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Barbados Island Tour Excursion Reviews

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Barbados is a thoroughly Caribbean island, complete with lush tropical foliage, colorful homes and a laid-back, "why hurry?" attitude. Get a comprehensive overview on an island tour.

DeputyDawg46

1 review

The Best of Barbados excursion was very good. Only issue is the bus driver knew more than half of the folks on the island and kept blowing his air horn to say hi. After 3 hours of that nonsense we had a headache!! Otherwise great tour!!


Provider: Royal Caribbean International

Honolulu Blue

1 review

This was on a large bus that seated about 30. Clovis was the driver and Lisette was the tour guide. Both were excellent in their roles. We went around most of the island and there were several stops for photos, souvenir buying, bathroom breaks and such. There were also some free samples of local cuisine.


Provider: Carnival Cruise Lines

radgalut

1 review

Did an island tour it was a good introduction to the island and the guide was good.


Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line

italian stallion

3 reviews

One of our favourite stops. Great excursion, comfortable A/C coach with a respectful/knowledgeable/funny guide, encapsulating all of what Barbados is, beautiful landscape, rich interior valleys, rough shorelines (east side Atlantic), some posh areas and of course the Platinum coast. Ship sponsored excursion called Coast to Coast Scenic Drive definitely recommended


Provider: Celebrity Cruises

Flamingo33

1 review

We did something a little unusual for us on Barbados. We went to the pier and met up with two other random couples from the ship and hired a taxi. For 25 usd per personw e went on a 3.5 hour tour of his island. We saw everything from the east coast to Bathsheba and back again. We stopped for photo ops all along the way and had an amazing time. This island is something to see.


Provider: Independent Operator

Cozumel Jim

3 reviews

Island Drive, St. Nicholas Abbey and Rum Tasting. Driver very full of info of island. Stopped several times and took photos. Negotiate price before taking photo of monkeys. Beautiful spots and cool breezes.


Provider: Carnival Cruise Lines

Ines & Volker

2 reviews

In Barbaidos we booked with Scenic Barbados Tours. Our driver was Eddy. It was a 5 star experience. In Barbados you have to walk out of the port area if you booked with a local tour company.
We booked the Island & Beach Package Tour. After a wonderful excursion throughout the island Eddy gave us all the time we wanted at Carlisle Beach. He picked us up just on time and we had a little bit shopping time in the port area.


Provider: Independent Operator

JWYBLF

1 review

We were taken to a newer rum factory (not the oldest one that still operates) with an informative tour ending in their sales room (of course). We went to a plantation house filled with furnishings and set up the way the house was while it was still a plantation. Neat in that a wedding was being conducted while we were there. Cursory guide explanation followed by us wandering through the two floors and basement. Then we went to a craft shop where the owner makes original mahogany carvings and sells them. Only $39/pp and you get what you pay for....


Provider: Celebrity Cruises

Kreader

2 reviews

Great tour with Tyrone that was organized by Brenda and Ken for cruise critic people. Great tour for $25.00 that was supposed to be for 4 hours,and was nearly 5 hours! Lots of photo stops,and even included a stop where we fed monkeys!


Provider: Independent Operator

Wayfarer6606

1 review

Excellent 3 hr tour of Barbados for $25 each. Did west coast thro' posh areas then scenic east coast going down onto beach. Returned back to Bridgetown with views over south and Fort George. Driver did try to take us to an Abbey but the $17 entrance fee was a No/No.

Provider: Independent Operator

Shipahoy12

1 review

This was on last day. No time on arrival day. Larger coach than previous trips which were all maximum of 12 persons. Lost a bit of intimacy IMHO. Visited Gun Hill Signal Station Then to St John's Church for a few pics of the bay below. Then to Sunbury Plantation House for a walk round nthe house itself followed by a buffet in the gardens. Food was ok and the Hot Pepper Sauce was the hottest thing I've ever had, Vindaloo's included. Couldn't taste the rum punch lol. Then dropped off at airport for flight home. Only 4 hours to wait:( Not very enjoyable. Should have booked an independent tour which included a beach stop e.g. Glory Tours but wife was worried about possibly missing the flight home!

Provider: Thomson Cruises

obnurse

3 reviews

We had a nice island tour on a open air 4x4 truck. We really enjoyed it. We stopped at Bathsheba for pictures and it was the highlight of the tour for me. It is beautiful there, with high surf and huge volcanic rocks in the water. Worth seeing. We saw sugar cane growing and being harvested. Our driver was great and really showed us around.

Provider: Celebrity Cruises

paulajj

2 reviews

I really enjoyed Barbados. It's not as poor as some of the other islands. The city tour was nice.

Provider: Celebrity Cruises

BubbaIU

2 reviews

Island Tour w/ Rum Distillery, Sunbury Plantation, Sugar Cane, Mahogany Carving and an AWESOME tour guide.

Provider: Celebrity Cruises

VICTOR MATURE

1 review

An excellent tour, excellent guide went to places no other tours went to ( local in laws etc organised) Saw a lot of the island ,loved it, will go back.

Provider: Independent Operator

bobbychad

1 review

The beach was awesome, the shopping sucked, the tour was great!

Provider: Carnival Cruise Lines

seagrams82

2 reviews

This is a tour we piggy backed onto from a fellow Cruise Critic member. His website is not easy to follow and we really didn't know what to expect but we knew it was an island tour that did not include Harrison's Cave. Some of the scenery was really lovely but the streets/homes were a little shoddy. There is a very expensive area on the west side but it is a gated environment. We were glad to see the island but couldn't imagine going back either for a cruise stop or actual destination. Drinks were supplied; we brought our own Cheerios and fruit. We arrived back at the port about an hour later than I thought which was ok but it keeps happening for all of the trips, so keep that in mind.

Provider: Independent Operator

OpalGem

1 review

We were given a history of the island. The tour was approximately 1.5 hours. We were dropped back in town and were able to shop before heading back to the ship.

Provider: Independent Operator

nancydrw

1 review

"Little England Tour", St. Nicholas Abbey, Hunte's Garden, tour of the island. Great excursion booked with Glory Tours.

Provider: Independent Operator

faders

2 reviews

at 25.00 a person for 2 hrs was a bit over priced.

Provider: Independent Operator

natalee07

1 review

The driver took us to a residential area and we were able to see the green monkeys on the side of the street.

Provider: Independent Operator

erb114

4 reviews

Beatiful island, clean, noce people and Bridgetown is very nice. McDonald's did not survive on this island more than a couple of months.

Provider: Carnival Cruise Lines

Darshan1

10 reviews

This was our third visit to Barbados and our favorite. We saw Orchid World the previous year, but Andromeda Gardens was even more beautiful. The incredible rocky coast at Bathsheba should not be missed.

Provider: Princess Cruises

ancastertraveler

1 review

We booked an Island Tour with Glory Tours. Our tour guide was Calvin and once again we were very fortunate to have an informative and pleasant guide. The beaches of Barbados are beautiful. We saw many historical sites, lunch was provided at a local restaurant and we ended the tour at Payne Bay beach where we had several hours of beach time. We also met the owner, Sara Taylor, whom we found to be a most interesting person.

Provider: Independent Operator

rlrs88

2 reviews

Boring tour, dropped at the beach and haunted by the locals to buy crap!!

Provider: Carnival Cruise Lines

alwaysonacruise

3 reviews

The tour only took us to half the island and I don't think it was the good half. We didnt see anything except cows and slums.

Provider: Independent Operator

MizzouCardsPT

1 review

Awesome experience with the Five Star Catamaran Sail and Snorkel with the Turtles booked through Carnival Cruise Lines. We had about 8-10 turtles swimming around us and we were allowed 45 minutes to swim with them. They also took us to a coral reef and we could snorkel there or lay on the beach. They served us lunch on board with an open bar after snorkeling was over. Then we took a 45 minute narrated tour back to the boat. I would do this excursion again!

Provider: Carnival Cruise Lines

waternut_9

1 review

Shoretrips is the best. We did sight seeing around the island and then we were dropped of at a beautiful beach for about 3 hours. They returned to pick us up and take us to the ship. Just the 4 of us on this excursion. Great day!! Friendly people!!

Provider: Independent Operator

knrdodd

2 reviews

Barbados: Thanks to Trip Advisor, sent "taxicab or Sanjay" message stating our desire for his services. I cannot say enough good things about him. He was very patient with me while I was trying to decide what to do on the island, sent clear and precise information on where to meet him and was promptly waiting for us with a smile on his face. He even showed us a local eatery where I had the best rum punch. Cost $25 USD per person for 3 1/2 hour island tour.

Provider: Independent Operator

glomarrone

15 reviews

Visited scenic spots in Barbados such as Bathsheba and the National Park at Farley Park then drive through the Platinum West Coast. We stopped for a drink at the Edgewater Hotel - spectacular views of the coastline.

Provider: Celebrity Cruises

tourexpert

1 review

Scenic Barbados Tour - drive around Barbados, visited Gun Hill, old church, Bathsheba & then relaxed at Coconut Court Beach. Ok tour nothing extra.

Provider: Independent Operator

ScotchMist

1 review

Hired cab (sedan) with one other couple for two-hour tour ($25.00 ea); short but informative; saw monkeys.

Provider: Independent Operator

Chemaniac

2 reviews

Very good tour with great guide. Roads are good, scenery at Barclay Park and Bathsheba was great.

Provider: Celebrity Cruises

boyroy

2 reviews

Very in formative and great scenery. BBC5

Provider: Celebrity Cruises

vidasolymar

1 review

Beautiful island that we do want to come back to. Was late in doing research so ended up booking a private tour with Facilitators Unlimited. They were okay but could have done better in some areas so I can't really recommend them. Do visit St Nicholas Abbey if you get a chance along with taking a scenic drive and perhaps if you like plants stopping at Orchid world or one of the other gardens. There are many beautiful old Anglican churches and cemeteries also which should not be missed. We'll have to come back for a land based tours as we really enjoyed this island.

Provider: Independent Operator

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