Booked a private tour for 8 pax as we had 2 seniors and 2 young kids (3 and 4yo)
Prior to the trip, I contacted the assigned tour operator to for the itinerary as we had no idea what is to be expected and if we are required to prepare food. They communication was a breeze, they are able to book lunch box at a fee or request for a buffet but as I only checked the night before, the order was closed. Nevertheless, there are several long tail boats at one of the island selling food and drinks such as burgers, fish fingers, sandwiches, fried rice and etc.
As it was a private tour, we are able to stay at the island which we like for as long as we want. No rush at all. There are life jacket available for kids however we brought our own as previous reviews mentioned of none available for kids. The snorkeling equipments look pretty new.
The boat ride were very steady and stable, no seasick unlike a speedboat ride which we took before. Overall, great experience!
Only downside was that our transfer from hotel arrived late. Email asked to be ready at lobby for pickup at 0845hrs. I had to contact the operator and after they checked, they said the transfer will arrive in 10 mins, which is the distance to the pier. It only arrived at 0920hts. My bet is that they forgotten about it.
5 star for the tour.
2 star for the transfer.