One of the Caribbean’s true gems, St. Barts is where Riviera chic meets Caribbean cool. Day-trippers come from nearby islands for the duty-free shopping, excellent dining and to lounge on the soft, white sands in a secluded palm-fringed cove. Tour Fort Gustav and Fort Carl, historic reminders of Sweden’s short-lived Caribbean possession. Excursions abound, inviting guests to snorkel, sail over the clear blue waters on a catamaran, or horseback ride through shaded jungle trails.
The following Shore Excursions are available for this port on this cruise, and may be reserved beginning 240 days before the cruise begins for guests receiving Concierge amenities, and 180 days before the cruise begins for all other guests. Guests receiving Concierge amenities will receive a 5% discount off of the prices shown below for Regent Choice tours.
Most Active or Strenuous
Minimal Activity Required
This thoroughly fun adventure will afford you the most complete tour of St. Barts, going to both the windward and leeward sides of the island while driving your own ATV. Donning your helmet, you'll leave the harbor of Gustavia and head toward the northern-leeward region of the island where you'll begin your journey. Along the way, you'll have the opportunity to view all aspects of St. Barts, including the industrial area, small hillside villages, the seaside resort town of St. Jean and breathtaking vistas of the mountains and the sea from several superb viewpoints. Your tour will also take you to the hill of Morne Tourterelle which overlooks the salines. While there, your guide will give you a history of these salt ponds and the salt industry, which until the mid 1950s, was the only industry on the island. Your extensive tour of St. Barts will then conclude with a leisurely drive back to Gustavia Harbor.
Please note: This tour is priced per vehicle and the ATVs carry 2 guests; therefore, when booking a party of 2, please only add for one guest. The ATV's are all automatic and may carry one driver and one guest. The minimum age requirement for drivers with a valid drivers' license on this tour is 18 years of age, and the minimum for guests is 12 years of age. The maximum weight allowance per each ATV is 330 lbs.
While this ride is not difficult, guests must be physically fit. Persons with leg, knee, back or neck injuries will not be permitted to participate. The tour operator reserves the right to deny participation to anyone deemed not fit to operate the ATV. Shoes or sneakers must be worn as no beach type sandals or flip-flops will be allowed. It is recommended that light, comfortable clothing be worn and those wishing to swim at the end of the tour are encouraged to bring a swimsuit and towel.
Each ATV is equipped with a small trunk to store your personal effects. Should damage occur to the ATV during the course of the tour and it is determined that the guest is at fault for the damage, the guest will be held liable for the damage to the ATV up to a maximum of 2000.00 Euros. Guests will be required to present a valid credit card to the operator for this purpose before being allowed to participate on the tour. Guests are required to walk back to the tender pier (not more than 10 minutes) and it is a nice walk around the harbour.
Explore the historic sites and scenic beauty of St. Barts during this brief, but picturesque orientation drive through the island.
Depart the pier for the drive through St. Barts. Your first stop will be at Le Col de la Tourmente, which overlooks St. Jean Beach, the island's most popular beach, and the airport. From here, you will continue on to Salines. At one time, St. Barts exported salt throughout the Caribbean from this industrial area. You will then drive through Petite Salines, the only place on the island where the ocean is not visible, before proceeding to Grand Fonds. From here, you will take in breathtaking views and photo opportunities overlooking the green valley and raging ocean breaking on the shoreline. It is very windy here, and the landscape is vastly different from the rest of the island. Only a few years ago, Grand Fond was the cattle center of St. Barts, and home to numerous cows, goats and sheep.
Next, you will drive along the coast and pass by the oceanfront house that once belonged to the famous Russian dancer, Rudolf Nureyev. You will then pass Petit-Cul de Sac, the small salt pond, and Grand Cul de Sac. This scenic locale features a large lagoon, many hotels and resorts, and hosts the 24-hour windsurfing regatta held in August each year. Your drive will continue to Marigot, famous for its wine shop, La Cave, which stocks more than 300,000 bottles of wine. From here, you will pass the flower-filled cemeteries of L'Orient, La Vigie and Coupe Gorge en route to St. Jean. You will then take the road to Corossol, and climb one last hill before returning to Gustavia.
Depending on traffic conditions, your taxi will either stop in the parking lot next to the pier, or in town at the main taxi station.
Please note: This excursion is an orientation drive of the island operated by a driver only and does not include a separate guide. The mini-bus taxi drivers speak varying degrees of English with a heavy French-West Indian accent.
Explore St. Bart's pristine natural beauty from a unique perspective during this scenic catamaran cruise along the leeward coast of the island.
Depart the pier aboard your catamaran for the cruise to the Bay of Colombier. Upon arrival, you can swim in the crystal-clear waters and explore the beach. Your captain and hostess will also inform you about the local marine life.
While anchored, the Captain and attentive crew will be serving refreshments. Following close to an hour at anchor, the boat will then begin the return trip to Gustavia.
Please note: This tour includes a moderate amount of activity and requires access to and from the water to the catamaran via a diving ladder. Participants should be good swimmers and in good physical condition. The tour is not available to wheelchair guests or those with mobility concerns and may not be suitable for those with back or neck problems. Swimwear; cover-up; sun cap; sunglasses; sunscreen; a towel is suggested. Footwear must be removed when boarding the catamaran and will be returned when you disembark. Guests must be at least 21 years of age to be served alcoholic beverages. Alcoholic beverages will be served only after water activities are completed. Snorkeling equipment will be provided. Those who take part in any water activities do so at their own risk and responsibility. The Catamaran is a sailing vessel and guests are allowed to swim or snorkel (bring your own equipment) while anchoring. The vessel and crew are not dive or snorkel certified. Guest participating in any water activities do so at their own risk & responsibility, and may be required to sign liability waiver.
Explore the diverse marine life and coastal beauty of St. Barts during this scenic voyage aboard a semi-submersible vessel.
After embarking the semi-submersible vessel at the pier, you can stay outside on the upper-deck, or walk down to the tunnel-like hull in front of the underwater windows.
You will then cruise to the entrance of the harbor, where you should be able to see some of the many green turtles that live here. After a brief stop, the vessel will pass over the wreck of the Marignan, a 50-foot island freighter that sunk during Hurricane Luis in 1995. En route, gentle music can be heard inside the vessel's tunnel-like hull.
En route to your next stop, the vessel will cross the southeastern edge of the Saint Barth Marine Park. Here, you will see marine life pass right in front of you. The sea bottom in this area is filled with colorful coral reefs, and schools of sergeant major fish.
Your semi-submersible vessel will then cruise on for the highlight of your tour, a brief visit to a group of three tiny rock islands known as The Saints. The crew will feed the surrounding fish, and you may even see a shark or two during the frenetic feeding frenzy. After the feeding, your semi-submersible vessel with travel the same route, in reverse order, back to the pier. Upon arrival, you may return to the ship, or opt to remain on the upper-deck to take in spectacular views of the beautiful anchored yachts and shores of Saint Barts.
Please note: Guests are advised to wear comfortable clothing, sunscreen, a hat and sunglasses. The boat may not be exclusive to RSSC guests. The itinerary may change depending upon weather conditions, general safety or other reasons as determined by the captain.
Terms & Conditions:
Free Unlimited Shore Excursions are for full fare guests only, capacity controlled and subject to availability. Requested excursions may not be available at time of booking. Supplement will apply on Regent Choice excursions (indicated by the above) and excludes Private Arrangements and all Adventures Ashore programs. Concierge benefits do not apply to Executive Collection private cars or other private arrangements. In order to ensure quality guides and sufficient transportation, we must provide the tour operator with passenger counts at least 36 hours in advance. Therefore no refunds will be given within 36 hours of tour departure for cancellations or no-shows. Please pay special attention to scheduling and tour lengths when booking your shore excursions. In many cases, it is not possible to participate in more than one tour per day in a given port. Tour Departure times are subject to change so please reference your actual tour ticket for the correct departure time. Tours operate rain or shine. Minor children under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a an adult parent or guardian on all shore excursions. Tours require minimum participation levels to operate so please sign up as early as possible. Tours may be cancelled if minimum participation levels are not met. Prices, Itineraries and General Information shore excursion prices are subject to change to meet unexpected cost increases or currency fluctuations. Please consult the Destination Services Desk onboard for information. During local or national holidays, access to certain facilities (such as museums or archaeological sites) may be limited or denied. In such instances, adjustments will be made to minimize inconvenience to guests. Some tours have limited availability. Tours are generally available for reserving 180 days prior to the beginning of a cruise. Please sign up early to avoid disappointment. Regent Seven Seas Cruises reserves the right to require guests to complete a liability waiver for select shore excursions. For more information, please visit the Destination Services Desk onboard.