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Barbados Turtle Swim Excursion Reviews

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Take a swim with Barbados' friendly sea turtles—don't worry; they won't bite! Sure to be an unforgettable experience.

Tyrmowes

1 review

One of two amazing experiences for us. I had never snorkeled before but a crew member took me the first time and he built my confidence and the second drop I was able to go on my own. Boat was nice and clean and staff polite and friendly, drinks included.


Provider: Celebrity Cruises

cny-funloving-cpl

1 review

Swim with Turtles, Shipwrecks, Snorkel and Beach - BBC3
In Barbados we went on an excursion we booked through the ship. We went swimming with turtles (with snorkel masks), and snorkeled a ship wreck ... Quite an experience! Then we went to the beach for an hour or so. On the ride back to the port they served rum punch and home made banana bread. Very friendly and happy people.


Provider: Royal Caribbean International

gr82sum

1 review

We took a tour snorkeling from a catamaran to swim with the turtles. We booked this with Shasa Tours. Snorkeling equipment was supplied for those of us who did not have any. We also snorkeled in a small area that had some coral and lovely colored fish. Then 2 from our party of 9 left. The rest of us were served lunch on plates with regular silverware. The food was very good. Then we relaxed, swam until it was time to return ro the ship.

Provider: Independent Operator

Devilaw

3 reviews

We took a fast boat to the turtle location and we were not disappointed. We immediately saw two giant sea turtles that were swimming around our feet. A great experience

Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line

tiptank

1 review

Highlight of our cruise getting to swim with the turtles. THe crew were very attentive to the less confident swimmers (self included) and made sure they got to see the turtles while watching out for their safety. Sadly it poured rain shortly after and we had to return to shore without the scheduled beach break but the turtles were amazing to see!

Provider: Royal Caribbean International

DonMillsCruiser

1 review

Another private tour with a low number of guests that made the experience even more enjoyable.

Provider: Independent Operator

mvlulu

1 review

Great excursion through Celebrity. The kids especially loved swimming with the turtles.

Provider: Celebrity Cruises

rjc1117

5 reviews

One of the best tours we have every been on. 2 snorkeling stops and a beach break. Crew was great. Good time for all.

Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line

mttenn

1 review

sailed for 45 mins only to find there were not any turtles. so waited 30 mins then sailed for about one hour to find them! ok.. not briliant .. thought waste of money. got gum infection probably from the borrowed snorkelling equipment on board.

Provider: P&O Cruises

cruiseguy56

1 review

Great staff on the excursion. Knowledgable and funny

Provider: Holland America Line

ojycart

2 reviews

We did the Black Pearl pirate cruise. They pick you up at 10:00 and take you down to their pier -- not very far. Then you cruise out to a sunken ship to snorkel. Water was beautiful , fish were okay -- a bit far down and not any pretty coral or anything to see. After that we got back up and went to another area and there were the turtles. We saw about 3 different ones. They were feeding the turtles so they were coming around. It was beautiful! Got to touch them as they swam by. Lunch was pretty good of steak or chicken or tuna. Then side accompaniments. They had beer and rum punch as well which was available immediately on getting on the boat. Crew friendly and helpful. After all that they pulled out the plank and the rope swing which was a big hit. The ladies floated in the water while the men were jumping from the rope. My husband would swing out first and then swing back and pick up our 8 year old and then swing back out over the water. Everyone had a lot of fun with that. After that we slowly cruised back to port with the music playing and everyone dancing in the sun enjoying the weather and cocktails. We got back about 3:00. GREAT excursion and everyone had a fabulous time and we had a group from age 8 to 66. We booked this on our own -- not through carnival. I believe it was $80 for an adult and $40 for the kids.

Provider: Independent Operator

Loreto

5 reviews

Five Star Catamaran and Turtle was a great way to enjoy Barbados! The catamaran was state of the art, and the crew was wonderful. Swimming with the sea turtle was an exciting experience. The buffet lunch on board was delicious and the snorkelling and beach break were enjoyable.

Provider: Holland America Line

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

mrgrape

1 review

Saw turtles this time didn't see any last time in Barbados.

Provider: Independent Operator

pupsmama

1 review

We took a "Do It Yourself Tour." We brought masks and snorkels with us and rented a taxi (same guy roundtrip) to take us to a beach where we swam with the turtles. The excurion boats bring the tourists here. We had a hotdog and some interesting original beach drink made up by the gal at the nearby beach bar for lunch - 3 1/2 hours was plenty! The whole day cost us $14 each and we even had lounge chairs and a beach umbrella! WOW!

Provider: Independent Operator

sanwt77

1 review

Swimming with the sea turtles was a real highlight.

Provider: Holland America Line

Hobscheshire

1 review

Went with Thomson, was £44 each. Took a 5 min bus trip to small marina, then boarded catamaran, then by catamaran to an area out to sea. Soft drinks provided on way, crew very friendly. All snorkelling gear for swimming with turtles provided, although you can stay onboard if you like. A member of crew went into the sea and threw fish to bring in the turtles, then we all got in and he gave a few simple instructions/points. The turtles are huge and swim underneath you, you have to be careful not to kick them! You can also see them popping up for air. It was a bit of a scrum though as there were about 30/40 of us in one small area and some people seemed to forget there were others around them and kept banging into you with their face in the water and didn't even bother about it, it got annoying after a while so we kept to the edges where the turtles swam past anyway. Was great seeing the turtles and on the way back, there was unlimited rum punches/beer etc and the regaae music was cranked up. Also sailed past exclusive beaches and posh hotels. A great way to spend 2/3 hours. Would recommend!

Provider: Thomson Cruises

pikespeakmarathon

1 review

Boatyard Beach, had a ball

Provider: Independent Operator

busta

1 review

What an excellent day. The trip wasn't expensive and it was great. Out on a Catamaran giving you a lovely view of the little coves, we stopped and given snorkel mask and life vest, and into the water we went, there were lots of Turtles to touch, got some lovely photos. Then had 45minutes on the beach before getting back to the ship. A magic day.

Provider: Princess Cruises

msinden88

2 reviews

Seeing and swimming with sea turtles for the first time was an incredible experience. The only thing that was kind of a hindrance was the number of people on this tour. When we actually got in the water people were clustered together (almost fighting) to see the turtles. This, I think, actually scared the turtles away. Once you separated yourself from the pack you could appreciate the turtles far more! I followed one for almost 5 min...keeping my distance of course.

Provider: Princess Cruises

keithh1

1 review

Great day boat not over crowed

Provider: Thomson Cruises

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