Caribbean Excursions FAQs
What is the nicest place in the Caribbean?
Answering that could get us in trouble! We love them all. If you are interested in history, we would lean towards suggesting places in the Eastern Caribbean. If you want more fun/action – then the Western Caribbean may be better for you.
What is the Caribbean known for?
The Caribbean is known for its constantly warm temperatures, fantastic beaches and amazing snorkeling! Additionally, the varying cultures make the Caribbean very interesting as the French, Spanish, Dutch, British and others had settlements here.
Why do tourists go to the Caribbean?
Regardless of travelling on a cruise trip or a resort vacation – people love the Caribbean due to the warm temperatures and relatively close location to most population centers in the United States and Canada.
What is typical Caribbean food?
Seafood is always very popular as is many fruit-based foods. In certain parts of the Caribbean, poultry and pork are also very popular. Additionally the worlds best rums hail from the Caribbean.
Do you offer group shore excursions?
Groups of 12 or more can travel in a private customized shore excursion that is organized and facilitated by a Venture Ashore Group Specialist who will personally oversee the group and provide dedicated complimentary service. Our Specialists are experts at creating amazing custom experiences with a diverse product portfolio to accommodate the interests and budgets of any size group. Visit our Groups page for more information.
Who is Venture Ashore?
Venture Ashore by City Experiences delivers amazing shore excursions for your cruise itinerary in over 500 destinations. Owned and privately held by Hornblower Group, the global leader in world-class experiences and transportation, Venture Ashore offers unique small group and affordable private shore excursions dedicated to bringing you the best experiences in port. Our Essential Collection is an award-winning collection of exclusive experiences expertly managed by our seasoned cruise team and local guides. Our customer-centric policies of Don’t Port, Don’t Pay and a Back-to-Ship Guarantee are included with all our excursions, and our industry-leading flexible booking with deposit and 24-hour cancellation ensure you enjoy a seamless and immersive excursion every time.
What is the Essential Collection?
The Essential Collection is the best way to see key sites and highlights in any port destination. Essential Collection tours are personally curated and expertly managed by our seasoned cruise team and local guides. Along with small group experiences, comfortable transportation, and professional local guides sharing their knowledge, guests can be sure that they are getting the best value in shore excursions with the intricate itineraries and value-driven pricing of the Essential Collection.
What is the climate in the Caribbean?
The weather in the Caribbean can be best described as hot & humid. The temperatures remain fairly constant in the low-80’s Fahrenheit (low-20’s Celsius). April, May and June will see higher temperatures and the months with the most rain will be July through November. Although rainfall daily is very common in the Caribbean – its “no problem mon!” as its usually very brief.
How can I book?
Venture Ashore offers booking flexibility with easy online booking and white glove customer service available during working hours across the US and UK to ensure our guests have access to our knowledgeable team when needing more information about a tour or to book over the phone. Please call us toll free at: 844 491 4164 or 0800 091 8274.
Can I cancel?
Venture Ashore is proud to offer an industry-leading cancellation policy on all tours at no extra cost. Guests can cancel up to 7 days before the start of their tour for a full excursion refund. For guests looking for extra flexibility and peace of mind, 24-hour cancellation is available through Venture Ashore Ticket Assurance, which can be added to your booking at the time that your initial reservation is made.
What is the Back-to-Ship-Guarantee?
For all excursions that include transportation to and from the cruise port we guarantee to get you back to your ship in time for your cruise ship’s departure. If for any reason beyond our control you are not able to return to your ship in time (road accident, extreme weather delay etc.) we will cover the cost of your transportation to the next port of call and assist in making your arrangements. Please see our terms & conditions for full details.