Author: JoseGuzman (---.87.104.40.netdial.caribe.net)
Date: 02-01-05 16:12
The term reasonable is very wide, and it depends on the place, the city, the country, etc.
In P.R. 150.00 for 6 persons, 3 hours, with a " captain ", and maybe some skorkeling gear or fishing gear, sounds little strange.
However, as it all depends on cost, you may find answer by talking to the guy.
What in the lenght of the boat ?
What security devices does he has, and has he check them lately ?
What motor does the boat has, the bigger the motor the more fuel it consumes.
Ask for the flares, check the expiration date on them.
Ask for sound producing device.
Take a reasonable amount of fresh water, if the boat does not has enough to your satisfaction.
Always tell someone ( in P.R. ) where you are going, and when you expect to be back.
I owned a 24 foot 2001 fiberglass boat, with a 225hp Mercury, that consumes a lot of gas. For example 6 people, for 3 hours, not less than 250.00, maybe 300.00.
The area you about to cover is close to shore, and is quite visited by fishermen, tourists, and some government representatives.
But it is up to you, think SAFETY FIRST, and talk, find info, and you will enjoy...
Glad if I was of any help.