Remembering our amazing sea adventure in Tenerife, I was tempted to try Tunisian version of it. And when I saw the excursion booth, I just couldn’t resist.
The price – 25 euros per person, but I managed to lower it a bit and paid 65 Tunisian dinars instead (around 20 euros). Ride to the port was included in the price, and a taxi driver came to pick up our group the next day around 9 A.M.
I eagerly stepped out of the car and walked closer to the water. To say I was impressed by the port is an understatement. It blew me away! My jaw dropped, eyes sparkled with excitement and a big smile immediately lightened my face.
The reason why I got so excited were the beautiful wooden boats (ships?). And the port filled with pirate ships looked like a movie set. So surreal! I had to pinch myself to make sure that it’s not a dream. Honestly, I had a feeling that I have travelled through time and ended up in the early 1700s.
When I was purchasing this tour, the salesperson assured me that it’s all inclusive, but it wasn’t. Small water bottle cost 1 DT, can of lemonade – 2 DT. And of course, souvenirs cost extra. Pirate bandana – 5 DT, photos from the tour – 25 DT (they burn them to CD). Pretty reasonable prices if you ask me, but I hardly had any cash with me, since I didn’t think I’ll need it that day. So, keep it in mind if you decide to come on the same tour.
As soon as we started leaving harbor the staff put the music playing. Really loud I may add. Which makes this trip a bit challenging if you are traveling with small children. Even I got bored of listening to the same “BOOM-BOOM-BOOM” which I hardly could call music. But the sense of adventure kept me going. And I was so happy to be at sea, enjoying scenic seascapes and the cool breeze.
After an hour or so we made a stop and the crew member announced that we could either go for a swim or try our luck at fishing. Enchanting color of the calm sea was calling my name seductively, so I chose the first option without hesitation. I quickly changed into my bikini and jumped in the water. It felt so good, so refreshing! Just what the doctor ordered. What can I say, I love swimming!
Since this boat was much bigger than the Flipper Uno, it had a better ladder as well. It was adjustable and unstable in Flipper Uno. Plus, it was moving all the time in the water, making it quite hard to climb up. And every time I tried to do it, the waves kicked me to the side of the ship, leaving small bruises on my hip and leg. Tunisian Selma II on the other hand had a wooden ladder attached to the ship and it was easy to get on the deck… and jump back in the sea once again. And continue the same process till you are completely exhausted and out of breath.
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Good news, the lunch was indeed included in the price. And what a lunch it was! The portions were big, the food was delicious and super filling. Such a positive surprise! They also offered two types of lemonades with the food – either Cola or Fanta.
Overall, I am very pleased with this tour and can definitely recommend it, especially if you are as enthusiastic about the sea adventures as I am.
Hope you enjoyed it!