SHORE EXCURSIONS

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    Best of Tortola & Beach

    Tortola, British Virgin Islands

    Duration 4 1/2 hrs

    This unforgettable excursion will have you traveling along the coastlines on the Sir Francis Drakes Highway heading through small villages such as Capoons Bay, Apple Bay, Carrot Bay, and then you will ascend about 900 feet above sea level between the Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea. Photo stops will be made along the way.


    Enjoy stunning views and the different shades of beautiful water. Your knowledgeable driver/guide will keep you constant company as the history and culture of the island is related via the public address system. At Long Bay beach, enjoy a relaxing swim in the crystal- clear water or just relax to the singing of the waves along the seashore.


    Need to Know:

    Note: Transportation is either by open-air safari bus or air-conditioned bus, depending upon availability. Tortola is a very beautiful island, however there will be many curved roads and going up and down hills. Please note that the beach that this tour includes (Long Bay Beach on Beef Island) is a very pristine and natural beach, and has been specially chosen for its tranquility, and is known to be less crowded. There are restrooms, beach chairs and umbrellas; food concessions are available on the beach for purchase. Guests should wear swimsuits; bring towels and sunblock. Bring cash in small denominations.
    • Adult from: $89.00 USD
    • Child from: $69.00 USD
    DURATION 4 1/2 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 1
    • Family Recommended
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    Virgin Gorda & The Baths

    Tortola, British Virgin Islands

    Duration 4 1/2 hrs

    Take an approximately 45 minute cruise along the Sir Francis Drake Channel to Spanish Town, Virgin Gorda. Open safari buses take you on an approximately 15 minute drive through Spanish Town to The Baths for a self-guided tour, where you can swim in the unique atmosphere of mammoth boulders, palms, and sea caves. Travel along the trails and boulders to discover hidden caves and sea pools.


    Need to Know:

    Note: Wear your swimsuit and bring a towel. The footpath to The Baths is rough, consists of uneven terrain and goes through small spaces. Footpaths and the rocks may be slippery at times, depending on the weather conditions. Please make yourself aware of the beach flag warning system and adhere to it at all times. Expect crowded locations and high temperatures. Minimum age to participate is 5 years of age. Not recommended for people with any walking difficulties. This is a self-guided tour. Tour escorts will lead the group down the path and stay with guests for the duration of the tour. COVID safety protocols must be always adhered to. 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 4 1/2 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 3
    • Family Recommended
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    Tortola Jeep & Beach

    Tortola, British Virgin Islands

    Duration 4 1/2 hrs

    Drive a Jeep through the island’s naturally beautiful terrain and then head off-road to one of Tortola’s most secluded beaches. With the guide providing commentary via a two-way radio, you will take in the best of the West End on the way to isolated Smuggler’s Cove. Here, you will be free to relax however you please. You might stretch out on the sheltered beach, stroll along the shore and take a refreshing swim in the sea.


    In time, you will drive off once again into the tropical landscape, where you will pass beach-blessed Long Bay and the surfer’s paradise of Apple Bay before arriving in the fishing village on Carrot Bay. While browsing its museum, you will behold an impressive collection of shells, all found on Tortola’s many beaches. More spectacular sights await you atop Windy Hill, from the Stoutt’s Lookout Bar and at Sky World, an elevated vantage point with 360 views of the British Virgin Islands.


    Need to Know:

    Note: Each jeep accommodates up to 4 passengers. (priced per person)Guests traveling in smaller parties may share the vehicle and driving duties with others. All vehicles are automatic transmission. Guests must be 25 years of age or older and present a valid driver’s license in order to drive. Children’s car seats are available upon request and subject to availability. Expectant mothers and guests with a history of back and/or neck injuries are not recommended to participate. Bring cash/credit cards if you wish to purchase souvenirs or snacks. Beach chairs, umbrellas & snorkel gear are available for rent. COVID safety protocols must be always adhered to. Guests who go ashore do so with the understanding that they will be mixing with members of the general public.
    • Adult from: $199.00 USD
    • Child from: $199.00 USD
    DURATION 4 1/2 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
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    Snorkeling at Norman Island

    Tortola, British Virgin Islands

    Duration 3 hrs

    Norman island is renown as the location of the novel Treasure Island where the Caves in the cliffs are reputed to be the sites where Pirates buried treasure! Cruise the scenic water way from your ship before arriving at the first stop. Snorkel gear and vests are provided, and guides assist in the water. Look out for the sparkling fish and corals and sea plants as you enjoy 40 minutes water time exploring the marine life. Relocating to stop 2, explore from the beach or alternative stop. Tour is operated on motor catamaran.


    Need to Know:

    Note: Snorkel mask, tube and fins provided. Guests must wear snorkel vests. Access to water via marine ladder from stern of boat. Boat crew in water to monitor guests. Swimming can be challenging for persons with breathing & heart conditions. Guests must have swimming & snorkel experience within the past year. Wear swimwear under cover up. Bring towel and sun protection.
    • Adult from: $119.00 USD
    • Child from: $99.00 USD
    DURATION 3 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 3
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    Treasure Island Sail & Snorkel

    Tortola, British Virgin Islands

    Duration 4 1/2 hrs

    Sail to an uninhabited island that supposedly inspired the setting of Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic novel “Treasure Island” and snorkel the crystal-clear waters that surround it. You will sail in comfort on board the Soul Rebel, a 50-foot catamaran that will cut across Sir Francis Drake Channel to ruggedly beautiful Norman Island. The snorkeling here is spectacular, and the underwater wonders include colorful marine life such as doctorfish tangs, queen triggerfish and ocean surgeonfish. You may even catch sight of a spotted eagle ray gracefully gliding by.


    You will also have the opportunity to snorkel off Pirate’s Bight, another gorgeous part of the island. Or you may simply relax on the powdery beach that makes this a favorite spot for enjoying the tropical scenery. If you are feeling a bit more ambitious, you might beachcomb along the shore and swim in the sea before sailing back to Road Town.


    Need to Know:

    Note: Participants must be at least 8 years of age to snorkel. Snorkel conditions are sometimes made difficult by current. Guests MUST BE FIT to participate. All snorkel gear is included. (vests are compulsory for all guests). Beach chairs are on a first come, first serve basis.


    Restrooms/changing facilities are available. Food and drink for purchase are available at Pirates Bight. This tour is not recommended for guests with limited mobility. Destinations may vary according to sea and weather conditions. Guest including children need to be comfortable swimming in open water as they will be entering the snorkeling area from the boat. Wear swimming attire under clothing. A restroom is available on board the snorkel boat. COVID safety protocols must be always adhered to. 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: $79.00 USD
    DURATION 4 1/2 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 3
    • Age
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    Let’s Take a Selfie- Tortola

    Tortola, British Virgin Islands

    Duration 4 1/2 hrs

    Capture the moment by taking the perfect selfie in Road Town, the charming capital city of Tortola, British Virgin Islands. Your selfie experience will start at Mount Healthy National Park, where you will see an old stone mill that was used in the sugar plantations in the 18th century. A historical site with a breathtaking backdrop for taking stunning photographs.


    Continuing, we travel to the Skyworld Food Theatre, one of the highest points in our journey, where you will be able to appreciate the best panoramic views of Tortola and the surrounding islands with vast and scenic landscapes.


    Our third stop will be the Callwood Distillery. This rum distillery still uses machinery from the time of slavery and artisanal distillation technics, making it an attractive place to discover.


    Later, visit one of the most beautiful beaches in Tortola, Cane Garden Bay, and stroll by the shore for an easygoing beach experience or swim in the calm blue waters of the Caribbean Sea.


    Ending our tour, we will find the Crafts Alive Villages, a beautiful collection of colorful West Indian–style cottages, where you can find crafts made by the locals.


    Discover Tortola’s most epic spots to snap your selfies while enjoying and learning about its history and culture. Selfie stops include:


    • Mount Healthy National Park
    • Skyworld Food Theatre
    • Callwood Distillery
    • Cane Garden Bay

    Need to Know:

    This tour is not recommended for guests in a wheelchair, scooter or with any walking limitations. The order of sites visited may vary. Wear comfortable shoes, sunglasses and comfortable clothing. Bring your own fully charged cellphone or camera. A limited amount of selfie sticks will be available to share. 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 4 1/2 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
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    Local Farm & Art Studio Visit

    Tortola, British Virgin Islands

    Duration 4 hrs

    Discuss the roots of organic and environmentally friendly farming at Good Moon Farm and then visit an artists’ studio where the farmer’s sculptures are on display. While leading you through the beds of produce, farmer-artist Aragorn will elaborate on his passion for agriculture and planting crops according to the lunar calendar or “good moon,” as it is known locally. You will taste the difference that these traditional methods make by sampling fruits such as soursop and cassava bread.


    After the farm tour, enjoy a ride on the East Side of Tortola to Aragons studio overlooking Trellis Bay, where his innovative metal sculptures are on display along with the works of other Tortola artists. You will also learn about the flourishing art scene on the island with an emphasis on handicrafts made with natural materials. To complement the experience, you will head for the beautiful stretch of sand that rims Long Bay. Feel free to simply relax, admire the spectacular setting and enjoy a refreshing swim.


    Need to Know:

    Note: Wear flat comfortable walking shoes, bring a swimsuit if you wish to swim. There is walking on a steep hill at the farm. The beach can be affected by north swells. Chairs & umbrellas are available for rent. Guests are advised to use the bathrooms at the pier park before the tour begins. There are no bathroom facilities at the farm and the next stop would be an hour after at Trellis Bay. COVID safety protocols must be always adhered to. Guests who go ashore do so with the understanding that they will be mixing with members of the general public.
    • Adult from: $209.00 USD
    • Child from: $209.00 USD
    DURATION 4 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
    • Snack
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    Relax at Long Bay Beach, Beef Island

    Tortola, British Virgin Islands

    Duration 3 hrs

    Relax and enjoy your time at Long Bay Beach and savor the Caribbean atmosphere. This beach is located in a more remote part of the island and remains untouched. It's ideal for those who are happy to kick off their shoes, lie on a towel on the sand and soak up some sun rays. There are chairs, umbrellas and food for purchase on the beach. You'll have approximately 2 hours to just swim and simply relax in true Caribbean style.


    Need to Know:

    Note: Your transfer from the pier could be with an open sided safari bus, air conditioned van, mini bus or coaster bus. Chairs or umbrellas are not included but available for purchase from private vendors. Bring cash in small denominations.
    • Adult from: $49.00 USD
    • Child from: $39.00 USD
    DURATION 3 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 1
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    Discover Tortola

    Tortola, British Virgin Islands

    Duration 3 1/2 hrs

    Take in stunning views as you begin your drive through Road Town, the capital of Tortola. The bus will begin its ascent into the hills heading to Belle Vue. As you take in fresh thoughts and take photos from the lookout point at Manchester, enjoy the beautiful scenery as you drive along the Ridge Roads capturing views and adjacent islands including Guana Island nestled in the Atlantic Ocean.


    The tour continues on to the village of Cane Garden Bay, home to the famous Cane Garden Bay beach. During this stop you will have free time to visit the shops to purchase your local souvenirs, relax or take a quick swim in the crystal clear water; after which the tour bus will make its way down the northern shore driving through small villages like Carrot Bay, Capoons Bay and Apple Bay, Zion Hill and down the scenic coastal Sir Francis Drakes Highway back to the ship.


    Need to Know:

    Note: The majority of the transportation used is open-air safari type vehicles. Tortola is a very beautiful island, but with many curved roads and going up and down hill. Bring your camera, sun protection and cash or credit cards for shopping. Wear swimwear under clothing if you desire to have a quick swim at Cane Garden Bay. Bring cash in small denominations.
    • Adult from: $69.00 USD
    • Child from: $49.00 USD
    DURATION 3 1/2 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 1
    • Family Recommended
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    4x4 Exploration & Beach

    Tortola, British Virgin Islands

    Duration 3 1/2 hrs

    Enjoy a fun and exciting drive on your off-road safari jeep with wonderful views of Tortola and the surrounding islands from viewpoints that are not the typical tourist route. Your scenic drive around the island takes you through villages, on and off-roads and along coastal roadways.


    Departing the cruise port, you will pass through Road Town before following a trail up to Ridge Road. There will be stops at various points for photo opportunities. Next, visit a beach and have a refreshing drink. Rinse the dust off with a swim in the sea, or relax on the white-sand beach before continuing back to the ship.


    Need to Know:

    Note: Participants must be at least 5 years of age and weigh no more than 300 lbs. Not suitable for pregnant women over 5 months or guests with bad backs. Must be able to step up two 12 inch steps into the vehicle and able to sit on bed or bucket seats while traveling over rough trails. A restroom stop is made before arriving at the beach, which does not have facilities. Bring a towel, sunscreen, hat, cover-up and sunglasses.
    • Adult from: $109.00 USD
    • Child from: $109.00 USD
    DURATION 3 1/2 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
    • Age
    • Weight
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    Tortola Canopy Tour and Scenic Drive

    Tortola, British Virgin Islands

    Duration 3 1/2 hrs

    Board your private transportation for a journey through Road Town. Drive along Ridge Road with amazing views over the north coast of the island. After a brief photo stop to view the islands of Guana, Great Camanoe and Anegada, you’ll drive westward to the Original Virgin Canopy Tour base camp. After a quick restroom break, the friendly staff will outfit you with your gear. Following a brief orientation and safety talk, you’ll arrive at the take-off point of the tour. The tour has been expertly designed for adventurers of all ages (from 5 to 95) and every stop along the way provides you with an amazing "I can't believe I just did that" photo opportunity that you will want to share with friends and loved ones.


    The tour including the outfitting and safety talk and the 7 traverse and other challenge components, will take approximately 1 to 1 1/4 hours, depending on group size and other factors. One element of the tour includes a 1 1/2 story climb (21 steps) up an inclined ladder – but don’t worry, you are attached all the way. Following the tour you can enjoy some refreshments or snacks (not included in the price), shop for souvenirs or just relax and take in the wonderful view from the patio before you board the bus. Stops will be made for photo opportunities on your drive back to the cruise ship terminal.


    Need to Know:

    Note: Participants must be at least 5 years of age and weigh no more than 270 lbs. Not recommended for people with vertigo, back or neck problems, walking or balancing problems and pregnant women past their first trimester.
    • Adult from: $149.00 USD
    • Child from: $119.00 USD
    DURATION 3 1/2 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 2
    • Age
    • Weight
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    Island Beach Break

    Tortola, British Virgin Islands

    Duration 4 hrs

    Start with a scenic drive and photo stop on your way to enjoy one of Tortola's beautiful beaches. Swim in the crystal clear waters or just relax on the beach. Choice of beach is subject to change depending on sea and weather conditions. You'll be brought back to your ship or you can be dropped off in the downtown area.


    Need to Know:

    Note: Wear your swimsuit and bring a towel. Beach chairs and umbrellas are available at an additional cost. One complimentary bottle of cold water is included. Time spent at beach is approximately 3 hours. The majority of the transportation used are open-air safari type vehicles. Tortola is a very beautiful island, however there will be many curved roads and going up and down hills.
    • Adult from: $49.00 USD
    • Child from: $39.00 USD
    DURATION 4 hrs
    ACTIVITY LEVEL 1
    • Family Recommended

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Printed on Wednesday, December 08, 2021 at 07:49pm