Natural Wonders

Natural Wonders Day Tour in Barbados Wildlife Plants Flowers Bathsheba East Coast Harrisons Cave
Price: $165.00
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Summary
Shore Excursion SizeSmall
Shore Excursion TypeScenic, Active
Shore Excursion Duration6 Hours 30 Minutes
Activity LevelModerate
Shore Excursion Leaves FromAdjacent to cruise port entrance. (Full details will be provided in your electronic ticket upon confirmation.)
Food/Beverage ProvidedLunch at a local restaurant is included.
Recommended DressWe recommend wearing comfortable clothing and sensible, flat-soled walking shoes. A hat, sunglasses, and sunscreen are suggested. Some guests may appreciate a light jacket in the cave.
RestrictionsGuests must be able to walk on paved, gravel, and packed dirt surfaces, many of which are uneven and on an incline. Guests must be able to get in and out of transportation. This tour is not suitable for any guest with walking difficulties. This tour is not wheelchair accessible. In Barbados child safety seats are required by law for infants up to 3 years old. Car seats can be provided on this tour at no additional fee. If you would like to request a car seat to use during the tour, please use the field above to request one at the time of booking. If you plan on bringing your own car seat(s) on the tour, please note that you will be doing so in the field above at the time of booking. Please keep in mind that all car seats must be able to be secured with a seat belt.
Tour Details

Natural Wonders

Experience some of the natural wonders of this lush green island. Harrison's cave is guaranteed to be the Barbados excursion of a lifetime. At the cave you will board electric trams and travel through the winding tunnels viewing majestic caverns and the stalactites and stalagmites which have been growing in them for many centuries. Another special feature of the caves is its streams, waterfalls and pools.

You will then drive towards the center of the island for your next stop on this Barbados tour, which is your choice of either Hunte's Gardens or the Flower Forest. Located in a gully, Hunte's Gardens is a lush rainforest garden full of tropical plants, birds, and other wildlife. The many-tiered garden features a great variety of ambiances, from bright and open to deep, dark, and magical. The Flower Forest, a fifty acre botanical garden with an amazing array of plants and species in infinite shades of green interspersed by colors that only nature can produce. Exotic birds and local monkeys can often be spotted as well.

After the garden, continue on to the town of Bathsheba and the scenic East Coast well known for its rugged beauty. Atlantic rollers break on large rocks at sea to form beautiful mist and foam. After driving along a part of the East Coast, you will stop for a delicious lunch at a local restaurant.

After lunch, it is off to your last stop, the Barbados Wildlife Reserve, for a glimpse of those mischievous Barbados green tail monkeys. The Reserve, located in a wood full of mahogany trees, 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 Worlds Polio Vaccine. These charming, funny and fascinating animals will be a highlight of your day. The Reserve is also home to colorful parrots, flamingos, peacocks, brown pelicans and sparrows. Reptile lovers will appreciate the enclosed collection of snakes, iguanas, turtles, tortoises and caiman. You will then drive back to the pier in Bridgetown.

Shore Excursion Size
Small
Shore Excursion Type
Scenic, Active
Shore Excursion Duration
6 Hours 30 Minutes
Activity Level
Moderate
Shore Excursion Leaves From
Adjacent to cruise port entrance. (Full details will be provided in your electronic ticket upon confirmation.)
Food/Beverage Provided
Lunch at a local restaurant is included.
Recommended Dress
We recommend wearing comfortable clothing and sensible, flat-soled walking shoes. A hat, sunglasses, and sunscreen are suggested. Some guests may appreciate a light jacket in the cave.
Restrictions
Guests must be able to walk on paved, gravel, and packed dirt surfaces, many of which are uneven and on an incline. Guests must be able to get in and out of transportation. This tour is not suitable for any guest with walking difficulties. This tour is not wheelchair accessible.

In Barbados child safety seats are required by law for infants up to 3 years old. Car seats can be provided on this tour at no additional fee. If you would like to request a car seat to use during the tour, please use the field above to request one at the time of booking. If you plan on bringing your own car seat(s) on the tour, please note that you will be doing so in the field above at the time of booking. Please keep in mind that all car seats must be able to be secured with a seat belt.
5 Stars4.8 / 5  |  21 ReviewsReview This Tour
Great day trip
March 30, 2020
This tour was a lot of fun. The cave was interesting, but the trip to Hunter’s Garden was amazing. The variety of flowers was unbelievable. Then to meet the owner was a hoot. Followed by the trip to the nature preserve. The feeding time was fun. The number of turtles took us by surprise. Best of all was our driver. He took the time to learn all of our names and entertained us with lots of stories.
Reviewer: Paul steenhoek
5 Stars
Huge value in all the stops - unforgettable day
December 02, 2019
This tour is prizewinning in the number and quality of experiences! The cave's length (travel by tram) and your ability to approach a pool and waterfall up close are really special, though the formations were less impressive than Luray Caverns. Hunte's Gardens were lovely and the ability to meet Hunte himself added to the experience. Lunch was delicious with the fresh air and view of the waves crashing on the beach. Best of all for me was the wildlife preserve, seeing how all the animals knew exactly when feeding time was. The tortoises started their slow marches about 15 minutes before any of the others! Then in dashed the monkeys at the last minute, and even stood on the tortoises to grab fruit. They were not bothered by the humans, but neither were they tame in any way. So, cute as they are, you should only watch and not bother them. Really an amazing place! Loved the whole day.
Reviewer: Miriam E Kotsonis
5 Stars
Very professional
April 05, 2019
A day full of many things to see. Our guide was good ample time to see all there was. Tour was full but plenty of room and time. Lunch was delicious to say the least.
Reviewer: Pamela Zogby
5 Stars
WOW
March 12, 2019
Our driver Stephen was fantastic. He learned our names quickly and was a wealth of information. He planned the trip well to make best use of our time, he took our lunch orders early so when we arrived the lunch was ready and it was very good. We had plenty of time at our stops to reply enjoy. The Huntes Gardens are spectacular. I would highly recommend them over the Flower Forest from previous experience. We arrived at the Wildlife centre just in time for feeding. Great Day.
Reviewer: Deanna Sager
5 Stars
Just what we were looking for
March 08, 2019
During the cruise we were hoping to see some excellent botanical gardens. But while we were disappointed by what we saw at many destinations, the Andromeda Gardens took our breaths away! Every moment seemed to demand yet another photo. The earlier stop at Harrison Cave was also spectacular, The Natural Wonders excursion was, we thought, the best of the entire cruise.
Reviewer: Bill
5 Stars
Natural wonders
November 29, 2018
Such a fun day! We were a small group so we could always hear, could get to know each other and had minimal waiting. Each stop on the trip was great. Our guide was fun and informative. The feeding of the monkeys, tortoises and deer was so fun! Great excursion!
Reviewer: Leigh Anne Shoultz
5 Stars