Best Of Barbados
Your first stop on this unforgettable Best of Barbados tour will be Harrison's Cave, one of the island's incredible highlights. You will board electrically operated trams that take you through the extensive cavern system, while guides fill you in on their history. The caves are a true natural phenomenon. An amazing gallery of stalactites hangs from the roof of the cave, stalagmites reach up from the ground; emerald pools and pillars formed where the stalactites and stalagmites joined over thousands of years. The dramatic lighting will very much enhance your visit.
After a short drive to see breathtaking views on this Barbados excursion, you will make your way to the Welchman Hall Gully for a glimpse of those mischievous Barbados green tail monkeys.
The Welchman Hall Gully offers the unique opportunity to stroll freely while watching the animals at close range and in their own natural environment. The monkeys are wild, so sightings cannot be guaranteed, but monkeys are seen on most tours. A rare sight outside of West Africa, the Barbados green monkey is responsible for 70% of the world's polio vaccine. These charming, funny and fascinating animals will be a highlight of your Barbados shore excursion.
For the second part of your day, you'll spend the afternoon at Copacabana, where you have lunch and enjoy the flavor of Barbados with local cuisine. After lunch, you will take a glass bottom boat trip to swim with the turtles. While wildlife sightings cannot be guaranteed, turtles are seen on most trips on this snorkeling tour. The boat is equipped with a bar, bathrooms, and a fun water slide. Please be sure to wear your swimsuits and bring a beach towel for this excursion. After your beach time, you will return to Bridgetown.
Please Note: The boat is boarded by wading out and climbing on board via the boat's ladder. There is no dock. In the event that there are high seas and the boat trip is not available, or a guest is not comfortable with sea conditions, they may opt out of the boat portion before boarding the boat, and receive a refund of $20 US for the boat portion only.
Reviewer: Carla Ferrel
We enjoyed our tour especially Harrisons Cave. Super interesting! Seeing the City was also good! Lunch was at Copacabana and it was quite nice! The snorkeling adventure on this tour we were quite disappointed. We got on a boat to barely go 100 feet out from the resort and were snorkeling with literally hundreds of people. Got kicked in the face and body and eventually just went back to the boat. The area was nice with the ship wreck but miserable with the amount of people! We also were disappointed with the litter in the water at Barbados!
We loved this tour! It captured the breathtaking scenery and waters of this beautiful island. The snorkeling was a blast thanks to the crew who made the trip unforgettable.
Reviewer: Pieng Lee
Bathsheba was gorgeous. We got to swim and snorkel with turtles and see a ship wreck. There was even a slide on the cruise. Lunch at the beach was rushed. We got to do a lot in one day - Harrison Cave in the morning and the gully afterwards to see monkeys (tour guide was really good - showed us different plants like bay leaf, nutmeg, explained how Barbados is one big dead coral reef). It would be nice if we had a little more time so that it didn’t feel so rushed. Because we got done late at the cave, the tour guide had to drive quicker, which can be dangerous. There was WiFi on the van, which was nice. There were only 9 of us in our group, which is a good size. Overall we had a really good time and recommend this excursion if you want to make the most out of your day in Barbados on a cruise.
Reviewer: Julio Romero
Nice tour, as described on the website. Barbados was one of our favorite islands in the Caribbean.
Reviewer: Dina Wang
This was the best tour out of all the islands and port stops. It made the island so much more memorable, and it was so much fun. The tour company did great with both the land and sea portions in hospitality and any necessary accomodations needed. We got to swim with turtles and all kinds of colorful fish. The sunkin' ship was really neat. I highly recommend this tour for adults and children.