Top things to see whilst cruising the Caribbean

Your guide to what to do in the Caribbean

When you think of what to do in the Caribbean, you picture pristine beaches, colourful drink umbrellas floating in refreshing piña coladas, and long lazy sun-drenched days. But there is more to Caribbean things to see than just sunny beaches and blue seas. Whether you’re taking a flight out of the United States or joining one of the many Caribbean cruises, our list of what to do in the Caribbean will ensure you have the most memorable holiday.  

Bird watching

Inagua, the southernmost island of the Bahamas, offers some of the best birdwatching opportunities in the world. Home to over 140 species of native and migratory birds including 80,000 reddish-pink West Indian flamingo, Caribbean cruises give you the opportunity to add some of the rarest bird species to your Caribbean things to see list. 
Admire the birdlife in the Caribbean

Tropical fruits, jungles and waterfalls

Port Antonio in Jamaica is a well-known shipping point for bananas and coconuts and a popular port of call with most Caribbean cruises. We recommend you add sipping cool coconut water and eating freshly plucked fruits while floating on a bamboo raft to your list of ‘what to do in the Caribbean’. But to get the very best out of Port Antonio, add the lush rainforests and magical waterfalls of the port city to your Caribbean things to see list as well. The Hidden Falls of Port Antonio are undoubtedly one of the most spectacular Caribbean things to see. Concealed within a grotto, these falls are often overlooked in favour of the other more popular falls, which often means fewer tourists to compete with. Take a hike through the rainforest or maybe visit the 200 feet deep Blue Lagoon, made famous by the 80s movie of the same name.
Visit Port Antonio, Jamaica

Scaling the trees of a rainforest

While exploring the Caribbean side of Central America, Costa Rica’s Puerto Limón is the perfect place to disembark and get closer to nature. On a gondola through the verdant Veragua Rainforest, you will have the chance to go all the way up to the tall canopy to view the many vibrant wildlife living there, including monkeys, sloths, and colourful birds. Joining a rafting adventure down the Reventazón River to experience the lush surroundings and abundant wildlife is another breathtaking Caribbean experience to add to your agenda. 
Spot sloths in the Costa Rica Veragua Rainforest

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Explore the Panama Canal

The engineering wonders of the USA built Panama Canal are world renowned, so naturally you must add a boat ride through its beautiful Gatun Lake to your itinerary. The ecological boat ride will give you the wonderful opportunity to view the canal’s vibrant wildlife like toucans, howler monkeys, and green iguana.   
Explore the Panama Canal

Pirates of the Caribbean

While in the Caribbean, you must add the one-time ‘wickedest city on earth’ to your list of Caribbean things to see. In the 17th century, Port Royal was a buccaneer heaven, filled with bars and brothels. But on June 7, 1692, a massive earthquake and the resulting tsunami wiped out much of the city. Today, Port Royal is a quaint fishing village inviting tourists to come and explore its many historic buildings and treasure trove of sunken ship wrecks. 
Visit Port Royal Fort whilst cruising the Caribbean

Exploring the blues

The Caribbean coastline is teeming with vibrant marine life and Caribbean cruises offer plenty of snorkelling opportunities. One of the best places to dive is into the pristine waters of Crab Cay in Isla de Providencia. A part of the South American country of Colombia, the stunning Isla de Providencia is surprisingly devoid of tourists and hence the perfect place to relax on the beach or take a boat out to the tiny island of Crab Cay for some undisturbed swimming and snorkelling in the impossibly blue waters. 
Go snorkelling in the Caribbean
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