That urge to explore is once again keeping you awake at night. Instead of scouring the internet for vacation packages, skip the hassle but keep all the fun when you opt for a Caribbean cruise.
As your ship pulls into each port of call, you’ll be on your way to your next thrill-seeking adventure. Adrenaline junkies have much to gain from shore excursions around the Caribbean, with each port’s activities as unique and unforgettable as the surrounding scenery itself.
Here are just a few of the exciting vacation adventures you could enjoy on a cruise throughout the Caribbean.
What could be more exciting than a thrill ride through the rainforest? In this shore excursion, you’ll head out from San Juan and travel to the foothills near the east coast rainforest. After a safety lesson you’ll be on your way through mud, rivers, farmland, forest and more. Yes, you will get dirty and muddy. And, yes, it’ll be a blast! Wear long pants and closed-toe shoes. Guests must be 18 or over and show a valid driver’s license.
Led by river guides, you’ll traverse the beautiful White River and float your way down multiple rushing falls, passing by coconut plantations, the 17th-century Spanish Bridge and elegant bamboo groves. You’ll also get to jump out and explore the waterfalls around Blue Hole. Jump out on the swing and feel the rush, or take part in cliff jumping from the rocks into the pools. You’ll need water shoes, a bathing suit and towel.
Your arrival in San Jofat sets you up for a great vacation adventure. Kayak through the Spanish Water and enjoy the beautiful views along the way, gearing yourself up for the Storm Plas, where outgoing and incoming waters meet up and create an exhilarating challenge. A final stop at the beach lets you relax and soak up the sun. You’ll want to bring water shoes, a bathing suit, towel, sunglasses and sunscreen. Guests must be 12 or older.
Combine high-soaring vistas with underworld adventures. The Jaguar Paw Adventure Outpost has you soaring across the rainforest, eagerly securing yourself onto each new platform. Then you’ll head down into the Mayan caves that connect with the Caves Branch River. The dark caves will ramp up the adrenaline, ensuring a great finish to this fun-filled day. Wear water shoes for easy travel. Shorts are mandatory for zip lining.
Do you feel the thrill at 100 feet in the air? How about 400 feet in the air? That’s how high up you’ll be when parasailing. Make your way to the parasail boat, and get ready to see the Caribbean from a bird’s-eye perspective, feeling the wind on your face. You’ll be pulled along with another guest at your side. Any honeymooning adrenaline junkies? This could be the ideal way to celebrate your new life together.
Hop onto that four-stroke wave runner, and get ready for a fantastic journey. You’ll pass by 7 miles of beach, zipping up and down the Caribbean Sea. Stop for a snorkel and a change of pace, and enjoy the schools of fish that pass by. Finish your excursion with a return trip aboard your wave runners, and enjoy bursts of speed along the way. You’ll need to show a valid driver’s license and be 16 or older.
You’ll traverse the Reventazón River, zipping over the rapids, waves and mesmerizing swirls. Clear water pops up along the way, giving you a nice respite from the challenges. You’ll also pass through stretches of calm water and side pools, and you’ll have the chance to enjoy the wildlife and stunning scenery. You’ll need water shoes and safety gear. A change of clothes is also recommended.
Do you get your rush from the roar of a Harley? Take advantage of the Harley ride through Bonaire, which gives you the opportunity to feel the rush along the open road as you travel around the Caribbean. You’ll also pass through several historical areas and nature spots. From the Salt Mountains to the 1,000 Steps dive spot, this will be a motorcycle ride like no other. You must wear closed-toe shoes and long pants. Riders must be 25 or older and show a valid driver’s license.
Lost in an 1867 hurricane, the RMS Rhone is waiting for your exploration. Suit up and head down for a two-tank dive: one for the bow and one for the stern. Along the way, you’ll have the opportunity to admire a multitude of fish species and beautiful coral. You’ll be exploring in small groups with a dive master. All gear is provided. Advanced divers only. You must show a valid C-card.
From waterfalls to caverns, this excursion is guaranteed to be an action-packed adventure ride. You’ll have the chance to see the hidden beauty of the waterfalls of Rio de Damajagua and get a thrill at the same time. Start by hiking across rugged terrain, and then be prepared for the rush of the water. You can jump down many slides and canyoneer through caverns and tight passages. Guests should be in good physical condition and wear sturdy shoes.