- 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Our ship docks at the Port of Palm Beach, located in Riviera Beach, 5.9 miles from Palm Beach and 4.2 miles from West Palm Beach. Palm Beach is located on an 18-mile-long barrier island between the Atlantic Ocean on the east and the Intracoastal Waterway on the west. Three bridges cross the Intracoastal, linking Palm Beach and West Palm Beach. By the early 1890s, the island community was well established with several hotels, businesses and winter residents.
INCLUDED SHORE EXCURSIONS: West Palm Beach Included Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
Travel to the Manatee Lagoon Eco-Discovery Center, where warm waters produced by the Florida Power & Light Company’s (FPL) Riviera Beach Clean Energy Center attract these majestic creatures. The center has long played a role in the migratory patterns of the Florida Manatee. Manatees dwell in warm coastal marine areas with bountiful underwater vegetation for them to feed on. Manatees can often be spotted in the lagoon due to the heat produced by the FPL, with the most frequent sightings occurring between November and March when the ocean’s waters cool. Manatee Lagoon focuses on the preservation of Florida’s wildlife and creating a safe habitat for these threatened creatures. During your visit, discover the habits and biology of the manatee in the Discovery Center and keep an eye out for the “sea cows” grazing in the lagoon!
Take a stroll through this pristine park on the Intracoastal Waterfront. While you explore, you can grab a bite to eat at one of the many nearby restaurants or simply soak in the beautiful views of the water, where you may even see extravagant yachts floating by. If you’d like to take a break from your journey through West Palm Beach, look no further than the park’s bountiful benches to sit back, relax, and enjoy the scenery.
Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens:
Ann Norton was an artist and sculptor from Selma, Alabama. In 1930, Ann moved to New York City where she was taken under the wing of sculptors Alexander Archipenko and William Zorach, famous for their cubist style. In 1948 she married the founder of the Norton Gallery and School of Art, Ralph Hubbard Norton. Throughout the following 30 years, Ann planted the vibrant gardens located in West Palm Beach and carved the sculptures placed inside them. Today, the garden features 250 tropical palms and other tropical plant species. As you travel through the lush gardens, you will be amazed by Ann’s awe-inspiring sculptures that peer out of the lush foliage.