Barbados Snorkeling Excursion Reviews

The colorful coral reefs and marine life in Barbados make it a prime destination for snorkeling. You don't have to stray too far from shore to see starfish, sea turtles and more.
Fantastic time onboard the Jolly Roger.
Sail Date: March 2019
Fantastic time onboard the Jolly Roger. Snorkeling took a long time to off load into the boat to go see the turtles or you could just jump in and swim the 100 yards over to the ship wreck.
Fantastic time onboard the Jolly Roger. Snorkeling took a long time to off load into the boat to go see the turtles or you could just jump in and swim the 100 yards over to the ship wreck. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Wonderful sail to two snokel sites, one with swim with turtles.
Sail Date: March 2019
Wonderful sail to two snokel sites, one with swim with turtles. Included lunch.
Wonderful sail to two snokel sites, one with swim with turtles. Included lunch. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Was a beautiful catamaran and the crew was super!
Sail Date: February 2019
Was a beautiful catamaran and the crew was super! The only bad part was they did not provide fins as described which made it impossible for most people to snorkel in the choppy water. The lunch btw was AMAZING
Was a beautiful catamaran and the crew was super! The only bad part was they did not provide fins as described which made it impossible for most people to snorkel in the choppy water. The lunch btw was AMAZING Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
The tour boat and staff where ok.
Sail Date: January 2019
The tour boat and staff where ok. However once on the site it was bedlam. Dozens of boats with hundreds of people desended on a small area. I was kicked several times by other people, I saw several close calls where boats almost hit ... Read More
The tour boat and staff where ok. However once on the site it was bedlam. Dozens of boats with hundreds of people desended on a small area. I was kicked several times by other people, I saw several close calls where boats almost hit swimmers. Boat staff where yelling St swimmers to move out of the way. Barbados needs to look at this before someone gets hurt or worse. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
We cruised near 'The Pitans' in St Lucia and we saw squid and loads of very colourful ...
Sail Date: January 2019
We cruised near 'The Pitans' in St Lucia and we saw squid and loads of very colourful fish....Excellent with a Rum Punch and a boogy to end it!.....
We cruised near 'The Pitans' in St Lucia and we saw squid and loads of very colourful fish....Excellent with a Rum Punch and a boogy to end it!..... Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: P&O Cruises
Best excursion ever - I booked us as a private group (14 people) with Silver Moon booking the Moon ...
Sail Date: January 2019
Best excursion ever - I booked us as a private group (14 people) with Silver Moon booking the Moon Dance power boat - luxury excursion. It was absolutely fabulous - literally living the dream of a luxury yacht for a day.
Best excursion ever - I booked us as a private group (14 people) with Silver Moon booking the Moon Dance power boat - luxury excursion. It was absolutely fabulous - literally living the dream of a luxury yacht for a day. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Spent the day at Carlisle Bay.
Sail Date: December 2018
Spent the day at Carlisle Bay. We went by boat out from shore a short distance and snorkeled with sea turtles, seen about 12 in all, we then boarded and relocated to a ship wreck that was very interesting indeed. The remainder of our stay ... Read More
Spent the day at Carlisle Bay. We went by boat out from shore a short distance and snorkeled with sea turtles, seen about 12 in all, we then boarded and relocated to a ship wreck that was very interesting indeed. The remainder of our stay was on the beach, a bit too crowded for our likes but the sand was like flour under foot and the day was beautiful. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
So much fun with great staff!
Sail Date: December 2018
So much fun with great staff! Tons of fish and turtles!
So much fun with great staff! Tons of fish and turtles! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Heavy winds so had to go to alternate site.
Sail Date: November 2018
Heavy winds so had to go to alternate site. VERY crowded snorkeling spot with turtles. Not a fan that they feed them. Ship wreck was nice.
Heavy winds so had to go to alternate site. VERY crowded snorkeling spot with turtles. Not a fan that they feed them. Ship wreck was nice. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
We motored over to Carlisle Beach to swim with turtles (and we did) and then motored closer to the ...
Sail Date: November 2018
We motored over to Carlisle Beach to swim with turtles (and we did) and then motored closer to the beach and anchored for a swim. Then we set sail and sailed down the coast and back for around 2 hours. It was awesome and a perfect day.
We motored over to Carlisle Beach to swim with turtles (and we did) and then motored closer to the beach and anchored for a swim. Then we set sail and sailed down the coast and back for around 2 hours. It was awesome and a perfect day. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Again, felt a bit like herded cattle.
Sail Date: November 2018
Again, felt a bit like herded cattle. We were on a regular boat, not a catamaran as promised. There weren’t enough seats unless we sat with the captain which required us to climb a ladder. BUT, we saw several sea turtles and the crew ... Read More
Again, felt a bit like herded cattle. We were on a regular boat, not a catamaran as promised. There weren’t enough seats unless we sat with the captain which required us to climb a ladder. BUT, we saw several sea turtles and the crew was a lot a fun and great and engaging us. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
This was our third Tiami "Fast Cat" snorkel day.
Sail Date: September 2018
This was our third Tiami "Fast Cat" snorkel day. Their catamarans are clean and fresh, the crew is fun and professional sailors, and the snorkeling is fun even if the turtles don't all come by! A must-do in Barbados!!
This was our third Tiami "Fast Cat" snorkel day. Their catamarans are clean and fresh, the crew is fun and professional sailors, and the snorkeling is fun even if the turtles don't all come by! A must-do in Barbados!! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
This was a very nice afternoon...
Sail Date: May 2018
This was a very nice afternoon... I’ve been on better snorkeling tours, but this was good value for the money. And if you like to drink (we don’t), then the unlimited rum punch may just be worth the price on its own for you.
This was a very nice afternoon... I’ve been on better snorkeling tours, but this was good value for the money. And if you like to drink (we don’t), then the unlimited rum punch may just be worth the price on its own for you. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Wonderful sailing excursion with two snorkeling stops.
Sail Date: March 2018
Wonderful sailing excursion with two snorkeling stops. 2nd stop with sunken ships was fabulous; lunch was marvelous and the crew could not do enough to make our day perfect
Wonderful sailing excursion with two snorkeling stops. 2nd stop with sunken ships was fabulous; lunch was marvelous and the crew could not do enough to make our day perfect Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Terrific internet find!
Sail Date: February 2018
Terrific internet find! A 2 hour snorkel excursion for $40 - just had to take a taxi to the Hilton. Great snorkel experience - saw lots of fish, two shipwrecks, a sea turtle, sting ray. Water was a bit cold, but I had researched in advance ... Read More
Terrific internet find! A 2 hour snorkel excursion for $40 - just had to take a taxi to the Hilton. Great snorkel experience - saw lots of fish, two shipwrecks, a sea turtle, sting ray. Water was a bit cold, but I had researched in advance that Feb is the coldest month for water temp. Would definitely do this excursion again. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: MSC Cruises
Calabaza Sailing is the best snorkeling excursion I have ever taken.
Sail Date: September 2017
Calabaza Sailing is the best snorkeling excursion I have ever taken.
Calabaza Sailing is the best snorkeling excursion I have ever taken. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Our first time snorkeling.
Sail Date: April 2017
Our first time snorkeling. Took a ride to 2 different areas where there was a small area with a reef. Not very colorful. Kinda grey and brown. Some small fish, but not very colorful. But it was fun.
Our first time snorkeling. Took a ride to 2 different areas where there was a small area with a reef. Not very colorful. Kinda grey and brown. Some small fish, but not very colorful. But it was fun. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
saw lots of turtles but it was crowded in the ocean.
Sail Date: March 2017
saw lots of turtles but it was crowded in the ocean. Too many snorkelers on our boat and they aren't aware of who is around them swimming. Had a great sail and swimming off the boat later.great drinks and lunch
saw lots of turtles but it was crowded in the ocean. Too many snorkelers on our boat and they aren't aware of who is around them swimming. Had a great sail and swimming off the boat later.great drinks and lunch Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
It was a party ship after the snorkeling was done You went to two spots for snorkeling and swimming.
Sail Date: March 2017
It was a party ship after the snorkeling was done You went to two spots for snorkeling and swimming. You show a ship wreck with very colorful fish.
It was a party ship after the snorkeling was done You went to two spots for snorkeling and swimming. You show a ship wreck with very colorful fish. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
you are accompanied by their staff, who are excellent, so you feel safe and well cared for
Sail Date: March 2017
you are accompanied by their staff, who are excellent, so you feel safe and well cared for
you are accompanied by their staff, who are excellent, so you feel safe and well cared for Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Too many people.
Sail Date: February 2017
Too many people. Boat was not a catamaran.
Too many people. Boat was not a catamaran. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Another great choice...we made two stops.
Sail Date: February 2017
Another great choice...we made two stops. The first was for snorkeling/beach time and the second was to swim with sea turtles. We saw 3! One of the crew was in the water with us and was feeding the turtles. They came right up to ... Read More
Another great choice...we made two stops. The first was for snorkeling/beach time and the second was to swim with sea turtles. We saw 3! One of the crew was in the water with us and was feeding the turtles. They came right up to us....amazing! Lunch was also served, plenty of food including chicken, salads, Mac and cheese, etc. and of course open bar. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
5-star Tiami Catamaran.
Sail Date: January 2017
5-star Tiami Catamaran. The vessel was 5-star as was the food and crew but the actual sites for snorkel/swim were very very poor. Over 200 other swimmers with 10 different vessels in the exact same area. Please choose an area with less ... Read More
5-star Tiami Catamaran. The vessel was 5-star as was the food and crew but the actual sites for snorkel/swim were very very poor. Over 200 other swimmers with 10 different vessels in the exact same area. Please choose an area with less people and DO NOT FEED/BAIT THE TURTLES. I understand excursion companies want the passengers to experience a swim with turtles but by feeding/baiting, the turtles become reliant on the food source and could be injured by the vessels and hoards of passengers all swimming at once. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
We took a Tiami catamaran to go snorkeling.
Sail Date: January 2017
We took a Tiami catamaran to go snorkeling. There were only 30 people and the boat’s crew was great. We snorkeled with turtles in Carlisle Bay (it was too rough to go to Turtle Bay, and the crew tried to cover up the change, but we ... Read More
We took a Tiami catamaran to go snorkeling. There were only 30 people and the boat’s crew was great. We snorkeled with turtles in Carlisle Bay (it was too rough to go to Turtle Bay, and the crew tried to cover up the change, but we knew better). We then had time on the beach in Carlisle Bay and took a long sail along the coast. Nice trip. Probably no good if you have mobility issues – we had to walk across two other boats to get to ours. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Best day of the cruise!
Sail Date: December 2016
Best day of the cruise! Free flowing rum punch, great food, great snorkelling, beautiful beach and very friendly people!
Best day of the cruise! Free flowing rum punch, great food, great snorkelling, beautiful beach and very friendly people! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: P&O Cruises