For over 100 years, Massachusetts Maritime Academy has been preparing women and men for exciting and rewarding careers on land and sea. As the nation's finest co-ed maritime college, MMA challenges students to succeed by balancing a unique regimented lifestyle with a typical four-year college environment. As a member of the cadet corps you will live, study, sail, work and play in an atmosphere that encourages you to be your best.
Sea Term Excursions
26 January 2019
1030-1530 Atlantis Submarine Expedition ($43 Cadets/ $86 Staff)
The award-winning Atlantis submarine tour is one of the most highly recommended attractions in Barbados for adults and children (Min height 3 feet). Imagine yourself in a real submarine, with big view ports all around, fully submerged in the aquamarine Caribbean Sea, as curious exotic fish peek in at you and sea fans sway. The tour lasts ninety minutes from departure in the office to return and you will spend forty to forty-five minutes (40 - 45 mins.) underwater. This fully narrated “must-do” undersea voyage, can take you to a shipwreck and to depths of 150 feet, in air-conditioned comfort, which in the past has been reserved only for scuba divers. Create amazing unforgettable memories as you are piloted by a professional crew among colorful coral formations, and tropical marine life, aboard the unique Atlantis Submarine.
San Juan, Puerto Rico
02 February 2019
0700-1600 Community Service Project ($FREE$)
Proudly represent MMA in a much needed beautification project that will make a difference toward students attending one of many low income public schools in P.R. Assist the island of Puerto Rico in their recovery process after hurricane Maria’s devastation a little over a year ago. The high school is in dire need of outdoors beautification; Repaint/reline the school’s basketball court & gazebo, clean a small area used as a garden and plant some bushes. The paint, painting supplies, and gardening equipment will be provided by the school district. Some students from the school will be there to interact with our team and assist wherever possible.
0830-1700 Toro Verde Ziplining ($70 Cadets/ $141 Staff)
Your journey starts with a 1 hour drive towards the town of Orocovis. This extreme zipline tour delivers high energy thrills on eight exciting two linen wires, each with arrival and departure platforms and small walks across multiple platforms, where you’ll experience the beautiful panoramic views of the central part of the island. This will be a stunning experience that you will never forget!
Notes: Minimum height 4 feet. / Maximum weight 300 pounds. / Close toes shoes is required! / The speed of the cable varies with wind speed.
03 February 2019
0900-1400 EL YUNQUE SCENIC DRIVE ($12 Cadets/ $25 Staff)
Don’t miss this great opportunity to visit El Yunque National Rainforest, the only tropical rainforest in the U.S. National Forest System. An approximate 45 minute drive will bring you to delight in the panoramic view of this tropical woodland with its unique flora. As you travel over the hills, you will enjoy several stops that will allow you to experience close at hand the sounds, scents and view of this captivating ecosystem. Choose to visit El Yunque and experience nature and its true beauty!
Notes: We recommend guests to wear comfortable clothing with comfortable shoes and bring a light raincoat and/or towel. This is not a hiking tour and therefore is suitable for all ages. Traffic can be congested.
07 February 2019
0900-1630 Catamaran Day Sail ($62 Cadets/ $125 Staff)
Our Norman Island & The Indians trip includes The Caves, The Bight, and finishes at The Indians… one of the best snorkel sites in the BVI. This itinerary offers the most snorkeling, the smoothest sailing, and the calmest anchorages.During the day, we sail to multiple idyllic destinations to snorkel and swim in the clearest water in the Caribbean. (Snorkel gear is provided.) Our sailing catamaran offers great sailing, lots of deck space for relaxing, easy on/off swimming ladder, 2 bathrooms, and a huge shaded cockpit that allows everyone on the boat to be in the shade. We will keep you well refreshed with unlimited cold drinks and an extensive buffet lunch, freshly prepared and served on board.
08 February 2019
1500-2000 Rugby Match: MMA v. BVI ($FREE$)
Sign up to let out some of the sea stress! The British Virgin Island club team will be expecting MMA to put up some of our toughest in a full team match (15 people). The below is a message from the organizer:
“Better bring a few extra bodies in case of breakage :) Generally, padding and skin tight lycra seen in your football is considered unsuitable... There was a hint that refreshments are available as the BVI team captain indicated that he would be having your team for breakfast. "
\We cannot let smack talk like that go! C’mon Bucs!!
(Waiver will need to be signed, event is subject to interest numbers)
16 February - 18 February 2019
1000-1800 Miami International Boat Show (On Your Own)
One day tickets are $25 dollars. Tickets to the boat show can be purchased ahead of time.
All excursions must be paid for in cash prior to port arrivals.