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Cayman Brac, Cayman Islands

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3 HRS

Moderate

sightseeing

wildlife

essentials
Cayman Brac, Explore the Parrot Preserve & Captivating Caves
Cayman Brac offers a unique opportunity to explore an island filled with captivating caves and bountiful history. See Cayman Brac unlike ever before offered to any cruise line.  Begin your tour by taking a short drive to the Cayman Brac Lighthouse. This small delightful landmark sits atop a 150-foot bluff that overlooks spectacular views of the Caribbean Sea. Marvel in the beauty of both endemic and migratory birds that makes this historic landmark essential for any visit to the island. Continue down to Peter’s Cave and learn more about how this naturally formed cavern protects the people of Cayman Brac from Hurricanes. This cavern offers amazing panoramic views of Spot Bay, the former Capital of the Island.  Your next stop will take you to the Parrot Reserve. These colorful aviators provide soaring fun for everyone as you learn about their past with the island. Head to Skull Cave, located in Stake Bay, where the official name of the cave is Halfway Ground Cave. Over the years, its local name Skull Cave became popular from the natural skull-like feature of the exterior wall of the cave. You will then go to the capital district of Cayman Brac to see the oldest museum in The Cayman Islands. The Cayman Brac Museum showcases items depicting Caymanian Heritage and Culture.  Finally you will be visiting Rebecca’s Cave and Bat Cave. It is the final resting place of Baby Rebecca Bodden who lost her life tragically as a result of the devastating 1932 hurricane. You will travel along a short staircase that enters into huge chambers that will allow you to go deep into the limestone formation.

Please note: Guests in wheelchairs and others with limited mobility should not select this tour. Wear sun protection, insect repellent, comfortable clothing and shoes and bring a camera. The only buses on the island are school buses. Although approximately 300 parrots can be in the reserve, they are often heard and not always seen. 


price $99
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3 HRS

Moderate

sightseeing

essentials
Cayman Brac, Historical Tour of Cayman Brac
Begin your tour by taking a short drive to the Cayman Brac Lighthouse. This landmark sits atop a 150-foot bluff that overlooks spectacular views of the Caribbean Sea and marvel in the beauty of the endemic and migratory birds that makes this historic landmark essential for any visit to the island. Continue down to Peter’s Cave and learn more about how this naturally formed cavern protects the people of Cayman Brac from hurricanes and offers amazing panoramic views of Spot Bay, the former Capital of the Island.  Proceed on to visit The Heritage House, a modern version of an old Caymanian home, featuring a wrap round verandah, trellises and even a fountain. Its objective is to provide a facility that would accommodate various types of events and exhibits whilst combining the best characteristics of a museum with the functioning capabilities of an interpretive center. Next will be Skull Cave, located in Stake Bay, situated in the middle of the island. Its name Skull Cave became popular from the natural skull like feature of the exterior wall of the cave. On to the capital district of Cayman Brac to see the oldest museum in The Cayman Islands. The Cayman Brac Museum showcases items depicting Caymanian Heritage and Culture.  Finally visit Rebecca’s Cave and Bat Cave, the final resting place of Baby Rebecca Bodden who lost her life tragically as a result of the devastating 1932 hurricane. You will travel along a short staircase that enters into huge chambers that allows you to go deep into the limestone formation.

Please note: Guests in wheelchairs and others with limited mobility should not select this tour. Wear sun protection, insect repellent, comfortable clothing and shoes and bring a camera. The only buses on the island are school buses. 


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4 HRS

Moderate

outdoors

boating

essentials
Cayman Brac, Private Deep Sea Fishing
After a short drive down the pier, you will board a 23’ center console boat deep-sea fishing and cruise into the turquoise seas near Cayman Brac. The captain and crew have spent their lives fishing these waters and will take you to their favorite fishing grounds. All the tackle needed will be provided, leaving you to simply concentrate on reeling in some of the world’s top game species. These waters are teeming with tuna, wahoo, mahi mahi and marlin, and there is no telling what you may catch. The captain and crew will offer fishing tips, provide the best bait for each species and net whatever you catch.

Please note: Guests in wheelchairs and others with limited mobility should not select this tour.  Trips are weather and sea condition dependent.


price $329
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Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic



4.5 HRS

Moderately
easy

culture

essentials
Santo Domingo, Barcelo Rum Tasting Tour
Enjoy a tour of an aging cellar and immerse yourself in the rich aroma of the reserves. You will get to know the processes of elaboration and packaging that are carried out in the factory daily. You will be enveloped in an atmosphere of discovery. Taste several types of rum and cocktails based on fruits and rum. In addition, you will have the opportunity to purchase products and a range of promotional items so you can take a delicious memory of the experience home with you.

Please note: Wear comfortable walking shoes, sunscreen and sunglasses. Bring money for souvenirs.


price $139
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6 HRS

Moderate

sightseeing

dining

refreshments

culture

essentials
Santo Domingo, Chocolate & Clay Tour
This tour will begin with a visit to one of the largest organic cocoa producers in the Caribbean, where the finest cocoa beans are processed. You’ll then see a group of chocolatiers roasting the beans, grinding them by hand and making chocolate for your enjoyment in the farm workshop. You will also see clay artisans at work creating beautiful artifacts from the time of their ancestors, as you enjoy a traditional Dominican snack and the presentation of “The Atabales Group.” Before heading back to the pier, tuck into a traditional delicious lunch and enjoy some leisure time for shopping at the farm’s souvenir shop.

Please note: Wear comfortable clothing and shoes and bring sunscreen, a hat, sunglasses and your camera.


price $165
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4.3 HRS

Moderately
easy

outdoors

sightseeing

essentials
Santo Domingo, Panoramic Santo Domingo with Botanical Gardens
The Botanical Garden has the important mission of preserving the rich and varied Dominican flora and connecting it with those who prefer to enjoy nature to the maximum in a very pleasant tropical weather. It exhibits the natural flora of the island, and there are areas dedicated to palm trees, exotic plants and orchids– the Dominican Republic hosts over 300 varieties. Once at the Botanical Garden, you will enjoy an interesting tour, including a ride on the Botanical Garden train. Afterwards, enjoy a panoramic visit to the colonial zone of Santo Domingo, including some leisure time for shopping. 

Please note: Bring sunscreen, sunglasses and money for souvenirs.


price $115
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4 HRS

Moderately
easy

sightseeing

walking

essentials
Santo Domingo, Santo Domingo Colonial History
See “The Battle of Santo Domingo” in a fully immersive 4D cinema experience. Enjoy the physical and virtual world of the Pirate Sir Francis Drake invasion to the walled city of Santo Domingo. Afterwards, you will stroll through the Colonial Zone, where the most relevant and imposing edifications were built during the colonization period. Visit “the Royal Houses,” “the Cathedral,” first cathedral of the New World, “The National Pantheon” and “Calle Las Damas.” After this interesting experience, you will have some leisure time for shopping.

Please note: Wear comfortable walking shoes, sunscreen and sunglasses. To enter the cathedral wear clothes that cover shoulders and knees. Bring money for souvenirs.


price $115
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Jost Van Dyke, Great Harbour, B.V.I.



3 HRS

Moderate

watersports

snorkeling

essentials
Jost Van Dyke, Kayak and Eco-Tour
This guided Eco-Tour by Kayak or stand-up paddleboard with snorkeling will start off at the beach in Great Harbour, Jost Van Dyke. You can choose between a paddleboard or a kayak. The kayak can be done individually in a 1-person kayak or two can choose to paddle together in 2-seater kayaks. You will receive a briefing, eco-presentation, snorkel equipment fitting at the BVI Eco-Tours headquarters in Great Harbour, Jost Van Dyke. From here, your tour will begin with a 45-minute paddle downwind towards White Bay. In addition to the guides in the water on a kayak/paddleboards, there will be a  support boat which will accompany the group at all times to assist in anyway necessary or pickup guests who need a break. Arrive at White Bay where you can relax, sun tan, visit beach bars and gift shops, snorkel off the reef or use the kayaks/paddleboards more. There will also be a professional guide eco-presentation on the local environment and the marine life experienced during your adventure. The tour will end with a transfer return to the ship’s rendezvous location for the tender back to the ship in Great Harbour.

Please note: Wear your swimwear under your clothes and bring a towel, dry t-shirt or sweatshirt, a hat, and sunscreen. Snorkeling and swimming destinations may vary according to sea and weather conditions.


price $105
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4 HRS

Moderate to
strenuous

boating

refreshments

watersports

sightseeing

essentials
Jost Van Dyke, Sail and Snorkel
Step aboard a sleek catamaran for a fun and relaxing cruise through the islands surrounding Jost Van Dyke.  After an hour of sailing your catamaran will anchor off the beautiful desert island Sandy Cay. From here you can choose to swim in the crystal-clear water, bask in the sun on the pristine white-sand beach, or stay on board and enjoy a complimentary drink. Cruise to Diamond Cay, a tiny islet surrounded by powdery white sand, azure blue waters, and an underwater world filled with colorful marine life. Enjoy an hour of exploring the fascinating reefs, or take a stroll to Foxy’s Taboo.  Refreshments and snacks are available at Foxy's Taboo (additional cost), as well as a pleasant little gift shop. The crew will sound the horn for another hour of catamaran cruising with rum punch and music.

Please note: Wear your swimwear under your clothes and bring a towel, dry t-shirt or sweatshirt, a hat, and sunscreen. Snorkeling and swimming destinations may vary according to sea and weather conditions. Guests must be able to step on and off the catamaran and in and out of the water via a dive ladder. Refreshments are included on board.


price $115
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Philipsburg, St. Maarten



2.5 HRS

Moderate

refreshments

boating

essentials
St. Maarten: Americas Cup Sailboat Racing
Experience the thrill of racing multi-million dollar America’s Cup Race sailboats in the warm blue waters and brisk trade winds of St. Maarten. Previous sailing experience is not necessary for this excursion, which is one of the highest rated in the Caribbean. You will tender out from the 12 Metre Clubhouse dock at Dock Maarten where after a briefing you will take a 10-minute tender ride out to your allocated sailboat. Either Dennis Conner’s America’s Cup winning Stars & Stripes, Canada II, or True North IV are yours for this once-in-a-lifetime adventure. The expert crew will show you exactly what to do if you want to take a “crew member’s” position. Then it’s off to the racecourse – grind a winch – trim a sail – punch a stopwatch, or just sit back, relax and enjoy the included refreshments.  After the race enjoy a victory rum punch party at the12 Metre Clubhouse where the tour ends.

Please note:  Wear soft-soled suitable footwear for the sailboat. This event is weather/wind dependent.

price $165
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2.5 HRS

Moderate

outdoors

refreshments

boating

essentials
St. Maarten: Americas Cup Sailboat Racing with Transfer to Airport
Experience the thrill of racing multi-million dollar America’s Cup Race sailboats in the warm blue waters and brisk trade winds of St. Maarten. Previous sailing experience is not necessary for this excursion, which is one of the highest rated in the Caribbean. You will be tendered out from the 12 Metre Clubhouse dock at Dock Maarten, where after a briefing you will take a 10-minute tender ride out to your allocated sailboat. Either Dennis Conner’s America’s Cup winning Stars & Stripes, Canada II, or True North IV are yours for this once-in-a-lifetime adventure. The expert crew will show you exactly what to do if you want to take a “crew member’s” position. Then it’s off to the racecourse – grind a winch – trim a sail – punch a stopwatch, or just sit back, relax and enjoy the included refreshments.  After the race enjoy a victory rum punch party at the 12 Metre Clubhouse before your transfer to the airport.

Please note:  Wear soft-soled suitable footwear for the sailboat. This event is weather/wind dependent.

price $165
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3.5 HRS

Moderate

outdoors

refreshments

boating

essentials
St. Maarten: Americas Cup Sailboat Racing with Transfer to Windstar Hotel
Experience the thrill of racing multi-million dollar America’s Cup Race sailboats in the warm blue waters and brisk trade winds of St. Maarten. Previous sailing experience is not necessary for this excursion, which is one of the highest rated in the Caribbean. You will depart directly from your yacht in Marigot to Philipsburg, where after a briefing you will take a 10-minute tender ride out to your allocated sailboat. Either Dennis Conner’s America’s Cup winning Stars & Stripes, Canada II, or True North are yours for this once-in-a-lifetime adventure. The expert crew will show you exactly what to do if you want to take a “crew member’s” position. Then it’s off to the racecourse – grind a winch – trim a sail – punch a stopwatch, or just sit back, relax and enjoy the included refreshments.  After the race enjoy a victory rum punch party and browse through the museum souvenir boutique before your transfer to your Windstar hotel.

Please note:  Wear suitable footwear for the sailboat. This event is weather/wind dependent.


price $165
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4 HRS

Easy

sightseeing

essentials
St. Maarten: Half Day Private Island Tour in SUV or Deluxe Mini Van
Explore at your leisure with a private vehicle, driver, and English-speaking guide. This exclusive tour will allow you to customize your time ashore and explore the most interesting sites in the comfort and privacy of your own car. With your private vehicle, and the personalized attention of your driver and English-speaking guide, you will have the flexibility and independence to design your itinerary ashore. See the iconic sites or create your own personal stops to make the experience your own.

Please note:  Capacity: 3-6 guests. Private cars are ordered per vehicle (not per person). This tour includes transport in a private car, driver and English Speaking Guide. Itinerary can be adjusted with tour guide as long as it’s in the area and does not exceed the duration of 4 hours. Recommended for physically challenged guests.

price $625
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4.5 HRS

Easy

culture

walking

sightseeing
St. Maarten: Island Tour with Transfer to Airport
The best way to experience 80 different cultures in one day is to take the “Saint-Martin/Saint-Maarten Island Tour.” You will depart from Philipsburg and head to Oyster Pond, a charming little locale with a picturesque marina on the French side of the island.  From there, following Coralita Road, along the coast, you will stop at a lookout point from where you can see St. Barth and Tintamare Island. You will continue past famous Orient Beach, well known for its clothing optional beach, past Grand Case, the Culinary Capitol of the Caribbean, on your way to Marigot, capitol of the French side. Marigot is best known for its seaside, open-air market, where you can find truly charming souvenirs of your Caribbean vacation. If you are “shopped out”, try one of the French cafés right next door, for a café au lait with a croissant.  Upon leaving Marigot, you will make one more photo stop on Cay Hill, from where you have a wonderful view over Simpson Bay Lagoon.  Your last stop will be Philipsburg, capitol of the Dutch side, best known for its jewelry-, electronics-, and high end clothing stores. On the Boardwalk you will find quaint restaurants for a quick bite to eat before your flight and an excellent photo opportunity of your yacht lying in Philipsburg Harbor. From there, you will be taken straight to Princess Juliana International Airport for your flight home.

Please note: Wear comfortable walking shoes.

price $69
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4.5 HRS

Easy

culture

walking

sightseeing
St. Maarten: Island Tour with Transfer to Hotel
The best way to experience 80 different cultures in one day is to take the “Saint-Martin/Saint-Maarten Island Tour.”  You will depart from Philipsburg and head to Oyster Pond, a charming little locale with a picturesque marina on the French side of the island.  From there, following Coralita Road, along the coast, you will stop at a lookout point from where you can see St. Barth and Tintamare Island. You will continue past famous Orient Beach, well known for its clothing optional beach, past Grand Case, the Culinary Capitol of the Caribbean, on your way to Marigot, capitol of the French side. Marigot is best known for its seaside, open-air market, where you can find truly charming souvenirs of your Caribbean vacation. If you are “shopped out”, try one of the French cafés right next door, for a café au lait with a croissant.  Upon leaving Marigot, you will make one more photo stop on Cay Hill, from where you have a wonderful view over Simpson Bay Lagoon.  Our last stop will be Philipsburg, capitol of the Dutch side, best known for its jewelry-, electronics-, and high end clothing stores. On the Boardwalk you will find quaint restaurants for a quick bite to eat and an excellent photo opportunity of your yacht lying in Philipsburg Harbor. From there, you will be taken straight to your hotel.

Please note: Wear comfortable walking shoes.

price $69
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4 HRS

Moderately
easy

sightseeing
St. Maarten: Soualiga Sky Explorer & 360 Views
Board an air-conditioned vehicle for a 15-minute ride to Rockland Estate where the most breathtaking, awe-inspiring, 360 degree views await you. After check-in and signing a waiver, you will first visit the Emilio Wilson Museum, which is located in the restored plantation house originally built in the 1700s. You will be on your own to browse the museum which tells the powerful story of Trace Wilson, who was born into slavery on the property in 1818 and her direct descendant Emilio Wilson. You will see depictions of what life was like on a Caribbean plantation and learn about the customs, traditions, lifestyle and stories that earned Sint Maarten the nickname ‘The Friendly Island.' As the Soualiga Sky Explorer ascends, you will experience the landscape unfolding below until you reach the top of St. Maarten’s highest mountain, an elevation of 1,125 feet. From here you will have a 360-degree spectacular view over the island, as well as over neighboring islands, Saba, St. Barth, St. Eustatius and Anguilla. This chair lift spans 2,997 ft, so enjoy your leisurely ride over the vegetation below. Once on the top of Sentry Hill, you will find platforms that give you the perfect vantage point for taking your photos and for enjoying the simply amazing view. After descending back into the park, you will then have some free time to visit the gift shop, buy your photos or a refreshment, until it is time to meet up with the group at the pre-determined time and location and return to the Port.

Please note: Bring money and/or credit cards if you would like to purchase something in the gift shop or get a refreshment at the restaurant. Sunscreen, hats, closed-toe shoes are recommended. All children must be accompanied by an adult and able to sit on their own.



price $179
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4 HRS

Easy

sightseeing

essentials
St. Maarten: Soualiga Sky Explorer & Flying Dutchman
Board an air-conditioned vehicle for a 15-minute ride to Rockland Estate where this new thrill awaits you. As an adventure-seeker you will simply love this thrilling ride that will take you on the Soualiga Sky Explorer with the landscape unfolding below to the top of St. Maarten’s highest mountain. Then you’ll go flying back down on the world’s steepest zip lines.  After check-in and signing a waiver, the guests will first visit the Emilio Wilson Museum, which is located in the restored plantation house originally built in the 1700s. You will be on your own to browse the museum which tells the powerful story of Trace Wilson, who was born into slavery on the property in 1818 and her direct descendant Emilio Wilson. You will see depictions of what life was like on a Caribbean plantation and learn about the customs, traditions, lifestyle and stories that earned Sint Maarten the nickname ‘The Friendly Island.' Then take the Soualiga Sky Explorer up to Sentry Hill, which at 1,125 ft is the highest elevation on the Dutch side of the island (Sint Maarten). From here you will have a 360-degree spectacular view over the island, as well as over neighboring islands, Saba, St. Bart’s, St. Eustatius and Anguilla. This chair lift spans 2,997 ft, so enjoy your leisurely ride over the vegetation below. Once on the top of Sentry Hill, you will find platforms that give you the perfect vantage point for taking your photos and for enjoying the simply amazing view. Then you will descend on the Flying Dutchman, the fastest zip line in the world and quite a thrill. Harnessed into a chair, you will go on a ride that will afford a flight line drop of 1,050 ft in elevation, over 2,800 ft.  You will then have some free time to visit the gift shop to purchase a photo or a refreshment, until it is time to meet up with the group at the pre-determined time and location and return to the Port.

Please note: Bring sunscreen and insect repellent and wearing closed-toe and secured shoes is required. Currency accepted is US dollars or credit cards. All children must be accompanied by an adult and able to sit on their own. For the Flying Dutchman weight range is 100 - 275 pounds. Height range is 52 – 80 inches.



price $249
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4 HRS

Moderately
easy

sightseeing

walking

essentials
St. Maarten: Under Two Flags Island Tour
The best way to see the "friendly" island of St. Maarten/St. Martin, the smallest island shared between two nations, is to take the Under Two Flags Island Tour. You will depart Philipsburg Port and will be driven to beautiful Oyster Pond, to cross the border to the French side, and follow along Coralita Road to the first stop of your tour. There, you will have the opportunity to enjoy a picturesque lookout point over the impressive Atlantic coast and the islands of Tintamarre and St Bart’s. After a short stop, drive through Quartier d'Orléans, better known as French Quarter, past well known Orient Beach and Grand Case, culinary capital of the Caribbean, before arriving in Marigot, capital of the French side. Here you will have time to visit the outdoor seaside market, where among Caribbean souvenirs, local art work and hand-made jewelry, products from Provence, France, can also be found. The West Indies Mall with its French boutiques is just around the corner. Leaving Marigot behind, stop at Cay Hill Lookout Point for another photo op overlooking Simpson Bay Lagoon, one of the largest lagoons in the West Indies, and the blue waters of the Caribbean. Then, for the last stop, you will be dropped off in Philipsburg for some more shopping on Front Street or a nice stroll along the Boardwalk before returning to the Port.

Please note: This tour is not wheelchair accessible. Wear comfortable walking shoes, a hat, sunscreen and bring some cash.



price $65
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