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Holland America Line
Veendam

Western Caribbean

Shore Excursions

Brief description and prices of Western Caribbean shore excursions offered aboard Holland America Line's Veendam calling at Cozumel, Grand Cayman, Ocho Rios & Half Moon Cay. Information is deemed accurate but not guaranteed and is current as of January 1998.

PLAYA DEL CARMEN, MEXICO

Mayan Ruins of Tulum
Duration: 5 1/2 hours
Price: $ 64.00

Explore the ancient world of Mexico! The 12th Century city of Tulum is the only Mayan city located on the coast. Enjoy a guided tour of this ancient walled city dedicated to the "Setting Sun." Wear cool clothing & comfortable walking shoes. $5.00 - $8.00 video recorder fee charged at Tulum. Approx. 2 hours at the ruins. Snack box provided on the return drive from Tulum.

Chichen Itza by AIR
Duration: 6 hours
Price: $199.00

Fly to the ruins of Chichen Itza aboard 18-seater planes. Enjoy an expertly guided tour of the largest and most impressive ruins in the province of Yucatan. See the pyramid of Kukulcan, the Temple of Warriors, the Temple of Heads, the Cenote and, time permitting, the Observatory. Wear cool clothing and comfortable walking shoes. Note: the Mexican airport does not open until 8:00 am, which will cause a delay in departure.

COZUMEL, MEXICO

Sail, Snorkel & Beach Party
Duration: 4 hours
Price: $ 49.00

Relax aboard the FURY, take in the sun, swim with the fish, enjoy a white sandy beach, and snorkel. Complete snorkeling instructions and all equipment included.

Double Reef Sailing & Snorkeling Tour
Duration: 4 1/2 hours
Price:$ 49.00

Enjoy sailing aboard your catamaran to the Columbia Shallow Reef for approximately 45 minutes of drift snorkeling before continuing to Palancar Reef for approximately 45 minutes of snorkeling. Then enjoy approimately one hour at the beach. All equipment and instructions plus refreshments included.

Beginners' Snorkel Tour
Duration: 2 hours
Price: $ 69.00

Take a close-up look at the colorful life beneath the waves, where your professional dive master gives personalized instruction. Children under 6 years are not permitted on this tour. The beach entry on this tour makes an easy refresher or beginner snorkel tour.

Beginning SCUBA Diving
Duration: 2 1/2 hours
Price: $ 69.00

Rated as a world class SCUBA diving destination, Cozumel offers first-time divers the chance to experience the exciting undersea world at an unforgettable location. Complete instructions and all equipment included. Medical restrictions apply.

Certified SCUBA diving
Duration: 3 hours
Price: $ 74.00

An excellent two-tank drift boat dive. All SCUBA equipment included. You must bring a valid C-card. Medical restrictions apply.

Island Drive, Ruins & Folkloric Show
Duration: 3 1/2 hours
Price: $ 59.00

Sightsee through Cozumel, the largest island in Mexico. Approximately 50 minutes to explore San Gervasio. Enjoy the colorful dances and costumes of Mexico and the Aztecs. Approximately 1 hour show.

Mexican Folkloric Show
Duration: 1 1/2 hours
Price: $ 24.00

Enjoy the diverse dances and classical Mexican Mariachis and the harmonious sound of traditional Marimba. Approximately 1 hour show.

Mayan Frontier Horseback Riding Tour
Duration: 3 3/4 hours
Price:$ 69.00

Your English-speaking guide will escort you and your horse deep into the jungle, where you will explore a religious cave used by the Mayans. Visit a ranch stocked with cattle, ponies, turkeys, and other animals.

Tropical Jeep Safari
Duration: 4 hours
Price: $ 79.00

The adventure where you take control of your own Jeep. Travel over bumpy uneven roads that will reveal the secret treasures of the wild. Included is a brief stop to visit the small La Palma ruin. Beach and swimming time is a part of this tour, and a special lunch will be served at the beach camp.

Mermaid Sub - Ocean View Tour
Duration: 1 1/2 hours
Price: $ 37.00

Enjoy the breathtaking views of the World Beneath the Sea on this glass bottom boat tour as you see the natural inhabitants of this marine park.

Cozumel Snorkeling by Boat
Duration: 2 1/2 hours
Price: $ 29.00

(One snorkel location only) A snorkel boat will transport you to one of the most beautiful reefs of the island. You will have approximately 1 hour of snorkel time, and all equipment, refreshments and instruction are provided.

GEORGETOWN, GRAND CAYMAN

Cayman Land 'N Sea
Duration: 3 1/4 hours
Price: $ 59.00

This tour combines an Island Drive to see the Green Turtle Farm and Hell, as well as the famous undersea world of Grand Cayman's reefs, wrecks and abundant fish life. Your island tour is by air-conditioned mini-bus and your underworld discovery is by air-conditioned semi-submersible "Nautilus."

Atlantis Submarine
Duration: 1 1/2 hours (40 minute dive time)
Price: $ 79.00

A breathtaking tour which dives up to 90 feet beneath the ocean surface. See the living world of the fantastic coral reefs and sea creatures inhabiting the Marine Park. Children must be at least 3 feet tall.

Atlantis Deep Dive Submarine
Duration: 1 1/2 hours (45 minute dive time)
Price: $294.00

Explore the mysteries of the ocean 800 to 1000 feet beneath the surface aboard a sophisticated deep dive Research Submarine. Minimum age: 9 years old.

Kirk's Glass Bottom Boat
Duration: 1 hour
Price: $ 24.00

Excellent commentary as you view the sparkling underwater world aboard this 34-foot glass bottom boat. See the abundant colorful tropical fish and the rich coral reefs which inhabit the area. Combine with the Grand Cayman Island drive for a combination tour!

Cayman Island Flightseeing Adventure
Duration: 1 hour
Price: $ 69.00

A full narrated flightseeing adventure to discover dramatic underwater cliffs, crystal waters, and the historic sights of shipwrecks while flying aboard a Vistaliner with a two-pilot crew.

Cayman Five-Star Combination Tour
Duration: 2 1/2 hours
Price: $139.00

This tour combines both the Atlantis Submarine and Cayman Flightseeing Adventure for a superb view of this tropical paradise from ABOVE & BELOW. The Best of Grand Cayman.

Grand Cayman Island Drive
Duration: 2 hours
Price: $ 24.00

See the unique Green Turtle Farm and visit "Hell" by air-conditioned mini-bus. Combine with the Glass Bottom Boat tour for a combination tour!

Stingray City Snorkel Tour
Duration: 2 1/2 hours
Price: $ 34.00

A 20-minute drive to the lagoon of North Sound where you'll board a double-decked boat for a 30-minute cruise to Stingray City. The boat will anchor amid a school of stingrays. One hour of snorkel time, snorkel equipment (no fins) and instruction included.

Reef Snorkel Tour
Duration: 2 hours
Price: $ 31.00

This excluive snorkel boat will introduce you to the wreck of the "Callie" and Pirates Reef with 40 minutes of snorkeling at each site. (No children under 12 years.) Equipment and instruction.

Grand Cayman Beginning SCUBA
Duration: 2 3/4 hours
Price: $ 54.00

This tour is designed for those who want to try SCUBA for the first time and discover why Grand Cayman is ranked Number 3 in the world for diving! Instructions and all equipment. Medical restrictions apply. Minimum age: 12 years. Parental signature required for under 18 years.

Grand Cayman Certified SCUBA (two tank)
Duration: 3 1/4 hours
Price: $ 60.00

An excellent two-tank boat dive at a wreck and a reef. Both dives are 50 ft or less, 40 minutes each dive. You must present a valid C-card at the time of the dive. All equipment provided. Number 3 in the world!

OCHO RIOS, JAMAICA

Jamaica Grand Tour and Dunn's River Falls
Duration: 5 1/2 to 6 hours
Price: $ 69.00

This comprehensive tour includes a visit to an 18th Century Great House and the Brimmer Hall Plantation, a Jamaican buffet lunch, shopping, and Dunn's River Falls.

Coyaba River Garden and Dunn's River Falls
Duration: 3 1/2 hours
Price: $ 39.00

Stroll the beautiful Coyaba Gardens and see springs filled with fish. View Pre-Columbian artifacts and historical displays before a scenic drive through Fern Gully and the Dunn's Falls. Optional shopping at the end of the tour.

Prospect Plantation and Dunn's River Falls
Duration: 4 hours
Price: $ 44.00

Visit this working agricultural college offering a tractor-drawn jitney tour where you will view bananas, cocoa, coffee, and other tropical foliage. Enjoy a refreshing drink, then visit Dunn's Falls. Two 30-minute shopping stops.

Shaw Park Gardens and Dunn's River Falls
Duration: 4 hours
Price: $ 39.00

Visit this exquisite botanical garden overlooking the Bay of Ocho Rios. View a variety of tropical plants and flowers. Enjoy a drive along Fern Gully and visit the Dunn's River Falls. Two 30-minute shopping stops included. (Steep staircases and inclines to walk the gardens.)

Luxury Yacht SAN-SAN to Dunn's River Falls
Duration:3 1/2 hours
Price: $ 64.00

Enjoy an open bar, fruits and champagne as you laze aboard this beautiful motor yacht. Approximately 1 hour at the Falls and 45 minutes of snorkeling off Laughing Waters. Snrkeling equipment provided.

Sundancer Shuttle Cruise to Dunn's River Falls
Duration: 2 1/2 hours
Price: $ 34.00

The shuttle boat SUNDANCER provides an enjoyable cruise to the Dunn's Falls. Approximately 1 1/4 hours at the falls for climbing, viewing the falls, or relaxing on the small beach at the base of the falls.

Beach, Sail & Snorkel Tour on the DREAM WEAVER
Duration: 3 1/4 hours
Price: $ 49.00

Set sail aboard your catamaran DREAM WEAVER for a secluded and private cove. Lounge under a shady tree, work on your tan, or visit the underwater world with a snorkel and mask.

Horseback Riding Tour
Duration: 4 hours
Price: $ 79.00

Travel by air-conditioned bus along the coast to Chukka Cove. Ride your horse to the beach where the saddle will be removed and you can ride bareback in the ocean! (3 hours with horse). Wear swimwear beneath blue jeans.

SPECIAL NOTE FOR ALL GUESTS ON TOURS VISITING DUNN'S RIVER FALLS
Prior to boarding the tour bus, each guest will be issued a non-replaceable admission coupon for the Falls. These coupons must be presented at Dunn's River Falls to obtain admission. Please do not board your vehicle until the Shore Excursion Staff has provided you with this coupon. All passengers on tours visiting Dunn's River Falls will have the opportunity to either climb the Falls or view the Falls from the staircase alongside the Falls. Those opting to view from the stairs may do as much or as little climbing as they choose. The full staircase (to the bottom) requires steps and provides viewing platforms at intervals along the Falls to observe those who are climbing up the waterfall. Climbing the Falls requires treading through knee-deep water on slippery surfaces while using rock faces and ledge footholds to ascend. An independent guide may be engaged at the site to provide assistance. Changing facilities are available at the Falls. However, it is highly recommended that you wear a swimsuit under your clothes and change out of your wet swimsuit after climbing the Falls. Take along tennis shoes which you do not mind getting wet, or you can rent "aqua socks" at the Falls for $5.00 . Lockers are available at the Falls - the rental fee is a $7.00 deposit, of which $4.00 is refunded after use.

HALF MOON CAY, BAHAMAS

Boat Snorkeling
Duration: 2 1/2 hours
Price: $ 29.00

Snorkel over a coral reef in crystal clear water for an up-close view of this colorful underwater world. Snorkeling time is approximately 1 hour, and equipment and instruction are provided.

Certified SCUBA Diving (one tank)
Duration: 2 1/2 hours
Price: $ 64.00

Shallow one-tank dive over a shallow reef. Depth of water is approximately 20-30 feet. This tour is combined with the Boat Snorkeling Tour. C-card is required.

Parasailing
Duration: 1 hour (8-minute ride)
Price: $ 34.00

Rise 350 to 400 feet above Half Moon Cay under a parasail for spectacular views.

Banana Boat Ride
Duration: 8 minute ride
Price: $ 14.00

Saddle up for the ride of your life on a thrilling banana boat. A huge rubber inflatable raft is pulled along behind a speedboat, with you seated atop!

THE FOLLOWING ARE RENTALS THAT MAY BE RESERVED THROUGH THE SHORE EXCURSION OFFICE. ON THE DAY, YOU SIMPLY PICK UP YOUR RENTAL AT THE WATERSPORTS SHACK LOCATED ON THE BEACH. DON'T FORGET YOUR VOUCHER!
Hobie Catamaran Sailboat - hourly rental. Seats 1-4. $ 40.00 per boat
Sunfish Sailboat - hourly rental. Seats 1-2. $ 35.00 per boat
Windsurfer - hourly rental. $ 35.00
Kayak - hourly rental. (One-person) $ 20.00
Kayak - hourly rental. (Two-person) $ 40.00
View Boards - hourly rental. $ 15.00
Aqua Cycle - 30 minute rental. $ 25.00
Snorkel Gear - Full Day rental. $ 14.00
Floating Air Mattress - Full Day rental. $ 5.00

FT. LAUDERDALE, FLORIDA

Everglades tour
Duration: 2 1/2 hours
Price: $ 44.00 FLL $ 54.00 MIA

Note: This tour is available to guests with flights out of Ft. Lauderdale airport after 2:00pm, or Miami airport after 3:00pm.

Florida Plantation Tour
Duration: 3 hours
Price: $ 44.00 FLL $ 54.00 MIA

Note: This tour is available to guests with flights out of Ft. Lauderdale airport after 2:00pm, or Miami airport after 3:00pm.

Fort lauderdale City Tour
Duration: 2 hours
Price: $ 26.00

Note: This tour is available to guest with flights out of Ft. Lauderdale airport after 1:00pm.

Ft. Lauderdale & Intracoastal Cruise
Duration: 2 1/2 hours
Price: $ 49.00 FLL $ 59.00 MIA

Note: This tour is available to guests with flights out of Ft. Lauderdale airport after 2:00pm, or Miami airport after 3:00pm.

Our thanks to Bob Jackson for providing this information.


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