Explore And Discover Barbados Island
Explore And Discover Barbados Island Departing from the pier area, your Barbados tour begins with a drive over to the East Coast of Barbados. The first stop...
DescriptionExplore And Discover Barbados Island Departing from the pier area, your Barbados tour begins with a drive over to the East Coast of Barbados. The first stop will be Cherry Tree Hill, situated 850 feet above sea-level. This spot offers an excellent view of the "Scotland District," which covers the parish of St. Andrew and is named after the Patron Saint of Scotland. The road to Cherry Hill is lined with mahogany trees, which were introduced into Barbados after the Treaty of Paris in 1763. From there you will make your way to Morgan Lewis Windmill. The windmill is on the top 100 endangered historical sites in the world. As you come down onto the coastline, you will travel through Cattle Wash and make a stop in Bathsheba, named for its great beauty and home of the Soup Bowl, a favorite stop for surfers in Barbados. Your next stop will be St. Johns Church, one of the oldest churches on the island, set on a cliff and capturing spectacular views. This classic Gothic church with stunning architecture was built in 1836 on a cliff face 800 feet above sea level. It commands spectacular views of the east and southeastern coastal regions. Within the churchyard is the tomb of a distant relative of Constantine, the last Christian Emperor of Constantinople. From this Gothic church, you will journey down past Gun Hill Signal Station, an old military defense station on the island. Once on the South Coast, stop at one of the most beautiful beaches on the island, Copacabana on Carlisle Bay, where you will have lunch. Then take a memorable journey in a glass bottom boat to swim with the turtles and snorkel at a shipwreck. While wildlife sightings cannot be guaranteed, turtles are seen on most trips to Carlisle Bay on this 70 minute snorkeling tour. Under the surface of the sea, Carlisle Bay comes alive with vibrant tropical fish in abundance, sea horses, sea turtles, octopus, rays, and much more! This unique array of marine life is due in part to the six different ship wrecks in the water as shallow as 12 feet. The wrecks are obviously another important contributor to the popularity of Carlisle Bay. For those seeking an adventure, you will not be disappointed with the sight of these sunken treasures. The boat is equipped with a bar, bathrooms, and a fun waterslide. Please be sure to wear your swimsuits and bring a beach towel for this excursion. After your beach time, you will return to Bridgetown. Please Note: The boat is boarded by wading out and climbing on board via the boat's ladder. There is no dock. In the event that there are high seas and the boat trip is not available, or a guest is not comfortable with sea conditions, they may opt out of the boat portion before boarding the boat, and receive a refund of $20 US for the boat portion only.
Cruise Ship Pier
Preparation AdviceWe recommend wearing wearing your swimsuit under comfortable clothing and shoes that can get wet. A hat, sunglasses, a towel, and sunscreen are suggested.