|December 12th, 2014||Friday||Bridgetown||10:00 PM|
|December 13th, 2014||Saturday||Castries||8:00 AM||11:00 PM|
|December 14th, 2014||Sunday||Roseau||8:00 AM||6:00 PM|
|December 15th, 2014||Monday||Gustavia, St Barts||8:00 AM||11:00 PM|
|December 16th, 2014||Tuesday||Spanish Town||8:00 AM||4:00 PM|
|December 17th, 2014||Wednesday||Day at Sea|
|December 18th, 2014||Thursday||Day at Sea|
|December 19th, 2014||Friday||Fort Lauderdale, Florida||8:00 AM|
Indulge your senses with the idyllic tropical beauty of St. Lucia during this scenic and invigorating, half-day hiking excursion in the Dennery Rainforest.
Depart the pier for the scenic, approximately 30-minute drive through Castries and small communities, up the Morne, through the Cul De Sac Valley and along the island's east coast road en route to the beautiful Dennery Rainforest.
Upon arrival at the hiking trail, a comfort stop is made before receiving your safety instructions and beginning your guided, 1.75-mile (2.8-kilometre) rainforest hike. See and learn about a wide array of tropical plant and bird species, including the St. Lucian parrot, St. Lucia's National Bird.
Next, a stop is made at a natural river-pool for a cool dip and fresh, local fruit, fruit juice and coconut water. Afterward, re-board your coach and commence the approximately 30-minute drive back to the pier.
Please note: This tour involves an extensive amount of activity and involves walking for approximately 266-333 yards (about 244-305 metres) on an uneven, dirty and rocky rainforest trail, with a few steps to negotiate to get on/off the coach and 309 steps along the trail. This tour is not suitable for pregnant guests, guests who suffer from motion sickness, guests with heart and/or respiratory problems, guests with limited mobility, and guests who utilise a wheelchair. Guests are advised to wear lightweight, comfortable clothing, shorts and a t-shirt with flat, closed-toe, rubber-soled walking/hiking shoes, and bring insect repellent and bottled water from the ship. Space on this tour is very limited; we suggest you book in advance to avoid disappointment.
Discover the unique flavours and cuisine of St. Lucia during this memorable, half-day cooking excursion with lunch.
Rodney Bay Village & Marina and Cap Estate
Depart the pier for the scenic, approximately 30-minute drive to the island's northern coast, and a visit to the Spices Cooking Studio. En route, pass by Rodney Bay Village, the Rodney Bay Marina and through the residential area of Cap Estate. The Spices Cooking Studio is a modern, beautifully decorated St. Lucian home that offers breath-taking views of the Atlantic side of the island and neighbouring homes.
Spices Cooking Studio and Lunch
Upon arrival, visit the charming herb garden before proceeding to the Cooking Studio. After being welcomed with a local fruit juice or water and assigned to your shared cooking station, begin your memorable cooking experience. Learn the secrets behind traditional St. Lucian cooking, then dine al fresco (weather permitting) on the dishes you've helped to prepare. At the conclusion of your meal, re-board the coach and commence the approximately 30-minute drive back to the pier.
Please note: This tour involves a minimal amount of walking and a moderate amount of standing, with a few steps to negotiate to get on/off the coach and four-six steps at the cooking studio. This tour is not suitable for guests with limited mobility and guests who utilise a wheelchair. Lightweight, comfortable clothing, flat, rubber-soled walking shoes and sun protection are recommended. Space on this tour is extremely limited; we suggest you book well in advance to avoid disappointment.
This half-day tour provides a glimpse of St. Lucia's scenic beauty and introduces you to St. Lucia's major highlights and culture along with the opportunity to 'Give Back' to the community.
Castries' surroundings offer many spectacular panoramas and interesting venues that may be discovered a short distance from the island's capital. Departing from the cruise terminal, journey through the city of Castries and the winding curves heading up the Morne where you can marvel at the lush vegetation and homes perched along the hillside.
A stop is made at St. Marks, a rambling colonial house that stands on the hillside overlooking the harbour. An invitation to visit one the rooms gives you an idea of island living from a past era. Capture the magnificence of the Castries harbour amidst the deep blue sea with a green backdrop. On a clear day, view Martinique out in the distance along the northern coastline. Enjoy typical creole snacks and a tasty rum punch or fruit juice in the old colonial home.
Caribelle Batik Studios
Take a short drive to Caribelle Batik Studios to see the artful process of hand-blocked material. The enterprise is housed in a charming Victorian mansion that, according to local legend, is haunted. Take some time to browse in the showroom for colourful resort wear and souvenirs for which Caribelle Batik is justifiably famous. At this enchanting building enjoy a brief demonstration on the art of Batik.
Fond Latisab Creole Park
Depart Ciceron for a drive through the countryside to Fond Latisab - Taste St. Lucia's very own local Creole traditions as you join a cultural tour of the Fond Latisab Creole Park in the beautiful community of Babonneau. Experience cultural practices such as; the preparation of cassava bread, cooking on macambou leaves, catching crayfish in the river and the very authentic display of wood-sawing, all while the Chak-Chak band plays traditional music in the background.
Discover the ancient Amerindian manner as you witness several traditional practices. See the fascinating method of log sawing to the rhythmic music of a local Chak-Chak band as you experience a glimpse into the rich folk heritage of St. Lucia. You might even be able to learn a few words of Patois, the language of Creole heavily laced with French, African and English grammar. You'll have the opportunity to taste the cassava bread and a local fruit drink before returning to your ship.
Please note: Tour involves moderate walking with steps at various sites. It is not suitable for guests with limited mobility and those who utilise a wheelchair. Comfortable rubber-soled shoes are recommended. Order of sites visited may vary. A minimum number of guests per guide are required for operation of this tour.
Experience 'gliding' island style on this fun, safe and environmentally friendly half-day Segway tour.
Depart the pier by coach and make the journey north to the Segway Welcome Centre. Upon arrival, you will receive a safety briefing and instruction, followed by some practice time on the Segway Practice Track before beginning your adventure.
Following your guide, glide over the scenic nature trail up beautiful Mount Pimard to enjoy breath-taking views of St. Lucia's dramatic West Coast. Along the route, your guide tells you about everything from the beautiful flowers and butterflies to the battles between the English and French for the fair 'Helen of the West', St. Lucia.
Continue on to your first stop, Pebble Beach where local fishermen are often seen hunting for dinner and many rock skipping contests have been waged. Next, head up the mountain side with many photo spots and educational stops along the way; stops such as the now sealed bunkers that once served as tunnels, storage and lookouts for the American military during World War II.
Arriving at the island's highest view point, Morne Pimard, enjoy refreshment consisting of local juices and fruits. You are invited to join in on a short optional walk up the volcanic masterpiece and experience 'Stone Face Fish Pond'; be sure to bring some fish food and your cameras.
As you begin your descent toward the beach, take a detour and enjoy Belle View Point for panoramic views of Pigeon Island, Reduit Beach, The Rodney Bay Marina and the Caribbean Sea.
Enjoy a relaxing glide along the beach, passing the ever accommodating Lucian-Style Beach Hut and feeling the sea breeze cool your soul. Your Pimard experience comes to an enjoyable end upon your return to the centre.
Re-board your transfer for the short trip back to Castries and your awaiting ship.
Please note: This tour requires moderate activity and guests must be in good physical condition to participate. A waiver/release is required to participate. This tour is not recommended for guests with limited mobility or those who utilise a wheelchair. We suggest wearing light-weight, comfortable clothing, rubber-soled footwear, sun protection and insect repellent. Bring your camera. Helmets are provided and must be worn at all times while on the Segway. Elbow and knee pads are also provided; although we highly recommend their use, they are not mandatory. Minimum age to participate is 12 accompanied by parent.
Experience a bird's eye view of the Pitons, rainforest and beautiful sandy beaches during this helicopter flight-seeing excursion.
There is no better way to enjoy St. Lucia's breathtaking scenery than from the air. This exhilarating 20-minute airborne experience ranks among the island's top sightseeing options.
A short transfer brings you to St. Lucia's Helipad at Vigie airport to board the helicopter and start your flightseeing adventure. Your aircraft flies over Castries Harbour and along the western shoreline of St. Lucia. The flight continues over Marigot Bay and heads south to Soufrière, where the majestic Pitons rise directly from the sea to the sky. The return flight takes you inland for a view of St. Lucia's volcanic hot springs and tropical rain forest. At the conclusion of your flight, return to the ship with the great feeling of having experienced St. Lucia in its entire natural splendour.
Please note: This tour requires a minimum amount of walking; however guests must be able to climb in and out of a helicopter. Operation of this tour depends on weather conditions. Participation in this tour is limited to 12 guests. Seating is at the discretion of the pilot and there may be a weight restriction of 220 pounds (100 kilograms). Flight is in 6-passenger helicopters with a minimum of six guests per helicopter. Flight time is approximately 20 minutes. The configuration of seating leaves one seat not next to a window. Seating assignments are done by weight and balance of the aircraft and a window seat cannot be guaranteed. Don't forget to bring your camera.
Enjoy a relaxing day at one of St. Lucia's most beautiful beaches and luxurious resorts during this full-day Silver Shore Collection.
Depart the pier for the short drive towards the Northern side of the island to a spectacular waterfront resort setting, The Landings St. Lucia. This beachfront, luxury resort is located on the island's most gorgeous bay. Expertly designed around water, the luxurious St. Lucia resort offers a day of total relaxation or fun where you are welcome to use the facilities including three shimmering pools.
The resort also features an 800-foot (244-metre) world famous Caribbean Beach where you may participate in a number of non-motorised water sports such as sailing, kayaking, windsurfing and snorkeling. Beach towels and beach chairs are at your disposal at both the pools and the beach. Perfect for St. Lucia beach vacations, family vacations and honeymoons, you can lounge on the soft, white sand or immerse yourself in elegance with five-star luxury St. Lucia resort amenities. Enjoy a delicious lunch in an open-air setting at The Beach Club restaurant.
Please note: This Silver Shore Collection tour involves minimal walking with a few steps to negotiate. This tour is suitable for guests with limited mobility, but is not wheelchair accessible. The cost of this programme includes round-trip transfers, a set menu lunch with a non-alcoholic beverage or glass of wine, use of pool facilities, beach chair, towel and non-motorised water sports. Additional food and beverages are available for sale.
Enjoy the best of St. Lucia during this full-day tour to Ladera Resort.
In November 2005, a star was born in St. Lucia when Condé Nast Traveler readers voted the Ladera Resort not only the 'Best Hotel in the Caribbean,' but gave it the highest score of any hotel in the world, ranking it the 'Best of the Best' in the overall hotel category. Enjoy lunch at this perched paradise followed by a coastal voyage and swim in the azure waters surrounding St. Lucia.
From the pier in Castries a 1.5-hour coastal drive brings you to the Ladera Resort nestled 1,100 feet (330 metres) above the sea. Situated over the port town of Soufrière, Ladera is a romantic and exclusive hideaway featuring six villas and 19 suites. Each guest suite is built without a fourth wall allowing astounding views of the Piton peaks and coastline below. The opening leads to a private plunge pool surrounded by lush tropical landscaping. Each abode embraces the panoramic views and island ambiance through open-air living. Upon arrival at this exquisite haven enjoy a welcome cocktail and a tour of the property before convening for lunch.
The resort's Dasheene Restaurant offers some of the best dining in the Caribbean and by far the best views. The open-air refectory features breath-taking vistas of the rainforest, the dramatic Piton peaks and the Caribbean Sea below. Enjoy an excitingly delicious combination of fish, chicken or beef and locally grown and freshly picked produce presented in a style of casual elegance and accompanied by wine. Following lunch, begin your decent to the port town of Soufrière.
In Soufrière, embark a catamaran for a scenic voyage up the west coast of St. Lucia back to Castries. Onboard, rum punch, beer, soda and water are served and en route the boat stops for an hour of swimming and relaxation at one of the many bays. As a final treat, cruise into the lovely Marigot Bay to explore the myriad vessels and resorts dotting the shore before arriving back at the ship.
Please note: This tour requires a minimal amount of walking; however, guests should be in good physical condition. The dress code for this excursion is casual for lunch and we recommend wearing a swimsuit under clothing, sun protection and bring a towel from the ship. The vessel has one changing room and a toilet. There are some steps to negotiate at Ladera. The drive to reach the resort is lengthy and no stops are made for photos. The road has many curves and those prone to motion sickness should take necessary preventative measures.
Have an opportunity to combine a scenic coastal cruise with an intimate visit to St. Lucia's stunning Jade Mountain and Anse Chastanet Resorts. Jade Mountain is considered one of the Caribbean's, if not the world's, most exciting resorts, an architectural marvel created to celebrate the magnificent scenic beauty of the island which is in direct view wherever you turn.
Enjoy a scenic private boat cruise down the island's magnificent West coast on a 31ft Bertram bypassing beautiful Marigot Bay and rural fishing villages on the way to the secluded Anse Chastanet Bay near the town of Soufriere. Jade Mountain is the crown jewel of the bay located on the very top of Morne Chastanet. Upon arrival, you will be welcomed by a resort representative, escorted to the Main Bar, given a welcome drink and then escorted to the beach for a little relaxation and optional snorkeling at the Anse Chastanet /Jade Mountain Beach. Both Resorts are located in the midst of the Island's marine park which is recognized as having the very best snorkeling available on the island; snorkel equipment is provided. Spa treatments are available as an additional option and can be booked and paid for directly at the Resorts' Spa upon arrival. Spa treatments are based on availability and should be booked prior to proceeding up to Jade Mountain for Lunch.
When it's time for lunch, a shuttle will take you up to Jade Mountain, which is perched perfectly to provide a dramatic panoramic view of The Pitons. You will dine at the Jade Mountain Club Restaurant selecting from special menu options that feature the freshest seasonal ingredients, including organic produce grown on the resort's Emerald Estate farm. Beverages including fresh juice, soft drinks, beers and house wines are included. Following Lunch you will be escorted back to the jetty to board your boat for your cruise back up the West coast.
Please note: This tour involves moderate walking and stairs to negotiate and is not recommended for guests with limited mobility or for those who utilise a wheelchair. The tour includes all transportation, beach chair, chair covers, towels, shower, changing amenities, snorkel equipment, water sports equipment and lunch at Jade Mountain. Guests must be at least twenty-one (21) years of age. Appropriate attire is required for lunch (no swim wear or wraps). Viewing of a suite at Jade Mountain depends on availability.
Explore the rainforest canopy in two very unique ways as you combine a leisurely scenic glide via gondola through the rainforest with the exhilaration of a zip-line flight during this half-day adventurous outing.
From the pier in Castries depart by air-conditioned coach through St. Lucia's countryside. Pass through the communities of Babonneau, Fond Assau and Chassin en route to the Rain Forest Sky Rides Eco Park.
Upon arrival you are geared up with a harness, helmet and gloves and given a health and safety introduction. Next, after completing the training cable, you embark the aerial tram for your slow ascent through the wonders of the rainforest. Gondolas safely glide through and over the treetops, where knotted and twisting woody vines wind to the tops of old growth rainforest trees. Dense thickets of surreal vegetation merge with cascades of flowers. Lavender stars, orange bursts, yellow berries and white magnolia flowers and lace thrive on the branches of fragrant flowering trees. Once at the top station, disembark and continue on a trail descending through the thicket of the rain forest.
Following a hike of approximately 30 minutes you reach the first Sky Canopy platform. The first zip cable is only the beginning of an exhilarating experience of sailing along nine zip cables. You fly among the high rain forest trees such as Gommier and Chatannier with great views of the north of the island, Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea.
After the zip-line flight, begin the return hike to the top station of the aerial tram for the descent back to terra firma via a relaxing gondola ride. From the base of the tram, re-board the coach for the return to the ship.
Please note: This is an adventurous tour, participants should be reasonably fit. It is not suitable for guests with limited mobility or those who utilise a wheelchair. This tour operates in all weather conditions. Long hair must be pulled back and secured. Closed toe walking or hiking shoes are required no heels or flip flops. Please wear sun protection and long shorts or trousers, no skirts or dresses. Insect repellent is recommended. The transfer is approximately 30 minutes without guide or commentary. All Rain Forest Sky Rides properties are non- smoking. A signed waiver is required to participate in this excursion.
Discover the St. Lucian wilderness as it comes alive in the rainforest canopy during this half-day excursion.
The canopy is home to an enormous amount of flora and fauna that inhabits the rainforest. In their eagerness to search for light and space, many plants have colonised the treetops turning them into small ecosystems.
Fauna is very abundant throughout the tropical rainforests, however; animals are difficult to spot during the day. From the Aerial Tram you can also appreciate all the different shades of green as well as the various sizes and shapes that the leaves have created as a strategy to capture sunlight. The course is very secure and very quiet; this allows you to listen to the many different sounds of the rainforest.
Beginning from the pier on a fully air-conditioned bus, travel through the Capital city of Castries through the mountains to a village nestled over 2,000 ft. (600 metres) in the mountains. On your way, be treated to magnificent views of St. Lucia's beautiful country-side. The ride takes 30 minutes from the pier in the North of the island to the base station.
At the site, a brief orientation and safety instruction will be given, followed by your Aerial Tram journey into the rainforest. The Rainforest Sky Rides in St. Lucia provides the visitor with a bird's eye view of a truly mature Caribbean oceanic rainforest. Nurtured by warm, gentle rains and rich volcanic soils, St. Lucia's forests have achieved a state of ancient majesty.
Open-air gondolas safely glide you through and over the tree tops, where knotted and twisting woody vines wind to the tops of old growth rainforest trees. Dense thickets of surreal vegetation merge with cascades of flowers. Lavender stars, orange bursts, yellow berries and white lace thrive on the branches of fragrant flowering trees. Giant 'Chatannier', Magnolia, Gommier trees tower over the landscape and provide food and shelter for St. Lucia's endemic and endangered parrot. Here, the flowers bloom with shameless abundance. Experience St. Lucia's forest from a whole new perspective and witness this ancient celebration of colour and life with the option to walk the Fern Nature trail as well.
The Hummingbird Café and the Duty-free Amazonas Gift Shop are also available at the premises for your convenience.
Please note: All Rain Forest Sky Rides properties are non-smoking. For the optional walk, closed shoes or sandals are mandatory (no flip flops or high heels). This tour has neither age restrictions nor physical restrictions as we are wheelchair accessible, simply be prepared to have fun and learn about the rainforest. The transfer is approximately 30 minutes without guide or commentary.
St. Lucia Golf Club is where the traditions of a timeless game meet a distinct tropical setting. Lush fairways roll above stunning Caribbean waters. Contoured greens are surrounded by orchids and bromeliads. A dramatic course sits on an island bursting with beauty. And when the round is over, gracious hospitality awaits in an open-air bar and restaurant with panoramic views of paradise.
Take a short drive through the city of Castries to the northern tip of the island where you arrive at St. Lucia Golf Course, set within the scenic rolling hills of Cap Estates. The par-71 plays to 6685 yards / 6113 metres and overlooks the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean. The course opened in 2001 and has since become one of the most demanding layouts in the Caribbean. The front nine is for straight hitters and it has narrow landing areas and plenty of water and sand traps. Look out for Green No. 4 as the approach shot is a wedge into an island green which is 100 yards away and below you. The back nine is much wider and you have to hit because it is incredibly long. Pack your Iron and No. 2 driver and enjoy the day.
Following your round of Caribbean golf, rejoin your transport for the return drive to the pier and your awaiting ship.
Please note: Programme involves moderate to extensive activity and includes green fees, roundtrip transportation and shared cart. Club rental is $37.00 per set, shoe rental is $10.00 and rider fee is $34.50. All prices quoted in USD and are subject to change without notice. Optional rentals and purchases are not a part of the programme and are to be paid directly to the pro shop. Golf attire is mandatory; no jeans, tee-shirts or tank tops permitted. Golfers may wear soft-spiked golf shoes.
This is an 'Experience of a Lifetime' as you are treated to high standards of safety, quality and customer service par excellence on this Silver Shore Expedition scuba diving tour. Marvel at the underwater sights as your two dives will take place with the Marine Reserve.
Meet your escort on the pier and be taken to your awaiting exclusive dive boat. Depart the pier and head for the site of your first dive. Following a thorough safety briefing by your private PADI Dive Master and getting your equipment set-up and checked out, you are ready to plunge in to the awaiting beauty beneath the surface.
The west coast of St. Lucia has calm, warm blue water with a temperature range of 79-85 F. Visibility varies from 20ft to over 200ft depending on the site and weather conditions. St. Lucia is a volcanic island with stunning scenery above the water. The majestic twin Pitons, rise to over 2619ft (798 Meter), dominating the island and the Soufriere diving/snorkeling sites. This stunning scenery is duplicated underwater with white sand, volcanic pinnacles, sheer walls, shipwrecks and coral reefs with a multitude of marine life.
Following your first dive, re-board the boat for a surface interval and enjoy some refreshments as your captain skillfully maneuvers the boat to your second dive site, which may be a reef or a wreck. With sufficient surface time allowed, get suited-up for your next dive.
There are many beautiful shallow reefs with an abundance of fish and aquatic life easily visible from the surface. Unlike many popular dive destinations, St. Lucia is very concerned with conservation and the Soufriere Marine Management Agency protects the reefs, which means that they are still very beautiful for snorkellers and divers to visit. Saint Lucia offers some of the best diving and snorkelling sites anywhere in the Caribbean.
Not wishing your exclusive dive trip to end; it's then time to return to the harbour and your awaiting ship.
Please note: This Silver Shore Expedition is sold per boat and can accommodate up to 4 certified divers or guests, so invite your family and friends to join you on your exclusive dive boat. When requesting this programme at Silversea.com, please only request one ticket and not the number of guests who will be on your boat. Once reserved, this tour becomes 100% non-refundable within 2 weeks of sailing. The tour includes all scuba equipment, refreshments and a light lunch on-board. The actual dive site will be determined by the captain/dive master based on weather and sea conditions. The dive profile will be determined by the dive master. You must present your certification card to participate and be able to complete a required medical questionnaire and liability waiver. All dive activities are guided by a certified PADI Dive Master and or PADI Scuba Instructor. Wear a swimsuit under a cover-up, plenty of sun protection and bring a towel from the ship. 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.
Charter your own private yacht for the day and explore the west coast of St. Lucia. Visit pristine locations such as Marigot Bay, The Pitons in Soufriere, Pigeon Island National Park and Anse Cochon Marine Reserve. This is truly the best way to see the island of St. Lucia during your full-day Silver Shore Collection sailing tour on your exclusive boat.
Depart the Castries Harbour for a sail on a Classic Monohull sailing vessel along the island's west coast, bypassing the fishing villages of Anse La Raye and Canaries. The Bateau Mygo sailing experience and customer service is dedicated to making your charter exceptional from start to finish. Enjoy quality time with your family or friends on board enjoying the views of the pristine beaches, historic landscapes and amazing coastal scenery as you sail southbound to the famous Pitons - St. Lucia's treasured landmark.
Spend time admiring these two twin peaks before heading back up the Coast to the Marine Reserve of Anse Cochon Bay. Enjoy this stop swimming, snorkelling or just relaxing.
Depart the Anse Cochon Bay for the cruise to scenic Marigot Bay for a delicious gourmet lunch, freshly prepared by Chef Rambally who has been featured on the Food Networks' Paula Deen Show.
Following lunch, depart Marigot Bay for the cruise back up the west coast to the Castries Harbour and return to your ship.
Please note: This Silver Shore Collection sailing charter is sold per boat and can accommodate up to 4 guests. Only one person in your party need reserve this program by requesting one ticket on Mysilversea.com for the boat and not the number of guests that will be onboard the boat. Once reserved, this tour becomes non-refundable within 2 weeks of sailing. We suggest wearing rubber-soled shoes or sandals, lightweight comfortable clothing, sun protection and bring a towel and swimsuit from the ship. Guests wishing to snorkel or swim must be in good physical condition and able to swim in water too deep to stand. Guests must be agile enough to climb a ladder to re-enter the boat after water activities. Snorkeling equipment is provided along with refreshments from the open bar, snacks and lunch. The vessel is motorised in the event the winds are becalmed. The captain reserves the right to change the itinerary based on current weather and sea conditions. This tour is not wheelchair accessible.
Just imagine walking in zero gravity while surrounded by incredible aquatic life; that's Sea Trek and this will be your experience during this half-day tour.
Sea Trek Adventure
Sea Trek is widely popular around the world with more than 1 million tours conducted since the program began in 1988. Sea Trekking is as close as it gets to the sensations of walking in space. Under the supervision of your warm, friendly and certified Sea Trek Guides, take a walk on the 'wet' side, which brings you face to face with the marvels of marine life.
Walk with a school of zebra fish, say "hello" to a seahorse, and others. Discover a hidden world of incomparable beauty. This fabulous Sea Trek Helmet Dive begins from a gently sloping sandy beach at Pigeon Island.
All Sea Trek tours begin with medical questionnaire, and safety briefing. Guests are equipped with the specially designed Sea Trek helmet which sits comfortably on your shoulders. Trekkers breathe freely underwater from a continuous flow of air pumped into the back of the helmet through a hose attached to a compressor system at the surface. There are no masks, no mouthpieces, no stress and no complications. You can even wear your prescription glasses, as your entire head stays dry throughout your underwater adventure.
Pigeon Island National Landmark
Following this thrilling experience, spend some time exploring and enjoying Pigeon Island National Landmark with it many ruins. There are two small beaches with calm waters for swimming and snorkelling, a restaurant, and picnic areas. Scattered around the grounds are ruins of barracks, batteries, and garrisons that date from 18th-century French and English battles. In the Museum and Interpretative Centre, housed in the restored British officers' mess, a multimedia display explains the island's ecological and historical significance.
Please note: Although this tour requires little exertion, guests must be in good physical condition to participate. Due to a natural environment, there is never a 100% guarantee that a particular species of marine life will be seen. Guests should wear a swimsuit under a cover-up, sun protection and bring a towel and change of clothes from the ship. Minimum age to participate is 8, accompanied by a parent or guardian. Footwear for making your trek will be provided. Approximately two and a half hours of this tour is free time to enjoy Pigeon Island.
Experience the Bois Cotlette Estate located in the heart of South Dominica during this half-day Silver Shore Collection.
Dating from the early years of French settlement in the 1720's, Bois Cotlette is one of the oldest surviving estates on Dominica. Nestled in a valley within the active Morne Plat Pays volcanic complex, it is the best preserved example of plantation architecture on the island, with its French colonial "Maison de Maitre" and buildings for the processing of coffee, sugar, and cocoa.
Recently, the Bois Cotlette Estate was purchased from a descendant of the family that had controlled the property since the late 1700's. Having been overrun by over a decade of neglect, the estate lands and grounds are now being restored with a look backwards as well as a look forwards. For example, older mature cocoa trees are being pruned and saved where possible. In addition, there is newly planted sugarcane, cocoa, coffee, and high leaf crops which mirror the estate's historical endeavors of generations past. Things, that were commonplace in the past, such as organic farming, are being brought back by the present owners who have also implemented many biodynamic farming practices as well. Today, the Bois Cotlette Estate proudly distinguishes itself further as the estate has achieved self-sufficiency status in all three key aspects of sustaining life; food, power, and water.
On the Heritage Tour, you get a chance to enjoy the Estates grounds at a relaxed pace in a pristine and tranquil setting. You will benefit and gain insight from the research and expert knowledge of Northwestern University's Assistant Professor of Anthropology, Mark Hauser, PhD. who has led excavations on the Bois Cotlette Estate for the past 4 years. Uncover clues to the property's origins and learn why expert historians, too, are so enamoured with Bois Cotlette.
As you delve into the plantation history, two stories emerge. One story is about the Owner / Planter class. You'll learn about this story through the building structures, investment company documents, factory ruins, gardens, and all that you see. The second, is a story about the slave village inhabitants and is revealed by the 15 slave sites and artefacts unearthed in a recent archaeological dig.
You will have an opportunity to enjoy authentic creole snacks and refreshments, and to stroll through the Planter's herb garden located just south of the Maison.
Please note: This Silver Shore Collection involves minimal to moderate activity and is suitable for guests with limited mobility. Guests who utilise a wheelchair must be capable of transferring from the chair to the bus with 2-3 steps to negotiate and minimal assistance as the restrooms at the plantation are not wheelchair accessible. We suggest guests dress in lightweight seasonal clothing and wear flat, walking shoes and sun protection.
Step aboard this 1.5 hour Trolley Train Tour around the capital of Dominica, the Botanical Gardens, a local church and magnificent views on the island.
City View Point
Depart the port for a brief train ride to a city view point. Upon arrival, take in splendid views and photo opportunities of the capital of Roseau and Dominica's towering cliffs and lush rainforest. Leaving the view point, proceed to the Botanical Gardens.
During your stop at the lush Botanical Gardens, see the endangered Sissereau and Jaco parrots in protective cages, along with many large trees and exotic flowers. Here we will serve rum punch or fruit juice to sip on as the trolley moves along the narrow streets and alleys.
En route, see the bustling street life and vendors as the train goes through the most unspoiled and untouched capital of the Caribbean. The conductor will point out buildings and landmarks as you pass by. Take photos of the colonial architecture as you travel through the winding alleys and streets before reaching a small local church for a short visit and take photos.
Re-join your trolley to proceed back to the ship.
Please note: This tour involves minimal walking and is suitable for guests with limited mobility, but is not wheelchair accessible. The trolley train is covered with open sides. We suggest guests wear light-weight comfortable clothing and sun protection.
Experience the scenic beauty and excitement of the largest and longest river in Dominica during this memorable river-tubing excursion.
Depart the pier for the scenic, approximate 30-minute drive through the Dominican capital of Roseau en route to the lush Layou Valley then proceed to the Layou River Gorge. Upon arrival, receive an orientation and safety briefing and commence your guided river-tubing adventure.
Layou River Float
As you float down-river, discover Nature Island, which features a lush tropical rainforest, along with magnificent rock formations, wonderful flora and fauna, a spectacular mountain range, and cliffs and valleys. Feel the changing pace of the meandering and twisting Layou River as it descends into calm pools interspersed with the excitement of bubbling rapids.
At the conclusion of your river-tubing adventure, relax with a refreshing drink at the Layou Valley Inn before transferring back to the pier.
Please note: This tour involves a moderate amount of activity and is recommended for guests that are in good physical condition and know how to swim. This tour is not suitable for pregnant women, guests with back or neck problems, or limited mobility or those who utilise a wheelchair. Participants must hold on to both handles of their tubes at all times and wear the helmet provided. This tour may include a few rapids. Wear a swimsuit under a cover-up and rubber-soled shoes that may get wet and bring a towel and protection from the sun. Operation of this tour is dependent upon river conditions. Commentary is generally not provided during the transfer to-and-from the river.
Embrace the idyllic beauty of Dominica during this scenic and relaxing Silver Shore Expedition visit to volcanic mineral pools and baths, and a photo stop at Morne Bruce.
Morne Bruce Gardens
Depart the pier for the brief drive to the historic Morne Bruce Gardens. Upon arrival, take in splendid views and photo opportunities of the town of Roseau, and Dominica's towering cliffs and lush rainforest. Leaving the gardens, re-board your coach and drive through the Roseau Valley, then continue on to Trafalgar for a visit to Trafalgar Falls.
Trafalgar Falls and Wotten Waven
Experience the beauty of Trafalgar Falls, which feature a sulphur spa and waterfalls cascading side-by-side out of the deep gorges they have carved out. During your visit, take a 20-minute walk up the nature trail. Pass by ginger plants and vanilla orchids before arriving at a panoramic viewpoint above the river. Leaving the falls, drive east to the village of Wotten Waven, among the most active volcanic regions on the island, then continue on to Ti Kwen Glo Cho.
Ti Kwen Glo Cho and Refreshments
Tucked away in the scenic valley of a lush mountain rainforest, Ti Kwen Glo Cho is famous for its abundance of hot sulphur springs, a small sulphur mud bath, cool freshwater springs and a waterfall. Following a cultural welcome and complimentary fruit juice, you can relax and unwind in one of the hot tubs filled with hot volcanic sulphur water via pipes made of local bamboo. After refreshments including fresh fruit and rum are served, commence the return drive past Dragon's Cove and back to the pier.
Please note: This Silver Shore Expedition tour involves a moderate to extensive amount of walking over surfaces that may be uneven in spots, with 50 steps or more to negotiate in each direction depending upon the trail taken. This tour is not suitable for guests with limited mobility and guests who utilise a wheelchair. Guests are advised to wear a swimsuit under a cover-up, sun protection and bring a towel from the ship. The paths may be slippery or muddy following periods of rain; guests are advised to use extra caution as there are no handrails. Wear shoes you do not mind getting soiled or muddy on the paths.
Discover why Dominica is known as the 'Nature Island of the Caribbean' during this picturesque, half-day sightseeing excursion.
Morne Bruce View Point
Depart the pier for the brief drive to the historic Morne Bruce view point. Upon arrival, take in splendid views and photo opportunities of the town of Roseau, and Dominica's towering cliffs and lush rainforest. Leaving Morne Bruce, re-board your coach and proceed to the Botanical Gardens.
Botanical Gardens and Rainforest Drive
During your stop at the lush Botanical Gardens, see the endangered Sissereau and Jaco parrots in protective cages, along with many large trees, exotic flowers and tropical plants. From here, your drive continues towards the interior of Dominica and a visit to Hibiscus Falls. En route, pass by the tropical rainforest and plantations with mango, banana, avocado and cacao trees.
Upon arrival at Hibiscus Falls, take an easy, 30-yard (27-metre) stroll to the scenic viewpoint at this waterfall. Here, you can photograph your beautiful surroundings while snacking on local seasonal fruits served with complimentary rum punch or fruit juice. You may also opt to take a short walk down some steps to the pool for a quick dip in the refreshing waterfall. Afterward, drive through the beautiful green valleys en route to the pier.
Please note: This tour involves a minimal amount of walking, and is suitable for guests with limited mobility and guests who utilise a wheelchair Guests are advised to wear lightweight, comfortable clothing, and bring sunscreen, a hat and sunglasses from the ship. Guests opting to swim in the pool at Hibiscus Falls should bring a swimsuit and towel from the ship. The road surfaces in Dominica are bumpy in some areas and wind through the hillsides. A minimum number of guests per guide are required for operation of this tour.
Discover some of nature's most amazing mammals from a unique perspective during this half-day catamaran excursion in search of whales and dolphins.
Depart the pier for the brief stroll to your awaiting vessel. Upon arrival, receive your safety and tour instructions before setting out for the open waters. Of the 30 or more species of whales and dolphins found in the Caribbean, more than half can be found in the waters surrounding Dominica. Your captain pauses every three miles (about 4.8 kilometres) or 15 minutes so a hydrophone may be submersed to listen for the 'clicking' of sperm whales and the 'whistling' of dolphins.
During these stops, take in distant island views while your on-board guide offers information about the whales, dolphins, and wildlife. If a spout or a pod is sighted or detected, the captain manoeuvres the vessel so you can see the animals. Since their welfare is of paramount importance, guidelines set up by the International Fund for Animal Welfare are strictly followed. Fruit juice and a rum punch are served during the return ride to the pier.
Please note: This tour involves a minimal amount of walking. Guests must be able to walk and manoeuvre in and out of the boat, and participants with limited mobility may be accommodated. Although marine life can be observed on most outings, sightings cannot be guaranteed. Participation is very limited; we suggest you book in advance to avoid disappointment.
Indulge your senses with the scenic splendour of two of Dominica's most popular destinations during this half-day excursion to Trafalgar Falls and the Emerald Pool.
Morne Bruce Gardens
Depart the pier for the brief drive to the historic Morne Bruce Gardens. Upon arrival, take in splendid views and photo opportunities of the town of Roseau, and Dominica's towering cliffs and lush rainforest. Leaving the gardens, re-board your coach and drive through the Roseau Valley, then continue on to Trafalgar for a visit to Trafalgar Falls.
Experience the beauty of Trafalgar Falls, which feature a sulphur spa and waterfalls cascading side-by-side out of the deep gorges they have carved out. During your visit, take a 20-minute walk up the nature trail. Pass by ginger plants and vanilla orchids before arriving at a panoramic viewpoint above the river. Leaving the falls, your drive continues on to the Emerald Pool, with a stop for a complimentary fruit juice en route.
Located on the north-eastern edge of the National Park just off Castle Bruce Road, the pretty Emerald Pool is nestled amidst the heart of the lush green rainforest. After a 20-minute walk to reach the pool, you may opt to stand behind the 40-foot-high (12-metre-high) waterfall and cool off with a refreshing dip, or just relax and take in your exquisite surroundings. Following your visit, re-board your coach and commence the approximately 45-minute drive back to the pier.
Please note: This tour involves a moderate amount of walking, with uneven, steep and slippery surfaces during the walk to Trafalgar Falls, slippery rocks bordering the Emerald Pool and approximately 150 steps to negotiate. This tour is recommended for guests in good physical condition, and is not suitable for guests with limited mobility and guests who utilise a wheelchair. Guests are advised to wear lightweight, comfortable clothing with sturdy, non-slip walking shoes, and bring a rain jacket or umbrella, sunscreen, a hat and sunglasses from the ship. Guests opting to bathe in the Emerald Pool should bring a swimsuit and towel from the ship. The tour route may vary. As a Silver Shore Sotto Voce Tour on Silver Spirit sailings, guests are offered optional headset for a better listening experience.
Enjoy a panoramic ride around this tiny island and discover the many hidden beauties for which St. Barts has become famous.
Minibus 'taxis' with drivers who speak varying degrees of English with a heavy French-West-Indian accent, take you on a drive through St. Barts. The first stop, at Le Col de la Tourmente, overlooks the most popular beach, St. Jean Beach and the island's airport. The taxis then follow take the road to Salines (salt ponds), an industrial area of the island. At one time St. Barts exported salt all over the Caribbean.
After Salines, your driver will go through Petite Salines, the only place on the island where you cannot see the ocean, and continue to Grand Fond. The view is breathtaking, with the road overlooking the green valley and the raging ocean breaking on the shoreline. It is very windy, and the landscape is very different from the rest of the island. Only a few years ago, Grand Fond was the cattle center for St. Barts, home not only to many cows, but also goats and sheep.
Continue on the road along the coast to see the house that belonged to the famous Russian dancer, Rudolf Nureyev. It is located right on the rocks facing the ocean. Pass Petit-Cul de Sac (small salt pond) and Grand Cul de Sac with its large lagoon and many hotels and resorts. It is here that the 24-hour windsurf regatta is held in August each year. Continue to Marigot, famous for its wine shop, La Cave, that has in stock over 300,000 bottles of wine, ranging from the cheapest to the most rare and expensive. Then continue to L'Orient and its two flower-filled cemeteries.
Passing La Vigie and Coupe Gorge, (it is said some pirates cut throats there!), your vehicles return to the St. Jean area before taking the road to Corossol, once famous for its women who wore traditional white bonnets and were known for weaving straw hats and baskets. Please note that this does not exist anymore, despite what is written in the guidebooks. After climbing the last hill, your taxi returns to Gustavia. Depending on traffic conditions, the taxis will either stop in the parking lot next to the pier or in town at the main taxi station.
Please note: This tour involves a minimum amount of walking; however, guests must be able to climb in and out of a minibus taxi. This is not a guided tour; it is an orientation drive of the island. Your driver may speak only rudimentary English. The cost of this tour is based upon 6 guests in each van as opposed to 8 as standard for other cruise lines. The cost of this tour reflects the lower occupancy of the vehicles.
St. Barts is known for superb coral reefs, and this excursion takes you to one of her best snorkelling sites by motorised catamaran. Board your boat at the pier and prepare for a morning of sun and fun. For your comfort, the catamaran offers plenty of shade, a restroom, and an outdoor freshwater shower.
As you set sail for the snorkelling destination, the crew distributes snorkelling equipment. Once you arrive at the snorkelling site, the captain or crew provides instruction and guidelines, after which you may jump in the water to enjoy approximately one hour exploring the fascinating underwater marine life. Two crew members are available to provide assistance.
The azure waters surrounding St. Barts provide the perfect environment for an incredible variety of exquisitely coloured fish and surreal-looking coral. Coral reefs act as home and nursery for almost a million fish and other species, and are host to some of the Earth's most diverse living ecosystems.
Back on board the catamaran, enjoy a snack and refreshment before your return to the pier.
Please note: This tour is for physically active guests, able to swim. It is not suitable for guests with limited mobility, unable to manoeuvre in and out of the boat via a ladder. We recommend guests wear a swimsuit under a cover-up, sun protection and bring a towel from the ship. Guests will be asked to remove their shoes prior to boarding. The use of a noodle float or a lifejacket while in the water is mandatory.
Explore the underwater world surrounding St. Barts from the comfort of a semi-submersible boat. The boat remains on the water's surface, while stairs lead you down into the hull, surrounded with glass viewing windows. Take in the scenes without getting wet on this under-the-sea adventure.
Walk from the pier to the awaiting semi-submersible submarine and gather on the main deck for a safety briefing. Cruising out of the main harbour, remain top-side or descend into the hull of the sub. As you reach the entrance of Gustavia's harbour, you may see some of the many green turtles known to reside in the area. Pass over the wreck of the 50-feet (15-metre) island freighter Marignan, sunk during the famous hurricane 'Luis' in 1995. On the way to your next stop, the vessel crosses the south-east edge of the St. Barts Marine Park, where the sea is full of colourful coral reefs, gently 'invaded' by troops of striped 'sergeant major' fish.
As the semi-sub arrives at a group of three tiny rock islands called 'The Saints', the crew feeds the surrounding fish, creating a flurry of marine activity. You may even see a shark at this time.
Returning to the pier along the same route, you can remain below or if you prefer, cruise on the upper deck and watch the beautiful anchored yachts and shores of St. Barts.
Please note: This tour requires a minimal amount of walking; however, guests must be able to walk a short distance to the sub and negotiate steep stairs to enter and exit the sub's hull. This tour is not suitable for guests who utilise a wheelchair. Operation of this tour is subject to a minimum number of participants and favourable weather and sea conditions; the Captain may amend the itinerary dependent upon weather and currents. Vessel may not be exclusive to Silversea guests. A minimum number of guests per guide is required for operation of this tour.
Discover St. Barts by sea as you sail aboard an island catamaran that whisks you away to a secluded bay on this scenic, relaxing outing.
Walk along the pier to your awaiting catamaran and climb aboard. As you motor out of the harbour, admire the resident mega yachts and the scenic coastline, before raising the sails.
Head towards Pointe de Colombier and its shelter bay and drop anchor upon arrival. Enjoy your time in the bay, the way you wish. You can swim, snorkel, sunbathe or just relax with a good book under the shade of the bimini. Sip a cool drink as the friendly crew offer water, soft drinks, and rum punch.
At the appointed time, the catamaran re-traces its course back to the harbour in Gustavia.
Please note: This tour requires a minimal amount of activity. Guests wishing to swim should wear a swimsuit under a cover-up and bring a towel from the ship. Participants should be in good health and a comfortable swimmer to enter the water. Any swimming is unsupervised and at your own risk. Participation is limited. The catamaran anchors in a bay and swimming is from the boat. Snorkelling equipment is provided. Operation of this tour is subject to favourable weather and sea conditions. Guests will be required to remove their shoes prior to boarding the vessel.
Experience St. Barts up-close during this scenic ATV adventure tour. See both the windward and leeward sides of the island, admire the views and capture the memory with some great photo opportunities.
Meet your instructor after a short walk from the pier and listen to a safety and itinerary briefing. After being fitted with your mandatory helmet, board your ATV and follow the guide north along the leeward coast.
Continue to St. Jean via the famous Col de la Tourente and head up Morne Tourtertelle, overlooking the Salines beach area. En route, your guide explains about the areas salt ponds and the island's salt industry, which served as St. Barts primary industry until the mid-1950's.
Proceed along the windward side of the island, savouring the dramatic views of Grand Fond, dominated by the Atlantic Ocean and 938-foot (280-metre)-high Morne Vitet. In Toiny, leave the main road and take the narrow path to Petit Cul de Sac Beach.
A steep climb brings you to the villages of Devet and Vitet with magnificent panoramas of the countryside.
Finally, head toward Gouverneur's Beach, where you may opt to have a swim before returning to Gustavia. Once back in town you may be required to walk the perimeter of the harbour to return to the ship.
Please note: This tour involves a moderate amount of activity and is for guests in good physical condition only. There are inherent risks associated with participating in this tour. It is not suitable for pregnant women, guests with heart or respiratory conditions, leg, knee, neck, back problems, or limited mobility, or those who utilise a wheelchair. Guests will be evaluated prior to participation, by the tour leader; if determined not to be in acceptable physical condition to safely operate and maintain control of the ATV on the surfaces you will be encountering, participation will be denied and a 50% fee will be charged. This tour requires the completion of an acknowledgement that a safety briefing has been provided prior to departing on the ATV. Participation will be denied to anyone who does not sign the acknowledgement. This tour is priced per ATV, two guests per vehicle. Only one person in your party need reserve the vehicle and charges may be split between suites on board. When requesting this tour online, please indicate the number of vehicles desired and not the number of guests participating. Maximum weight per ATV is 330 pounds (150 kilograms or 23.5 stone). ATV drivers must have a valid driver's license and a credit card on file on board the ship for the 800 Euro deductible in the event of damages to the ATV or property. Minimum age for drivers is 18 year; minimum passenger age is 12. Wear light-weight, clothing and flat comfortable, rubber-soled shoes; flip-flops are not allowed. Guests wishing to swim should wear a swimsuit under a cover-up and bring a towel from the ship. Any swimming is unsupervised and at your own risk. At the conclusion of the tour you may be dropped at the far side of the harbour where a walk of 450 yards (410 metres) may be required to arrive at the ship.
Discover Virgin Gorda's unique natural terrain during this scenic visit to 'The Baths' at Spring Bay.
After tendering ashore at quaint Spanish Town, board your open-air safari bus for the 15-minute non-narrated transfer through this small village to the Baths parking area.
Located just a short distance outside Spanish Town, the arid landscape offers a first glimpse of the characteristic boulders strewn across a hilly area. Begin your descent at the top of the Baths along a narrow, winding path leading between huge rocks down to the beach. Here an extraordinary sight awaits you. The relatively small beach is hemmed in by a jumble of giant boulders. In between you can explore and swim in shady pools and grottoes, some of them requiring you to squeeze through the narrowest of openings. Your escort will show you how to navigate this maze of boulders and to find openings into dimly lit grottoes and pools. Enjoy swimming in the crystal-clear water or just laze away the time at the beach taking in this natural phenomenon. This transfer allows 3 hours to enjoy the unique features of The Baths.
After hiking back up the steep pathway to the road, enjoy a complimentary refreshment or browse in the well-stocked souvenir shop before boarding your safari bus for the transfer back to Spanish Town marina where the ship's tender awaits.
Please note: This transfer involves extensive walking over steep, uneven ground. It is not recommended for guests with mobility challenges or those who utilize a wheelchair. Guests are advised to wear their swimsuit under a cover up, flat comfortable walking shoes, sun protection and bring a towel from the ship.
Alternative to the transfer: Guests wishing to visit the Baths independently may take a taxi on their own. Taxi buses charge an average of $6USD per person one way. There is an entrance fee of $3USD per adult to go down to The Baths. Guests should ensure they have the correct change. As this is strictly an independent option, roundtrip transportation, escort/guide services, admissions, insurance, and a complimentary beverage at the Top of the Baths restaurant would not be included and guests are reminded that they are visiting the Baths at their own risk.
Explore the highlights of this beautiful island during this half-day sightseeing excursion on beautiful Virgin Gorda.
Tender ashore to Spanish Town and board your open-air safari bus for a scenic drive through the town and towards Gorda Peak. Stop en route to overlook the picturesque white sand beach at Savannah Bay, then continue driving to the viewpoint at Gorda Peak. Around every bend you experience spectacular views of a seascape graced with white sandy coves and numerous islets scattered across azure waters. During the drive, photo stops are made to capture the island's splendid panoramas and amazing scenery.
Copper Mine Point
From the Gorda Point viewpoint the tour continues on to Copper Mine Point. This is the island's main historical monument, the overgrown ruins at the end of a rocky road giving evidence of the 18th-century mining efforts by Spanish settlers who were followed by Cornish miners 150 years later.
After a brief visit, continue to the Mineshaft Café to explore the grounds and enjoy a refreshing rum or fruit punch. Then proceed with a short drive to the Top of the Baths for a look at the characteristic rocks dotting the dry, arid land, indicating the famous Baths below. This property is set amid mammoth boulders and rock formations forming part of the famous Baths area and giving a spectacular view of the historic Sir Francis Drake Channel.
Finally, a short 15-minute drive returns you to the tender pier in Spanish Town.
Please note: Tour involves minimal walking, however guests must be able to embark and disembark the open-air safari bus. This tour is not suitable for guests who utilize a wheelchair. The tour does not include admission to The Baths, which is $3 U.S. dollars and guests wishing to stay at The Baths may do so and return to the tender pier in Spanish Town at their own expense. The order of sites visited may vary.
Experience the thrill of cruising on the tranquil waters of the British Virgin Islands onboard a large sailing or motorized vessel, as you motor or sail across the Sir Francis Drake Channel.
The British Virgin Islands are famed for their perfect sailing and cruising conditions. Spend time under the sails or in the shade of your vessel, enjoying the tangy salt air and refreshing breezes of this Caribbean paradise before reaching the island cluster of the Dogs.
Drop anchor and take advantage of the wonderful snorkelling in the sheltered waters among these islands. Snorkelling equipment and refreshments are all included with this delightful snorkelling excursion. You will have plenty of time to swim, snorkel and bask in the sun before enjoying the leisurely and scenic journey back to Spanish Town marina.
Please note: This tour involves moderate activity and guests should be in good physical condition to participate in the snorkelling and swimming activities. The tour is not suitable for guests who may have heart problems, asthma, or other health conditions that may affect their safety in the water. Maximum weight for participants is 250 pounds (113 kilograms). This tour is not suitable for guests who utilise a wheelchair. Guests are advised to wear a swimsuit under a cover up, rubber-soled shoes, sun protection and bring a towel from the ship. Snorkelling equipment is provided. This tour is limited in participation and guests should request tickets well in advance to avoid disappointment. The boat captain reserves the right to change the route and snorkeling site based on current weather and sea conditions. The type of vessel used in the tour will not be determined until 48 hours prior to operation.
Explore the island of Virgin Gorda by both land and sea on this scenic half-day overview.
Depart the tender pier in your open-air safari truck for the first portion of your journey around this small but dramatic British Virgin Island. Your drive takes you through Spanish Town and onward up to Gorda Peak for dramatic views of the surrounding islands and Gorda Sound where Drake is purported to have kept his ships.
Descending to Gun Creek, disembark the vehicles and board a comfortable motor boat for a cruise through Gorda Sound. During your scenic boat ride, view Sir Richard Branson's Moskito island en route to the Dog islands lying off the coast of Virgin Gorda. Your tour escort narrates stories of the islands as you enjoy a complimentary drink.
Leaving the Dog islands, the boat cruises past the famous Baths beaches before returning to the marina.
Please note: This tour involves minimal walking and is suitable for guests with limited mobility; however it is not suitable for guests who utilise a wheelchair. There are 4 steps to negotiate to embark the boat and guests must be able to negotiate the high step embarking and disembarking the vehicles. There is limited shade on the boat and guests are encouraged to wear plenty of sun protection, lightweight, comfortable clothing and flat-soled walking shoes.
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.
Stay at Hilton Barbados Resort which enjoys a stunning location on a 17th Century fort, on the lush tropical peninsula of Needham's Point and great weather year-round due to its ideal location in the West Indies of the Caribbean. Perfect for couples, this 100% non-smoking Caribbean resort is a true tropical paradise, with exquisite ocean-facing accommodation and four fabulous dining outlets.
Just five minutes from the island's capital, Bridgetown, and 20 minutes from Grantley Adams International Airport, this luxurious ocean-front hotel features a sprawling pool complex with whirlpool, as well as three premium tennis courts and a fitness and health centre with spa treatment rooms overlooking Carlisle Bay.
Children will get star treatment at the fun-filled Kidz Paradise Club while the surrounding area offers a multitude of cultural and recreational activities for all the family, including water sports, world-class golf, horseback riding, fishing, sailing, scuba diving, enjoying some of the best Barbados beaches and sightseeing at the historic Charles Fort, the fascinating 17th century colonial fortification.
The Fairmont Royal Pavilion is a secluded hideaway with an unrivalled beach presence, where all rooms have breathtaking views of the Caribbean. One of the most intimate resorts on the island, The Fairmont Royal Pavilion, captures the warmth and elegance of a country estate. It is a place where you can truly feel like you are at home. Fine dining is part of the magic. The Palm Terrace restaurant is among the best on the island, with gourmet dining on an enviable oceanfront location and features nightly live entertainment. The bistro-styled Café Taboras, also oceanfront, offers breakfast and lunch daily. A unique feature is the complimentary English traditional afternoon tea served on the Taboras Terrace facing the ocean. The Fairmont Royal Pavilion combines impeccable service, relaxed intimacy, and breathtaking views to create the ultimate Caribbean experience.
Exclusive Silversea Offer: Stay for 3 Nights or more and receive a Food & Beverage Credit of USD $150 per room/per stay. This credit can be used for dining in the Palm Terrace and Taboras Restaurants, as well as for in-room dining. Offer only applies to Food & Beverage items and is not redeemble for cash.
Silversea Cruises Grande Hotel programme includes breakfast daily, hotel porterage, a private vehicle transfer between the hotel and airport, and a small group transfer between the hotel and pier.
The Ritz-Carlton, Fort Lauderdale infuses the Gold Coast with casual luxury as the city's first and only AAA Five Diamond hotel. Perched above the Atlantic Ocean and the Intracoastal Waterway, this beachfront hotel includes a 2,200 square foot Ritz-Carlton Club Lounge; a 29,000 square foot oceanfront sundeck with an infinity pool and private cabanas; full-service luxury spa with an organic and botanical treatment menu; and, a water-view fitness center. Four dining and entertainment options include Via Luna Restaurant with seating indoors or al fresco on an oceanfront patio, the dramatic oceanfront Via Luna Bar, a private Wine Room with a 5,000 bottle wine cellar and a seventh floor Poolside Café with commanding ocean views.
Discover a timeless jewel in Fort Lauderdale, renowned for its dazzling Atlantic Ocean, waterway, and cruise ship views. Set on 22 lush acres of tropical oasis along the intracoastal waterway, this breathtaking hotel provides the ideal getaway in the yachting capital of the world. Immerse yourself in boundless recreation or escape to a place of total relaxation at this resort-style retreat, which features exotic spa treatments and massages. Enjoy swaying palms and picturesque gardens along with spectacular food when you dine at any of the five restaurants and lounges. The hotel features complimentary beach shuttle, water taxi pick up, Avis rental car and is located adjacent to Port Everglades Cruise Port.