Goes Ashore in the Caribbean
to see & things to do
the 'Unspoiled Queen,' Saba is the smallest, yet loftiest of the
the smallest vessels call on this tiny island, as Saba
does not have a deep-water port capable of handling large cruise
ships. However, a few small ships call at Saba by anchoring in Fort
Bay and tendering passengers ashore. There
is no public transportation, automobile rentals are limited in
number, and scooters are not available for rent at all on Saba,
making taxis or walking the main modes of transportation. Roads
are narrow and steep, which insures that driving is a thrilling
usually meet arrivals and the government sets fares.
has no rivers or streams and the western side of the island is dry
and barren with cactus and scrub, while the eastern side has denser
vegetation. Rising steeply
from the sea, the island hooks rain clouds on her highest peak and,
as a result, has a beautiful lush green rainforest with a wide
variety of flowering plants in the mountainous interior.
the island’s largest village, has narrow curving streets lined
with charming cottages and picturesque flowering gardens. Surrounded
by flowers, the Saba Museum occupies a 19th century Dutch sea
captain’s cottage and displays old family heirlooms and a variety
of maritime memorabilia.
few shops in Windwardside sell postcards and souvenirs as well as
Saban Lace and Saba Spice, the island’s major products.
is not the place to go to find perfect sandy beaches.
Well's Bay on the northwestern side of the island has a
small, rocky beach and is the main swimming spot.
Snorkelers will enjoy the marked underwater trail at Well's
Bay and adjacent Torrens Point.
are drawn to Saba for the good reef diving along the island’s
calmer western side between Tent Bay and Diamond Rock.
Guide to Saba: The Saba Guide offers plenty of great
tips for visitors.
Fodor's Caribbean Ports of Call 2013 is all you need
to plan your days ashore, PLUS a cruise primer section and cruise
line profiles by Cruise Diva, Linda Coffman
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