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Tropical Adventures - Excellence Catamaran

St. John's, Antigua
About Tropical Adventures - Excellence Catamaran
This is a first class tour on a 80ft power catamaran, the name says it all! If you want to visit Antigua AND Barbuda by sea, The Excellence is the way to do it! We will pamper you all day with an open bar, and a hot local lunch at midday, and if you want to Snorkel, you can always ask!
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DeniseH wrote a review Apr 2021
Levittown, New York10 contributions9 helpful votes
Don't miss this day tour! It is among the finest. Been on this twice. The first time was on the "One Love" .But it was docked this time. But Some Love was perfect. The crew is amazing, attentive, and keeps you entertained and safe. Capt Cleveland, Chad, Phillip, Marley,Eddie,Lincoln, and all the rest are the best of the best. The snorkeling, swimming, is great. The food is delicious, and the drinks have no end. I vacant wait till my next trip there so I can get right back on. Don't miss this one!!!!!!
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Date of experience: April 2021
Lets_Cruise_13 wrote a review Mar 2020
Ottawa, Canada1216 contributions108 helpful votes
On Wednesday January 29th, 2020, from the town of St. John’s Antigua, my wife and I took an NCL shore excursion ANUL2511, namely Antigua by Sea for a duration of more than five hours. We left our ship the NCL Bliss mid morning to meet at the pier around 9:20 am but nobody was there to greet us. We finally got directions from an NCL tour advisor that informed us to walk to the other end of St John’s Harbour where the catamaran Excellence was docked. The 80-foot Excellence is operated by Tropical Adventures. On board we did not feel overcrowded, but it was very busy. The vessel did have plenty of shade, but we decided to sit at the front to enjoy the main attractions of Antigua. It got busier shortly after as we stopped to pick up some people at the Sandals Grande Antigua. Just off the north east coast, we saw lovely sites such as Long Island also known as Jumbo Bay. Further away was Great Bird Island and the natural spectacle of Devil’s Bridge National Park. Then, we were whisked away to Green Island to relax on the beautiful white sand beach, to snorkel, swim or just explore the nearby reef. It was open bar for everyone wanting a tropical drink. The beach area was tranquil, and the waters were super clear and warm, and the sun was hot and great. Back on board, the crew cooked and served a delicious BBQ lunch with open bar. After lunch we cruised to the extreme south of the island where we saw the pillars of Hercules, one of the many sights around the islands edge, worn away from erosion, they looked like pillars carved out of marble. We cruised past English Harbour, then saw many sail boats and yachts at Nelson’s Dockyard, one of the most prestigious and renowned dockyards also known as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Our journey brought us to the exotic western coast of Antigua where virgin white sand beaches and pristine bays could be seen. We were at peace with the world as we gazed at slender coconut palms waving in the breeze and listening to rhythmic calypso and reggae music. Cruising back to the ship, staff from Tropical Adventures made sure we had fun on deck while dancing to the conga. Again, we stopped at Sandals Grande Antigua to drop off people. Cruisers enjoyed themselves with this breathtaking scenery, beautiful weather, BBQ Lunch and tropical drinks. We had a good time and relaxed and would rate this excursion as five-stars and would recommend it to our friends and family wishing to visit.
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Date of experience: January 2020
2 Helpful votes
Ann C wrote a review Mar 2020
73 contributions39 helpful votes
Excellence, is simply the best way of seeing Antigua by sea, friendly crew, wonderful drinks, plus a lovely lunch, they also provide snorkelling equipment for those who want to snorkel. Great value for money.
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Date of experience: March 2020
1 Helpful vote
lauries766 wrote a review Mar 2020
Keller, Texas12 contributions14 helpful votes
Catamaran?? More like a ship! Beautiful with lots of room to move about. An upstairs, downstairs and real bathrooms!! Our tour around the island was amazing and Antigua is just gorgeous! We stopped at a small cove for snorkeling or just relaxing in the sun or the clear blue water. Had a great and filling lunch with lots of good beverages! We absolutely loved it! I highly recommend this trip!!
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Date of experience: March 2020
1 Helpful vote
Faye D wrote a review Feb 2020
17 contributions15 helpful votes
This was a fantastic trip. We were lucky and had very smooth seas. I can see where the 90 minutes trip could get rough. The boat and it’s crew were fantastic. We stopped in middle of the trip as a whale was spotted, it was spectacular. We did the two beaches tour.. they were glorious. The meal on board was nice and the cocktails flowed freely. Be prepared for the sea sickness if you are prone to this. It’s a long ride if you don’t
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Date of experience: February 2020
1 Helpful vote