Imagine just hanging out on a Caribbean Island with nothing to do and all ambition fast evaporating in the trade winds. That’s just what Paul and Elizabeth did one day on Half Moon Cay. There is soft white sand to enjoy, incredible blue green waters to swim in and plenty of just plain quiet. Makes for a perfect day. Join Paul and Elizabeth on a perfect day in the Caribbean. While Holland America Line is committed to keeping 98 percent of its pristine private island wild, Half Moon Cay offers everything you need for a day of play on your Caribbean cruise. Park yourself in an air-conditioned cabana along a two-mile crescent of blinding white beach. Visit Stingray Cove to feed and learn more about the gentle creatures. Ride your horse to a deserted beach and into the surf. Or, take your kids to Half Moon Lagoon, island’s aqua park and children’s playground. Part of the Bahamas, Half Moon Cay lies about 100 miles southeast of Nassau and is visited on nearly every Caribbean itinerary.
Shore Excursion Highlights
- Horseback Riding by Land & Sea: Head to the high point of the cay on horseback before a brisk ride in the surf.
- Aqua Trax Adventure: Get on a personal watercraft for a tour of the island, then test your skills on an obstacle course.
- Deep-Sea Fishing: The waters around the cay teem with wahoo, snapper, grouper and other fish. Catch (and release) them.