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Top 10 Exotic Excursions

The great thing about cruising is that it can take you all over the world, and to places that many people only dream about. Exotic destinations are becoming more popular for cruisers that want to go to different places and see more of the world.  From the tropical island of Hawaii to the tranquil paradise of Bora Bora, an exotic cruise holiday will give you the opportunity to visit some of the most stunning and unspoilt islands of the world. Many of the exotic islands will host a range of shore excursions, allowing you to get the most out of your visits.

1. Honolulu Helicopter Ride, Hawaii

There is no better place to see from the sky than Hawaii. With its hidden rainforests, green valleys, and picturesque beaches, you'll be hard-pushed to find anywhere else in the world like it. Starting on Waikiki Beach you will board your helicopter for the adventure of a lifetime. As you glide over the turquoise reefs, look down on beautiful scenery including the coral formations in Kaneohe Bay, the eye of the Diamond head volcano, and the cliffs of Nuuanu Valley rainforest. You will also get to see views of Pearl Harbour and the Arizona Memorial. This excursion is a breath taking adventure that will give you some amazing memories.

Royal Caribbean
 offer this amazing excursion. See all Royal Caribbean cruises to the Pacific Islands.

2. Maui Whale Watching, Hawaii

Whale watching
Maui is great place to see humpback whales. If you dream of seeing one of the largest animals on the planet in its natural habitat, then this excursion is not to be missed. In a smooth catamaran, led by certified marine naturalists you will have the opportunity to see, learn, and interact with these amazing creatures. You will even get the chance to listen to whale song on an underwater hydrophone… fascinating!

Try whale watching with
Princess Cruises.
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3. Hilo and Kilauea Volcano, Hawaii

When people picture Hawaii they often think of forests and flowers, and this all comes to life in Hilo, the flower capital of the world. As you board your coach you will stop at Rainbow Falls and Akatsuka Orchids, before travelling through tropical forests to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. The park sits 4,300 feet above sea level, and allows you to see an amazing landscape change. Kilauea volcano is one of the most active volcanoes on earth, and on this tour you can get as close to it as possible. For those that want to witness something unique and true to Hawaii, then this excursion is definitely for you.

Royal Caribbean
 can take you to explore this incredible scenery. See all Royal Caribbean cruises in the Pacific Islands.

4. Underwater Walk, Bora Bora

Underwater Bora Bora
The underwaters of Bora Bora are some of the most incredible in the world, and boast an array of exotic marine life. As you are taken out to sea on a small boat, your guide will provide you with all the safety information and tips you need for your underwater adventure. Once you reach an appropriate stop, put on your helmet and climb down a ladder into the clear water to begin your exploration. Your head remains completely dry as you walk around freely under water, connected to the boat by an air hose. Be prepared to see a wide variety of fish, coral and tropical formations.

 have this amazing excursion among their list. Take a look at all Pacific Islands cruises with Cunard.

5. 4x4 Safari, Tahiti

Tahiti is full of beautiful scenery and natural formations that are guaranteed to excite your eyes. There is no better way to experience it all than on a safari tour. Once you climb into your four wheel drive, get ready to enter a land of enchantment. As you drive through the forests you get up close to cascading waterfalls, tropical flowers, and captivating forests.

P&O Cruises
 can take you on this 4x4 Safari. Browse P&O's cruises in the Pacific Islands.

6. Quad at Casela Nature Park, Mauritius

The Casela Nature Park is a place where you can experience all the beauty that Mauritius has to offer. Covering almost 34 acres it is home to wildlife, plants, and beautiful landscape. Once you are ready on your quad bike, follow a guide who will take you on routes on which you will tackle rocky land to see some fascinating animals. These can include zebras, antelopes, monkeys, deer, and ostriches. This is a really fun adventure on which you can get close to nature whilst speeding along on an exhilarating quad bike.

MSC Cruises
 can take you to explore the park. See all MSC's cruises in the Indian Ocean.

7. Cruise to Dravuni Island, Fiji

Dravuni Island is a volcano island and is the most northern of the islands within the Fiji group. It boasts magnificent beaches with pristine sand and turquoise waters. From the port you will take a small catamaran over to this astonishing island, and enjoy a day of pure relaxation. You will also have the opportunity to snorkel or take a walk into the village to meet the locals if you wish.

Princess Cruises
 offer this lovely opportunity. Have a look at all Pacific Islands cruises with Princess Cruises.

8. Stingray Encounter, Bora Bora

Climb aboard a covered lagoon cruiser and glide across turquoise waters until you reach the famous stingray lagoon. With the guide's assistance you will get the chance to touch and hold these interesting animals as they swim around you. Your guide will also involve you in games with the stingrays, as well as teaching you all you need to know about them.

Meet the Stingrays with
Oceania Cruises. 
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9. Lagoon Cruise & Picnic, Moorea

Arguably the best way to experience and appreciate the stunning island of Moorea is to simply relax and explore its beaches. On this excursion a guide will talk you through the history of Oponohu and Cook’s bays, including when the infamous British explorer Captain James Cook moored there in 1777. Chill out on the white sands with a book, or swim in the lagoons before enjoying a delicious picnic. You’ll find all sorts of tropical fish, stingrays and some beautiful coral to keep you fascinated.

Enjoy the Lagoons with Cunard.
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10. Sigatoka Sand Dunes National park, Fiji

Sigatoka National Park
Located at the mouth of the Sigatoka River, this park is definitely worth seeing if your cruise stops in Fiji. The sand dunes were caused by erosion, and now cover a large area with dunes ranging up to 60m tall. The landscape of the park is fascinating enough on its own, but it is also home to an array of different wildlife, including geckos, fruits bats, and birds. As you walk around, your guide will narrate every step of the way giving lots of information about this unique ecosystem. Be sure to take your camera as you never know what you might see in this captivating place.

Princess Cruises
 offer this brilliant experience. See all Princess Cruises in the Pacific Islands.