SHORE EXCURSIONS

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    Hiking, Horseback, and Kayak Adventure

    Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic

    Duration 6 1/4 hrs

    OVERVIEW
    Explore the wilderness that surrounds the remote mountain community of Jamao al Norte, beginning with a leisurely horseback ride into the lush landscape. You will follow a trail that winds through the jungle-like forest, where the only sounds will be the rhythmic clip clop of the horse’s hooves and birds chirping in the dense foliage. The setting will be absolutely enchanting as it is completely natural. In time, you will arrive at the Jamao River, a crystal-clear waterway with forested and steep rocky banks that will be beautifully reflected on the water’s surface. You will then ease into a two-person kayak and paddle along at your leisure, pausing every so often to take in the stunning scenery and scan the shoreline for wildlife. The river is typically so clear that you will be able to see fish swimming below. Following a hearty lunch at a nearby restaurant, you can enjoy free time for hiking.


    HIGHLIGHTS
    • Hike, ride a horse and kayak through the remote mountain wilderness that lies inland.
    • Enjoy the beautiful tropical setting, a sparsely populated land that is absolutely pristine.
    • Relax over a hearty lunch and recount your experience with the other guests.


    HELPFUL HINTS • Dress in weather-appropriate clothing.
    • Wear a swimsuit and bring a towel.
    • Wear flat comfortable walking shoes.


    Need to Know:

    Note: Guests with back or leg problems and pregnant women cannot participate. Participants must be at least 6 years of age with a maximum weight of 250 lbs.
    • Adult from: $149.00 USD
    • Child from: $79.00 USD
    DURATION 6 1/4 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 3
    • Age
    • Weight
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    ATV Quad Adventure - Double Seater

    Philipsburg, St. Maarten

    Duration 3 hrs

    Ride out on the adventure of a lifetime, with rough terrains awaiting you and explore the lush countryside of this 37 square mile island beauty. There is simply no other way to see the island as an adventurer. Make the best out of your vacation by driving through the countryside in a convoy and roughing it a bit on the hillsides. Then it is off to the most extreme, yet relaxing beach on St Maarten. A welcome drink is served upon arrival, then lounge on a powdery white sand beach as time appears to stand still.


    Need to Know:

    Note: Participants must be at least 8 years of age. Drivers must be at least 18 years of age and provide a valid driver's license with a maximum height of 6’8”. The ATV accommodates two people, who will both have an opportunity to drive. The price for this tour is per vehicle. Combined weight on ATV is 600 lbs. This tour is not recommended for pregnant women and guests with walking or respiratory difficulties. All participants must sign a waiver form.
    • Adult from: $229.00 USD
    • Child from: $229.00 USD
    DURATION 3 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
    • Age
    • Weight
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    Clear Bottom Kayak

    Kralendijk, Bonaire

    Duration 2 1/2 hrs

    You'll kayak to a beach in the southern part of the Bonaire Marine Park - an exquisite snorkeling location with breathtaking coral and colorful fish. This day of sun and fun starts as you meet your guide at the pier for the short walk to a lovely beach, for your kayaking eco-adventure. First, you’ll take a moment for a safety briefing and paddling instructions for your two person glass-bottom kayak. Your stable, sit-on-top kayak is equipped with a comfortable backrest seat, life vests, a waterproof bag for your personal belongings and, of course, paddles. 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 is a beach in the southern part of the Bonaire Marine Park - an exquisite snorkeling location, excellent for all skill levels. Bonaire has a long history of marine preservation and is world renowned for its snorkeling.


    Pull your kayak right onto the sandy beach, and moments later you’ll be slipping into the warm water with your snorkel gear and enjoying the breathtaking coral and the many colorful tropical reef fish. All of your snorkel equipment is 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.


    Need to Know:

    Note: Participants must be at least 8 years of age, must be in good general health, be a good swimmer and have no preexisting conditions. Maximum weight capacity is 200lbs per person. This tour is not recommended for guests who are pregnant. It is recommended to bring water shoes.
    • Adult from: $89.00 USD
    • Child from: $79.00 USD
    DURATION 2 1/2 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 3
    • Age
    • Weight
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    Flighthouse Zipline Adrenaline Package

    Harvest Caye, Belize

    Duration 1 hr

    Specifically designed for those that have a compulsive desire for excitement and adventure, the Flighthouse Adrenaline Package combines both exhilarating activities to feed your need for speed: the Lagoon Run Adventure Zip consisting of 3 zips crisscrossing the Harvest Cay Lagoon and traversing of the suspension bridge; and the Superman Beach Zipline Run, zipping 1,300 feet at 40 mph, side by side in a face down “superman” position across the Main Beach and Caribbean Sea! Note the beach run can also be done in the regular seat harness that is used for the Lagoon Run Zip for those who prefer to sit.


    The Flighthouse tower is adrenaline junkie central. Currently the tallest building in all of Belize it has been specially designed to maximize the stunning views of the island, mainland and surrounding seas to allow you the opportunity to spring into thin air for the thrills of your life.


    The flight crew will provide you with equipment and safety briefings covering all the “flight missions”. Once outfitted and briefed, you’ll be transported to your designated flight deck by the Flighthouse elevator and launched into the wild blue wonder!


    Don’t think, just trust and launch yourself from the Flighthouse platform. Feel the adrenaline surge, the wind gust as you soar 100 feet above the Manatee Lagoon. Search the horizon and take in panoramic views of the Mayan Mountains on the mainland or the turquoise waters of the outer reefs.


    The experience concludes with the side by side “Superman Beach Run” racing face down for 1300 feet in a superman position at 40 mph! allowing you a bird’s eye view of island guests below.


    No experience necessary as our experience staff will provide all the information necessary to complete your mission.


    Need to Know:

    Note: Minimum age 8 years, minimum height 4 feet tall, maximum weight 250 lbs. Shorts or pants and shirts required. No bathing suits. Closed heel shoes are required so shoes do not fall off on traverses. Shoe rentals are available. Guests who go ashore do so with the understanding that they will be mixing with members of the general public.
    • Adult from: $109.00 USD
    • Child from: $79.00 USD
    DURATION 1 hr
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 3
    • Age
    • Weight
    • Height
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    Xel-Ha Park & River Tubing - All Inclusive

    Cozumel, Mexico

    Duration 8 hrs

    Spend a fun-filled day at Xel-Ha, an aquatic theme park where you can enjoy activities such as river tubing, bicycling, snorkeling and soaring like a bird on the zip-line.


    After departing from the pier, you will settle in for a scenic journey to Xel-Ha, a beautiful aquatic park in a large protected cove on the mainland. Centuries ago, the Maya created a trading center, pilgrimage site and shelter for sailors here. In the Mayan language, Xel-Ha means “where the water is born,” and it is still a fitting description.


    In this natural wonderland, you will be free to participate in whatever activities interest you the most. You might ease into an inner tube and float down the Xel-Ha River. Along the way, you can pause on the riverside platforms and, if you are feeling adventurous, you can climb the Cliff of Courage and then jump off into the river.


    Riding the zip-lines and then splashing down into the water is another exhilarating, adrenaline-pumping activity. You can also fly through the air on a rope swing named for the Mayan Guardian of the Air, Chuc Kay.


    There are also plenty of activities that are less physically demanding. You might meander down a jungle trail, enjoy the serenity of Chacah’s Garden, and snorkel through the cove, which is teeming with marine life such as angelfish, snapper, turtles and even manatees. The day is yours to enjoy as you so fit, whether it’s being physically active or simply relaxing.


    Need to Know:

    Note: This tour includes food & beverages. Breakfast buffet available from 9:30am – 11:30am. Lunch buffets (4) from 11:30am - 5:30pm. Open domestic bar and unlimited non-alcoholic beverages. Bring swimsuit, water shoes, & comfortable clothing. Bring a towel and extra change of clothes. To avoid affecting the natural balance of the ecosystem, only sunblock and sunscreen containing titanium oxide and zinc oxide is allowed in the Park. Bring credit card or cash to buy souvenirs. Total duration is determined by the tender schedule for the ship’s mainland tours.


    For the mega waterslide & observation tower - Minimum height 3.5 ft. and maximum weight 275 lbs. Participants should know how to swim. Children should always be accompanied by an adult. Refrain from using the slide if you are pregnant, had recent surgery, are under the influence of alcohol, have epilepsy, heart problems, asthma, hypertension, claustrophobia, vertigo or fear of heights.


    In case you do not wish to use the slide and just go up to enjoy the view, you should wear shoes and only bring your locker key.


    These programs are not included in this tour: bike zipline, spa, sea trek, snuba and dolphin programs. Guests who go ashore do so with the understanding that they will be mixing with members of the general public. The use of face masks is mandatory. A responsibility waiver has to be signed prior to participation.


    • Adult from: $229.00 USD
    • Child from: $169.00 USD
    DURATION 8 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
    • Meal
    • Height
    • Weight
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    ATV Eco-Jungle & Beach Adventure

    Roatán, Bay Islands, Honduras

    Duration 5 hrs

    Enjoy an exhilarating ride through the tropical countryside on an ATV as a prelude to relaxing on the beach at a luxurious resort overlooking small cays in the Caribbean Ocean. As an introduction to the wonders of Roatan, you will first stop at the Mayan Eden Nature Park, where you cross one or more hanging bridges to hold, pet & play to interact with wildlife such as capuchin monkeys, sloths, Honduras national bird macaws, parrots and visit to hummingbird & butterfly sanctuary. These first hand encounters will help you understand the vast biodiversity in the surrounding jungle, which you will soon see while driving your own ATV through an adventure park. As you zip through the dense forest on the easy-to-follow natural trails, you will cross a small creek and pause on occasion at scenic lookouts, a natural spring and at a well where the locals still wash their laundry by hand. By the time you arrive at Las Palmas resort, you should be ready to indulge in the beachfront amenities and live Caribbean music on most of the days. Take a refreshing swim, stretch out on the sand and do most anything else you wish.


    HIGHLIGHTS
    • Hold animals such as capuchin monkeys, sloths and the tropical national bird, the Macaw.
    • Visit a butterfly & hummingbird sanctuary at the tropical nature park.
    • Drive your own ATV through the jungle, stopping on occasion to admire the natural beauty.
    • Relax at a luxurious beachfront resort on aptly named Las Palmas.

    HELPFUL HINTS
    • All guests need to bring their government issued ID.
    • Dress in weather-appropriate clothing.
    • Bring a swimsuit and sunscreen.
    • Wear flat comfortable walking shoes.

    Need to Know:

    Note: Participants must be at least 16 years of age to participate in this tour, be between 4’ 9” and 6.5 ft. tall with a maximum weight of 275 lbs. All guests need to bring their government-issued ID. The tour is not available to wheelchair guests, guests with mobility concerns, heart conditions, recent back or neck injuries, or pregnant women. These are single rider ATVs. Water activities and water sports equipment including snorkeling are available at an additional cost. Beach chairs and umbrellas are included. Food & beverages are available at an additional cost. No flip-flops or high-heeled shoes are allowed. Guests who go ashore do so with the understanding that they will be mixing with members of the general public.
    • Adult from: $139.00 USD
    • Child from: $139.00 USD
    DURATION 5 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
    • Age
    • Height
    • Weight
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    Dolphin Encounter

    Costa Maya, Mexico

    Duration 2 hrs

    Fun, convenient and the experience of a lifetime! You’ll be greeted by your smiling dolphin guide at the end of the dock who will brief you on the day`s events. It is only a five-minute walk to the Dolphin Park located within the dock facility! You’ll be given a locker and lifejacket. A member of the training team will provide an educational briefing that details what to expect during your dolphin interaction and key points of interest. Cameras and valuables are to be placed in the lockers for safe keeping as cameras are not allowed in the water.


    The Dolphin Encounter is the classic dolphin program which provides an exhilarating dolphin experience for couples, families and guests of all ages. This excursion allows guests to kiss, pet and interact with the dolphin on a submerged platform and learn about this amazing creature and their habitat. You’ll be surprised by the great intelligence and friendliness of these wonderful marine mammals. Enjoy 30 minutes in the water with the dolphin. This a great dolphin program for non-swimmers!


    Need to Know:

    Note: Participants must be at least 2 years of age. Guests with a height 55 inches and under must be accompanied by a paying adult or legal guardian. Pregnant women (less than 5 months) may participate in the program with a signed waiver form. Guests who go ashore do so with the understanding that they will be mixing with members of the general public.
    • Adult from: $139.00 USD
    • Child from: $119.00 USD
    DURATION 2 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
    • Age
    • Family Recommended
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    West End Ultimate Kayak & Snorkel

    Roatán, Bay Islands, Honduras

    Duration 4 hrs

    Take a bus ride from your ship to the West End. After a brief orientation, you’ll receive your mask, fin snorkel and snorkel vest. Jump into the beautiful waters of Half Moon Bay to explore this colorful underwater world and the variety of fish in Roatans first Marine Park. Before heading to your kayaking experience, enjoy a great lunch including fresh fruits and quesadillas, as well as water, lemonade and iced-tea all day.


    After a briefing on kayaking and after receiving your life preserver, take a kayak trip down to West Bay where you’ll stop on the beach. You can take a swim or go on a nature hike and visit a banana plantation. You’ll have shopping time in West End village at the end of your trip.


    Need to Know:

    Note: Participants must be at least 5 years of age and weigh no more than 350 lbs. Guests who go ashore do so with the understanding that they will be mixing with members of the general public.
    • Adult from: $99.00 USD
    • Child from: $69.00 USD
    DURATION 4 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
    • Meal
    • Weight
    • Age
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    Chacchoben Mayan Ruins

    Costa Maya, Mexico

    Duration 4 hrs

    You’ll journey to the ancient place of Mayan pilgrimage known today as Chacchoben, also known as "The Place of Red Corn". At the pier, you’ll be greeted by a bilingual guide who will direct you to an air-conditioned bus. Onboard the bus your guide will brief you on the interesting history and unique attributes of this sacred Mayan site. Upon arrival at Chacchoben you’ll be surrounded by jungle. Your guide will escort you through the ruins, giving you a complete explanation of the sacred temples and other structures seen there.


    See original red paint on the stucco walls of one of the pyramids and the temple where a mural was found showing the astronomical positions of the planet Venus. You’ll have time to climb the Gran Basamento taking you above tree level. Here archaeologists found ceremonial offerings dating to around 1000 B.C. Your guide will also explain about the wildlife and medicinal plants that are used by the modern-day descendants of the ancient Mayan people.


    Need to Know:

    Note: Transfer time to the ruins is approximately one hour. Tour includes 2 bottles of water. There is a government tax of $5-8 US for the use of video cameras at the site. No tripods and/or professional video cameras are allowed. Guests with recent surgeries, heart or respiratory conditions, pregnant women and those with walking difficulties are not allowed to participate. We recommend that you bring insect repellent. Guests who go ashore do so with the understanding that they will be mixing with members of the general public.
    • Adult from: $119.00 USD
    • Child from: $99.00 USD
    DURATION 4 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
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    Birds & Nature at Bocuare Jungle Haven

    Puerto Limon, Costa Rica

    Duration 6 1/2 hrs

    Experience scenic Costa Rica while touring a rainforest in the Estrella Valley and enjoy a visit to Bocuare Jungle for lunch and a swim. A scenic drive will take you past quaint towns and plantations en route to the rainforest. Join a guided hike to explore this unique ecosystem, cross a lagoon on a hanging bridge, view plantations and other stunning flora. Over 115 different bird species have been spotted here.


    You’ll visit the site of an old sugar mill and learn how sugar cane is processed, help in the extraction and sample the sweet results. Board a tractor-pulled wagon to Bocuare and upon arrival you can take a swim or lounge by the pool, enjoy a typical Costa Rican lunch, and browse for souvenirs before returning to the port.


    Need to Know:

    Note: Participants must be at least 3 years of age and be in good physical condition. Tour involves stand for periods of time, walking down the lagoon crossing, hanging bridges and steps. This tour is not for guests with disabilities, back, neck or shoulder problems, heart condition, prone to seizures or vertigo or pregnant women. Overweight customers that have walking difficulties and shortness of breath should consider their fitness before taking this tour. Bring raingear, insect repellent, a camera and/or binoculars and wear comfortable clothing and shoes. Wildlife sightings are common, but are not guaranteed. Bring a towel and a swimsuit if you would like to enjoy the swimming pool.
    • Adult from: $119.00 USD
    • Child from: $79.00 USD
    DURATION 6 1/2 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
    • Age
    • Meal
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    Beach Getaway at Beach Escape

    Costa Maya, Mexico

    Duration 5 hrs

    Spend hours relaxing however you please at the Beach Escape Beach Club in nearby Mahahual. After a brief orientation to help you maximize the experience, you will be free to enjoy the club’s amenities, which are considerable and all offered for your enjoyment. You might stretch out on a lounge chair and bask in the sun, take a refreshing swim in the sea and gather around the thatched-roof poolside bar, which will be open for unlimited drinks the entire time. One end of the Beach Escape is typically busier and more party-oriented, while the other end by the pier is quieter, allowing you to easily find an ideal spot to make the most of your free time. If you wish to explore offshore, kayaks are available. The beach club is located right on the boardwalk at Fisherman’s Village, a great place for people-watching and dining on your own as there are plenty of restaurants.

    HIGHLIGHTS
    • Spend hours of free time doing whatever you please at the Beach Escape Beach Club.
    • Enjoy the festive atmosphere around the poolside bar or relax at the quieter other end.
    • Swim in the sea and freshwater pool, use the included kayaks and enjoy unlimited drinks.


    HELPFUL HINTS
    • Dress in weather-appropriate clothing.
    • Wear flat comfortable walking shoes.


    Need to Know:

    This tour includes limited walking, mainly at the guest's discretion. It is available to guests who utilize a folding manual wheelchair, folding lightweight scooter/electric wheelchair, walker, and/or cane. Guest must be able to make their way on and off the coach, able to walk approximately 100 yards, and have a companion to assist them. Guests must be at least 21years old to consume alcohol. Alcohol will be distributed under a watchful tolerance to everyone. An adult must accompany children and teenagers under 18 years old.


    Presence of seaweed in the Mexican Caribbean Coast is seasonal and could cause limited visibility and be present in the water during the portion of the tour. Seaweed is not harmful but may cause light itching on sensitive skin. Guests who go ashore do so with the understanding that they will be mixing with members of the general public.


    • Adult from: $79.00 USD
    • Child from: $59.00 USD
    DURATION 5 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 1
    • Sightseeing
    • Age
    • Limited Accessibility
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    Dolphin Swim

    Ocho Rios, Jamaica

    Duration 4 1/4 hrs

    Relax during your short drive in air-conditioned comfort to Dolphin Cove. Upon arrival you’ll be met by a friendly hostess. This unique park, surrounded by lush tropical jungle, is home to a beautiful family of bottlenose dolphins, sharks, stingrays, exotic birds, rabbits, and iguanas. After a brief orientation, you’re ready to enter the world of nature’s most fascinating creatures - the dolphins. Get to know the animals as you interact with them starting in a submerged platform and then in deep water. Experience the thrill of "riding” the dolphin belly to belly. Dance, sing, play and even enjoy a smile. After enjoying this experience of a lifetime, spend time watching the dolphins at play in their natural habitat, the Caribbean Sea.


    Enjoy a leisurely stroll through the lush tropical jungle for an up-close experience with the beautiful and friendly birds and iguanas. Mingle with and feed the colorful free flying lovebirds in the bird aviary.

    Need to Know:

    Note: Participants must weigh no more than 250 lbs. and be at least 7 years of age to participate. This tour is not recommended for those who are pregnant, have back or neck injuries and heart or respiratory conditions. Dolphin observer ticket available for purchase onboard.
    • Adult from: $159.00 USD
    • Child from: $119.00 USD
    DURATION 4 1/4 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
    • Age

Please note: The information in this document was current at time of printing. Tour descriptions and prices vary by ship and sailing date and are subject to change without notice. Log into My NCL for the applicable information specific to your cruise.

Printed on Wednesday, June 29, 2022 at 11:36am