Catamaran Sail to "The Boat Yard" Beach area. Snorkeling with sea turtles....all two of them. FYI, about 7-8 boats with 20-50 people each all snorkeling to see two sea turtles...get the picture. The captain then brought the boat in to the beach and we swam and walked the Barbados white sand! overall good.
Outstanding all around. We booked online and the guide met us outside the port exactly where he said he'd be waiting. Jumped into a van and got to the boat - which was a powerful beast. It got us to the turtles well before the cruise ship tours and gave us some nice solo time with the turtles before the masses arrived and made snorkeling with the turtles nearly impossible. Once the crowds arrived, we were off to a shipwreck site to snorkel around an old tugboat. Kind of creepy, but again, we were one step ahead of the cruise ship tours and had the place largely to ourselves.
We went snorkeling with large sea turtles and then had some time on a beautiful beach. It was a great experience. Try to go as early as possible to avoid a large crowd of people in the water trying to see the turtles. The rum punch they serve after the snorkeling is finished is the best and is really strong.
Ship docked within 5 minute walk to port, catamaran to beach areas to swim with turtles (saw a couple), too many other tour operators in area at same time, lots of people, not many turtles. Due to windy conditions, unable to stop at different beach to swim but we were able to sail ( no motor needed!) back to dock. Tiami sail operators are great!
This was the Tiami Turtle Snorkle and Sail. We were informed at departure that the original itinerary had changed in order to find a beach where turtles might be seen. That was fine with us. We put in at a lovely beach and we did see turtles. Not dozens, but if you were paying attention, there were almost always a couple in view. After about 45 minutes, the catamaran took us to a different beach for swimming. The beach was nice. There were some locals selling jewelry and other trinkets, but if you told them no, they didn't bother you again. There was rum punch and beer included in the cost of the excursion. It was a very relaxing day and the guides were great!
Nice trip only saw a few turtles near shore when our boat people were feeding them. Not much else there. Then short trip for 45 minute beach break. Nothing there to see or buy (bring your own snacks or lunch). Rum punch on boat
Loved swimming with the turtles! About four large turtles swam with our group. The guides had food to keep them around. Lots of fish by the sunken ship to see, more by the coral then the ship itself. Water was lovely and so clear! Beach we went to swim at after snorkeling ok, nothing special, no chairs, or beach really.
We booked this excursion at the beach. I had read reviews of other cruisers. The beach is quite rough with broken coral washing up at the shore and hitting your feet. Once in the boat, we were fine. I got to swim with the turtles which was amazing. The kids stayed on the boat and could see the turtles. Our cab driver Marson (from Canada) was the best!!! If you're at the cruise port in Barbados, ask for Marson. Our cab ride from Paynes Bay and back cost us $40 total. Beach chairs and the Turtle swim cost us $50 total for all of us.
Booked a a snorkel tour called ultimate snorkel tour. It was really good first stop was to see the turtles get fed which was really good and got some great GoPro pictures and videos. Next we were onto a couple ship wreaks which were very interesting. After both of these we sailed back to port via Barbados city centre to see a couple of sights on boat. Offered rum punch on way back which was lovely. Once back we where fed food which we selected before we left for tour. Transport to and from cruise ship with time at end to have and walk around local shops.
Tiami Sail, snorkel, and beach tour. It was very fun on the catamaran and snorkeling with the turtles was great. We saw many turtles and they came right up to us. Beautiful water and would definitely go to Barbados again.
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