Barbados Catamaran Tour Excursion Reviews
Barbados was a lot of fun and were it not for the crowds at a couple of the snorkel stops, I would have scored this higher. We took the catamaran and snorkel tour which apparently there are a ton of companies offering the same tour with the same stops at the same time as part of their offering. We snorkeled at the shipwrecks where we got to see a wide variety of fish as well as several of the wrecks in the area. We then moved over to snorkel with the sea turtles and while there were not as many as I had hoped, it was a great treat to swim with these animals in such close proximity. We wrapped up as we anchored about 100 yards off shore for lunch and then you could stay on board and drink, swim to the beach or just swim around the catamaran. Whichever you chose you were sure to have a good time. Our crew was great and went out of their way to make sure everyone had a great time.
Swimming with the turtles was neat but with 40 people crowding around 8-10 turtles, it was a bit over-rated. If 20 minutes out of 4 hours is spent swimming with the turtles, don't title it "Swimming with turtles." It was a catamaran ride and the turtles weren't even "guaranteed" according to our captain-LOL. Barbados always rains (for the past 3 times we've been) and the island offers nothing special. Don't even try to wander off because it's a bit scary....We had several people walk right up to us, talking really loudly and aggressively wanting to stop us (?) The unemployment rate isn't great and it's obvious with how we were approached...and how the prices kept going up when we asked.
Great, this was one tour not two, we boarded the catamaran and were brought out to the area to swim with the turtles, we say about a half a dozen, the current was very strong but the crew helped us get back in, we then were brought to another spot to swim on the reef, music played while on board, lunch was served on board, chicken, fish, rice mac n cheese and a variety of drinks, everyone on board was happy!
Nice sailboat and we stopped at two snorkeling spots. Then they did a BBQ onboard with lots and lots of yummy food along with any drink you wanted. Top notch operation and a very fun day.
Our final ship's excursion was a Sunset and Champagne catamaran sail in Barbados, and tho we never saw the sun set, and the quality of the champagne was questionable, it was still a good trip, and the crew were friendly and entertaining.
We joined a catamaran tour and were treated well. We did two snorkeling sites...one with the turtles which was fun. Also treated to lunch and all you could eat and drink. Just a nice day other than our only rainy day...but didn't ruin it.