In St. Thomas we had a 5+ excursion booked through NCL. It was the Powercat Snorkel & Beach Tour. After an hour snorkeling with turtles at Buck Island we boarded the catamaran again to breathtaking Honeymoon Beach on Water Island. And they had a very delicious "Pain Killer". After the excursion we had a little time left for shopping in the port.
In Dominica we booked with Bumpingtours. On Christmas Eve there was heavy rain what resulting in massive flooding and triggering landslides in several parts of the island. They took us to Titou Gorge and Trafalgar Falls and we enjoyed bathing in the hot springs. Our tour guide Kash seemed not to be in a good mood. One part of the tour should be snorkeling in Champagne Beach. They told us due to the weather conditions we couldn't do the snorkeling which I was all geared up to do. But on the ship other cruisers told us they've been to and they enjoyed it very much.
In Barbaidos we booked with Scenic Barbados Tours. Our driver was Eddy. It was a 5 star experience. In Barbados you have to walk out of the port area if you booked with a local tour company. We booked the Island & Beach Package Tour. After a wonderful excursion throughout the island Eddy gave us all the time we wanted at Carlisle Beach. He picked us up just on time and we had a little bit shopping time in the port area.
In St. Lucia there was also heavy rain. We booked with Cosol. We saw the whole island, did the mud bath what I most enjoyed and had a wonderful time. Our tour guide Bumpy was very friendly and a knowledgeable driver. He brought us bananas. They were delicious! All the good reviews on Tripadvisor are true. You can't go wrong with this company.
In St. Maarten we booked with Bernard's Tours and chose the Island Tour 2. It was amazing! Our driver was Mailman. We absolutely loved Orient Beach. Maho Beach and the planes was an experience we will never forget. And the French bakery is really very good. A highly recommended tour! The port area in St. Maarten was very nice.