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    DePalm Island Day Tour?

    The DePalm day tour look like a blast. If you were two "very close to 40 year old women with no kids" is it a waste of time?

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    no i do not think it'd be a waster of time
    i think that you might enjoy a tour.

    unsure if depalm is the one you want though.

    a less expensive and more informative tour can be had by 2 of our members

    private message TAXIDRIVER (using the private message feature) aka
    Bully

    or CYRILO CROES (using the private message feature)

    both of these gentleman will give you a private tour for a very reasonable price and give you a resident's perspective. they both drive large SUV vehicles or passenger van.

    you will get a lesson in geography, civics, history and flora fauna.

    the depalm tour is on a large motorcoach. nice, luxurious.....comfort....
    but IMO, impersonal.

    do something out of the ordinary!!!
    i stake my reputation on the 2 guys that i mentioned!!!!



    Quote Originally Posted by seattlegrrl1 View Post
    The DePalm day tour look like a blast. If you were two "very close to 40 year old women with no kids" is it a waste of time?

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    Good information. The "tour" I saw wasnt really a tour, they pick you up and take you to the island where you can do some sort of all inclusive all day gig. Water park, snorkel, all you need food & drink etc for $115 per person.

    http://www.depalmtours.com/de-palm-island

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    oooooo good!!
    i have been to the depalm island and participated.
    the water park is geared towards ages 12 and under.
    the food is mediocre (IMO)
    the booze/beverages are plentiful and good.
    the snorkeling is ok, but the reef is a mess.
    the blue parrot fish are amazing.

    worth $115 pp i dunno.

    imo,
    i would do a snorkel tour on JOLLY PIRATE or TRANQUILO or OCTOPUS for half the price of depalm island.

    let me look around to find more reviews on depalm island.

    disclosure.........i was a HUGE fan of depalm island and the snorkeling there, then they went from $8 with no food and no amenities, to now $$$$$$ with lots of amenities. i liked the old $8 days.

    Quote Originally Posted by seattlegrrl1 View Post
    Good information. The "tour" I saw wasnt really a tour, they pick you up and take you to the island where you can do some sort of all inclusive all day gig. Water park, snorkel, all you need food & drink etc for $115 per person.

    http://www.depalmtours.com/de-palm-island

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    DePalm Island - worth it?
    check this thread

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    De Palm Island
    and this one too

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    I appreciate the information. Jolly Pirates got our reservation instead

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    Quote Originally Posted by seattlegrrl1 View Post
    I appreciate the information. Jolly Pirates got our reservation instead
    Imo, you cannot go wrong with Jolly Pirates...a good time for young and old all around.

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    jolly runs a good time!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by seattlegrrl1 View Post
    I appreciate the information. Jolly Pirates got our reservation instead

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    we love palm island - well worth the money - we look forward to it every year. We do have a young child that loves the water park.....

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