There’s something about the Caribbean and the balmy, soothing climate that makes for a perfect getaway destination at any time of the year. Pristine sandy beaches, hidden coves, calm bays, crystal-clear water, savory tropical cuisine, luxury accommodations, exciting nightlife, myriad spa services, live music, and super friendly natives. Honestly, what more could you ask for?
It’s no secret, we love the Caribbean. So, we’ve put together a list of some of our most popular tours in some of the region’s most favored locales.
Sail the Calm Seas in St Maarten
Port of Call: Philipsburg
Enjoy this all day cruise
around the coast of beautiful St Maarten and St Martin. Snorkel, swim, paddle board, soak in a mud bath, and try out the Tarzan trapeze swing. Or, simply relax on board, or on the beach at Mulley Bay with plenty of food and drink. Winner of the Luxury Travel Guide's Adventure Activity of the Year, this trip has something for everyone.
Dominican Republic Zipline Adventure
Port of Call: Punta Cana
Experience the thrill of ziplining
through the beautiful Anamaya Mountain Range. Fly through lush tropical vegetation between 18 platforms and 12 cable lines, one of which is 800 meters, the longest in the Caribbean.
Kite Surfing in Aruba
Port of Call: Palm Beach
Learn the basics of kitesurfing in this exhilarating introductory course
. First, you’ll learn about safety and weather issues. Next, you’ll feel the incredible power of the kite and practice driving on land. Finally, you’ll go “bodydraggen” in the water, with a kite but without a board, and then it is time to ride!
The Best of St Lucia Sightseeing
Port of Call: Rodney Bay
Explore the world famous Soufriere, the heart and soul of this magical island. Choose among many exciting options
, including a visit to botanical gardens, mud baths, waterfalls, volcanoes, beaches, shopping and a climb up the breathtaking Piton rock formations.
Tackle Fishing in Puerto Rico
Port of Call: San Juan
Venture out to the popular Torricelli and San Jose Lagoons for a half-day of light tackle tarpon fishing
. Enjoy the tropical scenery – mangroves, iguanas and native birds – on this fun-filled tour that’s ideal for the entire family.
St Kitts Off-Road ATV Tour
Port of Call: Basseterre
Venture through majestic mountains and fields of sugar canes on our exciting off-road tour
. Afterwards, spend time lolling about on either Frigate Bay or Cockleshell beach.
Saddle Up in Turks and Caicos
Port of Call: Cockburn Town
Hop in the saddle on our popular sunset horseback ride
. Glide along sandy shores and through warm waters on the back of our gentle horses who love to swim.
Private Power Boat Cruise in the Cayman Islands
Port of Call: George Town
Charter the Witchy Poo, a 600 HP power cruiser, for a private tour
of hidden coves, secluded beaches, and prime snorkeling spots.
Tobago Rain Forest Hike
Port of Call: Mt. Pleasant
Hike along the Gilpin Trail into the island's dense Rain Forest Reserve. On this all day tour
you’ll observe lush tropical flora and fauna and make numerous stops along the way, including Englishman's Bay and Bloody Bay, for a refreshing swim.
Curacao Scuba Diving Experience
Port of Call: Daaibooibaai
Explore the underworld of the stunning surroundings of Coral Estate on this introductory course
that can be used as credit for a PADI certification. Our experienced instructors will help you get accustomed to breathing underwater and teach you some basic diving skills and safety tips.
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