Location: A Southern Gentleman (Southern California)
GETTING SOAKED ON SHORE EXCURSIONS.
If you want to trade information on Independent Shore Excursions, Post here to start your thread.
I can share information with other Cruise Mates on independent Venders/Tour Companies/Rental Agencies that are far less costly then the ship tours offered by the Cruise Lines.
Information on Taxi's, Bus systems, ATV & Jet Ski rentals, Hourse Back riding, all shore excursions of every type, boat rentals, Diving, snorkeling, Landmarks of Interest, Tours, Shopping, Bars, Restaurants, etc.
I started researching information on the following Islands and found deals that will save up to 40% off Cruise Lines Listed pricing on some of the land excursions/tours offered.
Not only that, I found activities of special interest that the Cruise Lines don't offer.
1) Cayman Islands (George Town).
2) Jamaica (Ocho Rios).
3) Mexico (Ocho Rios).
4) Netherland Antilles (St. Maarten).
5) U.S. Virgin Islands St. Thomas & St. John).
6) St. Kitts
7) San Juan (Puerto Rico).
Just saw your post about independent shore excursions available. We are located on St Croix and offer ATV Tours, and bike rentals. we also have a Land & Sea package deal available with a jet ski rental company thats a great deal!! check out our website and pass the word around. we can save people a lot of manoey from booking things on the ship!!
Ocho Rios and Grand Cayman....What's good? Need the 411.
That sounds like you have lots of good info.
I was looking into the Dunns River/ATV adventures out of Ocho Rios and I've heard people say not to go off like that because of the "boldness" of natives in the area and that they can come on pretty strong. I'm just looking to be safe with DH and DS, you know? Maybe there's something better to do there that entails a little adventure???
Also for the one day at Grand Cayman....anything besides the stingrays? I hear that's the thing to do but I know that DH and DS (16 yrs) want to do something more exciting. They parasailed in the Bahamas a few years ago and enjoyed that. I was looking at the stingray/jet ski combos.
we are going with a group of 10 on NCL in October. First stop is Samana, DR, what would you suggest? Is there a less expensive alternative to getting to Cayo Levantado than the $50pp the ship is offering (that doesn't include anything once you get there).