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Excursion 13: Escape to Jost Van Dyke
Tour Code: EIS-016
Tour Length: Half-Day (Approximately 5 hours)

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Cruise over to White Bay on nearby Jost Van Dyke, the ultimate beach paradise for sunbathing and simply relaxing.

Walk a few steps from the pier to the tender dock, where you'll board your waiting high-speed boat. The cruise to neighboring Jost Van Dyke lasts about 30 minutes and is incredibly scenic, as you'll pass several classic Caribbean islands, including St. John in the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Upon arriving in White Bay on southern Jost Van Dyke, your adventure in paradise begins in earnest, as there's no dock and you'll have to swim approximately 30-50 feet to shore, dependent upon where the boat is able to anchor. It's definitely worth the effort and sets a carefree tone for the rest of the day. Here at White Bay, you'll have a full 3 hours ashore to enjoy the sugar-white beach, lounge in a hammock strung between two palm trees, sunbathe or go swimming.

There's a reef at the bay's western edge that's usually teeming with blue tangs, rainbow parrotfish and other marine life. You might even see sea turtles and bottlenose dolphin. Later, enjoy a cool drink at the Soggy Dollar Bar, where the famous Painkiller cocktail was invented in the 1970s. This is the Caribbean as it was meant to be: completely stress-free. And the mood will stay with you long after you return to the pier in Tortola.

Please note: Walking on this tour is mainly at the guests' discretion during the stop at Jost Van Dyke. The tour is not available to wheelchair guests or those with mobility concerns. Guests must be able to swim the 30-50 feet to shore as there is no dock. Bathing suits should be worn under a cover-up and guests should bring their own towel and cash or credit card for purchases at Marina Cay. Hats, sunglasses, sunscreen and comfortable walking shoes are strongly recommended. Dry bags will be available to transport your belongings ashore (guests may have to share a bag). Bring only what you can easily be carried as the boat cannot be responsible for personal belongings left onboard. Swimming aids are available onboard and beach chairs are available for rental onshore. Guests taking part in any water activities do so at their own risk and responsibility and the local operator requires that all participants sign a liability waiver before being permitted on the tour.

NOTICE: All Oceania Cruises shore excursion fares are listed per person, and are subject to change and availability. Some tours are capacity controlled and may be withdrawn at any time without prior notice. Tour departure times are subject to change so please reference your actual tour ticket for the correct departure time. Minor children under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a an adult parent or guardian on all shore excursions. While Oceania Cruises makes every effort to adhere to the specifics mentioned in each shore excursion description, circumstances may require otherwise. All shore excursion information contained on this website is subject to change without notice at Oceania Cruises’ discretion. Oceania Cruises is not responsible or liable for typographical error, omissions or misprints.

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