Barbados Island Tour Excursion Reviews

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.
Been here several times and did this tour to get a feel of what the island was like.
Been here several times and did this tour to get a feel of what the island was like. Was here in the summer of 1968. A lot has changed in 50 years. The tour guide was good, a guest had to slow him down in his narration of the island so we ... Read More
Been here several times and did this tour to get a feel of what the island was like. Was here in the summer of 1968. A lot has changed in 50 years. The tour guide was good, a guest had to slow him down in his narration of the island so we could understand him. Read Less
Sail Date February 2020
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Another bumpy three hour tour.
Another bumpy three hour tour. Great pictures, Great place. A little crowded for a indy tour.
Another bumpy three hour tour. Great pictures, Great place. A little crowded for a indy tour. Read Less
Sail Date February 2020
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Crowded ya into a van.
Crowded ya into a van. Driver didn't talk much nor stop like they were Supposed to for us to take photos. Very poor island. Would skip this port next time.
Crowded ya into a van. Driver didn't talk much nor stop like they were Supposed to for us to take photos. Very poor island. Would skip this port next time. Read Less
Sail Date January 2020
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
We saw the geography of the island, some history from our guide, and enjoyed the chance to ...
We saw the geography of the island, some history from our guide, and enjoyed the chance to experience what life in the early 20th century would have been like for the island's wealthy landowners.
We saw the geography of the island, some history from our guide, and enjoyed the chance to experience what life in the early 20th century would have been like for the island's wealthy landowners. Read Less
Sail Date January 2020
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
We took the Coast to Coast scenic tour.
We took the Coast to Coast scenic tour. You are on an enclosed tour bus with airconditioning. We had a great tour guide (Agatha) and made three stops at an old church (St John Parish), the beach, and The Highlands (resort type area). it ... Read More
We took the Coast to Coast scenic tour. You are on an enclosed tour bus with airconditioning. We had a great tour guide (Agatha) and made three stops at an old church (St John Parish), the beach, and The Highlands (resort type area). it was a great low energy way to see the island. The tour was about 4 hours long. Read Less
Sail Date January 2020
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Good tour saw most of the island great Local lunch at betehesda with fish mahi of flying fish Nice ...
Good tour saw most of the island great Local lunch at betehesda with fish mahi of flying fish Nice animal sanctuary visited
Good tour saw most of the island great Local lunch at betehesda with fish mahi of flying fish Nice animal sanctuary visited Read Less
Sail Date January 2020
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Up the west coast across the ridge and down the east coast and back to a beach for the afternoon.
Up the west coast across the ridge and down the east coast and back to a beach for the afternoon.
Up the west coast across the ridge and down the east coast and back to a beach for the afternoon. Read Less
Sail Date January 2020
Shore Excursion Provider: P&O Cruises
Paid a taxi $200 to drive three of us around the island for about 4 hours.
Paid a taxi $200 to drive three of us around the island for about 4 hours. This is a good idea if get your driver committed up front to include time for: 1) a one hour tour of Nicholas Abby, 2) a 30 minute ride on the nearby sugar cane ... Read More
Paid a taxi $200 to drive three of us around the island for about 4 hours. This is a good idea if get your driver committed up front to include time for: 1) a one hour tour of Nicholas Abby, 2) a 30 minute ride on the nearby sugar cane train, 3) a brief stop at Cherry Tree Hill Overlook, 4) a 15 minute photo stop at Bathsheba Beach, 5) a one hour visit to one of the many gardens, 6) a 5 minute photo stop at Rihanna's childhood home, and 7) to drop you off at a beach near your ship. Our taxi fee did not include admission to any of the foregoing. I was not impressed with Bridgetown. Other than being more urban feeling, the restaurants there and the shopping at the cruise port are sub-par. Read Less
Sail Date December 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
bus was poorly maintained, seating was crowded, air-conditioning didn't work for half of the trip, ...
bus was poorly maintained, seating was crowded, air-conditioning didn't work for half of the trip, poor shocks so terribly bumpy and miserably uncomfortable on the poorly maintained roads. Driver unhelpful when exiting or entering the ... Read More
bus was poorly maintained, seating was crowded, air-conditioning didn't work for half of the trip, poor shocks so terribly bumpy and miserably uncomfortable on the poorly maintained roads. Driver unhelpful when exiting or entering the bus. Tour was long, tour guide tried her best and was very informative and friendly. getting to the bus and back to the ship was a total nightmare because of QM2's poorly trained staff and inadequate transportation shuttles, dreadful overall experience. Read Less
Sail Date December 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Cunard Line
also did an optional tour, not listed: Nidhe Israel Synagogue & Garrison District.
also did an optional tour, not listed: Nidhe Israel Synagogue & Garrison District. Enjoyed it very much.
also did an optional tour, not listed: Nidhe Israel Synagogue & Garrison District. Enjoyed it very much. Read Less
Sail Date December 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
Great day seeing the island, including Hunte's Gardens, Bathsheba Beach, Cherry Hill, Morgan Lewis ...
Great day seeing the island, including Hunte's Gardens, Bathsheba Beach, Cherry Hill, Morgan Lewis Windmill and St. Nicholas Abbey.
Great day seeing the island, including Hunte's Gardens, Bathsheba Beach, Cherry Hill, Morgan Lewis Windmill and St. Nicholas Abbey. Read Less
Sail Date December 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
This was the only non-air-conditioned bus on the trip.
This was the only non-air-conditioned bus on the trip. We were still comfortable. This was a great way to learn a lot about the island in a short period of time, capped with adult beverages.
This was the only non-air-conditioned bus on the trip. We were still comfortable. This was a great way to learn a lot about the island in a short period of time, capped with adult beverages. Read Less
Sail Date October 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
The tour was cut by a road race on the island.
The tour was cut by a road race on the island. Poor timing.
The tour was cut by a road race on the island. Poor timing. Read Less
Sail Date October 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
We booked the Barbados Highlights tour for our day in Bridgetown.
We booked the Barbados Highlights tour for our day in Bridgetown. The tour stopped in 3 different locations: Gun Hill Signal Station, Bathsheba Beach and Farley Hill National Park. The tour was great as it was my first time in Barbados and ... Read More
We booked the Barbados Highlights tour for our day in Bridgetown. The tour stopped in 3 different locations: Gun Hill Signal Station, Bathsheba Beach and Farley Hill National Park. The tour was great as it was my first time in Barbados and I was able to see the whole island. Our tour guide was also very informative and nice. He was with the tour company, Foster & Ince and provided a great tour for us. Read Less
Sail Date July 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
We took the Island Splendour tour through Norwegian.
We took the Island Splendour tour through Norwegian. Nice tour, went to an orchid park and a national park with a great view.
We took the Island Splendour tour through Norwegian. Nice tour, went to an orchid park and a national park with a great view. Read Less
Sail Date March 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Karen took this tour.
Karen took this tour. It included many of the sites visited on the photography tour along with several other sites, including spectacular views from atop the mountain.
Karen took this tour. It included many of the sites visited on the photography tour along with several other sites, including spectacular views from atop the mountain. Read Less
Sail Date February 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
Took us to see the Atlantic side of the island which was quite breathtaking.
Took us to see the Atlantic side of the island which was quite breathtaking. We stopped for a complimentary rum punch in a historic hotel. Really enjoyed it.
Took us to see the Atlantic side of the island which was quite breathtaking. We stopped for a complimentary rum punch in a historic hotel. Really enjoyed it. Read Less
Sail Date January 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Informative but a bit boring.
Informative but a bit boring. Plenty of photo opportunities but doesn't take you to anything specific and then drops you at a beach. I would have preferred to go directly by taxi to specific things but it was very expensive to go to ... Read More
Informative but a bit boring. Plenty of photo opportunities but doesn't take you to anything specific and then drops you at a beach. I would have preferred to go directly by taxi to specific things but it was very expensive to go to something directly and back and harder for taxi drivers to get someone else to share with you and for them to make money so they preferred to pile a few people in to just drive them around a bit of the Island. Also printed out a self guided walking tour from a restaurant website and followed directions around Bridgetown and it was great and free. If I went again I would take my National Trust card to visit Bridgetown sites for free and then do a specific visit to a point of interest no matter the cost. This was probably the one Island I'd definitely consider actually doing a ship excursion as travel costs are high or I'd be more confident and use the busses. Read Less
Sail Date January 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: P&O Cruises
We booked a private tour with Carson.
We booked a private tour with Carson. He was very friendly and shared lots of info about his island. He provided us with rum punch, beers and water and also coconut bread. He drove us around the island, stopping to feed wild monkeys at one ... Read More
We booked a private tour with Carson. He was very friendly and shared lots of info about his island. He provided us with rum punch, beers and water and also coconut bread. He drove us around the island, stopping to feed wild monkeys at one point. We visited Animal Flower Cave and Little Bay to see big waves pound the rocky shore. We snorkelled at Folkestone Marine Park, which had a nice sandy beach and beach bar and wasn't crowded. Carson also took us to some lookouts. I liked that we visited sites that were not crowded with other tourists. Read Less
Sail Date January 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Tour took us around island showing highlights
Tour took us around island showing highlights
Tour took us around island showing highlights Read Less
Sail Date January 2019
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
For a bus tour, we saw a lot.
For a bus tour, we saw a lot. The guide was great.
For a bus tour, we saw a lot. The guide was great. Read Less
Sail Date December 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
We did a tour around the island on an air conditioned bus.
We did a tour around the island on an air conditioned bus. The guide was very knowledgeable and we had plenty of photo stops. We loved this island. We visited a botanical garden which was very pretty.
We did a tour around the island on an air conditioned bus. The guide was very knowledgeable and we had plenty of photo stops. We loved this island. We visited a botanical garden which was very pretty. Read Less
Sail Date December 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
This island has a lot to do and would like to go back.
This island has a lot to do and would like to go back. The Island tour explored the area and the lady that we were with was very knowledgeable of the island
This island has a lot to do and would like to go back. The Island tour explored the area and the lady that we were with was very knowledgeable of the island Read Less
Sail Date December 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Even though it was raining and overcast.
Even though it was raining and overcast. I loved the island. Gorgeous hotels and villas and condos on the scenic ride to the ocean and the hills. Guide as great and I definitely would return! Slot to sea, and very well kept up
Even though it was raining and overcast. I loved the island. Gorgeous hotels and villas and condos on the scenic ride to the ocean and the hills. Guide as great and I definitely would return! Slot to sea, and very well kept up Read Less
Sail Date November 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
We were taken on a bus tour around the island and told where places of importance were and given ...
We were taken on a bus tour around the island and told where places of importance were and given historical details. The operators were very knowledgeable. Went to the beach and had a lovely time.
We were taken on a bus tour around the island and told where places of importance were and given historical details. The operators were very knowledgeable. Went to the beach and had a lovely time. Read Less
Sail Date October 2018
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line