Grenada Excursions & Grenada Shore Excursions
Whether arriving at the cruise port of call of St. George's on Grenada Island or traveling there on a land vacation, there is much to see and do on this pretty little jewel in the Caribbean, especially on our selected Cruise Shore Excursions in Grenada!
The colorful and lush country of Grenada lies in the southeast section of the Caribbean as the Grenadine Islands and is part of many Caribbean Cruises and Southern Caribbean cruise itineraries. Grenada consists of one big island and six smaller islands belonging to it in near vicinity. The main island of the country, known as the "Island of Spice" is a large producer of the world's nutmeg and mace spices - Grenada's flag is symbolic of nutmeg. With an approximate population of 110,000, the main language spoken is English and its local currency is the East Caribbean dollar. With a generally hot and humid climate year round, this country of volcanic origin is a dynamic mix of wondrous small rivers, waterfalls, colorful history, architecture and scenic trails.
Grenada was originally a French colony in the 1650's before becoming a British one, just over 100 years later. In 1974, Grenada was granted its independence. Most recently in 1983, it was invaded by the US. The country's main economy is tourism including the numerous cruise ship passengers visiting Grenada Cruise port St. George's and joining the famous Grenada Excursions. You will also find with a national stadium since Grenada is passionate about cricket and was a location for the 2007 World Cricket Cup. Wandering around the capital city of St. George's, you will find restaurants serving delicious Creole, French and African influenced dishes such as Rotis and Cassava.
A sightseeing cruise excursion to the pretty capital city of St. George's will offer you a chance to see more on the island's history. There is Fort George, a fort built by the French in the early 18th century for amazing photo opportunities or Fort Frederick, great for view of the country's capital. Continuing, browse the Grenada National Museum and marvel at the Carib and Arawak artifacts. There is a weekly market held each Saturday at the market square where you will find exotic spices and crafts. Enjoy a visit to Bay Gardens that shows off over 3000 species of Caribbean plants. Explore the architecture of the Sendall Tunnel, constructed in 1895, which joins the harbor, Carenage, to the local promenade. The harbor is popular for yachts and of course the numerous cruise ships visiting Grenada.
Famous for stunning beaches, Grenada's most popular is of course, Grand Anse Beach. Enjoy discovering over 3km of soft golden sand fringed by crystal blue turquoise waters. There is a craft and spice market on the beach. Alternatively, you may want to try the beach by Morne Rouge Bay. This offers quieter waters for swimming along its smaller 1.5 km of picturesque Caribbean beach and its lush vegetation provides shaded areas dotted along the seashore. Check out our beach and water sports excursions in Grenada!
With the great outdoors of Grand Etang National Park and its majestic waterfalls and fascinating hiking trails, enjoy some of the country's finest rainforest scenery. A great attraction for birdwatchers, this is a paradise for wild orchids and rainforest plant life too.
Visit Levera National Park and marvel at the country's stunning coastline and corals. You will be surrounded by contrasting scenery above ground. In addition, underwater you can see where the Caribbean meets the Atlantic making this a popular spot for snorkelers and scuba divers.
Enjoy a refreshing dip at Annandale Falls where you can see locals jump from the top of the waterfall and either join them or just relax at by the bottom!
Aqua lovers will also enjoy exploring the artificial reef in the Underwater Sculpture Park that lies north of St George's; check out our Grenada Powerboat and Underwater Sculpture Park Snorkel Excursion. Culture lovers should check out Dougaldston Spice Estate Nutmeg Plantation where you can learn more about the growth and processing of the famous spice!
On the nearby island of Carriacou - also known as "land of reefs", you will find just off the shore some excellent diving and snorkel shore excursions, especially at nearby Sandy Island. The inhabited island has various small villages to explore as well as interesting hiking trails and a museum with artifacts from ancient Arawak times.
If you are looking for Grenada Excursions off the beaten path, then you will enjoy a visit to Petite Martinique, another of the country's beautiful islands. Even quieter than Carriacou, this simple island is fun to visit and see local fishermen bringing in their catch and enjoying a meal in one of the family-run restaurants.
Fun Fact: Grenada Island has 45 beaches. Some have black sand (volcanic) and some have pure white sand. Enjoy our selected Grenada Cruise Shore Excursions in St. George's by Shore Excursioneer!