Bit delicate today after yesterday's shenanigans we wake up at port San Juan and find a bus tour that is only $20 each for a tour of the island.
After we board we are in stiches when two more guests arrive - the hilarious Boston sisters Judy and Sheila who sit behind us and we enjoy the trip together full of laughs and great information on the island.
It's prided as one of the most protected ports with huge forts based around the only entry point to the island in case of invasion, we get to jump out at certain points dipping our toes in the sea and then onto the fort of San Juan which is next to the most stunning cemetery facing out at sea - it's a private cemetery where only the rich and famous are laid to rest - the Gomez actor from The Adams Family is buried here. We grab lots of pics before stopping at the gorgeous marble government house built in the early 1900s at a cost of 3 million at that time, it's striking and entirely made from marble.
We are dropped in the shopping district and decide to browse, Matt gets a Puerto Rico t-shirt and we find a cafe with the most potent margaritas we've ever had, Jacqs strawberry one is especially toxic but for happy hour prices of $5 it's a steal.
We then move onto a rock bar for a daiquiri, a local comes in trying to charm us, asking for money for children despite the fact that he has a wad of cash hanging out of his pocket. Jacq tells him she'll donate if he shows a charity card registration - he scurries away and the bar man explains it is a scam this guy's been doing for years - shame they let him torture customers given they know this.
We move on to Señor Frogs for a cocktail - you have to go here; this place is nuts!! Everyone is donning a silly balloon hat and as we walk in the conga line has started so we quickly join with the promise of a free shot - it's vile! We order the two strongest cocktails on offer in big yard glasses that we get to keep - they definitely work and we walk back on the boat pretty merry!!
Tonight, is the night the boat hosts a "superstar" program which is the opportunity to play with the awesome house band "The Whole Notes" - they are inviting singers up on stage - we meet Judy and Sheila in there they bring a bottle of bubbles and Matt puts his name down for a couple of tunes. Sarah Jane and her boyfriend Nathan (a couple who saw us balloon popping yesterday) join us and soon enough we're pretty packed and cheering Matt on whilst he sings "I believe in a thing called love" by The Darkness followed by "you give love a bad name" Bon Jovi - the cocktails have worked a treat and Matts really playing to the crowd it's a great night! We LOVE cruises!!!! Who knew?