|December 05th, 2014||Friday||Fort Lauderdale, Florida||6:00 PM|
|December 06th, 2014||Saturday||Key West, Florida||8:00 AM||5:00 PM|
|December 07th, 2014||Sunday||Day at Sea|
|December 08th, 2014||Monday||Belize City||8:00 AM||7:00 PM|
|December 09th, 2014||Tuesday||Costa Maya, Quitana Roo||8:00 AM||10:00 PM|
|December 10th, 2014||Wednesday||Cozumel, Quintana Roo||8:00 AM||6:00 PM|
|December 11th, 2014||Thursday||Day at Sea|
|December 12th, 2014||Friday||Fort Lauderdale, Florida||7:00 AM|
Experience a guided tour of the colourful history and characters of Key West on comfortable beach cruiser bikes.
Bike to where Jimmy Buffet lived, wrote, first performed, and Margaritaville, of course. Visit top destinations like Captain Tony's, Sloppy Joe's, Ernest Hemingway House, and the gates leading to Truman's Little White House. We'll cruise by the marker of the Southernmost Point of the United States, just 90 miles north of Cuba. Make a stop at the famous Key West Cemetery, the final resting place of many of Key West's most colorful characters. Along the way, you will learn about the history of the "Conch Republic", ship wrecking, and pirates.
Since this is the Key Lime Bike Tour, finish with a complimentary piece of frozen Key Lime pie dipped in Belgian chocolate - a must do experience in Key West!
Highlights:- Take a guided cruise on beach cruiser bikes- Visit top destinations and historical sites and learn about the colorful history and characters of the island- Enjoy a complimentary piece of frozen Key Lime pie dipped in Belgian
What to Bring:
- You should always take your SeaPass card (provided onboard the ship) and photo identification when in port.
- Sun protection and sunglasses
- Money for incidentals
What to Wear:- Recommend wearing light clothing and comfortable walking shoes
Please note: Guests should consider their physical fitness level and medical history when determining whether this tour is appropriate. Guests with pre-existing neck, back, knee and/or shoulder injuries, cardiac conditions, asthma, diabetes, epilepsy, other heart or respiratory conditions or any other medical condition should take particular caution when selecting a tour. Guests who have concerns should consult with their personal physician before engaging in any activity that may be strenuous for them.
Explore the city of Key West with the opportunity to re-visit the sites at your leisure during this morning overview tour.
City View Trolley Tour of Key West combines the best of all worlds with a fully narrated tour lasting one hour that also includes unlimited "hop on hop off" privileges. The deluxe trolleys are equipped with padded seats and panoramic windows providing superior views and comfort. Enjoy the scenes as the professional guide offer a fully narrated tour, combining history, folk lore, facts and fun to entertain you.
The Trolley has eight different stops within the historic district of Key West where tales of pirates, spongers, shrimpers, millionaires and less well-off merge to create a fusion of fun in the sun.
The Trolleys run every 15 minutes or so depending on traffic, and offers you time to enjoy the southernmost city in the continental USA at a pace you command. Pause to shop on Duval Street, visit the attractions and museums and then hop back on the City View Trolley to complete you tour of this truly unique island city.
Please note: This tour involves minimal walking to the start point approximately 300 yards (275 metres) depending upon the ship's berth location. Additional walking is at the guest's own discretion. This tour is suitable for guests with limited mobility and those who utilise a wheelchair. Guests must be able to embark and disembark the trolley with little assistance.
Spend a day exploring the tropical flora of the Keys. Begin this peaceful day with a brief transfer from the pier, in your survey of this splendid natural setting, enjoying a guided walk along paved pathways.
You will learn about the history of the gardens and about how they showcase flora native to South Florida, Cuba and the Caribbean, with an emphasis on protecting and cultivating endangered species of the Keys. Not only do the gardens display wondrous blooms, but they also host an arboretum, wildlife refuge and education center. In all, 7,000 different plants and trees thrive here, making the Tropical Forest and Botanical Gardens a treasure of the Florida Keys, and of the world.
Enjoy a cold beverage made from native Key West fruits before concluding your garden discovery and returning to the pier.
Please note: This tour requires a moderate amount of activity. The venue is wheelchair accessible, however due to the amount of the walking that required to see the gardens, this tour is not recommended for those with limited mobility. Expect hot and humid weather; dress in lightweight clothing and bring adequate protection from the sun.
Experience the diverse natural beauty and marine life of Key West during this scenic excursion to the Butterfly and Nature Conservatory, and a memorable visit to the Key West Aquarium.
Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory
Depart Mallory Pier for the brief transfer via shuttle-bus to the Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory, one of Key West's premier attractions. The facility houses a 14,000-square-foot (1,300-square-metre) state-of-the-art, climate-controlled greenhouse. It includes an impressive collection of flowering plants and trees, cascading waterfalls, colourful birds, and 50 to 60 different butterfly species from around the world.
Your visit to the beautiful and tranquil Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory offers a unique opportunity to experience walking amongst hundreds of butterflies in a lush tropical garden. Other features here include the Conservatory's Learning Centre, where you can view a 15-minute film describing the life cycle and basic facts about butterflies, and an upscale gift shop offering a wide array of souvenirs for sale.
Key West Aquarium
Next, take a brief shuttle-bus transfer to Mallory Square. Upon arrival, proceed to the Key West Aquarium for a self-guided tour. One of the nation's oldest open-air aquariums, the Key West Aquarium is home to a variety of marine animals that thrive in the warm waters of the Florida Keys. Your up-close view of this picturesque underwater world includes touch tanks, shark feedings and the Atlantic Shores exhibit. Following your visit, transfer back to the pier.
Please note: This tour involves a moderate amount of walking for approximately 250 yards (about 229 metres), and is suitable for guests with limited mobility and guests who utilise a wheelchair; prior notice is required if a hydraulic lift is needed to transfer guests who utilise a wheelchair. Lightweight, comfortable clothing and sun protection are recommended. The tour sequence may vary.
Experience the splendid history and landmarks of Key West during this scenic and informative excursion aboard the Old Town Trolley or Conch Tour Train.
Key West Trolley/Train Tour
Depart the pier via the Old Town Trolley or Conch Tour Train for a 14-mile (23-kilometre) picturesque tour of Old Key West. Situated between the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean, Key West is only 1.5 miles (2.4 kilometres) wide and four miles (6.4 kilometres) long. During this narrated tour, learn about the history of Key West as you pass by the Hemingway House, Southernmost Point, Audubon House, Duval Street, old conch homes, and other landmarks of the largest historical district in the United States. Your tour ends in the heart of the Old Town at Mallory Square.
Harry S. Truman Little White House
Next, you are escorted on-foot to the nearby Harry S. Truman Little White House. Built in 1890 as the first officers' naval quarters on the harbours waterfront, the Little White House was converted into a single-family dwelling to house the base commandant in the early 20th century. The house has been host to many distinguished guests, including Thomas Edison and US presidents Harry Truman, Dwight Eisenhower, John F. Kennedy, Jimmy Carter, and Bill Clinton. Following your guided visit, walk back to the pier.
Please note: This tour involves a moderate amount of walking from the ship to the tour vehicle of approximately 250 yards (229 metres), and from the tour vehicle to the Little White House Museum of approximately 250 yards (229 metres). This tour involves approximately 20 steps to negotiate. Due to the historic nature of the building, the second level of the Little White House is not wheelchair-accessible. A video of the second floor is shown on the main level for guests unable to climb the stairs. Lightweight, comfortable clothing and sun protection are recommended.
Your excursion begins at the pier where you'll board your air-conditioned transportation for a driving tour of Belize City. Belize City, the capital, is the country's only genuine urban area. It is also the commercial and cultural center of the country. Accompanied by your knowledgeable guide, learn about the business, historic and cultural aspects of Belizean life. View the significant landmarks and beautiful colonial buildings as your guide calls out the various points of interest around town. The city contains both the main seaport and a colorful mix of about a third of the country's population.
Continue on into the country for a visit to the Community Baboon Sanctuary, a pioneering project in voluntary grassroots conservation by the local villagers. See the Black Howler Monkey (known as the baboon in the local Creole dialect) in their natural setting of the rainforest where they can be protected in a sustainable environment.
An American primatologist Dr. Robert Horwich, along with a local landowner named Fallet Young, founded the sanctuary. Started in 1985 with the initial participation of 12 landowners, it has grown and now helps to ensure the protection of not just Black Howler Monkeys, but many species of flora and fauna in the area. Today, the population of the Black Howler Monkey in the sanctuary is thriving with more than 2,000 monkeys in residence.
After your sanctuary tour, transfer to a local favorite called Olde River Tavern for a delicious sit-down meal. Be sure to stop at the gift shop for a memento of your visit, and then board your transportation for the ride back to the ship terminal. Your excursion culminates at the Fort Street Tourism Village where you can shop for souvenirs, apparel, jewelry and more. Or grab a snack at one of the many eateries before returning to your ship.
Please note: This Silver Shore Collection requires an extensive amount of activity. Guests may encounter some unpaved and uneven ground. Guests must be able to walk for extended periods of time without a break. This tour is not suitable for those with limited mobility or who utilise a wheelchair. Space is very limited; reserve your tour in advance to ensure your participation.
Explore the rainforest and the caves in a unique way during this full-day adventure.
Your excursion begins at the pier when you board your air-conditioned transportation for the drive into the jungle. Your onboard tour guide will give a brief history of Belize, its people and culture along the way, as you drive through savannas and quaint villages to Jaguar Jungle Camp.
Upon arrival, trained staff will fit you with your harness and give a safety briefing before you start your zipline adventure. Throughout your visit, your guides will point out the flora that the ancient people used for spiritual, health and medicinal purposes. Survey the incredible natural beauty, acknowledging that this is one of the sacred spaces of the ancient Mayans whose underworld of caves and tree canopies were used to send offerings to their gods.
Take the short winding trail through thick jungle, where the towering cohune palms dwarf you, to a limestone cliff that is your launching pad to zipline. Feel the rush as you fly 500 feet (152 metres) across the jungle for a bird's eye view of a cavernous opening to one of the Maya's ancient ceremonial caves. Your next traverse takes you to an unrivalled 700 feet across the jungle. Don't forget to look down onto dense flora that used to be the Mayan hunting ground and source of their daily needs.
With your adrenaline pumping and anticipation running high, switch gear from harness to life vests as the second leg of your quest begins, putting you up close and personal in the environment of the crystal caves phenomenon. Your tube ride finds you floating through a chamber where high ceilings and a stalactite-lined wall provide the sensation of being in a grand cathedral with a mighty pipe organ welcoming you into a sacred place. Marvel at the crystal-encrusted cave formations that are simply dazzling, as you meander down the river.
Leave your tube and walk inside the crystal chamber to explore the sacred underworld of the Mayans. Notice the pottery used by the Maya in ancient sacrificial ceremonies dating back to 300 to 900 AD, your path takes you through a tiny passage where you find yourself in front of a frozen waterfall column and glittering rim stone dam that is simple amazing.
Once back on your tube, make your way to an underground lagoon bordered by a mini waterfall. This signals the end of your subterranean adventure. Walk back to base camp where you have a chance to change clothes, enjoy a lite lunch and shop for souvenirs of this once-in-a-lifetime experience before your transportation takes you back to the pier.
Please note: This tour requires guests to be in good physical condition to participate. Guest must also be able to walk on uneven jungle paths for approximately 35 minutes. Guests who may be pregnant, have back or neck injuries or heart conditions may not participate. Guests should wear long pants or shorts with their swimsuit underneath (swimsuit bottoms for ladies is not permitted in the harness, skin must be covered), a comfortable, lightweight shirt and closed toe shoes. Guests should bring a backpack or fanny pack to store their cameras during the zip-lining to keep their hands free. Please bring a change of clothes, mosquito repellent, sunscreen, a towel and money for snacks & souvenirs. All equipment will be provided. Water shoes and lockers are available for rent at the base camp. Minimum age to participate is 8, minimum height to participate is 48" (122 cm.) and the maximum weight is 265 pounds (120 kilograms).
Enjoy an overview of the city and a look at Almond Hill Lagoon during this half-day tour by coach and airboat.
Meet your tour representative on the tender pier and board an air-conditioned bus for a guided tour of historical Belize. Your tour guide will acquaint you with the rich history of the city from its establishment by shipwrecked British sailors in 1683 to modern day while you pass Saint John's Cathedral (the oldest in Central America).
Following your 40-minute city tour, arrive at the Airboat Outpost situated on a waterway leading to the Almond Hill Lagoon, just past mile post 9 on the Western Highway.
Under a Mayan thatched palapa longhouse, receive a short orientation and safety briefing before boarding your open 450 horse power airboat for the ride of a lifetime.
This tour takes you via a waterway onto the beautiful Almond Hill Lagoon. As your Captain opens the throttle, feel the breeze tugging at your skin while your boat rips across the lagoon at speeds over 40 miles an hour towards the manatee feeding grounds. Upon reaching your destination, quietly drift keeping a lookout for the docile manatees that frequent this area. With a loud call of "clear" from your captain, you are once again speeding across the lagoon to Indian Creek.
As your captain eases off the throttle you seem to disappear into Indian Creek, straight ahead of you lies your quest; an eye-opening ride on the pristine marsh, an entirely different world of unspoiled beauty protected by the lack of access. Zip along in water only inches deep where only Airboats dare and enjoy the incredible sites. See beautiful water lilies, many colors and varieties of wading birds, turtles and maybe even a wily old crocodile trying to catch dinner as you glide over hundreds of acres of open marshland lined on all sides by mangroves, a natural playground for Mother Nature's wildlife.
All too soon you are speeding back across the Almond Hill Lagoon heading for the Airboat Outpost, where a cool complimentary drink awaits you.
Please note: A signed waiver is required to participate. This tour involves minimal walking and is suitable for guests with limited mobility, but is not wheelchair accessible. The sighting of manatees and other wildlife, although frequent is not guaranteed. The airboat is not covered and it is recommended that guests wear lightweight comfortable clothing, flat shoes and plenty of sun protection.
Enjoy the thrill of the jungle and its hidden waterway, Cave Branch River during this half-day excursion with river tube float.
Your adventure begins the moment you board your air-conditioned coach for the approximately 1hour 20minute ride through quaint Belize City and 37 miles (59.5 kilometres) up the Western Highway accompanied by your entertaining, informative guide.
Marvel at the diversity and expanse of this country as you traverse through mangroves, savannah and small villages then finally divert onto a remote country road that leads you closer to your adventure. At last you arrive at your jungle playground 'Jaguar Jungle Camp' where you are met by your river guide who outfits you with your gear, gives you a safety briefing and leads you on your jungle trek to the clear waters of the Caves Branch River.
Jump into your tube, and feel the excitement as you float into mysterious limestone archways beckoning you into the mouth of centuries old caves, holding untold stories of Mayan rituals. Explore the many awesome formations that decorate these amazing caves and learn about the trees and jungle that surround them. Feel the rush of cool water as you meander into small rapids, letting the currents guide you where they will.
Just relax and lay back on your tube, listen to the sound of falling water and let your imagination take over as your guide leads you through the currents that continue to carve and shape these natural wonders.
Exhilarated from your adventure, you make your way out the river and up to the Bush-camp Café where you can purchase a snack and drink and reflect on the marvelous expedition you have just completed with friends and family, before heading back to the pier.
Please note: A signed waiver is required to participate. This tour is not for guests with disabilities, heart conditions, back or leg problems. All participants must be in good physical condition and able to walk on a jungle trail for approximately 35 minutes. Pregnant women are not allowed to participate. Duration of tour will vary according to the height and speed of the river. Above stated duration is an average. Guest will be linked together when the river has a higher volume of water. Helmets, lights and life jackets are provided and are mandatory. Guests are advised to wear a swimsuit under a cover-up, sun protection, insect repellent and bring a towel from the ship. Guests should wear water-shoes or they may be rented at the camp for a nominal fee; bring cash as you may also wish to purchase a snack or a souvenir. A change of clothing is optional. Guests participating in this programme will return to the ship too late to have lunch in The Restaurant or in La Terrazza. Room Service and the Pool Bar & Grill are available for late lunch options.
Explore the beauty of the underwater world without getting wet on this glass-bottomed boat excursion.
A short transfer from the pier brings you to the small, colourful fishing village of Mahahual where your boat trip begins. Embark your glass-bottomed boat for the ride out to the second largest reef system in the world lying just off-shore from Costa Maya.
Take in the panoramic view of colourful coral reef formations and tropical fish as you travel over 2 different reef areas. The iridescent water of the Caribbean is home to a myriad of tropical fish.
Following your underwater sight-seeing tour, return to the beach where you have the option of returning directly to the ship, or staying in the village to shop, explore or grab a bite of lunch on your own and returning to the ship independently.
Please note: This tour requires minimal walking and is suitable for guests with limited mobility, but is not wheelchair accessible. We recommend guests wear lightweight, comfortable clothing, sun protection and insect repellent.
Experience a cultural adventure to an ancient ruin located in the middle of a town during this half-day tour.
Depart the pier in your air-conditioned coach for the 45-minute drive to the Mayan village. It is here that you discover that the Mayan culture, customs, language and beliefs continue on the Yucatan Peninsula even today. On this tour, witness the reality that faces these remarkable people as their ancient culture collides with and blends into the modern world.
This contemporary Mayan community built around the remains of an ancient Mayan settlement is where you visit one of the ruins located right in the heart of town. Follow your guide into an authentic Mayan house to learn about the local food and the ancient medicines still used by the local population. Interact with a local family and enjoy a freshly prepared lunch of traditional Mayan/Mexican cuisine. Bottled water, soda and beer are included.
Following this unique interaction, your visit comes to an end as you re-board your coach for the return drive to Costa Maya and your awaiting ship.
Please note: This tour requires a moderate amount of walking and standing on uneven surfaces. This tour is not suitable for guests with limited mobility or those who utiilise a wheelchair. We recommend guests wear lightweight, comfortable clothing, flat-soled walking shoes, sun protection and insect repellent.
Enjoy the perfect combination of lush jungle and turquoise blue sea during this half-day excursion by Jeep, including a beach lunch.
Join your guide on Costa Maya's original eco-adventure as you drive on jungle roads, isolated terrain, and on to a white, sand beach. Your bilingual guide escorts you to the vehicle which is shared by 4 other guests. Then follow the lead vehicle in caravan-style through the quiet fishing village of Mahahual.
A quick stop is made at the village as your guide explains how this small town has rapidly turned into one of Mexico's most promising cruise ship destinations. Once everyone has gotten back on board their vehicle; off you go into the jungle and the bumpy portion of the ride.
The road surface can be quite rough, so hold onto your hats, as you follow your guide over the jungle road. Along the way, encounter endless stretches of beach with the occasional fishing village and view a side of the Caribbean that not everyone has had a chance to see.
After an hour drive down the coastline, arrive at 'Pleasure Beach'. The white powder sand on this remote beach may be the perfect destination after your drive. During your stay at this beach outpost, enjoy lunch, relax in the clear blue water or stroll down the coastline. Take in the pleasant rays of the Caribbean sun or play a game of beach volleyball. This stop will last approximately one hour.
At the end of your beach stop, re-board your Jeeps for the return drive through the jungle and on to Costa Maya.
Please note: This tour involves a moderate to extensive amount of driving over rough roads that are not paved. The drive may be exceptionally bumpy after periods of rain and is not recommended for guests who may be pregnant, suffer from back or neck problems or those who have respiratory or heart conditions. Jeeps are all equipped with manual transmissions. Drivers must be at least 21 years of age and have a valid driver's license in their possession. All vehicles must remain with the group throughout the tour. We recommend guests wear lightweight, comfortable clothing over their swimsuit, sun protection and bring a towel from the ship. The route is over unpaved surfaces and you may get dirty. A light lunch is provided at the beach. A signed waiver is required to participate.
Leave the crowded pier behind and head off to the secluded Costa Maya Channels for an exclusive fly-fishing tour. No need to be an expert, our professional guides will help you every step of the way showing you techniques to catch Bonefish, Tarpon, Permit, and many others in a catch and release format.
The Mayan Indians once used these fishing spots to transport wood, fish, seashells, and conch from the Costa Maya peninsula to the mainland. They were later used by the Maya to elude capture by the conquering Spanish and sometime later, pirates hid in them to ambush cargo ships and Spanish galleons as they made off with treasure taken from the Maya. After centuries of isolation the channels have become a perfect sanctuary for fish and birds of all species. These days these channels and flats boast Tarpon, Bonefish, Permit, Snapper, and Snook to name a few and are ranked by many anglers as one of the most privileged fishing areas in the world.
Depart the pier by van for the approximate 20-minute drive to the dock to board your panga-style fishing vessel. Soft drinks and snacks will be available during your 4-hour fishing experience. Following your time on the water, re-join your transfer for the return drive to the pier.
Please note: Tour involves moderate activity and is recommended for guests in good physical condition. Guests should wear comfortable clothing and footwear suitable for wading in the shallow waters along with ample sun protection and insect repellant. Be sure to bring a camera in a waterproof container/bag. A minimum of 4 guests is required to operate this programme.
Have some Mexican fun learning to make authentic Mexican salsas and guacamole, drink margaritas and learn how to dance salsa on the beach during this half day outing.
Depart the pier in your transfer for the short ride to a Beach Restaurant with a beautiful view, for a hand's-on Mexican salsa cooking class. Your guide will take you through the steps of making authentic Mexican salsas and guacamole from the freshest ingredients. You'll have tortilla chips to taste your creations and can take the recipes home with you. Quench your thirst with complimentary margaritas that you will learn to make as well. Mexican beer or flavored waters are also available.
Afterwards, your guide will show you how to step, sway and get into the groove of Latin America's most famous dance- the Salsa. Follow step-by step instructions and you'll soon be ready for the dance floor.
After your class, you'll have free time to enjoy the beach beak. When time's up, you have the option to either return to your ship or stay at Beach Club and extend your day in this tropical paradise. (Taxi coupons will be given to return to the ship on your own).
Please note: This tour involves minimal walking however it is over sandy, uneven terrain. This tour is not suitable for guests who utilise a wheelchair. The minimum age to participate is 6 with a minimum age to consume alcohol of 21 years of age. Due to active nature of the tour and safety reasons, expectant mothers, guests with heart or respiratory conditions and those with back/neck injuries are not permitted to participate. Guests should wear a swimsuit under a cover-up, sun protection and bring a towel from the ship.
Treat yourself to an amazing half-day adventure that is three activities rolled into one; kayaking, glass-bottom boating and relaxing on the beach.
See the Caribbean from a totally unique point of view as you glide over the coral reef in your clear 2-person kayak. Your tour begins with a short transfer by local taxi to Uvas Beach. Upon arrival, you are greeted by the friendly English-speaking staff and shown the facilities at your disposal during your stay.
After receiving your safety briefing and equipment, join your guide for a tour over the reef using your clear kayak. You may be amazed at how wonderful the view is through the bottom of your kayak. When your unique journey over the sea is done, put on a mask and fins and head down under for a closer look at Cozumel's marine life in an inspiring snorkel excursion providing a great opportunity to take underwater photos.
Following the kayaking and snorkelling portions of the tour, return to the beautiful beach club facilities to soak up the sun, swim in the pool or relax in the shade of an umbrella. Take advantage of 2 complimentary drinks included with your tour or if you've worked up a bigger appetite, purchase food from the restaurant.
When your tour time has expired, the option to either return to your ship or stay at Playa Uvas and extend your day in this tropical paradise is your choice to make. (Taxi coupons will be provided to return to the ship on your own).
Please note: This tour requires moderate to extensive activity levels. Guests must be able to swim and in good physical condition to enter the water. Guests must sign a waiver to participate in this tour. We recommend wearing a swimsuit under a cover-up, water shoes, sun protection and bring a towel from the ship. Guests must be 21 years of age to be served alcoholic beverages. The order of activities may vary.
Experience the beauty of Cozumel that lies just beneath the surface of the azure blue sea during this exciting snorkelling excursion.
Cozumel's fabulous reef system has been a draw for scuba divers and snorkellers since the 50's when Jacque Cousteau brought international attention to this lush underwater world through a series of documentaries.
Board your tour boat for the short ride out to the first site. En route, your certified PADI divemaster will provide snorkelling equipment, including a mask, snorkel, fins and a snorkelling vest. A safety briefing will be given and instruction for the beginners. Upon arrival at the first site, your divemaster will guide you through this underwater playground pointing out the unique ocean life.
As a snorkeller, you may see a variety of coral and plant species and an amazing variety of fish life. Schools of yellow and black striped sergeant majors flit through coral. Angel fish, groupers and rainbow-coloured parrot fish glide lazily among the sea fans and whips.
Re-board your boat for the short ride to the second snorkelling site, an off-shore reef that has drawn to it a myriad of tropical marine life. All too soon, it is time to re-board your boat for the return ride to the pier and your awaiting ship.
Please note: This tour involves moderate to extensive activity depending upon local currents. Guests must be able to swim and in good physical condition to participate in this tour. Guests must be physically capable of pulling themselves out of the water by way of a boarding ladder. Participants are required to sign a waiver. Water and soft drinks are included, alcoholic beverages are available for sell after the snorkeling activities have ended and guests must be 21 years of age to be served alcohol. We recommend guests wear a swimsuit under a cover-up, sun protection and bring a towel from the ship.
Enjoy the afternoon sunning and snorkeling at Chankanaab Beach Park, Cozumel's jewel and greatest tribute to nature.
Depart the pier by taxi and make the 10-minute drive to Chankanaab Beach Park. It is the perfect beach setting to enjoy all inclusive shore snorkeling, access to park attractions and facilities. Upon arrival, your escort will explain the programme along with its inclusions and the appointed time for your guided beach snorkel.
When the time arrives…grab your snorkel gear and dive into adventure! View schools of colourful tropical fish, the vibrant reef and admire underwater statues set in a protected marine reserve. Discover the blue lagoon, an inland coral reef, and visit the crocodile pond to learn more about this protected species.
For a cultural experience stroll through the sacred ancient botanical garden which features Mayan archaeological replicas and village. At Hacienda Antigua, sample different types of tequila and savor the colours and music of this classic Mexican town.
While at the park, enjoy complimentary sea lion shows, beach palapas, showers, changing rooms and when you're ready to relax, a sun chair or hammock. With flexible return times you can spend as much time at the park as you wish and maximise your day in paradise.
Please note: This tour involves moderate activity, and is not suitable for guests who utilise a wheelchair. Guests entering the water to swim or snorkel must be in good physical condition and able to swim and snorkel in water too deep to stand. Guests with asthma, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, seizures or history of respiratory problems are not permitted to snorkel. They can still join the tour with friends/family, but are not allowed to participate in the snorkel portion of the tour. Guests should wear a swimsuit under a cover-up, ample sun protection, shoes suitable for walking in sand and uneven paths and bring a towel from the ship. Your tour price includes round-trip taxi transfers, your choice of white wine, beer, soft drink, or water (1 per guest) along with chips, salsa and guacamole served in the Restaurant La Laguna. Guests may wish to bring extra cash for purchases of additional food & beverages as well as for shopping in the gift shops. Park closes at 5:00 p.m. local time. Minimum age to participate in the snorkeling activities is 8 accompanied by a parent.
Discover and explore the natural beauty of an amazing Punta Sur Park ecological reserve onboard your Jungle Buggy.
From the pier, you will be taken to the parking lot where the Buggy and safety equipment awaits for you. Participate in a brief orientation before you continue your way to Punta Sur park-ecological reserve. Hop on the vehicle and follow your guide, caravan-style. Passing through the jungle road and sand paths, you will see salt water crocodiles in their natural environment, admire the historic Celarain lighthouse, and enjoy an exhibit at the marine navigation museum. Visit a Mayan ruin. Your next stop Punta Sur Bay a pristine snorkeling spot, surrounded by stunning white sand beach and crystal clear waters. Swim at one of the untouched and most shallow reefs in the area, full of colorful tropical fishes and incredible sea life. Once you have finished with the beach, you will board your vehicle and head back to the ship's pier.
Enjoy a full-day private sedan sightseeing tour exploring the highlights of Fort Lauderdale and South Beach in Miami with a knowledgeable driver/guide who will show you the sights and sounds of these beautiful cities.
After claiming your luggage, meet your driver/guide outside the terminal hall. Begin your journey on the Water Taxi for a narrated inter-coastal boat ride. See the Venice of America up close as you travel to downtown on the new river. After arriving at the Riverwalk, take a short stroll to the History Center for a tour of one of the original trading posts from the past. Your driver meets you and continues through the arts and science district then stops at the Riverside Hotel where you have 90 minutes to stroll Las Olas Boulevard's quaint shops and restaurants.
Next, proceed to vibrant South Beach in Miami. Explore the local sights with your driver/guide and enjoy 2 hours of at leisure time in this magical part of the city.
Your tour concludes at either the Fort Lauderdale or Miami International Airport or a local hotel.
Please note: This programme is available for guests with international flights departing FLL airport after 7:00pm, or for guests with international flights departing MIA airport after 7:30pm. This tour involves moderate walking over paved surfaces with some steps to negotiate. This tour is suitable for guests with limited mobility and for those who utilise a wheelchair. We recommend guests dress in casual attire and bring a jacket for cool or wet weather. Comfortable walking shoes a must. Be sure to bring your camera. This programme is sold per vehicle and will accommodate a maximum of 2 guests with 2 standard-size pieces of luggage and a carry-on per person. Please request only one ticket for this programme. Driver/guide will make suggestions where you may have lunch on your own.
Enjoy a half-day private sedan sightseeing tour exploring the city with a knowledgeable driver/guide who will show you the sights and sounds of this twin city.
After claiming your luggage, meet your driver/guide outside the terminal hall. Begin your journey on the Water Taxi for a narrated inter-coastal boat ride. See the Venice of America up close as you travel to downtown on the new river. After arriving at the Riverwalk, take a short stroll to the History Center for a tour of one of the original trading posts from the past. Your driver meets you and continues through the arts and science district then stops at the Riverside hotel where you have 90 minutes to stroll Las Olas Boulevard's quaint shops and restaurants.
Your tour concludes at either the Fort Lauderdale or Miami International Airport or local hotels.
Please note: This tour involves moderate walking over paved surfaces with some steps to negotiate. This tour is suitable for guests with limited mobility and for those who utilise a wheelchair. This programme is available for guests with international flights departing FLL airport after 4:00pm, or for guests with international flights departing MIA airport after 4:30pm. We recommend guests dress in casual attire and bring a jacket for cool or wet weather. Comfortable walking shoes a must. Be sure to bring your camera. This programme is sold per vehicle and will accommodate a maximum of 2 guests with 2 standard-size pieces of luggage and a carry-on per person. Please request only one ticket for this programme.
Enjoy the majestic Everglades, the largest wetlands in the continental USA. Your excursion begins with a narrated drive to Sawgrass Recreation Park where you board a custom airboat for a journey into the Everglades.
Your expert captain points out the unique wildlife and vegetation that inhabits this region. Fish, turtles, birds and the American Alligator call this vast wilderness home. Once ashore, visit the exotic wildlife exhibits and learn all about some the most endangered and fearsome animals that thrive in this 'River of Grass'. A visit is made to the shop for some souvenirs or refreshments then your excursion concludes at the ship, or the FLL or MIA airport.
Please note: This tour involves minimal walking and is suitable for guests with limited mobility; however the airboats are not wheelchair accessible and may not be exclusive to Silversea guests. Refreshments and snacks are available for purchase at the gift shop. We recommend guests wear comfortable, flat, walking shoes and bring a light jacket for cool or wet weather conditions. Tour will return to the pier for in-transit guests before continuing on to the airports. This tour is available to guests with international flights leaving Fort Lauderdale International Airport after 4:00 p.m. and for those with international flights from Miami International Airport after 4:30 p.m. A minimum number of participants is required to operate this tour option.
There is no better way to see Fort Lauderdale than by both, land and sea during this full-day tour.
After claiming your luggage in the terminal, you are escorted to your awaiting tour coach.
First, your tour guide shows you the sights of this city and describes the history and the crazy days of spring break. See our famous beaches and the quaint shops along Las Olas Boulevard. Take a stroll through Esplanade Park or the River Walk.
Next board a Mississippi-style paddle wheeler, the Carrie-B for a narrated cruise on the new river - mansions and mega yachts are the lifestyle that gives this city the nickname as the 'Venice of America'!
Following your river cruise, head out to Sawgrass Mills Mall, the largest retail outlet store in North America. Here, enjoy 2 hours of free shopping time, which includes a VIP booklet loaded with discounts. You may wish to enjoy lunch on your own at the Grand Lux.
Rejoin your guide at the appointed time for your transfer to FLL or MIA airport, ending your day of adventure in lovely Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
Please note: This tour is available to guests with international flights leaving Fort Lauderdale International Airport after 6:00pm and for those with international flights from Miami International Airport after 6:30pm. This tour involves minimal walking and is suitable for guests with limited mobility, however guests who utilise a wheelchair must be able to negotiate the steps on/off the transportation. Carrie B restrooms are not wheelchair accessible. A stop will be made if requested at a wheelchair accessible facility prior to boarding for guest comfort. A full bar and snacks are available for purchase aboard the Carrie B. Tour will return to the pier for in-transit guests before continuing on to the airports. We suggest guests dress in casual attire and bring a jacket for cool or wet weather. Tour may operate in reverse order. A minimum number of participants is required to operate this tour option.