Cruise by night and pedal by day. It's a cyclist's dream! The itinerary Includes 3 days of biking and one FANTASTIC day of snorkeling in Belize at the Barrier Reef, but great snorkeling at our beach stop every day.
DAY 1 Tampa, FL
DAY 2 sea day
DAY 3 Roatan Bay Islands
DAY 4 Belize City
DAY 5 Costa Maya
DAY 6 Cozumel
DAY 7 sea day #2
DAY 8 Tampa, FL
Age range, type of group
SUNDAY – Board the ship at Noon in Tampa, FL at the pier. Lunch will be served in the buffet. We’ll have our bike meeting in the early evening then dinner together.
MONDAY – AH, relax and relish the first day of your cruise, just cruising! Laze by the pool, jog, work out in the fitness center, have a massage, read your book or just gaze at the Gulf! It’s formal optional evening and dinner together.
TUESDAY – Roatan, Bay Islands, Honduras - This unknown little island is a true gem! You will be amazed at its beauty. Lush, tropical, rolling hills, quaint villages, friendly locals, unusual items to take home, we love this place. We’ll leave the ship, meet our local guides and ride along the gorgeous Caribbean Sea on our way to a sweet little beachside village for our lunch stop. The rolling hills on the way will make this little perfect postcard cove a lovely reward. Lounge in the chairs, get a beachside massage and enjoy a great local lunch, swim, snorkel and then rinse in the outdoor shower. We’ll be riding a loop today so the return will bring different views and new hills on the way back!!! Just before arriving at the ship you’ll glide through a charming little local shopping area. After dropping off your bike you can walk back and grab some goodies or catch a local drink at one of the Caribbean view bars. Dinner on your own or some may dine together.
WEDNESDAY – Belize City – Our destination today is The Barrier Reef for a fantastic day of snorkeling. We’ll board an open skiff with a canopy that will take us on a 30 minute scenic ride out to the reef. Along the way you will see various marine birds and many times Atlantic Bottlenose Dolphins and West Indian Manatees. There’ll be photo opts. Upon arrival at the reef everyone will be briefed on equipment use and technique. The morning snorkel is one and a half hours. . We’ll break for lunch and visit several small islands where you can see how Belizean fisherman live. After lunch there will be another one and a half hour session of snorkeling. The reef in Belize is one of the top places in the world to snorkel and view lots of very unusual and amazing fish and coral at several special snorkeling sights. The boat will drop us off at the Ft. Street Village for shopping and a cool drink. This will be a day to remember. Dinner on your own or some may dine together.
THURSDAY – Costa Maya, Mexico –Gazing out from the ship you will see the little Oasis of Costa Maya as we pull into the dock. This paradise resort area has sprung up for the cruise ships to visit. We will bike with our local guides all along the clear waters and sandy white beaches of Costa Maya on the flattest road ever! Along the way we’ll stop in Mahahual to have a peak at the local goods and visit the Fisherman’s Pier. Our next stop will be at The Red Mangrove River for some bird watching opportunities. Continuing on from village to village there are many wonderful local artists, shops, bars, restaurants, beach cabanas as you ride this scenic road down the coast to a sweet, secluded beach where you have the choice of resting in the hammocks, taking a swim, snorkeling or continue biking another 4 miles or so to the turnaround point. Our journey’s ultimate destination is a fabulous Mexican buffet at a beach club with another opportunity to take a swim. From here it’s a short 15 minute ride to return. Back at the Cruiseship Resort you can swim in the pool, catch a close up view of the dolphins, shop or have a great margarita. Dinner on your own or some may dine together.
FRIDAY – Cozumel, Mexico - Our local guides will meet us outside the pier and we’ll bike through the main town to see where you will be shopping after the ride! This is fun shopping here! We’ll turn around at the airport passing a collection of interesting old fighter planes and there’s a great photo opt of the ship in the distance. Delight in the sculptures, horse carriages and local color. Heading back along the water, it’s flat all the way with one minor incline closer to the beach. With the sea on our right we’ll meander through the local streets heading out of town to the crystal water that awaits us at our astounding white sandy beach. Lunch is there under the thatched roofed beach bar that looks out to miles of superb views. Stretch out on the cushy lounge chairs or have a swing seat at the smaller bar next door. The snorkeling is outstanding and you can shower off before heading back on the bike. Then shop til you drop or partake in some tequila tasting! Dinner on your own or some may dine together.
SATURDAY – It’s a day off to sleep in and enjoy your last day at sea on this fabulous ship. We will have a farewell cocktail party and dinner tonight.
SUNDAY – Breakfast will be served on the ship. You can begin disembarking about 8:30am and everyone will be off by 10:30am. You will be called off the ship according to your flight times. Book your return flight after Noon to allow enough time to go through customs and arrive at the airport.
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This cruise is open to people of all ages and types, because the level is moderately easy! This tour has two flat rides with the other having some rolling hills and a few longer gradual climbs. Mileage is between 20 and 25 miles.
Our group discount price includes your 7 night cruise on the ship in the cabin of your choice, Port and Government Taxes, all meals, shipboard entertainment, bike rental, local bike guides, support vehicles, water, lunch in a local restaurant at our beach stop, gratuities for the bike guides. You also get wine at dinner and in your cabin, a cocktail party and tons of fun!