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.
Your boat is very spacious with two decks and a glass bottom, for those who don't want to get in the water. The boat also boasts a slide and two bathrooms. Your knowledgeable and attentive crew are there to help you with whatever you need. 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: 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.
Reviewer: Christian Pein
A beautiful and very interesting tour with 2 dives, 1 seeing turtles, and 1 seeing the nice shipwreck. Very competent guides taking care of the guests and the security. Also free bar and a nice local lunch. Consider to bring your own fins - current is strong !
Reviewer: Rhonda Misener
This boat is boarded off the beach and the crew was amazing helping us all on. Very nice boat with slid right off the back and easy climb back on. The only concern was that we thought it was a small group excursion and in fact they blended a few groups which was disappointing. All in all a great experience, clear shipwreck to view and lots of turtles to see! Good for all ages and skill levels
Reviewer: John Volkerding
The van picked us up at the port gate and took us to Pirates Cove where we boarded the new snorkel boat at the beach. From there we took the short ride to the first snorkel stop to see the turtles. We only saw a few but there was turtles. The next stop was at a sunken tug boat. The water was very clear. Lots of fish in and around the sunken boat. We snorkel often but not usually around sunken boats so I enjoyed it. After the snorkel they served some rum punch for the short ride back to Pirates Cove. The Boat crew was excellent. Back at the Cove we had about 2 1/2 hours of beach time with wristbands for lounger chairs, drinks and a excellent lunch. The beach was fantastic.
The two snorkeling spots on this tour was amazing! The water was beautiful. I got to swim with the turtles! Which was fantastic! The two shipwrecks were awesome. The tour guides feed the fish by the wrecks. The feeding frenzy that the food created was so spectacular and beautiful with tons of colorful fish which made the perfect photo op. The only downside was, I was expecting rum punch on the boat but they only had the punch :( The upside to that is when you get off the boat you can go to the beach bar for unlimited rum punch and lunch!