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


  • Full-day Barbados shore excursion: Welchman Hall Gully, Harrison's Cave, and Sea Turtle cruise
  • Watch the surfers at Bathsheba beach and admire views along the coast
  • Spot wildlife including Green Monkeys at Welchman Hall Gully
  • Marvel at the stalactites, stalagmites, and waterfalls of Harrison's Cave
  • Enjoy a delicious Caribbean-style lunch at Pirates Cove
  • Cruise around Carlisle Bay and dive in to swim with wild sea turtles
  • Tour includes port pickup and drop-off
  • Small-group tour limited to 12 people ensures a personalized experience

What You Can Expect

Barbados Shore Excursion: Barbados in a Day Tour

Swim with sea turtles!

After being picked up from your Barbados hotel, meet your guide and small group of up to 12 people, and set out to the island’s East Coast. After a quick stop to take in the views from Bathsheba beach, visit Welchman Hall Gully, where you’ll enjoy a guided tour of the rainforest and have chance to spot wild Green Monkeys in their natural environment.

Continue to Harrison's Cave, a magnificent underground cavern formed out of crystallized limestone. Ride the purpose-built tramway through the caves, passing cascading waterfalls, emerald-green lagoons, and a dramatic array of stalagmites and stalactites.

Head back to the West Coast for lunch (included) and tuck into delicious Caribbean cuisine at the Pirates Cove restaurant, located right on the beachfront. After some free time to relax and enjoy the beach, set out on a scenic boat cruise around Carlisle bay. While on-board, keep a look out for sea turtles and other marine life, then prepare for a thrilling wildlife encounter.

After a safety briefing and instruction on how to swim around the turtles, dive into the ocean to swim and enjoy a closer look at the wild sea turtles. Swimming will be accompanied by a guide at all times, and there will be no contact or interaction with the sea turtles to ensure that their natural environment is not disturbed.

After returning to shore, your driver will be waiting to take you back to your hotel.

Please note: Beach loungers, washrooms, and freshwater showers are provided at Pirates Cove – please bring your swimsuit and beach towels.

Customer Reviews

Skiie United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2017

We were supposed to I guess go swimming with Turtles... I hadnt read that part of the Excursion, oh well. On this day it was the day after Irma hit Barbuda, and the waves down in Barbados were extremely choppy because of the hurricane. We went to Harrison's cave which was great, then to Welchmans Hall, very knowledgeable guide however we didnt get to see any green monkeys : Not that it is guaranteed that you will get to see them. After that took us to Bathsheba where we waited for the rain to stop so we could get some pictures, and then on down to Pirates Cove for some lunch, rum punch, and beach time. Like I said earlier, the water was really bad, so it wasnt worth trying to swim in the ocean, and likewise we sdidnt get to go swim with the turtles, which again, I didnt know was part of the tour originally anyhow... But all in all it was a great day Our Tour guide was Quami. 2 Notes: 1The 1st rum punch is included in the tour, after that they cost... be careful with them, they are very smooth and if you down say 4 or 5 without thinking about it, you may just be gone! Extremely strong and made so you dont taste it. 2 These tour guides make their income by doing this day in and day out, it was our tour guide who would lose some money in the process who told everyone on the tour to contact Viator and ask for the Turtle portion of our money back from the tour since we didnt get to do them. This is very important to me, because it shows how much the tour guides love their jobs, and it shows how much respect they have for the rest of us as well. There are a lot of places where a guide might not say anything in the hope that you dont send anything in so they can make more commission on the tour.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2017

Great tour. Good local operator. I would go on this tour again.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2016

We visited Barbados for a day on our cruise, and this was a great tour for us to capture the highlights of Barbados. Our tour guide Calme, was great, and entertained us with great information throughout the tour. We got back to our ship plenty of time ahead of departure. Had a great day at Barbados!

Kathy G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Had a great time!

valerie k

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Our tour guide Ryan was fantastic. Give that man a raise. I enjoyed this tour immensely. Would definitely recommend this tour.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Our tour was great. We got to see everything but the money's did not cooperate, but we did all look for them for a long time. Guides were all great and lunch was delicious. We loved our swim with the turtles.I would recommend this tour. Thank you for everything!


5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

great tour. they accomodated the extra ppl that wanted to do the same tour from our cruise ship. They called for an extra taxi and we got our own private tour! they even found monkeys for us to see when we couldnt find them in the reserve. My only negative is the timing. There is SO much to do and see on this tour that the beach visit to swim with the turtles got cut short...cleanest island and very knowledgeable


5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Perfect for somente who hás only a day!

Joanne L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2015

The trip was excellent. Very well timed and driver, Narin, was very organized.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2015

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.

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