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About St. Vincent

St Vincent can be found in the Caribbean sea, between Saint Lucia and Grenada. With stunning white sandy beaches and beautiful blue waters, it's a perfect place to relax and take in the Caribbean atmosphere. The island's capital - Kingstown - is a more lively place to explore, with pretty cobbled streets.

 

Shore excursions in St. Vincent

Please note: The shore excursions listed are typical for this port. The full programme of shore excursions available for your cruise will be displayed on Cruise Personaliser at least 12 weeks prior to departure.

A Taste of St Vincent

Activity lowRefreshments includedFamily

Duration: 3 hours

Immerse yourself in local food, drink, music and culture as you discover the Vincentian way of life.

As you start off your local discovery, your guide will bring the island to life with samples of local treats and the different ways of eating.

On arrival at Rawacou, you’ll be taken to a beach gazebo, where you can see actual breadfruit being roasted. Roasted breadfruit is now a proud part of the St Vincent national dish, with its semi-sweet, starchy texture, you’ll be able to taste it along with some of its savoury accompaniments. Other locally-grown foods of prominence will be served in their prepared state such as salted fish, peanut cakes, fudge and coconut cakes. The guide will also provide information about their favoured drinks, including sorrel, ginger drink, beer and rum.

You’ll have around 45 minutes’ free time before you leave Rawacou to chat informally to the guides, take a stroll to the beach front or simply relax and enjoy the sea views.

Essential information

This excursion will operate by coach. The terrain consists of flat pathways with grass and sand. US$ can be used for any additional purchases. Toilet facilities are available.

Atlantic Coast and Rum

Activity mediumRefreshments includedShopping

Duration: 4½ hours

Take a scenic drive along St Vincent’s Atlantic Coast and take a tour of the St. Vincent Rum Distillery.

Board your minibus for a picturesque drive along St. Vincent’s scenic Atlantic Coast as you head towards Georgetown, where the last functional rum-making distillery on the island is located. Sit back, relax and soak up the scenery during your journey.

Your knowledgeable guide will give the history of the islands and their relationship with sugar, pointing out interesting sights along the way. Keep an eye out for the sugar cane plants as they wave their spindly stalks in the sunlight.

A short photo stop will be made at Black Point. This historic tunnel was dug during the height of the slave trade and was important in the transport of the molasses for the making of the rum.

Upon your arrival in Georgetown, you’ll have a full tour of the distillery, seeing the process from start to finish. The distillery produces rum which is over 80% proof, one of the strongest in the Caribbean. Finish your tour with a rum tasting and some time for shopping to purchase souvenirs.

Essential information

This tour is operated by minibus and on foot. There is some uneven ground and some steps at the distillery. Local currency or US dollars are required for purchases at the distillery.

Best of St Vincent

Activity mediumRefreshments included

Duration: 3¼ hours

Capture the best of St Vincent, from high above the town at Fort Charlotte to the lush Mespotamia Valley and Botanical Gardens.

Take a drive uphill to Fort Charlotte, a former British garrison, completed in 1806. The Fort houses a collection of paintings, depicting the history of the black Caribs. There are also cannons, a signal station and a wonderful panoramic view of the northern Grenadines, the capital Kingstown and beyond.

Visit the Botanical Gardens – one of the oldest in the western hemisphere. The Gardens stand on 20 acres and are a must for any keen gardener or nature enthusiast. The aviary is also well worth a visit as it is home to many of the local species of parrots including the national bird, the Amazona Guildingii.

Your tour continues to the Mesopotamia Valley, commonly known as the ‘Food Basket’, with its rich and fertile crops and fruit trees. Within the Valley are some banana plantations, which were once the mainstay of the island’s economy.

The tour concludes at a beach bar where you can savour local rum punch or fruit punch.

Essential information

This excursion will operate by minibus and on foot. Passengers are advised that there will be around 1 hours’ walking during this tour. There are some steps to negotiate at the refreshment venue. The Fort is located on a steep hill.

Escape to Bequia

Activity mediumMeal includedRefreshments includedShopping

Duration: 7 hours

A delightful cruise that allows you to capture the beauty of Bequia.

Relax and take in the scenery, as you head off across the Caribbean waters by catamaran to the paradise retreat of Bequia.

Bequia, meaning ‘island of the cloud’ is a mecca for yachtsmen and those looking for a secluded retreat. Take in the sights of Admiralty Bay and Port Elizabeth as you sail past. Continue to Petit Nevis (or another similar site) where you’ll drop anchor and have the opportunity to don some snorkel gear and investigate the underwater world.

Afterwards, a Caribbean-style buffet lunch will be served on board, before heading off to anchor at Princess Margaret Beach. Here you can spend some time relaxing on the soft sands, soaking up the sun and swimming in the crystal clear sea. After your tranquil time on the beach, there will be a brief stop at Port Elizabeth to walk along the waterfront or browse the shops for a local souvenir.

Back on board with a rum punch in hand; admire the views of the beautiful island of Bequia as you make your way back to St Vincent.

Essential information

This excursion will operate by catamaran. Pregnant women may not participate. Snorkel equipment is included (fins are not provided). The journey time to Bequia is approximately 1½ hours. Please remember swimwear, sunscreen and a towel. Those who suffer with seasickness should take the necessary precautions as the crossing can be very choppy. Depending on sea swells, an alternative anchorage may be used and snorkelling may not be possible. Time spent at the beach may be limited; this is dependent on sea conditions and arrival time. Passengers will be tendered ashore by motorboat or dinghy to the beach. Your feet may get wet and water shoes are recommended. Please refrain from drinking alcoholic beverages prior to any swimming activities. Before you book this excursion you must refer to the ‘Activity Excursion’ and ‘Beach/Water Related’ paragraphs under the Guide to Symbols in this brochure.

Gardens of St Vincent

Activity mediumRefreshments included

Duration: 4¼ hours

This lush and tropical island offers the perfect environment for nurturing wonderfully exotic flora and fauna.

Your tour begins with a drive through the bustling capital of Kingstown, where you can view its historical and modern buildings. In the centre of the town, you’ll see the War Memorial, erected in memory of the brave Vincentians who fought and died in the First World War.

Relax and enjoy the tranquil atmosphere of the beautiful Botanical Gardens, established in 1765. Within the 20-acre site, you’ll see the wide variety of tropical flora that thrives in this natural environment.

Enjoy a stunning scenic drive for 45 minutes to reach the lush Montreal Gardens, tucked away in the interior of the Mesopotamia Valley. This area is commonly known as the ‘Food Basket’ due to its rich and fertile soil. The Gardens are located at an elevation of approximately 3,017 feet above sea level, affording you dramatic views of the surrounding hills and valleys.

During your stop at Montreal, you’ll be offered a refreshing fruit drink or rum punch.

Essential information

This excursion will operate by minibus and on foot.Passengers are advised that there will be approximately 2 hours of walking over varying terrain.

 

A selection of cruises to St. Vincent

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