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“A truly wonderful day!”

Elegance Catamaran Cruises
Ranked #4 of 76 Tours in Bridgetown
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: With the maximum of 14 guests Elegance sails from Bridgetown to swim with the turtles and snorkel over the wrecks The cost is US120 each 4 to 11yrs Half price this includes taxi transfers Open premium brand bar Bajan style buffet lunch Snacks etc plus complementary underwater photos of your experience
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children, Activities for young children
Reviewed May 12, 2013

Elegance was a wonderful experience. We were prepared to take another charter but it was full. Thankfully our Concierge at the Hilton told us to take Elegance. Elegance only takes a maximum of 14 people and offers top shelf drinks, catered lunch and a crew of three. It was sold as a 5 Star Cat Cruise and that is exactly what we enjoyed.

Pick up from the hotel was on time and the ride to Bridgetown went quick. The ride to the dock was in a bit of a dumpy taxi van but all was forgotten when we arrived at the dock where the crew were all there to welcome us aboard.

The Cat is VERY clean with two heads (bathrooms), good sized galley with seating area, aft seating area by the Captain (Callie) and a “trampoline” on the front between the two hulls. We hung with Callie on the way out who shared a lot of great stories. On the way back in we laid on the bow trampoline and enjoyed the sea spray while bouncing on the waves. We saw lots of flying fish and even a brief glance at a whale breeching.

Sarah is Callie’s wife and co-owner of the boat. Ashley is their only crewmember and is quick to serve up the wit as well as refreshments whether required or not. Through the cruise all 3 went above our expectations to ensure we were safe and had exactly what we needed.

Setting sail from the Careenage the boat will make two stops; 1) snorkel above a shallow water wreck and reef 2) swim with the turtles. Both stops make for fascinating visits with the underwater life. Perhaps a bit longer time could have been spent for the swims. Be careful at the wreck, the current can be a bit strong and weaker swimmers should wear a life jacket which the crew can provide. The boat also provides snorkels and flippers if you do not have your own.

We ate a tasty lunch, which consisted of salads, jerk chicken, flying fish, macaroni pie (yum!) potato salad and rice and peas. Sarah’s Mom also made some Banana Bread and Carrot Cake, which we munched on throughout the day.

We really enjoyed our day with Elegance and her crew. This is a very professional, safe, and friendly Cat company. We felt we received very good value for our day spent of Elegance. If you are looking for a good mellow, luxurious, and fun day with a small group of like-minded tourists this is the Cat to book. If you’re looking for a party, loud music, crazy time move along.

Thanks Sarah, Callie and Ashley! We really enjoyed our time on Elegance and will recommend to all friends heading to Barbados. Keep up the good work.

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Reviewed May 8, 2013

We wanted to book a snorkeling trip while in Barbados for the day on a cruise but did not want to go on the ones from the cruise, with so many people. We read about Elegance Cruises on line and I booked before we left. Sarah was excellent in her response and provided clear instructions on where to meet for our driver etc. We were given a warm welcome on board, and then while we cruised out of teh harbour, Sarah gave us a running commentary and some history of the area and things we were seeing. The snorkeling with the turtles was incredible! Last time in Barbados we snorkeled, but there were no turtles. At this location there were many turtles and they come right up to you! It was excellent. The lunch that was provided was delicious and filling. the beach stop was beautiful...overall a wonderful day! thanks to Sarah and the rest of the crew! We'll be back!!

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Reviewed May 8, 2013

This was by far the best catamaran cruise ever!! We have been going to the Caribean thru Princess for 10 years and have always booked excursions thru them, this by far was the BEST! The crew was very attentive, great food. A perfect day!!!!

1  Thank Terry M
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Reviewed May 7, 2013

There is nothing better to experience on the island of Barbados than sailing on the Elegance Catamaran! Whether it is your first time or your tenth time to Barbados, this is an experience that cannot me missed! I have been coming to Barbados for over 7 years and unfortunately have taken other cruises that I thought were good until I experienced the Elegance. This is the creme de la creme of cruises! Cally, Sarah and their crew know what top level service is all about. You will never have more than 14 passengers which ensures fantastic hospitality, pampering, room to sunbathe and a panoramic view of Barbados! A major luxury with the Elegance is that they leave port slightly earlier than many of the other cats in Bridgetown.
Anchoring at points of interest earlier than other boats gives you the opportunity to get up close and personal with the sea turtles. To top it all off, the delicious lunch and the never ending drinks make a day that you will never forget! And I can guarantee that your first trip will not be your last!

1  Thank bmh42
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Reviewed May 7, 2013

I booked the catamaran for an afternoon as a treat for my Husband's and my Mother's birthdays - Sarah and the crew could not be more helpful and welcoming. We cruised along the coast, listened to great music, swam with the turtles and snorkelled over shipwrecks. Once we had enough the skipper put down the anchor in a beautiful stretch of coast by Sandy Lane and Sarah served us a wonderful dinner including a surprise birthday cake! I would like to say a huge thank you to Sarah and the crew for making it a day to remember. We will be back!

Thank Anna S
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