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.
Sail Date: January 2019
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
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Sail Date: January 2019
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
Shore Excursion Provider: P&O Cruises
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Sail Date: January 2019
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
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Sail Date: January 2019
Tour took us around island showing highlights
Tour took us around island showing highlights Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Sail Date: December 2018
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
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
Sail Date: December 2018
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
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Sail Date: December 2018
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
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Sail Date: November 2018
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
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Sail Date: October 2018
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
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Sail Date: March 2018
Favourite spot was us being taken to a local spot to enjoy the "rum" while taking amazing pictures of the water. One of my favorite islands!
Favourite spot was us being taken to a local spot to enjoy the "rum" while taking amazing pictures of the water. One of my favorite islands! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Sail Date: March 2018
Very diverse Island. Knowledgeable tour guide. Worth taking.
Very diverse Island. Knowledgeable tour guide. Worth taking. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Sail Date: March 2018
Tour all the way around the island with many stops including Carlisle Beach, Miami Beach, Foul Bay, Codrington College, St John Parish Church, Bathsheba Beach, Animal Flower Cave and Restaurant (for lunch)
Tour all the way around the island with many stops including Carlisle Beach, Miami Beach, Foul Bay, Codrington College, St John Parish Church, Bathsheba Beach, Animal Flower Cave and Restaurant (for lunch) Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Costa Cruises
Sail Date: February 2018
Interested to see the Island, and be taken round it in a comfortable and breezy mini-coach
Interested to see the Island, and be taken round it in a comfortable and breezy mini-coach Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
Sail Date: January 2018
Lots of time spent driving but it was actually the best way to kill time before our afternoon flight and "do something" with our luggage for the day
Lots of time spent driving but it was actually the best way to kill time before our afternoon flight and "do something" with our luggage for the day Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Star Clippers
Sail Date: January 2018
Great overview of the country in half a day. Good guide.
Great overview of the country in half a day. Good guide. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
Sail Date: January 2018
Rainy day, but an interesting tour.
Rainy day, but an interesting tour. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
Sail Date: January 2018
$25.00 pp for 3 hours viewing the island and tour guide talked about the price of everything. When we arrived at the port, wanted to go downtown to shop and go to the local beach. Another $15.00 for that. Beach was well worth the price ... Read More
$25.00 pp for 3 hours viewing the island and tour guide talked about the price of everything. When we arrived at the port, wanted to go downtown to shop and go to the local beach. Another $15.00 for that. Beach was well worth the price we paid. Carlisle Beach. Beautiful clear water with plentiful water activities and tours galore. Absolutely breathtaking beach!! Beach chairs and umbrellas for rental. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Sail Date: January 2018
While it was a "large tour bus" experience, the view from the Highland Center was gorgeous and the beach and coastline on the Atlantic side of the island were lovely, as was the stop at St. John's church. Nice introduction
While it was a "large tour bus" experience, the view from the Highland Center was gorgeous and the beach and coastline on the Atlantic side of the island were lovely, as was the stop at St. John's church. Nice introduction to the island. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Sail Date: January 2018
Enjoyed the tour and learning about the islands history and present day information. At some of the stops we enjoyed rum punch and snacks.
Enjoyed the tour and learning about the islands history and present day information. At some of the stops we enjoyed rum punch and snacks. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Sail Date: January 2018
We did a private tour and Any taxi driver can do a tour. I recommend you research port and choose what you want to see. We went to Harrison caves which were excellent. Next we did Hunte's Gardens which isn't advertised an ... Read More
We did a private tour and Any taxi driver can do a tour. I recommend you research port and choose what you want to see. We went to Harrison caves which were excellent. Next we did Hunte's Gardens which isn't advertised an the ships brochures. It was beautiful with lots of little sitting spaces. Mr Hunt welcomes you into his home. We visited St johns Parrish and Gun Hill. Both places are great for pictures. Missed the orchid farm, which we heard was great. Bad port position for the ship in port. We had a 10 minutes walk on the edge of the dock to get to the terminal.....Celebrity did offer shuttles, BUT there were VERY few shuttles and very crowded. The ONLY area of the cruise that was a disappointment. I wouldn't have minded the walk except after touring all day I was tired. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Sail Date: December 2017
Bus tour with 2 stops. One at the oldest church and one at a scenic overlook.
Bus tour with 2 stops. One at the oldest church and one at a scenic overlook. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
Sail Date: December 2017
Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and friendly. It was a nice overall tour of the city and countryside. Very enjoyable.
Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and friendly. It was a nice overall tour of the city and countryside. Very enjoyable. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
Sail Date: December 2017
We arrived at Bridgetown the following morning at 10:00 a.m. We did not meet in the theater prior to the excursions. Since the ships docked in an active container dock, it was a 5-minute walk along the pier to the terminal building ... Read More
We arrived at Bridgetown the following morning at 10:00 a.m. We did not meet in the theater prior to the excursions. Since the ships docked in an active container dock, it was a 5-minute walk along the pier to the terminal building (shuttles were provided for those who chose to ride). Since the tour buses could not come on the pier, you had to go to the terminal building to find your excursion. This process was utter chaos. To compound the confusion, the Silhouette was also in port docked next to us and they had the same tours with the same tour names as our ship. After finally getting on the correct tour bus, we began our 3-hour tour: The Best of Barbados. The tour included three stops: Gun Hill Signal Station, an Orchid Garden, and St. John’s Parrish Church. The view from Gun Hill was outstanding and the orchid gardens were unbelievable, as most of the orchids were in full bloom. The tour and the tour guide were excellent. Following the tour, we shopped in the Market near the Terminal Building. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises