We will be on the EOS in April doing the Eastern Caribbean. Any suggestions for shore excursions? We have 2 children 8 & 13 and like to snorkel, beach lounge and sail. We usually like to book our own shore excursions. Our stops are San Juan, Nassau, st. Thomas, St. Maarten. Any help will be appreciated.
I did the dolphin swim with my children (9 & 11) in Nassau and we all loved it. I booked it through www.shoretrips.com. It was expensive but worth every penny. The kids are still talking about it and watching the video a year later.
St.Maarten - Golden Eagle Catamaran sail - kids will love it! great time, good sail to a nice beach w/ some snorkeling, nice town to walk around & shop. If you want to race a sailboat then book the America's Cup Regatta - i know you have to book Golden Eagle thru the cruise line, not sure about the regatta - very popular - sells out fast. If you want to just hit the beach then go to Dawn Beach - Orient Bay is the one you will hear lots about but it is clothing optional.
St. Thomas - great beaches on St. Thomas and over on St. John Island- snorkeling is better on St. John (imo)
San Juan - wander around Old San Juan, take a tour up into the rain forest, hit the beaches, wander around the old forts ( El Morro)
St Thomas - Hop over to St John. Many beaches right next to each other on the North Shore. Maho, Cinnamon, Hawksnest, Trunk, etc.
St Martin - watching the huge airplanes land over Maho Beach! www.sunsetbeachbar.com has pictures and the area has also been featured on Ripley's Believe it or Not! (Clothing required beach - not clothing optional)