Caribbean Adventure Activities
A one-stop guide to Caribbean adventure activities, wildlife, special interests, & family activities
Welcome to Active Caribbean
We hope this one-stop adventure travel guide to Caribbean adventure activities will help you decide on the destination which will suit the adventurer in you. This website is essential reading for anyone planning to visit the region who likes plenty of things to do while on vacation. We cover 33 different Caribbean countries and more than 40 Caribbean vacation adventures and holiday activities.
Enjoy exploring our colourful pages where you’ll discover a wide range of Caribbean adventure activities, some special interest holiday ideas, information on the diverse Caribbean wildlife, suggestions for fun family adventures and some underwater experiences. Details of what adventures and activities each country offers active visitors can be found in the Destination Adventure Travel Guides section. Wherever you go, whatever Caribbean adventure activities you do… read our Caribbean travel advice and tips before you go, they might prove useful. Check them out in the Discover section which contains other Caribbean snippets of information.
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Caribbean Adventure Activities
The Caribbean has a diverse ecosystem, a vibrant culture and plenty of activities. In Active Caribbean you’ll discover where to go for Caribbean family adventures, good locations to learn how to sail, and where to swim with dolphins and snorkel with stingrays. Join a turtle patrol in St Kitts, go on a crocodile safari or birding in Costa Rica, volunteer to help with eco projects or Caribbean wildlife conservation, go singing in Barbados, or even sign up for a grown-up gap year in Central America.
Some Caribbean adventure activities to keep you busy are: rainforest canopy rides, ziplining, rib boat rides, hiking, river tubing, stand up paddleboarding (SUP), Segway tours, volcano treks, horseback riding, rainforest walks, mountain biking and off-road 4×4 excursions – all popular Caribbean adventure Activities. Go birdwatching, deep sea fishing, mangrove kayaking, SNUBA diving, sailing, snorkelling and Scuba diving. There are botanical gardens to visit, excellent Caribbean golf courses to play and no shortage of yachts and luxury catamarans to charter – with or without skipper. More extreme adventures include white water rafting, off-road mountain biking, caving, climbing and canyoning.
Caribbean special interest vacations – wildlife, singing, dancing, cooking, yoga
The Caribbean has one of the most varied and well-preserved ecosystems on the planet so make your vacation even more memorable by discovering just how diverse Caribbean wildlife can be… imagine whistling ducks and swimming pigs! Discover more in the Caribbean Wildlife section. Learning holidays are increasingly popular activities in the Caribbean. For instance you can learn to sail in scenic Antigua and Grenada, learn to Scuba dive in the Bahamas, join a group singing holiday in Barbados, and learn how to salsa in Havana. Special interest holiday activities in the region include cooking courses, PADI diving courses, the opportunity to crew in high performance yacht racing events, and to relax mind, body and soul in Caribbean Yoga retreats. Go to the Caribbean Yoga, Pilates and Wellness section to read more and to the Foodie page to discover some tasty snippets.
Caribbean family adventures, cruise ships with climbing walls, water slides, surf simulators, and adventure tours from cruise terminals
There are Caribbean adventure activities on board cruise ships too – such as surf simulators and climbing walls, and at many ports of call you will find cruise ships offer a variety of half-day or full-day adventure excursions. 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. Check out the Leisure Activities section for Cruise Adventures on the high seas.
Caribbean accommodation – eco lodges, high end hotels, luxury rainforest villas, golf resorts, timeshare rentals, private islands…
To accompany your Caribbean adventure activities you’ll need somewhere to stay. With hundreds of islands in the region, the choice of Caribbean vacation accommodation is predictably varied – ranging from cosy B&B in family homes, basic eco lodges, inexpensive self-catering hotels, and timeshare rentals and re-sales … to luxury golf resorts, chic rainforest villas with private pools, five star boutique hotels, secluded exclusive villas, high end eco hotels, and even private islands. You’ll find information on hotels and accommodation, as well as a number of hotel reviews, in the Caribbean Hotels section.
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Images on this Caribbean Adventure Activities page, the Home page of Active Caribbean, are copyright of www.linda-jackson.co.uk, Aruba Tourism Authority (surfing, kitesurfing, windsurfing), Discover Dominica Authority (Canyoning), Dominican Republic (carnival, whitewater rafting, golf), Eco Circuitos Panama (diving/snorkelling), Rio Secreto (caving – cenotes, Mexico, Yucatán Peninsula), Ladera Resort, Nevis Bike Hire, Barbados Singing Holidays