Tortola Baths Excursion

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  1. wlee7

    wlee7 Earning My Ears

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    Hi all,
    I am contemplating doing the Tortola Tour to Virgin Gorda excursion. My wife and I will be going with my parents on the cruise. Is this excursion considered strenuous? Can someone describe the excursion? My parents are getting up in age and I wouldn't want them to be slipping on rocks at the Baths National Park and hurting themselves.

    thanks,
    Will
     
  2. professorandmom

    professorandmom My favorite girls!

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    Quite a few you tube videos will help you understand the physical needs of the trip.


    Whether your parents can manage the climbing, etc is a difficult call. I was 54 at the time I went in 2016 and somewhat overweight. I had no problems although I went very slowly.

    One additional concern: how did the hurricanes impact the baths? Since Disney hasn't returned, I don't think we know how close the baths of today match the youtube videos

    It is an amazing place and the beach at the end is spectacular! We brought a string bag with bags of chips and uncrustables (in their packages) and bottles of water for a terrific picnic and swim

    Good luck!
     
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  4. TeamRipper

    TeamRipper Earning My Ears

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    If the tour drops you at the top, there is a fairly significant set of steps to get down to the entrance of the boulders. Once "inside" the boulders themselves the conditions range from walking in sand, walking in water and climbing up rope ladders. As with anything wet, there can be several slippery areas. I am not trying to dissuade you and of course you know the condition of your folks better than us, but if they are not very mobile of there is a health concern over a potential fall, it might not be a great experience.
    On the other hand, if they get there and find they cannot continue, there is a restaurant at the top of the steps with a great view.
     
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  5. Scherzermk

    Scherzermk Mouseketeer

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    I took this tour 2 yrs ago with my 60+ parents. It was amazingly beautiful, but it is an active excursion. We all made it to the entrance just fine. Then, my stepmother decided to stay at the beach area at a picnic table in the shade ("to rest her knees"). After that, I was the slowest, an accident prone 40 yr old. So, you certainly don't need to be an Olympic athlete to enjoy the park, but seriously consider mobility issues.
     
  6. wlee7

    wlee7 Earning My Ears

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    Thanks I'll check out the video.
     
  7. wlee7

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    Hmm sounds a little strenuous. I'll see if they want to do it. Thanks for the info.
     
  8. wlee7

    wlee7 Earning My Ears

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    That is a possibility. If my parents can't handle it they at least have somewhere to go. Thanks for the info!
     

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