Go Back   CruiseMates Cruise Community and Forums > Practical Advice > Shore Excursions
Register Forgot Password?

Shore Excursions Snorkeling, SCUBA, sightseeing - discuss ports and activities

LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old February 25th, 2001, 08:43 PM
Deb Deb is offline
Senior Member
Cruise Maniac
Join Date: Aug 2000
Posts: 214
Default 1st time cruiser, opps, there's more ??'s

I forgot to ask about snorkeling. I would really like to try this but I am not a good swimmer. Is it possible for me to go snorkeling? Where is a good place to go snorkeling for newbies on the NCL Majesty cruise itinerary I mentioned in previous post? Thanks!
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
  #2 (permalink)  
Old February 26th, 2001, 01:05 PM
Dawn Stefano
Posts: n/a
Default Re: 1st time cruiser, opps, there's more ??'s

There are good snorkeling opportunities on all of the islands you'll be visiting. You don't necessarily have to be a good swimmer to snorkel, but if you're not, I'd recommend using the vests that most cruise ships and excursion boats will have on hand. They are lightweight and you only need to inflate them slightly to provide you with enough buoyancy to make frequent rest stops while you snorkel.

Your ship may have introductory snorkel lessons in the pool on days at sea, so check that out if you want to get comfortable with the equipment before you hit open water.

A great place to snorkel for first-timers is Trunk Bay on St. John, which is easily accessible from St. Thomas. It's easy snorkeling from shore (as opposed to jumping in the water from a boat) and has an underwater marked trail identifying the corals.

I don't know much about Aruba, but Curacao has an area that is designated an underwater marine park with well-preserved coral and lots of fish. On Tortola, you may have the option of signing up for a snorkeling excursion to The Baths on Virgin Gorda. This is also a worthwhile trip. Though the day I was there, the water was pretty rough which could present a challenge to a novice. But there are also pretty beaches to explore here if you tire of snorkeling.

Definitely try snorkeling ... it's easy and lots of fun!
Reply With Quote


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Experienced Cruiser, 1st Time Disney Cruiser Dancyalien Disney 11 March 6th, 2008 09:20 PM
1st Time Cruiser Brenda25 Carnival Cruise Lines 5 June 25th, 2007 12:13 AM
1st time cruiser ToNya_T Carnival Cruise Lines 10 May 27th, 2007 01:21 AM
1st time cruiser ? Judee Chit - Chat for Cruisers 3 July 30th, 2002 06:56 AM
1st TIME CRUISER.....NEED HELP!!!!!!! Tom Ask CruiseMates Staff 4 August 23rd, 2001 06:34 PM

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:50 PM.
design by: Themes by Design

Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.1