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Quepos, Costa Rica

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5 HRS

Strenuous

watersports

outdoors

dining

culture

concierge
Quepos, Concierge Collection: Santa Juana Rural Mountain Adventure
Experience a unique piece of Costa Rican rural heritage just about an hour from Quepos on a scenic country drive by van. This guided nature, conservation, and cultural expedition takes you along the lush, jungle-shrouded slopes of the nearby Fila Chonta Mountains to the farm village of Santa Juana. You will enjoy exploring along the 1.5-mile user-friendly nature trail as your guide will share knowledge of this pristine sanctuary of flora and fauna where both the Rodeo and Paquita Rivers are born. You will continue to where you can swim beneath the pristine waterfalls that feed the Rodeo River.  You will have free time to fish for tilapia or explore the tropical gardens and waterfalls. You will visit the tiny farm village of Santa Juana, overlooking the panoramic coastline of the Pacific Ocean as you enjoy an authentic Campesino (country) lunch in a typical village rancho, co-hosted by members of the local community.   

Please note: This tour is not wheelchair accessible. The road is bumpy and winding and there are stairs involved. This tour includes a light breakfast and a buffet lunch.  There is an option for swimming so wear your bathing suit under your clothes. 


price $159
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3.5 HRS

Easy

wildlife

refreshments

boating

essentials
Quepos: Mangrove Wildlife & Boat Cruise
A boat ride through the mangroves is like visiting another world.  The species of trees that grow in the mixed waters of the ocean and the river make a unique and very fragile ecosystem.  Most of these trees grow along the estuary, developing an aerial root system. As the tide goes down the roots become suspended in the air creating a perfect home for crabs and caimans. In the upper part of the forest you will see monkeys and a great variety of birds including herons, egrets, and spoonbills. The launch will take you to a private property for refreshments as your naturalist tour guide gives you more information about this amazing ecosystem. Your shaded boat will then take you deep into the mangroves, where you will try to spot all the incredible wildlife making their home there.  After a 2- hour boat ride you will arrive at the village where transportation will be waiting to drive you back to the ship.  An optional drop off in Quepos is also available, where you will find several restaurants and shops.

Please note: Wear light clothing, good walking shoes, a hat, sunscreen, and insect repellent.  

price $99
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4.5 HRS

Moderate to
strenuous

outdoors

wildlife

refreshments

walking

beach
Quepos: Manuel Antonio National Park Nature Walk
Manuel Antonio National Park is the jewel of Costa Rica's large number of national parks. Its fragile rainforest ecosystem shelters a variety of wildlife including mammals and tropical birds. The dense rainforest opens into small trails where your naturalist tour guide will acquaint you with all the information regarding the transitional forest.  Another great attraction is the white-sand beach that meets the jungle. The park protects 683 hectares of tropical rainforest and over 1,000 different species of flora.  This walk is by far one of the best in the Central Pacific, and a great opportunity to get closer to the forest. The trail followed will be a moderate walk with paths made out of gravel, dirt, and sand. There are also exposed roots that you need to manage. After a 20-minute drive your 1.5-hour guided walk will lead you to the beach where you will have time for sunbathing or swimming. At the end of this walk your naturalist tour guide will prepare a tropical fruit buffet to regain your energy and then you will head back to Quepos where an optional drop off in the town of Quepos will be available.

Please note:  The walking is moderate with some uphill climbs.  It is recommended to wear light clothing, good walking shoes/hiking boots, a hat, sunscreen,  water, and insect repellent.  Wear a bathing suit under your clothes and bring a towel if you want to sunbathe at the beach.  Wildlife sightings are not guaranteed. Remain hydrated as the temperature is usually humid and hot. Manuel Antonio Park is considered one of most visited National Parks in Costa Rica.  Please expect congestion in the park and long lines at the park’s only entrance. The early start will help reduce wait time and increase chances to view wildlife.




price $109
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5 HRS

Strenuous

watersports

outdoors

wildlife

refreshments

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Quepos: Savegre River Floating Class I & II
You will depart from Quepos on a 1-1/2 hour transfer by air-conditioned motor coach to the rural town of El Silencio passing by palm, teak, and melina plantations. After a short stop where you can often spot toucans and macaws, you will continue toward the town of Santo Domingo, where a group of qualified bilingual guides are waiting for you to start this 2-hour class I & II amazing river float. They will give you an orientation on the river and its natural environment, considered one of the cleanest rivers of Central America.  The scenery and wildlife along the Rio Savegre will give you an opportunity to enjoy beautiful landscapes, including some native African oil palm plantations, white ibis, cormorants, egrets, lizards,and herons.

Please note:  Wear light clothing, water shoes or rubber soled shoes, sunscreen, and insect repellent.  Bring a change of clothing and a towel as you will get wet.  Protection for your camera highly recommended.  Guests may be asked to paddle.  No alcohol will be allowed on this tour.  Guest must read, fill out and sign a waiver prior to departure of this tour. Wildlife sightings are not guaranteed. 


price $119
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6 HRS

Strenuous

outdoors

wildlife

boating

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Quepos: Sport Fishing - Blue Fin II
For those who love to fish, Quepos is an excellent option.  Unlike Northern Costa Rica, Quepos is protected from the winter winds and is considered one of the top fishing destinations in the world. After approximately 45 minutes of sailing to the southwest (20-25 miles off shore) your boat will arrive at the deep sea area known for catching sailfish, marlin, tuna, and mahi-mahi.  For the best and easiest fishing the bait that will be used is either moli or balihu. Blue Fin II is a 28-foot custom sportfisher, with a 315 HP inboard Cummins engine, tower with full controls, IGFA Tackle, Penn International Reels, LEE Fighting Chair, cabin with a bed, and a marine toilet, manned by a captain and first mate with many years of experience in fly fishing, and catch & release.

Please note:  The price for this tour is per boat. This tour requires lots of activity and arm strength and is only recommended for those in good physical condition. Wear fishing attire, a hat, and sunscreen.  Fishing licenses are included and arranged on board and upon arrival. The retail price is per vessel for up to a maximum of five guests on a chartered vessel and not per guest. It may be possible to charter for a larger group on board. Fishing is catch and release.  Charters include soft drinks, fruit, water, ice, beer, tackle, and all equipment.

price $1649
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3.5 HRS

Strenuous

outdoors

wildlife

refreshments

essentials
Quepos: Titi Canopy Tour
Imagine yourself soaring high above the jungle floor as you fly through tree tops, amid some of the most beautiful flora and fauna in the Costa Rican rainforest! This canopy tour is an exciting adventure that can be enjoyed by people of all ages. You will fly for a mile over the jungle canopy suspended on solid steel cables attached to a personal, high-tech, lightweight harness.  During your journey you'll stop and rest at 16 strategically located platforms and 12 cables where you are most likely see the surrounding wildlife. Many of these platforms are almost 100 feet high, nestled in the trunks and branches of trees that are centuries old. The staff of professionally trained guides will help you look for the abundant wildlife along the way; including Titi monkeys, two- and three-toed sloths, poison dart frogs, iguanas, and toucans. The exhilaration of a zip line is unlike anything you have ever experienced.

Please note:  This tour is not recommended for pregnant women or guests who are afraid of heights. Wildlife sightings are not guaranteed. A waiver must be signed prior to the tour.  An optional drop off in Quepos is available, where you will find several restaurants and shops.


price $125
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Puerto Jimenez (Golfo Dulce), Costa Rica



4.5 HRS

Strenuous

dining

beach

concierge
Golfo Dulce, Concierge Collection: Yoga Class and Local Flavors Lunch
This tour will begin when you are picked up in Puerto Jimenez, for a scenic route driving deeper in the Osa’s beautiful rainforest. Along the way, your driver may stop if there are animal sightings. Upon your arrival at Blue Osa, you will be able to take a walk on the private beach or relax by the chlorine-free pool. You will experience the best yoga on the Osa Peninsula at Blue Osa Yoga Retreat. This tour will include a 1-hour yoga class in a world renowned yoga studio with a view that overlooks the Golfo Dulce.  After yoga, you will enjoy a mouthwatering meal from the kitchen of the retreat as they are devoted to serving the freshest ingredients possible that are delivered daily to the kitchen from their own farm. Your lunch with consist of ingredients that are sourced and picked from their garden each morning. 

Please note: Bring your beach towel, bathing suit, comfortable clothing for a yoga class, sunscreen, cash for drinks and other miscellaneous items. The Yoga Classes are geared for beginners to intermediates. wet landing is required, please wear water shoes.


price $169
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4 HRS

Moderate

outdoors

wildlife

refreshments

walking
Golfo Dulce: Chocolate Farm - A Sweet Experience
Experience the interesting cacao manufacturing process by visiting a traditional cacao plantation at Kobo Farm. Board your minivan for the 25-minute drive to this untouched and mystical area, where you will see the cacao forest, the flowers, and fruit. The history and culture of this tropical crop reaches back to the Mayas. You will learn about the origin of the cacao tree, the history, the first contact with Europeans, and the principal disease called monilia. You will take a guided walk where you will see different species of cacao fruit, take a break in this beautiful spot and taste fresh fruit from the "chocolate tree."   You will be shown the various steps of making good chocolate and have the opportunity to taste a wonderful chocolate fondue with fresh fruit and homemade banana bread from the farm in the middle of a tropical garden.

Please note:  Wear comfortable walking shoes as you will be walking over both paved and dirt paths. Bring your hat, sunscreen, insect repellent and sunglasses. This is a wet landing so bring your sandals too. 


price $139
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4 HRS

Easy

wildlife

beach

boating

refreshments

essentials
Golfo Dulce: Dolphin Watch & Enchanted Beach
Costa Rica’s warm seas are home to one of the most biologically diverse marine habitats in the world. The best place to observe these magnificent mammals is in the waters off the Osa Peninsula. You will board your boat and head for a place known by ¨National Geographic to be “the most biologically intense area on earth.” A place where large groups of dolphins swim in clear blue tropical waters putting on an amazing show!  As you cruise around the bay your tour will be enhanced by the informative commentary provided by a trained naturalist guide. You will learn about the biology, behavior and habits of the wildlife you will spot. You will have amazing photo opportunities and if weather permits you will have free time to swim in the serene waters of Punta Encanto (Enchanted Beach).  

Please note: This tour is not recommended for those with limited mobility or back problems as it involves an optional nature walk over a gravel surface and the boat ride might get bumpy.

price $159
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3.5 HRS

Strenuous

watersports

wildlife

refreshments

beach
Golfo Dulce: Oceans & Canals Kayaking
Go across Golfo Dulce where life goes at a slow pace and through the humid mangroves with the squeaking sounds of the unique scarlet macaws that mingle in this area, the most common birds. Your kayak guides will be waiting with your kayaks and paddles ready for you to begin this fun experience! Paddle up the mangrove estuary with the rising tide until you can go no further and return with the falling tide, dragging your kayak across the sand spit and into the Golfo Dulce to cruise the shoreline, stopping to swim at the best beach.  Pods of bottle-nosed porpoises return daily along this coast on their way to the open Pacific, affording a great chance to view them.  

Please note: This tour is operated at high tide only. A waiver is required and there is a weight restriction of 235 lbs. Wear light clothes, hat or visor, sunscreen, and sun glasses. Wear your bathing suit under your clothes for those who want to swim at the beach and bring a towel.


price $119
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4.5 HRS

Moderate to
strenuous

wildlife

refreshments

boating

outdoors

walking
Golfo Dulce: Tropical Gardens & Beach Scape
You will depart from the main pier and travel by boat through Golfo Dulce with a great view of some of the most intense rainforest landscapes in the world. The green-blue landscape is beyond any description. There are occasions when a red bright spot comes into the picture, and you will be astonished with the scarlet macaws and their noisy freedom! After this amazing experience, you will visit Casa Orquideas, a beautiful garden that contains many varieties of tropical plants, and samples of other plant species brought from all over the world.  There is so much to learn while you visit the medicinal garden and indulge your senses with the beauty and perfume of the enormous array of flowers in many different colors and shapes.  There will be time for snacks and leisure before your boat will return you to Golfo Dulce.

Please note: If weather permits there will be an optional time for swimming. Bring your hat, sunscreen, insect repellent, and suntan lotion. Wear your bathing suit under your clothes if you want to swim. and bring a towel. This tour involves a nature walk over gravel surfaces and exposed roots and is not recommended for those with mobility issues. It also involves a wet landing so bring your sandals in addition to sturdier footwear.


price $139
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Isla Parida, Panama



3.5 HRS

Moderate

wildlife

boating

watersports

essentials
Isla Parida, Chiriqui Gulf Fishing Tour
Here is a sport fishing opportunity with an English-speaking Captain and First Mate to the famed Panama Marlin fishing hotspots at Hannibal Bank, Isla Montuosa, and the 100-fathom line that runs along the southern edge of the Gulf of Chiriquí. These locations consistently tend to be the best areas to find Black and Blue Marlin. The underwater bathometry (or bottom structure) at these offshore spots rises up from thousands of feet and provides cover and slack current that baitfish like to congregate near. These baitfish are the staple food of these big Pelagics. And, when there is food around…chances are that the Marlin will be too! Although Black Marlin are caught every month of the year, the best time for Marlin here tends to be November through February and July through September. November through March you will see the most quantity of Marlin while Panama Marlin fishing. Black Marlin, Blue Marlin, (the occasional Striped Marlin), and also Pacific Sailfish are found in numbers these months around the bait concentrations at Hannibal Bank and Isla Montuosa. July through September, the beginning of the “wet season”, tend to be great months for BIG Black Marlin. We see many these months at the “high spots” around Hannibal Bank and Isla Montuosa as it is believed to be the time when the big females come around to spawn. Also a good time to fish…as there is less boat traffic offshore this time of year.

Please note:  Wear light clothing and comfortable shoes. Bring your swimsuit, towel, hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, camera, and insect repellent.


price $499
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2.5 HRS

Moderate to
strenuous

hiking

sightseeing

wildlife

essentials
Isla Parida, Hiking on Parida Island
The rainforest is filled with over 1,000 teak, mahogany, eucalyptus, and many of other trees, plants and fauna. Your hike will approximately and 1 ½ hours in significant to extreme heat and humidity and the level of difficulty is moderate to strenuous.  You will disembark your ship and take tenders to the beach where you will be met by certified bilingual guides. Isla Parida represents one of the world’s few remaining “undiscovered” places. Adventure off the beaten path to explore the wondrous ecology of the island, from beautiful flowers and rare vegetation to iguanas and rare birds. Along the way you’ll enjoy a viewpoint stop to see neighboring islands. 

Please note:  Wear comfortable walking shoes, and shorts or long pants, a t-shirt or light shirt, your swimsuit, towel, and a hat. Bring insect repellent, your sunglasses, and your camera. You will be provided with water. Also it is recommended to bring additional clothes to change after the walk experience. Please do not bring valuable items to this tour.


price $55
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3.5 HRS

Moderate

boating

sightseeing

snorkeling

essentials
Isla Parida, Island Hopping with Snorkel
Isla Parida is surrounded by the Chiriqui National Marine Park — and this means there are dozens of untouched islands. Set sail into open waters for the chance to explore the Gulf of Chiriqui’s stunning islets on an island hopping adventure. Picture iconic crescent moon beaches, soaring palm trees, white- sand beaches, coral reefs, and gentle waters that are perfect for snorkeling.

Please note: Wear light clothing and comfortable shoes. Bring your swimsuit, towel, hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, camera and insect repellent.


price $99
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Balboa / Fuerte Amador, Panama



4.5 HRS

Moderate

outdoors

wildlife

sightseeing
Balboa, Gamboa Aerial Tram
In the midst of the 55,000-acre Soberania National Park, the Aerial Tram allows you to discover the secrets of the upper forest canopy deep within nature.  Board your motor coach for the 45-minute ride to the park.  The Tram will take you from the shadowy forest floor through the understory and into the sun-drenched canopy. Take in a birds-eye-view of a thousand hues of green, interspersed with the fluorescent exclamation points of flowering trees. You’ll even be able to see the Panama Canal from the Observation Platform.  Stop at the frog exhibit and proceed to the butterfly & orchid exhibitions to see and hear creatures in a natural setting. 

Please note:   Wear light clothing and comfortable shoes. Bring sunscreen, camera and insect repellent. Maximum weight to participate on this tour is 250 lbs.

price $119
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4 HRS

Moderate

outdoors

wildlife

boating
Balboa, Monkey Watch
This is a nature adventure of sight and sound, combined with the thrill of speeding through the Panama Canal next to the mighty ships transiting this man-made wonder! You will have a 45-minute drive to the speed boat. After an exhilarating 30-minute ride at high speed right through the heart of the Panama Canal, the boat will slow down and enter the labyrinth of jungle-covered islands of Lake Gatun. In this protected area the wildlife is plentiful, and you are likely to encounter capuchin monkeys, 3-toed sloths, howler monkeys, various kinds of toucans and other bird life as well as caimans, crocodiles, turtles and a wealth of butterflies. This is an exceptional place to experience the sights and sounds of the jungle up close.  The trained naturalist guides will ensure that you have an outstanding nature experience by identifying the wildlife as well as educating you about the area on this exceptional jungle and canal adventure.

Please note:  Wildlife sightings are not guaranteed. This tour is not recommended for those with mobility issues. Wear light clothing and comfortable walking shoes. Bring sunscreen, camera and insect repellent.


price $119
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8 HRS

Moderately
easy

culture

dining

sightseeing

essentials
Balboa, Panama Canal: The Past & Future with IMAX Experience
Considered the 8th wonder of the world, the Panama Canal consists of a series of locks. The focus of this tour is designed to showcase the Miraflores Locks on the Pacific and to get an up close look at recent expansion. After boarding your motor coach for the 45-minute drive, you’ll make your way to the Miraflores Locks Visitors Center. In here take the opportunity to pause and view the gargantuan ships that make their way through the Panama Canal Museum and visit the four exhibition halls, organized by themes that constitute the heart of this center. Next, you will head to the nearby IMAX Theater to enjoy an informational, rich canal documentary narrated by Morgan Freeman. A small popcorn is included. After observing this amazing feat, you’ll travel to the New Panama Canal Locks (Agua Clara Visitor Center) where you’ll see the addition of a new traffic lane. This new lane created two new sets of locks, one on the Pacific and one on the Atlantic, which doubles the canal’s capacity and allows longer and wider vessels to transit.  Also included, lunch at Gatun Restaurant, located in the Agua Clara Visitor Center where you can taste the local flavors. At the end of your tour, you’ll return to port.

Please note:   Wear light clothing and comfortable shoes. Bring sunscreen, camera and insect repellent.


price $179
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4 HRS

Moderate to
strenuous

culture

walking

sightseeing

unesco

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Balboa, Panama City & Miraflores Locks
Your English speaking guide will pick you up and take you on a tour of Panama City and the Miraflores Locks. You will start the tour with a 30-minute drive to Miraflores to see the huge vessels passing through the Panama Canal. You will be able to see many ships getting lifted or lowered as you enjoy the view from a sheltered terrace and listen to the explanations of your guide. You will visit the Museum and Visitor Center at Miraflores which will give you a good lesson on the construction of the Canal – a masterpiece of engineering. You will also learn about the history of the canal and its significance for Panama and the entire world trade as well as on the current expansion project. You will continue with your guide to the Amador Causeway, a road that connects three Islands in the Pacific Ocean and offers magnificent views of the Canal on one side and of the skyline of Panama City on the other side. The tour will continue to Casco Viejo, Panama City’s colonial quarter. At Casco Viejo you will take a trip back in time as you admire the lovely colonial houses, the narrow roads and the impressive churches. You will get a good idea about Panama’s history by driving or walking through the main attractions of this quarter. 

Please note:   Wear comfortable shoes, bring your camera, sunscreen, and water. Vessel transit viewing at Miraflores Locks is likely but not guaranteed as transit times are variable and not made public. The order of sites visited may vary. 


price $109
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7 HRS

Moderate

culture

dining

unesco

walking

sightseeing
Balboa, Panama Treasures - Archaeological, Colonial & Modern Sides of the City
Begin your journey into Panama’s Pre-Colombian history on this unique excursion.   You will board your motor coach for a 30-minute drive to the oldest city in Panama, a place that has become known as Panama Viejo, or "Old Panama," a UNESCO World Heritage Site.   On your 60-minute walking tour you can relax and take in the sights and sounds at this archaeological site and historic location while walking through different monuments. Your guide will tell the history behind the structures and lead you to the Old Panama Visitor's Center.  You will board your coach and drive to the Panama Reprosa Museum & Factory, where Panama's ancient civilizations, cultural traditions, and natural treasures come to life in gold and silver. See how the Pre-Hispanic masterpieces are made by the same method as the ancient goldsmiths. Following a video presentation, walk a catwalk to a casting demonstration and try your hand at the sand blasting process, a highly recommended experience! Next, return to modern panama for a lunch of tapas, or “boquitas,” at a local hotel. Enjoy the views of the Panama City bay while enjoying a variety of these mini mouthful masterpieces.  Next, drive to the UNESCO site of Colonial Panama or Old Quarters, and start your walking tour to see the “Paseo Esteban Huertas,” Metropolitan Cathedral, National Theater, the Simon Bolivar Plaza and many other touristic attractions of the colonial period.   After this wonderful day and activity, you will board the motor coach for a transfer back to the port.

Please note:   Wear light clothing and comfortable shoes. Bring sunscreen, camera and insect repellent.


price $149
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Colón, Panama



4 HRS

Moderate

sightseeing

walking

essentials
Colon, Agua Clara Visitor Center with Transfer to Airport
Your tour will begin by taking you to the impressive Agua Clara Visitor Center located on the Atlantic side of the Panama Canal. With an unparalleled view, this place will be waiting for you and all those who want to enjoy a pleasant experience enriched with interesting facts, but especially by being part of the history of the route that unites the world. The center offers a breathtaking panoramic view that contrasts two particular scenarios that generate mixed feelings. On one side you will find the famous Gatun Lake, where cargo ships or other vessels transit every day, while on the other side, but from a different perspective, you will be amazed by seeing how the giants of the sea, called Neo-Panamamax vessels, go through the new set of locks. After the impressive viewpoint, pamper yourself and be captivated by all those things that the Agua Clara Visitor Center has to offer. At the projection room you can learn about the history and efforts of thousands of men and women that have marked the Canal's first century and, of course, plans in the near and distant future. Throughout your visit, peruse the walls and exhibits with interesting information that will amaze you. Walk through the ecological path, with a variety of plants and species that make the trail an adventure with great scenery and breathtaking views. Identify the different species gathered there that are indigenous to this area of the Canal watershed. At the end of this tour, you will be transferred to the International airport.

Please note: Wear comfortable clothes and shoes, and bring a camera, hat, sunscreen, and sunglasses. This tour is available for guests with flights after 5 p.m.


price $139
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6 HRS

Moderate

culture

dining

boating

walking

essentials
Colon, Embera Village & Agua Clara Expansion Visitor Center with Airport Transfer
You will head to the Agua Clara Expansion Center, where you will take a tour and see history being rewritten all over again at the Panama Canal with its expanded capacity to allow for more than double the traffic, with the third set of locks, larger and wider than the existing ones. The Panama Canal has played an integral part in history as it provides travel between the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans without having to sail a greater distance and through perilous Cape Horn. After this tour you will head to Buena Vista. There you will board a small dugout, which will carry you up the Gatun River to discover a large, fascinating and dense jungle.  You will arrive at the Embera Quera, an indigenous community found on the banks of Gatun Lake, near the Panama Canal. The Embera tribe still lives in harmony with Mother Nature. They will welcome you at the pier and gladly give you an idea of how they still live today. The village chief will give you a brief explication on the history of the tribe, its traditions, cultures, beliefs and handicrafts. Then, a traditional lunch of fish and plantains prepared by the Embera women will be served to you. In the afternoon you will watch a traditional Embera dance and also have a chance to shop for colorful handicrafts. The sale of local products directly benefits the village and helps to pay the school fees for the children. You can also get a temporary Embera tattoo painted on your arm or leg, using an ink made from a local fruit.  At the end of this tour, you will be transferred to the airport.

Please note: This tour is not recommended for those with mobility issues.  Wear comfortable walking shoes, sunscreen, insect repellent, and a hat.  

 
price $329
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6 HRS

Moderate

culture

dining

boating

walking

essentials
Colon, Embera Village & Agua Clara Expansion Visitor Center with Windstar Hotel Transfer
You will head to the Agua Clara Expansion Center, where you will take a tour and see history being rewritten all over again at the Panama Canal with its expanded capacity to allow for more than double the traffic, with the third set of locks, larger and wider than the existing ones. The Panama Canal has played an integral part in history as it provides travel between the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans without having to sail a greater distance and through perilous Cape Horn. After this tour you will head to Buena Vista. There you will board a small dugout, which will carry you up the Gatun River to discover a large, fascinating and dense jungle.  You will arrive at the Embera Quera, an indigenous community found on the banks of Gatun Lake, near the Panama Canal. The Embera tribe still lives in harmony with Mother Nature. They will welcome you at the pier and gladly give you an idea of how they still live today. The village chief will give you a brief explication on the history of the tribe, its traditions, cultures, beliefs and handicrafts. Then, a traditional lunch of fish and plantains prepared by the Embera women will be served to you. In the afternoon you will watch a traditional Embera dance and also have a chance to shop for colorful handicrafts. The sale of local products directly benefits the village and helps to pay the school fees for the children. You can also get a temporary Embera tattoo painted on your arm or leg, using an ink made from a local fruit.  At the end of this tour, you will be transferred to the Windstar Hotel.

Please note: This tour is not recommended for those with mobility issues.  Wear comfortable walking shoes, sunscreen, insect repellent, and a hat.  

 

price $309
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6 HRS

Moderate to
strenuous

sightseeing

unesco

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Colon: The Old & the Modern Panama with Transfer to Airport
Your tour will start with Panama Viejo, where you can enjoy Old Panama, the first European settlement on the Pacific coast of the Americas. This city was looted and destroyed by the notorious English buccaneer Henry Morgan in 1671 and therefore abandoned. Today there are only ruins left. Still, the tower of the ancient cathedral is standing and has become a landmark of the town. After Old Panama, you will take a panoramic tour enjoying the views of modern Panama City. On the way to Casco Antiguo you will travel along the Cinta Costera and the lively and vibrant banking district often compared to Miami. Your guide will show you Panama City’s colonial quarter. At the Casco Antiguo you feel you have been set back in time as you admire the lovely colonial houses, the narrow roads and the impressive churches. You will get a good idea of Panama’s history by walking through the main attractions of this quarter. Stroll this 337-year-old neighborhood under the warm golden glow of the fading sun and see the beautiful Plaza de Francia, Metropolitan Cathedral, among others. Casco Antiguo is a UNESCO World Heritage Site as well as a place of the non-stop ambiance of history, culture, nightlife, and restaurants. At the end of this tour, you will be transferred to the international airport. 
 
Please note:  Wear comfortable walking shoes, sunscreen, insect repellant, and a hat.  The first drop off is at the Windstar Hotel then continues to the airport for guests with flights after 5 p.m.

 


price $139
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5 HRS

Moderate to
strenuous

sightseeing

unesco

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Colon: The Old & the Modern Panama with Transfer to Hotel

Your tour will start with Panama Viejo, where you canenjoy Old Panama, the first European settlement on the Pacific coast of theAmericas. This city was looted and destroyed by the notorious English buccaneerHenry Morgan in 1671 and therefore abandoned. Today there are only ruins left.Still, the tower of the ancient cathedral is standing and has become a landmarkof the town. After Old Panama, you will take a panoramic tour enjoying theviews of modern Panama City. On the way to Casco Antiguo you will travel alongthe Cinta Costera and the lively and vibrant banking district often compared toMiami. Your guide will show you Panama City’s colonial quarter. At the CascoAntiguo you feel you have been set back in time as you admire the lovelycolonial houses, the narrow roads and the impressive churches. You will get agood idea of Panama’s history by walking through the main attractions of thisquarter. Stroll this 337-year-old neighborhood under the warm golden glow ofthe fading sun and see the beautiful Plaza de Francia, Metropolitan Cathedral,among others. Casco Antiguo is a UNESCO World Heritage Site as well as a placeof the non-stop ambiance of history, culture, nightlife, and restaurants. Atthe end of this tour, you will be transferred to the Windstar Hotel. <o:p></o:p>

Please note:  This tour is not recommended for thosewith mobility issues. Wear comfortable walking shoes, sunscreen, insectrepellent, and a hat.  The drop offlocation is the Windstar Hotel.

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price $129
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Bocas del Toro, Panama



6 HRS

Moderately
easy

snorkeling

wildlife

dining

boating
Bocas Del Toro, Bird Island & Star Beach
This will be an outdoor adventure day of seabirds, history, swimming around starfishes, beautiful beaches with white sand and turquoise water, accompanied by an English-speaking guide. The tour will start with a 40-minute boat ride from the ship to Bird Island, a beautiful island you can observe a variety of seabird species. After meeting some of the seabirds you will continue to Boca Del Drago Beach, located on the other side of the Colón Island. Here enjoy a beautiful white-sand beach, and turquoise waters. Continue on to visit the Starfish Beach, a place to enjoy snorkeling and admire the many starfish in the clear Caribbean waters.  Then you will enjoy a delightful lunch at Yarisnoris Restaurant at Boca del Drago before returning to your ship.

Please note:   Wear light clothing and comfortable shoes. Bring your swimsuit, towel, hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, camera and insect repellent. Life jackets, flip flops and snorkel masks will be provided by the tour operator.

price $135
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4.5 HRS

Strenuous

outdoors

wildlife

boating

essentials
Bocas Del Toro, Exploring the Bat Cave
Here’s an unforgettable experience to interact with an indigenous peoples, see their artful weaving and experience an adventure in a subterranean river cave. The tour will start with a 10-minute local boat ride from the ship to Bahia Honda Ngobe-Buglé indigenous community. The Ngobe-Buglé women will demonstrate their process of weaving traditional bags, and have many on hand for sale. After a briefing from a local indigenous tour guide, you will be ready for your next adventure in the Bat Cave, which ranks as one of the most enjoyable places in the area. You will travel by motorized boat up a jungle-shrouded channel that provides excellent opportunities to see sloths hanging from tree branches and the occasional caiman silently resting in shallow water.  You will walk to enter a subterranean river cave that is home to hundreds of tiny fruit bats. This adventure will be impressive and memorable.

Please note:   Wear light or hiking clothes, hiking shoes or boots, and bring a towel, sunglasses, cap, camera, insect repellent and sunscreen. Important: you will want a plastic bag for your camera. Also it is recommended to bring additional clothes to change after the cave experience. Please do not bring valuable items to this tour.  You will be supplied with life jackets on the boats and boots, helmet, and lamp when visiting the cave. 


price $119
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4.5 HRS

Moderate

outdoors

wildlife

boating
Bocas Del Toro, Oreba Chocolate Farm Tour & Jungle Hike
Meet the indigenous Ngabe farmers and learn how cacao is cultivated. The tour will start with a 25-minute local boat ride from the ship to Almirante and then a 10-minute bus ride to The Oreba Chocolate Farm in Bocas del Toro.  Cacao cultivation and chocolate production are becoming one of Panama’s most coveted exports, and is completely run and managed by the indigenous Ngabe farmers of the community. The local English-speaking tour guides who are cacao farmers in the community will describe and show you the entire process of organic shade-grown cacao, explaining every step of the way including growing, harvesting, fermenting, drying and ultimately roasting and making chocolate. You will take an adventurous hike that weaves in and out of jungle and cacao trees and because the tour takes place within the protected shade grown farms of the locals there are always many animals to see along the way. It is not uncommon to spot poison dart frogs, sloths, and toucans.

Please note:   Wear light clothes and hiking shoes. Bring sunglasses, a cap, camera, insect repellent and sunscreen. 


price $129
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6 horus

Strenuous

wildlife

beach

snorkeling

boating

dining
Bocas Del Toro, Snorkel Adventures & Red Frog Beach
If looking for wildlife in their natural environment is your passion you will find this tour to be an opportunity to find exotic red frogs, bottlenose dolphins and beautiful coral reefs. The tour will start with a 20-minute local boat ride from the ship to Laguna Bocatorito, surrounded by small mangroves that form a kind of raft that is home to several families of bottlenose dolphins.  You will spend some time watching them jump and play around your boat. After seeing the dolphins, you will continue to Coral Cays for the impressive coral formations and its rich marine life, where snorkeling is an option.  Enjoy a delicious box lunch. Then you will head to Red Frog Beach through Bastimentos Island, here you will have the opportunity to walk the trails looking for the red frogs or just relax on the beautiful white-sand beach. Re-board your motor coach for the 20-minute ride to the ship.

Please note: Wear light clothing and comfortable shoes. Bring your swimsuit, towel, hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, camera and insect repellent. Life jackets, flip flops and snorkel masks will be provided by the tour operator.


price $129
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6 horus

Moderately
easy

wildlife

beach

boating

snorkeling

dining
Bocas Del Toro, Zapatillas Paradise Caves
Visit uninhabited islands, with white-sand beaches, clear waters and exotic vegetation. Enjoy the experience on National Marine Park Isla Bastimento, with its, mangroves and beautiful corals and view of bottlenose dolphins playing in their natural environment. The tour will start with a 20-minute local boat ride from the ship to Laguna Bocatorito, surrounded by small mangroves that form a kind of raft that is home of several families of bottlenose dolphins. After watching the dolphins, you will continue to Cayo Coral to see some of the most impressive coral formations and rich marine life and snorkel if you wish. You will continue to Cayo Zapatilla, one of the most impressive islands of the archipelago of Bocas del Toro, where you will find uninhabited islands, white-sand beaches, clear waters and exotic vegetation. Re-board your motor coach for the 20-minute ride to Coral Cays for a delicious box lunch before returning to your ship.

Please note: Wear light clothing and comfortable shoes. Bring your swimsuit, towel, hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, camera and insect repellent. Life jackets, flip flops and snorkel masks will be provided by the tour operator.

 

price $139
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Puerto Limón/Moin, Costa Rica



8 HRS

Moderate

dining

walking

culture

sightseeing

essentials
Puerto Limon, A Hacienda Experience
This tour will take you to a unique, family-owned, century-old hacienda, property to the Ortuño family, who have devoted generations to agricultural activities like the production of sugarcane and coffee. The Hacienda is nested in the mountains of Turrialba. You can’t miss the wonderful views of the valley, the magnificent Reventazón River, the impressive dam and the endless, regal fields that dot the landscape; a region blessed with exuberant tropical forests that harmoniously inhabit this area along with sugarcane, coffee plantations, and tropical flowers. Upon arrival at the Hacienda, you will have the opportunity to learn about the ancient methods of growing and processing sugarcane. An introduction to the coffee cultivation will let you observe the process of roasting the coffee and you will participate in a coffee tasting session. After lunch, you will visit a picturesque colonial metal-and-wood chapel brought by German pilgrims in 1880. A shop with the Hacienda’s products, such as coffee in different presentations and flavors, organic sugarcane products, cooking recipes and other local keepsakes are available at factory prices.

Please note: Wear tennis shoes or good walking shoes, long pants, jacket, hat, sunscreen, insect repellent, sun glasses and bring your camera.


price $109
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5.5 HRS

Moderate

outdoors

wildlife

sightseeing

essentials
Puerto Limon, Cahuita National Park, Botanical Garden & Rescue Center
Cahuita National Park is an area that is filled with exuberant wildlife that includes howler monkeys, white-faced capuchin monkeys, raccoons, sloths, otters, coatis, agoutis, armadillos and porcupines. Several avian species also live in the swamp forest, like the green ibis, green kingfisher, yellow-crowned night-heron, frigate bird and the boat-billed heron, among others. Your naturalist guide will lead you through the trails of the rainforest, sharing his vast knowledge on this fragile ecosystem.  Your next destination will be Tree of life which is a Botanical Garden and Rescue Center where the main objective is to protect and rehabilitate displaced wildlife of Costa Rica’s Caribbean region, providing a safe haven to animals that need refuge because of habitat loss, accidents, and victims of pet trade or hunting. The Center provides a habitat as close as their natural habitat to promote their wellbeing. The center hosts species like sloths, iguanas, monkeys and deer.  In a property that covers approximately 10 acres you can also find a wide variety of plant groups like palms, heliconias, bromeliads, calatheas and aroids, among others, many of them being indigenous to the Talamanca region. Different spices available within the botanical garden are vanilla, black pepper and cinnamon and tropical fruit trees that produce papaya, banana, cocoa and pineapple grow within this land.

Please note: Wildlife sightings are not guaranteed. Wear light clothing, comfortable shoes, and bring towels, hat or visor, sunglasses, sunscreen, insect repellent, bottled water, camera, rain poncho, umbrella, binoculars and a change of clothes.


price $89
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5.5 HRS

Moderate

outdoors

wildlife

beach

essentials
Puerto Limon, Manzanillo Refuge & Beach Escape
Just 75 minutes away from Puerto Limon you will be transported into a completely different world; the Southern Caribbean Coast of Costa Rica is truly a wonderful place to visit with its laid-back environs, spicy piquant food, and unique Afro-Caribbean culture. Most of the people in these areas were brought either from Jamaica or other Caribbean Islands to help work on the railroads or in the banana plantations that still support and make up much of this province’s exports. Your first stop will be Manzanillo Wildlife Refuge, considered one of the most beautiful and scenic regions, offering some breathtaking white sandy beaches fringed with endless coconut trees and a calm sea of crystal clear waters and coral reefs. The area is filled with exuberant wildlife including howler monkeys, white-faced capuchin monkeys, raccoons, sloths, otters, coatis, agouti as well as several avian species also live in the swamp forest, like the green ibis, green kingfisher, yellow-crowned night-heron, frigate bird and the boat-billed heron, among others. Your naturalist guide will lead you through the trails of the rainforest towards a look-out point where you can take incredible photos of the rock formations and the landscape. He will share his vast knowledge on this fragile ecosystem. You will have time to walk along the beach and, if weather allows, you can even swim. Puerto Viejo will be your next destination; this charming village will make you find what can be described as mini-Jamaica with dreadlocked Rastafarians, reggae and calypso music played in the streets.

Please note: Wear light clothes, walking shoes or sandals, and bring insect repellent, sun protection, hat, camera and binoculars. Bring bottled water and bathing suit underneath your clothes. Towels and clothes to change into. Wildlife sightings are not guaranteed.


price $79
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3.5 HRS

Strenuous

outdoors

sightseeing

essentials
Puerto Limon, Rainforest Canopy Zip Lining
Join this tour and experience an adrenaline filled journey where you’ll forget all about routines and enjoy yourself while riding 11 suspended cable lines and 12 platforms in the middle of the rainforest. With the longest zip line at almost 900 feet long and with heights of up to 265 feet above the ground, you will be able to observe the beautiful jungle while traveling at full speed, the wind on your face and the most amazing panoramic views of the area. The highest level and quality of safety equipment will be at your disposal, experienced tour guides and a few platforms that allow tourists to leave the tour before finishing it are also available. An emergency cable is also available on platform 7, which can be used in case of an emergency. First aid kits, trained personnel will guarantee your safety during this tour, as well as a detailed safety talk for participants before starting this adventure.

Please note:  Waiver signing is required. Minimum age: 12, accompanied by an adult. Minimum weight: 99 pounds. Maximum weight: 235 pounds. Must be in good physical condition. Wear light clothing, walking shoes, hat or visor, sunscreen, insect repellent. Guests with long hair, suggest wearing it in a ponytail or a bun.


price $89
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7.5 HRS

Moderately
easy

boating

wildlife

outdoors

essentials
Puerto Limon, Rainforest Extravaganza
You will start this beautiful journey with an exciting pontoon boat ride through the world-famous Tortuguero Canals. You will admire the rich flora and fauna, wonderful views of the lush jungle foliage that mirrors on the water; orchids, water lilies, birds, monkeys, sloths, and toucans are common in this unique system of natural and artificial canals that are used as waterways for transportation and exploration. After this relaxing boat tour, you will enjoy complimentary soft drinks and refreshing tropical fruits. The tour bus will continue to Veragua Rainforest, and your naturalist guides will lead you through the live snake, frog, and butterfly exhibits in an unparalleled interactive set-up, operated by the University of Costa Rica. You will then get up on the open-air aerial tram that will take you on an enchanting ride through the canopy level of the rainforest. As you pass by giant 300-year-old trees on the way down to the riverbanks, you will be surrounded by uninterrupted views of the virgin rainforest. There is an optional strenuous walk to see the magnificent, 2-tiered, 65-foot-high Puma Waterfall. Before returning to your ship, delight yourself with some of Limon’s local cuisine.

Please note: Wear light clothing, closed and flat walking shoes, hat, sunscreen, insect repellent, and sun glasses.


price $169
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5.5 HRS

Strenuous

boating

refreshments

wildlife

essentials
Puerto Limon, Reventazon White River Rafting Class I & II
The Reventazón River is your best choice for easy access, short runs from the Caribbean Coast. The ‘El Carmen’ section offers Class II+, moderate white water rafting with fun sets of wave trains, lush surroundings, and abundant wildlife. It is a great introduction to river running because, at this point, the river enters the true lower Caribbean, therefore the rapids are gentler and the surroundings transformed with an amazing jungle character. This section of the river maintains very good water levels all throughout the year. This will be the perfect adventure for families with children, senior participants and overall first-time rafters. You will have a hearty snack before returning to the ship. 

Please note: A signed waiver is required. Minimum age: 12, accompanied by an adult. Minimum weight: 99 pounds. Maximum weight: 235 pounds. Wear light clothes, water shoes or rubber soled shoes, sunscreen, bring a change of clothes and a towel as you will get wet.  Camera protection highly recommended. Wildlife sightings not guaranteed.


price $99
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3.15 HRS

Moderate to
strenuous

walking

wildlife

outdoors

refreshments

essentials
Puerto Limon, Skywalk in the Forest
Discover the richness of the rainforest while you walk along beautiful trails and see the most amazing shapes of green vegetation appear before your eyes. The tour will start with an easy short walk that will lead into an open hummingbird garden, where many species of these tiny, lively colored birds gather around and amaze you with their spectacular acrobatic aerial maneuvers.  After this beautiful experience your adventure will continue when you arrive to the first of four suspended bridges exploring a unique and thrilling way to observe the beautiful rainforest canopies. Each of these bridges stretches between 55 and 200 feet and up to 165 feet above the ground. As you continue your way through tropical plants and giants trees, your naturalist tour guide will point out the most outstanding features of this lush forest, filled with exuberant wildlife including monkeys, sloths, several species of birds, butterflies, the beautiful blue jean frog, the green and black frog, etc. Finally, you will be able to taste some delicious typical snacks before returning to pier.

Please note: Do not feed or touch any wild animal. Do not use flashes to photograph animals. Tour sequence may vary. Wear light clothing, walking shoes, hat or visor, sunscreen, and insect repellent. Guests with long hair should wear it in a ponytail or a bun. Wildlife sightings are not guaranteed.


price $99
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Roatan, Honduras



5 HRS

Moderate to
strenuous

sightseeing

boating

snorkeling

essentials
Roatan, 3-Sites Snorkeling: Starfish, Shipwreck, Coral Reef & Beach Club
Combine the perfect ingredients for your day in Roatan: a guided snorkel by boat to an amazing starfish snorkeling area that takes you to a vibrant coral reef of anemones and then continue by boat to a second snorkeling spot that is a shipwreck in shallow water. Then enjoy some relaxation at one of the best spots of Roatan, a beautiful beach or its infinity swimming-pools facing the turquoise sea! What could be cuter and more fascinating than a starfish? These slow-moving marine animals with their unmistakable shape always amaze people, thanks to their bright colors and variety. Roatan is one of the top 6 snorkeling spots to see starfish and a real paradise for the starfish called Cushion Sea Star. Although their colors range from red to beige, yellow, orange and even green, they all belong to the same species. Perfectly harmless, there are plenty of them laying at the seabed but please don’t touch them because starfish only live for a short time when out of the sea!  The coral reef with its live anemones and corals is beautiful, too.  The shipwreck is located in shallow waters, a 120-year-old sunken steamer called Snyg, its boiler is still visible above the reef and your snorkeling adventure will take you to swim around it and admire a lot of fish that made it their home. Enjoy about an hour to relax at Pristine Bay Beach Club, the bar and restaurant are available on site, you can purchase drinks and meals and enjoy them at the pool or in the air-conditioned section. Finish your day with a stop at the Sky panoramic point where you can see a beautiful panorama of the golf course, the sea and French Harbour from the top of the hill.

Please note: Snorkeling life vest, mask, snorkel and fins are included in this package. This tour is also available for those passengers who don’t want to snorkel but just swim, stay in the boat or remain at the beach club during the snorkel time. Bring your swimsuit, towel, sunscreen, and bug spray. The order of the stops may change.


price $79
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5.5 HRS

Moderate

dining

boating

beach

watersports

essentials
Roatan, Big French Key Beach All Inclusive
A scenic 30-minute transfer by motor-coach, will take you to the French Key Dock where you will board a speed boat for a 5-minute ride to the most amazing little island you can imagine only in your dreams: Big French Key Beach! This amazing white-sand beach in a beautiful tropical setting, is surrounded by palm trees and mangroves, facing the ocean and Little French Key. Enjoy your welcome cocktail, the tropical music at the bar, relax in a complimentary beach chair caressed by the refreshing trade wind breezes, have a swim …. Or, just relax.  With this special package you are also allowed to join the guided snorkel by boat to the beautiful coral reef barrier that is part of the second biggest barrier in the world.  OR embark on the sightseeing boat ride that will navigate towards Fantasy Island, the mangroves and the turquoise bays surrounded by tropical hills. OR participate in the Kayak tour that circles the two beautiful tiny islands surrounded by a picturesque landscape and mangroves. Before going back to the ship, enjoy a delicious lunch to taste the local island specialties prepared by the chef, with two refreshments of your choice included (soft drinks, beers, rum, vodka, rum cocktails, vodka cocktails). You can also use kayaks and snorkeling equipment by yourself and see some replicated Mayan pieces that lie underwater in the bay.

Please note: Bring your swimsuit, towel, sunscreen, and bug spray.


price $89
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5 HRS

Moderately
easy

sightseeing

culture

refreshments

essentials
Roatan, East Side Far Away Island Tour
Learn more about the history of this island and to see some of the most secluded areas where fishermen and Garifuna live.  Your experienced guide will tell you tales of the island that include different dominations, pirates, fishing and Garifunas. Your first stop will be at a panoramic point to take some pictures of the views and the multi-colored ocean. Then, you will continue your journey up and down the hills, while admiring the amazing views of the coastline, stopping on the way at the Isery pirate boat building for a photo opportunity of the tropical hillside panorama. Then up and down the hills to reach the seaside Garifuna village of Punta Gorda where the majority of the Garifuna people, descendants of African slaves who settled here in 1797, live. You will hear their history and watch some Garifunas natives performing a demonstration of a traditional dance. You’ll be able to see how they prepare the crispy typical yucca bread, called “Kazabe,” and taste it.  See how the Garifuna people used to build their homes with natural leaves, canes, bamboo, and mud. They still maintain some of their old traditions like the African similar language or their digestive herbs drinks.  Garifunas are also looking for different ways to recycle used products to build various articles. Then proceed to a picturesque stilt-village, Oak Ridge, inhabited by pirates in the past and now the actual home of family owned fishing companies, the second biggest industry of the island. Stop at The Buccaneer that has been the center of life of the fishing village since opening its doors in 1967. It offers a History Center with a history walk that spans over 1,500 years of human presence in the archipelago. Visit some shops, a coffee gourmet, a beer and pizza bar, and relax along the beautiful promenade that transmits peace and tranquility under its flowered roof or jump in its Splash Lagoon that is a natural saltwater oasis extending in the Caribbean Sea where you can refresh in the sea or hang in the inviting hammocks at sea. So don’t forget your swim-suit under your cloths if you want take the chance to get wet! A jam tasting is offered on site. These jams and marmalade are all produced and distributed by Zamorano University located in Danly, Honduras, and buying them will help the education of young students without economical resources. Here you will also see a chef preparing a fresh ceviche to try before returning to the ship.

Please note: Bring your swimsuit, towel, sunscreen, and bug spray. The order of the stops may change.


price $75
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5 HRS

Moderate to
strenuous

sightseeing

boating

snorkeling

essentials
Roatan, Safari Snorkeling & Big French Key Beach Break
Following a 30-minute transfer by motor-coach, you will stop at the French Key Dock where you will board a speed boat for a 5-minute ride to the most amazing little island: Big French Key Beach! A beautiful white-sand beach in a lovely tropical setting, surrounded by palm trees and mangroves, facing the ocean and Little French Key.  Enjoy your welcome cocktail, the tropical music at the bar, relax in a complimentary beach chair caressed by the refreshing trade wind breezes, have a swim … or just relax. With this special package you are also allowed to join the guided snorkeling tour that leaves from a water-sports center by boat. You will be divided in groups and then the boat will ride along this tiny island surrounded by a picturesque landscape and mangroves. The first part of your snorkeling will be at the amazing coral reef that is part of the second biggest reef in the world. Then you will be dropped off at the beautiful Mayatlantis where you will see some giant Mayan underwater replicas, or dropped at the lobsters reserve area depending on the sea visibility and currents. People who don't want to snorkel can remain swimming near the motorized barge, or to relax on one of the benches. Before returning to the port, you navigate to “The Iguana Hideaway” where you will see many giant iguanas moving freely around you and you will actually feed them! Some of them are more than 3 feet long!

Please note: Bring your swimsuit, towel, sunscreen, and bug spray. The order of the stops may change. 


price $79
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4.5 HRS

Moderately
easy

sightseeing

boating

essentials
Roatan, West Side By Land & Sea Island Tour
Experience the scenic natural splendor of the Arboretum Botanical Garden during this invigorating excursion followed by relaxing time at West End Village and a semi-sub boat ride to see the underwater wonders of Roatan. Along the way to the west side of the island you will hear of the Island’s colorful history and you may also see the wreck of ships along the coast.  After a scenic 20-minute drive to Blue Harbor Tropical Arboretum you will take a picturesque walk along the fruit garden. Enjoy the views of the tropical scenery, endemic trees, giant palms and exotic flowers while looking for tropical birds. Visit the flowers pavillon (inside) and the hydroponic vegetable garden (outside). You will visit Mayak Chocolate for a brief and informative tour about cocoa, its roots in the Mayan civilization and its multiple health benefits. You will find Rusty Fish that creates art works recycling metal that was washed up on the beach and picked up from the dump. Next stop will be a “Glass-bottom boat,” that is a semi-submarine that does not submerge. Instead you will descend a few steps into the underwater observatory section from where you can view the treasures of the deep of our protected marine park reef, that is considered the second greatest barrier reef of the world! While you are seated in air-conditioned comfort, a fish identification guide will explain the underwater environment, as you observe beautiful coral formations, living reef, and colorful tropical fish and if you are lucky turtles too.  After this amazing experience, you will be taken to a quaint sea-side village, and relax at a beautiful meeting point built on stilts on the water, where complimentary Honduran coffee, lemonade or iced tea will be offered to you. You can choose to visit several tiny shops along the beach or simply relax.

Please note: Bring your sunscreen and bug spray and wear comfortable walking shoes.


price $75
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Belize City, Belize



2.5 HRS

Easy

boating

sightseeing

wildlife

essentials
Belize City, Airboat Adventure & Belize City Sights
You will be met at the tender pier and board an air conditioned bus for a guided partial city tour of historical Belize while heading out to the Airboat Outpost. Your tour guide will acquaint you with the rich history of the city from its establishment by shipwrecked British sailors in 1683 to modern day.  This transfer will take you up the George Price Highway to Almond Hill Lagoon, where you receive a short orientation and safety briefing before boarding your airboat. Skim across Almond Hill Lagoon before cutting the engine to drift near a feeding site for endangered manatees. Then cruise to Indian Creek and explore a pristine marsh lined with mangroves. Only inches deep, the marsh is home to brightly colored water lilies, wading birds, turkey buzzards, and even crocodiles. At the end of the tour you can purchase tour pictures.

Please note:  Wear a cap, sunglasses, sunscreen and bring cash/credit card. This tour is Wheelchair accessible and wearing ear muffs provided is mandatory.


price $95
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5.5 HRS

Moderately
easy

watersports

outdoors

dining

essentials
Belize City, Belize Crystal Cave Tubing with Lunch
Enjoy cave tubing, cave exploration and swimming in the Crystal Caves situated in the tropical rainforest of Belize at the Jaguar Paw Adventure Outpost. In groups of 8 persons, your guide will give you a private tour through the ceremonial chambers of the ancient Maya ruins. Upon arriving at the location, you will be given a safety briefing and will start with a short jungle trek to the cave entrance.  Your guide will point out some fun facts of the lush green environment that surrounds you.  As you start to make your way down underground, with your helmet and headlights you will go through a narrow passage that opens up to the cavern of chambers.  As you explore and hike through the cave you will be in awe of the intricate shapes of the stalactites and stalagmites that have taken centuries to form and continue to take shape. Crystallized columns and veils provide some interesting features inside the cave. Your journey through the cave will continue with getting on to your tubes and enjoying the thrill of the cool waters as you float through another section of the cave. As your guide leads you to the exit of the cave system, you can take some time to swim and relax before you trek back to the Jaguar Paw Jungle Café for a tasty Belizean lunch.  Your photos, drinks and tropical cocktails, souvenirs and other snacks are available for purchase before you return to the port.  

Please note:  Bring towels, swim suit, repellent, sunscreen, cash/credit card and dry clothes. Lockers are available for rent at a cost- guests are not allowed to leave personal items on the bus. 


price $139
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3 HRS

Easy

culture

sightseeing

essentials
Belize City, Garifuna Cultural Show & Drumming, Rum Tasting & Shopping
Belize City was built on rum bottles – or so the legend goes. This tour will take you to one of its most treasured distilleries. First, you’ll be given a tour of the capital by coach. Look out for streets hugged by handsome colonial buildings, bustling shops and parks. Then, it’s on to Traveller’s Liquors Belize – home to world-famous One Barrel Rum. Here, you’ll learn about the history of rum and how it’s made. The tour will take you to the aging room, where the spirits are aged, blended, and stored. You’ll find the rum stacked in wooden barrels – one of which was cracked open for Prince Harry’s 2012 visit. After, you can sample some rum. There are also local cocktails available for purchase at the bar, which was made from remains of an old rum runner ship – Belizeans used these to travel up the Louisiana coast during the days of Prohibition. Later, you can watch a traditional show with locals singing and dancing to drums while sipping a refreshing Tropical Rum Punch.

Please note:  Wear a cap, sunglasses, sunscreen, and comfortable walking shoes. Bring cash/credit card. 


price $99
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4 HRS

Moderately
easy

wildlife

outdoors

dining

essentials
Belize City, Howler Monkey Sanctuary
Visit the Community Baboon Sanctuary, and be inspired by their success story in the protection of the Black Howler Monkeys (Baboons in Creole). Established in 1985, this baboon sanctuary was set up as a cooperative agreement among 12 local farmers and landowners in Bermudian Landing who voluntarily agreed to preserve the area’s black howler monkey habitat as a way to support the local economy by drawing in tourism and creating jobs. Today, CBS is more than just a wildlife conservation area. The program has become such a success that over 220 private landowners across seven Creole villages participate, and the entire community works to protect the forests and rivers. Years of grassroots conservation efforts are showing the results: the black howler population has grown from a couple of hundred to over 2,000 monkeys, and now their high numbers provide visitors with guaranteed sightings. The CBS is a wonderful place to experience the wonders of a Belizean Rainforest first hand. The visit will begin at the visitor's center, where a knowledgeable local guide will explain the project and then take the group for a small tour of the property where you can expect to experience Black Howler Monkeys firsthand, wonder at the majesty of the rainforest, and learn about traditional rainforest plants and medicine. Your tour will end with a delicious Belizean lunch near the Belize River.

Please note:  Wear a cap, sunglasses, sunscreen, bug spray and comfortable walking shoes. Bring cash/credit card. 


price $79
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Costa Maya, Mexico



6 HRS

Moderately
easy

outdoors

boating

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Costa Maya, Bacalar Seven Colors Lagoon
Enjoy a magnificent day at Costa Maya. Your tour will begin when your guide welcomes you at the pier. Take a nice van down to the Magical Town of Bacalar. Fill your day with adventure at the spectacular Seven Color Lagoon (Bacalar Lagoon). Admire its different shades of blue, swim in its crystal-clear waters and enjoy the harmony of nature and beauty at Costa Maya's tropical paradise. It's the perfect location for those seeking adventure in a natural setting or just relax away from the crowds; enjoy the view.  Discover the history by a motor boat to Isla de Pájaros and Canal de Piratas.  Also you will see 2 different cenotes inside the Lagoon! Enjoy your visit at the most beautiful lagoon. Seven shades of blue that you will never forget!  

Please note: Bring your swimsuit and camera, wear comfortable shoes and clothes, and sunscreen.


price $199
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4.5 HRS

Moderately
easy

sightseeing

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Costa Maya, Chacchoben Mayan Ruins
Join a journey to the ancient place of Mayan pilgrimage known today as Chacchoben, “The Place of Red Corn.” At the pier you will be greeted by a bilingual guide who will direct you to an air-conditioned transfer. On board the van your guide will brief you on the interesting history and unique culture of the tour ahead. The transfer ride to Chacchoben is about 1 hour. When you arrive, your guide will escort you through the ruins located deep in the Mayan Jungle, giving you complete explanations of the sacred temples and other structures seen there as well as great information about this ancient civilization. You will have time to climb the Gran Basamento taking you above tree level, where archaeologists found ceremonial offerings dating to around 1,000 B.C. Your guide will also explain about the wildlife and medicinal plants that are used by the modern-day descendants of the ancient Mayan people.

Please note:  Wear comfortable shoes and clothes, sunscreen, and a hat.


price $179
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2.45 HRS

Moderate

snorkeling

wildlife

boating

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Costa Maya, Glass-Bottom Boat & Snorkeling
Costa Maya is home to the 2nd largest coral reef system in the world and offers much to explore beneath the surface of the sea.  A short transfer from the pier you’ll find the colorful Mayan fishing village of Mahahual and a beautiful beach where you will begin your adventure.  Board your glass-bottom boat and head out over the iridescent waters of the Caribbean. Take in the panoramic view of colorful coral reef formations and tropical fish as you travel over a beautiful reef area. Once you admire the reef from above, jump in and follow your certified guide past colorful fish and coral formations on an inspiring snorkel tour.  The small group size ensures personal attention so you can relax and discover the wonders of the underwater world with your helpful guides nearby. Afterwards you may either return directly to the ship with your tour or choose to stay in downtown for shopping and return on your own at a later time and your own expense.

Please note: Wear your swimsuit, comfortable shoes and clothes. Bring sunscreen and a hat.

price $119
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4.15 HRS

Moderately
easy

dining

culture

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Costa Maya, Mayan Culture Experience
Experience Mayan reality on a cultural adventure that will both educate and delight you. Many visitors think of the Mayans as an ancient civilization that disappeared long ago, but the fact is that while many other indigenous groups have vanished or been absorbed into the general population, the Mayan culture, customs, language, and beliefs remain strong on the Yucatan Peninsula even today. On this tour you will witness the reality that faces these remarkable people as their ancient culture collides with and blends into the modern world. Begin your adventure in a small, contemporary Mayan community built up around the remains of an ancient Mayan settlement and stop at one of the fascinating ruins located right in the middle of town. Follow your guide into a traditional Mayan house where you’ll learn about the local food and see authentic Mayan cooking techniques before feasting on this delicious cuisine. If you have visited any Mayan ruin or are remotely interested in the first people that populated the Americas, then you will be surprised, fascinated, and left with a new-found respect for this long-lived culture and the legacy they leave in Costa Maya.

Please note: Wear comfortable shoes and clothes, sunscreen, and a hat.

price $165
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4.15 HRS

Moderately
easy

culture

sightseeing

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Costa Maya, Scenic Tour & Pineapple Experience with Tasting
This tour is a comfortable and easy way to get to know this little corner of the Caribbean. You will journey into the nooks of rural Mexico giving you a first-hand look at Costa Maya´s Fisherman Village, Mahahual. The adventure will begin at the end of the pier. Meet and greet your guide, and he will take you to your very comfortable transportation. Enjoy a 50-minute ride while contemplating the vast jungle of the Caribbean Coast. You will arrive to Chu’Huk, a truly organic pineapple plantation and learn how pineapple plantations have been the main support system of Pedro Santo´s villagers. Taste the sweetest organic pineapples and drink the best fresh pineapple juice. It´s time to see more of Costa Maya´s Town. The Fisherman village of Mahahual, is located at the north of Pedro Santos. Visit the lighthouse at the beginning of the Malecón (concrete boardwalk), where you will be amazed by the stunning and colorful view of the turquoise waters (be sure to bring along a camera). As your tour guide enlightens you about local history, Mayan traditions and native marine life; travel along local roads of Costa Maya´s downtown.

Please note: Wear comfortable shoes and clothes, sunscreen, and a hat.


price $119
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Cozumel, Mexico



7 HRS

Moderately
easy

culture

sightseeing

essentials
Cozumel, Archaeological Zone Tulum
Visit Tulúm, a pre-Colombian Mayan walled city which served as a major port for Coba, in the Mexican state of Quintana Roo. The ruins are situated on 12-meter (39 ft) tall cliffs along the east coast of the Yucatán Peninsula on the Caribbean Sea. Tulum was one of the last cities built and inhabited by the Mayans; it was at its height between the 13th and 15th centuries and managed to survive about 70 years after the Spanish began occupying Mexico. Head back on the ferry and over to Cozumel.

Please note: Wear your swimsuit, comfortable shoes and clothes. Bring sunscreen and a hat.


price $269
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2.5 HRS

Moderately
easy

wildlife

boating

sightseeing

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Cozumel, Atlantis Submarine
Tell your vacation story for years to come, after a tour with Atlantis Submarines. Join the meager 1% of the world’s population to travel more than 100 feet – over 30 meters – below the surface to discover the wonders of the deep. Take the plunge in Mexico’s only submarine designed for tourists to explore the tropical life of the Caribbean. Mysteries, like the sunken ship Felipe Xicotencatl, and the 400-foot vertical drop affectionately known as The Wall, come alive as you peer into the depths through one of 26 portholes. 

Please note: Guests with cardiac, pulmonary issues or back injuries must refrain from participating. Restaurant and bar available for an extra charge (payed at the spot directly by guests).


price $199
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6 HRS

Moderately
easy

sightseeing

essentials
Cozumel, Cozumel Highlights
This tour combines Mayan traditions, Mexican proud (Tequila) and ancient customs, art, and buildings.  Sights, scenery and shopping, are all included, so you won’t have to choose between the three.  The day will start off with a coach tour to the Discover Mexico theme park. Check out the miniature replicas of Mexico’s most iconic sights and buildings before heading on to Kun Che Park for a unique and exclusive Mayan Ritual, a bBall game performance. A must-see experience. A traditional Mayan Shaman will welcome you and invite you for spiritual purification in Mayan language. Then you will head to a Mayan house where traditional tortillas, “Chaya” green leaf tamal, and chocolate are waiting for you to try. Next up, you’ll hop over to the island’s east coast, where ribbons of untouched sand set the scene. You’ll make a stop at El Mirador, a ruggedly beautiful rock formation that juts out to sea. 

Please note: Wear comfortable shoes and clothes, sunscreen, and a hat. A cold towel will be handed out in the Kun Che Park, before the Mayan Ball Game Performance.



price $169
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6.5 house

Moderate

sightseeing

dining

snorkeling

outdoors

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Cozumel, Jeep & Chankanaab Adventure
If you want to find out why the Mayans considered Cozumel as sacred ground, then you have found exactly what you have been looking for. This unique tour will include visiting the historical “Faro Celarain,” the lighthouse that guided the pirates of the Caribbean to a nature reserved park, with breathtaking aerial views of the Island and Cozumel’s virgin coast. The turquoise-blue water will entice you to dive in, so that is why Chankanaab Park is the next stop on your adventure, where you can swim, snorkel and dive, finding hidden treasures nestled in the crystal-clear ocean and of course, experiencing the amazing Sea Lion show, a botanical garden that surrounds its natural blue lagoon, with live crocodiles and a traditional “Casita Maya” or Mayan house. Last but not least, you will enjoy the Mexican flavors and tequila tasting at “La Laguna” restaurant, while the light breeze lets you indulge in the moment. Take a 25-minute jeep drive to a lovely beach for a photo stop and  to plan your next visit to this magical piece of paradise

Please note: Wear comfortable shoes and clothes, sunscreen, and a hat. Bring your swimsuit and a towel.


price $179
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4 HRS

Moderate

outdoors

wildlife

essentials
Cozumel, Reef Restoration
It’s time to give back to the sea! Help to restore the coral reefs of Cozumel with a group of local marine biologists. Sand Dollar Sports has joined forces with “Global Coral Reef Alliance” (GCRA), "Cozumel Coral Reef Restoration Program” (CCRRP), “Minecraft Underwater World”, “Biorock” and Qualti AC to create Cozumel’s only Reef Restoration program and project. Experts will provide you with a brief introduction to coral reproduction and coral restoration concepts.  Afterward your guides will take you on a snorkel tour of coral gardens where you’ll see coral transplanting or coral gathering and identification. You may also participate in beach clean-up activities, depending on the area’s needs.

Please note: Guests should know how to swim and snorkel. Guests with cardiac, pulmonary issues or back injuries must refrain from participating. Restaurant and bar available for an extra charge (payed at spot directly by guests). Wear your swimsuit, comfortable shoes and clothes, and sunscreen.


price $149
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Miami, Florida



5 HRS

Moderately
easy

sightseeing

boating

wildlife

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Miami, Everglades Eco-Adventure & Miami City Tour
Board your motor coach and enjoy the exciting sights of Miami starting with a panoramic drive of downtown Miami, passing the Freedom Tower and continuing to the Miami Everglades. Experience the Florida Everglades, its alligators and other wild life, during this fun-filled eco-tour where you will enjoy a 30-minute airboat ride. Continue your panoramic tour of Miami passing by Coconut Grove, known for its many restaurants and cafés and its exclusive boutiques. Next is Coral Gables, a beautiful historic city well-known for its many historic landmarks and the first municipality in Miami-Dade to pass a historic preservation ordinance in 1973. City founder George Merrick carefully planned and designed his dream village in Mediterranean style with elegant plazas, fountains, entrances, and public buildings. Continue your tour to South Beach to admire the Art Deco District before returning to the ship.

Please note: Wear sunscreen. The tour is not available to wheelchair guests.

price $199
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5 HRS

Moderately
easy

sightseeing

essentials
Miami, Highlights & Villa Vizcaya with Transfer to Airport
Board your motor coach and see the exciting sights of Miami starting with a panoramic drive of downtown Miami, passing the Freedom Tower and continuing to Coral Gables, a beautiful historic city well-known for its many historic landmarks and the first municipality in Miami-Dade to pass a historic preservation ordinance in 1973. City founder George Merrick carefully planned and designed his dream village in Mediterranean style with elegant plazas, fountains, entrances and public buildings. Next is Coconut Grove known for its many restaurants and cafés and its exclusive boutiques. Continue your tour to Villa Vizcaya where you will visit the Museum and Gardens. Villa Vizcaya is one of the most beautiful and famous properties in Miami, built as an Italian Renaissance-style Villa, it is a grandiose and spectacular villa built in 1916 as a private winter estate by industrialist James Deering. After this visit, continue your tour for a panoramic drive of Miami Beach and the Art Deco District and transfer to the Miami International Airport.

Please note: Wear sunscreen.


price $209
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5 HRS

Moderately
easy

sightseeing

essentials
Miami, Highlights & Villa Vizcaya with Transfer to Windstar Hotel
Board your motor coach and see the exciting sights of Miami starting with a panoramic drive of downtown Miami, passing the Freedom Tower and continuing to Coral Gables, a beautiful historic city well-known for its many historic landmarks and the first municipality in Miami-Dade to pass a historic preservation ordinance in 1973. City founder George Merrick carefully planned and designed his dream village in Mediterranean style with elegant plazas, fountains, entrances and public buildings. Next is Coconut Grove known for its many restaurants and cafés and its exclusive boutiques. Continue your tour to Villa Vizcaya where you will visit the Museum and Gardens. Villa Vizcaya is one of the most beautiful and famous properties in Miami, built as an Italian Renaissance-style Villa, it is a grandiose and spectacular villa built in 1916 as a private winter estate by industrialist James Deering. After this visit, continue your tour for a panoramic drive of Miami Beach and the Art Deco District and transfer to your Windstar Hotel.

Please note: Wear sunscreen.

price $209
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5 HRS

Moderate

sightseeing

boating

essentials
Miami, Miami by Land & Sea
Board your motor coach and enjoy the exciting sights of Miami starting with a panoramic drive of downtown Miami, passing the Freedom Tower and the high rise buildings, continuing to Miami Beach Art Deco District and back to Miami to the Little Havana neighborhood. Learn about the Cuban heritage of the city and drive past Coral Gables and Coconut Grove, famous for its many restaurants and cafes and its exclusive boutiques. Arrive to Bayside and walk along the Marketplace. There you will board your boat for the Millionaires Row cruise, where the homes of the rich and famous are. Enjoy the spectacular coastal sites including the beautiful downtown Miami Skyline, the Port of Miami, Fisher Island and Miami Beach.  After disembarking from your boat, walk to your motor coach for transfer back to the ship.

Please note: Wear sunscreen.


price $199
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2 HRS

Moderate

sightseeing

essentials
Miami, Miami Helicopter Tour
See Miami’s breathtaking beaches, skyline and the many sights of the city on this private 30-minute helicopter flight.  Soar over this ‘Magic City’ with an exclusive sightseeing tour of Miami’s downtown skyline and beyond, including Coconut Grove, Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, plus Biscayne Bay and Miami’s waterfront. A variety of departure times are available throughout the day to fit into almost any schedule.

Please note: Wear sunscreen.


price $549
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3.5 HRS

Easy

sightseeing

essentials
Miami, Panoramic City Tour
Board your motor coach and enjoy the exciting sights of Miami starting with a panoramic drive of downtown Miami, passing the Freedom Tower and continuing to Coconut Grove known for its many restaurants and cafés and its exclusive boutiques. Next is Coral Gables, a beautiful historic city well-known for its many historic landmarks and the first municipality in Miami-Dade to pass a historic preservation ordinance in 1973. City founder George Merrick carefully planned and designed his dream village in Mediterranean style with elegant plazas, fountains, entrances and public buildings. Continue your tour to South Beach and enjoy a panoramic tour of the Art Deco District before returning to the ship.

Please note: Wear sunscreen.


price $159
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