Explore the Islands
Discover a world of adventures in every port of call.
A helicopter flight over azure waters and evergreen mountains for unrivaled views of an ancient volcano. Strolling among the ruins of a lost city long hidden in the jungle. A private cooking class with an acclaimed local chef. Royal Caribbean’s Shore Excursions transform cruise vacations with experiences that memories—and selfies—are made of. From sightseeing to snorkeling, boating to biking, hiking to history tours, the options are nearly as endless as the horizon. And now it’s easier to find the tours and activities that suit your interests and style. New in 2015, Shore Excursions are organized into six categories: Active Adventures, Family Connection, Royal Tour Challenge, Culture and Sights, Culinary Delights, and Caring Discoveries.
Looking for an adventure on land or at sea? Try zip-lining through the mountains of St. Thomas, snorkeling in the waters off Cozumel, an off-road safari in Bonaire, sailing away in St. Maarten, or a relaxing Cayman beach break. Easygoing or high energy, that’s up to you; Active Adventures has something for everyone, from the thrill seekers to the most carefree cruisers.
Royal Tour Challenge
Like to play games? Hardwired with a competitive spirit? A champ at team sports? Add some spirited fun to your adventures in port with competition-based matchups, ideal for families and groups. Choose from a challenge course in Roatán, yacht racing in St. Lucia, laser tag in Cozumel, and a 5K along the streets and waterfront of an eighteenth-century Jamaican town.
Culture and Sights
Calling all history buffs and culture mavens: Spend time with locals who share stories and traditions that will enrich your understanding of people and places. There’s classic sightseeing tours, guided museum visits, and entertaining performances. Check out the Danish heritage of St. Croix, the Spanish-built fortresses of Old San Juan, ghosts and gravestones in Key West, the historic Mayan ruins of the Yucatán, and a Bèlè performance, an African-rooted tradition unique to Martinique.
What’s on the menu, at the market, on tap? We’ve reserved your table to sip and savor all that Caribbean cuisine has to offer. From signature dishes and unusual ingredients to locally crafted brews and spirits, take your taste buds on a port-by-port gastro tour of the island flavors. See a Jamaican pastry chef transform tropical fruit into a tempting dessert, let a rum master in Roseau be your expert guide to Dominican spirits, and get hands-on with Puerto Rican classics in the heart of Old San Juan.
Passionate about a purpose? During your cruise, you can make a difference in the ports of call. Royal Caribbean is proud to offer hands-on activities and tours whose proceeds benefit local initiatives that support wildlife preservation, environmental conservation, and communities. Help save a sea turtle on Cozumel, go behind the scenes at a hatch-and-release program in the Bahamas, and cruise for the cure in Bermuda.
Family fun is what these excursions are all about. Make memories as you share experiences that focus on nature, wildlife, or island culture. These tours and activities are built for bonding and for all ages—from kids and teens to the parents, and grands, too. Think dolphin encounters in the Bahamas, visiting the caves of Curaçao, splashing around an Aruban aqua park, and touring an historic Jamaican estate where you can help plant a fruit tree.
Top Reasons to Book
Royal Caribbean Shore Excursions
The cruise line’s Shore Excursions meet the highest standards of excellence. Whether you use Cruise Planner to pre-book or the onboard Shore Excursion specialists, reserve through Royal Caribbean to enjoy peace of mind, knowing that you’re in the hands of local, reputable tour operators.
1. Guaranteed First Off the Ship
2. Easy 24-Hour Cancellation*
3. Guaranteed Return to Ship†
4. Destination Expertise
*Tours involving flights, trains, special events, overnight stays, hotel stays, and Private Journeys must be cancelled 30 days prior to sailing to avoid cancellation penalties. Other restrictions may apply.
†In the unlikely event that your tour is significantly delayed, we’ll make all the arrangements for you to return to the ship at the earliest opportunity at no expense to you.
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- Costa Maya
- Grand Cayman
- Grand Turk
- Key West
- Montego Bay
- Ocho Rios
- Port Canaveral
- San Juan
- St. Croix
- St. Kitts
- St. Lucia
- St. Maarten
- St. Thomas
- Pacific Coast
- Cabo San Lucas
- Puerto Quetzal
- Puerto Vallarta