We had an excellent time sailing on Good Karma! We had booked our trip for Thursday but our captain became ill and we were offered a different date or a full refund. I am glad we chose to go on Friday! We met the crew in the marina directly across from our hotel, which was very convenient.
Our first stop was to a snorkeling spot with moderately strong currents. I was so excited that I jumped in and didn’t grab onto the provided rope. I quickly drifted into a patch of fire coral, which is pretty painful. Thankfully, I was able to swim closer to the boat as they let out the rope for me to grab and pulled me in. The captain treated the stung patches with rubbing alcohol, which reduced the burning sensation greatly. Throughout the rest of the trip they checked in to see how the stings were feeling and offered advice (put vinegar on the wound, use tape or tweezers to get the stingers out if any are left).
We then headed to Isla Mujeres where we swam in the very shallow water near the island and found schools of fish and a few starfish along with terns, grackles, and frigate birds. After an hour or so of that, we returned to the boat to find the crew had prepared freshly sliced mango and pineapple, both of which were fresher and sweeter than we get in the US.
We ended our tour with a stop at a dockside restaurant and had some excellent ceviches before sailing back to Playa Mujeres. On the way back we played music and relaxed in the shade of the sail. Throughout the trip the crew were friendly and kind and it was clear they wanted us to have a good time. Remember to bring cash to tip!