Barbados Shore Excursion: Pirate's Cove Turtle And Shipwreck Adventure

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There is no better place in the world to spend a day at the beach than Barbados. Carlisle Bay has the whitest sand and amazingly blue turquoise sea that anyone could ever imagine. You will spend the day at Pirates Cove where you will be provided with a beach lounger, umbrella and a complementary drink. After the beach enjoy a boat cruise where you can swim with the turtles and snorkel at a shipwreck. Although lunch is not included it is available for purchase from the beach bar. This tour also includes a beach only option. Please be sure to select the correct option at the time of booking


  • Free drinks included
  • Family friendly
  • Popular choice with kids
  • Free port pickup and drop-off included

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From your Barbados cruise ship you will be transported to Pirate's Cove in Carlisle Bay which will be your beach for the day. At Pirate's Cove, you will be provided with a beach lounger, umbrella and a complementary drink along with access to the washrooms and freshwater showers. Relax in the turquise water and white sand and grab a bit to eat or drink at the beach bar (additional cost).
After the beach, you will go on a 1.5 hour boat cruise to swim with the sea turtles and snorkel at a shipwreck. This tour also includes a beach only option. Please be sure to select the correct option at the time of booking.

Starting in December 2017 this tour will be done by a glass bottom boat. There will be a ramp for easy boarding, and washrooms on board the boat

Inclusions for Barbados Shore Excursion: Pirate's Cove Turtle And Shipwreck Adventure

  • Port pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Local guide
  • Complimentary drink
  • Beach lounger and umbrella
  • Access to washrooms and shower
  • Boat trip to swim and snorkel at a shipwreck, see turtles in the wild

Exclusions for Barbados Shore Excursion: Pirate's Cove Turtle And Shipwreck Adventure

  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Additional drinks (available to purchase)
  • Food (available to purchase)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Minimum drinking age is 18 years

Not wheelchair accessible

At time of booking, Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time

A maximum of 12 people per booking

A minimum of 2 adult's per booking is required

Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

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14 reviews by the users

  • Good beach trip and the boat crew and driver were very friendly.

  • Overall a great experience. We arrived by ship and the tour representative was waiting exactly as described. Driver to/from the beach location was very friendly and informative. Beach was clean and not overcrowded. For the turtle experience, the boat pulled up close to shore and you had to step in thigh-high water and climb on a ladder to get in. There were 17 passengers on the boat, consisting of 4 families with children, and 2 crew members. Once we arrived at the snorkeling location, the crew members realized that they did not have enough life jackets. Several of the passengers with older children decided to go in the water without them, but the majority and the ones with small children had to wait while the crew asked other boats to share them with us. This was the biggest negative of the day, but once we had life jackets and were able to get in the water, we saw several sea turtles and a large sting ray. The crew would throw out some food to attract the turtles and would point out when they would see them so that we could swim over to where they were. There were about 6 other boats parked in the area, obviously where all other tours also come for this excursion. We had about 20-30 minutes in the water with the turtles and then re-boarded the boat for a short ride over to the shipwrecks. One of the crew got into the water to guide everyone over to the shipwrecks and explain what we were looking at. Approx 20-30 minutes here and then it was back on the boat for the ride back to the beach. They offered rum punch and fruit juices to everyone during the ride. The remainder of the day was spent at the beach, which had a restaurant/bar and offered lunch for 10 a plate. Although it had nothing to do with the tour, there were people on the beach offering jet ski rides and some other water sport activities. Some friends we were traveling with decided to jet ski and the man who was selling the rides led us to believe that our friend had already reserved and paid for a jet ski for us so we talked one of our kids into going for a ride. When they were finished, the man came over and said that will be 50 for 25 min for a ride that we had not wanted to do in the first place. We felt scammed and told him so. He also tried to tell our friend that he damaged the jet ski and wanted additional money for the scratches - of course our friend refused. Beware of these people!
    Like I said, overall it was a great experience and the kids LOVED seeing the sea turtles. I would suggest bringing your own mask/snorkel if you have them.

  • Woman in charge rude n not helpful with solving the smallest issue. Should not b working in guest relations. Rough entry from beach into boat. Easily hurt something. Actually I did. Got a nasty bruise from the ladder. Way too crowded site. Could have walked into the entire thing. Saw someone snorkeling floating on a noodle. Much better idea. Poorly run outfit.

  • We loved the beaches and water in Barbados! This tour offered a great location of the beach with beach chairs, hammocks and umbrella's included in your price. Bar service was good with fair pricing, however we didn't order any food because we had lunch plans elsewhere. The snorkeling was fun, but nothing spectacular. We barely went 50 yards from the beach to snorkel. We felt rushed while snorkeling by our boat captain Shem, but the guide Clayin the water with us was very friendly, and allowed us to stay longer in the water. We did see lots of fish and a few sea turtles. However we did encounter an issue on the snorkeling boat which left us with a bad experience and review for our trip. A member on our snorkel boat laid his Sunglasses Maui Jim's on his bag while snorkeling. When we all returned to the boat his sun glasses were surprisingly missing. The only person who remained on the boat while snorkeling was the captain Shem. We strongly believe he took the sunglasses. We made a complaint to our bus diver, also with Viator, and we were told this wasn't the first complaint of the week for Captain Shem. So a word of advice for future travelers on this excursion... DO NOT TAKE OR LEAVE ANY
    VALUABLES OUT FOR PEOPLE WITH STICKY FINGERS. Sadly to say our parade in Barbados was rained on by this incident.

  • This was a good excursion for the price. The staff on the snorkel boat were both super friendly and helpful. The snorkel guy Mike was hilarious and very helpful! I did not see the amount of turtles I was hoping for and you don't get very close to the turtles at all. This also has to do with the amount of people that snorkel in that area. There were about 10 boats full of snorklers there. The day at the beach was great though! The beach at Pirate's cove was the prettiest beach I saw the whole week of cruising different islands. The tour guide that picked us up from the boat and drove us to the excursion was great!

  • Short bus ride from the cruise terminal. Amazing beach especially the bar area. A lot of the cruise staff hang out here and there is a lot of activity. We had lunch and the flying fish sandwich was very good, Great value for the . We will be back.

  • Loved the snorkel at both sites - we saw turtles at one site and lots of fish at the shipwreck. Would highly recommend. The crew was great.

  • Wow! What a great trip. Pirates Cove was very close to the docks. We got tons of time in the water, snorkeled over the wrecks and also saw and swam with several Green Turtles. The men on the boat that took us out snorkeling were fantastic. Knowledgeable, fun and really love what they do. The rum punch was a great touch. Strongly recommend this particular tour.

  • Have done the turtle adventure before and it is very nice. This trip just did the beach since the sand is white and powder soft. Using snorkel you can find dozens of silver dollar shells in the roped off swimming area. You can rent jet skis, etc all from the beach. The bar and beach staff is great. Have clean restrooms, shower, etc. Was on Carnival Cruise 2nd year on same trip, we visited St. Thomas, Barbados, St. Lucia, St. Kitts and St. Maarten. This was the best beach. Shuttle trip is only about 10-15 min from ship. I highly recommend using Viator and booking this adventure!

  • Great experience! We couldn't have been happier. Our driver from the port was great and even took us for a little extra tour around town pointing out places of interest on the way back. Turtle swim and snorkeling was fantastic, we had turtles all around us within minutes of arriving at the site. Snorkeling guides were great! Beach area was fantastic. Exceeded our expectations at a great price! Highly recommend!

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