When choosing the Western Caribbean as your cruise destination you will of course, need to know what lies ahead as far as sites to see and things to do. Should you be a risk taker and crave adventure, perhaps you may want to give Aerial Trekking or Cave Tubing a go? You can find both of these activities in Belize City. If you like fishing, you can try Bottom Fishing which you can do from a 43 foot motor boat – you have a chance of even possibly catching a Barracuda. All fish that are caught will be donated to orphanages or charities.

You can also experience The Big Three in Key West – here you can do snorkeling, kayaking and swimming with dolphins all around the United States only living coral reef.

In Cozumel, they have Adventure Park, where you can do zip-line excursions. Here, you can also do rock-climbing with professionals in a man made extreme sport area with towers, bridges and more to explore. Another great activity to do while in Cozumel is known as Clear Kayaking from Uvas Beach (Playa Uvas), where you can ride in a 2 person kayak and follow a guide to prime spots that allow you to view the sea life below the clear water.

In Jamaica no trip is complete without a hike up Dunns River waterfalls.  Be sure to wear cloths that you don’t mind getting wet.  And yes you will have to get whatever is on your feet wet.  They won’t let you do the hike barefoot.  If you are a James Bond fan you may recognize some of the scenes from Dr No.  It’s no coincidence that Ian Fleming’s home Goldeneye (now a hotel) is not too far away.

Some cruises will take you to the banking capital of the Caribbean – the Cayman Islands.  You can visit Hell (everyone gets tee shirts and post cards).  It’s an interesting place to visit.  Our favorite place is the turtle farm.  Now some people may be put off by the fact that some are being raised for food, but here they are being raised to help maintain the species.  You can play with the turtles and even go swimming with them.