STAR COLLECTOR: ATLANTIC HORIZONS & CARIBBEAN BEACHES CROSSING

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Star Collector: Atlantic Horizons & Caribbean Beaches Crossing

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Philipsburg, St. Maarten

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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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4.5 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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Gustavia, St. Barthélemy



8 HRS

Moderate

sightseeing

essentials
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 self-guided tour. 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.

Please note:  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. Your touring time may be shorter depending on when your ship docks.


price $229
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1 hour

Easy

sightseeing
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.

Please note:  Wear comfortable shoes and clothes. 


price $79
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3 HRS

Moderate to
strenuous

snorkeling

wildlife

refreshments

beach

boating
St. Barts: Sailing Catamaran Adventure
Caribbean music and the friendly crew of a well-appointed, full-sail catamaran 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 Colombier Bay. 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. 

Please note:  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. 


price $189
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3 HRS

Moderately
easy

refreshments

boating

essentials
St. Barts: Sailing the Leeward Coast
Boarding your sailing cat you will depart from Gustavia's tender pier. Your Captain will give a safety briefing as you set sail. You will be able to enjoy some good sailing time as you head to “Pointe de Colombier” and its sheltered bay. You can enjoy the scenic panorama, passing the mega yachts at anchor. Once at anchor in Colombier Bay, you will have time to sunbathe, relax, sleep on the trampoline net or just read a good book under the shade of the bimini.  The Captain will serve you mineral water, soft drinks, beer or rum punch and light snacks and the crew will be attentive and helpful all the while. 

Please note: There is no transportation available to the beach. Bring a sunglasses and plenty of sunscreen. You will board the ship with a gangway that can be tricky because of the recurrent swell in Gustavia harbor. You   will have to remove your shoes and be barefoot before boarding the vessel. The Captain is solely responsible and has the right to refuse boarding to a guest who would be judged unable to participate.


price $175
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1 hour

Easy

wildlife

boating
St. Barts: Yellow Semi-Sub Exploration
All aboard a semi-submersible 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 green turtles that frequent this area. Soon, the semi-sub passes over the wreck of the island freighter Marignan. Cross 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 Saints, 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.

Please note:  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.


price $89
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Virgin Gorda, B.V.I.



3 HRS

Moderately
easy

snorkeling

wildlife

refreshments

essentials
Virgin Gorda: Snorkel Adventure
The exciting marine world is revealed to you on this adventure to two of Virgin Gorda's best regarded snorkel sites.  Board a sleek and spacious 36ft Newton motor boat for a fun and relaxing cruise through the islands surrounding Virgin Gorda.  Motor across the stunning Virgin Gorda with views of neighboring islands.The catamaran will moor at your first snorkel spot, chosen by the Captain as per the best location for the day.  The crew will assist with getting your snorkel gear ready, give a safety briefing and guide you in the water while pointing out interesting sea life.  Once back on board, the Captain will pick out a second snorkel spot for you enjoy. The tour ends with refreshments on board and a cruise back to The Yacht Harbour in Spanish Town.

Please note: wear your swimsuit under your clothes, bring a towel, a dry t-shirt or sweatshirt, reef friendly sunscreen, waterproof camera (if you want to record the boulders ashore), and a hat.  Participants must sign a waiver before departing the dock. Depending on weather and sea state the snorkel locations might have to be adjusted. Minimum age is 7 years. 

price $85
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Kralendijk, Bonaire



1.5 HRS

Easy

boating

essentials
Kralendijk, Bonaire Glass Bottom Boat
You will be fascinated as you look into the window of another world. The 32-foot glass-bottom boat will give you an incomparable view of the underwater world of the Bonaire National Marine Park. You will just need to sit back on the comfortable seats and enjoy this narrated eco-tour of one of the best preserved and protected reefs of the world. The tour will start directly from the pier. As you head to Klein Bonaire you will hear an introduction to the marine park.  The unspoiled, uninhabited island is just 0.6 miles out of Bonaire. At Klein Bonaire you will drift for 30 minutes along the reefs to encounter the marine life through the glass viewing panel (9.8’ x 2.62’). Then you will head back to the cruise terminal while passing along the beautiful coastline of Bonaire. From the start till the end you have the chance of meeting many marine creatures that habitat the reefs. The viewing window is large enough for everyone to observe the reef simultaneously. 

Please note: There are two steps into the boat.


price $55
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3 HRS

Easy

wildlife

refreshments

sightseeing

essentials
Kralendijk, Bonaire Highlights
Bonaire is known for its pink flamingos, nature reserves and superb diving and snorkeling sites. Today's relaxing drive will cover both the scenic and historic highlights. Board your motor coach at the pier. Your route will carry you north along the coast, past many of the island’s fine vistas and dive sights. You will pass by Lake Goto (Goto Meer), the island’s land-locked salt-water lagoon, for a look at the long-legged pink flamingos. Continue your drive across the island, passing by the fresh water well "Dos Pos" and through the village of Rincon, the oldest settlement in the ABC islands. Your first stop of the day will be in the village of Rincon, which was settled by the Spanish in the 16th century. From here, you’ll visit a popular outdoor venue with a small museum where you sample locally produced liqueur made out of cactus and lime.  As you make your way to the southern part of the island, you will have a stop for photos of the salt pans – the color contrast between the blue Caribbean, pink salt pans and towering white mounds of dry salt are quite spectacular. Your route will also carry you past the white slave huts, small shelters built for the slaves forced to labor in the salt ponds.

Please note: : Buses have no underneath compartment to safely store wheelchairs.


price $55
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5 HRS

Strenuous

outdoors

sightseeing

essentials
Kralendijk, Certified Scuba Diving
Find out why Bonaire is rated the #1 dive destination in the Caribbean, and has been for the past 20 years. This tour has been designed for experienced divers who hold at least a PADI open water SCUBA certificate or a BSAC Ocean Diver certificate.  You will be picked up from the yacht and taken by van to Bonaire Marine Park for distribution of your diving equipment and an introduction to the marine park. You will take two dives from the shore and discover why divers from all over the world come back to Bonaire time and time again for the spectacular reefs and marine life.  During the surface interval between your dives, your diving instructor will take you for a small tour of the island and point out the sights.

Please note: Participants will be required to complete a liability release form with a medical statement. The maximum dive will be 60 feet and participants should have completed 15-20 prior dives, be certified open water divers, and have a valid SCUBA diving certification card with you. No participants with ear disorders or infections, flu or cold symptoms, a heart condition, asthma, high blood pressure, recent surgeries or under medication for any of the above conditions will be allowed to dive, nor will pregnant women be allowed to dive. Please bring a towel and wear your bathing suit under your clothing. Marine park day pass is included in the price of the tour.


price $229
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3.5 HRS

Strenuous

watersports

outdoors

wildlife

essentials
Kralendijk, Discover Scuba Diving
What better place on earth to try your first SCUBA experience than in Bonaire’s award-winning National Marine Park. Your professional dive school will introduce this sport to you via classroom and finally with an open water dive in the easy warm waters of the Caribbean Sea. Enjoy the protected reefs along with greatest variety of marine life. In a small group your professional instructor will show you how to use scuba equipment, and practice some skills step by step, far away from stress in a quite private environment. Dive equipment includes wetsuit (shorty), regulator-set, weight-integrated BCD, mask, boots & fins and tank.

Please note: Participants are required to fill-in a Liability Release Form and a Medical Statement. Forms must be screened by Shore Excursion department prior to arrival date. If a question must be answered with YES, then a medical certificate is required. Medical Requirements:  No participants with ear disorders or infections, flu or cold symptoms, a heart condition, asthma, high blood pressure, recent surgeries or under medication for any of the above conditions will be allowed to dive, nor will pregnant women be allowed to participate. Please bring a towel and wear your bathing suit under your clothing. Min. age 15 years old, max. weight  265 lbs (120kg).


price $159
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3.5 HRS

Moderate to
strenuous

sightseeing

wildlife

essentials
Kralendijk, Exclusive Cultural Delight
Join an exclusive, small group for a tour to the northern part of Bonaire. You will learn about their history, culture and modern life while you take in the beauty of their waters, untouched nature and catch up with flamingos and other shore birds. They will teach you the cutest words in their language " Papiamento"  - the language of the Caribbean ABC islands of Aruba, Bonaire and Curacao - and let you try some phrases.  Then you will stop in the rolling hills with a spectacular view over the valley of Rincon. Pause at a local terrace Restaurant and enjoy a wonderful breeze while you tickle your taste buds with a few samples of traditional Bonairean cuisine. Afterwards continue your scenic drive further with more stories about the island before you return back to the cruise ship pier. All in all, a unique experience and a different way of showing you this beautiful island - a cultural delight!  

Please note: Wear comfortable clothing and shoes and bring your sunglasses.


price $99
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2.5 HRS

Moderate to
strenuous

boating

snorkeling

wildlife

essentials
Kralendijk, Glass Bottom Kayak & Beach Snorkel
This day of sun and fun will start when you meet your guide at the pier.  A short walk along the ocean boulevard will bring you to a lovely beach, where your eco-adventure begins. First, you’ll take a moment for a safety briefing and paddling instructions for your 2-person glass-bottom kayak.  Your stable, sit-on-top kayak is equipped with a comfortable backrest seat, life vest, a waterproof bag for your personal belongings and, of course, paddles. Off you go, into the calm waters. You’ll enjoy Bonaire’s Caribbean shore as you kayak over shallow water, filled with colorful sea life.  Keep an eye out for pelicans and turtles!  Two guides will accompany you all the way.  The bay is always protected from the elements.  Your destination will be a beach in the southern part of the Bonaire Marine Park and an exquisite snorkeling place, excellent for all skill levels.  Bonaire has a long history of marine preservation and is world renowned for its snorkeling.  This area is the perfect spot to introduce yourself to its spectacular underwater sights! Pull your kayak right onto the sandy beach, and moments later you will be slipping into the warm water with your snorkel gear and enjoying the breathtaking coral and the many colorful tropical reef fish.  As you float effortlessly in the crystal-clear water, look for fish like blue tangs, damsel fish and wrasses.  Other sea life abounds, as well; if you’re lucky, you may spot a hawksbill, a green turtle or perhaps even a seahorse.  All of your snorkel equipment will be provided, but if you have brought an underwater camera, this would be a great time to use it! Afterwards, relax on the beach and refresh yourself with some provided bottled water before kayaking back along the scenic route to the pier.

Please note: Bring a towel and wear your bathing suit under your clothing. Bring a hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, and water shoes are recommended.  


price $65
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1 hour

Easy

sightseeing

wildlife

essentials
Kralendijk, Kralendijk by Eco Powered Tuk-Tuk
You’ll join your open air Tuk-Tuk and your guide at the pier and head through the island’s capital, Kralendijk, on a sightseeing tour.  Originally from Thailand and used as mini taxis, the Bonaire Tuk-Tuks are powered with an emission free and environmentally friendly electric motor. In Kralendijk your first stop will be small Fort Orange, built in 1639 to defend Bonaire’s main harbor. Your Tuk-Tuk guide will take you by the square and through the streets of the capital taking in the local life. Pause for a few stories about Captain Don, a legendary figure and founder of Bonaire's diving industry and many other local highlights. A visit will be made to the island’s largest church, before taking the scenic route along the ocean boulevard back to the pier.

Please note: This is an easy excursion that only requires two steps to board your Tuk-Tuk.


price $35
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2.75 HRS

Moderate

boating

wildlife

beach

essentials
Kralendijk, Mangrove Eco Cruise by Rib at Lac Bay
Lac Bay National Park is like a small-scale Eden. On this trip you will set out on an open-air 4x4 Safari truck (Unimog) for the 30-minute scenic drive to Lac Bay watching for wildlife along the way.  You will board an inflatable RIB boats and tour past the mangrove forests, barrier reefs and unspoiled beaches that make up this lovely area. These electric-powered boats are eco-friendly and quiet, so you’ll be able to listen to the sounds of your surroundings, rather than an engine, as you explore the area narrated by your knowledgeable guide. Keep an eye out for the brown pelicans, blue heron, and pink flamingos that flock to breed among the mangroves.  You will moor up on the beach, where you’ll have some free time to take a dip in the warm Caribbean Sea or relax on the sands. You will return to your waiting ship via Safari truck.

Please note:  Wildlife sightings are not guaranteed.  This tour cannot accommodate wheelchairs.


price $65
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3 HRS

Moderate

boating

snorkeling

beach

refreshments

essentials
Kralendijk, Samur Sail, Beach & Snorkel
Imagine yourself on a voyage through time when seas were full of sailing ships in an exotic land where ships were not only transportation but also works of art. The Samur is an authentic Siamese Junk, hand carved throughout with legends of fantasy and full of superstition fed by rituals thousands of years old. By Zodiac you will be transferred from the cruise ship pier to the Samur. You will set sail and glide smoothly under red sail to the beach of the uninhabited island of Klein Bonaire. During the sail the Captain will give information about the conditions at the reef (which creatures you will find) and the story about the Siamese Sailing Junk. The crew will hand out snorkel gear (sized fins, mask and snorkel and inflatable snorkel vests). Drinks will be served, fruit juices and sodas. After about 45 minutes you will arrive at Klein Bonaire and will be transported by Zodiac to the beach. There you can snorkel from the beach and also have the opportunity to participate on the guided drift snorkel along the outer edge of Ebo's Reef. The comfortable drift snorkel with the light current back to the beach along the reef edge lasts about 20 minutes. Enjoy the pristine white sandy beach of this uninhabited island. You will be at the beach about 1 hour. On the way back to your waiting yacht the crew of this unique ship will pamper you with rum punch, fruit juice, soft drinks and platters of tropical fruits.

Please note: Guests with knee, hip or back problems must be able to board the inflatable Zodiac.


price $69
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Willemstad, Curacao



3.5 HRS

Easy

walking

sightseeing

essentials
Willemstad, City Tour Highlights Tour
This Willemstad City Highlights Tour will offer you the opportunity to experience the unique history, culture, and amazing photo stops on Curacao. You will board your motor coach for this comfortable tour that will bring you to the heart of "Otro Banda" at the Kura Hulanda Village for a walking tour. After crossing the highest bridge in the Caribbean, the Juliana Bridge, you will continue to beautiful Pietermaai and Punda City Center. While driving through the Jewish Quarter you will be on your way to Fort Nassau which will offer you additional stunning photo opportunities.

Please note: Wear comfortable walking shoes.


price $65
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4 HRS

Moderate

outdoors

wildlife

sightseeing

essentials
Willemstad, City, Ostrich Farm & Cave Adventure
You will board your Hyundai Coaster on a sightseeing drive through Willemstad on your way to the Ostrich Farm where you can observe the fascinating behavior of this very special bird. You will see first-hand how an ostrich develops from an egg to the biggest and fastest running bird in the world. You will have a chance to hold an enormous egg or a little fluffy day-old chick. You may even see one hatch.  Also you can feed the birds as they poke their heads into the jeep or jump on the safari truck for a funny interactive guided tour! Then you will be off for the famous Hato Caves. These old coral reefs that actually emerged out of the sea when the island was formed are "living caves;" and centuries-old stalagmites and stalactites are still being formed, a drop at a time. The guided tour will take you along gently sloping trails through the caves' different chambers, past still pools, even a fresh-water waterfall (a very rare sight on this dry island). These caves were once the homes of the Indians.

Please note: This tour is not wheelchair accessible.


price $89
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3 HRS

Moderate

outdoors

wildlife

essentials
Willemstad, Curacao Jeep Safari
With a fleet of off-road 4x4 Land Cruisers, your drivers will offer a guided adventurous way to explore Curacao and discover new places you have never been before. You will be picked up at the dock and guided to the Land Cruisers. There you will get a briefing on safety when driving in open vehicles, specifically in the “wild Curacao” terrain. After you have been seated in the vehicles you will be driven towards the wild terrain, where your 4x4 outdoor adventure will start. Driving through Curacao’s wild nature terrain, with cacti, divi-divi trees, and possible spotting wara wara birds of prey, lizards,
flamingos and wild pigs will certainly be one of the highlights of your tour. During a visit to the famous “Driftwood Bay” you will get information about the bays on Curacao and you have a chance to search for driftwood pieces, often used as souvenirs.

Please note: This tour is not for those with back or neck problems. Wildlife sightings are not guaranteed.


price $89
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2 HRS

Easy

walking

sightseeing

refreshments

unesco

essentials
Willemstad, UNESCO World City Heritage Walk
The unique architecture and special maritime history plus the fact that Curacao is on the famous UNESCO World Heritage list will make this walk a fascinating one! After a short briefing by your guide you will walk to the Rif Fort where the guide will explain the history of the area. On your way to the city center of Punda, with its world famous colored houses, you will cross the St. Anna Bay by public ferry. At the ‘handelskade’ you will find Punda’s shopping area and you will learn about the history of this area. Another of Curacao’s “must see” areas is the famous “floating market” where merchants from Venezuela sell their fruit and vegetables A refreshing welcome drink will be waiting for you at the Maritime Museum where you can see the nautical history of Curaçao. At the end of the tour you can walk back to the ship through Punda on your own, with opportunities for shopping and/or more sight-seeing.

Please note:  This tour is on flat level ground and will include about 1.5 miles of walking.  Wear comfortable walking shoes and sun protection and bring your camera.  The walk is not wheelchair accessible.


price $45
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Oranjestad, Aruba



3.5 HRS

Moderate to
strenuous

outdoors

sightseeing
Oranjestad, ATV Off Road Adventure
You will be picked up from the ship and board an air-conditioned coach to the Jeeps, where you will be met by professional guides and provided with water and a bandana. You have the choice to sit back and enjoy the ride as a passenger or take the wheel and lead the adventure. The exhilarating Jeep ride will take you past the sites of Aruba, including the California Lighthouse, a structure over 90 feet high, built of local stones, the Alto Vista Chapel, the island’s first Catholic church.  You will also see Bushiribana, the ruins of one of Aruba’s famous gold mines, and the Natural Bridge, a gorgeous stretch of coral limestone that is 25 feet high and 100 feet long, making it one of the largest in the world.  You will be transported back to your waiting ship at the end of this adventure.

Please note: A signed liability waiver is required from each participant before departure. For this tour you will be provided with refreshments, bandanas, Jeeps, insurance, gas, and professional guides. The ride can be bumpy and is not recommended for guests who are pregnant, or have neck/back or any other type of injuries. Wear comfortable walking shoes, shorts, a hat, sunblock and your sunglasses.

price $299
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3.5 HRS

Easy

culture

sightseeing
Oranjestad, Island Exploration Tour
You will be picked up from the yacht and board an air-conditioned coach for an informative tour of the island. You will see the rugged beauty of the island’s interior and the contrast of the soft, sandy coast line. You will see how the people of Aruba live and be taken to sights that are off the beaten path.  Highlights of this tour include the California Lighthouse, a structure over 90 feet high, built of local stones, the Ayo Rock Formation, that is the Stone Henge of Aruba. You will be able to climb the rocks to take pictures if you wish.  You will also see Bushiribana, the ruins of one of Aruba’s famous gold mines, and the Natural Bridge, a gorgeous stretch of coral limestone that is 25 feet high and 100 feet long, making it one of the largest in the world.  Other experiences include climbing through the gold ruins, sampling aloe beauty products, and learning about Aruba’s rich cultural history.

Please note: A signed liability waiver is required from each participant before departure. There are no restrooms on these coaches, but arrangements have been made for stops. Restroom charges are included in the per person price. Wear comfortable walking shoes and your sunglasses.  This tour is non-refundable 72 hours prior.

price $109
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2.5 HRS

Moderate to
strenuous

outdoors

sightseeing

biking

essentials
Oranjestad, Mountain Biking
You will be transported by air conditioned coach to an area where state-of-the-art TREK mountain bikes will be awaiting for you, and your adventure! You can enjoy a ride catered to your own skill level as you will be led by a professional guide through the Aruban 'Cunucu' or countryside along quaint and picturesque donkey trails leading up to the Alto Vista Chapel, Aruba’s oldest church (1750), and one of its most important religious buildings.  It is a serene place to take a moment to breath and just take the whole experience in.  After the chapel you will wind your way down the rugged northeast coast where you will enjoy the view of the waves crashing wildly onto the rocky shore.   With the Northeastern Caribbean wind at your back you'll pass the Tierra Del Sol Golf course and up the Coral Plateau home of the California Lighthouse where you will get the chance to stretch your legs and take pictures of the magnificent views. After descending from the plateau you will pass Arashi Beach, Boca Catalina (one of the small secluded bays), Malmok Beach (famous for windsurfing) and go back into the 'Cunucu' countryside as you return to the air conditioned coaches where Eco staff will transport you back to the ship.

Please note:  Wear shorts, sneakers or closed toe shoes, hat, sunglasses, and sunblock.


price $265
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5 HRS

Strenuous

snorkeling

outdoors

wildlife

dining

beach
Oranjestad, Sailaway Catamaran Beach Cruise with Lunch
This delightful tour is an ideal combination of sailing, snorkeling, beach time, and a barbecue lunch. You will take a short walk from your yacht to the waiting catamaran and set out along the west coast of Aruba to a shallow reef where you will stop, receive snorkeling instructions and gear and spend an hour snorkeling around Arashi Reef. You will reboard your catamaran for the WW II shipwreck, the Antilla for your second snorkeling dip of about 45 minutes.  Be on the lookout for angelfish, snapper, damsels and parrotfish. Then the crew will hoist the sails for the trip back to the Pelican Pier where you will be treated to a delicious BBQ buffet-style lunch, accompanied by rum or fruit punch. Following lunch you will have time to explore Palm Beach or just relax on a beach lounger under the swaying palm trees. You will be driven back to your waiting yacht in a colorful open-air bus.

Please note: Soft drinks and punch are served throughout the tour. Unlimited rum punch will be served after snorkeling. This tour is not wheelchair accessible.  Wear your swimsuit and bring sunscreen and sunglasses. Snorkeling equipment will be provided. Guests will be required to sign a waiver to participate on this tour.


price $79
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Cartagena, Colombia



3 HRS

Moderate

refreshments

walking

sightseeing
Cartagena, Colombian Coffee Experience
With this excursion you will fill your cup with the bold history of Cartagena and the rich goodness of pure Colombian Coffee. Your adventure will begin with a 15-minute motor coach ride to San Felipe Fortress, built in the 17th century. You will make a photo stop there before continuing on for a sightseeing tour of the Old City. You will visit a beautifully restored colonial house where you will get a good idea about colonial architecture and restoration. Then on to an experience to awaken the senses, touch, sight, taste, and smell and discover the amazing flavors of excellent Colombian Coffee.  You will have a introduction to Colombian Coffee, an overview of the coffee process, raw materials, quality assessments, smelling and tasting exercises, finishing with tasting 3 different coffees through alternative coffee rituals.  You will then have the opportunity for a walking tour along the narrow streets and squares of the walled city, followed by a panoramic sightseeing  tour of modern Cartagena and its bay.

Please note:  This tour is not wheelchair accessible.Please wear comfortable walking shoes.


price $119
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4 HRS

Moderate to
strenuous

sightseeing

unesco

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Cartagena, Historical Getsemani and Old City Walking Tour
Depart from the port of Cartagena for the short drive to the famous Getsemaní district. This neighborhood represents a different side a Cartagena.  You will have time to explore this area which embodies the greatest cultural heritage of the city. From the colonial architecture and history, to the brightness of its streets and the colorful personality of its people, this populous sector of the city is a magical place that every visitor will appreciate. After your guided walk through the narrow streets of Getsemaní, you will arrive at a point to observe the Convent La Popa located at the highest point of Cartagena, San Felipe Fort, and San Sebastian del Pastelillo Port, where the tour guide will give all the historical information on these three highly relevant city monuments. After your walking tour around Getsemani, enjoy a refreshment drink at Chachara Restaurant. Your tour will bring you to the barracks of Bóvedas, former jail cells now converted to colorful handicraft stores and galleries.  This construction consists of 47 arches and 23 vaults, considered the last work of the period of the Colony. You will have time to browse and shop. Your tour will continue as you follow the wall and make a walk through the main streets and squares of this UNESCO World Heritage Site. After your free time for shopping or wondering around Cartagena's Open Air Museum, enjoy a panoramic tour before returning to the ship.

Please note:  This tour is not wheelchair accessible.  Please wear comfortable walking shoes, light clothing, sunscreen, sunglasses, a hat and bring your camera.


price $55
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3.5 HRS

Moderately
easy

culture

refreshments

walking

sightseeing
Cartagena, Romancing the Stone
You will board your motor coach for the 15-minute drive to San Felipe Fortress, the largest Spanish fort built in the 17th century.  You will have time to take photos before taking a sightseeing drive through the Old City, admiring the marvelous Republican architecture of the houses in the Manga residential area. You will be taken to the Emerald Museum – Bocagrande to learn about emeralds.You will go into an actual size replica of a mine tunnel and experience what mining is like as you watch the emerald-bearing veins. Then you will be taken to a special room for a lecture and a video on emeralds. You will learn how emeralds are extracted from the mines and brought to the different cutting and polishing centers. You will see the cutting and polishing machines and be shown step by step how each stone is cut and polished and you will have the opportunity to practice cutting a stone if you wish. Visit the jewelry making workshop and watch the process of fabricating sterling silver or 18k gold emerald jewelry before you visit the spacious and comfortable showroom. Then, enjoy a cocktail and have the opportunity to shop with an extra discount for you, before returning to the ship. On your way back to the ship you will have a sightseeing tour of modern Cartagena - Bocagrande, Laguito, Castillo Grande and the bay.

Please note:  This tour is not wheelchair accessible.  Please wear comfortable walking shoes.


price $49
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4 HRS

Moderate to
strenuous

sightseeing

wildlife

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Cartagena, The National Aviary Tour
On an air conditioned bus, during this 40-minute ride to the wonderful island of Baru, the newest tourist development area in Colombia, you may sit back and enjoy the scenery of other areas of Cartagena, take a look to the growing industrial area and finally arrive to the National Aviary, one of the best aviaries in the world given its high number of species. Colombia is the country in the world holding the highest bird diversity, with more than 1,900 species and The National Aviary displays an important sample of this variety.  Once you arrive to the National Aviary, you may initiate your tour and explore the different bird observation stations arranged by habitat and species on your own such as:
• Tropical Forest, where you may find different kinds of Macaws, Harpy Eagles, Tangaras and other varieties of species as well as different kinds of palm trees, waterfalls and the Macaque Monkeys.
• Coastlines and Mangroves, the habitat of different kind of Ducks, Cormorants and Pelicans.
• Coastline, where you will be able to observe different kinds of Herons, Doves, Storks and the migrating Teals.
• Dessert Station an environment where different species such as the Cardinals, Mockingbirds and Partridges live
• Andean Region, in this station you may admire the Owls, Eagles and the famous Andean Condor, king of our mountains.
After this marvelous trip surrounded by birds, beautiful landscapes, palm trees and waterfalls you will have time for enjoying some beverages or drinking some delicious Colombian Coffee to later on get on your bus back to Cartagena and be ready to enjoy a wonderful short photo stop at the San Felipe Fort then a sightseeing of The Old City of Cartagena before returning to the ship.

Please note:  This tour is not wheelchair accessible.  Please wear comfortable walking shoes, light clothing, sunscreen, sunglasses, a hat and bring your camera.


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4 HRS

Moderate

culture

walking

sightseeing
Cartagena: Cartagena City Highlights
The magnificent city of Cartagena, once a preferred target for pirates and the treasure chest of the Spanish Main, is yours to explore as you embark an air-conditioned bus or mini-bus today. On tour, you will be accompanied by an English-speaking guide as you travel past marvelous Republican architecture. You will see the Manga residential area, where some of the aging mansions have been restored to their original splendor. Stop for a half hour to explore the Fort of San Felipe de Barajas, a 17th century construction acknowledged to be the most important work of Spanish Military engineering in Latin America. At Las Bovedas (the Dungeons), about 20 minutes is allowed for handicraft shopping and for rubbing elbows with the local artisans who proudly display their works for you. Pass through Simón Bolívar Square and the Inquisition Palace before continuing on to the Cathedral, also called The Minor Basilica, it was the first church built in the city in 1537. Next stop is the Church of San Pedro Claver—the patron saint of slaves. You will continue to the modern residential area of Bocagrande, famous for its wide variety of shops. Here, you will find Colombia’s famous native gem—the emerald—along with handicrafts and leather goods shops. You will have approximately 40 minutes to shop before returning to the ship.

Please note: Guests who remain in town for shopping will have to return to the ship on their own. 


price $59
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3 HRS

Moderately
easy

outdoors

sightseeing
Cartagena: Old City by Horse Carriage
Transfer by coach to Plaza Santa Teresa where your horse and carriage stand ready to transport you around Cartagena’s beautiful Old Town—back in time to the days of the conquistadors. You’ll ride along the inviting, narrow cobblestone streets and through squares inside the walled city, admiring the flower-filled balconies that glow in the light spilling from colonial mansions. Stop for 10 minutes to photograph the Fort of San Felipe de Barajas, a 17th century construction acknowledged to be the most important work of Spanish Military engineering in Latin America. Surrender to the majesty of this historic city, where age-old squares are surrounded by towering colonial, Republican and Spanish-style buildings—it’s easy to picture life 200 years ago in this wealthy and cosmopolitan city. Visit the former city dungeons at Las Bovedas, which have also been used as military barracks, a munitions depot and a jail, but today local artisans display their work there. You’ll have 15 – 20 minutes for shopping before returning to the ship.

Please note: Guests who wish to remain in town to shop can return to the ship on their own later in the day. 


price $65
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Colón, Panama



4 HRS

Moderate

sightseeing

walking

essentials
Colon, Agua Clara Visitor Center with Transfer to Airport
Your tour will begin by taking you to the impressive Agua Clara Visitor Center located on the Atlantic side of the Panama Canal. With an unparalleled view, this place will be waiting for you and all those who want to enjoy a pleasant experience enriched with interesting facts, but especially by being part of the history of the route that unites the world. The center offers a breathtaking panoramic view that contrasts two particular scenarios that generate mixed feelings. On one side you will find the famous Gatun Lake, where cargo ships or other vessels transit every day, while on the other side, but from a different perspective, you will be amazed by seeing how the giants of the sea, called Neo-Panamamax vessels, go through the new set of locks. After the impressive viewpoint, pamper yourself and be captivated by all those things that the Agua Clara Visitor Center has to offer. At the projection room you can learn about the history and efforts of thousands of men and women that have marked the Canal's first century and, of course, plans in the near and distant future. Throughout your visit, peruse the walls and exhibits with interesting information that will amaze you. Walk through the ecological path, with a variety of plants and species that make the trail an adventure with great scenery and breathtaking views. Identify the different species gathered there that are indigenous to this area of the Canal watershed. At the end of this tour, you will be transferred to the International airport.

Please note: Wear comfortable clothes and shoes, and bring a camera, hat, sunscreen, and sunglasses. This tour is available for guests with flights after 5 p.m.


price $139
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6 HRS

Moderate

culture

dining

boating

walking

essentials
Colon, Embera Village & Agua Clara Expansion Visitor Center with Airport Transfer
You will head to the Agua Clara 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.  At the end of this tour, you will be transferred to the airport.

Please note: This tour is not recommended for those with mobility issues.  Wear comfortable walking shoes, sunscreen, insect repellent, and a hat.  

 
price $329
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6 HRS

Moderate

culture

dining

boating

walking

essentials
Colon, Embera Village & Agua Clara Expansion Visitor Center with Windstar Hotel Transfer
You will head to the Agua Clara 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.  At the end of this tour, you will be transferred to the Windstar Hotel.

Please note: This tour is not recommended for those with mobility issues.  Wear comfortable walking shoes, sunscreen, insect repellent, and a hat.  

 

price $309
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6 HRS

Moderate to
strenuous

sightseeing

unesco

essentials
Colon: The Old & the Modern Panama with Transfer to Airport
Your tour will start with Panama Viejo, where you can enjoy Old Panama, 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. After Old Panama, you will take a panoramic tour enjoying the views of modern Panama City. On the way to Casco Antiguo you will travel along the Cinta Costera and the lively and vibrant banking district often compared to Miami. Your guide will show you Panama City’s colonial quarter. At the Casco Antiguo you feel you have been set back in time as you admire the lovely colonial houses, the narrow roads and the impressive churches. You will get a good idea of Panama’s history by walking through the main attractions of this quarter. Stroll this 337-year-old neighborhood under the warm golden glow of the fading sun and see the beautiful Plaza de Francia, Metropolitan Cathedral, among others. Casco Antiguo is a UNESCO World Heritage Site as well as a place of the non-stop ambiance of history, culture, nightlife, and restaurants. At the end of this tour, you will be transferred to the international airport. 
 
Please note:  Wear comfortable walking shoes, sunscreen, insect repellant, and a hat.  The first drop off is at the Windstar Hotel then continues to the airport for guests with flights after 5 p.m.

 


price $139
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5 HRS

Moderate to
strenuous

sightseeing

unesco

essentials
Colon: The Old & the Modern Panama with Transfer to Hotel

Your tour will start with Panama Viejo, where you canenjoy Old Panama, the first European settlement on the Pacific coast of theAmericas. This city was looted and destroyed by the notorious English buccaneerHenry 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 landmarkof the town. After Old Panama, you will take a panoramic tour enjoying theviews of modern Panama City. On the way to Casco Antiguo you will travel alongthe Cinta Costera and the lively and vibrant banking district often compared toMiami. Your guide will show you Panama City’s colonial quarter. At the CascoAntiguo you feel you have been set back in time as you admire the lovelycolonial houses, the narrow roads and the impressive churches. You will get agood idea of Panama’s history by walking through the main attractions of thisquarter. Stroll this 337-year-old neighborhood under the warm golden glow ofthe fading sun and see the beautiful Plaza de Francia, Metropolitan Cathedral,among others. Casco Antiguo is a UNESCO World Heritage Site as well as a placeof the non-stop ambiance of history, culture, nightlife, and restaurants. Atthe end of this tour, you will be transferred to the Windstar Hotel. <o:p></o:p>

Please note:  This tour is not recommended for thosewith mobility issues. Wear comfortable walking shoes, sunscreen, insectrepellent, and a hat.  The drop offlocation is the Windstar Hotel.

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price $129
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