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Bridgetown: Carlisle Bay Clear Kayak Shipwreck Tour

1. Bridgetown: Carlisle Bay Clear Kayak Shipwreck Tour

The tour will begin from Harbour Lights in Carlisle Bay. From here, you'll head to a location where green sea turtles and hawksbill turtles are regularly spotted. From there, you'll journey to three different shipwrecks, which are all located close to shore. Here, you'll have a perfect view of the wrecks through your clear kayaks. Be amazed as you learn the interesting history of the wrecks and how they ended up at their final resting place. Finally, head to back to shore for a complimentary rum punch on the beach.

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Oistins Fish Fry Experience from Bridgetown, Barbados

2. Oistins Fish Fry Experience from Bridgetown, Barbados

Enjoy a quick and comfortable transfer from your hotel or villa to Oistins, where you'll be shown around this charming fishing community and escorted to a reserved table at one of the excellent local restaurants. Soak up the lively atmosphere, dining on the specialty fresh fish – stopping off only at the barbecue on its way from the sea to your plate! Or else try one of the many other delectable regional dishes, with vegetarians catered for too, all whilst sampling the beer, rum and culture. After dinner and drinks, you'll have time for a post-meal stroll, while perusing the vendor stalls of hand crafts and souvenirs and savoring the vibrant nightlife of this wonderful corner of the Caribbean. Then rendezvous with your escort at the agreed time and place for the return trip to Bridgetown.

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Barbados: 4.5-Hour Private Customized Island Tour

3. Barbados: 4.5-Hour Private Customized Island Tour

Depending on the attractions and scenic views that interest you, your guide will put together a special route to meet your requirements and take you on a private discovery tour on Barbados. Be chauffeured around the island in a private vehicle as you visit attractions and take in spectacular views. Head to the inland of the island if you prefer, or opt for the coasts. Some places of interest for your 4.5-hour tour are Oistin Town, Garrison Savannah, Barbados Museum, George Washington House, and the Parliament Museum. Travel at your own pace with your guide. On the west coast, visit Historic Bridgetown, Agapey Chocolate Factory, Pelican Art and Craft Centre, Nidhe Isreal Synagogue, the Kensington Oval, the cricket Legends Museum and the Mount Gay visitor centre, Holetown, St. James Anglican Church, Speightstown, and the Arlington House Museum. On the north coast, visit Animal Flower Cave, St. Nicholas Abbey Plantation, the Wildlife Reserve, Farley Hill Park, Cherry Tree Hill, and the Morgan Lewis Sugar Mill. Opt to stop at Bathsheba, Andromeda Gardens, St. John's Anglican Church, Codrington Collage, Sunbury Great House Plantation, Four Square Rum Factory and Banks Brewery. See Harrison's Cave, Welchman Hall Gully, Earth Works Pottery and Batik Studio, the Flower Forest, Huntes Gardens, Gun Hill Signal Station, Orchid World, and St. George Valley. Popular beaches to visit are Crane Beach, Miami Beach, Rockley Beach, Carlisle Bay, Pirates Cove, Paynes Bay, and Mullins Beach.

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Barbados: 5-Hour Island Tour with Lunch and Drinks

4. Barbados: 5-Hour Island Tour with Lunch and Drinks

Your tour will take you through historic Bridgetown and to the Garrison, which is now a World Heritage Site. Head north from here along the western coast, known by the locals as the Platinum Coast because of the number of million-dollar homes in the area. Holetown, the next site of interest, was the first British settlement. Stop at St. James Anglican Church, built on the site of the first place of worship on Barbados. As you leave the west coast and travel to the northern tip of the island, your next stop is the Animal Flower Cave where you will see crashing waves against the cliff. You then head off to St. Nicholas Abbey Plantation. Enjoy a guided tour of the plantation house and its rum distillery. You’ll be offered a complimentary rum or fruit punch and also have a chance to taste their magnificent non-blended rum. You will then stop for lunch and drinks at a local restaurant. Continue east along the shoreline and experience the full force of the Atlantic Ocean crashing onto the island. At breathtaking Bathsheba you’ll see the famous surfing spot known as the Soup Bowl. This is a surfers’ paradise, featuring mushroom-shaped boulders offshore.

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Bridgetown: Atlantic Coast Train Line Hike and Bike Tour

5. Bridgetown: Atlantic Coast Train Line Hike and Bike Tour

The adventure begins with pickup from your island accommodation or a convenient meeting point. Arrive at the sleepy fishing village of Tent Bay, characterized by the stunning scenery of the Scottish District that is so wonderfully different to other parts of the island. From Tent Bay embark on a 6 km hike along the rugged East Coast of the island, following the former train line that existed between Bridgetown and Belleplaine in the late 1800s. Along the way, soak up breathtaking panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean and learn about the history and heritage of Barbados from your expert guides. The hike ends at Bath Beach where you’ll hop on your electric bike and start the second part of the tour. Travel along hilly tracks and the coastal cliffs of Forteqsue, passing through Conset Cutting. Arrive at a scenic lookout point and marvel at the incredible view of Culpepper Island before heading back to Bath Beach for some well-deserved complimentary drinks and a swim in the sea.

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Barbados: Folkestone Coral Reef Clear Kayak Tour

6. Barbados: Folkestone Coral Reef Clear Kayak Tour

The tour will begin at Surfside Beach on the stunning west coast of Barbados. Take in views of the most picturesque shorelines in Barbados as you journey to one of the best snorkelling spots on the island, Folkestone Marine Park. Here, you'll discover a hidden world below the surface as you paddle in a crystal clear kayak over a coral reef surrounded by tropical fish. This protected reef is home to Sea Lilies, Green Sea Turtles and many fish including Sergeant Majors, Blue Tangs and Parrot Fish. To end this truly memorable experience, you will head back to shore where you will be served a complimentary rum punch on the beach.

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Barbados: Northern Cliffs and Canefields Hike and eBike Tour

7. Barbados: Northern Cliffs and Canefields Hike and eBike Tour

Challenge and push yourself on this hike and eBike tour for a uniquely challenging Barbados experience along routes that most tourists never get to see. Begin your expedition with a 3.5-kilometer northward heading hike beginning in Maycocks, St Lucy. Hike along untouched coastal cliffs frequented only by night fishermen from the local village and finish up at Harrison Point Lighthouse. Here, pick up your eBike and begin your 20-kilometer ride through rural St. Lucy. See quaint Chattel houses and speed through sugar cane fields where the world-famous Mount Gay Rum is made. Finish your experience at a secluded beach cove for some well-deserved rum punch and beer.

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Historic Garrison and its Museum - a Military Story

8. Historic Garrison and its Museum - a Military Story

You get to try and enjoy the various modes of transportation on the island as you make your way to the Barbados Museum for the start of your walking tour.  You will travel on foot around the Garrison and see the many barracks while getting a sense of what life of the soldiers of that time was like. On the journey through this historic area, you will hear stories about hurricanes, wars, forts and cannons, the birth of horse racing and cricket as well as about the Court Martials and the famous house where George Washington stayed on his visit to this island.    A few intriguing stories along the way will bring it all together. A tasting and sampling along the way completes this tour which is even more comfortable with the aid of your audio equipment. No more running to catch up to hear what the guide has to say! Take your time and hear as though he/she is right there talking to you alone. What a wonderful experience awaits you on a walking tour of the historic Garrison and its Museum, Barbados.

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Barbados: 3-Hour Arbib Nature & Heritage Trail Hike

9. Barbados: 3-Hour Arbib Nature & Heritage Trail Hike

Enjoy a 3-hour hike along a trail developed by the Barbados National Trust that shows visitors a variety of the island’s natural, cultural, and historical sites. Humpback whales passed through the waters of Barbados years ago. Learn about the whaling industry of old from your guide. It’s even possible that you may be visiting at the right time to see these magnificent denizens of the deep enjoying themselves offshore. The optional Whim Adventure section of the trail is for the more adventurous, sure-footed hikers. Scrambling over boulders and walking upon uneven surfaces all the way is the order of the day. Your walk begins in the quaint commercial center of Speightstown, and heads inland to an area where the commercial area gives way to a small residential area called Round De Town, and from there to the natural environment of the Whim. Under the tree canopy of this peaceful and cool section of the Whim your guide will tell you about the geology of Barbados. From here it’s up a short hill to a residential area, where you’ll have a chance to interact with some of the local residents. Then we go to a high school where you’ll see the remnants of the Old Dover Fort & Signal Station. Overlooking northern Speightstown, this station was one of a series of signal stations in use during the 1800s to communicate across the island. This vantage point overlooks one of the island's largest Amerindian settlement sites, which was prized real estate over 1,500 years ago, and remains so today. You’ll hear about the Barbados Amerindian story as you hold authentic Amerindian tools in your hands. Descending the cliff by an easily accessible route, you’ll leave the school behind as you make our way onto the beach and finally back into Speightstown, where the hike began.

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Speightstown Heritage Walking Tour and Sunset Dinner

10. Speightstown Heritage Walking Tour and Sunset Dinner

You will get to try and enjoy the various modes of transportation on the island as you make your way to the roundabout at the entrance to this historic town for the start of your tour. You should allow for at least 15 minutes before the official start of the tour in order to get your personal audio devices and snacks. Your guides will aim for a prompt start for this 4-hour exploration.  The time can take a little bit longer if you have tons of questions as your guides want to ensure you get to hear as many of the stories of this rich historical area as possible. Starting at the newly-built roundabout which marks the entrance to this town, travel through the streets among the local people plying their trade and even interact with them. As you journey, you will also see and hear about the forts and cannons of the 18th-century. A few intriguing stories along the way will bring it all together and this tour is made even more comfortable with the aid of your personal audio equipment - no more running to catch up to hear what the guide has to say. Take your time and hear as though they are right there talking to you alone. A wonderful experience awaits you on this walking tour of Speightstown, Barbados.

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What people are saying about Bridgetown

Both guides have been very committed to the three of us kayak beginners so that we can see at least one turtle, starfish and fish in addition to the shipwrecks and the story. The meeting point is in the middle of the beach. The waterproof equipment for the mobile phone and of course the transparent kayaks were provided so that photos can be taken. The chance of staying dry myself is slim, in any case I didn't succeed. We were able to laugh a lot a few times and I felt in good hands with the guides. At the end there was also a good rum punch. Absolutely to suggest!

Scott was an excellent driver and guide, my Mum had never been to Barbados before and loved it so much she wants to go back, I have been many times and saw things that I hadn’t seen before, we especially enjoyed lunch at the Flower Cave, as a travel agent I will be recommending Scott to my clients

Great tour with plenty of information given by Yvette. Would definitely recommend this tour. The stop for lunch was delicious and a stop at the animal flower cave is a must. The power of the ocean swells is something to see.

If you come to Barbados, you have to go there. This is a crazy place. Hundreds of people drinking, smoking, standing in a queue and eating fishes. It's an amazing experience.

Had a very informative guide which made our trip even better than trips we had made before in other places we have visited on our holidays would recommend to anyone.