Pompeii of the Caribbean
See the “active” Soufriere Hills Volcano on Montserrat from Plymouth port and learn why it may be called the Pompeii of the Caribbean. No visitor to Montserrat should leave without having an encounter with Montserrat’s most captivating phenomena. On July 18, 1995, the volcano, dormant for four centuries, spewed 20 feet of ash over the southern coast. A series of eruptions eventually caused fast-moving cascades of hot gas and rock that buried the once thriving city of Plymouth. Life, as it was, for Montserrat’s 12,000 residents changed forever. On this excursion you will travel to Jack Boy Hill where you can see the volcano and remnants of WH Bramble Airport now completely buried by volcanic lava flows. Then its on to a lookout point over Plymouth, which is located in what's called the Exclusion Zone, or Zone V; because this area sits in the path of the greatest current volcanic activity and there is limited public access. As you make the way to Plymouth you will pass through small villages and stop in Woodlands for a brief moment at Runaway Ghuat. This is a natural Spring that local myth claims you must drink from this Spring if you want to return to Montserrat. Before entering Plymouth you will have a brief “bird’s eye” view stop at Montserrat Springs; a once proud 4-star hotel. In Plymouth, Safety Officer Norman will show you pictures of former life in Plymouth as you walk past and on top of the buried buildings.Be sure to bring your camera to record this live volcano experience and how the community was buried just like Pompeii.
Notes: Wear comfortable walking shoes and the tour sequence may vary. A minimum participation is required to operate all Yachting Land Adventures, and some may have limited capacity. All adventures in the SeaDream Yachting Land Adventures program are subject to change. Final departure times will be published on-board.
Port: Little Bay
Duration: 4 hours
Price: 149 USD