Finding the BEST shore trips can be a challenge, especially when you are booking independent cruise excursions without the help of your cruise line. However, booking your shore excursions independently can save you quite a bit of cash. Here are some of my favorite shore trip operators in the Caribbean.
The BEST Shore Trips for Your Next Caribbean Cruise
Jamaica Shore Excursion
Chukka Adventures- at Good Hope Estate
Whether you are looking for a shore trip that is relaxing or one that involves thrills Chukka Adventures has got you covered. Located in 5 different incredible destinations (Jamaica, Belize, Grand Turk, St Lucia, and Antigua) Chukka Adventures is sure to have a destination tour perfect for your Caribbean itinerary.
We booked their Good Hope Estate Ultimate Thrillseekers Pass on our last trip to Falmouth, Jamaica for our large multi-generational party. I was worried about finding a shore trip that would appeal to our large range in age groups (3-76 years old), but Good Hope Estate was a perfect fit. This once sugar plantation dates back to the 1700s and is a gorgeous property. They have several different packages depending on how active you want to be. Both packages include lunch but you have to pay the higher price to have your alcohol included 😉
Those who are adrenaline junkies will enjoy ziplining, driving all-terrain vehicles, and tubing down the river. While those who are a bit slower paced can tour the estate, enjoy rum tastings, hang out with the gorgeous birds in the aviary and take a dip in the pool. Everyone will enjoy the delicious local Jamaican jerk chicken served at lunch. But, beware those Jamaican’s like it spicy! Another thing I loved about CHUKKA is that they provide transportation to and from the cruise ship making it incredibly easy to book independently.
Another thing I loved about CHUKKA is how amazing their staff was with all of the kids, actually with all of us. They went out of their way to ensure every one had an amazing day.
Check out our experience below:
Shore Excursions Cozumel
We are torn between two of our favorite shore excursions in Cozumel. We love Mr. Sanchos, an all-inclusive beach club where you can sit back and relax by the beach, but we also love hanging out with the locals by taking a Food Tour with Cozumel Chef. Either way you can’t go wrong with these two amazing shore excursions in Cozumel.
Mr. Sanchos is a private beach club with the largest strip of beachfront in Cozumel. Here you can enjoy delicious food & drinks (all you can eat) while you swim in the pool, lounge by the beach or play at the aquatic park.
Mr. Sanchos makes an awesome shore excursion in Cozumel for large groups because everyone can start at the beach and then add-on additional tours like parasailing and horseback riding right there. Our big party had a blast! And, I can guarantee we will be back. Oh, and if you go ask for Elvis, he is the BEST waiter ever!!!
Take a peek at our experience:
Cozumel Chef Food Tour
If you are looking to experience more of the local flavor in Cozumel I highly recommend a Food Tour with Cozumel Chef. You will be whisked away in an air conditioned van to various delicious eateries, you will also be taken to a local market and learn all about the history of Cozumel. This tour is great with kids too. Read more about our experience with Cozumel Chef in this post here.
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*We were guests of CHUKKA Adventures, Mr. Sanchos Beach Club and Cozumel Chef. However, all thoughts and opinions expressed above are, as always, 100% my own.
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