Hiking “The Quill”

Hiking “The Quill”

The Quill, perfectly symmetrical, with hills that rise majestically from the landscape to a height of almost 2,000 feet (600 meters) above sea level and your ultimate hiking destination is the rim of this imposing dormant volcano.

Meet your guide at the pier and take the transportation to Rosemary Lane for the starting point of the hike. The tropical island of St Eustatius has its own unique natural history. There are distinctive ecosystems and habitats teeming with rare and exotic life to be observed on this nature hike. See the Statia Morning Glory, an extremely rare and beautiful herbaceous vine, growing nowhere else in the world – and endures here as the symbol of this island. The most eye-catching tree on Statia is the kapok. With its trunk sometimes measuring feet in diameter, it rests on an impressive network of roots below and sticking out above the ground.

Take in the magnificent view from the top of the Quill crater and don’t forget your camera to capture this moment. Your guide will lead you around the crater’s rim and then travel down inside the volcano for a short distance. Revealed inside this mysterious crater is a completely overgrown tropical, pocket-sized rainforest. Teeming with giant elephant ear plants growing along the trail, admire the delicate tree ferns, begonias, and wild balsam. Inside the Quill there can be spotted bromeliads (related to the pineapple), trumpet wood, mahogany, seedless breadfruit, Suriname cherry, ginger bush, and edible blackberries. Pause for a refreshment along the hike and return to the SeaDream yacht full of the stories learned about the beautiful Quill Volcano of Sint Eustatius.

Notes: Remember to bring your SeaDream Walking sticks, wear hiking boots or sturdy walking shoes. This is a strenuous hike; guests should be physically fit to participate. This hike does not go down to the bottom of the crater, however it does hike along the rim and inside top area. 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: Sint Eustatius

Duration: 3.5 hours hours

Current Price: 109 USD