Southern Caribbean Shore Excursions
By Viator, January 2011
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.
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.
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.
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.
Tours & Tickets
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
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)
Experience the natural wonders of Barbados while you’re in port with a natural wonders and Harrison’s Cave shore excursion. Discover breathtaking landscapes ... Read more
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)
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
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)
Experience an underwater adventure on an Atlantis submarine! While you’re in port in Barbados, spend your time on an Atlantis submarine shore excursion to see ... Read more
Duration: 2 hours (approx.)