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Carlisle Bay Tours

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Carlisle Bay
The shipwrecks in Carlisle Bay, on Barbados’ west coast, make the protected natural harbor one of the island’s most popular snorkeling and scuba diving spots. Six sunken vessels dot the ocean floor and are home to hundreds of varieties of tropical fish, stingrays, and turtles that draw visitors from all over the world.

The Basics
Carlisle Bay offers a variety of water activities. In addition to exploring the shipwrecks, you can book a private charter on a catamaran, go jet skiing, bounce on sea trampolines, and jump into the ocean via a rope swing. 

Those who prefer to stay out of the water enjoy the sandy beaches of Carlisle Bay, where you can relax with rented chairs and umbrellas. One of the most popular spots is Brownes Beach, which is one of the largest beaches on the island and overlooks the bay. Because of its proximity to Bridgetown, the bay is also a popular stop for cruise ship passengers.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • The shipwrecks in Carlisle Bay range in depth from 12 feet (3.65 meters) to 55 feet (16.76 meters).
  • To enjoy water-based activities such as sea trampolines and jet skis, head to the Boatyard, which is located at the northern end of the bay.
  • Restrooms, showers, and changing rooms are available along the bay.
How to Get There
Carlisle Bay is located in the southwest region of Barbados, near Bridgetown. If you arrive via cruise ship, you can walk to the Boatyard, which is about 25 minutes away, or grab a taxi at the cruise ship terminal. The Boatyard is located along the main bus route that travels to/ from Bridgetown.

When to Get There
The bay is most crowded when cruise ships are docked in nearby Bridgetown, but travelers say that even when it’s busy, there are still plenty for umbrellas and chairs to rent on the beach. Early risers can head to nearby Pebbles Beach to see local race horses being exercised along the shores.

Scuba Diving in Barbados
Because of its shipwrecks and reef sites, Barbados is a popular diving destination. The bay is also home to a large number of green sea turtles and hawksbill turtles. The island’s diving conditions, including visibility, are considered good all year round. The area accommodates divers of all levels, and many dive shops offer a range of courses. 

Address: Bay Street, Bridgetown, Barbados
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Barbados Shore Excursion: Carlisle Bay Turtle and Shipwreck Adventure

Barbados Shore Excursion: Carlisle Bay Turtle and Shipwreck Adventure

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When your cruise ship docks in Bridgetown, spend the day enjoying the sun, sand, and sea in Carlisle Bay. This full-day beach outing at Copacabana Barbados includes a boat and snorkeling cruise, use of a beach lounger, umbrella, and a provided drink. Round-trip transportation from the cruise port provided.
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  • 1 day
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$42.00
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US$42.00
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Barbados Catamaran Turtle Snorkel with Lunch and Open Bar

Barbados Catamaran Turtle Snorkel with Lunch and Open Bar

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Some sailing excursions in Barbados can be crowded experiences; avoid that uncomfortable feeling on this catamaran cruise, which sails with just a small number of passengers. After jumping into the water to swim and snorkel, enjoy the open bar, snacks, and Bajan buffet lunch as you cruise the coastline.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$87.18
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US$87.18
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Carlisle Bay Clear Kayak Shipwreck Tour

Carlisle Bay Clear Kayak Shipwreck Tour

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Explore below the waves at beautiful Carlisle Bay in a new and unique way. With our completely clear 'glass bottom' kayaks you'll be able to see clearly as we paddle over three sunken shipwrecks bursting with tropical fish and marine life. We'll start our tour from Harbour Lights on Carlisle Bay beach where we will first head to the location where green sea turtles and Hawksbill turtles are regularly spotted. From there we will journey to three different shipwrecks sunken close to shore where you will have a perfect view of the wrecks through our clear kayaks. Be amazed as you learn the interesting history of the wrecks and how they ended up at their final resting place. Finally we will head to back to shore for a complimentary rum punch on the beach. Simply an unforgettable experience.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$55.09
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US$55.09
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Barbados Beach Day Shore Excursion

Barbados Beach Day Shore Excursion

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When your cruise ship docks in Bridgetown port, spend some time at one of Barbados' most spectacular beaches during this flexible shore excursion to Carlisle Bay. Enjoy a welcome drink, one beach lounger, and a shared umbrella on arrival. Then, spend the day lounging on the silky white sand, explore numerous shipwreck, or discover marine life in the turquoise blue sea. Additional food and drinks are available for purchase at the beach club bar.
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  • 1 day
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$20.00
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US$20.00
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Barbados

Barbados "Shared" Turtle Swim and Shipwreck Tour

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Swim with the local sea turtles in Carlisle Bay during a 2-hour eco-adventure from Bridgetown. Board a comfortable boat at Carinage Dock for the short ride to Carlisle Bay, enjoying the views of Barbados' south coast on the way. Don the provided snorkel gear and slip into the water with the gentle, graceful creatures. See turtles and take underwater photos of this unique experience. On the ride back, enjoy light refreshments and snacks.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$62.94
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Best of Barbados Tour

Best of Barbados Tour

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Take in the best bits of Barbados in just one day on this comprehensive full-day tour. Spot green monkeys at Welchman Hall Gully, venture underground to explore Harrison’s Cave, enjoy a delicious Caribbean-style lunch, and cruise out to swim with wild sea turtles in Carlisle Bay. Hotel pickup and drop-off is included.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$158.00
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US$158.00
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Barbados Glass Bottom Boat Shipwreck Adventure and Beach Day

Barbados Glass Bottom Boat Shipwreck Adventure and Beach Day

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View the Turtle Shipwreck from a glass-bottom boat on this half-day tour from Barbados' Carlisle Bay. See vibrant tropical fish, sea horses, sea turtles, octopus, rays, and other creatures in the shallow, turquoise water. Snorkel and then relax with a provided beach chair and umbrella. One drink and round-trip transportation from local hotels or the cruise port included (if option selected).
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  • 5 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$40.00
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US$40.00
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Barbados "Private" Turtle Swim & Shipwreck Tour

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Swim with sea turtles in their natural environment on this private tour in Barbados. With your friends and family (including infants over three months old) board a private boat bound for the sea turtle habitat. Snorkel over a shipwreck and swim among the turtles; learn about their biology and behavior from your dedicated guide. This private tour ensures personalized attention and a flexible itinerary.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$76.93
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US$76.93

Harrison's Cave Tram Tour and Boat Cruise Snorkel Adventure

Harrison's Cave Tram Tour and Boat Cruise Snorkel Adventure

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Combine some of Barbados' top attractions on a single half-day tour. Take a tram tour through Harrison's Cave, then enjoy some beach time at Copacabana Beach Club. Hop on a boat ride in Carlisle Bay, where you can swim in the local sea turtles' habitat.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$93.00
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US$93.00
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Barbados Island and Beach Tour

Barbados Island and Beach Tour

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Tour the highlights of Barbados, including some relaxing beach time, on this half-day excursion from Bridgetown. Stop by the site of Barbados' oldest church and enjoy panoramic views of the entire island from Cherry Tree Hill lookout point. On the east coast, sip a drink at Barclays Park before heading to Carlisle Bay for some laid-back beach time.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$53.33
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US$53.33

Barbados Shore Excursion, Land & Sea: Cave, Monkeys & Turtles

Barbados Shore Excursion, Land & Sea: Cave, Monkeys & Turtles

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Experience the best bits of Barbados while in port on this comprehensive full-day shore excursion. Spot Green Monkeys at Welchman Hall Gully, venture underground to explore Harrison’s Cave; enjoy a delicious Caribbean-style lunch; and cruise out to swim with wild sea turtles in Carlisle Bay. Hotel pickup and drop-off is included.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$148.00
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US$148.00
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Barbados Paradise Sightseeing Tour

Barbados Paradise Sightseeing Tour

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Barbados is the quintessential Caribbean paradise, but there’s more to the island than just tropical beaches. This half-day sightseeing tour visits historic landmarks such as Morgan Lewis Windmill, St John's Church, and the UNESCO-listed Garrison Historic Area, as well as taking in the views from Cherry Tree hill and Bathsheba beach. Hotel pickup and drop-off is included.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$50.00
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US$50.00
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Barbados Turtle & Shipwreck Snorkel Adventure

Barbados Turtle & Shipwreck Snorkel Adventure

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Get a look at tropical marine wildlife underwater from the comfort of a boat during this short, guided, glass-bottom boat cruise. Set off from Copacabana Barbados on Carlisle Bay, and watch the turquoise waters for turtles, fish, and rays all swimming together. Look out over the ocean from the upper-deck or watch the ocean from the lower deck. Choose from the glass bottom boat or shipwreck cruise.
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  • 1 hour 10 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$28.00
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US$28.00
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Explore and Discover Barbados Tour with Boat Cruise

Explore and Discover Barbados Tour with Boat Cruise

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Maximize your time in Barbados with a jam-packed, full-day itinerary that includes historic landmarks, UNESCO-listed monuments, and tropical beaches. Stroll along Bathsheba beach; visit the Morgan Lewis Windmill, St John's Church, and the Garrison Historic Area; enjoy a delicious Caribbean-style lunch, and cruise out to swim with wild sea turtles in Carlisle Bay. Hotel pickup and drop-off are included.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$98.00
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US$98.00
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Shore Excursion: Explore and Discover Barbados

Shore Excursion: Explore and Discover Barbados

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See the natural and historical attractions of Barbados on this shore excursion. As you visit locations such as Cherry Tree Hill, Bathsheba, and St. John's Parish Church, you'll enjoy views of the Caribbean and learn a bit about the island's history. Then visit Copacabana Beach for lunch followed by a boat ride to swim with sea turtles.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$98.00
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US$98.00
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Historical Walking Tour of Bridgetown

Historical Walking Tour of Bridgetown

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Get to know the history and culture of Bridgetown and Barbados on this half-day walking tour. With a guide in the lead providing in-depth commentary, you'll get a full picture of what makes the capital of Barbados so special. With an audio headset provided, you won't miss a word, and you'll leave the tour knowing much more Barbadian history than you would simply exploring on your own.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$25.00
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US$25.00
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Barbados Fish and Swim Charter

Barbados Fish and Swim Charter

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Get out on Barbados' pristine waters and learn how to fish from the pros on this half-day fishing excursion. Take in the landmarks of the island's coast while heading out to see, where you'll get assistance fishing with multiple techniques (live baiting, trolling, jigging) for marlin, tuna, mahi mahi, wahoo, and barracuda. Lunch, snacks, beverages, and use of all fishing equipment included.
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  • 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$461.54
per group
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US$461.54
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Private Tour: Barbados Catamaran Snorkeling Cruise

Private Tour: Barbados Catamaran Snorkeling Cruise

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Cruise along Barbados’ west coast in a private catamaran on this half-day tour. Unwind on deck with your friends and family, and soak up the sun and sea views as you cruise to two idyllic snorkeling spots. Snorkel alongside sea turtles, float over a shipwreck teeming with schools of colorful fish, and swim to a beach for a stroll on its pristine sands. Select snacks, lunch and unlimited beverages are included.
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  • 5 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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US$1,435.90
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US$1,435.90
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Barbados Coastal Sightseeing Private Tour

Barbados Coastal Sightseeing Private Tour

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Ride in comfort while exploring Barbados from coast to coast with a courteous, honest, friendly and well informed driver/guide. Travelers will be able to take photos at their various stops, purchase souvenirs if needed. Enjoy locally made beverages such as rum punch, beers and rum of their choice, at a rum shop stop while mingling with the locals. They will also enjoy an appetizing local lunch along the coast in rural Barbados. Additionally, spending time at the beach swimming, sun tanning or relaxing is optional.
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  • 6 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$261.54
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US$261.54
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Around The Island

Around The Island

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This tour takes you 360º around the island stopping at all the must see sights. Ask all the questions you can think of as you will have a friendly knowledgeable local tour guide as well as a safe and reliable driver who are always very happy tell you more about our island. This tour also includes a delicious local lunch.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$102.74
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US$102.74

Island Tour

Island Tour

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This tour covers Barbados and is dependent on what you want. Think about what you want to see and we'll make it happen.
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  • 6 to 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$85.00
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US$85.00

Barbados Catamaran Turtle Snorkel with Open Bar

Barbados Catamaran Turtle Snorkel with Open Bar

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Snorkel and sail off Barbados with having to organize anything yourself on this small-group catamaran cruise. Board a modern catamaran and admire Barbados’ shores and turquoise waters as you cruise to two prime snorkeling spots. Opt to snorkel to observe sea turtles and shipwrecks, and in-between, relax on deck with a snack and drinks from the open bar. Round-trip hotel transfers and snorkel gear are included for your convenience.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$71.80
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US$71.80
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Land & Sea Tour

Land & Sea Tour

Great opportunity to see some of the top attractions such as Harrison Cave, Huntes Gardens, Mount Gay Rum And still have time for the beach. While at the Boat Yard you can head out on the boat to the wreck for some snorkeling or stay on the beach and relax . ($45.00 BDS Included in your package for Lunch & Drinks).
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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US$200.00
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US$200.00

Barbados Catamaran Snorkel Cruise with Open Bar

Barbados Catamaran Snorkel Cruise with Open Bar

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Gorgeous smaller catamaran for those looking for fun and relaxed vibe. Captain Randall has many years of experience sailing and even towed across the Atlantic once! Avoid the crowds with Super Cats- this boat sails with a maximum of 12 persons. Great value for the price! Please Note: A minimum of 6 persons is needed to run this tour, it may be canceled if we do not get enough persons book.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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US$85.00
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