CruiseCompete is partnered with Shore Excursions Group– the largest shore excursions company in the world, which features more than 2,000 excursions in cruise ports all over the world. The excursions provide an excellent alternative to cruise line excursions- they have fewer people, better prices, an unbeatable series of guarantees.
CruiseCompete offers a guaranteed return-to-ship, money-back satisfaction guarantee, guaranteed tour departures and exceptional customer service.— When booking an excursion through us, be assured that we are dedicated to providing the best excursions at the best prices.
Standard Price:—$ 315, Our Price:—$260
Antigua Exclusive History and Culture Tour
Enjoy this exclusive small group tour to Antigua’s beautiful and historic South Coast. With a maximum of only 12 people, you will enjoy more personalized visits to sites such as Nelson’s Dockyard, Dow Hill Interpretation Center, and Shirley’s Heights.
English Harbor, Antigua’s historic district, is focused on the 15sq. miles of Nelson’s Dockyard National Park. Developed as a base for the British Navy in the great age of sail, the harbor served as the headquarters of the fleet of the Leeward Islands during the late 18th century.
Although the dockyard was greatly expanded at that time by Horatio Nelson, it was gradually abandoned in the nineteenth century and was closed in 1889. Today Nelson’s Dockyard has been completely restored, and it is now the only Georgian dockyard in the world.
Further above the harbor, at Shirley’s Heights, are the partially-restored fortifications of the harbor’s colonial observation post; the view from Shirley Heights extends out over the harbor and far across the Caribbean to neighboring islands.
Dow’s Hill Interpretation Center, is a place visitors can watch an impressive multimedia presentation of Antigua’s history, from its initial settlement to independence. Observation decks at Dow’s Hill provide another fine view of the harbor. As do the ruined fortifications of Fort Berkeley, located on the far side of the bay.
Enjoy a lovely day with us, as we travel the beautiful Southern Coast of the Island – through the lush and natural rain forest. Smell the fresh fruits as we stop at the Pineapple Farm. Feel relaxed and comfortable in our air-conditioned bus.
Dress: Smart Casual
Duration:—3 hours 30 minutes
Barbados Harrisons Cave Tour
For those interested in a shorter excursion focusing on the island’s premier attraction, the Harrison Cave Tour is the right choice. Setting out from the pier area, you will travel to the middle of the island and the magnificent Harrison’s Caves. The drive takes approximately 30 minutes.
At the cave, you will board electrically operated trams that will take you through the extensive system of caves while cave guides will give you historical information on the caves which have been referenced as early as the eighteenth century. The caves are a unique phenomenon of nature. They are an amazing gallery of stalactites hanging from the roof of the cave, and stalagmites reaching up from the ground, with emerald pools and pillars where the stalactites and stalagmites have joined over thousands of years. The dramatic lighting will enhance your visit. Depending on crowds, your time in the cave is approximately 35 – 45 minutes. There is also a 20 minute video on the formation of the island and the caves you can watch either before or after the tour (depending on the wait to get in the cave)
After your cave tour, you will rejoin your transportation for the 30 minute drive back to the pier.
Dress: Comfortable clothing and sensible walking shoes with traction are suggested. The caves can have a draft and some guests may appreciate a light sweater.
Restrictions: Children under 16 must travel with an adult.
Exclusive Views of St. Lucia
After boarding your air-conditioned bus, usually in groups of no more than 20 guests, you will drive through Castries where various points of interest will be pointed out by your tour guide. Then follow the winding road up the Morne for a panoramic view of the city, the harbor and even as far as the island of Martinique on a clear day. You will continue up to the Morne complex to view the Inniskilling Monument which was erected in honor of the 27th Inniskilling Regiment who captured the Morne from the French for the British in 1796. This area is also home to one of the island’s highest Educational institutions, the OECS Secretariat and also the main television station on island.
A short drive away is Caribelle Batik where a short stop is made to see the artist creating her work of art by using hot wax and dye. You will also have a short opportunity for shopping for Batik items.
Your journey continues along the secondary roads through the hills on the outskirt of the city, taking you through small communities and with scenic views highlighting the Atlantic and Caribbean coasts.
Stopping at a view point within the community of La Guerre, you will get a spectacular view overlooking the Marquis Estate — which was once the largest banana plantation on the island. Your drive continues through other communities on your way to Monchy, where you will have wonderful views of Rodney Bay and Pigeon Island. You will then descend the hill to the private home of the Sony’s — Stony Hill.
This property offers a well manicured lawn edged by a tropical garden and a breathtaking view of the Rodney Bay area. Tasty local snacks await you along with cool refreshing local fruit juices while you relax under the mango tree close to the pool deck or simply stroll through the gardens. Restrooms are available before your short journey back to the ship.
Dress: We recommend wearing comfortable clothing and sensible walking shoes. A sun hat, sun glasses and sunscreen are also suggested.
Restrictions: Guests must be able to walk on paved, gravel and packed dirt surfaces, several with inclines. There are steps at most stops and tour is not wheelchair accessible.
St. Maarten Half Day Cat Sail and Snorkel
Sailing from the Great Bay of Philipsburg, you will see history, beautiful scenery and incredible villas and yachts as you sail along the coast past the ruins of Fort Amsterdam, Little and Cay Bay and Pelican Key.
The Catamaran holds up to 80 guests in comfort and is more than 50 feet in length. There is a spacious sun deck as well as a shaded area. Snorkel gear is available for those wishing to explore the undersea world and there is a fresh water shower for after as well as restrooms on board. Juice, soda and water as well as snacks will be available throughout the day. After the last snorkel stop, rum punch and beer will be added to the ÔÇ£open barÔÇØ
All too soon, it will be time to turn for home. On the return trip to Philipsburg, the friendly crew will pamper and entertain you with St. Maarten legends and some island music.
Dress: We recommend wearing a bathing suit under comfortable clothing and sensible walking shoes. Shoes must be removed while on the boat. A beach towel, sun glasses and sun screen are also suggested.
Restrictions: Guests must be able to pull themselves from the water using the ship’s ladder.
Duration:—4 hours 15 minutes