• Location: Barbados
  • Duration: Flexible
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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 includes a boat and snorkeling cruise, use of a beach chair, umbrella, and a provided drink. Round-trip transportation from the cruise port provided.


  • Full-day beach excursion to Carlisle Bay
  • Pickup and drop-off at the cruise port
  • Beach lounger, umbrella, and included drink
  • 1.5-hour snorkeling cruise
  • Beach-only option available

What You Can Expect

Barbados Shore Excursion: Pirate's Cove Turtle and Shipwreck Adventure

Pirates Cove

When your cruise ship docks in port, make your way to the port gates and meet your guide around 8:35am. In a comfortable tour vehicle, you'll travel to Carlisle Bay, home to the idyllic Pirate's Cove beach. 

Get set up with your lounge chair and umbrella, yours to use for the day. Sip a provided drink and enjoy the scenery, then head out on the included 1.5-hour snorkeling cruise. Stop at a natural habitat for local sea turtles and a local shipwreck to explore the underwater world using the provided mask, fins, and snorkel. 

Restrooms, freshwater showers, and a beach bar are available on site. You can also choose a beach-only option (no snorkeling cruise) at checkout. 

At the end of the day, enjoy convenient transportation back to the cruise port.

Customer Reviews

Real L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

Great experience in Barbados...snorkling tour was fantastic, Pirates' Cove was a great beach club, great beach...all in all, a great excursion.

Stephanie D

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

We got off our cruise ship and easily located the sign for our tour. We boarded a bus that took us to the beach. Upon arrival, we were given wristbands 1 for the snorkeling trip and another for our beach lounge chair and a card for a drink at the bar. We quickly boarded the boat for our 9 am snorkeling trip. The boat was VERY nice! It was clean, had a glass bottom portion for viewing and a water slide! Our first stop was to look for turtles. I was happy that we saw 1 turtle it was down deep, but right below us. After a few minutes of observing, we got back on the boat and headed to the shipwreck. There were beautiful fish everywhere! Swimming RIGHT in front of our faces and around us. It was very interesting. After snorkeling, we boarded the boat again and went for a nice little cruise while enjoying our included rum punch! When we returned to the beach, we had reserved beach lounges waiting and got to relax and redeem our drink voucher. It was so nice and relaxing. I would definitely do this same excursion again and highly recommend!

John M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

Everyone was so nice and caring. We felt we were in excellent hands on this trip. Fun!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

Great beach experience! Two easy, short snorkeling trips. Then, beautiful swimming on the beach. Everything was very well run and friendly. Bus was on-time, check-in was quick. Snorkeling guides were friendly and well organized, with good equipment.

See the young turtles at the first snorkeling stop was fun. It was in a marina/anchorage area. But we were the only snorkeling tour. Good view of the turtles. They were just swimming around eating. Small young ones. You could dive down to see them closer, if you wanted too.

Second snorkeling stop was a sunken boat Tugboat. Very interesting. Good view of many kinds of fish. Both snorkeling stops were short and easy. No current or anything else to worry about -- clear water.

Beach was beautiful for swimming. Bar was good, perhaps a little slow and crowded. But very good experience overall. Trip included beach chairs, umbrella, and one free drink.

Overall: Highly Reccomended

Warren S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2018

Perfect day! We were greeted and cruise terminal and taken to the beach for our snorkel tour. The boat, Tranquility, was awesome brand new and had a slide. Crew was great. Enjoyed the beach the rest of the day with chairs and umbrellas. Would definitely recommend.

Ricardo Alex G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2017

Good beach trip and the boat crew and driver were very friendly.

Wayne B

5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2017

Short bus ride from the cruise terminal. Amazing beach especially the bar area. A lot of the cruise staff hang out here and there is a lot of activity. We had lunch and the flying fish sandwich was very good, Great value for the . We will be back.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2017

Loved the snorkel at both sites - we saw turtles at one site and lots of fish at the shipwreck. Would highly recommend. The crew was great.

Glenn M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2017

Wow! What a great trip. Pirates Cove was very close to the docks. We got tons of time in the water, snorkeled over the wrecks and also saw and swam with several Green Turtles. The men on the boat that took us out snorkeling were fantastic. Knowledgeable, fun and really love what they do. The rum punch was a great touch. Strongly recommend this particular tour.

James K

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2017

Have done the turtle adventure before and it is very nice. This trip just did the beach since the sand is white and powder soft. Using snorkel you can find dozens of silver dollar shells in the roped off swimming area. You can rent jet skis, etc all from the beach. The bar and beach staff is great. Have clean restrooms, shower, etc. Was on Carnival Cruise 2nd year on same trip, we visited St. Thomas, Barbados, St. Lucia, St. Kitts and St. Maarten. This was the best beach. Shuttle trip is only about 10-15 min from ship. I highly recommend using Viator and booking this adventure!

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