Holland America shore excursions are offered throughout the Caribbean, here are some favourites
Without question, Holland America shore excursions offer some of the most fun-filled experiences of the Caribbean.
Here is a roundup of some of these excursions and the islands within which they are featured.
Layou Gorge River Tubing: The Layou Gorge River is Dominica’s longest river and remains unspoilt unlike much of its Caribbean counterparts. A trained guide will be on hand to take you through a brief safety session before journeying with you down this enchanting river. You will encounter several large fresh water pools, lush natural vegetation and some tall cliffs that overhang the river; all in the making to offer you a most enjoyable river tubing experience!
Holland America shore excursions set an age limit of 6 years and a maximum weight of 250 lbs. on this tour.
Best of Dominica & Scenic Drive: This tour takes you on a scenic drive through the beautiful forests and plantations of Dominica's Layou Valley. You also get to visit the Botanical Gardens which is home to many exotic flowers and rare species of birds such as the Sisserou and Jaco parrots. Your tour continues through Roseau and Warner Valley, stopping en route for a taste of local juice mixes and an entertaining presentation by a Dominican folklore group. Continue your scenic drive through coastal fishing villages and past Canefield Estate back to your ship in Roseau.
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Nassau Highlights & Ardastra Gardens: See the main points of interest in the capital city of the Bahamas, including Fort Fincastle (1793) renowned for its splendid views. Another highlight of this tour is a one-hour stop at Ardastra Gardens to see the national bird—the pink flamingo. After stopping at the Queen's Staircase, named for Queen Victoria and composed of 64 stone steps, the tour returns to the ship via historic Bay Street and its merchant stalls and horse-drawn carriages.
Discover Atlantis: No visit to the Bahamas is complete without a tour of the Atlantis. Departing from Prince George Dock, you'll set out towards Paradise Island on a 30-minutes narrated boat journey past Arawak Cay, the Historic Nassau Harbour and Fort Montague. Along the way, your guide will share Nassau's colorful history and point out the area’s famous resorts and celebrity homes. After your boat ride, walk 10- to 15-minutes to the $500-million Atlantis mega-resort and experience the Atlantis Digs, an underground attraction recreating the fabled lost city of Atlantis. As you journey underground, you'll enter one of the largest outdoor aquariums in the world; where the Atlantis lagoon holds more than 20,000 fish in its 2.7-million-gallon tank. At the end of your tour, explore the Atlantis shops and casino at your leisure before heading back to the ship.
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Bobsled Jamaica and Dunn's River Falls: Experience the three most popular attractions at Rainforest Bobsled Jamaica and the surreal beauty of Dunn's River Falls with this Holland America shore excursions compressive package. Board your air-conditioned transportation for a quick drive to the Dunn’s River Falls. Meet your guide and climb 600 feet of cool refreshing water as it cascades over natural limestone terraces. At the conclusion of the climb, re-board the transportation for the brief drive to Mystic Mountain. Upon arrival embark the chairlift for a fun ride 700 feet up through the tropical forest canopy. Next experience the Rainforest Bobsled Jamaica ride. This signature ride features a gravity-driven plunge through 3,280 feet of twists and turns on a specially designed sled, evoking the glory of the 1988 and 1992 Jamaican Olympic Bobsled teams.
Other Holland America shore excursions featured in Jamaica are Rafting on the Martha Brae and ATV Safari at Chukka Cove Farm.
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Island Safari 4x4 Adventure: Visit beautiful Antigua the pioneering way. Go back in history via dirt tracks to places few people have yet discovered. See the quieter parts of the island and share its natural beauty while your guide describes its interesting history. This is tour promises to be a fun-filled day, exploring many of Antigua’s off-road secrets.
Other Holland America shore excursions featured in Antigua are Antigua Highlights, Lobster Lunch & Beach and Kayak & Snorkel Adventure.
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ST. THOMAS, USVI
Champagne Catamaran Sail & Snorkel to St. John: Enjoy the best of the Virgin Islands on this exclusive half-day sail from St. Thomas to the enchanted island of St. John on board a custom-designed catamaran. The brisk sail across Pillsbury Sound brings the catamaran to its special mooring destination where you can swim across to beautiful Honeymoon Beach. Snorkel, beachcomb, or simply relax under the palms. Enjoy freshly baked breads, cheeses, fruits, and a variety of beverages on board. Champagne and other beverages are served after swimming and snorkeling. After your relaxing stay at the beach, delight in the tropical breezes as you make the downwind sail back to St. Thomas. Snorkel gear and instruction are included.
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Bioluminescent Bay Kayak: Do not miss the opportunity to join one of the most unique and memorable tours in Puerto Rico. Take a relaxing trip into the enchanting bioluminescent bay at Laguna Grande of Fajardo. Under the blanket of the night sky and the historical lighthouse of Fajardo, you will be able to kayak your way into the water and literally make it glow. A most fascinating natural phenomenon!
Other Holland America shore excursions featured in Puerto Rico include Cultural & Botanical Gardens of Caguas, El Yunque Rain Forest Day Hike and Old San Juan Historic Walking Tour.
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