• Hope Floats

    Shore Excursions That Change Lives

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  • Immerse yourself in the island culture...

     

    Sail

     

    Say 'Bon Voyage!' and launch into your dream vacation, visiting a new Caribbean island every day while enjoying five star restaurants and accommodations

     

    Serve

     

    Spend 4+ hours serving local communities in port with groups such as the Red Cross, Salvation Army, and Humane Society. Then enjoy the afternoon exploring the best each island has to offer

     

    Savor

     

    Return to luxurious amenities on ship and reflect on the experience with family and friends, knowing you've made a positive impact on the lives of locals + potentially your own as well

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  • What We Do

    We are not travel agents. Instead, we create opportunities for Caribbean cruise passengers to spend a few hours volunteering in the islands through shore excursions.

     

    Our excursions are created with our partner charities, all of whom have a long-term, local presence to ensure safe, impactful volunteer opportunities in:

     

    Antigua, Barbados, Belize, Cozumel, Nassau, St Lucia, St Thomas, & Tortola

     

    We strive to make our trips family friendly, with low physical involvement, safe environments, and affordable pricing. Trips are $30 per volunteer for up to 6 volunteers.

  • Testimonials

    From our previous explorers

    Mark, Darcie, & Teagan

    "My 12-year-old daughter, wife, and I volunteered at a recycling center on Antigua. Our driver gave us a tour of the island, including treats from a locals-only bakery in town.

    At the center, which supports several families, we sorted materials amongst locals and learned about the science of recycling. The experience allowed us to connect with locals in a way very few tourists do.

    Our daughter learned about life in the islands in a secure setting and has been inspired to study environmental science. A few days of serving in the beauty of the islands and the luxury of the ship made the experience extremely rewarding."

    The Nussmeirs

    "Our family volunteered at the Salvation Army facility on St Lucia. At their daycare center, we assisted teachers, soothed infants and sang songs with the children.

     

    We saw the children's needs listed under the trip details in the online store and brought stuffed animals, toothbrushes, and hand sanitizer. We loved our time and would volunteer again in a heartbeat!"

    Jan Harer

    What an amazing opportunity to give back to others in an area that has been hit hard in the last couple of years by some devastating hurricanes.

    I walked a number of dogs, gave puppies baths, cleaned cages, and helped wherever they needed me. Was an amazing and wonderful experience!!

    If you are ever on a cruise through the Caribbean - please consider contacting Hope Floats (or your travel agent) for opportunities to give back!!

     

  • Local Partner Charities

    These local organizations help us create our unforgettable excursions

  • HF: In the Press

    Don't just take our word for it!

    Cruiseable.com

    New York Times

    Porthole Magazine

    Travel with Purpose Book

  • Send Us Your Testimonial

    If you've been on a Hope Floats shore excursion, send us your story!

    We love hearing how our traveler's lives have been impacted.

  • Happy Sailing!

    Hope Floats

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