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Best of Barbados Tour (small group land & sea tour)

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Diamond Valley, Caribbean
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Best of Barbados Tour (small group land & sea tour)

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icon7 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English

Overview

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.
  • Full-day Barbados sightseeing tour: Welchman Hall Gully, Harrison's Cave, and sea turtle cruise
  • 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
  • Cruise around Carlisle Bay and dive in to swim with wild sea turtles
  • Tour includes hotel or port pickup and drop-off
  • Small-group tour limited to 12 people ensures a personalized experience
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Hotel pickup and drop-off
Local guide
Lunch
Beverages
Bottled water
Entrance Fees
Air-conditioned vehicle
Gratuities
Additional $20 per person if minimum number of (4) pax are not met and you want to continue the tour

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Please be on time for your tour.
For Cruise Port Pick ups please take note of the following information
When you disembark the cruise ship you will make your way through the cruise terminal. Please follow the green line on the ground to the general exit. At the general exit you will make a left turn making your way to the departure area for all tours. Please go to gate one which is the first gate on your right to meet your tour guide. Pick up time is 8:35am


Ports

  • Bridgetown


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. 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.

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.

Spend some free time relaxing and enjoying the beach at Carlisle Bay.

Then head to the Copacabana Beach Club for lunch (included) and tuck into delicious Caribbean cuisine right on the beachfront.

Hop aboard a double-decker glass-bottom boat and search for sea turtles and other marine life. After a safety briefing and instruction on how to swim around the turtles, dive into the ocean for a closer look. 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: Washrooms, and freshwater showers are provided at the Copacabana Beach Club; please bring your swimsuit and beach towels.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Eco-Adventure Park at Harrison’s Cave
The spectacular HARRISON'S CAVE in Barbados is geographically located in the centre of the island, a natural phenomenon unique to the tropical world. Specially designed transport takes you down through the underground tunnels to a sight so beautiful, that few can compare. In the specially lighted caverns at Harrison's Cave, view the majestic stalactites and stalagmites which have been growing from the floors and ceilings for many centuries. Cascading through the caves, the crystal blue waters form magnificent pools and waterfalls, filling the senses with sights and sounds of such pure wonder.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Welchman Hall Gully
Welchman Hall Gully is located in the center of Barbados. This tropical hideaway is home to wild monkeys, majestic rainforest trees and delicate native plants. Walk along its shaded path. See Barbados as it appeared to the first settlers. Enjoy a spectacular view of the east coast and marvel at the abundance of life tucked away inside this collapsed cave. Watch monkeys feed on a specially built platform, swing from vines and groom each other in the trees. The gully and its occupants have fascinated tourists for hundreds of years.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Carlisle Bay
Carlisle Bay is named after the Earl of Carlisle who stole Barbados away from Sir William Courteen in the Great Barbados Robbery. Today Carlisle Bay has the whitest sand in Barbados & the mostbrilliant turquoise sea.The Carlisle Bay Marine Park has 6 shipwrecks in close proximity. The great diversity of brilliantly coloured marine life include, turtles, star fish, sand dollars, rays and more. You wil be visiting Copacabana on Carlisle Bay and joining Tranquility Cruises for a Turtle & Shipwreck Adventure in carlisle Bay
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Tranquility Cruises
Join us aboard Tranquility Cruises The boat has 2 washrooms on board, a bar and an upper and lower deck with lots of seating. There is a glass bottom area for those who prefer to stay on board and enjoy the sights bellow. Tranquility is also equipped with life vest, snorkel and mask for those who wish to get wet and explore a shipwreck or swim with turtles and fish. An extra treat for kids on board is the boats waterslide. Our Turtle and Shipwreck Cruise is 70 minutes long. On most days Carlisle Bay boasts calm turquoise waters with no undertow, delicately lapping on the soft white sand. This bay draws both locals and tourists alike with its breath-taking beauty above water, but also its’ thriving marine park that is enjoyed by scuba divers and snorkelers alike. Under the surface of the sea Carlisle Bay comes alive with vibrant tropical fish in abundance, sea horses, sea turtles, octopus, rays, and much more! This unique array of marine life is due in part to the six different ship wrecks in the water as shallow as 12ft. The wrecks are obviously another important contributor to the popularity of Carlisle Bay. For those seeking an adventure, you will not be disappointed with the sight of these sunken treasures. ​ Please note that the sea life seen from day to day varies. ​
Duration: 1 hour 10 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 2 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Infant meals not included
  • At time of booking, Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time
  • please bring swimwear and beach towels for this excursion
  • This tour is suitable for cruises arriving by 8:00am and departing by 5:00pm or later
  • Infant seats available
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Our tours run with small groups of 8 persons maximum. If you are travelling as a family or group travelling together we can accommodate up to 12 persons. Groups or families booking 8 or more persons will have their own driver guide and vehicle for their excursion.
  • Tours cancelled by the customer more that 72 hours ahead of tour time will be refunded
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • On our small group tours we require a minimum number of 4 persons to conduct the tour. If the minimum number has not been met we will contact you 48 hours before the time of your tour with a option to reschedule, cancel or continue your tour as planned by paying a service charge on the day which will be US$20 per person
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Glory Tours
This experience is non-refundable and cannot be changed for any reason. If you cancel or ask for an amendment, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Best of Barbados Tour (small group land & sea tour)?
A:The policy on face masks and attendee health is:

  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Best of Barbados Tour (small group land & sea tour).
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Best of Barbados Tour (small group land & sea tour)?
A:The policy on sanitization is:

  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Best of Barbados Tour (small group land & sea tour).
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Best of Barbados Tour (small group land & sea tour)?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Regular temperature checks for staff
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  • "The Harrison Cave tour gets a pass because you are on a vehicle tour through the Cave." See review

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Reviews by Viator travelers

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star-5
Amazing experience!!
Jen
, Mar 2020
Had a fabulous time on this tour. Enjoyed everything about it- had extra time to spare as there were only 3 of us on the tour so our tour guide took us to east coast so we could see the beautiful coastline. Harrison Cave was wonderful- Welchman gully great watching the monkeys eat- Buffet lunch was plentiful and delicious. The only downfall was getting attacked by the sea lice which was out of our control. Swam with 3 sea turtles which was amazing. Highly recommend this tour!!
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star-4
Tour was fantastic, but don’t book with Viator.
Scott
, Mar 2020
One of the best tours we have done. Unfortunately at our next stop the Viator vendor did not show and did not answer our emails or phone calls. Viator did not stand behind their vender, it became our problem. So buyer beware.
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star-3
Some False Advertising and some good things as well
Robert_F
, Mar 2020
First a comment on the false advertising. The tour says that the number of folks on a tour is limited to 12. Well, if they are counting only those folks in the van that picks you up at the hotel and transports you from place to place - that is accurate. Otherwise it is absolutely wrong. The Harrison Cave tour gets a pass because you are on a vehicle tour through the Cave. For the Welchman Gully, we had so many people - 30 to 35- the tour guide went to look for an additional guide but couldn't find one. He did what he could to pack people in to make sure everyone could hear him when he was showing a place of interest - and did a great job on the tour in spite of the crowd. As for seeing the Monkeys, none for us and, based on tour guide comments, it is a less than 50% chance that you will. The snorkeling experience is, once again, 35-40 people on a boat. Harrison's Cave is a good experience, with a very interesting tour of the caves with a very informative tour guide. The Welchman Hall Gully tour is full of information on the geography and natural surroundings. The snorkeling experience is underwhelming - two or more boats each with 30-40 swimmers all in a small area looking at the turtles or the shipwrecks. If you've never snorkeled or seen turtles it is probably worth it. Otherwise it is just OK.
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star-5
Great day.
mailiinve
, Feb 2020
The lime stone caves were worth seeing. I really enjoyed the walk in the Gulley with lots of great trees. The highlight for me was the boat tour on the Tranquillity with snorkeling. I swam right next to several sea turtles and looking below at the sunken ship was most interesting. I even went down the waterslide on the boat which was a blast, as was our captain.
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star-5
Great tour of Barbados!
David R
, Jan 2020
Our tour guide Charles was amazing! Very knowledgeable, personable, great service too. Enjoyed the cave, seeing the green monkeys, lunch, and the glass bottom boat tour. Very happy with this tour overall, A+
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star-3
Great Tour but Rude Tour Guide
217eddyo
, Dec 2019
The tour was great, got to see so much stuff on the island, loved seeing the caves, however, the tour guide Ryan was rude and inconsiderate. It's so hot and humid on the island and we got into a scorching hot van and wouldn't turn the AC up to cool us off. The AC trickled out the whole day while the sweat ran down my back and legs. Ryan was rude and snapped back when I tried turning the AC up so I wouldn't be uncomfortable. Would recommend the tour but not the tour guide.
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star-5
Amazing Day in Barbados
NnNH
, Nov 2019
This tour was beyond amazing. It exceeded all my expectations. Our tour guide Kwame was really great, fun, and very informative.
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star-5
Great time in Barbados
Diane L
, Oct 2019
We couldni't decide what to see in Barbados, so we signed up for the Best of Bardados Tour. It was great! We hit all of the highlights of the island in a short time. Harrison's cave was awesome. We got to see green monkeys and Welchman Hall Gully, and walk up into the rain forest. Then we had an awesome swimming with the turtles! The guides on the snorkeling and swimming with the turtles part of the tour were awesome!
icon Response from Host , Oct 2019
Sounds like you had a day full of awesome experiences. That is just what Best of Barbados is about :). I am so happy that you enjoyed the excursion :) Thank you for taking the time to post a review :)
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star-5
Excellent
shirleyw1199
, Sep 2019
Really enjoyed the whole day. It was very well organised and our driver was excellent, very knowledgeable and friendly. Would highly recommend
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star-5
Amazing!
scholvit001
, Sep 2019
I highly recommend this tour. It’s a great way to hit all the highlights in one day! Harrison’s cave was beautiful. But the best part was definitely the sea turtles! It was actually raining the day of our excursion but we were able to see and do everything. I was worried we wouldn’t see any turtles but we saw tons, even with the rain! The crew was great. The made sure my 3 yr old was well taken care of and that we all enjoyed the experience. It’s a must do excursion!
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