SAILING THE CARIBBEAN

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Sailing the Caribbean

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From $ 999 pp

Colón, Panama



5 HRS

Moderate

hiking

dining

culture
Colon: Embera Village & Gatun Lake Expansion Visitor Center & Transfer to Hotel
You will head to the Gatun Expansion Center, where you will take a tour and see history being rewritten all over again at the Panama Canal with its expanded capacity to allow for more than double the traffic, with the third set of locks, larger and wider than the existing ones. The Panama Canal has played an integral part in history as it provides travel between the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans without having to sail a greater distance and through perilous Cape Horn. After this tour you will head to Buena Vista. There you will board a small dugout, which will carry you up the Gatun River to discover a large, fascinating and dense jungle.  You will arrive at the Embera Quera, an indigenous community found on the banks of Gatun Lake, near the Panama Canal. The Embera tribe still lives in harmony with Mother Nature. They will welcome you at the pier and gladly give you an idea of how they still live today. The village chief will give you a brief explication on the history of the tribe, its traditions, cultures, beliefs and handicrafts. Then, a traditional lunch of fish and plantains prepared by the Embera women will be served to you. In the afternoon you will watch a traditional Embera dance and also have a chance to shop for colorful handicrafts. The sale of local products directly benefits the village and helps to pay the school fees for the children. You can also get a temporary Embera tattoo painted on your arm or leg, using an ink made from a local fruit. 

Please note: This tour is not recommended for those with mobility issues.  Wear comfortable walking shoes, sunscreen, insect repellent, and a hat.  The drop off location is the Windstar Hotel. 


price $299
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5 HRS

Easy

culture

unesco

sightseeing
Colon: The Old & the Modern Panama with Transfer to Hotel
Start with a sightseeing tour enjoying the views of the modern Panama City. You will travel along the Cinta Costera and the lively and vibrant banking district often compared to Miami. On the way to Panama Viejo enjoy the Old Panama or Panama Viejo, the first European settlement on the Pacific coast of the Americas. This city was looted and destroyed by the notorious English buccaneer Henry Morgan in 1671 and therefore abandoned. Today there are only ruins left. Still, the tower of the ancient cathedral is standing and has become a landmark of the town. 

Please note:  You will be dropped off at your hotel.

price $119
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St. John's, Antigua



3 HRS

Moderate

culture

sightseeing
St. Johns, Amazing Antigua
Board your air-conditioned bus where you will be met by an experienced and knowledgeable tour guide. You will travel through Antigua’s countryside rich in daily West Indian life, local villages, old churches, highlighting West Indian culture, past the magnificent view of Falmouth Harbour, through to English Harbour and the famed Nelson’s Dockyard.  Built in 1725, the Dockyard served as the base for the English naval squadron patrolling the West Indies. As you enter this historic park, the only working Georgian dockyard in the world, you will be met by a National Park’s Guide who will lead you on a short, informative walking tour through this extremely beautiful and fascinating dockyard, with its wonderfully restored buildings, gorgeous yachts at anchor, and very many points of interest. After the tour will you have free time to explore the Dockyard, Museum, art gallery, gift shop, and boutiques.  Next is stop is further up at the Blockhouse Ruins, where military troops were stationed, and where you will see a commanding view of the Atlantic Ocean and wide sweeps of the surrounding coastline.  Driving on up to the highest point of Shirley Heights Lookout, for a picture-perfect and breath-taking view overlooking Nelson's Dockyard, Falmouth Marina, Fort Berkeley, Monk’s Hill, Falmouth village, and most of the entire area referred to as English Harbour. Your waiting transportation will then take you on a country drive back up through the middle of the island, north to St John’s, with it’s own interesting sightseeing, duty-free shopping malls, and of course your waiting yacht.

Please note:  Bring your camera, sun protection and a hat if desired! This tour is not suitable for wheelchair users as there is some uneven terrain. Wear comfortable walking shoes. Bottled water will be available on the bus.


price $55
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2.5 HRS

Moderate to
strenuous

horseback

outdoors

sightseeing

beach
St. Johns, Horseback and Sea Ride
To start the day idyllically, you should experience a relaxing scenic horseback ride along beautiful beaches to view some of Antigua’s historic past.  Board your taxi and for the 10-minute drive to Fort James Beach where you will be given a briefing and assigned a horse according to your riding ability and size. Then your tour will begin accompanied with an experienced and knowledgeable Guide and 2 out riders. You will view the Caribbean Sea and feel its breeze as you make your way across land and beach to historic Fort James. Built in 1739, it still has its full compliment of cannons in place. The Fort offers an opportunity to step back in time with fabulous views of St John’s Harbour to photograph.  A return ride along the Caribbean white-sand beaches will bring you back to Runaway Beach, over ¾ of a mile of white-sand beach fringed with coconut trees and the clear Caribbean Sea. Enjoy refreshing mineral water as your Guide will unsaddle your horse. There will be an opportunity to shower at the end of your tour.  If you wish, you can then enjoy cold refreshing drinks, snacks or lunch in the bar and cafe. 

Please note : No pregnant women or guests with chronic back problems should participate. Minimum age is 6 years old accompanied by an adult. Maximum weight is 250 pounds.  Bring a swimsuit under your riding clothes, a towel and adequate sun protection. All riders are required to wear closed-toe shoes, safety helmets and buoyancy belts when in the water with the horses.

price $85
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3 HRS

Strenuous

outdoors

wildlife

sightseeing
St. Johns, Open Course Canopy Challenge
You will be met at your ship by professional guides and taken by air-conditioned taxi to the Antigua rainforest some 30 minutes away. After a safety briefing and equipment distribution your exciting tour will begin. Starting at the Old Pump House, you will walk over a suspension bridge from the side of the building, which spans the gorge to the far bank. Once across the bridge, your remaining thrilling journey through the forest will begin, as you trail to the first aerial zip, and continue onto the others which criss-cross the vast gorge.  There are zip lines of 52 feet to 328 feet in length. The geography of the gorge dictates that you will be above the treetops for large parts of the run – entering a corridor in the foliage at either end.  There are a series of 12 zip lines, 9 typical challenge elements and 2 suspension bridges giving a bird’s eye view of the flora and fauna in the rainforest while listening to the numerous bird species. You will also see a series of large trees (including the silk cotton, one of Antigua’s National Symbols), prominent boulders, a rock pool, small waterfall and a shaded area with interesting plants, wild fruits, vines, mosses and lichens.

Please note: This tour includes some slight physical exertion and is not recommended for pregnant women, persons with a history of heart conditions, seizures, back, knee or shoulder problems or other pre-existing health problems. Maximum weight is 235 lbs; minimum height is 5 feet. Participants should not wear strapless shoes or strapless sandals and ladies should wear shorts or long pants. A change of shirt is recommended. Guests are also offered complementary water on the course. 

price $105
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4 HRS

Moderate to
strenuous

snorkeling

wildlife

boating
St. Johns, Reef Rider Snorkel Adventure
Captain your own 2-seater inflatable motorboat on a guided tour of Antigua’s south coast and discover the exciting underwater world of Antigua and a sea teeming in marine life! Board your air-conditioned transportation and ride through Antigua’s countryside, rich in daily West Indian life, local villages, and old churches, on the way to Jolly Harbour. At the calm waters of Jolly Harbour you will be met by an experienced Guide who will give you a safety briefing on how to operate your 2-seater inflatable with 30hp engine safely and give you time to acquaint yourself with the boat. Then it’s time to follow your Guide out of the harbor for a spectacular adventure along Antigua’s south coast in and out of bays and around reefs to Antigua’s premier snorkeling area, Cades Reef.  Here you will be given expert instruction in snorkeling before you are invited to put on your mask, fins and buoyancy belt and set out, explore and enjoy the home to the colorful Caribbean marine life including parrotfish, damselfish, grunts and angelfish among many others. Or you can simply take a swim or relax and soak up the sun in the idyllic location on board the boat. The time is yours to enjoy the fantastic scenery. You then will be guided back to Jolly Harbour along the shoreline seeing dozens of beaches through the crystal clear Caribbean waters and have another opportunity to soak up the Antiguan sun and see the Antiguan south-west coast line before returning to the pier.

Please note: Bring your swimsuit, towels and a camera to record wonderful memories! Lifejacket and snorkeling equipment will be provided.

price $119
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