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4.5 star rating: Recommended 15 Reviews

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

Read what other Viator.com travelers think about the Barbados Shore Excursion: Barbados in a Day Tour. What they loved, what they liked and what they think could be improved, it's all here to help you make the most of your next trip.

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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!

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.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
January 2013

The tour was fantastic and great value for money. We did a fair bit of research and this tour looked to be the best and also proved to be the best. Tour guide was really great and he went out of his way to look after us. Would definitely recommend them to others. Ian+Kerry

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
March 2012

I just wanted you to know how much we enjoyed our ½ day trip on Barbados on March 16. My wife and I had a nice tour of Harrison’s Cave, wildlife reserve and snorkeling with the turtles and fish. Quammie was a knowledgeable and friendly tour operator. We hope to come back again, and will recommend him and your tour company to friends and family.
Sincerely,
Mark and Arlene Callahan
Mechanicsburg, PA 17055
ajcmdc82@comcast.net

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
October 2011

A well organized tour and lots of fun. Would highly recommend this tour.

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2011

The highlight of this tour was the green monkeys. You get to see them and feed them in their natural environment. The day tour is a great way to get to see a lot of what Barbados has to offer.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
August 2011

This was a great tour. We were picked up outside the cruise terminal and taken first to Harrison Caves. Here, we boarded a tram for a guided tour through the caves. Then, it was onto a few scenic stops before lunch at a local restaurant. From here, we went to the Nature Reserve and saw the most amazing monkeys, tortoises, deer, snakes, iguanas and more. Our last stop was for a snorkel excursion to swim with turtles and then over a ship wreck. Definitely the best way to see what Barbados has to offer when you are limited on time!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended
June 2011

Great excursion! Our guide had a great personality and made sure we enjoyed our day. The selection of things we did was wonderful. Highlite was feeding the monkeys and swimming with the turtles. All ages enjoyed the activities.

4 star rating: Recommended
April 2014

Great tour - had a lot of fun. We had a hard time finding the pickup point again -- need more precise instructions as we have not been to Barbados before. The tour guide was very knowledgeable but not a lot of fun. He showed up late to our pickup point and gave no reason. We sat out in the hot sun for an hour waiting for other travelers while we could have been hanging out in his air conditioned van. The tour guide for swimming with the turtles was absolutely awesome in every regard. Fun, informative etc

4 star rating: Recommended
June 2013

the tour guide was knowledgeable, amusing and and held my interest. too many beaches viewed from above and to little time on the one beach we stopped at.

4 star rating: Recommended
November 2011

Very enjoyable day! Snorkeling with the turtles was wonderful!

3 star rating: Worth doing
February 2014

The tour had a good schedule and we seen some great sights. The caves were amazing. The van was comfortable and the driver very friendly. Lunch was delicious but had to wait and be rushed to go on the boat straight after eating. The turtles were beautiful, swam with 4. The boat ride was only 5 min.

3 star rating: Worth doing
November 2013

Make sure you find out where to meet your tour if you are booking through Viator and what the name of the provider is. We had already left the U.S. before the information was sent to us and I was not able to access it - no internet access on the cruise - even though it was advertised.

The tour guide was confused as to what we were supposed to see on the tour. It eventually worked out alright and we had a very enjoyable time and tour. Regardless of the confusion I would still recommend the tour.

Note from Viator: Thank you for your feedback! We wanted to comment on getting the tour operator information prior to traveling. Generally speaking Viator will send you a voucher for your tour within about 15 minutes of booking - on rare occasions we may need up to 48 hours to confirm a reservation. Once your voucher is sent, simply look in the "important" section in order to see the tour operator name and contact info.

We hope this information helps you, and future travelers, in finding your tour operator smoothly. Thank you again for your feedback, and Happy Travels.

3 star rating: Worth doing
March 2012

Jam packed day that has you rushing from one spot to another. We had an "unplanned" stop at a pottery factory, supposedly because of the time of the cave tour. But it felt extremely planned out as someone was waiting to give us a tour.

The low point of the day was definitely the cave. If there was a way to skip it I would have been thrilled. Seen far better caves in the past. Something to be survived, not enjoyed in my opinion.

The monkey preserve was fantastic. We stopped just outside and had a chance to actually feed them. They are incredibly gentle and will happily sit there and pick through the seed in your hand to find the choicest bits. I could have stayed all day.

Snorkeling was an experience. We stopped twice. I am experienced and had no issues. However, the current was so strong that roughly 3/4 of the people on the boat had to be rescued. The difference in my opinion was not only experience but also the fact that I had my own fins, which the boat did not provide. Makes a huge difference when dealing with currents. Life vests were flying off the boat, people were being pulled back in. I have never seen anything like it. To make it more difficult, locals trying to convince you to go for a jet ski ride were zipping through the snorkeling area. I was nearly hit in the head. No help with the rescue, just asking you to ditch the boat and go with them instead.

Sea turtles were at the second, much calmer spot. They were great. Used to being fed by people so they are fearless. Will swim straight at you.

1 star rating: I do not recommend this
January 2014

Despite booking a long time in advance the operator decided on the day to combine 3 tours to save money, no doubt. So as we were last to be picked up the only seats left included 2 'jump' seats with no seat belts. This arrangement would have just about been ok for a short trip but 5 hours bouncing around on the tour was neither comfortable, safe, legal or what we paid for!! Despite advising the driver how we felt at the out-set, nothing was done.
We could not hear half what the guide was saying - despite asking him to speak up. Stops on the tour were ok but the promised green monkeys in the tour details were nowhere to be seen, evidently they are often not on the reserve as they are not enclosed in any way - the marketing photographs are very misleading as well as the information that says you will be able to feed them.
Having been on a fabulous Viator tour on St Maarten this was a very, very disappointing experience.

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