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Carlisle Bay

Bay Street, Bridgetown, Barbados

The Basics

Carlisle Bay offers a variety of water activities. In addition to exploring the shipwrecks, you can book a private charter on a catamaran, go jet skiing, bounce on sea trampolines, and jump into the ocean via a rope swing.

Those who prefer to stay out of the water enjoy the sandy beaches of Carlisle Bay, where you can relax with rented chairs and umbrellas. One of the most popular spots is Brownes Beach, which is one of the largest beaches on the island and overlooks the bay. Because of its proximity to Bridgetown, the bay is also a popular stop for cruise ship passengers.

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Barbados Shore Excursion Snorkel cruise and beach day on Carlisle Bay
Barbados Shore Excursion Snorkel cruise and beach day on Carlisle Bay
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$48.00 per adult
Traveler Favorite
Another perfect excursion with VIATOR
beautiful beach, beautiful weather, boat ride and snorkeling was a bit crowded but fun and the slide on the boat was a kick!! Everyone was top notch!
Arthur_R, Apr 2022

Recent reviews from experiences in Barbados

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Great Morning.
Tony_A, May 2022
Carlisle Bay Clear Kayak Shipwreck Tour
The most memorable parts of the kayak shipwreck tour was looking at all the fish whilst going over the three recks also seeing the green turtles swimming under the kayaks and seeing a spotted ray swim by a good experience.
star-5
A must do in Barbados
Catariena_v, Mar 2022
Barbados Shore Excursion Snorkel cruise and beach day on Carlisle Bay
Great excursion. We make it from our cruiseship, and they wait for us in the terminal. Friendley driver and boattrip was VERY very great!!!!We enjoy the time on the beach also.
star-5
Great underwater tour
Don_K, Mar 2022
Carlisle Bay Clear Kayak Shipwreck Tour
Guide was great. Saw 4-5 shipwrecks, several turtles, starfish and many more fish. A great way to see underwater without getting wet.
star-5
Great experience
Celee_F, Mar 2022
Barbados Shore Excursion Snorkel cruise and beach day on Carlisle Bay
Easily one of the best excursion we went on. Great crew and fantastic snorkeling saw all kinds of fish plus turtles and bonus a huge stingray. You won’t be disappointed choosing this trip.
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Family friendly amazing trip
Steven_H, Mar 2022
Barbados Shore Excursion Snorkel cruise and beach day on Carlisle Bay
We’ve been all over the Caribbean and these guys are THE BEST by far. Our driver was amazing and the crew at tranquility cruises was A+ 10/10 amazing
star-5
A fantastic experience
Joanne_H, Jan 2022
Carlisle Bay Clear Kayak Shipwreck Tour
A fantastic experience that we will be repeating next time we are here. Guides were well informed and very pleasant and conditions were perfect.
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Excellent value for money ❤️❤️❤️❤️
Jo_B, Jan 2022
Carlisle Bay Clear Kayak Shipwreck Tour
Experience was amazing, loads of turtles, Both guides very respectful of the wildlife, Very informative regarding wreaks well worth the money ❤️❤️❤️❤️
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Great day!
Brenda_B, Feb 2020
Barbados Shore Excursion Snorkel cruise and beach day on Carlisle Bay
Very best experience!! Swam with 3 turtles virtually 18 inches under me!! Great snorkelling! Lots of fish ! Nice boat able to walk around lots of room! Great staff fun energetic! A great day ! beach at Carlisle Bay was nice .. a little cleanup along the street would make it more picturesque!!
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Carlisle bay
Amanda_T, Dec 2021
Carlisle Bay Clear Kayak Shipwreck Tour
Unique way to see the sea world and ship wrecks if u don’t want to get in the water . Really enjoyed
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Seeing turtles and stingrays while snorkeling
lahutb, Jan 2020
Barbados Shore Excursion Snorkel cruise and beach day on Carlisle Bay
The turtle and shipwreck sites for snorkeling were both great. The staff was very helpful and supportive of everyone seeing as much as possible. They were safety minded and made everyone feel welcome. Although we had some rain that day, we still had a great time. The beach visit was shorted due to the rain, but the chairs, umbrellas, bar and restaurant we adequate for relaxing had it been a better day.
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Swim with the turtles.
Charles_C, Jan 2020
Barbados Shore Excursion Snorkel cruise and beach day on Carlisle Bay
Operator had a high priority on safety and protection of the turtles! Our pick up at the ship was smooth and time on the beach was great.
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Clear Kayak Barbados
atkvic, Jan 2020
Carlisle Bay Clear Kayak Shipwreck Tour
It was awesome to be out in Carlisle Bay looking at the turtles, shipwrecks with colourful fish through the clear kayak! And I had a relaxed, charming, and knowledgeable guide!

Things to Know Before You Go

  • The shipwrecks in Carlisle Bay range in depth from 12 feet (3.65 meters) to 55 feet (16.76 meters).

  • To enjoy water-based activities such as sea trampolines and jet skis, head to the Boatyard, which is located at the northern end of the bay.

  • Restrooms, showers, and changing rooms are available along the bay.

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How to Get There

Carlisle Bay is located in the southwest region of Barbados, near Bridgetown. If you arrive via cruise ship, you can walk to the Boatyard, which is about 25 minutes away, or grab a taxi at the cruise ship terminal. The Boatyard is located along the main bus route that travels to/ from Bridgetown.

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When to Get There

The bay is most crowded when cruise ships are docked in nearby Bridgetown, but travelers say that even when it’s busy, there are still plenty for umbrellas and chairs to rent on the beach. Early risers can head to nearby Pebbles Beach to see local race horses being exercised along the shores.

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Scuba Diving in Barbados

Because of its shipwrecks and reef sites, Barbados is a popular diving destination. The bay is also home to a large number of green sea turtles and hawksbill turtles. The island’s diving conditions, including visibility, are considered good all year round. The area accommodates divers of all levels, and many dive shops offer a range of courses.

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Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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