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On Half Moon Cay, the horses are amphibious vehicles. A horseback riding adventure here starts with a short briefing so that even novice riders will feel comfortable once they saddle up. The guided excursion then explores some of the island...

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At the Half Moon Lagoon Aqua Park, located right on Half Moon Cay's main beach, kids can zoom down a waterslide designed to resemble a shipwreck, splash around a water-filled playground and fire the water cannons of a pirate ship. Other water toys...

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With temperatures averaging around 27 degrees Celsius (80 degrees Fahrenheit) year round and more than 100 species of tropical fish in the waters, the Bahamas are legendary for their snorkeling and diving opportunities. Half Moon Cay...

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If you think running a private island requires nothing more than unfolding a few beach chairs and preparing a pitcher of frozen cocktails, the Calypso Island Tram Tour provides a lesson in how complicated it is to choreograph a castaway...

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The sheltered waters of Bonefish Lagoon are an ideal place for novices, as well as more experienced kayakers, to explore Half Moon Cay. Rent a two-person kayak and on a guided excursion you'll get a different perspective on the nature...

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One of the best options for exploring Half Moon Cay is by bike. There's little traffic to worry about beyond the occasional service vehicle operated by Holland America Line, so you can follow the paved roads out toward the northwest point of...

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When Holland America Line purchased Half Moon Cay, they were determined to turn most of the island into a nature preserve. One of the best ways to see the sanctuary that has been created is by hiking up the ridge that includes the highest...

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If you want to catch a glimpse of some of the fish species that live in the waters off Half Moon Cay but would rather stay dry, a glass-bottom boat tour will let you have the best of both worlds. The boat, with 24 glass windows facing...

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If you are a shutterbug, Half Moon Cay is an ideal place to develop your skills in photographing wildlife, people and even marine life if you have a waterproof camera or casing. Subjects on a photography tour of the island can include the...

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If anything can take the fun out of a day at the beach, it's lugging all your stuff—a book, sunscreen, cold drinks, towels . . . and the list goes on—in a big bag to your spot on the sand. Then once you're settled in, you realize you...

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If you're looking to celebrate a special occasion with family or friends or simply want to throw an event for 20 or so fellow guests you've met on your cruise, the Ultimate Oasis will let you do it in unforgettable style. This villa offers a...

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Half Moon Cay's tropical setting will put many travelers in a mood for romance. If you want to get married or renew your vows on the island, Holland America Line can help with that. The Bahamian Church is located just off of Half Moon Beach and is...

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There's only one entrance to Bonefish Lagoon, at its southeastern end, and the rest of the saltwater bay is surrounded by Half Moon Cay. It makes it an ideal place to try a new water sport like piloting an Aqua Trax, a personal watercraft. After a...

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Running approximately half the length of Half Moon Cay, Bonefish Lagoon measures just over 280 hectares (700 acres). This protected saltwater bay is where Holland America Line offers many of its water sports activities on the island, including...

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Every year, as winter descends on North America, thousands of humans cast an eye toward the Caribbean, with its sunny islands and warm waters, as they plan an escape south. They are following in the flight path of thousands of birds. Since Holland...

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In a cove on Bonefish Lagoon, visitors to Half Moon Cay have a chance to come face-to-face with stingrays. A naturalist gives an overview about the fish and their behavior, habitat and life cycle, then, following a safety briefing,...

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The colorful villas on Half Moon Beach have a Bahamian flair about them, painted in turquoise, sunflower yellow and sky blue. Guests who rent one have an ideal base to make the most of their time on Half Moon Cay. Each villa can accommodate up to...

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The Half Moon Lagoon Aqua Park is ideal for kids who are happy to get wet while playing on a waterslide and aboard a pirate ship with water cannons. For other kids, however, that may lack a certain appeal. Next to the Aqua Park is a...