Shore Excursion: Explore And Discover Barbados

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Overview

Explore and Discover Barbados. Our first stop will be Cherry Tree Hill with its breathtaking views of the East Coast; from there the tour will make its way to Morgan Lewis Windmill. Then it will travel through Cattlewash and make a stop in Bathsheba, which was named for its great beauty, and on to St John's Church, one of the oldest churches on the island, set on a cliff, capturing spectacular views. From this gothic church we will journey through the parish of St George, past the Gun Hill signal station and the great white Lion, and then on to the Garrison Historic area. The second part of your day will be spent at Pirates Cove on Carlisle Bay where you enjoy the flavor of Barbados with local cuisine. After lunch you will take a boat trip to swim with the turtles. In addition, the boat trip will allow you to also enjoy beach time and be provided with a beach lounger, and a complementary drink along with use of their washrooms and freshwater showers.

Highlights

  • Popular choice with kids
  • Excellent value for money
  • Lunch included
  • Free port pickup and drop-off included

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Explore and Discover Barbados with us. To start your day we will journey over to the East Coast of Barbados. Our first stop will be Cherry Tree Hill with its breathtaking views of the East Coast; from there we will make our way to Morgan Lewis Windmill. The windmill is on the top 100 endangered historical sites in the world. As we come down onto the coastline we will travel through Cattlewash and make a stop in Bathsheba which was named for its great beauty; it is also the location of the Soup Bowl, the favorite stop for surfers in Barbados. Our next stop will be St John's Church, one of the oldest churches on the island, set on a cliff and capturing spectacular views. From this gothic church we will journey through the parish of St George past the Gun Hill signal station and the great white Lion, as we make our way to the Garrison Historic area. The British built first garrison in the West Indies at St. Ann's Fort in 1705. The garrison, which served as the regional headquarters of the British Navy, soon expanded to include barracks and a parade ground. For more than a century was the largest British Colonial garrison. The Garrison has a special importance for the people of Barbados as it was here the flag of the independent nation was unfurled on 30th of November, 1966. For the second part of your day we will spend the afternoon at Pirates Cove on Carlisle Bay where you enjoy the flavor of Barbados with local cuisine. After lunch you will take a boat trip to swim with the turtles. In addition to the boat trip you will also enjoy beach time and be provided with a beach lounger, and a complementary drink along with use of their washrooms and freshwater showers. Please be sure to wear your swimsuits and bring a beach towel for this excursion. Hotel or port pick up and drop off are included in this tour.


Tour Highlights

  • Cherry Tree Hill
  • Morgan Lewis Windmill
  • Bathsheba
  • St John's Church
  • The Garrison
  • Lunch at Pirates Cove
  • Carlisle Bay
  • Beach bar facilities
  • Boat trip to swim with turtles From Dec 2017 we will be using a glassbottomboat

Inclusions for Shore Excursion: Explore And Discover Barbados

  • Local guide
  • Small-group tour
  • Lunch
  • Hotel/port pickup and drop-off

Exclusions for Shore Excursion: Explore And Discover Barbados

  • Gratuities (optional)

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Children must be accompanied by an adult

Infant meals not included

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 minimum of 2 people per booking is required

Please bring towels and swimwear for this excursion

Not wheelchair accessible

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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  • A great day. We were met at the port by our driver and his minibus, there was only five people on the tour, We visited everywhere on the itinerary and had plenty of time at each stop. Our driver was polite and knowledgeable and pointed out lots of interesting buildings etc. We arrived at Pirates cove at around 1pm where we ate our buffet lunch and complimentary drink, the food was a bit transport cafe but enough choice and ok. At 1.30 we were then taken to our boat for the turtle swim and shipwreck. I think there was about 14/16 on the boat. Its not far the the snorkel site, it is quite busy and I only saw two turtles which was a bit disappointing, they were mostly on the sea bed, but I stayed focused on one and waited until is surfaced so that I could see it closer. There are two shipwrecks next to each other but I only got to see one. The wreck is not too deep and you can see it quite clearly, there was also lots of fish around the wreck too. If the most important part of your trip is to swim with turtles there may be other options with better opportunities. We arrived back at the beach and decided to stay for an hour and make our own way back as its not too far from the port. Overall this trip is a great way to see and do lots in one day without it being too hectic.

  • Loved the tour and our tour guide. He was funny and engaging. Only saw 3 turtles but they were awesome. Prayers for our tour guide and his family as well as the rest of the Caribbean islands for safety from the hurricanes.

  • First I have to say it was POURING rain the entire day which made what is probably, normally a wonderful excursion, an okay one for us. We can't blame the weather on the tour guide, he really tried to make the best of it. Although we did make it to every stop we were supposed to, we really couldn't enjoy anything because of the severe thunderstorm!! Again, beyond anyone's control. Our guide was very informative and the lunch we had was good with the guides on our swim with turtles excursion being equally engaging. Obviously I don't feel we got the whole experience as it should be because of the rain but they get an A for effort! We did see a few fish and turtles but the ocean was pretty rough in the storm and it was very cold. Give this tour a try....I hope you have much better weather!

  • Booked as a shore excursion for our day in port on a cruise. Picked up from port. Great tour - saw everything stated in the itinerary. Enough time at each stop on the drive around the island. Guide was excellent - amiable and informative, and willing to stop for extra photo opportunities, when he realised my husband was a keen photographer. Lunch and drink at Pirate's Cove was OK, and the swim with the turtles was enjoyable. Flotation vest kept even me non-swimmer afloat so I was able to see turtles too.

  • We enjoyed this tour with our very professional driver and tour guide, Charles. For some reason my sister and I were the only ones on the tour. Our first stop was cherry tree hill with it's magnificent views.. We then headed to the windmill and were able to get out and take photos. We loved St. John's church with it's beautiful church, grounds and burial ground. At this stop there is a small craft market, restrooms, snack bar and gift shop. I loved that none of the merchants are pushy and aggressive. I did buy a few lovely unique craft items. We did go past the signal station but did not stop. We did see the white lion which frankly is a crumbling and not well kept statue. If it has historical significance then it should be repaired. After our touring we went on to Pirates Cove for lunch, sun, boat ride and snorkeling. We were on a private beach with beach chairs, showers, a bar and snack bar. Lunch was included and had a variety of cuisines Caribbean, Indian, vegetarian and American. I chose Caribbean and had great chicken with wonderful breadfruit and veggies. One drink is included with package. After lunch we went on a boat ride to see and snorkel with turtles. Our captain ,Shem and turtle whisperer John were great. The water was a bit murky but we did see turtles. The cruise ends with plenty of rum punch. We felt the price was well worth what we got and experienced. WE were back to our cruise port with 2 hours left to shop and walk around. Great tour and I would take it again.

  • This excursion was wonderful. We were able to see so many places around Barbados and learn about the culture. Bathsheba was beautiful and a great stop. All 4 of us would recommend this tip to anyone.

  • The company was very confuse. They meet us at the terminal and one party was over twenty minute late. We left and then was call back to the terminal to find out that all did not fit the van. We lost thirty minutes of our tour so the tour guide rush to make up time. Everyone complain that we were not able see much because we were going too fast. The tour was good if we did have to rush. The lunch was not too good. Swimming with the turtles, the boat drop us off at a area were many boats with over thirty peoples looking for turtles.

  • The highlight of the tour was swimming with the turtles. The tour guide went above and beyond by collecting my husband's sandals after he had left them on the boat.

  • My husband and 2 children (ages 19 and 22) and I had a personal tour of the island with our tour guide. She was very knowledgeable and friendly. We were really happy we did this tour!

  • Great tour, I really booked it to kill time before my flight home. But ended up LOVING it! Great atmosphere, I could have hung out all day.

USD 89.24