STAR COLLECTOR: WINDWARD ISLANDS & SPANISH NEW WORLD

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Star Collector: Windward Islands & Spanish New World

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Man-O-War Bay, Charlotteville, Tobago

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2,5 HRS

Moderate

wildlife

snorkeling

boating
Man-O-War, Angel Reef by Glass Bottom Boat
Depart from the ship and take a short ride via tender to the small pier at Man-O-War Bay.  On arrival you will board a coach for a 15-minute delightful scenic and mountainous drive to the town of Speyside to the Blue Waters Inn where a glass bottom boat awaits. Cruise out of the tiny harbor and down the emerald coast before heading out to Angel Reef. A favorite for divers around the world, Angel Reef boast crystal-clear water providing visibility up to 100 feet. Enjoy another perspective of Tobago as your guide will highlight points of interest and share his knowledge of this underwater environment. Float over 1,000-year-old coral formations. Observe huge sponges and the world’s largest single brain coral. You will see colorful reef fish and diverse marine life in their natural habitat. The boat will drop anchor and you are invited to snorkel, swim or simply relax on board. Cold drinks will be served before your return to Blue Waters Inn where you will have the opportunity to spend some free time before your journey back to Charlotteville to re-join your ship. 

Please note: For your comfort please wear a swimsuit and bring a towel, sunhat and sunscreen. This tour cannot accommodate guests with mobility issues.


price $85
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4 HRS

Moderate

hiking

watersports
Man-O-War, Argyle Waterfalls
Enjoy a half-day tour of Tobago’s rainforest.  Your drive will take you along Tobago’s Windward Coast to Roxborough and entry to the Argyle Waterfalls Trail, where you will turn off the Main Ridge and enter the oldest Forest Reserve in the Western Hemisphere.  At the rainforest, a Naturalist Guide will take you for a 20-minute hike (each way) through lush tropical vegetation, abundant in plant and wildlife. Next you will visit the 3-tiered Argyle Waterfalls, where you may swim in the natural pool or simply take in the tranquility of the reserve. After your rainforest and waterfall adventure, you will make your way back to Charlotteville and re-board your waiting ship. 

Please note: This tour cannot accommodate guests with wheelchairs. Wear comfortable walking shoes.  The hike to the falls is 20-30 minutes.


price $79
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5 HRS

Strenuous

hiking

outdoors

wildlife
Man-O-War, Tobago Rainforest Hike
You will depart Charlotteville in a mini-bus and travel up and over the lush mountains for a scenic drive along the eastern seashore. Stop at the Speyside Lookout and enjoy sweeping views of mountains, coast and offshore islands. Continue on through tiny villages clinging to the mountainsides, past picturesque bays, as you learn about Tobago’s turbulent history and the fascinating mélange of people that make up her present citizenry. You will make your way to Gilpin Trace where your trained Naturalist Guide will meet you to begin your trek. The hike will take you through the oldest rainforest in the Western Hemisphere, the Gilpin Trace, famous for its abundance of birdlife. Learn about Tobago’s indigenous flora and fauna as your guide will point out the most interesting species. Stop for a break, to listen to the sounds of the forest along the way. Enjoy a quiet moment in this beautiful forest before returning to your mini-bus to make your way back to the ship.

Please note: Due to strenuous hiking routes, participants should be physically fit. Please wear the appropriate shoes. If you wish you can bring along a snack from the ship.  You will be provided with bottled water on this tour.

 

price $109
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Mayreau, St. Vincent Grenadines



3.5 HRS

Moderate

snorkeling

outdoors

refreshments

boating
Mayreau, Grenadines Island Escape
This exclusive sail-away tour will take you through part of the Grenadines archipelago experiencing coastlines garlanded with white-sand beaches as you make your way to Mopion. Along the way, you will sail past Palm Island, a private island is a resort named after the hundreds of coconut palms planted by the original owner over 30 years ago. Continuing on, you will head for Mopion – an islet resembling an atoll in the South Pacific surrounded by a reef lagoon. Upon arrival to Mopion, your mind will be set back decades, as this perfect setting is the antidote for the stresses of everyday life. The crystal-clear waters and white sand are breathtaking – life does not get more ideal than this! On your return, you can enjoy the Captain’s special rum punch. But watch out as it has a kick!

Please note: Remember your sunblock and beach towels. You may bring along your own snorkel gear from the yacht and you will be taken ashore by small boat as it is illegal to anchor on the reef.

price $85
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Soufriere, St. Lucia



4 HRS

Moderately
easy

sightseeing

beach

essentials
Soufriere, Botanical Gardens, Toraille Waterfall & Beach
Your excursion will begin with a drive through the quaint town of Soufriere, bypassing the town square and Cathedral.  Your first stop will take you to the Botanical Gardens and Diamond Baths which was once a famous spot for Napoleon’s wife, Josephine. Marvel at the tropical plants carefully arranged along the pathway. Enjoy a view of the waterfall observing how the mineral water flows into a stream. Just a short drive away is the Toraille Waterfall set amid tropical surroundings.  Spend time dipping in the natural cold water pool under the cascading falls. Your journey will continue with a short drive to a nearby beach with the Pitons as your backdrop. Spend time soaking in the sea and sun or simply relaxing on the sand.  Your time in Soufriere comes to an end as you are transferred back to the Soufriere dock. 

Please note: All persons participating in this tour must be in good health and physical condition and not suffering from heart, respiratory, back, leg, hip or neck conditions. Buses in Soufriere are not air-conditioned. Persons prone to motion sickness are required to take the necessary precautions prior to the tour as the roards are winding and bumpy. There is not a shopping stop on this tour, however guests may purchase a small souvenir at the gift shop at the gardens. The water flow of the waterfall & the water level of the pool, will be low in the event of limited rainfall. During heavy rainfall, the waterpool will look brown due to excess silt. Tour timing may vary depending on traffic on the day. Tour does not include beach chairs. Bring sunscreen, camera, inspect repellent, towel, USD if guests wish to purchase snacks and refreshments on the beach. Swimwear should be worn underneath clothing. Wear comfortable clothing and flat rubber soled shoes.


price $519
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2.5 HRS

Moderately
easy

sightseeing

walking

essentials
Soufriere, Chocolate Heritage tour at Fond Doux Estate
Depart the Soufriere dock for a short transfer through the historic town of Soufriere and up through the hills to Fond Doux Plantation set on 135 acres of land. Locally owned and operated, this award winning property is over 25 years old. Your time on the plantation will begin with a guided walking tour, where you will learn about the cocoa process, chocolate making and the rich history of the island. Situated among the cocoa groves, you will not only get to smell the cocoa throughout the tour, but will also have the opportunity to see the various stages of the chocolate making process. Enjoy sampling fruits in season grown on the property and a refreshing drink before returning to the port.

Please note: Persons prone to motion sickness are required to take the necessary precautions prior to the tour as the roads are winding and bumpy. All persons participating in this tour must be in good health and physical condition and not suffering from heart, respiratory, back, leg, hip or neck conditions. All children on tour must be under the guidance of their guardian/parent at all times during the tour. The Tour timing itinerary may vary depending on traffic on the day. There is not a shopping stop on this tour, however there is a small gift shop at Fond Doux where guests may purchase a small souvenir. Wear comfortable flat rubber-soled shoes.


price $89
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3 HRS

Moderate to
strenuous

outdoors

hiking

sightseeing

essentials
Soufriere, Grand Eden Estate Bird Santurary Hiking Trail and Farm
A nature lover’s paradise awaits, as you depart the Soufriere dock for a drive through the town of Soufriere and then into a small community surrounded by lush rainforest, before arriving at the entrance of the Grand Eden Estate.  Your friendly nature guide awaits and your encounter with nature begins the moment you step off your bus.  Your time spent in nature starts as you are guided through well designed natural trails, learning about the flora and fauna. Enjoy sightings of a variety of birds, learn about the medicinal uses of plants along the trail and feel the fresh breeze, as you stop and admire the amazing scenery that surrounds you.  See the island’s most photographed landmark, the Pitons and the island’s tallest mountain Mount Gimmie. Continue on to the farm and sample fruit freshly picked off the trees. Learn about planting methods used and taste fresh juice made from fruit grown on the estate. Depart Grand Eden Estate for your return journey back to the Soufriere docks and ship feeling rejuvenated from your time spent in nature.

Please note: All persons participating in this tour must be in good health and physical condition and not suffering from heart, respiratory, back, leg, hip or neck conditions. Tour timing may vary depending on traffic on the day. There are approx. 358 steps up and down and throughout the trail. Handrailings are available at certain parts of the trail. In the event of heavy rainfall, trail maybe muddy & slippery. Trail is uneven, dirt, grass, rocky etc. Bring camera, insect repellent, a hat and wear comfortable clothing and appropriate hiking shoes. Guests can bring along a small bottle of water if need be as refreshment is not served until after the hiking trail.  


price $109
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2.5 HRS

Moderate to
strenuous

snorkeling

boating

wildlife

essentials
Soufriere, Snorkel at Marine Park
Soufriere is blessed with many natural wonders both above and below the surface of the crystal clear waters of the Caribbean Sea. These include some of the healthiest coral reefs in the Caribbean.  Depart the Soufriere dock on board a motorized Catamaran or a 38-ft Bertram for your snorkel adventure at one of the island's Marine Reserves.  Anchored or tied to a mooring, you will enter the water directly from the boat. Spend time snorkeling at a Marine Reserve, home to a variety of colorful tropical reef fish and coral.  After your snorkel adventure, board a boat for a cruise to the Soufriere dock and ship.

Please note: All persons participating in this tour must be in good health and physical condition and not suffering from heart, respiratory, back, leg, hip or neck conditions. In the event of a breakdown sufficient time must be given for a replacement boat. Guests may be required to enter the water directly from the boat. 


price $105
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3 HRS

Moderately
easy

dining

culture

essentials
Soufriere, Tast of St. Lucia
Located in the town of Soufriere, you’ll visit one of the top local restaurants in the area owned by local celebrity chef - Orlando Satchell. Depart the Soufriere docks for a short drive to Chef Orlando's Restaurant where you will be met by Chef Orlando and his team, with a cold towel and welcome drink. In the simple and delightful restaurant setting, Chef Orlando will demonstrate his fine culinary expertise and create some mouthwatering fusions. Interact with the Chef and learn cooking tips for creating amazing dishes. Afterwards, you’ll be seated to enjoy a delicious 3-course Caribbean style lunch before heading back to the Soufriere docks and ship.

Please note: All persons participating in this tour must be in good health and physical condition and not suffering from heart, respiratory, back, leg, hip or neck conditions. Buses in Soufriere are not air-conditioned. Tour timing may vary depending on traffic on the day. Please advise 48 hours prior to tour if there are any vegetarians or persons with specific food allergies. Bring cameras, Insect Repellent, USD if guests wish to purchase a small souvenir from Chef Orlando's Restaurant and wear comfortable clothing and flat rubber soled shoes.


price $165
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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

Easy

sightseeing

essentials
Oranjestad, Aruba Island Exploration Tour with Airport Transfer
You will be picked up from the ship 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: This tour is for disembarking guests with flights 3:30 p.m. or later. 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 $125
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3.5 HRS

Easy

sightseeing

essentials
Oranjestad, Aruba Island Exploration Tour with Windstar Hotel Transfer
You will be picked up from the ship 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:  The drop off location is the Windstar Hotel. 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 $125
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Santa Marta, Colombia



3.5 HRS

Moderate

sightseeing

culture

essentials
Santa Marta Highlights
This tour provides a glimpse of the third most important port and second tourist city of Colombia. You will board your motor coach to begin your tour.  You will visit The Gold Museum to admire the museum’s pre-Colombian artifact exhibit and a small, priceless, collection of Tayrona gold and pottery pieces. Then you will head to the first church in the city, the Church of Santa Ana, built in 1529 by Fray Thomas Ortiz, a Dominican friar. Your next stop will be at San Pedro de Alejandrino Villa. Dating back to the 17th century, San Pedro de Alejandrino had its origins as a country estate outside the city limits. In 1830, the great liberator Simon Bolivar used it as a refuge for his last days. The interior of the house has been restored and the extensive gardens have been returned to their former glory. Following the tour, re-board the coach and drive to the Santamar Hotel to enjoy a delightful display of Colombia’s history and culture during a folklore show featuring traditional songs and dances, soft drinks are included.

Please note: The terrain at the villa is uneven and there are steps to get up to the gold Museum. Wear comfortable walking shoes.


price $55
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3.5 HRS

Moderate

walking

outdoors

essentials
Santa Marta, Quebrada Valencia Ecological Experience
You will board a bus for the 1-hour drive to Valencia Waterfall. This impressive cascade of crystalline water among rocks and crags, offers an unequaled spectacle making this place a must see.  The natural waterfall, descends from the Sierra Nevada, which is the tallest mountain bordering the sea in the world with perpetual snows, forming a series of natural pools that are suitable for enjoying a refreshing swim and observing a variety of fishes.   It is surrounded by a variety of exotic vegetation and fruits, such as cacao and plantain. Quebrada Valencia belongs to the countless ecological and tourist destinations that Santa Marta offers. You will take a 30-minute hike then you will have free time to get to know the area, dive into its waters and enjoy the beauty of the landscape.

Please note: Wear comfortable walking shoes.


price $69
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5.5 HRS

Strenuous

sightseeing

culture

walking

essentials
Santa Marta, Tayronaka Indian Reserve
Spend the day exploring the Tayronaka Indian Reserve, taking in the natural environment, the biodiversity and learning about the Tayrona culture. Departing from the pier, you’ll have a scenic 1-hour drive Santa Marta through the "Troncal del Caribe." As you travel along this route, you’ll see beautiful landscapes and contrasts produced by the area’s diverse climate ranges. Upon arrival, you will take a pleasant 20-minute walk along an ecological path, during which you will start to appreciate the flora and fauna of the region. You will have the opportunity of walking through what used to be the stone paved city of Tayrona. You will see paths, aqueducts, stairs, terraces, and much more. You may even see a piece of a Tayrona vessel or remains of grinding stones whose wonderful rounded stones were created for a purpose that is still unknown.There were many items that this incredible culture manufactured during the hundreds of years that they dwelled on this mountain; and many of them remain. Due to its climate and fertile soil, the area cultivates colorful tropical flowers that are sold to international markets and which can be observed everywhere within the reserve. Today, it has also become a sanctuary for the archaeological treasures of the Tayrona culture which are more than 1,000 years old. The museum here showcases pieces of great value and also enlightens visitors on how the Tayronas lived and how they were remarkable goldsmiths, craftsmen, sailors and warriors. Following the guided portion of your tour, you will be free to explore further on your own, or perhaps take a swim in the river. There is a restaurant at the Reserve where guests may purchase lunch. After approximately 2 hours, you’ll walk with your guide back to your minibus and travel back to the ship.

Please note: This tour includes approximately 1.5 hours of easy to moderate walking that includes some steps and uneven and natural surfaces. The tour is not available to wheelchair guests or those with mobility concerns. The local operator has imposed a maximum age limit of 60 years of age. Light weight clothing; a swimsuit and towel for those who wish to swim, sun cap, sunglasses,; sunscreen, insect repellant, and flat, comfortable walking shoes with a non-slip sole are recommended. Those who take part in any water activities do so at their own risk and responsibility.


price $84
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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

essentials
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

essentials
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.


price $79
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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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Bocas del Toro, Panama



4.5 HRS

Strenuous

outdoors

wildlife

boating

essentials
Bocas Del Toro, Exploring the Bat Cave
Here’s an unforgettable experience to interact with an indigenous peoples, see their artful weaving and experience an adventure in a subterranean river cave. The tour will start with a 10-minute local boat ride from the ship to Bahia Honda Ngobe-Buglé indigenous community. The Ngobe-Buglé women will demonstrate their process of weaving traditional bags, and have many on hand for sale. After a briefing from a local indigenous tour guide, you will be ready for your next adventure in the Bat Cave, which ranks as one of the most enjoyable places in the area. You will travel by motorized boat up a jungle-shrouded channel that provides excellent opportunities to see sloths hanging from tree branches and the occasional caiman silently resting in shallow water.  You will walk to enter a subterranean river cave that is home to hundreds of tiny fruit bats. This adventure will be impressive and memorable.

Please note:   Wear light or hiking clothes, hiking shoes or boots, and bring a towel, sunglasses, cap, camera, insect repellent and sunscreen. Important: you will want a plastic bag for your camera. Also it is recommended to bring additional clothes to change after the cave experience. Please do not bring valuable items to this tour.  You will be supplied with life jackets on the boats and boots, helmet, and lamp when visiting the cave. 


price $119
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4.5 HRS

Moderate

outdoors

wildlife

boating
Bocas Del Toro, Oreba Chocolate Farm Tour & Jungle Hike
Meet the indigenous Ngabe farmers and learn how cacao is cultivated. The tour will start with a 25-minute local boat ride from the ship to Almirante and then a 10-minute bus ride to The Oreba Chocolate Farm in Bocas del Toro.  Cacao cultivation and chocolate production are becoming one of Panama’s most coveted exports, and is completely run and managed by the indigenous Ngabe farmers of the community. The local English-speaking tour guides who are cacao farmers in the community will describe and show you the entire process of organic shade-grown cacao, explaining every step of the way including growing, harvesting, fermenting, drying and ultimately roasting and making chocolate. You will take an adventurous hike that weaves in and out of jungle and cacao trees and because the tour takes place within the protected shade grown farms of the locals there are always many animals to see along the way. It is not uncommon to spot poison dart frogs, sloths, and toucans.

Please note:   Wear light clothes and hiking shoes. Bring sunglasses, a cap, camera, insect repellent and sunscreen. 


price $129
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Puerto Limón/Moin, Costa Rica



8 HRS

Moderate

dining

walking

culture

sightseeing

essentials
Puerto Limon, A Hacienda Experience
This tour will take you to a unique, family-owned, century-old hacienda, property to the Ortuño family, who have devoted generations to agricultural activities like the production of sugarcane and coffee. The Hacienda is nested in the mountains of Turrialba. You can’t miss the wonderful views of the valley, the magnificent Reventazón River, the impressive dam and the endless, regal fields that dot the landscape; a region blessed with exuberant tropical forests that harmoniously inhabit this area along with sugarcane, coffee plantations, and tropical flowers. Upon arrival at the Hacienda, you will have the opportunity to learn about the ancient methods of growing and processing sugarcane. An introduction to the coffee cultivation will let you observe the process of roasting the coffee and you will participate in a coffee tasting session. After lunch, you will visit a picturesque colonial metal-and-wood chapel brought by German pilgrims in 1880. A shop with the Hacienda’s products, such as coffee in different presentations and flavors, organic sugarcane products, cooking recipes and other local keepsakes are available at factory prices.

Please note: Wear tennis shoes or good walking shoes, long pants, jacket, hat, sunscreen, insect repellent, sun glasses and bring your camera.


price $109
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5.5 HRS

Moderate

outdoors

wildlife

sightseeing

essentials
Puerto Limon, Cahuita National Park, Botanical Garden & Rescue Center
Cahuita National Park is an area that is filled with exuberant wildlife that includes howler monkeys, white-faced capuchin monkeys, raccoons, sloths, otters, coatis, agoutis, armadillos and porcupines. Several avian species also live in the swamp forest, like the green ibis, green kingfisher, yellow-crowned night-heron, frigate bird and the boat-billed heron, among others. Your naturalist guide will lead you through the trails of the rainforest, sharing his vast knowledge on this fragile ecosystem.  Your next destination will be Tree of life which is a Botanical Garden and Rescue Center where the main objective is to protect and rehabilitate displaced wildlife of Costa Rica’s Caribbean region, providing a safe haven to animals that need refuge because of habitat loss, accidents, and victims of pet trade or hunting. The Center provides a habitat as close as their natural habitat to promote their wellbeing. The center hosts species like sloths, iguanas, monkeys and deer.  In a property that covers approximately 10 acres you can also find a wide variety of plant groups like palms, heliconias, bromeliads, calatheas and aroids, among others, many of them being indigenous to the Talamanca region. Different spices available within the botanical garden are vanilla, black pepper and cinnamon and tropical fruit trees that produce papaya, banana, cocoa and pineapple grow within this land.

Please note: Wildlife sightings are not guaranteed. Wear light clothing, comfortable shoes, and bring towels, hat or visor, sunglasses, sunscreen, insect repellent, bottled water, camera, rain poncho, umbrella, binoculars and a change of clothes.


price $89
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5.5 HRS

Moderate

outdoors

wildlife

beach

essentials
Puerto Limon, Manzanillo Refuge & Beach Escape
Just 75 minutes away from Puerto Limon you will be transported into a completely different world; the Southern Caribbean Coast of Costa Rica is truly a wonderful place to visit with its laid-back environs, spicy piquant food, and unique Afro-Caribbean culture. Most of the people in these areas were brought either from Jamaica or other Caribbean Islands to help work on the railroads or in the banana plantations that still support and make up much of this province’s exports. Your first stop will be Manzanillo Wildlife Refuge, considered one of the most beautiful and scenic regions, offering some breathtaking white sandy beaches fringed with endless coconut trees and a calm sea of crystal clear waters and coral reefs. The area is filled with exuberant wildlife including howler monkeys, white-faced capuchin monkeys, raccoons, sloths, otters, coatis, agouti as well as several avian species also live in the swamp forest, like the green ibis, green kingfisher, yellow-crowned night-heron, frigate bird and the boat-billed heron, among others. Your naturalist guide will lead you through the trails of the rainforest towards a look-out point where you can take incredible photos of the rock formations and the landscape. He will share his vast knowledge on this fragile ecosystem. You will have time to walk along the beach and, if weather allows, you can even swim. Puerto Viejo will be your next destination; this charming village will make you find what can be described as mini-Jamaica with dreadlocked Rastafarians, reggae and calypso music played in the streets.

Please note: Wear light clothes, walking shoes or sandals, and bring insect repellent, sun protection, hat, camera and binoculars. Bring bottled water and bathing suit underneath your clothes. Towels and clothes to change into. Wildlife sightings are not guaranteed.


price $79
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3.5 HRS

Strenuous

outdoors

sightseeing

essentials
Puerto Limon, Rainforest Canopy Zip Lining
Join this tour and experience an adrenaline filled journey where you’ll forget all about routines and enjoy yourself while riding 11 suspended cable lines and 12 platforms in the middle of the rainforest. With the longest zip line at almost 900 feet long and with heights of up to 265 feet above the ground, you will be able to observe the beautiful jungle while traveling at full speed, the wind on your face and the most amazing panoramic views of the area. The highest level and quality of safety equipment will be at your disposal, experienced tour guides and a few platforms that allow tourists to leave the tour before finishing it are also available. An emergency cable is also available on platform 7, which can be used in case of an emergency. First aid kits, trained personnel will guarantee your safety during this tour, as well as a detailed safety talk for participants before starting this adventure.

Please note:  Waiver signing is required. Minimum age: 12, accompanied by an adult. Minimum weight: 99 pounds. Maximum weight: 235 pounds. Must be in good physical condition. Wear light clothing, walking shoes, hat or visor, sunscreen, insect repellent. Guests with long hair, suggest wearing it in a ponytail or a bun.


price $89
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7.5 HRS

Moderately
easy

boating

wildlife

outdoors

essentials
Puerto Limon, Rainforest Extravaganza
You will start this beautiful journey with an exciting pontoon boat ride through the world-famous Tortuguero Canals. You will admire the rich flora and fauna, wonderful views of the lush jungle foliage that mirrors on the water; orchids, water lilies, birds, monkeys, sloths, and toucans are common in this unique system of natural and artificial canals that are used as waterways for transportation and exploration. After this relaxing boat tour, you will enjoy complimentary soft drinks and refreshing tropical fruits. The tour bus will continue to Veragua Rainforest, and your naturalist guides will lead you through the live snake, frog, and butterfly exhibits in an unparalleled interactive set-up, operated by the University of Costa Rica. You will then get up on the open-air aerial tram that will take you on an enchanting ride through the canopy level of the rainforest. As you pass by giant 300-year-old trees on the way down to the riverbanks, you will be surrounded by uninterrupted views of the virgin rainforest. There is an optional strenuous walk to see the magnificent, 2-tiered, 65-foot-high Puma Waterfall. Before returning to your ship, delight yourself with some of Limon’s local cuisine.

Please note: Wear light clothing, closed and flat walking shoes, hat, sunscreen, insect repellent, and sun glasses.


price $169
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5.5 HRS

Strenuous

boating

refreshments

wildlife

essentials
Puerto Limon, Reventazon White River Rafting Class I & II
The Reventazón River is your best choice for easy access, short runs from the Caribbean Coast. The ‘El Carmen’ section offers Class II+, moderate white water rafting with fun sets of wave trains, lush surroundings, and abundant wildlife. It is a great introduction to river running because, at this point, the river enters the true lower Caribbean, therefore the rapids are gentler and the surroundings transformed with an amazing jungle character. This section of the river maintains very good water levels all throughout the year. This will be the perfect adventure for families with children, senior participants and overall first-time rafters. You will have a hearty snack before returning to the ship. 

Please note: A signed waiver is required. Minimum age: 12, accompanied by an adult. Minimum weight: 99 pounds. Maximum weight: 235 pounds. Wear light clothes, water shoes or rubber soled shoes, sunscreen, bring a change of clothes and a towel as you will get wet.  Camera protection highly recommended. Wildlife sightings not guaranteed.


price $99
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3.15 HRS

Moderate to
strenuous

walking

wildlife

outdoors

refreshments

essentials
Puerto Limon, Skywalk in the Forest
Discover the richness of the rainforest while you walk along beautiful trails and see the most amazing shapes of green vegetation appear before your eyes. The tour will start with an easy short walk that will lead into an open hummingbird garden, where many species of these tiny, lively colored birds gather around and amaze you with their spectacular acrobatic aerial maneuvers.  After this beautiful experience your adventure will continue when you arrive to the first of four suspended bridges exploring a unique and thrilling way to observe the beautiful rainforest canopies. Each of these bridges stretches between 55 and 200 feet and up to 165 feet above the ground. As you continue your way through tropical plants and giants trees, your naturalist tour guide will point out the most outstanding features of this lush forest, filled with exuberant wildlife including monkeys, sloths, several species of birds, butterflies, the beautiful blue jean frog, the green and black frog, etc. Finally, you will be able to taste some delicious typical snacks before returning to pier.

Please note: Do not feed or touch any wild animal. Do not use flashes to photograph animals. Tour sequence may vary. Wear light clothing, walking shoes, hat or visor, sunscreen, and insect repellent. Guests with long hair should wear it in a ponytail or a bun. Wildlife sightings are not guaranteed.


price $99
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3 HRS

Easy

boating

wildlife

essentials
Puerto Limon, Tortuguero Canals
A short 25-minute ride from the pier to a private dock in Moín, will take you on board a jungle pontoon boat specially designed to cruise comfortably through beautiful canals in the jungle. These canals are part of a river system which runs parallel to Costa Rica’s Caribbean coast. The Tortuguero Canals are known as Costa Rica’s Amazon due to the surrounding rainforest that, with the help of heavy annual rainfall fills the area with an extremely rich flora and fauna. You will observe orchids, water lilies, spot birds, monkeys, lizards, sloths and toucans in this unique system of natural and man- made canals used as waterways for transportation and exploration. Wonderful views of the lush jungle foliage mirrored in the canal’s waters will delight your eyes. After this exciting boat tour, enjoy complimentary soft drinks and tropical fruits.

Please note: Wear light clothing, closed and flat walking shoes, hat, sunscreen, insect repellent, and sun glasses. Wildlife sightings are not guaranteed.


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

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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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