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“Paradise at sea!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of R&R Cruising Day Tours

R&R Cruising Day Tours
19 Ridge View Estates, Bridgetown BB17006, Barbados
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Ranked #2 of 67 Activities in Bridgetown
Type: Boat Tours, Sightseeing Tours
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Owner description: Step on board a luxury 47 ft air-conditioned sailing catamaran and relax and enjoy a sailing cruise along the attractive coastline of the beautiful island of Barbados. We offer scheduled daytime and sunset cruises including all food and drinks and specialise in private charters. Cruises include beach and snorkeling stops....there are trampolines on the boat for tanning, also lots of shade, 4 double bedrooms and bathrooms, an open bar with premium drinks, a choice of barbecue on board, restaurant stop or private chef for dining, transport is included and beach pick up & drop offs can be arranged...we also take a maximum of 12 guests on our scheduled cruises so there's lots of space to relax. This will be a truly relaxing day, just sit back, sail and let R&R Cruises wine & dine you in luxury...
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“Paradise at sea!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2013

We like to take some kind of boat trip on holiday and this one ranks as one of the very best! Collected in person by one of the owners of 'Second Chance', Rebecca, from our hotel by taxi and taken to Speightstown to pick up the boat, it was immediately clear to us that this was definitely one up on the trek into Bridgetown required to meet up with most boats who ply their trade up the west coast. Additionally, you are then sailing counter to the rest, who are going north, so the sea is much more your own.

From the moment we arrived on board and were presented with the first drink of the day, ( all drinks are included, which is unusual), Rebecca and Ryan and their wonderful sidekick, Gregory, went out of their way to provide us with a perfect day in every way, from the immaculate boat and its accoutrements ( comfortable, cushioned seats, plenty of shade, pre-allocated restrooms for men and women - and Waitrose soap in the loo, to our amazement!), to the delicious, freshly-prepared and cooked food. Most of the boats take with them pre-cooked food that requires only reheating, but for flavour and goodness, nothing beats a barbecued lunch cooked from scratch in the open air. On booking, you make a choice between fish, shrimps and various meats, so Rebecca can buy it specially for you,

His expert knowledge of the coast enabled Ryan to keep ahead of lowering clouds and allow us lovely sunshine for our snorkelling stops. The 'turtle stop' was especially great: all the boats in the area will stop around here to feed and admire the turtles, but Gregory, who obviously loves the animals, especially his favourite, Marcus. led them skilfully towards us so we weren't crowded by the much more heavily populated boats who were enjoying the moment too.

Which brings me on the best thing of all: Rebecca and Ryan's boat only ever takes up to 12 people (we were only 7), which makes for space, total peace and relaxation - and to top it all, Ryan really does SAIL the boat whenever it's at all possible, not just turn on the motor as so many do; so it's quiet and smell-free, too. Compare this with the boats we saw that were crammed with passengers, it seemed, to the gunwales, and yet we were told they 'weren't actually very crowded'! Ok, so our trip cost a little more than some, but boy, was it worth it! You don't go on holiday every day, so I hope you will excuse the pun if I say 'push the boat out and book with Ryan and Rebecca' You won't regret it!

Visited January 2013
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“Better than I thought possible!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2013

We have been on 10 various Caribbean island tours & excursions and R&R is tied for 1st place! Wow! The boat is fabulous and beautiful, & Ryan & Rebecca know how to put a day of relaxation and pampered luxury together seamlessly. The food was non-stop and superb--everything from continental breakfast items, exotic juices, a wide variety of appetizers, & finally a 5-star lunch grilled on the back of the boat. Even though it rained most of the morning on Barbados I still hail this as my favorite day of our 10-day cruise. We came onboard as a family of 8 & they had everything we needed to make the day special: Extra towels, fresh water shower on the back of the boat, excellent snorkel gear & fins, our own private cabin where our tired teenagers took a nap & where the rest of us changed clothing, etc. I loved sitting on the front of the cat as we traveled along the coastline feeling the breeze & listening to the waves break on the hulls. The snorkeling with the giant turtles was fun, but just being on this lovely boat was what I enjoyed the most. I would return in a heartbeat.

Visited January 2013
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“Best Catamaran Trip in the Caribbean”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

We have been to many islands in the Caribbean and always spend at least one day hiring a boat to snorkel and just spend a day on the water. Well nothing has ever been as enjoyable as the time we spent with Rebecca and Ryan on their catamaran. The boat is in perfect condition, clean and immaculately kept, and very indicative of how professionally this couple runs their business. They are also the most warm, friendly and wonderful people you will ever meet. Along with Greg, their extra hand on deck, they cannot do enough for you over the course of the trip. We did a 10-3 snorkeling trip with three other families, 17 of us in total. Drinks and canapés were always available as we began our trip with wonderful choices throughout the day, including bruschetta, spicy tuna, melted goat cheese on fresh baguette and lots of kid friendly food as well. Lunch was served around 1, with shrimp, fish and chicken skewers along with Bajan Macaroni Pie and salad, accompanied by white wine and Prosseco. But apart from the food, we were taken to two coral reefs as well as a spot to swim with giant turtles. Snorkeling was great, and everyone had a fantastic day. So good in fact we went back a few days later for a sunset cruise from 4-7 which offered more of the same along with a brilliant Barbados sunset while sipping bubbly and munching on hors d'oeuvres. Thank you Rebecca and Ryan for two great trips and we will Best regards telling all our friends about you, and I (Sam), Merle and the kids send you a big hello
If you are in Barbados don't look anywhere else for a fantastic day trip on the water.

Visited January 2013
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“Absolutely superb”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013

We love boat trips and have been on several when staying in the Caribbean and elsewhere.

We were staying at Sandy Lane and they had recommended another company but fortunately some friends had used R&R Cruising a couple of months before our trip to Barbados and said they were the best so we booked with them instead.
I am so pleased we did because the other boat was really overcrowded, despite stating they only carry small number and was full of load passengers being embarrassing, I know this because they moored by Sandy Lane beach several times while we were there.
In contrast, the day we went out with Ryan, Rebecca and Gregory there were only six of us on the boat, a young couple from London and a lovely retired couple from Derbyshire. We were collected from Sandy Lane beach, shown to an ensuite cabin to leave our towels etc and then offered drinks and cookies. Lunch was exceptionally good and the whole day was quite simply superb.
If you want a really fabulous day out on a luxuriously appointed, spotlessly clean boat with great food and wonderful hosts then book a day with Ryan and Rebecca - it doesn't get any better than this, honestly.

Visited November 2012
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2012

What an absolutely fabulous experience! Cruising Barbados coastline with panoramic views, supplemented with a sophisticated elegance provided by Ryan, Rebecca and Gregory.... Never having been on a catamaran cruise before, having a choice of several, choosing R& R cruises was definitely the best holiday decision I made.... Excellent food, wonderful wines, fun and adventure all played their part in both a sunset and lunchtime cruise....Yeap, went once, and then again... For a truly ultimate cruising experience, you have to take a trip with Ryan and Rebecca... 5 star treatment all the way catering for all personalities......Absolutely fab fab fab.........

Visited December 2012
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