Bridgetown Cruise Port (Deep Water Harbour)
For many passengers, the Bridgetown Cruise Port is their introduction to the island. Stick to Bridgetown and explore the capital’s historic highlights or head out on a guided tour of the island’s many attractions such as Harrison's Cave, Bathsheba beach, Welchman Hall Gully, and Carlisle Bay; alternatively, take a sightseeing cruise or snorkel trip to see sea turtles and shipwrecks off the Barbados coast. Most tours and shore excursions include round-trip transportation for convenience.
Things to Know Before You Go
Bridgetown Cruise Port terminal offers duty-free shopping and tourist information, as well as bars and cafés.
Bridgetown Cruise Port is the port of call for all ships docking in Barbados.
Most shore excursions on the island pickup and drop-off at the terminal.
Often referred to as “Little England,” Barbados embraces many British traditions, including a love of cricket, afternoon tea, and driving on the left-hand side of the road.
How to Get to Bridgetown From the Bridgetown Cruise Port
The Bridgetown Cruise Port is located a mile (1.2 kilometers) outside of Bridgetown proper. Visitors can walk into town along the boardwalk or take a shuttle bus or taxi from the port. Most shore excursions and island tours offer port pickup and drop-off.
The Bridgetown Cruise Port is the first stop for many visitors to the island, but the terminal’s shops and cafés are open to anyone who wants to see the huge ships up close. The official currency in Barbados is the Barbados dollar, but US dollars are widely accepted. English is the official language of the island.
- Barbados Parliament Buildings
- Carlisle Bay
- Barbados Museum & Historical Society
- Garrison Historic Area
- Mount Gay Rum Visitor Center
- Paynes Bay
- Sandy Lane Beach
- Orchid World & Tropical Flower Garden
- Harrison's Cave
- Sunbury Plantation House
- Andromeda Botanic Gardens
- St. John's Parish Church
- Bathsheba Beach
- Crane Beach