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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
to Bridgetown

Silversea Cruises
Dec 22, 2014 8 Days
Silver Spirit 5438B
US$4,670
Date: Day: Port: Arrive: Depart:
December 22nd, 2014 Monday Fort Lauderdale, Florida   6:00 PM
December 23rd, 2014 Tuesday Key West, Florida 8:00 AM 5:00 PM
December 24th, 2014 Wednesday Day at Sea    
December 25th, 2014 Thursday Day at Sea    
December 26th, 2014 Friday Ponce 8:00 AM 5:00 PM
December 27th, 2014 Saturday Gustavia, St Barts 9:00 AM 11:00 PM
December 28th, 2014 Sunday St. John’s 8:00 AM 5:00 PM
December 29th, 2014 Monday Castries 8:00 AM 10:00 PM
December 30th, 2014 Tuesday Bridgetown 8:00 AM 11:00 PM
  • Spacious suites – over 85% with private verandas
  • Personalised service – nearly one crew member for every guest
  • Butler service in every suite – all guests are pampered equally
  • Open-seating dining options – dine when and with whomever you please
  • Diversity of dining venues – casual, romantic, regional delicacies, and gourmet cuisine inspired by Relais & Châteaux
  • Beverages in-suite and throughout the ship – select wines, premium spirits, specialty coffees and soft drinks, plus your own tailored mini-bar
  • In-suite dining and 24-hour room service – always complimentary, always available
  • Sophisticated entertainment from live music to production shows
  • Enrichment lecturers and destination consultants
  • Complimentary transportation into town in most ports
  • Gratuities always included in your fare

Excursions

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.

Excursions

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.

- Camera

- 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.

Excursions

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.

Excursions

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.

Excursions

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.

Excursions

The city of Ponce prides itself as the home of one of the region's finest art museums, featuring major works by great European masters such as Rubens, Van Dyck, Gainsborough and others. The Ponce Art Museum is also the home of Sir Frederic Leighton's Flaming June.  The museum is housed in an architecturally visionary building comprised of hexagonal rooms, and designed by Edward Durrell Stone. After this thoroughly enjoyable visit you will head to the city's center that has been lovingly restored to its original turn of the century splendor and features a spacious tree-lined plaza, which encompasses the Cathedral and fanciful red and black Parque de Bombas (firehouse), which was imported from a world's fair.  Horse drawn carriages are usually found at the square as well.


Please note: This tour requires a minimal amount of walking and is suitable for those with limited mobility.

Excursions

Begin your tour with panoramic view of the Caribbean coast from El Vigia Hill, towering several hundred feet over the city of Ponce at the point where the central Cordillera starts to rise - it was from here that early residents scanned the horizon for pirates.  Immediately below this look-out point is Serrallés Castle, the baronial estate of Puerto Rico's most powerful rum producing families, who produce Don Q Rum.  Continue to the "castle" itself where you can view this magnificent example of Spanish Revival architecture, popular in the 1920's. Some of the furnishings that date back to medieval Spain while others are more modern early 20th century pieces.  

Continue your tour to the city's center, which has been lovingly restored to its original turn of the century splendor. The town features a spacious tree-lined plaza, which encompasses the Cathedral and fanciful red and black Parque de Bombas (firehouse), which was imported from a world's fair.  Horse drawn carriages are usually found at the square as well.  You will then have free time where you can independently explore this charming town or enjoy lunch at one of the restaurants located near the plaza.

Following your free time, you will go directly to Hacienda Buena Vista, located in the rolling hills (coffee country) between Utuado and Ponce. The Hacienda is a coffee plantation built in the 19th century by Salvador de Vives, who was also mayor of Ponce. Superbly restored by the island Conservation Trust, your tour is conducted by the Trust's interpreter/guides and you will see a two-story estate house, mills, in operation to this day.


Please note: This tour requires minimal activity. This tour is suitable for those with limited mobility.

Excursions

Spend the day exploring the Southern shores of Puerto Rico, at the Copamarina Beach Resort. This luxury resort defines relaxation in all its 20 acres of tropical splendor. Enjoy a half-mile beach with an array of non-motorized water sports, relax at one of their two oceanfront swimming pools, and when it's time for lunch enjoy a Caribbean inspired meal, and their signature drink "Sparkling Copa Sangria". As one of their exclusive guest, you are invited to explore Gilligan's Island, a remarkable experience just a 10 min. boat ride from the Copamarina Beach Resort pier.


Please note: This tour requires a minimal amount of activity and is suitable for those with limited mobility. Wear a bathing suit under a cover-up and suitable water shoes and bring sun protection and a towel from the ship.

Excursions

Spend the day relaxing on a pristine beach and in stunningly clear waters. Your tour begins with a boat ride to Guayama's estuary of Jobos, which locals refer to as Manatees Bay.  After a short sail you'll arrive at the glorious Caribe Cay where you can spend the day enjoying the swimming or kayaking in the startling turquoise waters or simply relaxing. Your captain will take you on a 30 minute nature tour where he will explain some of the features of the Cay and give you some background on the flora and fauna that can be found here. After this leisurely walk you can spend the rest of the day lounging on the beach or frolicking in the water. Refreshments and a light lunch are provided during your tour. Keep your eyes open, you might just see one of the Manatees the bay is famous for.


Please note: This tour involves a moderate amount of activity. This tour includes a 30 minute walk around the island and guests may encounter uneven ground, please wear flat comfortable shoes for walking. Wear a bathing suit under a cover-up and suitable water shoes and bring sun protection and a towel from the ship.

Excursions

This excursion involves the perfect combination of relaxation, culture and cuisine.


Your tour begins with a transfer to the Thermal Water Pools of Coamo.  These popular pools contain hot sulfurous waters and it is the only of its kind in Puerto Rico.  Legends say that these springs are the Fountain of Youth that Juan Ponce de Leon was searching for.  According to the same legend, the Indians told him that the source lay well west for which he sailed to foreign lands accidentally discovering Florida.  It is said that for more than three centuries these pools have been used for its healing powers.



After you have enjoyed the relaxing springs you will travel to the town of Ponce, to Chef's Creations Restaurant. When you arrive at this locally popular restaurant you will be greeted with a glass of Sangria. Afterwards the chef will guide you as you learn to make one of Puerto Rico's most famous dishes, Mofongo!  After your cooking class you will be able to enjoy the fruits of your labor and as you enjoy your Mofongo with salad and finishing off with dessert.  


Additional time will be given at the main plaza of Ponce, Plaza Las Delicias, before returning to the ship.  


Please note: This tour involves a minimal amount of activity and is suitable for guests with limited mobility. It is not recommend for guests who utilise a wheelchair. Bring a bathing suit, adequate sun protection, water shoes and a towel with you to participate in the water activities. Due to the nature of the menu, guests will be invited to prepare some of the dishes; however, portions of the meal may have been prepped in advance.

Excursions

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.

Excursions

Take the plunge and scuba in St, Barths.  This little paradise is part of the French West Indies (F.W.I.) and deserves to be known by divers. In fact, for a number of years, St. Barths has had a Marine Reserve where all forms of fishing are prohibited.


Anchoring on the coral reefs is also prohibited, resulting in a spectacular underwater world. An exceptional variety of sea life flourishes in this part of Caribbean. From the smallest colorful reef fish to bigger predators such a nurse sharks, tarpons, and barracudas, all these fishes are friendly; in St-Barth you dive in total safety. Scuba diving in St Barths is for everybody with numerous dive spots (22 different dives in The Marine Reserve alone) from 20 to 99 feet deep; coral reefs, caves, canyons - all in 82/84°F crystal clear water.


Whether you are planning to make your first Caribbean dive or are an experienced diver, St. Barths is an ideal location for diving. The island is situated on a coral plate and the maximum depth available is approximately 90 feet. The dive spots are no more than 5 to 20 minutes from the harbour of Gustavia. There are reefs, caves, canyons and 4 wrecks in the area (3 fishing boats and a yacht that went down with the last hurricane). Sea turtles, rays, eels, tarpon fish, and baby nurse sharks are very common. The coral is colorful and everything in the water is friendly. In the winter there are whales that you may hear singing. In the summer you may occasionally see dolphins.


Depart the pier in your motorized catamaran dive boat and head out to the chosen dive site for the day (selected based on water conditions and experience level of divers on board).  On the way to the dive site, you are provided with all your equipment and a thorough pre-dive Briefing.  Upon arrival at the site, make your giant stride into the crystal clear waters and meet the friendly marine life that flourishes beneath the surface.  Upon completion of the dive, re-board the boat and make the trip back to the tender pier.


Please note: This adventure tour for certified divers only requires an extensive amount of activity and is for guests in good physical condition and able to successfully complete a PADI medical questionnaire and liability release. Guests must have been diving within the last year; please bring your dive log. You must present your certification card to participate and be able to complete a required medical questionnaire and liability waiver. You may wish to bring your own mask and snorkel. 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. Certified divers who have not dived in 2 years will not be able to participate in this programme. Participants should wear a swimsuit under a cover-up, sun protection and bring a towel from the ship. This is a 1 tank dive.

Excursions

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.

Excursions

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.

Excursions

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.

Excursions

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.

Excursions

Discover the enchanting world of one of Antigua's most beautiful and valuable conservation areas; a unique part of the island few visitors have seen. Learn about medicinal tropical plants, see more than 40 tree species, fauna and indigenous birds and small animals as expert guides lead a safe trail though the Fig Tree rain forest, nestled below the Shekerley Mountains.


After a 35 minute drive by coach from the ship via picturesque villages to the forest, the guide will welcome hikers by  leading the trail into the cool and magical grotto of Wallings Dam where the red brick pump house (circa 1890) still stands. The hike proceeds on a rugged, uphill trail in the heart of the forest where visitors are rewarded with stunning 360 degree panoramic vistas at Signal Hill overseeing neighboring islands. Look out for mongoose and other small indigenous  animals. This is a rewarding experience for fit/active adventurous hikers, birder-enthusiasts and photographers. Nature lovers will have the privilege of discovering some secret places on the island under canopies of forest as well as open trails. Water, snack and walking stick provided.


Please note: This tour involves an extensive amount of activity. It is only recommended to guests that are physically fit. Guests must be able to hike up inclines for a prolonged period of time with few breaks. Shoes/boots suitable for hiking are required.

Excursions

Discover the exquisite natural beauty of Antigua from a unique perspective during this scenic, half-day Silver Shore Expedition kayaking and snorkelling excursion.


Depart the pier for the scenic, approximate 30-minute transfer through villages and the countryside en route to the kayak clubhouse on beautiful Mercer's Creek. Upon arrival, board a fast motorboat to a hidden lagoon. Receive your safety and kayaking instructions, then don your lifejacket and begin your guided kayaking adventure. Your route passes through mangrove alley, inlets and tiny islands, with frequent stops to learn about your surroundings and spot marine life.


Next, return to the lagoon and re-board the motorboat for an exhilarating, 20-minute boat ride to an uninhabited island. After an eight-minute guided nature walk to the summit for splendid views overlooking the island's beaches, descend to the beach. You can relax, explore the island, swim or re-board the motorboat for the brief ride to an offshore reef. Here, your guides provide you with snorkelling equipment, and point out the best areas to see marine life.


Following your adventure, re-board your motorboat and return to the kayak clubhouse. Upon arrival, you are welcomed with chilled aroma-therapy face towels, a fresh-baked snack, fruit punch and nutmeg rum punch before commencing the approximate 30-minute transfer back to the pier.


Please note: This Silver Shore Expedition tour involves an extensive amount of activity, and is recommended for guests who are in good physical condition and can swim. This tour is not suitable for pregnant women, guests with heart and/or respiratory conditions, guests with back and/or neck problems, guests with limited mobility, and guests who utilise a wheelchair. Paddles, lifejackets and snorkel vests are provided. Snorkel gear and fins are also provided; however, guests may opt to bring their own. Dry storage is available on the motorboat for guests' belongings and cameras during the kayaking segment. Wear a swimsuit under a cover-up with beach or water shoes you won't mind getting wet (suitable for rocky terrain), and bring sunscreen, a hat, sunglasses and a towel from the ship. Guests must be at least seven (7) years old to participate on this tour. No previous experience is required.  Maximum weight per kayak is 400 pounds (181 kilograms).

Excursions

Enjoy this adventurous guided off-road tour on all-terrain vehicles (ATV's) with lively guides to discover the hidden trails of Antigua, featuring stops at historic sites during this half-day tour.


Departing the pier in an air-conditioned vehicle, make the approximate 25-minute transfer to the ATV base.  After receiving a safety briefing, helmet and operational training on your all-terrain vehicle at the historic village of Parham, travel off road and discover the northeast of Antigua through old cane fields, sugar estates and rural farmland to Potwork's Dam, the largest freshwater reservoir in the northern Caribbean.


Enjoy the natural beauty of the island when you visit Betty's Hope Sugar Plantation and see the restored eighteenth-century sugar mills - this lively narrated tour is the ultimate riding experience with good photo opportunities.


Following this exciting outing, re-join your transport for the return drive to the pier and your awaiting ship.


Please note: This tour requires a moderate amount of activity and is recommended for guests in good physical condition. This tour is not suitable for guests with back, neck, knee, heart or respiratory problems or for those who may be pregnant.  Drivers must present a valid driver's license.  Sanitized helmets are provided and must be worn at all times while on the ATV. Minimum age to participate is 18 years. Guests are required to sign a waiver to participate in this programme. It is recommended guests wear closed-toe shoes, comfortable clothing that you do not mind getting soiled and plenty of sun protection. The price of this tour includes a 1-person ATV.  The price for a 2-person ATV is $219 for the vehicle that will accommodate 2 persons. Please advise the Shore Concierge Manager if you wish to drive a 2-person ATV and your account will be adjusted accordingly, if available.

Excursions

Experience the scenic beauty and historic sights of Antigua in a fun and exciting new way during this Silver Shore Expedition tour via Segway.


Segway Introduction

Depart the pier for the brief taxi transfer through historic St. John's en route to the Segway headquarters at Fort James Beach. Upon arrival, watch a short safety video and sign your waiver. After being fitted for your helmets and elbow pads, receive a training session on the operation of the Segway before commencing your guided and narrated tour.


Segway Tour of Antigua

During your tour, learn about Antigua and its history, folklore, flora and fauna. Stop at historic sights that include the 18-century Fort James with its ten splendid cannons, sugar mills, modest and majestic residences, and more.


Beach Visit

Next, proceed to one of the island's most beautiful beaches to relax with a complimentary drink, marvel at the gorgeous coastline and take a refreshing dip in the crystal-clear Caribbean Sea (optional) before transferring back to the pier via taxi.


Please note: Tour is only recommended to guests with a certain level of physical agility.  Participants must stand for an extended period of time. Segway vehicles often navigate uneven terrain.  This tour is NOT recommended for expectant mothers, guests with neck or back problems or prone to dizziness and is not suitable for guests with limited mobility and guests who utilise a wheelchair.  Guests wearing bi-focal prescription spectacles should exercise caution.  This Silver Shore Expedition tour involves a moderate amount of walking for approximately 0.5 miles (about 0.8 kilometres), with uneven terrain and ten steps to negotiate at the historic sights. Guests are advised to wear a swimsuit under a cover-up with flat, non-slip, closed-toe shoes, and bring sunscreen, a hat and sunglasses from the ship. Guests must be over 13 and less than 70 years old to participate on this tour. Guest must weigh over 100 pounds (about 45 kilograms), and less than 260 pounds (about 118 kilograms) to participate on this tour. Guests must wear their safety helmet and elbow pads at all times during this tour. A signed waiver is required to participate on this tour. Restrooms are available at the beach. In the event of rain, full-length raincoats with hoods are provided. The Segway offers little storage space; guests should only bring items (camera, a few dollars, sunscreen, etc.) that can be put in a pocket, kept in a fanny pack or stored in a bag that can be slung over the body, or over the shoulder. A support vehicle follows guests throughout the tour, and is available for guests who require assistance or do not wish to Segway in the rain. Guests' towels will be stored in the escort vehicle.  Space on this tour is extremely limited; we suggest you book well in advance to avoid disappointment.  

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Enjoy a wonderful half day exploring Antigua in a special needs vehicle designed to accommodate our guests with mobility challenges.


Your trip will take you to the famous English Harbour National Park and 18th century Nelson's Dockyard plus a drive though the rain forest and west coastline, famous for its fabulous beaches. Your driver/guide will accompany you throughout, showing the most spectacular sites and restored historic buildings.


Antigua is home to a beautiful national park in which lies the famous English Harbour and Nelson's Dockyard named after Admiral Horatio Nelson, who served here in the 1700s. Your tour begins with a 40-minute drive to the national park area through villages and parishes.


Dow's Hill Visitors Centre

On arrival at the Dow's Hill centre, a cultural audio-visual show introduces you to Antigua, from historical to present day. Leaving the visitor's centre, a short drive takes you to the most southerly point of the island. A ruined blockhouse from the late 1800s is a reminder that this locale served once as a strategic lookout point for the British. The panoramas overlooking the Atlantic Ocean are truly magnificent.


Nelson's Dockyard

The world's last remaining Georgian dockyard still in use was built between 1725 and 1746 as a naval base. Located on a narrow promontory in the bay, became known as Nelson's Dockyard. After the Royal Navy abandoned the station in 1889, it fell into a state of decay. In the 1950s, the Society of the Friends of English Harbour began restoration work and the site was opened in 1961 as one of Antigua's major attractions. Today it is one of the Caribbean's most popular ports for the worldwide yachting fraternity.


Enjoy some time to explore Nelson's Dockyard and see sleek yachts tied to the old stone quayside. A rum or fruit punch is served at a charming 18th-century inn, then conclude your tour with the return drive to St. John's via the rain forest and beautiful coastline.


Please note: This tour requires a minimum of 4 guests to operate. This is a special needs vehicle that will accommodate 3 seated guests and 1 guest able to transfer from wheelchair to special lift seat; collapsible wheelchair will be stowed in van when not in use. The duration of the tour is approximate and the order of sites visited may vary.

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For ultimate relaxation and sailing freestyle, join your friends aboard a 40ft (12m) Fountaine Pajot Athena catamaran for a day of sailing and let the crew spoil you during this Silver Shore Collection. You can enjoy navigating under sail as you take the wheel, cast your fishing line, snorkel at a sunken wreck and take a stroll on a deserted beach.


Antigua's local specialty is lobster which will be freshly prepared on-board by your host. The cat comfortably accommodates ten guests with ample deck space and cockpit, the perfect Antigua getaway.


Discover Antigua's beautiful northwest coastline on your modern 40ft (12m) sailboat. The privately owned cat is the perfect size for a small group.  Your charming hosts (sailing several oceans since 1975) guarantee a memorable day as they take you to inlets and beaches by dinghy, where larger boats cannot go.  Snorkel at a sunken wreck (1905), explore quiet beaches, hidden coves and see gorgeous scenery and celebrity homes.


Learn about the history and culture of this little island, famous for its 365 fabulous beaches. A delicious lobster lunch will be served on-board in-style, accompanied by wines and champagne specially chosen by your hosts for Silversea guests.


Please note:  This Silver Shore Collection must be pre-reserved by 14 days prior to the start of the cruise, at www.silversea.com, after which time the tour will not be available to book.  The tour involves minimal activity, however guests entering the water must be in good physical condition and able to swim in water too deep to stand. Advance notice must be provided to the Shore Concierge Staff regarding any dietary restrictions.  Fishing is on a catch and release basis.  Fishing gear and snorkeling equipment is provided along with sailing lessons from your personable captain.  Catamaran is fully equipped with fresh water rinse, full trampoline across foredeck with mats for comfort, plenty of shade in the cockpit and a dinghy for beach visits.  We recommend guests wear a swimsuit under a cover-up, rubber-soled shoes, sun protection and bring a towel from the ship. This programme is extremely limited and we suggest reserving early to avoid disappointment; however a minimum of 6 guests is required to operate.  Once requested, the programme is 100% non-refundable 14 days prior to your voyage.


In the event of inclement weather, sailing decisions will be made by the boat captain and will be final. If the weather is untenable and the charter must be cancelled by the captain, no fee/penalty to the guest will apply.

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For the golf enthusiast, enjoy a day of play in Antigua at the Cedar Valley Golf course.


The Cedar Valley Golf course was designed and built by Ralph Aldridge with 9 holes in 1970. The completely constructed 18-hole course was opened to the public in 1977, as Antigua's only course. This beautiful par 70, 6,157 yard course will have you playing among tropical trees and Caribbean Sea vistas. This island course features a hilly terrain with wide, tree-lined fairways that are well bunkered. The greens range from flat to undulating, and there are some that are even triple-tiered. Cedar Valley's signature hole is the par-4 12th hole, which is known for its breathtaking views of St. John's and the Atlantic Ocean.


Depart the pier by van for the approximate 15-minute drive to the course. Upon arrival, check-in with the pro shop and pay directly for any rental equipment or merchandise. Head out to the range or to the first tee and begin a challenging round of Caribbean golf.


Upon completion of your round, check in at the pro shop and your transportation will be immediately summoned, to return you to the ship.


Please note: This tour involves moderate activity and is suitable for guests with limited mobility, but is not wheelchair accessible. Proper golf attire is required for all golfers. Soft cleats or sneakers may be worn for play on the course. Rentals, merchandise or food and beverage purchases are to be paid directly to the golf course: Club Rental (Jack Nicklaus Brand) $35.00; Bucket of Practice Range Balls $10.00; Sleeve of New Balls: Titleist $20.00; Caddy Fee: $50.00 for 18 holes - reservation required (all prices noted in USD). Please advise Shore Concierge staff onboard the ship of your rental requirements upon embarkation. The course condition may vary during the dry season. Programme includes roundtrip transportation, 1/2 shared golf cart and green fees.  No rental shoes available.

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Take an exciting Silver Shore Collection aerial tour by helicopter to see the amazing spectacle often referred to as the 'Pompeii of the Caribbean'.


The flight to the volcanic island of Montserrat just 27miles (43 kilometres) away offers a view of a live volcano and the dramatic impact 'nature's wrath' has upon a small nation. Enjoy live narration from your pilot as he safely showcases the magnificent landscapes, coastline, tiny villages and the periphery of the volcano's cone.

This exclusive flightseeing excursion to Montserrat's volcano reveals the spectacular contrasts of a population existing on a tiny island dominated by the presence of an active living, 'breathing' volcano.  The Soufriere Hills volcano began erupting in 1995, covering half of the island with ash and uprooting more than half of the population.


From the pier, a 15-minute transfer by taxi brings you to the heliport. After a safety briefing, soar over the Fort James beach and head in a southwesterly direction to Montserrat. Flying at an altitude of 1,500 feet (457 metres), look out for dolphin, whales, turtles and see beautiful reefs along the way.


Approaching the magnificent mountains in the island's central area, the 3,000-foot (914-metre) high volcano comes into view - your pilot will fly twice past the cone so guests can get the best view of the continued action of emitting ash, smoke and steam. Following devastating eruptions, over half of the population fled the island leaving the capital, Plymouth, uninhabited. In some places the town is buried under 40-feet (12-metres) of ash. Your helicopter will cruise at 150 feet (45 metres) in some areas, affording a good perspective of the deltas, coastline, buried airport and villages. Your 50-minute flight will conclude at the Antigua heliport.


Rejoin your transport for the short drive back to the pier and your awaiting ship.


Please note:  This Silver Shore Collection tour involves minimal activity; however guests must be agile enough to make the high step in to and out of the helicopter.  We suggest guests wear lightweight clothing and flat walking shoes.  The helicopter has weight restrictions, please advise the Shore Concierge Staff of your weight upon embarking the ship.  Seating in the helicopter is based on weight and balance and will be determined by the pilot; a window seat is not guaranteed.  A minimum of 4 guests is required to operate this flight.  Guests are required to bring their passports.

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Spend a picturesque half-day exploring the beautiful hils of Falmouth and the shorline on horse back.


Your tour begins with a  40 minute drive south to the Spring Hill Equestrian Center, via countryside and  picturesque villages.


After a warm welcome check-in by the instructor (and guest waiver signing), a helmet will be issued followed by friendly introduction to one of their finest horses, assigned according to the rider's previous experience. The pace of the ride will be determined by the rider's ability. With excellent guides and well maintained equipment, (English saddles only), this tour provides the perfect oportunity for nature and animal lovers to 'get away from it all'.


Bring a camera to capture the memories, seascapes and fun, especially the wonderful splashy walk along the water's edge at glittering Falmouth Bay! There is nothing quite like fresh sea breezes and fragrant flora to lift the spirit!

Back at the stables, there will be time to cool down with refreshing ice water, before returning to the ship by mini-van.




Please note: This tour requires an extensive amount of activity and is not suitable for guests with back and/or neck problems, heart and/or respiratory conditions, pregnancy issues. This tour is not appropirate for those with limited mobility or those who utilise a wheelchair.

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Antigua is home to a beautiful national park, in which lies the famous English Harbour and Nelson's Dockyard, named after Admiral Horatio Nelson who served here in the 1700's. Your tour departs from the capital, St. John's. Driving along the mahogany tree-lined Independence Avenue you will head out on a 35 minute drive to the southern area of the island to the rolling hills of the national park area.


Dow's Hill Visitors Center

On arrival at the center, an audio/visual show will introduce you to Antigua, both past and present. Enjoy the panoramic view from the centers hilltop location, reputed to be one of the most spectacular in the Caribbean. On a clear day, the volcanic island of Montserrat, located 27 miles away is visible. Leaving the visitors center, a short drive will bring you to the most southerly point of the island; a ruined blockhouse from the late 1800's is a reminder that this locale served once as a strategic lookout point for marauding pirates.


Shirley Heights

Continue to nearby Shirley Heights, named for Sir Thomas Shirley, the governor who fortified the harbour in 1787. The Lookout provides a breath-taking view of English Harbour and miles of Antigua's easterly coastline. This beautiful panorama is one of the most photographed spots in the Caribbean. See memorabilia from the British fleets in the main ordnance building.


Nelson's Dockyard

Nelson's Dockyard is the world's last remaining Georgian dockyard still in use today. The naval base, in a small village setting, built between 1725 and 1746 became known as Nelson's Dockyard. After the British Royal Navy abandoned the station in 1889, it fell into a state of decay. In the 1950's the Society of Friends of English Harbour began restoration work. The site was opened to the public in 1961 as one of Antigua's main attractions and today retains its former grandeur of yesteryear.


Please note: This tour involves moderate walking therefore guests should wear comfortable walking shoes and sun protection. The duration of this tour is an approximation. The order of sites visited may vary to avoid congestion.  A minimum number of guests per guide are required for operation of this tour.  As a Silver Shore Sotto Voce Tour, guests are offered optional headset for a better listening experience.

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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.

St. Marks

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.  

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Excursions

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.

Excursions

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.

Excursions

Explore destination at your leisure during your half-day (4-Hour) sightseeing tour via private car. Customize your own itinerary or choose to see an overview of the area's highlights.


Depart the pier with an English-speaking guide in your air-conditioned car and discover the city and surrounding areas at your own pace. Your exclusive tour concludes back at the pier.


Please note: This tour is non-refundable if cancelled within 48 hours prior to arrival in the port. Actual vehicle type varies depending on availability. Participation is limited to 2 guests per car. The price, exclusive of meals, entrance fees and gratuities, is per vehicle. Therefore, when making your reservation, please indicate the number of vehicles, not the number of guests. Only one person in the party needs to reserve this program. Please see the Shore Concierge Office on board the ship to arrange your individual itinerary.

Excursions

Experience two of the natural wonders on the island of Barbados; the only drive through cave in the Caribbean and the natural Barbados Flower Forest on this half-day tour.


Harrison's Cave

Depart the pier for the scenic, approximate one-hour drive to Harrison's Cave, one of Barbados' most famous attractions. Discovered in 1970 and recently refurbished, Harrison's Cave is the island's only drive-in cave. Upon arrival, take a guided tram-ride inside the cave. Marvel at centuries-old stalactites and stalagmites, and take in splendid views of the 'Great Hall', the Chandelier and Mirror Lake, which features a breath-taking, 40-foot (12-metre) waterfall.


Flower Forest

Next, journey to a tropical garden seemingly created just for your sheer enjoyment and appreciation. The Flower Forest is 50 acres of pristine beauty housing many local plants and trees, some indigenous to Barbados. Relax in this peaceful atmosphere as you watch a few monkeys sitting on the sidelines or listen to the birds calling from the trees. Forget the rush of the day on this self-guided tour and stand amazed realising that the tree towering overhead is a potted plant in your garden at home.  Enjoy your complimentary drink prior to boarding the coach for your scenic return journey to the Harbour.


Please note: Tour involves a moderate amount of walking and is not suitable for guests who utilise a wheelchair.  Guests who suffer from claustrophobia should not participate in this tour.  It is recommended that guests wear seasonal clothing, flat, comfortable walking shoes and sun protection.  Guest may get a few droplets of water on themselves as they ride through the cave.  It is illegal in Barbados for anyone not a part of the Military, to wear Green Camouflage. This includes but is not limited to skirts, shirts, pants, bags, bandanas and shoes.  Barbados does not permit smoking in covered public areas.  Book this tour and receive a digital memory of Barbados specially created for you as a keepsake.

Excursions

Indulge your senses with the exquisite beauty of the coast of Barbados during this scenic and relaxing catamaran lunch cruise.


Depart the pier for the brief transfer to the catamaran dock, then embark your luxury catamaran and set sail through the Caribbean's calm waters along the 'turtle trail'. As you proceed along the coast, you can see some of the many luxury villas that may not be visible from the island side.


Upon anchoring in a sheltered bay, you can swim amongst families of graceful and curious green and hawksbill turtles whilst they feed. After your swim, a Barbadian-style buffet lunch is served with complimentary cocktails and beverages.


At one of the stops, you can swim in the crystal-clear Caribbean Sea, swim ashore and take a leisurely stroll in the soft white sand or try your hand at snorkelling. Snorkelling equipment, safety vests, professional instruction and assistance in the water is provided. Following your beach visit, embark your catamaran for the ride back to the catamaran dock and commence the brief transfer back to the pier.


Please note: This tour involves a moderate amount of activity, and is not suitable for guests prone to seasickness, guests with limited mobility and guests who utilise a wheelchair. Guests are advised to wear a swimsuit under a cover-up with beach or water shoes, sun protection and bring a towel from the ship.   Book this tour and receive a digital memory of Barbados specially created for you as a keepsake.

Excursions

Explore destination at your leisure during your half-day (4-Hour) sightseeing tour via private van. Customise your own itinerary or choose to see an overview of the area's highlights.


Depart the pier with an English-speaking guide in your air-conditioned van and discover the city and surrounding areas at your own pace. Your exclusive tour concludes back at the pier.


Please note: This tour is non-refundable if cancelled within 48 hours prior to arrival in the port. Actual vehicle type varies depending on availability. Participation is limited to 8-10 guests per van. The price, exclusive of meals, entrance fees and gratuities, is per vehicle. Therefore, when making your reservation, please indicate the number of vehicles, not the number of guests. Only one person in the party needs to reserve this program. Please see the Shore Concierge Office on board the ship to arrange your individual itinerary.

Excursions

It's time for an adventure of a lifetime; view the underwater beauty of Barbados without getting wet on this exciting submarine expedition.


Following a short ride to the Atlantis Submarine base, board the transfer vessel the Ocean Quest and sit back and enjoy the scenic cruise to the Atlantis dive site as the professional crew welcomes you and gives a safety briefing. The white sandy beaches of the Barbados coastline are always in sight and the short trip soon comes to an end when you make the easy transfer from the Ocean Quest to the submarine, Atlantis III.

After descending the 12-stepped ladder into the Submarine and taking your seat at one of the large view port holes, the captain signals and it is time to dive! Now fully submerged in the aquamarine Caribbean Sea, curious exotic fish peek in at you and sea fans sway. This 'must-do' undersea voyage, can take you to a shipwreck and to depths of 150 feet (45 metres), in air conditioned comfort, which in the past has been reserved only for scuba divers.


A knowledgeable co-pilot narrates the 40-minute underwater adventure and will help you to identify and explain the amazing sights on the other side of your port hole.


Please note:  This tour involves minimal activity; however guests must be able to negotiate a 12-stepped ladder to get in to and out of the submarine.  Children must be at least 3 feet tall to participate.  This tour is not recommended for guests who may be pregnant or those who may suffer from claustrophobia.  We suggest guests wear comfortable clothing and flat rubber-soled shoes.  Time is available at the end of the tour for the purchase of souvenirs at the Atlantis base.  It is illegal in Barbados for anyone not a part of the Military, to wear Green Camouflage. This includes but is not limited to skirts, shirts, pants, bags, bandanas and shoes.  Barbados does not permit smoking in covered public areas.   Book this tour and receive a digital memory of Barbados specially created for you as a keepsake.

Excursions

This tour begins with a tour of the Mount Gay Rum Visitor Centre. Here you will learn about the production of Mount Gay Rum, created from the finest grade of Barbadian Sugar Cane. This aromatic and lively tour will cover the history of 300 year old tradition of rum production in Barbados. Mount Gay has maintained the rich tradition of rum production to ensure its produced is consistently blended and stilled to give the variety of aromas and flavours that it currently has to this day.


You will then proceed on a drive into the countryside where you discover the island's splendid tropical beauty. Your next stop will be at the Gun Hill Signal Station, located in the centre of the island. Gun Hill was a former military post and lookout during World War II, and offers wonderful panoramic views of the island.


Continue to the south of the island for your final stop of the day when you visit the Barbados Concorde Experience. This is a  a one-of a kind attraction in the Caribbean and one of very few exhibitions in the world that can call itself home to the British Airways Concorde G-BOAE.


After your informative tour, you will be taken on a brief transfer over to the airport where you can claim your luggage and proceed to your respective check-in counters.


Please note: This tour involves a moderate amount of activity and is not suitable for guests with limited mobility or those who utilies a wheelchair.

Excursions

Explore destination at your leisure during your full-day (8-Hour) sightseeing tour via private van. Customise your own itinerary or choose to see an overview of the area's highlights.


Depart the pier with an English-speaking guide in your air-conditioned van and discover the city and surrounding areas at your own pace. Your exclusive tour concludes back at the pier.


Please note: This tour is non-refundable if cancelled within 48 hours prior to arrival in the port. Actual vehicle type varies depending on availability. Participation is limited to 8-10 guests per van. The price, exclusive of meals, entrance fees and gratuities, is per vehicle. Therefore, when making your reservation, please indicate the number of vehicles, not the number of guests. Only one person in the party needs to reserve this program. Please see the Shore Concierge Office on board the ship to arrange your individual itinerary.

Excursions

Explore Bridgetown at your leisure during your full-day (8-Hour) sightseeing tour via private car. Customize your own itinerary or choose to see an overview of the area's highlights.


Depart the pier with an English-speaking guide in your air-conditioned car and discover the city and surrounding areas at your own pace. Your exclusive tour concludes back at the pier.


Please note: This tour is non-refundable if cancelled within 48 hours prior to arrival in the port. Actual vehicle type varies depending on availability. Participation is limited to 2 guests per car. The price, exclusive of meals, entrance fees and gratuities, is per vehicle. Therefore, when making your reservation, please indicate the number of vehicles, not the number of guests. Only one person in the party needs to reserve this program. Please see the Shore Concierge Office on board the ship to arrange your individual itinerary.

Excursions

Discover a side of Barbados not typically encountered by most visitors during this picturesque, off-road excursion to the interior of the island.


Scenic Tour of the Island's Interior

Depart the pier in a 4X4 vehicle for the scenic drive to the interior of the island. Wind your way through the verdant greenery of the Fisherpond Sugar Cane Estate and Coffee Gully en route to Bathsheba. A photo stop is made here for breath-taking panoramic vistas of the Atlantic surf pounding the eastern coastline, and the island's hidden bays.


Welchman Hall Gully Eco-Walk

Next, your drive proceeds past miles of beautiful coastline and through the heart of Barbados before arriving at Welchman Hall Gully. Take a casual guided eco-walk through this tranquil natural phenomenon, and explore the vegetation, culture and natural history of the area. Along the way, observe the island's green monkeys frolicking amongst the vines and trees, and feeding on a platform near the entrance of the gully.


Holetown

Following your visit, re-board your safari truck for the return drive to the pier. En route, pass by Holetown, site where the island's first settlers landed in 1627 and home of many west coast mansions.


Please note: This tour involves an extensive amount of travel over bumpy and uneven terrain, with a few steps to negotiate to get on/off the jeep and approximately 656 feet (about 200 metres) of walking through Welchman Hall Gully. This tour is recommended for guests in good physical condition, and is not suitable for pregnant women, guests with back and/or neck problems, guests with heart conditions, guests with limited mobility and guests who utilise a wheelchair. Guests must be at least five years old to participate on this tour. Guests are advised to wear lightweight, comfortable clothing with closed-toe walking shoes, and sun protection. Space on this tour is very limited; we suggest you book in advance to avoid disappointment.  It is illegal in Barbados for anyone not a part of the Military, to wear Green Camouflage. This includes but is not limited to skirts, shirts, pants, bags, bandanas and shoes.  Barbados does not permit smoking in covered public areas.  Book this tour and receive a digital memory of Barbados specially created for you as a keepsake.

Pre-Post Cruise Hotel

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.

Pre-Post Cruise Hotel

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.

Bill Rothschild

Engineer, Space Travel Expert, Ex-USAFBill Rothschild has 43 years of experience in the aerospace
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