One of the best things about a Caribbean cruise is that it can be as relaxing or as filled with thrills as you wish. The Eastern Caribbean might be best known for its gorgeous tropical beaches made for lounging in the sun and lazing in the aquamarine water, but for adventurous spirits, there are plenty of high-energy diversions too. From swinging through treetops to snorkeling seaside caves, these excursions invite you to experience a different side of the alluring Eastern Caribbean.
Castries, St. Lucia
Treetop Canopy Adventure
Race through a rainforest canopy on an exhilarating zip line while admiring the tropical countryside from a unique vantage point high above the forest floor. The zip line, located at Errard Estate in the heart of the lush rainforest, features nine wooden platforms in the trees at different heights. During stops, the guides will prepare you for the next thrilling leg of the journey and describe the most fascinating sights of rainforest flora along the way. At the end of the zip line adventure, you will follow a nature trail back to the welcome center for a refreshing drink.
Snorkel Fort-de-France & Bat Cave
Snorkel along a beautiful beach in Fort de France Bay and in a seaside cave where the water is also stunningly clear. As you cruise across the bay, you will see mountains looming in the distance, luxurious yachts bobbing in the harbor and lovely crescent-shaped beaches. Once the boat anchors near spectacular Anse Dufour beach, you will be free to swim, snorkel and discover the abundant tropical fish here. Although the second snorkeling site is just a few minutes away, the setting is vastly different. You will enter the cavern known as the Bat Cave through a wide opening in a seaside cliff. The water inside is typically calm and crystal-clear, allowing you to easily observe the ever-changing spectacle of marine life
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Horseback Riding in the Tropical Plains
Enjoy a fun-filled horseback ride through various landscapes, including lush tropical plains. Your starting point will be a sugar plantation, where you will be matched with a horse suited to your riding abilities. Even first-time riders will be comfortable on these horses, as they are Paso Finos, a breed known for its smooth, easy gait. The horses are ideal for trail riding, as you will soon discover by riding through the countryside. Along the way, the terrain will change from mangrove forests to open plains as you pass many waterways. You might also have the chance to explore one of the numerous caves along the way.
St. John's, Antigua
Antigua by Helicopter
Fly over the most picturesque areas of Antigua in a helicopter with large viewing windows that will afford you an extraordinary bird’s-eye view of the island. Along the way, the pilot will point out the most noteworthy landmarks such as the villages of Five Islands and Jolly Harbour, beautiful Rendezvous Bay and Cade’s Reef, one of the premier spots for snorkeling and diving. Toward the island’s southern tip, you will fly past English Harbour and the restored military lookout at Shirley Heights. You will also fly over the avian sanctuary Great Bird Island and Prickly Pear Island before returning to the helipad where the exhilarating adventure began.
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