Welcome to Active Caribbean... a one-stop guide to adventure travel covering the wide range of Caribbean adventure vacation activities, special interest holiday ideas, Caribbean wildlife, and interesting holiday activities in the Caribbean
This 'at a glance' one-stop travel guide to Caribbean adventure vacation activities includes information on ziplining, birdwatching, golf, mountain biking, river tubing, horseback riding and Segway tours: special interests and activities include Yoga, Pilates, wellbeing, cooking, singing, Caribbean family adventures, as well as hiking, biking, canyoning, whitewater rafting, and more...
The alternative Caribbean is full of adventure, interesting activities and wildlife - adventures and special interests to suit all, from families to extreme adventurers. If you are interested in an active vacation then the Caribbean, including Central America countries that border the Caribbean, can offer an adventure to match the adventurer in you.
In the different sections of Active Caribbean you'll find information on a wide variety of adventures and activities ranging from accompanied family biking tours on the unspoilt island of Nevis to extreme whitewater rafting in exciting Colombia. Discover which Caribbean islands are good for birdwatching, where to consider going for a Caribbean family adventure, where you can learn how to sail or sing, where it is possible to swim with dolphins or snorkel with stingrays, and which destinations offer extreme adventure activities... plus much, much more.
Caribbean adventures and activities
Behind the Caribbean's tranquil beauty lies a fascinating and diverse ecosystem, a vibrant culture and plenty of activities such as rainforest canopy rides, ziplining and hiking, rib boat rides, river tubing, stand up paddleboarding (SUP), volcano treks, rainforest walks, biking, off-road 4x4 excursions and ATV tours. Go horseback riding, birdwatching, deep sea fishing, mangrove kayaking, SNUBA diving, sailing, snorkelling and Scuba diving.
There are botanical gardens to visit, whales and dolphins to spot, turtles to swim with, stingrays to snorkle with, golf courses to play, Segways to ride, small yachts and luxury catamarans to charter. More extreme adventures in the Caribbean include activities such as white water rafting, canyoning, kayaking, off-road mountain biking, and caving.
Caribbean wildlife... blue dragons, snoring frogs, red howlers and swimming pigs
The Caribbean has one of the most varied and well-preserved ecosystems on the planet so why not choose to explore the wild side of the region to make your Caribbean vacation even more memorable. Caribbean wildlife holidays, excursions and tours can offer wonderful opportunities to discover unusual Caribbean wildlife - from blue dragons, green monkeys, white-tailed deer, brown boobies and red howlers to chirping tree frogs, parrot fish, upside-down jellyfish, bee-sized birds and whistling ducks. Migratory bird traffic through the Caribbean is vast, marine life is rich, and there are myriad lizards of all shapes and sizes. Lush tropical rainforests are home to a rich diversity of fauna including opossums, mongooses, nine-banded armadillos and a variety of monkeys.
Caribbean special interest vacations: learn to sail, sing or cook
'Learn to' holidays are increasingly popular activities in the Caribbean: for instance you can learn to sail in Antigua, learn to Scuba dive in the Bahamas, join a group on a singing holiday in Barbados or learn how to salsa in Havana. Special interest holiday activities available in the Caribbean include cooking courses, PADI diving courses, the opportunity to crew in high performance yacht racing events and to relax in Yoga retreats.
Turtle conservation, birdwatching, and volunteer to help with eco and wildlife projects
You could perhaps join a turtle patrol in St Kitts, go on a crocodile safari, go birdwatching in Costa Rica, volunteer to help with eco projects, work on a wildlife conservation project in the Caribbean, or even sign up for a grown-up gap year in Central America. Your choices are numerous.
Caribbean cruise ships with climbing walls, water slides, surf simulators, and adventure excursions from cruise terminals
There are Caribbean cruise ships that feature adventure activities on board such as surf simulators and climbing walls, and at many ports of call you will find that cruise ships offer a variety of half-day or full-day adventure excursions in the Caribbean. Some cruise ships even have their own cycling and biking tour operator on board, so you can be ready to go as soon as you arrive at the port of call.
With hundreds of islands in the Caribbean, vacation accommodation choices are numerous and varied - ranging from cosy B&B in family homes, basic eco lodges and inexpensive self-catering hotels... to luxury rainforest villas with private pools, five star boutique hotels, secluded exclusive villas, Caribbean timeshare rentals and resales, and even private islands.