• Location: Barbados
  • Duration: 2 hours (approx.)
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Snorkel in Carlisle Bay over shipwrecks during this 2-hour shore excursion from Bridgetown. Visit a marine park where you'll swim with sea turtles, feed tropical fish and stop for lunch and the local favorite rum punch at the Jolly Roger Tavern. This tour is limited to 20 people to ensure a small-group experience, and round-trip transportation from Bridgetown's cruise port is included.


  • 2-hour Barbados snorkeling shore excursion
  • Cruise to Carlisle Bay by pontoon boat and snorkel over shipwrecks
  • Swim with sea turtles and feed tropical fish
  • Have lunch at the Jolly Roger Tavern with beverages, including rum punch
  • Round-trip port transport included
  • Small-group tour limited to 20 people ensures a more personalized experience
  • Covered by Viator’s worry-free policy: guaranteed on-time return to your ship

What You Can Expect

Barbados Shore Excursion: Carlisle Bay Shipwreck Snorkel Adventure

Snorkel in Carlisle bay while in port in Barbados

Disembark your cruise ship in Bridgetown and meet your local guide for transfer to your pontoon boat with your small group of 20 people or less.

Aboard the pontoon boat, cruise to Carlisle Bay, which hosts a small harbor and a protected marine park. Put on the provided snorkel, mask and fins and jump in to explore the area, which includes five shipwrecks. Search for anchors and cannon balls that may have been left behind from the wrecks while swimming amongst sea turtles and feeding the schools of friendly tropical fish that have made the wrecks their home.

Back on shore, visit the Jolly Roger Tavern for a cool glass of their famous rum punch and an authentic Barbadian lunch. Choose from a menu that includes macaroni pie, chicken tenders, burgers and steamed vegetables over ride.

At the end of your 2-hour shore excursion, you will be dropped off back at the cruise ship port.

Worry-free Shore Excursion:
We will ensure your timely return to the Barbados port for this activity. In the rare event your ship has departed, we will arrange for transportation to the next port-of-call. If your ship is delayed and you are unable to attend this activity, your money will be refunded. See our terms and conditions for full details.

Customer Reviews

Michael S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2017

One of the best experiences on our 7 night Caribbean cruise, Barbados was also our favourite island
Everything was perfect about this tour from start to end. The pick-up from the cruise ship terminal by the friendly, charismatic and knowledgeable bus driver Tyria. Then the snorkeling trip stopped at two spots in Carlisle Bay, the first for turtle viewing, the second to observe two shipwrecks. There was 2 hours after the snorkeling to then relax on debatedly one of the best beaches on the island. Beach chairs and umbrellas, delicious style buffet lunch and drinks included in the price. Amazing value for money and outstanding staff going the extra mile.

Do not listen to the previous negative review about the person that was bitter that the bus left them because they were late.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended March 2015

They picked us up took up out and let us swim as long as we wanted. Our guide was professional and knowledgable about the area and he had a cooler full drinks. He brought us back we ate and instead of just saying by to us took us back to the beach and aranged a ride back to the ship by taxi for us.

David G USA

1 star rating: I do not recommend this May 2017

Not what we expected. First, voucher from Viator showed start at 11am with pickup to be met at pier on pier. Ship arrived at 10am and allowed passengers of at 10:20. We walked along pier looking for Black Pearl as noted. When we couldn't find, we asked info in shore pavillion. They directed us to leave pavillion thru another gate and we would find Black Pearl. We followed instructions and another security person told us they would be outside terminal gate, about another 1/4 mile away. We are not fast walkers and arrived at location at 10:45 to hear bus had left. We paid for taxi to take us to their location. Two other women were on tour and booked directly thru Black Pearl and their confirmation said to be there 30 minutes early. They arrived at 10:40, and bus left without waiting for us. We then found we were going on rusty old party boat and had to enter by walking out into ocean and climbing aboard since they do not have a dock to enter boat as we expected and all other boats going snorkling in same area had. We are in mid 70's and I made it onboard first time but my wife did not. She tried twice and boat bounced throwing her into ocean. With the help of a bystander, she made it on 3rd try. She suffered several bruises to legs but was able to continue. Snorkling and trip was fine and we arrived back at their location to get prepaid lunch and return to ship. Lunch was poor, dry roasted chicken, cold canned corn, and fairly good macaroni and cheese. We were done with lunch before 2pm but were then told we would have to wait for return trip until 3pm. We were offered several cocktails which made wait passable, but entire trip did not meet up to high standards we have found with Viator on many past trips.

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