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Southern Caribbean Shore Excursions

By Viator, September 2014

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Far-flung exotic islands like Aruba, Barbados and Curacao with a potpourri mix of Spanish, Dutch, French and British influences are your heady ports of call in the Southern Caribbean. Also check out our selection of Shore Excursions in Eastern & Western Caribbean.

ARUBA
Ships sailing to the Southern Caribbean cruise port of Aruba dock on the island’s southwest coast in the capital, Oranjestad. You’ll hear English, Spanish and Dutch spoken in Aruba, and although the official currency is the Aruban florin you’ll find that US dollars are widely accepted. A half-day shore excursion tour will show you Aruba’s highlights, or you could learn to dive, snorkel or sail on an excursion to the island’s famous white-sand beaches.

BARBADOS

The island of Barbados is a little slice of England in the Southern Caribbean. English is spoken and the Barbadian dollar is the currency. You can use US dollar bills but not coins, so expect to pick up some local Barbadian currency in your change. Ships dock in the capital, Bridgetown, with department stores, historic buildings and the famous Mount Gay rum distillery. See the best of the island on a tour, or take in some wildlife and underwater coral viewing on an interior or coast excursion.

CURACAO

Attractive pastel-painted gabled houses with red roofs welcome cruise ships to Curacao’s capital, Willemstad. English, Spanish and Dutch are spoken, and although the local currency is the Antillean guilder, US dollars are accepted. Cruise ships dock on the western side of the channel at Otrobanda, just a short walk over the bridge to the shops and restaurants in Punda. See all the highlights on a city tour, watch dolphins perform at the aquarium or visit the national park by jeep safari.

TRINIDAD & TOBAGO
Port of Spain on Trinidad is your port of call for Trinidad & Tobago, on the island’s northwest coast. English is spoken with a Creole dialect, and US dollars are as widely accepted as the local currency, the Trinidad & Tobago dollar. Explore downtown easily from the cruise terminal, take an island explorer tour of historic forts and rainforest scenery, visit beaches or snorkel the coral gardens of Buccoo Reef.

BONAIRE
Southern Caribbean cruises visiting Bonaire dock in the capital, Kralendijk, the island’s hub for shopping, dining and water-based activities. Bonaire is a Caribbean Netherlands port, where English, Spanish and Dutch are spoken and US dollars are accepted along with the local currency, the Antillean guilder. Pink flamingos are the local highlight on island tours, along with mangrove forest strolls and snorkeling offshore.

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Barbados Shore Excursion: Barbados in a Day Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 16 Reviews

Get the best of Barbados while you’re in port! You’ll see the island’s top sights on this Barbados day tour shore excursion. You’ll visit the Barbados Wildlife ...  Read more

Location: Bridgetown, Barbados
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)

From USD $137.99

St Lucia Shore Excursion: Catamaran Day Sail

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 7 Reviews

Spend your time in port in St Lucia on a sleek catamaran, sailing along the tropical west coast of the island. You can also visit a 19th century coco ...  Read more

Location: Castries, Saint Lucia
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $123.99

Grenada Shore Excursion: Self-Drive Boat and Snorkel Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 5 Reviews

When your cruise ship arrives in Grenada, spend some time on the water on this self-drive boat tour from St George's! On this 2.5-hour guided tour, be the ...  Read more

Location: Grenada
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $68.99

St Lucia Shore Excursion: A Tour of St Lucia

4.5 star rating: Recommended 15 Reviews

Get a fascinating look at the island of St Lucia on this shore excursion. Your time in port will start with a drive to the town of Soufriere to see the famous ...  Read more

Location: Castries, Saint Lucia
Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $88.99

Curacao Shore Excursion: Island Sightseeing Tour

Explore the island of Curacao while in port on this Caribbean shore excursion! Discover the beauty of Curacao as you ride through the island, where you’ll see ...  Read more

Location: Curacao
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $63.99

St Lucia Shore Excursion: Soufriere Island Delight

4.5 star rating: Recommended 5 Reviews

While in port in St Lucia, enjoy a shore excursion to the town of Soufriere, passing banana plantations, tropical flora and fishing villages along the way. The ...  Read more

Location: Castries, Saint Lucia
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $76.99

St Lucia Shore Excursion: Rainforest Aerial Tram and Zipline Canopy Tour

2.5 star rating: It was OK, but could have been better 2 Reviews

If you’re looking for a Caribbean adventure while you’re in port in St Lucia, look no further than a rainforest aerial tram and zipline canopy tour. An ...  Read more

Location: Castries, Saint Lucia
Duration: 4 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $97.99

Curacao Shore Excursion: Ostrich Farm and Hato Caves Adventure

4.5 star rating: Recommended 2 Reviews

While you’re in port in Curacao, enjoy an educational and interactive experience on a shore excursion! On this family-friendly adventure, get to know the ...  Read more

Location: Curacao
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $63.99

Barbados Shore Excursion: Coastal Sightseeing Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 10 Reviews

The beautiful beaches and coastal towns of Barbados await you on this coastal sightseeing shore excursion. While you’re in port in Barbados, you don’t want to ...  Read more

Location: Bridgetown, Barbados
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $67.99

St Lucia Shore Excursion: Aerial Tram and Rainforest Tour

4.5 star rating: Recommended 5 Reviews

When you get off your cruise ship in St Lucia, head out on an aerial tram and rainforest shore excursion. You’ll get a bird’s-eye view of the St Lucia ...  Read more

Location: Castries, Saint Lucia
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $82.99

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