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Exotic Barbados Island Tour

1. Exotic Barbados Island Tour

Explore the unparalleled beauty and historic treasures of Barbados on this scenic tour around the perimeter of the island. Beginning in the social and commercial hub of the island's capital, Bridgetown, you'll get the chance to delve into the rich history of Bridgetown's Garrison, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. See first-hand why some of the world's wealthiest people have made Barbados's turquoise beaches their home as the tour takes you up the west coast to Holetown, the first British settlement, and on to the quaint seaside town of Speightstown. Next, it's a taste of truly unique Barbados beauty: on the northern tip of the island you'll find the Animal Flower Cave, an accessible ocean cave with steps leading inside, a coral floor, sea anemones and natural rock pools. From the seas to the skies, grab your camera for sweeping views from Cherry Tree Hill, indulge in a refreshing rum punch and devour a delicious Caribbean buffet lunch while taking in the East Coast breeze. You'll want to keep your camera handy for the rugged Scotland District, famous soup bowl surf spot, breathtaking panoramic views at St. John's Parish Church and guided tour of a local plantation house.

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Bridgetown: Carlisle Bay Clear Kayak Shipwreck Tour

2. 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

3. 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: Rum Distillery Tour and Mount Gay Visitor Center

4. Barbados: Rum Distillery Tour and Mount Gay Visitor Center

Start your tour at the magnificent Foursquare Rum Distillery where you will meet your friendly and informative guide. Once a working sugar factory in the 15th century, Foursquare now pays tribute to the many aspects of Barbadian history. You will learn about the various stages of rum making and enjoy samples of their amazing rums at the bar. Then, let your guide introduce you to a quintessential Bajan rum shop. There are about 1,200 of these rum shops scattered across the island. These village shops provide everything—groceries, bread, provisions—and are a local meeting place. Locals meet to drink rum, play dominoes, and to talk with good friends. Immerse yourself in this traditional Barbadian experience.  Stop at the Mount Gay Visitor Center at the end of your tour.

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Barbados: 5-Hour Island Tour with Lunch and Drinks

5. 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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The Development of a City – Bridgetown: A Walking Tour

6. The Development of a City – Bridgetown: A Walking Tour

On this tour you will be taken on a journey that will include how the city got its name and end when it got its independence 50 years ago.  A picture is first painted of the space now called Independence Square before homage is paid to the unceremonial "burial ground" of the slaves as they landed on the island.  The "Blackwood Screw dock" is the next stop before heading to on of two of the "bridges" in the city. Celebrating achievements such at running water into the city at "the fountain", recognizing the sacrifices of the men of the two world wars at "the Cenotaph" occur before the stately "Parliament Buidlings" are revealed in story. The story of the "birth of rum" is next before the "Jewish ancentors" are recognized.  The commercial activity on the popular "Swan Street" is shared as the "oldest street" in Bridgetown in explored. This is followed by the "oldest church" and the "Town Hall".  The magnificent "Mutual Building" waits patiently to share all her stories then attention is turned to another "street of commercial significance" before the spirit of the wharf and "the Spirit Bond" shares her story.  A stroll along the boardwalk takes you back to the start where the story of "Independence "is told to end an exciting tour.   

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Bridgetown: Atlantic Coast Train Line Hike and Bike Tour

7. 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

8. 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: eBike Cycling Tour

9. Barbados: eBike Cycling Tour

Begin your tour at one of the world's best kite surfing beaches, Silver Rock Beach. The beach can have as many as fifty kites out, competing for wind and wave action during the winter season. Once riding, head eastward up the coastline, taking in picturesque cliffside views and local “salt-life” all the way out to the secluded Long Beach; the longest beach on the island. The beach is also a well-known turtle nesting sanctuary and a fantastic picture opportunity. Reach Barracuda Bay by way of the Paragon Cliffs, where nearshore barracuda are often spotted- Take in some panoramic views before heading back to base for some well-earned beverages.

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Barbados: Northern Cliffs and Canefields Hike and eBike Tour

10. 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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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!

It was a great tour spanning the whole island. Steve was our guide and he really has a great singing voice. It was not boring for a single second. All the way through, he talked as if he were a commentator in a cricket match. The lunch and the view in that restaurant was marvelous. Also, he gave us some home made banana cakes which was really good. Overall, a highly recommended tour.

We had a fabulous island tour of Barbados with our guide ‘The Rooster’ Pick up on time. Entertaining and informative. Great lunch stop. Rum punch and banana bread provided by our guide. A fabulous day out which I would recommend to everyone.

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.

Fantastic tour with The Rooster Man. We were entertained all day and learnt so much about the Island. We would highly recommend this tour and company.