Barbados Island Tour Excursion Reviews
Tyrone was very attentive and took us to many spots on Barbados including a wonderful view of Bathsheba Beach.
Some confusion at the start, visited the old church (too long there), a lot of driving around in "backroads" not too scenic, a couple stops, then back to a beach (which we decided to skip - appeared yucky). At $30, not so good a VFM.
Perhaps it is a reflection of the island, and it's weak economic condition outside of Bridgetown, but we saw a lot of very poor areas.
We booked a private touring company for 4 hours to take five of us to some sites we wanted to go to since we had been to Barbados over 20 years ago. The van did not have any air conditioning and my mother was starting to feel sick from the heat. The driver was going so slow that it took 3 of the 4 hours to get to the North side of the island and then she only took us to places where vendors were selling stuff and wanted $20 to see a Turtle Cave we had no interest in spending the money on. She seemed upset we weren't willing to spend the money on the vendors and tours we had no interest in. Very disappointed and even contacted tour company for a refund.
Toured island and Harrison's cave.
Bajan Open Bus tour, Nick as the guide. Tour of the city plus two beaches WHITE SAND and the beach to your self, great tour alcohol included in the tour.
Our excursion in Barbados was really busy! We had 45 minutes at Harrison's Cave (Cool place, but we traveled by car through the cave, and I wish we could have walked through), 45 minutes at a botanical garden where we took a self-guided tour with a really nice map and flower id guide, 45 minute Caribbean lunch where we ate flying fish (an island favorite), and then finally 45 minutes at a nature preserve where we saw lots of animals, including those famous green monkeys. The tour ended with complimentary rum punch. It was exhausting to do all of this in one day, and a lot driving, but a great way to see so many things in a day.
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!!
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.
In 2012 we lined up an excursion with Barbados Sailing. I think this is the best day we have ever had on a vacation. Captain Ron met us outside the port parking area. Make sure when you book anything on this island you are clear with your drivers where you are meeting because some excursions are not allowed in the port parking area. We walked through the parking lot and he met us. Drove us to his sailboat/catamaran. We paid at that time. We were about 20 people. Some of the others who were on this boat were staying on the island. Beverages served right away. Sailing to a spot to swim with turtles, snorkels provided. This experience was so amazing. A little more snorkeling and then a Bajan lunch. Sailing back we saw flying fish. I am never going to forget that sight...ever.
In 2014 we went with Scenic Barbados Tours. We were on a short island tour and then dropped at Carlisle Bay. 25.00 per person gave a short island drive with stops at the windy side where swimming is not allowed, old Christ Church and lots of sugar cane field. Stops for pictures and souveniors. Carlisle Bay was calm and just a simple beach stop. The driver waited 3 hours for us. He was so patient and gentle and informative. The beach bar here is called Harbor Lights. We did not rent chairs from them, but from some locals. At Harbor Lights there was a lady selling sea glass necklaces. Sea glass necklaces are pieces of broken bottles that have rolled around the ocean and rocks becoming smooth. She made beautiful necklaces wrapping the sea glass with wire. Authentic is best!
Did an island tour it was a good introduction to the island and the guide was good.
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
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.
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.
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.
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....
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!