If there’s one thing the Caribbean was made for, it’s cruising. Here you can explore numerous islands in just one holiday, and you might be surprised at just how unique each encounter is. With British, French, Dutch and Spanish settlers coming and going throughout history, you will find a kaleidoscope of architectural styles, cultures and cuisines.
Cruise the Spanish Main of pirate legend. Discover rainforests, tropical wildlife, colonial cities, blue skies, sandy beaches and salsa. Some cruises call into ports on the Caribbean mainland, whilst one sails down to Brazil for an exploration of the Amazon.
Our unique shore walks and excursions include:
Barbados: We walk through the lush tropical world of Welchman’s Hall Gully and Andromeda Gardens, and enjoy a famous flying fish sandwich lunch at Sunbury Plantation.
Tortola: We visit the Botanical Gardens and then, with a guide, walk in the Sage Mountain area, a forest walk on the edge of a former plantation.
St Lucia: A local guide accompanies us along the Millet Trail, a pleasant circular path where if lucky we may see parrots, orioles and finches… and possibly boa constrictors. We end the day with a swim in Marigot Bay.
Antigua: We hike with a local guide through rain forest to Signal Hill for a 360º view over the island, and then enjoy a barbeque at the art gallery home of one of our guides.
Fort-de-France, Martinique: The largest city in the French West Indies is surrounded by steep green hills. We walk in the foothills of the mountains where verdant floral displays are abundant.
Grenada: A short trip by water taxi takes us across to Grand Anse beach, two miles of palm-fringed white sand beach. Here we walk and swim.
Manaus: In the heart of the Amazon we travel by water and on foot and have fun learning jungle survival skills.
If you are looking for our Colombian Experience Holiday, it has moved to our sister brand Chapters Experience Holidays and can be found here. Chapters Experience Holidays is born of the success of our walking holidays and now encompass activities that even more closely complement the destinations we offer.