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The Boatyard

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The Boatyard offers unbeatable beach facilities enhanced only by the natural white sandy beach and calm azure water. Upon entering The Boatyard, a beach package is offered which ensures you a day filled with fun and pleasure in paradise. Come and...more
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Bay Street | Barbados, Bridgetown, Barbados
+1 246-436-2622
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All reviews rope swing water trampoline free shots cruise ship entrance fee beach chairs an umbrella diving platform free taxi cover charge boat yard taxi ride high dive great beach coconut shrimp food and drinks welcome drink
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Great place to chill for a few hours this morning. Snorkeling with the turtles, great fun. Friendly, happy staff, and of course, great food and drinks

Thank Jo S
Reviewed 2 days ago

My teen sons had viewed this online prior to arriving for the first time in Barbados and really wanted to go. So glad we did, we had a fantastic day and would have gone again if we'd had time to fit it in! Great place...More

1  Thank DirecttheSail
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Barbados is one of my favourite carribbbean destinations, one of the reasons being is that the islands holds the most friendliest people. However they are not found at the Boat Yard. The customer service that they provide is non- existent! There were no warm welcome...More

Thank Biyanka W
Reviewed 3 days ago

We walked up the beach and saw the boatyard and thought we would stop for a cocktail. They wouldn't let us in without paying an entrance charge so we decided to go somewhere else as we were only having a half hour pit stop. I...More

Thank Deelite17
Reviewed 4 days ago

Spent a day here whilst our cruise ship was in port $25 entry fee but that gets you your own sunbed and parasol plus use of the rope swing water slide and water trampoline plus a free drink plus free taxi back to cruise terminal...More

Thank Garry F
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

After a stressful week and month, I visited the Boatyard complex to enjoy the simple nature and specialties of island life. On Entry, I was treated with respect and felt immediately like family. This location is probably the best prime real estate you can ask...More

Thank BajanChad
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lots of sand flys—bad drinks and bad attitudes. Sign up early for the snorkeling because it takes at least 2.5 hours to get on. The water is nice though

Thank beachbum85
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great place to hang out for a full day while in Barbados. You pay a fee to go inside, but can use a portion of that charge in the restaurant. There are plenty of chairs and umbrellas, and great tunes pumping out....More

1  Thank VNKSmith
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is absolute paradise! We went on our first day in Barbados and the weather was perfect! It costs $50 barbadian or ~ $25 USD. This entry fee gives you a free boat excursion that takes you not too far from the shore to...More

Thank adamlaran
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great day long beach escape on Carlisle Bay. The water was beautiful and the entry includes a snorkel adventure and a food/beverage credit. The swing, slide and trampoline were fun for all ages.

Thank kmtravels2014
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October 29, 2018|
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Response from Bernie G | Reviewed this property |
Hi Jane I am not sure about lockers. They do have changing rooms and showers but perhaps drop them an email its on their website. I am only sad that I will be missing the party! Have a great time.
October 24, 2018|
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Response from louisewO6413AS | Reviewed this property |
Hi, I think the taxis are waiting in the port when the cruise ship docs, make sure you are firm with them & ask them to take you to the boatyard as I have heard stories of taxi drivers trying to persuade people to go to... More
Debbie E
August 17, 2018|
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Response from Kay H | Reviewed this property |
Yes while you are in the sea we left our bag between the 2 beds with no problem and when you go snorkelling they look after your bag for you