St. George's, Grenada

St. Georges, Grenada

Introduction to St. George's, Grenada

Grenada boasts 45 pristine beaches and numerous secluded coves waiting to be discovered. Known as the ‘Spice Island’, an aromatic blend of nutmeg, cinnamon, cloves, ginger and vanilla fills the air. The island is of volcanic origin, with a landscape of crater lakes, rainforests, coral reefs and white-sand beaches.

This popular tourist destination is the capital of Grenada, a tiny Caribbean island with a vast history of British and French rule. Granted independence in 1974, it is famous for its cinnamon, mace, nutmeg and vanilla plantations, Grenada is affectionately known as the ‘Spice Island’.

With lush rainforests scattered around the island, picturesque, historic buildings and traditional cobbled streets, St George’s and Grenada as a whole is a joy to explore. The city is located on a horseshoe shaped harbour and has a beautiful coastline with inviting waters and several sandy beaches for visitors to enjoy.

Mount Qua Qua - one of Grenada’s central mountains - offers stunning views from its impressive 2370ft peak and is one the island's most impressive landmarks. Its hiking trails pass Grand Etang Lake and the cooling temperatures at altitude provide a soothing break from the island's heat. 

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ADVENTURE RIVER TUBING (TOUR O)

  • Enjoy a thrilling ride along the Balthazar River
  • Marvel at the island’s tropical rainforest from a different perspective
Activity Tour
Price£35.00 - £45.00
DurationApproximately 3 hours
Refreshments includedRefreshments included

Balthazar River is known locally as Grenada’s great river. Fed from sources deep in the island’s interior, the river is nestled between exotic tropical rainforests teeming with flora and fauna. This tour is sure to offer the thrill of a lifetime.

 

Departing the quayside, start with an approximate 45 minute journey from St. George’s, through the scenic and hilly interior of the Grand Etang Forest Reserve, and on to the Balthazar Estate, and your launch site.

Upon arrival, you shall be provided with a short safety briefing; and kitted out with your life vest, modified inner tube and helmet before getting in to the cool waters of the river.

Wet and wild from the word go your guides will accompany you on your adventure, as you spin and swirl in the currents of the river. Take in the exotic scenery of the tropical vegetation lining the river banks, pausing in pools along the way to catch your breath.

After your thrilling ride down the river, you will have an opportunity to swim in the final pool before enjoying a well-deserved rum punch or fruit juice before the journey back to your awaiting ship.

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Is this tour right for you?

IS THIS TOUR RIGHT FOR YOU? This is an activity tour, and whilst there is minimal walking involved it is not considered suitable for guests with limited mobility or wheelchair users. We do not recommend this tour to guests suffering from neck or back problems, or pregnant ladies. Children must be aged six years or over to participate. The maximum weight to participate in this tour is 250 pounds (approximately 17 ½ stone). Guests are advised to come already wearing your swimming costume underneath casual clothing, water shoes are recommended if you have them. Don’t forget to bring a towel and sun protection. For reference, this tour is dependent upon favourable river conditions, and so may be cancelled at short notice.


Clear bottom kayaking

CLEAR BOTTOM KAYAKING (TOUR F)

  • Experience a kayaking trip with a difference – as you marvel at the underwater world whilst you paddle!
Price£40.00 - £50.00
DurationApprox. 3 Hours
LimitationLimited Capacity
Walking level 3 - extensive walkingExtensive walking
Refreshments includedRefreshments included
Swimming time includedSwimming time included

Have you ever wondered what the underwater world would look like without having to snorkel or scuba dive? Well now that's possible with Grenada's newest water adventure. Discover the beautiful habitat beneath the surface from your seat on a double clear bottom kayak. It truly is the next best thing to snorkelling or scuba diving.

It's an approximate 15-minute transfer from the port to your starting point at Grand Mal Bay, situated next to the Sunset View Restaurant on the island's west coast. After receiving a safety briefing and instructions on how to manoeuvre your kayak, you will hop onboard and begin your journey. Paddle over the Grand Mal coral reefs and down to Cherry Hill, before turning around and making your way to Molinere Bay, where you can view the popular divers' reefs and the variety of underwater life that make this area their habitat.

After approximately 75-minutes, you will return to the Sunset View Restaurant where you will have a chance to relax and rest with a refreshing swim in the calm bay and a complimentary drink from the bar.

Following an approximate one hour break at Grand Mal Bay, you will re-join your mini bus and travel back to the pier where your tour concludes.

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Is this tour right for you?

TOUR NOTES: This tour involves approximately 75-minutes of kayaking which at times involves strenuous activity. This tour is not considered suitable for wheelchair guests, or guests with mobility concerns, pregnant women or anybody suffering with asthma, heart conditions or back problems. Lightweight clothing, flat, comfortable walking shoes, sunglasses and sunscreen are suggested. Those wishing to swim should wear swimwear under their clothing and bring a towel. Guests taking part in any water activities do so at their own risk and responsibility. All guests will be required to sign a liability waiver before being allowed to take part in the tour.


COCOA FARMING (TOUR S)

· Gain an insight into the working life of a cocoa farmer

· Try your hand at processing one of the island’s main agricultural exports - cocoa beans

· Sample some of the delicious products made from these little beans

Price£40.00 - £55.00
DurationApproximately 4 ½ hours
Walking level 1 - minimal or no walkingMinimal or no walking
Shopping time includedShopping time included

On this tour, visit a working cocoa plantation and have a go at processing the cocoa beans using traditional methods.

Leaving the quayside, you will travel along narrow roads, winding your way through the centre of the island over hills and through the rainforest to the L'Esterre Cocoa Plantation, located near Grenada’s second town of Grenville.

On arrival, you will be given a brief talk about the plantation, and its main crop, cocoa. You will also see citrus, nutmeg, and bananas. After a brief orientation to the layout of the buildings - the sweat boxes, where the cocoa beans ferment and the drying trays where, as the name suggests the beans dry in the Caribbean sun, you will be taken to the cocoa trees where the pods are ready to harvest.

Following a demonstration of how to use the twin bladed cocoa knife, you will then cut down your own ripe pod. Next, use a machete to open the pod, and empty out the beans into a basket or piece of sacking, before carrying them to the fermentation bins. Depending on the stage of the harvest, you may also have the opportunity to turn the beans in the drying rack using a wooden rake.

A short drive will then take you to the Cocoa Fermentary. Here you will witness the beans being polished after drying and sorted into different sizes before they are exported around the world. Finally, you will be invited to sample 'cocoa tea' made from cocoa balls, and of course, some of the excellent chocolate produced in one of the island's two chocolate factories.

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Is this tour right for you?

IS THIS TOUR RIGHT FOR YOU? This tour involves a moderate amount of walking. The walk through the cocoa trees varies depending on which trees have ripe pods - this could be a few steps or several hundred metres. The terrain here can be tricky and there may be drains, ditches or slippery leaves to negotiate. There are approximately 18 steps to negotiate at the Cocoa Fermentary. Therefore, unfortunately this tour is not suitable for guests with limited mobility or wheelchair users.


Grand Anse Beach, Grenada

COOK, EAT & ENJOY! (TOUR I)

  • Enjoy a cooking experience, working alongside a professional chef
  • Learn how to prepare and cook with local ingredients and spices
  • Sample a taste for yourself, and take the recipe home!
Price£50.00 - £60.00
DurationApprox. 4 hours
LimitationVery limited capacity
Walking level 1 - minimal or no walkingMinimal or no walking
Snack includedSnack included

Grenada is known as the Spice Island and on this tour you can learn how to cook Grenadian dishes using local ingredients, spices and seasonings.

Leaving the quayside, you will enjoy a scenic drive past Grand Anse Beach en route to the True Blue Bay Resort. Upon arrival you will be greeted by a member of staff and provided with a complimentary fruit drink. Following a dessert presentation you will turn to the cooking stations which have been set up in the restaurant. You will then be invited to participate in the preparation of a meal. Divide into groups and prepare your dish according to instructions and demonstrations from your chef. Depending on numbers, there may be an element of competition to your day and groups will compete to create the tastiest meal!

During gaps in cooking, you will be able to view a cocktail mixing display along with a display of Grenadian spices. Once you’ve tasted your delicious dish, you will be presented with a copy of the recipe you prepared.

At the end of the tour, you have the option to relax and soak up the sun at Grand Anse Beach, or return to the quayside and your awaiting ship. 

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Is this tour right for you?

This tour involves a minimal amount of walking, however guests will be required to stand during the cooking stations. All guests must be able to board the tour transport unaided. Drinks will be available to purchase (at your own expense). Guests wishing to remain at Grand Anse Beach at the end of the tour are responsible for making their own way back to the ship in time for sailing. 

 


Creole Escapade, Grenada

CREOLE ESCAPADE (TOUR D)

  • Savour the charm of Grenada as you travel in a vintage Creole bus
  • Admire the panoramic views from Fort Frederick
  • Enjoy time at leisure as you relax on Grand Anse Beach 
Price£30.00 - £40.00
DurationApprox 3.5 hours
LimitationLimited Capacity
Walking level 2 - moderate walkingModerate walking
Free time includedFree time included
Swimming time includedSwimming time included

Discover the quaint town of St. George’s in a traditional brightly-coloured Creole bus.

Originally British, the Creole buses were the first large means of transportation on the island in the 1950s. Neglected and forgotten over the years, the newly-renovated buses provide a unique opportunity to experience the charm of Grenada.

Travelling in vintage style, you head to Fort George for a scenic view of your ship in the bay below before making your way along the winding streets of St. George to Fort Frederick. Time at leisure will ensure you can capture fantastic photographs from this panoramic viewpoint.

Leaving the confines of the fort, travel along the Morne Jaloux Ridge through woodlands to the Grenada Distillers, which was once one of Grenada’s largest sugar plantations. Now it is where the award-winning Clarke’s Court Rums are distilled. A guided tour of the operations will take you through the nuances of the rum making process before you are invited to sample some of these fine spirits.

From the distillers it is straight on to Grand Anse Beach, where you can sip on a refreshing rum or fruit punch whilst soaking up the Grenadian sun. Enjoy time to relax and top up your tan before rejoining your Creole bus for your return journey via the scenic Kirani James Boulevard and the Carenage.

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Is this tour right for you?

IS THIS TOUR RIGHT FOR YOU? Please note that guests will need to negotiate a large step to board the bus. Each Creole bus is fitted with wooden benches as seating. The tour of Grenada Distillers will take approximately 25 minutes over mostly flat terrain and there will be metal steps to negotiate; at the forts you will encounter both uneven terrain and numerous steps, therefore it is not considered suitable for guests with limited mobility or wheelchair users. We recommend you come wearing your swimming costume underneath casual clothing, and don’t forget your towel should you wish to swim during the beach stop. One complimentary drink of either rum or fruit punch is included during the beach stop. For reference, there is no PA system on the Creole bus - it can occasionally be difficult to hear the commentary.


Cycling Tour of Grenada

GRENADA BY BICYCLE (TOUR H)

  • Enjoy spectacular views of Grenada
  • Pedal through the beautiful landscapes of Grenada
  • Venture off the tourist track to discover the island
Activity Tour
Price£55.00 - £65.00
DurationApproximately 3 Hours
LimitationLimited Capacity
Walking level 3 - extensive walkingExtensive walking

Explore the spice island of Grenada by bicycle; a unique vantage point to admire the lush surroundings.

A short transfer by mini coach will take you to True Blue Bay, where upon arrival, you will be greeted by your tour guide who will set you up on your bicycle.

As you set off, your route will quickly see you travelling along well-worn paths and venturing through some of Grenada’s back roads.

As you make your way behind Maurice Bishop Airport, your tour guide will entertain and educate you with interesting facts and history about this beautiful island.

Continuing, you cycle to a local fishing bay where, if you are lucky, you will be able to witness fishermen at Hardy Bay bringing in their catch.

Your next stop is at Lance aux Épines. As you arrive at the tip of the peninsula, you will stop for a photo opportunity that is sure to take your breath away. Not only is the view spectacular, but you will also be welcomed by the incredible breeze coming off the ocean. Take photos, soak up the view, and stretch your legs as you take a little break from the bikes - what a great way to cool off and prepare for the journey back.

Following your stop, it is just a short ride back to the starting point of your tour.

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Is this tour right for you?

IS THIS TOUR RIGHT FOR YOU? You will spend approximately three hours on your bike, therefore participants need to be fit and active and have the ability to ride a mountain bike with gears. We suggest you wear comfortable, lightweight clothing and suitable closed-toe, rubber soled shoes. A bottle of water and sun protection would be a handy addition to your bag. Guests must be at least 14 years old to partake in this tour. Guests must be at least five feet tall and no more than 250 pounds (approximately 17 ½ stone). Guests may be asked to provide a doctor’s certificate if they have a pre-existing medical condition that could be affected by physical exertion. For your information, a vehicle will follow behind the tour at all times. The total distance expected to be covered is approximately 19 kilometres (12 miles) and there will be inclined ground to negotiate.


Grand Etang, Grenada

GRENADA IN A DAY (TOUR Q)

  • Explore the island of Grenada on this comprehensive tour
  • Sample a taste of Rivers Rum at the Caribbean’s oldest water-propelled distillery
  • Dine on traditional cuisine as you enjoy lunch at Helvellyn House
Price£70.00 - £80.00
DurationAPPROX. 7.5 HRS
LimitationLIMITED PLACES
Walking level 2 - moderate walkingModerate walking
Snack includedSnack included
Shopping time includedShopping time included

Experience all that Grenada has to offer on this full day tour.

Your tour begins with a short drive to Fort Frederick, where you can enjoy commanding views to the west and south coast, including St. George and your ship; and the island’s rainforest to the north. You will be invited to hear some of Grenada’s history and to take some memorable photos.

Continue inland and up to the crater lake of Grand Etang. Spend time in the visitor centre gaining knowledge of the island’s wildlife and rainforests, or simply stand on the rim of the extinct volcano and admire the beauty of Grenada’s highest crater lake. Travelling north, pass the now disused Pearls Airport, which offers views of the two remaining Soviet made planes – a legacy of the American Invasion of 1983.

The next stop is an extraordinary piece of industrial archaeology: River Antoine Rum Distillery, where time stands still. The oldest water-propelled distillery in the Caribbean, little has changed here since the factory was built in 1785. Step back in time as your short tour takes you through the process of transforming sugar cane into rum, before you sample the end product.

Back on board your bus, a short drive takes you to Helvellyn House - where a lunch prepared with locally sourced ingredients awaits you. Relax in the garden and admire the magnificent view of the islands between Grenada and Carriacou.

Feeling refreshed, it is time to resume your tour – this time along the picturesque west coast. The first stop is Dougaldston Spice Estate, where you will be shown the islands spices, and gain an insight in to how cocoa beans are processed during the first stages of chocolate making.

The final stop of the day is the Concord waterfall – yet another of Grenada’s natural attractions, located at the end of a leafy lane lined with fruit trees and tropical shrubs. Soak up the tranquillity, before continuing down the west coast to St. Georges and your awaiting ship.

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Is this tour right for you?

IS THIS TOUR RIGHT FOR YOU? This tour involves a moderate amount of walking, some of which may be over uneven and grassy terrain. There are several steps to negotiate throughout the tour, and so it is not considered suitable for guests with limited mobility or wheelchair users. All guests must be able to get on and off the tour transport unaided. Insect repellent is recommended.

 


GRENADA IN A NUT(MEG) SHELL (TOUR L)

  • Gain a comprehensive overview of the ‘Island of Spice’
  • Learn a little about the spices for which Grenada is famous
  • Marvel at the Grand Etang crater lake
Price£30.00 - £45.00
DurationApproximately 4 hours
Walking level 1 - minimal or no walkingMinimal or no walking
Refreshments includedRefreshments included
Shopping time includedShopping time included

This introduction to Grenada will show you the coast, agriculture and rainforests.

Leaving the quayside, enjoy a scenic drive along Grenada’s beautiful west coast, through quaint fishing villages and with spectacular views of the Caribbean Sea. Your first stop is the Nutmeg Processing Station in the fishing town of Gouyave. Nutmeg is the island’s main agricultural product – prior to Hurricane Ivan in 2004, Grenada was second only to Indonesia in the production of this fragrant spice; the devastation of the storm lead to the island slipping to sixth in the world.

You will receive a guided tour of the plant, and gain an insight into the various stages of nutmeg processing, including the weighing, cracking, sorting and grading of the shells, as well as learning a little about mace, which is also produced from the nutmeg fruit.

Your tour continues with a drive along the narrow roads through plantations of nutmeg, cocoa and bananas, along with other spices (cinnamon, clove and ginger), citrus and avocado. Not only will you see the crops, you will also get an impression of the damage caused by hurricane Ivan, from which the island is still recovering. En route, pause to sample some locally produced fruit, or fruit juice.

Your next stop is in the rainforest and national park overlooking the Grand Etang crater lake, at around 540 metres (1,780 feet) above sea level. Along with a breathtaking view of the lake, you will have the opportunity to purchase a variety of local produce including spices, cocoa balls and the excellent Grenadian chocolate, or to spend time in the visitor centre gaining knowledge of the island’s wildlife and rainforest.

End your tour with the drive down the steep, winding roads from the lush interior of the island back to St. George’s and your awaiting ship.

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Is this tour right for you?

IS THIS TOUR RIGHT FOR YOU? This tour involves a minimal amount of compulsory walking, over mainly flat terrain. There are some steps to negotiate throughout the tour, with wheelchair access, and is considered suitable for guests with limited mobility and wheelchair users. It is possible to remain on the bus at each of the stops, although this is not recommended if you wish to get maximum enjoyment out of the tour. All guests must be able to get on and off the tour transport unaided. Insect repellent is recommended. For reference, the tour may operate in a different order to that described.


Grenada Botanical Gardens, Grenada

GRENADA’S GARDENS & FLOWER ARRANGING (TOUR J)

  • Admire the colourful flora at two of Grenada’s leading gardens
  • Enjoy guided visits of each, led by the gardens’ owners
  • Try your hand at the art of flower arranging 
Price£60.00 - £70.00
DurationApprox. 4 hours
LimitationVery limited capacity
Walking level 2 - moderate walkingModerate walking
Refreshments includedRefreshments included

On this tour, enjoy a visit to two contrasting gardens before taking the opportunity to make a beautiful flower arrangement.

Leaving the quayside, your first stop is The Tower, a private house built in 1913. The garden is the result of the vision and dedication of Victoria Slinger, who will show you around during your visit. The Tower is home to two acres of landscaped grounds, cultivated as ornamental gardens and orchards. The beds have been designed to echo an English herbaceous border translated into a tropical setting. There are also smaller beds devoted to bromeliads, spices and plants that attract butterflies.

Dotted around the garden are a number of flowering trees including immortelle, poui, flamboyant, king of flowers and the orchid tree. There are also a number of flowering vines, such as the beautiful jade vine, the passionflower, garlic vine and the rangoon creeper, which can be seen all year round. The orchard contains many fruit trees, including mango, ‘French cashew’, golden apple, avocado, guava, carambola (star fruit), banana and citrus, which bear fruit at varying times of the year. At the end of your tour, enjoy a refreshing rum punch or fruit drink.

Following your visit, continue off the beaten track to the Palm Trees Gardens, located in scenic, untouched country. Spend time exploring this two acre private garden, which boasts a wide variety of shrubbery, anthuriums, bromeliads, orchids and many other tropical plants in bloom, along with 25 species of palm trees and stunning views of the mountain and ocean. Pause by the terraced lily pond and see if you can spot the terrapins and Morrocoy tortoises with their red-spotted legs.

Next, pause for refreshments (typically water, juice or coconut water) before the proprietor, Lawrence Lambert CBE, a member of the Horticultural Society of Grenada, helps you to try your hand at fashioning the beautiful flowers from the garden into attractive arrangements. All flowers used in the arrangements are grown at the Palm Trees Gardens.

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Is this tour right for you?

IS THIS TOUR RIGHT FOR YOU? This tour involves a moderate amount of walking, some of which will be over uneven and grassy terrain. There are approximately 20 steps to negotiate at The Tower Garden and 77 in total at the Palm Tree Gardens, therefore unfortunately it is not suitable for guests with limited mobility or wheelchair users.

 


Island Drive East Coast, Grenada

ISLAND DRIVE - EAST COAST (TOUR A)

  • Admire the French influences on St George’s
  • Savour the picturesque views over quaint seaside villages
  • Marvel at Grand Etang, which languishes in the crater of an extinct volcano
Price£30.00 - £40.00
DurationApprox 4 - 4.5 Hours
Walking level 1 - minimal or no walkingMinimal or no walking
Refreshments includedRefreshments included
Shopping time includedShopping time included

Discover what the east coast of Grenada has to offer during this scenic island drive.

Your tour begins with a drive through the quaint capital of St George’s, perhaps the most appealing city in the entire Caribbean. Founded in the early 18th century by the French, St George’s still possesses something of the character of a French town, particularly in the red-tiled roofs and pastel colours of its traditional architecture. Pass the ruins of Government House through St Paul’s, before travelling to the parish of St David’s, where plantations of cocoa and spices can be seen.

Continue up the eastern side of the island, viewing two seaside villages: the first, Marquis, where the locals weave the abundant pandanus grasses into various crafts; and Soubise, one source of the locally-built, brightly-painted fishing boats which dot the beaches and seas of Grenada. Your next stop is in Grenville, the commercial centre of the East Coast and the island’s second largest city. Here, visit a nutmeg station to see the processing of this fragrant crop. This area is responsible for the whole of Grenada’s nutmeg production.

Learn more about cocoa and other spices growing in abundance on this fertile island as you drive inland from Grenville and ascend the central peaks, before arriving at the National Park Nature Centre, where Grand Etang, a large lake, languishes at 575 metres (1,900 feet) in the crater of an extinct volcano. Here you can enjoy views of the indigenous vegetation and forestry.

From Grand Etang descend through the magnificent hanging carpets of green mountain ferns, through the quaint village of Vendome to Annandale Falls. After a short but steep walk, you arrive at a paradise of rushing water and emerald greenery. Following a short interlude you will proceed by charming villages, before returning to St George’s.

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Is this tour right for you?

TOUR NOTES: There is a small amount of walking around the nutmeg station (plus a couple of steps), and also at Grand Etang. At Annandale Falls there are approximately 23 steps to and from the viewpoint, and an unmade, uneven path. Tourists pay local people to dive into the pool below the falls. This activity is extremely dangerous and we ask you please to refrain from encouraging the locals to dive. Please note that depending upon the berth of your ship there may be a moderate walk in order to reach the tour vehicles.


 


Mt. Carmel and Hike, St. George

MT. CARMEL WATERFALL & HIKE (TOUR C)

  • Marvel at the highest waterfall on the island
  • Admire the spectacular unspoilt beauty surrounding the fall
  • Bathe in the cool river waters of a smaller pool
Activity Tour
Price£35.00 - £45.00
DurationApprox 4 hours
LimitationLimited Capacity
Walking level 3 - extensive walkingExtensive walking
Swimming time includedSwimming time included

Grenada is home to an array of fabulous waterfalls and the highest fall on the island - Mt Carmel - is just waiting to be discovered!

Begin with a drive along the Carenage, Grenada’s inner harbour along the eastern coast, pausing en route to discover the rugged coastline, created by the prevailing winds and seas. Upon arrival you can enjoy a hike along a trail past farmlands and bush filled with the delightful calls of local birds; en route you will discover more about the indigenous vegetation of the island including nutmeg, cocoa, banana and many other tropical fruit trees.

Passing through the bamboo trees you will begin to hear the whispering rush of water as the majestic falls plummet 18 metres (60 feet) into the pool below. Admire the natural beauty of the area and feel the fine spray as you walk close by the falls. A short walk will lead you to a smaller fall where the cool river water will entice you in.

After a refreshing swim, it’s time to head back to the port along the road which passes through the tropical rainforest of Grand Etang.

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Is this tour right for you?

IS THIS TOUR RIGHT FOR YOU? Please note that this is a strenuous hike over varying terrains, including wooden bridges and inclines which may be muddy and slippery in places – guests are advised to exercise due caution when walking. To bathe in the pool guests will need to traverse large boulders, which can also be slippery. We recommend you come wearing closed-in shoes with appropriate tread. Come wearing your swimsuit underneath casual clothes and do not forget your towel. Insect repellent and a bottle of water would be a handy addition to your bag.


PAINT GRENADA (TOUR R)

·         Join a painting workshop, and create a unique souvenir to take home

·         Engage with local artists and perhaps learn new skills

·         Admire stunning views of the surrounding countryside

Activity Tour
Price£60.00 - £70.00
DurationApproximately 3 ½ hours
Walking level 1 - minimal or no walkingMinimal or no walking
Refreshments includedRefreshments included

Sans Souci Art Studio is an artist-run space for local artists and guests wishing to express themselves through visual art. This tour allows you to immerse yourself in the process of drawing and painting in mixed media, and to discover a personal interpretation of beautiful Grenadian motifs.

 

A short drive from the port will bring you to the Sans Souci Art Studio. The directors here have over 20 years’ experience as working artists, as well as a background in teaching. The studio is located below the artists’ rustic home, located at the edge of a plateau overlooking the Saint John River and the River Road community. On arrival, enjoy a welcome drink whilst listening to an overview and watching a short presentation of Grenadian art history.

 

Then it is time to pick up your paintbrush and start work on your own personal masterpiece. No formal instruction will be given, but two local artists will be on hand to assist with fixing mistakes and to answer any questions. You will also be invited to contribute to a large communal canvas — which will eventually be auctioned in support of a local children’s charity.

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Is this tour right for you?

IS THIS TOUR RIGHT FOR YOU? This tour involves a minimal amount of walking, however the terrain encountered is uneven, and there are several steps to negotiate to reach the studio; therefore it is not suitable for wheelchair users or guests with limited mobility. Painting may take place indoors or outdoors — insect repellent would be a handy addition to your bag. Refreshments will be provided during regular breaks throughout the workshop. Guests are reminded that this is a private home/studio, not a purpose built facility. No skill or experience is required in order to take part in this workshop, but all participants must be aged 14 years or over. For reference, smoking is not permitted within the building.


Sail & Snorkel, Grenada

SAIL & SNORKEL (TOUR E)

  • Sail through the crystal clear waters of the Caribbean Sea
  • Admire the beautiful palm-fringed beaches as you glide by
  • Go in search of enchanting tropical fish when your catamaran drops anchor
Boat Tour
Price£80.00 - £90.00
DurationApprox 6 hours
LimitationLimited Capacity
Walking level 1 - minimal or no walkingMinimal or no walking
Snack includedSnack included
Free time includedFree time included
Swimming time includedSwimming time included

Experience island life the way it was meant to be – relaxing as you sail along idyllic blue waters and by shaded white sandy beaches! With a gentle trade wind blowing in your hair, and the sweet sounds of the Caribbean in your ears, you will soon realise that life doesn’t get any better than this!

Cruise along Grenada’s scenic coastline to a sheltered bay, where you will be invited to swim in the azure waters, or snorkel over a beautiful coral reef teeming with tropical fish.

Let your cares drift away as you bask in the sunshine en route to a pretty white sand beach where your lunch will be served.

The crew will then weigh anchor, as the catamaran heads back to St. George’s. An unforgettable few hours!

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Is this tour right for you?

TOUR NOTES: The catamaran is boarded from the quayside in Grenada, however guests must be able to negotiate approximately 12 steps in order to get ashore at the beach stop. We therefore do not recommend this tour to guests with limited mobility or wheelchair users. Shoes that you do not mind getting wet should be worn, as guests may have to wade through shallow water in order to reach the beach. We recommend that you come already wearing your swimsuit under casual clothing and do not forget your towel. Whilst there is plenty of shade on the catamaran, please do not forget to wear adequate sun protection. Complimentary drinks will be served during your cruise; however alcoholic drinks will not be served until after the beach stop. Snorkel equipment will be available for anybody wishing to explore the nearby reefs. Please note that the catamaran may not be exclusive to Fred. Olsen guests.


 


Rhum Runner, Grenada

THE RHUM RUNNER (TOUR B)

  • Delight in a truly authentic Caribbean experience
  • Relax and enjoy the picturesque views as the rum flows freely
  • Show off your limbo skills as you groove to the sounds of the music
Boat Tour
Price£32.00 - £42.00
DurationApprox 3 Hours
LimitationLimited Capacity
Walking level 1 - minimal or no walkingMinimal or no walking
Refreshments includedRefreshments included
Free time includedFree time included
Swimming time includedSwimming time included

Enjoy a fun and entertaining cruise on the Rhum Runner, as you dance and limbo to the sounds of the steel band.

Upon arrival at the Rhum Runner, you will be greeted by the sound of a steel band and your smiling crew waiting to serve you with ice-cold rum punches. Once on board, you loop around the Carenage, St George’s inner harbour, before proceeding along the scenic coastline. Your captain will provide an interesting and informative commentary on the history, geography and customs of the island. A stop will be made at Morne Rouge Beach to simply relax and enjoy the sun, sea and sand while the rum punch keeps flowing.

Leaving the beach on the return trip, the steel band strikes up and the crew introduces the Rhum Runner Limbo Competition. You will be invited to show off your limbo skills, with prizes for the winners. After more dancing – congo and calypso style – it’s time to disembark after a truly hip-wiggling, toe-tapping time.

DESCRIPTION CORRECT FOR THE 2017/2018 CARIBBEAN SEASON

Is this tour right for you?

IS THIS TOUR RIGHT FOR YOU? Throughout the cruise rum punches will be free flowing, as will soft drinks. It is not advisable to drink alcoholic beverages if you intend to swim. Come already wearing your swimming costume under casual clothes, and don’t forget your towel and sun protection. There is a walk of approximately 75 metres (245 feet) to embark/disembark the boat.  


Grand Etang, Grenada

THE SPICE BASKET (TOUR P)

  • Visit Fort Frederick and admire stunning views of the south and west coasts
  • Marvel at the crater lake at Grand Etang
  • Immerse yourself in local culture with a visit to the Spice Basket 
Price£50.00 - £60.00
DurationAPPROX. 4 HRS
Walking level 2 - moderate walkingModerate walking
Refreshments includedRefreshments included
Shopping time includedShopping time included

Enjoy a scenic drive, pausing for photos at Fort Frederick and Grand Etang Lake, before heading to one of Grenada’s popular attractions – Spice Basket – for a cultural feast.

Following your departure from the port, drive through the pretty capital of St. Georges to Fort Frederick, where a short stop will provide an opportunity to capture commanding views of mountains, rainforests, across town to the port and your ship and to the south and west coasts – including Grand Anse Beach. Learn a little something about the history of the island, or perhaps buy some local produce.

Continue your tour along steep, winding roads to the lush, forested interior of the island, stopping at Grand Etang Crater Lake. Spend time in the visitor centre gaining knowledge of the island’s wildlife and rainforest, or simply stand on the rim of the extinct volcano and admire the beauty of Grenada’s highest crater lake.

From here you will head to Spice Basket, where you will enjoy an approximate 40 minute showcase of drumming, steel band music, dance, folk songs, national and carnival costumes. A refreshing drink of fruit or rum punch will be provided, with additional drinks available to purchase at the bar. Browse the museum and gain an insight into the geology and heritage of the island, or stroll around the garden area, viewing a number of local plants and spices. Lastly, you may wish to visit the gift shop where you can purchase locally made art and craft items as a lasting reminder of your visit.

DESCRIPTION CORRECT FOR 2017 / 2018 CARIBBEAN CRUISES

Is this tour right for you?

IS THIS TOUR RIGHT FOR YOU? This tour involves a moderate amount of walking, some of which may be over uneven and grassy terrain. The areas visited are distinctly hilly, and some of these inclines are steep. There are approximately 55 steps at Fort Frederick, although views may still be enjoyed from the parking area. At Grand Etang Lake, there are around 15 steps to negotiate if guests wish to access the visitor centre. Ramps are provided at Spice Basket, however these can be quite steep. All guests must be able to board the tour transport unaided.

 


TOUR EXC - A DAY ON CALYPSO ISLAND

  • Escape the crowds with a relaxing day on a private island!
  • Savour a delicious BBQ lunch
  • Take the opportunity to explore the underwater world with a snorkelling tour
Price£75.00 - £95.00
DurationApproximately 7 ½ hours
Walking level 2 - moderate walkingModerate walking
Snack includedSnack included
Refreshments includedRefreshments included
Free time includedFree time included
Swimming time includedSwimming time included

Have you ever dreamt of owning a Caribbean island? Well, you can sample a taste of island life with this exclusive castaway day on Calypso Island.

Leaving the port of St. Georges, a relaxing cruise along the west coast of Grenada affords you wonderful views of this lush mountainous island.

On arrival at Calypso Island, you will be warmly welcomed with a refreshing, fresh fruit juice and invited to relax and explore. If you wish, embark on a snorkelling tour with your guide – the warm Caribbean Sea is home to an array of underwater flora and fauna; including parrot fish and coral – you may even come across a turtle.

Back on the island, take in spectacular panoramic views as you sip a glass of sparkling wine and enjoy a delicious barbecue lunch comprising lobster, chicken or fish and salads. The afternoon is spent at leisure – soak up the sun in one of the many secluded areas, or explore your little slice of paradise. Rum punch, soft drinks and fruit juice will be available to you throughout the day.

Afternoon tea will be served to you before it is time to reluctantly return to your awaiting ship.

DESCRIPTION CORRECT FOR 2017/18 CARIBBEAN CRUISES

Is this tour right for you?

IS THIS TOUR RIGHT FOR YOU? The amount of activity undertaken on this tour is at guests’ discretion – however please note that there will be a walk of approximately 100 metres (330 feet) from the ship to the transfer boat; and there are approximately 30 steps to negotiate on the island. This tour is not considered suitable for wheelchair users or guests with limited mobility. Guests are advised to come already wearing swimwear underneath casual clothes, and don’t forget a hat, towel and adequate sun protection. For reference, there are no toilet facilities on the transfer boat – the transfer to and from Calypso Island is approximately 45 minutes each way. Although snorkelling is suitable for guests of all abilities, participants must be confident swimmers, and will be required to sign a waiver form. It is not advisable to drink alcoholic refreshments or eat a meal if you intend to swim. Please note that there are no lifeguards present on the island – guests will be advised of safe boundaries, but any swimming is at your own risk.


TOUR T - SUNSET IN HYDE PARK

  • Be welcomed in to a Grenadian home 
  • Appreciate the magnificent gardens during a leisurely tour
  • Savour the sunset and superb views across the south of the island from the veranda
Price£35.00 - £45.00
DurationApproximately 2 hours
Walking level 2 - moderate walkingModerate walking
Refreshments includedRefreshments included

Spend a memorable evening enjoying the hospitality of a local family and watching the sun set over the Caribbean Sea.

A short, steep drive will take you to Woolwich Road, which looks down over the picturesque Carenage – the inner harbour - of St George’s.

Upon arrival at the house, you will be met by Fay Miller, whose family have lived at the property for generations. You will be taken on an hour-long tour of the gardens, which are magnificently stocked with Caribbean staples including bougainvillea, frangipani, heliconias and cordylines. Fay has a passion for orchids, and her collection contains several fairly rare plants such as pereskia bleo. The driveway is lined with portilandia grandiflora – a plant reluctant to grow anywhere in Grenada outside of Hyde Park.

After your leisurely stroll, you will be invited into the house to relax on the veranda and enjoy the sunset, taking in the beautiful views to both the north and south of the island, along with a light supper of sandwiches and wine.

DESCRIPTION CORRECT FOR 2016/17 CARIBBEAN CRUISE SEASON

Is this tour right for you?

IS THIS TOUR RIGHT FOR YOU? This tour involves approximately one hour of gentle walking, mainly over sloping, grassy terrain. There are a number of steps to negotiate within the garden, and five steps into the house. Unfortunately this tour is not suitable for wheelchair users. Please note that this tour is for adults only, and bookings for guests under the age of 18 will not be accepted.


UNDERWATER HIGHLIGHTS (TOUR U)

· Explore the marine life inhabiting the coastline from the comfort of a glass-bottom boat
· Admire the coastal scenery of Grenada
· Marvel at the unique underwater sculpture park at Molinere Point

Boat Tour
Price£25.00-£35.00
DurationApproximately 2 ¼ hours
Walking level 1 - minimal or no walkingMinimal or no walking
Refreshments includedRefreshments included

You will be surprised at what you can encounter in the underwater world, without getting wet.
During this delightful tour, board a glass-bottom boat for a cruise along the western coast of Grenada. Your friendly guide will provide a commentary on the sights both above and below the waves, as you observe the varied marine life that inhabits the area.

The highlight of the cruise is the underwater sculpture park at Molinere Point – a unique art instalment created by Jason de Caires Taylor in 2006 with the aim of easing the environmental impact of tourism on the island’s natural reefs.

DESCRIPTION CORRECT FOR 2017/18 CARIBBEAN CRUISES

Is this tour right for you?

IS THIS TOUR RIGHT FOR YOU? Although this tour involves minimal walking, there is a walk of approximately 100 metres (330 feet) along the quayside to reach the tour transport; and so is suitable for guests with limited mobility provided they are able to get on and off the glass-bottom boat unaided. Unfortunately this tour is not suitable for wheelchair users. Guests suffering from motion sickness may wish to take precautions prior to joining this tour. We cannot guarantee what marine life may be seen, or the clarity of the water at the time of our call.


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