Elegance Catamaran Cruises
Elegance Catamaran Cruises
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With the maximum of just 12 guests Elegance sails from Bridgetown to swim with the turtles and stingrays and snorkel over the wrecks before sailing up the west coast past the homes of the rich and famous to a quiet bay where lunch is served onboard This gives you another chance to swim before we hoist our sails once again for a leisurely sail back to Bridgetown where your taxi awaits to return you to your accomadation. The cost is US130 each Children 3 to 12 yrs US100 each this includes taxi transfers Open premium brand bar(Scotch Vodka Gin XO Rum Malibu Dark Rum White Rum Rum Punch White and Rose Wine Prosecco Banks Beer Juices and Mixed Sodas ) Traditional Bajan style buffet lunch Fresh Fruit Snacks etc plus use of all snorkel equipment Sunset cruises also available Plus Private charters can be arranged for that extra special occasion
Bridgetown, Barbados
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Justintforfun
Bridgetown, Barbados170 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Friends
This was a private charter for a recent birthday - the boat was comfortable and the crew friendly and looking to please.

They took us to several places of interest and geared the music to the crowd

The wind was blowing about 20 knots so they made good speed under sail.

All well done
Written February 14, 2020
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Melanie S
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019 • Family
Thank you to Sarah Cally and the rest of the crew that looked after us and made the day something my 7 year old son still talks about now.

Food drink included all beautiful!

What made it more special for me was the fact they took the time to make my child feel comfortable and safe in the water after he didn’t want to enter but a crew member stayed with him at all times and my son managed to see lots of fish, sting rays and even touched a turtle not only that he got to sail the catamaran for a bit with the help of Cally.

Looked at lots of different catamaran excursions before booking this one but so glad I picked it only a small number of people allowed too not like others which take larger number..

Will definitely be booking again on our return :)
Written June 11, 2020
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Dee252
Dublin41 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
Our family did a private charter on Elegance and we all had a fantastic day out. Firstly the crew are excellent and friendly. The snorkeling and shipwreck areas are top class. Plenty of turtles and sting rays. The crew are in the water at same time so its very safe for young kids. We requested a fishing line which was provided (even though its not part of the offering) and were lucky enough to catch one. Lunch was lovely off a quiet beach and the food was plentiful and tasty. Overall an excellent day for the family.
Written January 9, 2020
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cjd
3 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Couples
The catamaran is small to average size and 12 is the maximum it can take. The tour was formulaic: turtles, wreck and beach with lunch. Same as every other catamaran and the locations were packed with passengers from other catamarans. For the wreck we had to wait to drop anchor. there was a real sense of ‘factory production’ about this tour. The captain was grouchy, lacked good customer service skills and seemed more interested in rules and procedures than ensuring everyone had a good time. He seemed to resent being asked questions. They young mates were going through the motions and seemed bored. The lunch was not great quality and very basic and the eating area cramped. The drinks were pre mixed rum punch, banks beer, wine and Prosecco. it was not served until after the first dive.
For a lot of money, this was very average and if you are seeking a more quality tour and less mass tourist formulas, I’d look elsewhere.
Written March 13, 2024
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We thank you for your comments we do follow a daily plan of swimming with the turtles and snorkeling over the wrecks as advertised obviously we have to go to the same spot as other catamarans as this is where they are sunk recently some of the moorings have been broken and at times we have to wait for a vacant buoy as you can’t drop an anchor in this spot hopefully this will be rectified soon by the harbor master Safety is always our no 1 priority and I’m sorry that the captain’s assertiveness on this highly prioritized procedure was deemed as grouchy its unfortunate that you felt the rules and safety were undermining your enjoyment The bar is opened after the snorkeling has been completed this again is for safety reasons and I think it’s irresponsible to be giving guests alcohol then putting them into the water for snorkeling soft drinks are available and served from boarding The rum punch is premixed by ourselves to our own recipe as it is almost everywhere you go on the island the bar is also stocked with Gin Scotch Vodka White Rum Dark Rum Extra Old Rum Malibu and our boat signature drink an Elegance Sun rise along with the drinks you mentioned The lunch served is typically Bajan it’s an example of what we all eat regularly giving guests a taste and experience of our local cuisine Fish Chicken Rice n Peas Macaroni Pie Mixed Salad Coleslaw with an onion gravy it’s not fancy foods but its plentiful and cooked freshly every morning As you noticed you were with a lot of other catamarans and we all seem to follow the same format as it’s what the guests wish to see the turtles and the wrecks the lunch stop varies daily If next time you require to get away from the regular tourist excursions may I suggest you look into a Private Charter where you designate your formula
Written March 17, 2024
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twells2013
Royal Tunbridge Wells, UK9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Couples
Fantastic. Highly recommend. The crew were so friendly, nothing was too much trouble and they created a really lovely vibe. Even when I was feeling a bit sick after accidentally swallowing a bunch of seawater, they went out of their way to make sure I was OK. The food was great, drinks readily topped up, and the snorkel spots were good.

Comparing Elegance with the other boats we saw I was happy we'd chosen to go with a smaller operator (the other boats were much busier so not offering such an intimate and relaxing experience). Book direct via their website so they don't have to forego a chunk of their ticket price to third parties.
Written March 18, 2023
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Ed rasta tours
Willemstad, Curaçao6 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Friends
We booked this tripasvisor and without letting us know anything they cancelled!!!
Reason fully booked. Aperently this happens more often. Luckily our friend who booked trip got her money back. But because of this we had a day without any to do!! Looks like that cruiseships are more important to this company!!!
Never gonna book this again!!!
Written February 28, 2020
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Hi Unfortunately the way TripAdvisor works is that they take your booking then they wait for a confirmation from us if there’s availability we were fully booked therefore your booking was rejected this automatically releases your money The booking for 29th Feb was made at 9.30pm on the 27th and was rejected at 7.50am on the 28th Confirmation pending does not confirm your booking We actually take very few cruise ship visitors the majority of our guests are infact island based and every booking regardless of where you are staying is important to us I’m sorry you felt the need to write us a bad review as really this is TripAdvisor and not us we just adhere to the workings of there booking system
Written February 29, 2020
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Lou
Derbyshire, UK344 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 • Couples
We decided to charter a private catamaran cruise for our friends wedding anniversary and we are so pleased we went with elegance catamaran cruises.
Sarah the captain and crew couldn’t have done anymore for us from endless supply of drinks to fantastic local hot and cold food.
I can’t recommend this enough and next year we will be booking it again for sure.
Thankyou
Written August 30, 2021
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Happy to here you had a good time and we will certainly look forward to welcoming you back
Written September 26, 2021
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DJW
Shrewsbury, UK30 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2021 • Couples
We had a fabulous day with the crew of 4 taking amazing care of the limited number 8 guests. There are plenty of catamaran trips but this one specialises in a small group only, taken to snorkel amongst turtles and wrecks with good company guests whilst sailing the west coast. Nothing is too much trouble for this attention to detail crew. If you do nothing else in Barbados , treat yourself to Elegance catamaran. Dave , Andrea and Joe 😎
Written September 15, 2021
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Thanks glad you enjoyed the day and hope you return soon
Written September 26, 2021
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Jack B
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Family
Absolutely outstanding. We had a private evening cruise for 8 of us and we were thoroughly looked after. We had some of the best food we'd had, even after going to places such as the sea shed and le cabane. Jamal and Wayne were great and knowledgeable of the surrounding area. Unlimited drinks, unlimited food. Just wish we had more time. Highlight of our holiday.
Written March 14, 2023
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Adrian C
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022
Loved all of it. A wonderful day out with the family. We booked a 4 hour exclusive cruise. Swam with Turtles, saw hump back whales jumping, snorkled and had a lovely lunch.
All of the crew could have made us feel more welcome and all are very very nice people and good fun. Lots to eat and drink and lots of sight seeing.

I could not recommend this more to anyone as a fantastic day out.
Written May 3, 2022
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