4.5 star rating: Recommended 28 Reviews

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  • Location:Barbados
  • Duration:7 hours (approx.)

Barbados Shore Excursion: Barbados in a Day Tour

Make the most of your time while docked in Barbados with this full-day shore excursion. Experience the best that this tropical paradise has to offer – see Harrison’s cave and the famous Green Monkeys at the Barbados Wildlife Reserve, then go from coast to coast – first visiting the scenic eastern shore and then heading to the calm waters of the western shore for snorkeling at Carlisle Bay.


  • Sea the best of Barbados in a day on this shore excursion
  • Snorkel with green sea turtles at Carlisle Bay
  • Enjoy beautiful coastal views from both the east and west coasts of the island
  • Port pickup and drop off included
  • Covered by Viator's worry-free policy: guaranteed on-time return to your ship

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What You Can Expect

Barbados Shore Excursion: Barbados in a Day Tour

Everybody loves monkeys!

This full-day shore excursion will ensure you take advantage of every moment of your time in port in Barbados! Begin with pickup from your cruise ship port and head to the first stop, Harrison’s Cave, the island’s famous limestone cave.

Next, take in the forested hills, rugged cliffs and coastal views of Barbados’ east coast. Here you’ll sit down to a quick lunch before going to the Barbados Wildlife Reserve to see the island’s adorable, but infamously mischievous green monkeys.

Next, hop over to the other side of the island to snorkel at Carlisle Bay. One of the most picturesque beaches in Barbados, Carlisle Bay boasts white sands and calm turquoise waters and is a renowned snorkel spot, known for green turtle sightings and its colorful coral reef. Jump in the water with your mask and snorkel to experience life under-the-sea and then enjoy a complimentary beverage on the beach.

Worry-free Shore Excursion:
We guarantee a punctual return to your cruise ship from this tour. In the rare event your ship has departed, we will take care of transportation to your next port-of-call. See terms and conditions for more details.

Customer Reviews

Kathy G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Had a great time!

valerie k

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Our tour guide Ryan was fantastic. Give that man a raise. I enjoyed this tour immensely. Would definitely recommend this tour.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Our tour was great. We got to see everything but the money's did not cooperate, but we did all look for them for a long time. Guides were all great and lunch was delicious. We loved our swim with the turtles.I would recommend this tour. Thank you for everything!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

great tour. they accomodated the extra ppl that wanted to do the same tour from our cruise ship. They called for an extra taxi and we got our own private tour! they even found monkeys for us to see when we couldnt find them in the reserve. My only negative is the timing. There is SO much to do and see on this tour that the beach visit to swim with the turtles got cut short...cleanest island and very knowledgeable


5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Perfect for somente who hás only a day!

Joanne L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

The trip was excellent. Very well timed and driver, Narin, was very organized.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2015

Quarmee (spelling?) was a great guide - very knowledgeable and took great pride in his island. There were 3 different groups in our mini bus - one couple only wanted a 1/2 day tour; 3 people had come off a cruise ship so had limited time; and we were there for the full day - Quarmee appeared to organise everyone's different needs with ease and we thoroughly enjoyed our day. A highlight was swimming with the turtles.

Linda B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2014

Pick up point a little confusing. Was looking for roundabout found pretty much right outside the teminal, lots of people and confusion, this is NOT the correct meeting point, keep walking anothe 500m or so there is another roundabout outside the main port gates, this is the one for the pick up. Once found the Tour was great, everything as promised and a great day. Only around 10 in the group which made it really friendly. Definately worth doing.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2013

This tour was absolutely amazing and truly all of Barbados in a day! From Harrison's majestic and breathtaking caves to being two steps away from monkeys to peacocks following you to swimming with 200 pound turtles, we absolutely loved this excursion! Glory Tours was prompt in meeting us right outside the cruise port and Sarah was available by phone the entire day. Our tour guide Calvin was extremely knowledgeable of the island and timely in taking us to each destination. We even had time to relax on the beach!

Beverly C

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2013

We had a wonderful time. We did everything that was promised. Little bit of confusion about who we were. Next time just ask for the paperwork. Thank you Jamal. You did a great job.

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