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“An "Elegant" Experience”

Elegance Catamaran Cruises
Ranked #4 of 74 Tours in Bridgetown
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: With the maximum of 14 guests Elegance sails from the centre of Bridgetown every day. We supply you with FREE underwater photos of your experience of swimming with the turtles so no worries on having an underwater camera and we are located just 5 mins away from the port return taxi transfers are included so come swim with the turtles and snorkel over the magnificent shipwrecks before sailing along the prestigious West Coast. Laze upfront on the spacious trampoline or nestle in the back under the canopy whether you like the sun or shade theres a spot for everyone Relax while the crew serve you with bajan delights and your choice of ice cold beverages. As we take such low numbers this ensures you have a more intimate personalised experience so book early. We offer a 5 Hr Lunch cruise which includes Complementary underwater photos of your day Open Premium Brand Bar Traditional Bajan Style Buffet Lunch Return taxi Transfers from Hotels Apartments Villa's and the Port At US$110 per person under 4s Free 4-11yrs Half price this represents excellent value. The Sunset dinner cruise still swimming with the turtles and snorkelling over the wrecks before sailing up the west coast to a quiet bay where dinner is served as the sun sets Private Charters are also available by the hour to suit your every requirement tailored to your specific needs This is catamaran sailing at its very best.
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Alsager, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
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“An "Elegant" Experience”
Reviewed March 1, 2014

My partner and I recently booked the daytime lunch cruise and the sunset cruise with Elegance. Prior to making our booking we did a lot of research on Trip Advisor. We decided we didn't want to party on our trip, we wanted to relax and be treated to an elegant experience and this is exactly what Sarah and the crew of Elegance delivered.

I contacted Sarah months in advance of our arrival in resort and arranged the dates of the cruises that we wanted to do, as once the cruise ships arrive in port I know that getting dates and trips sorted, can be a little problematic. Sarah was brilliant. She responded promptly to my e-mail enquiry, gave me all the information I needed and I proceeded to make my reservation. Sarah asked for a credit card number to secure the booking, payment not being taken until the day we took our trips.

On the day of our trips, a taxi arrived promptly at our hotel to take us down to The Careenage. As stated on the Elegance website, the boat does not take more than 14 passengers. The boat itself is very well kept and Cally, the captain, has rules which must be obeyed and respected re where to spray sun oil and where to smoke.

During our trips the "branded" drinks were kept flowing by Ashley and Ramone. Both guys were knowledgeable about the island and were happy to chat and share this knowledge with us. Soft relaxing music was played through a speaker system.

As the boat only has a small number of passengers you get to know your fellow "sailors" and during the voyage you begin to chat and relax into your day. We met some lovely people, who again added to our day.

The boat stopped for a snorkelling trip to look at corals and a couple of wrecks before going on to another spot to look at the turtles being fed. Flippers, life jackets, snorkels and masks are provided by Elegance. Whilst in the water, Ashley and Ramone are really caring about anyone who has a limited swimming ability or who is nervous of the water. The crew wanted everyone to enjoy the experience of what the waters of Barbados had to offer. Don't be afraid, get in the water and do it!

Once the snorkelling was out of the way, it was back on board for a leisurely lunch outside Sandy Lane. Lunch was delicious and plentiful. Again the branded drinks flowed, along with Banks's and a really nice wine. On the lunchtime cruise we were given the opportunity to again enter the water for a swim, which a few of us did. Floating in the turquoise crystal waters outside Sandy Lane with a drink in hand couldn't get much better.

During our Sunset Cruise I suffered from a violent migrane. whilst part way through our trip. Cally, Ashley and Ramone were very caring and went out of their way to make sure I was ok. Thank you guys. I must admit, I was really glad to see The Careenage that night.

Again the taxi to get us back to our hotel was waiting.

Overall, we had a fabulous couple of trips with Elegance. We were so glad that we decided to book with them as the whole experience was brilliant. Cannot recommend them enough. The trip may have been a few dollars more than the big party boats out there, but for a middle aged couple who wanted to be pampered for a couple of hours, Elegance ticked the boxes.

Out of the two trips, we both agree that we enjoyed the sunset one the most. Both trips offered the same stops for snorkelling. However, when we arrived with the turtles there was only a small number of boats around, so it wasn't such a "scrum" in the water. I think the romance of watching the sun come down and close the day is just magical. We have some fantastic photo's and along with the memories ..........

Visited February 2014
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Boston, Massachusetts
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32 attraction reviews
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“Wonderful afternoon on the water”
Reviewed March 1, 2014 via mobile

We went for the Luncheon cruise with Captian Kelly and Crew. What a first class operation they made sure you were well fed and relaxed and brought us to 3 ship wrecks for snorkeling and then to see the turtles. Ashley made sure everyone had a great lunch and the drinks kept flowing as well as telling us stories of the island and the types of fish we were seeing. We would highly recommend the Elegance being with a smaller number of people made it so enjoyable!

Visited March 2014
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Durham, United Kingdom
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“Best day of our holiday”
Reviewed February 28, 2014

Just returned from a 5 hour sailing trip on the Elegance.
We were told we wouldn't be disappointed and how right they were. Everybody - all the crew, were first class. Nothing was too much trouble, the food and drink were excellent (and lots of it!), the boat is comfortable and perfect for this kind of trip. It can easily carry a lot more people but the maximum allowed is 14 ensuring a good level of comfort. Too many boat trips max out and make it a squeeze.
Swimming/snorkelling with tropical fish and sea turtles is something we will never forget!
Mike and Sue Severs

Visited February 2014
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Vancouver, Canada
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“Perfect day on the water”
Reviewed February 27, 2014

We were a multi generation family group ranging from a 12 year old to an 83 year old. Barbados was a one day stop on our cruise.
We are so happy we chose to do the Elegance catamaran cruise, the crew were professional but friendly and fun. They were especially good to my 83 year old mother who loves to be out on the water but was a bit nervous due to her increasingly slow mobility. She enjoyed herself immensely as we all did.

The food was tasty (best mac and cheese I've ever had and my mom's is pretty good!), drinks were delicious, good music, good company, a fun but not rowdy atmosphere.

The water was so turquoise, so clean and buoyant, I did not want to come out. We had all kinds of places of interest pointed out to us as we cruised along, the captain was full of information and easy going and fun.

I highly recommend this company and when we get back to Barbados to spend more time there we will definitely be doing another Elegance cruise.

Visited February 2014
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Dronfield, Derbyshire
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“Excellent day out”
Reviewed February 22, 2014 via mobile

Had a lovely day on Elegance with Sarah and crew. Well fed and watered! All crew couldn't have been more accommodating.
Spent time with a delightful couple from the US, Ira and Marlyne (hope I got the spelling right there!).
Would highly recommend this trip.

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