Must-Try Watersports in the West Indies

When thinking of a West Indies vacation, one of the first things you may think of is its beautiful beaches and water activities. After all, no yachting getaway is complete without spending some time in the sun and enjoying all the fun that comes with visiting a tropical paradise.

With SeaDream, you can ensure your vacation will be filled with exciting water activities. The Watersports Marina Platform allows guests to enjoy water sports and swimming right off the back of the yacht. 

What is yachting without the proper toys? SeaDream’s Marina is equipped with all the water sports equipment required for a proper yachting vacation. Multiple Marina days allow for more time to enjoy the personal sailboats, Hobie Cat™ Catamarans, kayaks, banana boat, tube, wakeboards & waterskis, snorkeling gear, floating island & trampoline, stand-up paddleboards and wave runners/jet skis. The Marina crew is always available to ensure your safety and enjoyment (weather permitting).

For guests perhaps looking for more high adrenaline activities or simply prefer guided tours, SeaDream also has them covered with a wide selection of Yachting Land Adventure (YLA) excursions that feature exhilarating watersports for all experience levels. Find out which watersports YLA is the right fit for you:

Yachting Land Adventures – Spotlight on Water Activities

Grade Anse d’Arlet, Martinique, F.W.I

YLA Recommendation: Martinique Sea, Sights & Swimming

This little bay is located on the southwest corner of the island does not see large cruise vessels, only yachters, fishermen and occasionally SeaDream! Most travelers flock here for fishing charters, scuba diving or simply to relax. Guests will enjoy watersports and our Yachting Land Adventures shoreside.

For the Martinique Sea, Sights & Swimming adventure, hop aboard a speedboat excursion for a discovery of the creatures and treasures of Fort De France Bay, which is designated by UNESCO as one the most beautiful bays of the world. The friendly crew will help you spot local turtles, dolphins and other marine life from the boat. A stop is also made at the famous bat cave. You have an opportunity to swim in the clear water at Anse Dufour, Anse Noire or Anse d’arlets beaches before returning to the yacht.

Iles des Saintes, Guadeloupe, F.W.I

YLA Recommendation: Les Saintes Archipelago Cruise & Snorkel

The SeaDream anchorage off the island of Terre-de-Haut (part of the Iles des Saintes group of Islands) is one of the most picturesque in the entire West Indies. We highly recommend a stroll along with the picturesque streets and colorfully painted houses, soaking in the relaxed blend of the island’s French, Mediterranean & Caribbean atmosphere. During your visit to the island, we will open up the SeaDream marina for swimming and water sports activities or you can join the Les Saintes Archipelago Cruise & Snorkel for an unforgettable experience.

Experience the tropical beauty of the Les Saints Archipelago from a unique perspective during the Cruise & Snorkel YLA for panoramic sightseeing and a snorkeling journey by boat. Depart the pier aboard a comfortable boat for the cruise to Les Saintes, an archipelago composed of nine islets. Enjoy scenic cruising along the way spotting beautiful bays and inlets, sheltered coves and colorful seaside villages. A stop will be made for snorkeling near Pain de Sucre. Jump into the warm crystal-clear waters from the boat to spot colorful tropical fish and marine life. After snorkeling, relax on the boat with a refreshing drink on the short cruise back to the pier and your yacht.

 St. George’s, Grenada

YLA Recommendation: Adventure River Tubing

This stop happens to be the capital of Grenada and offers guests energetic activities such as hiking and tubing. This destination is becoming more popular due to the moderate tropical climate that ensures the success of spice production. Nutmegs are the most plentiful crop, followed by an array of such spices as cocoa, mace, cloves, vanilla, cinnamon, and ginger. SeaDream guests can also enjoy playing from the water sports marina as we are scheduled to anchor in this port of call.

Head to the Balthazar River during the Adventure River Tubing YLA. Fed from sources located deep in the island’s interior, this river is nestled between exotic tropical rainforest, flora, and fauna. Our river tubing guests will experience the thrill of a lifetime. Wet, wild, and wonderful from the get-go, your guides will accompany you on the journey, gently spinning and swirling in the currents of the river, as you take in the exotic scenery of tropical vegetation and wildlife, at the same time. Together with your fellow SeaDream guests, you will have a thrilling ride down the river, stopping only in the pools along the way to catch your breath. Then finally at the last pool, an opportunity for a swim before you enjoy a much-deserved rum punch or glass of local fruit juice before returning to your SeaDream Yacht.

Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago

YLA Recommendation: Kayaking Adventure in the Caroni Sanctuary

Port of Spain is full of energy and friendly locals that enchant all who visit. The dynamic capital city is home to the West Indies’ most exhilarating Carnival celebrations. Discover Queen’s Park Savannah and its surroundings, a large and open recreational space near many of Port of Spain’s key attractions, including the botanical gardens, museums, Victorian mansions and more. Learn about the rich cultural heritage of Port of Spain and what makes this capital city one of the most exciting destinations in the Caribbean.

For those looking to enjoy the nature side of Port of Spain, the Kayaking Adventure in the Caroni Sanctuary is the perfect YLA. Discover the Caroni Nature Sanctuary by kayak with a naturalist guide who will point out the amazing variety of birds and wildlife, hopefully spotting the stunning Scarlet Ibis if you are lucky! Explore this wonder of Trinidad that is visited by many wildlife experts and visitors from around the world. Board your kayak and enjoy this fascinating experience with your professional naturalist guide. Slowly paddle along the peaceful waterways and lagoons admiring the beautiful landscape. Your kayak guide will explain how the mangroves grow and point out other marine life, such as the four-eyed fish, that lives in this area of Trinidad. The almost surrealistic beauty of this famous nature resort will amaze you. This tour is a must for guests with an interest in conservation and the protection of the environment and loves nature.

Explore West Indies voyages for a full section of watersports related YLAs in the West Indies.