. This area was less crowded but was also near the shore and shared with fellow swimmers and boaters.
The captain and crew were fair. They did greet us upon boarding and offer bottled water, but that was pretty much it. (Unfortunately the water was not placed in the cooler prior to boarding so it was extremely warm and the captain really emphasized gratuity payments)
I would not say it was a bad experience just nothing like we were expecting. There were 6 in our party and I don’t think we would do it again.