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The best Land Excursions in the Caribbean

Deciding what the best land excursion to take while on a Caribbean cruise is more of a personal decision, based on what you enjoy and are interested in. While some people may find the thrill of parasailing or zip lining through the jungle to be the best trip to take, others may enjoy spending the day at one of the spectacular beaches and just relaxing.

This is the best part of a Caribbean cruise, the options and the many choices for varies interests and levels of fitness. If you are planning a cruise in the Caribbean and looking for the best land excursions to take, think about activities you enjoy and how to incorporate them into your vacation. Listed below are just a few of what you can expect to choose from.

*For the adventure seeking and the physically fit:

Varies Islands:

Horseback riding on the beach and later enjoying a romantic picnic. There are many tours that offer this type of excursion on several different islands.


Take a ride through the rain forest and than go cave tubing in the river and enjoy the sights and sounds.

Costa Rica:

Take a bike tour through the rainforest and end your tour at one of the black sand beaches.

Take a canopy tour through the jungle and enjoy the views, nature and the heights.

Grand Cayman:

Take a parasailing tour and soar over 400 feet about the breathtaking 7 mile beach.

Scuba dive in the waters famous for their underwater treasures and marine life.

*For the party seeker:

Various islands:

Join in one of the many party boat excursions that are offered on nearly every cruise. These will normally offer rum punch, lunch and time to relax and enjoy the waters snorkeling and swimming.

*For the Beach lover:

St. Thomas:
Take a ferry ride over to beautiful St. John and spend the day at the beach and snorkeling at Trunk Bay, one of the most breathtaking beaches in the Caribbean.

Megan’s Bay is another popular beach, located a short distance from the pier, in St. Thomas. Spend the day enjoying the calm Caribbean sea and the soft white sand beaches.

Must see trip:

Offered in several islands, one of the most favored shore excursions are the ones that allow you to swim with the dolphins. This is the perfect trip for every age and activity level.

These are just a few of the trips that most cruise lines offer and can be booked onboard the ship or in advance. The prices range vary based on the time and activity and can range from $25.00 per person to $150.00 per person, on average.

Regardless of what you are looking for, whether you are a golfer looking for a top rated course, or a shopper, looking for duty free deals or just enjoy a relaxed ride through the town, a Caribbean cruise has something perfect for you.