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jayasesh 11-02-2011 10:59 AM

Excursions worth taking
I am trying to decide on what kind of excursions I can take.

These are kind of 'must do'..
1. Snorkelling one day.
2. Jeep safari one day.

The ports are Tortola-British Virgin Islands, Philipsburg - St. Maarten, Basseterre - St. Kitts , Roseau - Dominica , Bridgetown - Barbados .

Few options I am considering are:
St. Maarten
1. Butterfly farm
2. Sea Trek
3. Aqua Boat/jeep adventure

1.Champane Snorkel
2. Accessible Dominica and Rainforest Drive
3. River Tubing

1. 4 x 4 Safari & Shipwreck Snorkel
2. 4 x 4 Adventure & Green Monkey Encounter - BB83

Tortola/St.Kitts, didnít find anything exciting..

I donít want to be doing excursions all 5 days. Can I get off the ship and relax in the beach there? Or do I have to travel to go to a good beach?

Please advise which of the excursions are good. Please also let me know if I missed anything that is worth seeing/doing..


Dave 11-02-2011 02:21 PM

You can always just do your own thing. Just grab a cab to a beach on Tortola and St. Kitts. There are always cabs waiting to take people back to the pier.

About the Butterfly Tour on St. Maarten....don't do it. Trust me.

jayasesh 11-03-2011 08:37 AM

Than ks for your response Dave.
Sounds like a good idea to catch a cab and do the beach. Are those areas safe that I can get a cab?
And thanks abt the warning for butterfly tour.. Is it that bad???

billybuzzy 11-04-2011 05:51 PM

jayasheesh.....By all means do the "Accessible Dominica and Rainforest" It is an awesome adventure very enjoyable and enlightening! In a beach day at Cane Garden Bay and Stop to See what's happening at Boomba's Shack! Before heading back to the ship....pick up some Rum at Pusser's!!

Bon Voyage,


Wheels87 11-05-2011 06:25 AM

Hey Dave,

My family and I will be heading out in about two weeks and I was wondering about taking a taxi to a beach on St. Maarten...I have been there three times before, but always booked a snorkeling excursion through RC.

If we wanted to go to something like Mullet Bay Beach, would it be easy to take a taxi there? Or, does anyone recommend a different beach?



Dave 11-05-2011 06:47 AM

It is easy to get a taxi to anywhere. There prices aren't especially cheap though. Looking at the fare chart, going from Philipsburgh to Mullet Bay is $25 one-way.

Wheels87 11-05-2011 07:23 AM

Thanks Dave. I am trying to decide between doing that and taking the Golden Eagle Island Sailaway excursion.

It is a tough choice.


rbum 11-08-2011 06:45 AM

Jayasesh, Sounds like an awesome cruise. Although it was not in St Maarten, I did the Seatrek and it was great. I like any excursion where there is a boat ride and snorkling.

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