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.
We booked James Taxi Service ahead of time by sending him an email at happiest bond@hotmail.com.
We booked James Taxi Service ahead of time by sending him an email at happiest bond@hotmail.com. He was great! He took us wherever we wanted to go and knew all about the island. He took us around the entire island and stopped at several ... Read More
We booked James Taxi Service ahead of time by sending him an email at happiest bond@hotmail.com. He was great! He took us wherever we wanted to go and knew all about the island. He took us around the entire island and stopped at several places with history/views/interesting things, etc. The last part of the tour, he took us to one of the beaches. My husband and I really wanted to stay, but the rest of our party was ready to go back to the ship. He took the others back to the ship and then came back to wait for us on the beach. On the way back to the ship, we saw his dad riding a bike in town selling snow cones. At 72, his dad was in great shape for riding a bike around!! We stopped and James bought us each a snow cone! It was probably my favorite island that we visited. We will definitely look up James the next time we are in Barbados!! Read Less
Sail Date September 2015
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Informative tour - our 3rd visit to ...
Informative tour - our 3rd visit to Barbados........................................................................................................................................................................
Informative tour - our 3rd visit to Barbados........................................................................................................................................................................ Read Less
Sail Date April 2015
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Highlights of Antigua.
Highlights of Antigua. passengers boarded the 22 seater bus and guide introduced himself told us he was married with one child and we were his children and was not planning to lose anyone! given a brief history of the island, camels the ... Read More
Highlights of Antigua. passengers boarded the 22 seater bus and guide introduced himself told us he was married with one child and we were his children and was not planning to lose anyone! given a brief history of the island, camels the plantations imported to increase production of the sugar cane ( they died) and gave the people employment a taken round various hill top stops introduced us to various plants & herbs used in cooking ,and finally were signing the chorus of a Caribbean song before the end of the trip.excellent tour and the guide was great ambassador for his country. Read Less
Sail Date April 2015
Shore Excursion Provider: Marella Cruises (formerly Thomson Cruises)
Although it was nice to see the island, this was not my favorite.
Although it was nice to see the island, this was not my favorite. We visited a rum factory and tour was informative. A small taste at end. Next a visit to Sudbury Plantation. This is a cool home and interesting to walk through. Next we ... Read More
Although it was nice to see the island, this was not my favorite. We visited a rum factory and tour was informative. A small taste at end. Next a visit to Sudbury Plantation. This is a cool home and interesting to walk through. Next we visited the home/factory of artist who does mahogany carvings. Not a bad tour...probably best for older folks who want something less active. Read Less
Sail Date March 2015
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Exactly what it says, a bus ride around the island with a stop for photos overlooking the Atlantic ...
Exactly what it says, a bus ride around the island with a stop for photos overlooking the Atlantic Ocean.
Exactly what it says, a bus ride around the island with a stop for photos overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. Read Less
Sail Date February 2015
Shore Excursion Provider:
Tyrone was very attentive and took us to many spots on Barbados including a wonderful view of ...
Tyrone was very attentive and took us to many spots on Barbados including a wonderful view of Bathsheba Beach.
Tyrone was very attentive and took us to many spots on Barbados including a wonderful view of Bathsheba Beach. Read Less
Sail Date December 2014
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Very good but must be aware that this finishes at the Airport and long before your time so there is ...
Very good but must be aware that this finishes at the Airport and long before your time so there is a lot of waiting around. We stopped for lunch which was very enjoyable.
Very good but must be aware that this finishes at the Airport and long before your time so there is a lot of waiting around. We stopped for lunch which was very enjoyable. Read Less
Sail Date November 2014
Shore Excursion Provider: P&O Cruises
Some confusion at the start, visited the old church (too long there), a lot of driving around in ...
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 ... Read More
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. Read Less
Sail Date November 2014
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
We booked a private touring company for 4 hours to take five of us to some sites we wanted to go to ...
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 ... Read More
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. Read Less
Sail Date October 2014
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Toured island and Harrison's cave.
Toured island and Harrison's cave.
Toured island and Harrison's cave. Read Less
Sail Date August 2014
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Bajan Open Bus tour, Nick as the guide.
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.
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. Read Less
Sail Date May 2014
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Our excursion in Barbados was really busy!
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 ... Read More
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. Read Less
Sail Date April 2014
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
The Best of Barbados excursion was very good.
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!!
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!! Read Less
Sail Date March 2014
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
This was on a large bus that seated about 30.
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 ... Read More
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. Read Less
Sail Date March 2014
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
In 2012 we lined up an excursion with Barbados Sailing.
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 ... Read More
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! Read Less
Sail Date March 2014
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Did an island tour it was a good introduction to the island and the guide was good.
Did an island tour it was a good introduction to the island and the guide was good.
Did an island tour it was a good introduction to the island and the guide was good. Read Less
Sail Date February 2014
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
One of our favourite stops.
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 ... Read More
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 Read Less
Sail Date February 2014
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
We did something a little unusual for us on Barbados.
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 ... Read More
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. Read Less
Sail Date February 2014
Shore Excursion Provider:
Island Drive, St.
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.
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. Read Less
Sail Date December 2013
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
In Barbaidos we booked with Scenic Barbados Tours.
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. ... Read More
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. Read Less
Sail Date December 2013
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
We were taken to a newer rum factory (not the oldest one that still operates) with an informative ...
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 ... Read More
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.... Read Less
Sail Date November 2013
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Great tour with Tyrone that was organized by Brenda and Ken for cruise critic people.
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!
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! Read Less
Sail Date October 2013
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Excellent 3 hr tour of Barbados for $25 each.
Excellent 3 hr tour of Barbados for $25 each. Did west coast thro' posh areas then scenic east coast going down onto beach. Returned back to Bridgetown with views over south and Fort George. Driver did try to take us to an Abbey but ... Read More
Excellent 3 hr tour of Barbados for $25 each. Did west coast thro' posh areas then scenic east coast going down onto beach. Returned back to Bridgetown with views over south and Fort George. Driver did try to take us to an Abbey but the $17 entrance fee was a No/No. Read Less
Sail Date March 2013
Shore Excursion Provider: P&O Cruises
This was on last day.
This was on last day. No time on arrival day. Larger coach than previous trips which were all maximum of 12 persons. Lost a bit of intimacy IMHO. Visited Gun Hill Signal Station Then to St John's Church for a few pics of the bay ... Read More
This was on last day. No time on arrival day. Larger coach than previous trips which were all maximum of 12 persons. Lost a bit of intimacy IMHO. Visited Gun Hill Signal Station Then to St John's Church for a few pics of the bay below. Then to Sunbury Plantation House for a walk round nthe house itself followed by a buffet in the gardens. Food was ok and the Hot Pepper Sauce was the hottest thing I've ever had, Vindaloo's included. Couldn't taste the rum punch lol. Then dropped off at airport for flight home. Only 4 hours to wait:( Not very enjoyable. Should have booked an independent tour which included a beach stop e.g. Glory Tours but wife was worried about possibly missing the flight home! Read Less
Sail Date March 2013
Shore Excursion Provider: Marella Cruises (formerly Thomson Cruises)
We had a nice island tour on a open air 4x4 truck.
We had a nice island tour on a open air 4x4 truck. We really enjoyed it. We stopped at Bathsheba for pictures and it was the highlight of the tour for me. It is beautiful there, with high surf and huge volcanic rocks in the water. Worth ... Read More
We had a nice island tour on a open air 4x4 truck. We really enjoyed it. We stopped at Bathsheba for pictures and it was the highlight of the tour for me. It is beautiful there, with high surf and huge volcanic rocks in the water. Worth seeing. We saw sugar cane growing and being harvested. Our driver was great and really showed us around. Read Less
Sail Date March 2013
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises