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Old 11-02-2011, 10:59 AM
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Hi,
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

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

Barbados:
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..

Thanks.
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Old 11-02-2011, 02:21 PM
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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.
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Old 11-03-2011, 08:37 AM
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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???
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Old 11-04-2011, 05:51 PM
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jayasheesh.....By all means do the "Accessible Dominica and Rainforest" It is an awesome adventure very enjoyable and enlightening! In Tortola...do 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!!

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Old 11-05-2011, 06:25 AM
 
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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?

Thanks,

Brad
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Old 11-05-2011, 06:47 AM
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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.
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Old 11-05-2011, 07:23 AM
 
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Thanks Dave. I am trying to decide between doing that and taking the Golden Eagle Island Sailaway excursion.

It is a tough choice.

Brad
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Old 11-08-2011, 06:45 AM
 
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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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