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“Fantastic Experience” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Calypso Cruises

Calypso Cruises
Boatyard Bay Street, Bridgetown 14018, Barbados
246-252-1534
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Ranked #4 of 53 activities in Bridgetown
Type: Boat Tours
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Owner description: We are a 43 foot fontaine pajote belize sailing catamaran that cruises along the coast of barbados for a day of relaxed fun. we sail with limited numbers to ensure a personal experience that you are sure to enjoy. Our 5hr tour includes snorkeling with the turtles and ship wreck or reef. all the snorkeling gear, a full bajan buffet lunch, and an open bar to keep you hydrated and relaxed. dont wait for your last day, you will want to do it again.
Central NJ
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“Fantastic Experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013

Nick had a car meet our group of 8 from the cruise ship terminal and take us to his catamaran. Before we even left his slip, we saw a turtle. Our group was the only customers that Val (the captain) and Nick (our host) had on Wednesday, January 16th.
Once we left the slip (snacks and drinks in hand) we went out and snorkled with the turtles and then went to snorkel arouind two ship wrecks. We then sailed up the coast and went to an area where we could swim and we had lunch. The food was very tasty and everyone enjoyed it. After lunch we sailed more, relaxing on the catamaran. We had plenty of room and found it easy to move around and relax on the boat. We all had a great time and recommend Calypso Cruises.

Visited January 2013
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galway city
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“felt like a celeb....”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2013

We had the good fortune to experience-this luxury while in Barbados. From the minuted we were picked up form our holet we were treated like a celebs. We chosse the lunch trip. There was just 4 of us on the boat the day we went out-11th of Jan. We had loads of room and space - it was just so idylic and tranquil. We were waited on hand and foot. Food was constantly coming our way- from fresh fruit to yummy fish and salad! Drinks were free flowing...cold G&T's being delivered by a handsome young man followed by cheese and rackers...now that is my idea of heaven!! Nick and Val are such lovely people, attentive, interesting and hard working. They have achieved a wonderful customer focused business. This was definately the best day of our holidays.

Visited January 2013
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Carbondale, Illinois
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“Calypso Catamaran Cruise - BRILLIANT!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2013

We had a fabulous day with Nick and his crew. My group of thirteen had the entire catamaran to ourselves (I think the maximum is fourteen), and everyone, from ages 11 to 50, had a wonderful time. We were constantly offered food and drink, the crew very attentive and gracious. We stopped to snorkel at a sunken ship, as well as an area known for sea turtles. The shipwreck was relatively crowded, but Damien steered our group to another area away from most of the crowd. On the way to the next snorkeling spot, we were served a delicious lunch, and the captain told us some interesting things about the island, as well as the background of their business - great story should you be lucky enough to book a cruise. Swimming with the sea turtles was amazing. Damien was so excellent at attracting them, that soon there were several other boats stopping to view the turtles, too. My children still talk about the experience, four weeks after the cruise. You will not be disappointed with this business! The people were great, the scenery was gorgeous, and the catamaran was more than accommodating. It was the highlight of our vacation, I highly recommend it!

Visited December 2012
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Llandudno, United Kingdom
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“A Day To Remember”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2013

From the moment we stepped on board we felt welcome and valued. Nick, Val, and Damien did their utmost to give us a day to remember. The drinks and Nick's delicious food kept coming throughout the day. When it came to the swims over the wrecks and the turtles, I was reluctant to swim as i am a poor swimmer, Nick was having none of that, he insisted it was something not to be missed - he was right! kitted out with a buoyancy aid or two and Nick's help, I swam out and experienced it all, fantastic. Our trip was made extra special as two young passengers got engaged during the trip, and we were privileged to share their celebrations. The icing on the day's cake. This is not the cheapest cruise of this type, but compared with some of the cheaper cruises that carry large groups of people, ( Calypso only carry about 12 ) it is far and away the best value for money. Highly recommended.

Visited December 2012
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Valdese, North Carolina
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“Amazing Cruise”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2013

We have a wonderful day with Nick and Val... Amazing experience, fantastic swim with the turtles and delicious food and drinks... The best day of our vacation...

Visited December 2012
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