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Barbuda: Frigate Bird Sanctuary
Here is a unique and exclusive opportunity to see Antigua's sister island, Barbuda, famed for its deserted pink-sand beaches, Frigate Bird Sanctuary and crystal clear waters. It is certainly somewhere very few cruise ship passengers will or can claim to have visited in the Caribbean. You will be transferred to your awaiting air-conditioned taxi to be taken for a guided sightseeing tour of Barbuda. After a short 10-minute journey you will arrive at
. This 32-foot-high tower and fort with 3 guns was used as a lookout along the south coast and for sighting in-coming or wrecked ships. Any information was then signaled on to the village of
, several miles north. The fort guarded the main anchorage on the southwestern side of Barbuda. After driving through the small capital, Codrington you will board your motorboat and visit the
famous frigate birds
. This is the largest frigate bird nesting gathering in the world with an estimated
2,500 frigate birds
. Transportation will then be waiting to take you to the jetty for your return tender back to your ship.
: The ground is uneven at the beach and there are steps to navigate on the boat. Bring adequate sun protection, a hat and comfortable walking shoes.
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Roseau, 4X4 Waterfall & Rainforest
Your adventure in an
open-air 4X4 vehicle
begins with a drive through the capital to
for amazing views and photo opportunities. You will wind through the mountains to the renowned
Wotten Waven Sulphur Springs
to see the remnants of volcanic activity. Travel further into the rainforest to the
Ti Tou Gorge
, one of the filming sites for Disney’s “Pirates of the Caribbean 2 – Dead Man’s Chest” movie. Ti Tou Gorge is one of the few crater lakes in the Caribbean. You will discover a crevice in the mountain where both hot and cold streams intermingle into a natural rock pool and you can take a swim if you choose.
between the mountains to discover a crystal-clear waterfall. Complimentary
rum punch and fresh fruit
will be served before you return to your yacht.
: Wear your bathing suit under your clothes and bring a towel.
Roseau, Island Traditions & Herbal Remedies
This excursion highlights traditional farming practices and herbal remedies passed on from generation to generation. Enjoy a 30-minute drive to the community of
(the surname of early French settlers), located at the base of Morne Canotte and Morne Anglais, two of Dominica’s nine geologically active volcanoes. You will first meet an
organic herbal farmer
whose wealth of knowledge and wide variety of herbs will amaze you, as he takes you into his world and fascinates you with many tried and true age-old herbal remedies. Enjoy a walk through the garden, mesmerized by the multitude of various medicinal herbs. Let your senses be tantalized by the
aroma of the freshly cut herbs
, then taste the
from them. Your next stop will be the
Geneva Heritage Park
where you will have a few minutes to peruse a community based local arts and crafts shop before proceeding to your last stop on this journey back to nature. At this small typical vegetable garden which boasts of being 100% organic, you will be greeted by a member of the family for a
guided tour of their subsistence farm
. Learn more about traditional composting and farming practices that make for healthy living and healthy eating.
Pick a fruit or vegetable
, plant a tree or gain information to inspire your next backyard project. Later you will be served a
tasty local snack
prepared with the fresh produce from this very garden.
: Wear comfortable walking shoes and sunscreen.
Roseau, River Tubing Adventure
Get set to get wet! This adventure in the “land of 365 rivers” is wet and wonderful from beginning to end. A 45-minute drive will bring you to the launch site for the safety briefing, after which you will be provided with your
life vest, modified inner tube,
before getting into the river. Once everyone is in the water, your guides will set you loose to begin your journey, gently spinning and swirling in the current, taking in the changing exotic scenery at the same time – if you can! You will stop briefly to enjoy a popular Dominican pastime –
– before continuing down the scenic river to your exit point. The professional guides are only a shout away to ensure your comfort and safety all the way to the end. Back on land again at the
, refreshments, including their
famous rum punch
will be served before you return to your yacht.
: Wear your swimsuit under your clothing and bring a towel.
Roseau, Two Tank Certified Dive
Dominica has earned the reputation of being
one of the top five
in the world. In addition to unique dive sites like “Champagne,” which features a bubbling, underwater hot spring, Dominica’s reefs are full of
gorgeous multi-colored hard and soft coral
, an abundance of
such as seahorses and frogfish. Your dives will take you to a depth that will range from 90 to 110 feet, where you will explore the waters of
, the very definition of an abyss – it is a plunging wall that drops 1,500 feet into the deep blue. Your second dive will bring you to
lost deep in the waters, where you will be sure to encounter a vast array of
spectacular marine life
. The underwater terrain is unique and diverse, providing
dive sites suitable for all skill levels
. Divers will be accompanied by qualified dive masters and instructors. Complimentary refreshments will be served at the end of the tour.
: Wear your swimsuit under your clothing; bring a towel. Waiver release forms must be signed and medical conditions must be disclosed. Bring your C-card. All gear will be provided or you can bring your own. All staff is trained in CPR and first aid.
Les Saintes, Guadeloupe
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Les Saintes, Clear Bottom Kayaking
Explore the pristine turquoise waters of Les Saintes aboard a “
Following a short walk from your tender pier your adventure begins. Accompanied by a
, you will paddle over
and learn about the lifestyles of the island, its history, and its exquisite
coral reef surrounds
. No experience is necessary as the two-person kayaks are easily maneuverable. Set against the backdrop of one of the most beautiful bays in all the Caribbean, this relaxing and fun-filled experience is one not to be missed.
: Wear light clothes, hat or visor, sunscreen, and sunglasses.
Basseterre, St. Kitts
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Basseterre, Caribbean Cooking: History & Folklore in St. Kitts
A unique culinary experience! You may have previously enjoyed the exotic flavors of West Indian cooking, but do you know the actual ingredients of the dishes or their history? Regardless of whether you are a seasoned cook or just a lover of tasty cuisine, this demonstration will appeal to you. After a short drive you will arrive at
Fairview Great House & Botanical Garden
prepared before your eyes. As ingredients are added, the historian cook will recount tales about the history of the regional foods, and talk about the development of dishes that use African, European, and Indian cooking methods. Then you will
sample the dishes
. Explore the Fairview Great House & Botanical Garden. You may also choose to meander through the different areas of the beautifully landscaped
2.5-acre botanical garden
at your leisure. Complimentary copies of the recipes of the dishes prepared during your tour will be yours to take home as a souvenir of your unique experience in St. Kitts.
: Due to the limited space available on this tour, it will sell out quickly.
Basseterre: Caribbean Scenic Railway
Completely circle the island of St. Kitts by road and rail in just a few hours. The St. Kitts Scenic Railway is a
that was built almost a century ago to deliver sugar cane from the fields to the mill in Bassetèrre. Each railcar features seating on two levels. The upper level features a spacious
open-air observation deck
offering panoramic views of the surrounding countryside, while the lower level provides
Island ambiance will be evoked with comfortable rattan furniture, complimentary specialty drinks, island music by the
Scenic Railway Choir
, and an informative narrative history of the Caribbean. In addition to your rail experience, your sightseeing will also feature a scenic drive by bus along the southwestern coast. Enjoy unparalleled vistas of
Brimstone Hill Fortress
, the British “Gibraltar of the West Indies,” Middle Island where Thomas Jefferson’s great-grandfather is buried, and the neighboring island of Nevis, birthplace of American statesman Alexander Hamilton.
: Bring your camera, sunscreen, sunglasses, and a hat if you are planning on sitting on the upper level.
Basseterre: Sky Safari Zipline Adventure
Fly along zip lines up to 1,400 feet in length, 25 stories above the ground! This is a spectacular
5-line zip line
journey based at the
Historic Wingfield Estate
. After a short orientation, training session, and riding the first (trainer) line, you will hop into vehicles for a trek up the famous
Valley of the Giants
where you may encounter monkeys in the wild fruit trees. You will see fantastic panoramic views of
Brimstone Hill Fortress, Old Road Village
, former sugar estates, the Caribbean Sea, and Mount Liamuiga. With a mile of zip lines you will soar at speeds up to
50 miles per hour
. Thanks to the cutting edge technology of this system you will fly hands and feet free, just like a bird. All you have to do is sit back, and enjoy the experience! You will also be given an opportunity to walk around the Wingfield Estate Ruins. View the first British masonry in the entire New World as well as the remnants of the different methods of processing sugar which are all on site. As an additional treat your tour also includes a short walk to the
, home of Caribelle Batik, where you can enjoy the enchanting gardens, batik studios, and gift shop.
: This tour is not available for guests who are pregnant, have a heart condition or serious medical condition, previous neck or back injuries. To participate on this tour guests must wear closed-toe shores, weigh at least 60 pounds but no more than 275 pounds. Please note: This tour is not available for guests who are pregnant, have a heart condition or serious medical condition, previous neck or back injuries. To participate on this tour guests must wear closed-toe shores, weigh at least 60 pounds but no more than 275 pounds. Any guests wishing to bring along personal items will have the option to leave items at the base and rent a locker to store them in. Price per locker is $3 US and payable directly to the Sky Safari facility.
Basseterre: Snorkel Safari
Experience the pleasure of snorkeling at several sites that are
abundant with tropical fish and coral life
There will be a short 10-minute walk from the pier to the marina where your boat awaits. Then you will cruise the island’s pristine southeast peninsula, inhabited by the shy green vervet monkey. Snorkeling opportunities include
Ballets Bay, Shitten Bay, and Bugs Hole
. Marine life varies but you may see: turtles, eagle rays and stingrays, schools of saltwater chub, snapper, angel fish, parrot fish, squirrel fish, and sand sharks. Many
and extensive soft corals, fans, and sponges make up the reef life. Thirst-quenching non-alcoholic drinks and water will be provided.
: Wear your swimsuit under your clothing and bring a towel. (Towels will be available at the gangway.) Your waiver release form must be signed and medical conditions must be disclosed.
Basseterre: St Kitts Quad ATV Adventure
Here is a unique way to experience the Caribbean! This exciting exploration will begin with a transfer from the dock to the Quad Bike (ATV) base. After an introduction and full orientation on the use of the bikes and safety precautions, you will be ready to mount the four-wheel ATV bikes for a wildly exhilarating adventure. Your
will lead you on a thrilling
ride through cane fields
country dirt tracks
with views of neighboring islands. On the way you may also be able to
taste local fruits
in season. Then it will be time once more to get back on the bikes and return to the tour base. Enjoy a cool drink before you will be transferred back to the pier.
: You will be provided with a helmet. This tour is not recommended for those with mobility issues or back problems as you will be traveling off road over hilly and bumpy terrain.
Gustavia, St. Barthélemy
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St. Barts: Independent Explorer
Here is a chance for the adventuresome to get away from the crowds, get behind the wheel, and enjoy the lush countryside on a
. You will be escorted from the pier to the nearby starting point and after brief formalities you will be given the keys to your rental car.
Armed with a map of the island, some suggested itineraries
, and some details about historical facts and points of interest, you’re ready to explore this beautiful island at your own pace. The cost is for the car; one to four people can explore at just one rate.
: Participants must be able to drive a stick shift in bumpy and hilly conditions. Bring your swimsuit, a credit card, and a current driver’s license. The tour price is per car and includes CDW insurance, a $750 deductible which will be fully or partially charged to the driver’s credit card in the event the car is returned damaged. Fuel costs are included. Pricing is per car, and can hold up to 4 guests. Only one person in the party needs to purchase the tour.
St. Barts: Intimate Island Tour
This is an
exclusive panorama island tour
for two to six people with a local, English speaking driver/guide in an air-conditioned vehicle. Experience the local highlights as you wish, at your pace.
: Wear comfortable shoes and clothes.
St. Barts: Sailing Catamaran Adventure
Caribbean music and the friendly crew of a well-appointed,
will welcome you aboard. This boat is specially designed to offer shade and refreshing breezes as you sail along the
beautiful west coast
of the island to the Marine Park at
. You will anchor about 80 feet offshore, close to coral reefs teeming with schools of colorful fish. A professional instructor will give you a full orientation and explain the use of the snorkel equipment. You will have time to
swim and snorkel,
or simply bask in the sun. On the return to Gustavia, soft drinks, beer, or refreshing rum punch or fruit punch will be offered.
: This exclusive experience is limited to 14 guests and sells out quickly. No previous sailing experience necessary. The catamaran will offer refreshments throughout the trip. Restrooms are located on board the catamaran. Bring sunscreen, hat, swimsuit, and underwater camera. Snorkeling gear is available on the boat.
St. Barts: Yellow Semi-Sub Exploration
All aboard a
to discover the rich undersea life surrounding St. Barts, without even getting wet! After boarding, you may choose to either stay outside on the open deck or enter the tunnel-like hull equipped with underwater windows. At the harbor’s entrance, keep watch for the many
that frequent this area. Soon, the semi-sub passes over the wreck of the island freighter
the southeastern edge of the
St. Barts Marine Park
and arrays of undersea marvels will soon be revealed before your eyes. The seabed is full of
colorful coral reefs
, and schools of Sergeant Major Fish. On your arrival at
, the onboard crew will feed schools of fish. Don’t be surprised if seemingly hundreds of fish almost push against your window. You may even glimpse a shark or two! After approximately 10 minutes, your semi-sub heads back to the pier. You may wish to stay out on the upper deck for picturesque views of the coastline and graceful anchored yachts.
: The semi-submersible has steep interior steps. The itinerary may be amended at the Captain’s discretion based on weather conditions, general safety, or any other factor. There can be no guaranteed sightings of any specific sea life.
*Rates shown are per person, based on double occupancy, reflect all discounts and include non-discountable amounts. Taxes, Fees & Port Expenses are additional.
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