Ultimate Shipwreck Snorkel
You will be transferred from the cruise pier to downtown Bridgetown. After filling out the required paperwork, you will have a few minutes of free time to use the restrooms or just relax. Then you'll board your boat and head out from Bridgetown to explore the wonderful underwater world of Barbados.
Depending on the sea conditions and weather that day, your captain will take you to the best snorkeling sites for that day. Often the first stop on this Barbados excursion is to view sea turtles in their natural habitat. Here you will snorkel for approximately 25 minutes.
Then motor to Carlisle Bay Marine Park, a sheltered area not far from the Bridgetown Harbor, where you will have the opportunity to snorkel over one of the five shipwrecks located here. You will also see a great diversity of brilliantly colored marine life including sea horses, rays, barracudas, octopus, reef squid, mackerel, or moray eels. After snorkeling, local beer and rum punch will be served. The total time on the boat is approximately 90 minutes.
After the boat portion of your tour, you will enjoy a Barbadian barbecue buffet lunch with an assortment of dishes such as macaroni pie, rice and peas, salads, fish, chicken, beef stew, along with refreshing drinks including tasty rum punch, beer, house rum, vodka and gin, soft drinks, and juices. Then you will have free time in downtown to shop or explore or just relax on the beach with a drink in hand. At the end of the tour, you will be transported back to the cruise pier.
Reviewer: David Bakke
Snorkeling was good with only a short boat ride to destination; lots of fish and sea turtles. Lunch with steel band music was great. Beach club afternoon was best on our trip.
Reviewer: Susan Jane Story
Calm waters to snorkel, but too many people from other trips all in the same location. Good viewing for beginners but wouldn't quite call it Ultimate. Staff was very accommodating and friendly.
Reviewer: William Kosoris
All in all, a great adventure. Some minor confusion at the start, but Olga came through! Swimming to see the wrecks was fastenating, but the turtles stole the show! Rinaldo helped my friends that had trouble with health problems by taking shots with their GoPro. The crew were first rate! A must see!
Reviewer: Sheryl Dueck
this tour was the highlight of our 12 night cruise. Pick up at the cruise ship terminal was smooth, van to the location was clean. The location was Pirates Cove and the staff were polite, organized and explained everything very well. We were given wrist bands which gave us access to drinks, food and snorkeling tour. We had a short wait for the snorkeling boat to return. Once we boarded the boat, Renaldo and John explained safety and what to expect. It was a short boat ride to snorkel location which was a ship wreck. Equipment was good, water crystal clear and both John and Renaldo kept a very close watch on all. The ship wreck was BEAUTIFUL. Lots of sealife, and visible to ocean floor. We then moved over to snorkel with turtles. While you could not approach the turtles, they willing swam right up to you. HIGHLIGHTS- boat was not crowded, fantastic snorkeling
Reviewer: Gene Gunderson
Loved the Tranquility crew. They are true pros. We did see turtles, stingrays, and a host of fish. However, the snorkeling is not out in some beautiful remote reef area; rather, you are fairly close to the beach line and there are a bunch of competing boats and snokel tours crowding the same area. High praise for the crew, their organized approach, and fun attitude. Just a bit disappointing we were just off the shoreline amongst so many other snokel adventure tours.