My husband and I will be going on the Mariner of the Sea in November and would love to have advice on the best shore excursions for the following ports:
Nassau (we are thinking about Rainbow Reef snorkeling)
San Juan ( thinking about the rainforest tour)
St. Maarten (thinking about the 4 X 4 Safari tour)
sounds pretty good to me. On a personal note - i wasn't overly impressed with the snorkeling on Nassau, St. Maarten might be a better choice for a snorkel excursion.(shipwrecks, more reefs) Options for Nassau - spend the day at the beach over on Paradise Island- Atlantis is an amazing place ! - if you go to Atlantis take a tour of the Aquarium and the Dig - really interesting. San Juan is a great place, rainforest tour is a good idea - if you have some extra time after your trip take a casual stroll around Old San Juan, or out to fort El Morro - both very interesting places.
We really want to take the 4 X 4 Safari excursion in St. Maarten and it is 6 1/2 hours long so that will be our whole day, so Nassau will be our only chance to snorkel. Where is the best place to snorkel in Nassau or which tour would be best to take? Also, do you bring your own equipment or do they rent the snorkel, mask , etc. to you? This will be our first time to snorkel.