Sumary of Six of the best adventurous cruise ship shore excursions:
- auRIDING THE RAPIDS, KIMBERLEY, AUSTRALIA Every Zodiac excursion with Ponant in the Kimberley is a magnificent ride through rust-red gorge systems draped in waterfalls, and into constellations of islands scattered across impossibly blue ocean.
- After you draw breath, you can admire the ring of red cliffs, and might see tawny nurse sharks circling below.
- comSTINGRAY ENCOUNTER, MOOREA, FRENCH POLYNESIA Moorea has one of the world’s most voluptuous landscapes, encircled in a stunning sapphire lagoon shallow enough to stand in, so that one of the most extraordinary marine encounters is within reach even of those who don’t want to get their hair wet – though snorkelling is even better.
- The lagoon is also filled with tropical fish and small, harmless sharks.
- comNATURE HIKE, MONTAGNE D’AMBRE, MADAGASCAR Madagascar features some of the world’s most beguiling landscapes and unusual wildlife thanks to its isolation and wide variety of ecosystems, from tropical forest to savannah and mountains.