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Private Tour: Barbados Catamaran Snorkeling Cruise provided by El Tigre Catamaran Sailing Cruises

Private Tour: Barbados Catamaran Snorkeling Cruise

Private Tour: Barbados Catamaran Snorkeling Cruise
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91% of travelers recommend this experience
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
5h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Near public transportation
Ticket type:
Mobile
  • Duration:
    5h
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Near public transportation
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
Available languages
English
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
What to expect
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Call the number below and use the product code: 6491PVTSAIL
Important information
Inclusions
  • Local guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (select hotels only)
  • Beverages
  • Breakfast snack
  • Lunch
  • Use of Snorkelling equipment
  • Entry/Admission - Carlisle Bay
  • Entry/Admission - Holetown Beach
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Towels
Duration
5h
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Pickup From Hotels on South and West Coast of the island. (Tell us your Hotel) Pickup From Bridgetown Port Gate#1 (Cruise ship passengers ONLY)
  • El Tigre Catamaran Sailing Cruises, Steel Building, Cavans Lane, Bridgetown, Barbados
Additional information
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Note: Price is per person, based on up to 9 passengers per tour
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Local guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (select hotels only)
  • Beverages
  • Breakfast snack
  • Lunch
  • Use of Snorkelling equipment
  • Entry/Admission - Carlisle Bay
  • Entry/Admission - Holetown Beach
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Towels
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Pickup From Hotels on South and West Coast of the island. (Tell us your Hotel) Pickup From Bridgetown Port Gate#1 (Cruise ship passengers ONLY)
  • El Tigre Catamaran Sailing Cruises, Steel Building, Cavans Lane, Bridgetown, Barbados
Duration
5h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Note: Price is per person, based on up to 9 passengers per tour
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    El Tigre Catamaran Sailing Cruises
    Or, you can also get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Carlisle Bay
    Stop: 45 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • 2
    Holetown Beach
    Stop: 45 minutes - Admission included
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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5.0
12 reviews
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Indigo Kxd
Barbados1 contribution
we had a great time on the boat, we saw some sea turtles and an abundance of fish, a sting ray and a puffer fish. Even though we only booked the day before (on boxing day), they were more than happy to have the chef prepare us a special vegan dish for lunch for the next day. All the staff onboard were wonderful and even the bus driver offering the transfer was lovely and did her best to give us a guided tour of sights on the island on the way to the boat. It wasn’t crowded onboard either like some of the other boats we saw out whilst in the ocean. great day with great people
Written December 28, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Hjfn8
STL3 contributions
We rented a private catamaran for 12 adults on Feb 13th while we were in Barbados on a Celebrity Cruise. Hetti (bus driver) was so kind and gave us tons of city facts in the 10 min drive from the port to the El Tigre boat office. From the jump, the staff was amazing. Drinks were free flowing! Food was delicious. Capitan Ryan, Chris and Malli were so fun. Ryan told us all about the history of the boat and his business. Chris was excellent with making sure we saw as much as possible while snorkeling. Turtles, fish, sting rays, ship wrecks. Malli was full of jokes and laughs. This was easily our best day of the entire trip. Highly recommended and would do it again in a heartbeat. Wished we had more time to extend a few hours.
Written February 15, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Russell F
London, UK10 contributions
Nov 2021
Had a private charter with El Tigre last week to celebrate our wedding and it was absolutely fantastic. The catamaran is a really good size and obviously well maintained, the crew were great - really welcoming, friendly, and efficient ! the food was excellent - really top quality ! and we were lucky enough to swim with a few turtles.
We hired the boat from 15.30 - 19.30 for a sunset cruise with dinner and both us and our guests just had the most amazing time............as another reviewer states, it was without a doubt one of the highlights of our trip. Would definitely recommend.
Written November 11, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Robert M
1 contribution
Jan 2020
I would not recommend this trip.
I have travelled all over the Caribbean and the Mediterranean to at least 15 islands and I have never encountered such an unwillingness on the part of boating staff-especially Larry-to be flexible to a mistake In the reservation.
We made a reservation for the Catamaran snorkeling cruise.
When we arrived at the marina,we learned that through some glitch in the reservation, we were only allowed to spend 3 hours on the boat-not the full 5 hour cruise
I immediately said we would pay any difference in the fare but they steadfastly refused to be accommodating
Eventually, Larry dumped us off the boat on a beach very far north of Bridgetown as thought we were immigrants being dumped on the shore line.
We were the only ones on a boat of 38 people who were dumped off
In my view, A terrible business decision
There a lots of options for snorkeling and sailing.
Do NOT waste time and money on this cruise
Written January 8, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
ElTigre2000
Thanks for your review. Although I don’t respond often to reviews mainly because we are all so busy trying to keep our operation running as smoothly as possible, I thought it necessary to reply to this one to share all the things you conveniently left out of the review. First off, when you made your booking on Viator/Tripadvisor you selected the 3-Hour option (there was no glitch in the reservation). Probably because the 5-hour option was not available (as I know it was not available at the time you made your booking). I sent you a message with your pickup information as we knew your exact location and things work much smoother when we pick you up. Late that night you replied that you would make your own way to the boat explaining you knew where it was cause you saw it that night while in Bridgetown (although you were mistaken and had the wrong boat). In the morning after a quick correction we got that sorted and you came to our dock, checked in and boarded the catamaran. Later on during the cruise I received a call from Larry the Captain to say that your party of 5 people wanted to change to the 5-hour tour. I responded and said it would not be possible as the catering onboard was only for 31 people and there would not be enough. You replied with “we don’t eat much”. That’s not the point. We have 31 people who didn’t book the 3-hour tour and we catered for them. You booked the 3-hour tour and it doesn’t include lunch so there was no catering for your group. If we had accepted the change to satisfy you. I bet you would have been the first in the buffet line, loading up your plate knowing that there was only catering for 31 people and someone at the end of the line may not get their full meal even though they booked correctly from the start (I and the other 31 people onboard would not call that decision “A terrible business decision”). After the Captain or crew explained to you that there was no catering on board for your group and we could not accept the change to the 5-Hour tour you said you will be leaving a negative review if you couldn’t stay on for the 5-hour tour. Well don’t threaten us with reviews when the mistake is on you. That’s like booking a flight to Australia and in the middle of the flight asking the captain to go to New Zealand because you made a mistake on your booking. The threat of leaving a bad review is not going to change the fact that you booked the 3-hour tour or make the catering go from 31 to 36 people to accommodate your group. We operated the tour exactly how it operates every day. You shouldn’t be angry at us for your mistake. Sometimes we have people cancel or no show in the morning after catering has been arranged. If that was the case we would have had extra food onboard but it was not the case that day. With regards to your comment “Larry dumped us off the boat on a beach very far north of Bridgetown as thought we were immigrants being dumped on the shore line.” The 3-hour tour finishes in Holetown unless sea conditions don’t allow for the beach landing; then another location is used on those very few days. This was all explained to you before you boarded the boat and you still went ahead, so that was no surprise to you. The beach drop off is actually a highlight to some passengers, because it can reduce their travel time back to their accommodation which would have been the case for you had you not cancelled your pick up and drove to our location. Our whole team works very hard every day to deliver excellent customer service, and to have you threaten us with a bad review and then misrepresent what in fact happened merits this response.
Written January 9, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

nicola721
Ascot, UK7 contributions
Oct 2021 • Friends
We hired the boat for the evening from 3pm - 19:30. Taking off from Bridgetown and heading down to Holetown. We requested a change of direction from Carlisle Bay as we had previously been, they happily changed route for us. From the minute we stepped on the boat they were super friendly and welcoming. Made us feel like it was all about us having the best time, celebrating our friends birthday. We had 2 snorkel stops saw lots of fishes, turtles and a wreck. They offered jackets and support for the less confident in the water. The boat was clean and stylish. The drinks were endless, I never had a empty cup. The food was delicious. They had a full bar and everything you could need. Bluetooth for our own music. Hosts Captain Larry, Kaya and Mali were charming and courteous. Highly recommend the tour, suitable for all types, friends celebrating or a family trip.
Written October 19, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Roses_
Bridgetown, Barbados115 contributions
Wonderful experience! Friendly staff!
It was my sis birthday and we wanted to relax in a relatively safe environment. A small group was promised and the reviews on the cruise were encouraging. It didn’t disappoint! It was a beautiful day! Friendly cruisers ! My niece swam with the turtles and For a few hours we tried to forget the Covid madness and relaxed.. I recommend this company and their staff .
Written December 26, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

GuydG
Henley-on-Thames, UK1 contribution
An awesome day with Edward aboard the small cat
Superb sailing, snorkelling to turtles, wrecks and a beach
Fantastic food including a great gluten free option as requested as I’m Coeliac
Written February 10, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

joel a
2 contributions
Jan 2020 • Couples
This review is in response to Robert m. both me and my wife were on the tour that day and both of us had talked to said Robert m and his family there and explained to them that there is only so much catering ordered for said tour this was explicitly explained to them even before the first snorkel stop having been on the boat both me and my wife over 28 times we know this and to have him blast Larry and the rest of the crew over what is obviously his mistake in the booking process I think is a grave injustice to what I believe is the best catamaran cruise options on the island I highly recommend this tour to anyone coming or looking to book a tour of this kind.
Written January 12, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Venture657012
2 contributions
Dec 2019 • Family
Great experience. There were a lot of other tourists / catamaran boats in the snorkeling areas, somewhat crowded, but the El Tigre crew made our cruise individualized, unique and unforgettable experience.
Written December 28, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Lashandawebb
River Ridge, LA2 contributions
May 2019 • Family
This was a very fun, safe, and enjoyable excursion! I would definitely recommend them to everyone who visits Barbados 🇧🇧.
Written May 19, 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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katietetlow
katietetlow
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A must do experience for all!
Amazing experience and amazing staff! So friendly! We upgraded the tour from 3 hours to the 5 hours with lunch beca
joann177
joann177
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Absolutely amazing experience
Absolutely amazing experience. The crew went over and beyond. From being picked up on time, to checking in, to the
L7665POlisab
L7665POlisab
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Excellent everyone should experience this
Excellent service, very friendly staff, great customer service. 13th time we’ve done this every time is excellent.
leslieb925
leslieb925
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Great snorkel tour
We had a great day snorkeling with turtles and sting rays and then snorkeled over a ship wreck and coral reef. Saw
yud0ngr
yud0ngr
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Amazing experience!
Amazing experiences! The guide is so helpful and nice. Fantastic experiences at Barbados! Will come back again
Ruth B
Ruth B
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5 hour Tour -Snorkeling with the Turtles & 2 Shipwrecks with Lunch
When in Barbados, swim with the turtles and drink the rum punch. So we did. Great day and plenty of room on the boa
Scampen1991
Scampen1991
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Good to Go
Went out today, optional to snorkel with the turtles & over the shipwreck (drinks included) went for the 3 hour tri
beckyf462
beckyf462
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Highlight of our holiday!!!
The experience was incredible and brilliant start to finish. The staff were just lovely and made you feel welcome a
tremsidis
tremsidis
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First Catamaran experience!
I booked a cruise with Stiletto Catamaran Sailing Cruises, and it was fantastic. Captain Graham made us feel welcom
FW50202
FW50202
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Amazing sunset trip with friends
12 of us went on the sunset snorkelling cruise this week and it was the highlight of our holiday. From the moment w
Momof3Naperville_IL
Momof3Naperville_IL
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Lots of fun and great value for money
Thoroughly enjoyable and fantastic value for money. Had a wonderful day today - saw turtles, fish and a shipwreck.
anne t
anne t
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Highly recommend this tour-and company
What a wonderful trip absolutely amazing Great staff five star experience highly recommend this company
JULIE Y
JULIE Y
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As good as it gets
The crew and staff were amazing . Brilliant loved it. Great food and the snorkelling was well worth it to see the t
N9829IOelainec
N9829IOelainec
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Perfect short trip for snorkeling and a boat ride
We did the 3 hour trip. Snorkeling was good and the trip up the west coast was very enjoyable. Bus driver gave a
ladyady2020
ladyady2020
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A great way to see turtles and shipwrecks
Loved it! This is a must-do if you like swimming with turtles, fish and seeing shipwrecks. It made my week. The cre
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