It’s no secret that cruises mean fun from sunup ’til sundown and delights for every age. However, there’s something even more spectacular about sailing the Caribbean. These sun-soaked islands have diverse cultures, histories, and cuisines. Plus, they promise adventure at every corner. And you can guarantee the whole family has an unforgettable time sailing the Caribbean with Carnival Cruise Line. Carnival offers various actives in many Caribbean destinations that are perfect for families. While it was hard to pick, below are the top 10 best shore excursions that the entire family will enjoy.
Experience Sea Life and Natural Wonders of the Caribbean
Ultimate Dolphin Swim with Lunch in La Romana
Spend your morning in awe of beautiful dolphins in La Romana, Dominican Republic. You’ll have the privilege of swimming with dolphins, cuddling, and posing for a photo together. This bucket list excursion also includes food, drinks, and a dip in the pool. The experience of a lifetime!
Horseback Riding by Land & Sea in Half Moon Cay
Adventurers aged 10 and up can experience Half Moon Cay on horseback! This excursion includes refreshments, horseback riding on scenic trails and panoramic views from the top of the island. And we saved the best for last – an unforgettable swim with your horse in the crystal blue Caribbean waters.
Xcaret Park in Cozumel
The whole family will love Cozumel’s Xcaret Eco-Archaeological Park for its exquisite beauty and mystery. Renowned as one of the Americas’ most important natural theme parks, Xcaret is filled with shimmering lagoons, an aviary, a butterfly pavilion, and the park’s crown jewel – an underwater Mayan archaeological site. Get ready to experience the world of the Mayans.
Stingray Encounter & Turtle Swim in Grand Cayman
Find yourself awestruck as you swim with majestic turtles and snorkel with mighty stingrays. After that, you’ll visit the home of 8,000 green sea turtles and watch turtle hatchlings in their habitat, see sharks up close, and admire a variety of other predatory sea life through the “predator tank.” It’s guaranteed fun for all ages.
Get an Adrenaline Rush in the Caribbean
Power Snorkel, Rays & Gibbs Cay Adventure in Grand Turk
This adventure combines the wonder of natural coral reefs with the thrill of power snorkeling and Sea-Doo scooters! The fun-filled day will also include a boat ride and a visit to a private island.
Bobsled Jamaica & Dunn’s River Falls with Lunch in Montego Bay
Unleash your inner thrill-seeker with this action-packed excursion in Montego Bay, Jamaica. Combining the three top activities in Ocho Rios, this all-in-one adventure is always a crowd pleaser. Experience the world-famous Dunn’s River Falls, and then plunge down a mountain, with all its twists and turns, on the Jamaica Bobsled. The Sky Explorer chairlift will take you down the mountain in style.
The Big3: Flying Dutchman, Schooner Ride, and Canopy in St. Maarten
The Big3 is a tour that’s thrilling vacationers with soaring heights and lightning speeds. Experience the beauty of St. Maarten from above as you fly and surf on 3 of the eastern Caribbean’s most exciting thrill rides: The Flying Dutchman, a zip line that travels at breakneck speeds; the Soualiga Sky Explorer, a chairlift that offers beautiful views; and the Schooner Ride, a fast and furious innertube experience.
St. Thomas Parasail Adventure in St. Thomas
Soar like a bird 400+ feet above the crystal blue Caribbean waters of St. Thomas! This exhilarating parasail ride is controlled by a certified crew and begins on your private parasail boat. You might even get to take a quick dip in the sea before heading back to the landing dock!
North Coast Jeep Safari in Aruba
The Caribbean promises adventure at every corner, and this excursion is no exception! Cruise down island backroads on your open-air 4WD Land Rover. Visit the Bushiribana Ruins of Gold, the Chapel of Alto Vista, Donkey Sanctuary, and the California Lighthouse, plus an idyllic swim and snorkel stop.
Surf Lessons in San Juan
What makes for a better story than taking surf lessons in San Juan, Puerto Rico? Experts will teach you the basics of catching waves. After getting your surf on, relax and soak in the sun which watching other surfers hang ten. Just make sure the youngest in your family is six years or older.
With so many unique outings designed for all ages, you can be sure your entire family has fun and creates lasting memories with Carnival. The excitement doesn’t stop onboard. Families will enjoy Seuss at Sea, an exclusive partnership with Dr. Seuss Enterprises, along with top-rated children’s programs, all-ages comedy shows and audience favorites like Hasbro, The Game Show, and Lip Sync Battle. It’s no wonder that Carnival is the number one cruise lines for families, carrying more than 800,000 children a year! Trust us, whichever excursion you choose will be a hit!