We went on a trip with Ras Creek in April and had a great time.
I believe his boat is called “Heritage” and it’s usually tied up at the water taxi pier, near shore. Ras’ trips leave later in the day than most guides’ – he said that the snorkel stops are usually less crowded that way. Ras’ boat is rather small and not very speedy – for good reason. He’s modified it with a raised seating area, which increases the need to keep the boat balanced. I’ll look for my photo of his boat and try posting it – the craft is genuinely quaint.
We had two snorkel stops. After the first, Ras had some fresh fruit, chips and salsa ready for munching. After the second stop, he’d prepared a mixture of barracuda and conch to eat on tortillas. Both were tasty – but don’t expect it to be lunch.
After the snorkel stops, some guests had to catch a boat back to the mainland, so he dropped them off at the pier. The rest of us continued a leisurely trip around the south tip of Caulker, stopping for gas on the west side, a quick stop by Ras’ private sea horse “preserve” and back to the pier. Ras shared a lot of information about the island and the habitat. It was very much an educational trip. During the final leg of the trip Ras sang some reggae songs.
Overall, we had a good day and enjoyed ourselves. The trip was longer than a typical ½ day excursion – we caught the last water taxi back to AC. Definitely not your standard snorkel trip.