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.
The trip was excellent. Very well timed and driver, Narin, was very organized.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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
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.
Mark and Arlene Callahan
Mechanicsburg, PA 17055
A well organized tour and lots of fun. Would highly recommend this tour.
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.
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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!
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.
Our tour guide Quammie was AWESOME! We enjoyed the wildlife reserve and lunch. The cave tour was cool but a bit too long. Swimming with the turtles was AMAZING! The beach was beautiful but our time was short due to spending so much time at the caves. Since it is a guided tour, you must stay with your group etc. Overall the tour was great and we saw the best of Barbados!
Our tour director Qwame was very informative and he has a great sense of humor. Our time at the wildlife reserve was perfect and our time at Harrison's Cave was enough. The highlight for us was snorkeling with the sea turtles. The only negative was not getting to spend any time at the beach after snorkeling. Our watches were off by an hour and thankfully our tour guide did not leave us on the beach but came and got us back to the ship on time.
When we arrived at the designated location to be picked up for the tour, no one was there to meet us. After wandering up and down the street looking for our ride, I finally found someone who knew where I might find him. It turned out he was parked a block away from the designated meeting point. His van was overbooked, but fortunately another couple decided at the last moment not to go on the tour, so we were finally able to get on the van and be on our way. The tour, itself, was very enjoyable and a good value compared to the price the cruise line was charging for a similar tour.
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
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.
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.
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.
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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.
I would like to be more positive but...we went to the wildlife preserve first thing in the morning instead of being there during feeding time. We saw one monkey. The cave tour was too long but interesting. Swimming with the turtles was ridiculous we were in the water for 20 minutes ! Beware!