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shore excursions

The Best On Land Brought To You By The Best At Sea

Choose from over 2,000 one-of-a-kind tours and activities

Get to the heart of local cultures with Windstar shore excursions.
You don’t want to just dip a toe in local culture, you want to dive into the deep end, and that’s exactly what Windstar shore excursions are designed to do. All of our excursions are created to provide authentic local experience – the kind travelers like you are looking for. And with more than 2,000 excursions to choose from, you can experience your destination in whatever way is most meaningful to you. Whether you’re an outdoor enthusiast, a foodie, a history buff or someone who loves to get to know the faces behind the many places we travel.

We make sure the hot springs are hot and the pinot grigio is chilled.
How do we find these authentic experiences, you ask? Our Product Development Team travels to each destination and personally vet each shore excursion to makes sure it makes the grade. (So yes, the Open Course Canopy Challenge in Falmouth Harbour, Antigua? They went on that.) And because we travel in small groups, we can adjust tours in real time based on guest feedback, whether that means finding a different place for lunch, or spending more time at a particularly fascinating historical site. We take the time and make the trip because we want your travels to be unforgettable.

Immersion in regional culture

Immersion in regional culture
Local guides share insight into their everyday world, as well as insider highlights that you don’t want to miss. As part of a smaller group, you’re able to bypass long lines, visit places off the beaten path, and get all of your questions personally answered.

Private tours available

Private tours available
Explore at your leisure with a private vehicle, driver, and English-speaking guide. These exclusive tours allow you to customize your time ashore and explore the sites most interesting to you in the comfort and privacy of your own car or van. With your private vehicle, and the personalized attention of your driver and guide, you will have the flexibility and independence to design your own unique tour. This is a great option for families and groups traveling together.

Quality and convenience

Quality and convenience
Every Windstar excursion meets our high standards of enjoyment, safety, and professionalism. Tour departure times coincide with your ship’s schedule and depart right from the pier. All of our tour operators are fully insured, licensed, and bonded. Our guests consistently rate their shore excursion experiences as excellent.

Choose your shore excursion tier

Three categories of shore excursions tailored for the experience you’re looking for.

Essentials Collection

Essential excursions are for first-time visitors who want to see the must-see sights or get a panoramic overview of the area.

Concierge Collection

Concierge tours are hands-on experiences revolving around cultural and culinary themes. They’re limited to small groups, typically from 6 to 16.

Beyond Ordinary Collection

Beyond Ordinary offerings are just that – unique, exclusive, once-in-a-lifetime opportunities from discerning travelers.


Choose your activity preference

Each shore excursion description helps you easily identify your particular interests and pick the tours that are best suited for you.

Choose your activity level

From light activity to strenuous participation, there’s the right exertion level for every guest.


Very light walking over relatively even surfaces. Possibly a few stairs.

Easy to Moderate

Light walking over short distances; may include some steps or uneven surfaces.


Requires intermittent effort throughout; walking medium distances over uneven surfaces and/or involving steps.

Moderate to Strenuous

Majority of this tour will require active participation, walking long distances over uneven or steep terrain. Possibly includes multiple flights of stairs or extended stairs.


Very active participation. Paddling or other non-walking activity may be required and guests must be able to participate without discomfort or breathing difficulty.