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Barbados Shore Excursion Snorkel cruise and beach day on Carlisle Bay

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Bridgetown, Caribbean
Barbados Shore Excursion Snorkel cruise and beach day on Carlisle Bay

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Safety measures
icon5 hours 30 minutes  (Approx.)
Pickup offered
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English


When your cruise ship docks in Bridgetown, spend the day enjoying the sun, sand, and sea in Carlisle Bay. This full-day beach outing at Carlisle Bay Barbados includes a boat and snorkeling cruise, use of a beach lounger, umbrella, and a provided drink. Round-trip transportation from the cruise port provided.
  • Full-day beach excursion to Carlisle Bay
  • Pickup and drop-off at the cruise port
  • Beach lounger, umbrella, and included drink
  • Boat and snorkeling cruise
  • Beach-only option available
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Port pickup and drop-off
Complimentary drink
Beach lounger and umbrella
Access to washrooms and shower
Boat trip to swim and snorkel at a shipwreck, see turtles in the wild
Use of Snorkeling equipment
Use of waterslide
View through the boats glass bottom area
Visit and swim in an area in Carlisle Bay where Turtles frequent
Friendly & helpful boat crew who are great with children
Additional drinks (available to purchase)
Food (available to purchase)

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Please be on time for your pick up When you disembark the cruise ship you will make your way through the cruise terminal. Please follow the green line on the ground to the general exit. At the general exit you will make a left turn making your way to the departure area for all tours. The first area is for the large busses. Your pick up will be directly behind that at the independent operator dispatch gates to meet your tour guide.


  • Bridgetown

When your cruise ship docks in port, make your way to the port gates and meet your guide. In a comfortable tour vehicle, you'll travel to Carlisle Bay, home to the idyllic Copacabana Barbados beach.

Get set up with your lounge chair and umbrella, yours to use for the day. Sip a provided drink and enjoy the scenery, then head out on the included snorkeling cruise. Stop at a natural habitat for local sea turtles and a local shipwreck to explore the underwater world using the provided mask and snorkel.

Restrooms, freshwater showers, and a beach bar are available on site. You can also choose a beach-only option (no snorkeling cruise) at checkout.

At the end of the day, enjoy convenient transportation back to the cruise port.
Stop At:  
Harbour Lights
Beach time at Harbour Lights Beach Club inclusive of lounger, umbrella and welcome drink
Duration: 3 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Tranquility Cruises
Join us aboard Tranquility Cruises. The boat has 2 washrooms on board, a bar and an upper and lower deck with lots of seating. There is a glass bottom area for those who prefer to stay on board and enjoy the sights bellow. Tranquility is also equipped with life vest, snorkel and mask for those who wish to get wet and explore a shipwreck or swim with turtles and fish. An extra treat for kids on board is the boats waterslide. Our Turtle and Shipwreck Cruise is 90 minutes long. The cruise departs from Carlisle Bay. Carlisle Bay al crescent-shaped bay located on the South West
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Carlisle Bay
Carlisle Bay is named after the Earl of Carlisle who stole Barbados away from Sir William Courteen in the Great Barbados Robbery. Today Carlisle Bay has the whitest sand in Barbados & the most brilliant turquoise sea. The Carlisle Bay Marine Park has 6 shipwrecks in close proximity. The great diversity of brilliantly coloured marine life include, turtles, star fish, sand dollars, rays and more.
Duration: 4 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Glory Tours
Tour Operator
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 1 day of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum drinking age is 18 years
  • At time of booking, Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time
  • A minimum of 2 adult's per booking is required
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 60 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Glory Tours
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Barbados Shore Excursion Snorkel cruise and beach day on Carlisle Bay?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Barbados Shore Excursion Snorkel cruise and beach day on Carlisle Bay.
What is the policy on sanitization during Barbados Shore Excursion Snorkel cruise and beach day on Carlisle Bay?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Barbados Shore Excursion Snorkel cruise and beach day on Carlisle Bay.
What is the social distancing policy during Barbados Shore Excursion Snorkel cruise and beach day on Carlisle Bay?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Barbados Shore Excursion Snorkel cruise and beach day on Carlisle Bay.
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Barbados Shore Excursion Snorkel cruise and beach day on Carlisle Bay?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by Barbados Shore Excursion Snorkel cruise and beach day on Carlisle Bay.

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Traveler Tips

  • "Get there early to stay and enjoy the beach the most." See review
  • "Restrooms free, but a bit of walk from beach back thru restaurant." See review
  • "I recommend this trip for those wanting a little bit of relaxation on the beach and some adventure." See review


195 Reviews

Reviews by Viator travelers

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Fun day in Carlisle Bay
, Dec 2021
My husband and I decided to book this tour for our cruise based on what it offered for the price and other reviews. Instructions on how to locate the tour operator (Glory Tours) after coming from the cruise terminal were easy to follow and the driver was very friendly and knowledgeable. He made sure everyone was taken care of in terms of the beach and communicated clearly when and where to meet for the snorkel cruise based on our ship. The team from Tranquility Cruises were also very friendly, punctual and alot of fun. Overall, we had a great experience and would have no problem recommending it to others.
Seeing the turtles
, Mar 2020
Had an amazing day sow the turtles the shipwreck and had fun on the cabana bay beach the guys are amazing it was worthy it .
Do not Book this tour
, Mar 2020
DO not book this tour! Their poor customer service almost ruined our day in Barbados! We showed up on time and Glory tours after seeing only four of us said that they couldn't take us to Cowabunga Beach or take us Snorkeling in the Sea Turtle Sanctuary and Ship wreck because of jellyfish. After they left us on the cruise pier we hired a cab to Cowabunga beach and guess what No Jelly fish so we rented some beach chairs and umbrella then we found a snorkeling boat on site and went snorkeling with the Sea Turtles and over the shipwreck and saw no jellyfish!!!!! Still waiting for a refund from Glory Tours and Viator.
icon Response from Host , Mar 2020
Dear James. Please contact us with your booking number. Cruises were suspended on afternoons for two days after customers and crew experienced stinging from Jelly Fish in The Bay. We would be happy to refund you if you were supposed to be on one of those cruises please contact us
Super snorkel beach time
, Mar 2020
Short boat ride to turtles and shipwreck means more time in the water. Just off the beach. Beautiful sandy beach for a swim and nap later
Beautiful day
, Mar 2020
Wonderful snorkeling and Copacabana beach was beautiful. Price was very reasonable. Guides very helpful.
The guides and turtles awesome
, Mar 2020
The guides were awesome! They made sure everyone saw turtles. One took my go pro and went diving which gave me great footage!! Perfect amount of time and the boat wasn’t too crowded with people which I appreciated. I would Use this company again
Great snorkeling and beach time!
, Feb 2020
This is a wonderful excursion! It has some of the best snorkeling we've seen, plus a nice beach resort. We snorkeled with huge sea turtles, some of them at least 4 feet across, swimming close enough to touch (but you're not supposed to touch them). We snorkeled over the shipwreck and saw lots of nice fish. The crew was friendly and helpful, both on the boat and in the water. The beach resort has nice chairs, umbrellas, changing rooms, and restaurant facilities.
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Review of snorkel trip
, Feb 2020
Good staff but trip was disappointing. We were maybe 100 yards from shore, saw a couple turtles, and at the shipwreck, nothing worth while
Sting rays and turtles
, Feb 2020
Though the weather was less than perfect for our tour and we had a late start, the experience was great and the entire crew was knowledgeable and extremely helpful and extra attention was given to my niece, who has autism. She got personalized attention! Thank you guys, great time!
Girls cruise
, Feb 2020
This was my favourite part of my recent southern Caribbean cruise. Roger our driver picked us up at the port (the pick up point was very easy to find based on the instructions given and the signage at the port. On the drive to Copacabana he gave us a bit of local history which was nice and worked with us on a pick up time that worked for all of us. The beach portion includes chairs and umbrellas which is great to give a break from the sun. Beach was beautiful, soft white sand and crystal clear waters. The best part was the boat tour portion to swim with the turtles and snorkel. They guys were amazing, funny, informative and eager to share their beautiful country with us and made sure we boarded safely, were safe in the water regardless of swimming or snorkeling abilities/experience. They also stressed the importance of respecting the turtles and their safety while also ensuring we all got great views swimming with them. If you have a go pro they will happily take some underwater pics/video for you. When we moved over to the shipwrecks they again provided some history on these 2 wrecks and a few others in the area. We got to see tons of different fish and even a few stingrays. They were fantastic hosts and I would do this tour again if back in Barbados. I can't recommend this tour enough

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