Eastern Caribbean Journals

Exotic Caribbean Cruise

A July 2003 trip to Eastern Caribbean by joemess

Parasailing Photo, St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands More Photos
Quote: This cruise was different from the ordinary eastern Caribbean cruises because it departed from Baltimore. Ports of call were Charleston, SC; St. Maarten; St. Thomas; San Juan, PR; and Nassau, Bahamas.

Stingray City

Attraction | "Stingray Beach"

Stingray City Photo, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands
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Additional charge from the standard Blackbeard Cay beach excursion. I've always wanted to snorkel with stingrays and I finally got my chance. You are given all of the needed equipment and directed to a fenced off section of the beach with a deck and staircase leading into the private lagoon. For most of the time, you are snorkeling at your leisure starting in shallow water which drops eventually to approximately 20 feet. While snorkeling you can encounter stingrays of all sizes and mostly all have had their stingers removed. They are not particularly gregarious enough to come up to you, but if you are patient, you can touch one. You can also utilize the rest of the beach facilities during the da...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on January 3, 2004

Stingray City
North Sound
Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands

Parasailing

Story/Tip

Parasailing Photo, St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands
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I have always wanted to parasail, but after watching countless mishaps on America's Funniest Home Videos, I was a bit concerned. Well, I should have had no worries as this experience was well worth it. After a walk off the pier in St. Thomas, we were ushered to a small dock to wait for the parasail boat to arrive. We traveled about 15 minutes until we found our ideal location. There were about 10 passengers on our boat and since this was tandem parasailing, there would be 5 trips to make. After being strapped into an interesting harness that supports your back and goes under your legs, you are clipped onto the parasail on the front of the boat. The winch is released...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on January 3, 2004