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“Amazing Being So Close To Turtles”

Tiami Catamaran Sailing Cruises
Ranked #12 of 74 Tours in Bridgetown
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Climb aboard any of our five breathtaking catamarans and set sail on the crystal clear waters of Barbados. Believe that when you board Tiami Catamaran Cruises you will be greeted by an unbelievably friendly and experienced crew, experience local mouthwatering dishes prepared by our chef and you will also have a fully stocked bar opened all day to indulge at your leisure.Find your adventurous side as we drop anchor where you can snorkel with a shoal of fish, swim with turtles or just admire the vibrant under water sea life. In the warm sunshine, roam the beautiful beaches of Barbados or simply relax on the deck.
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Las Vegas, Nevada
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
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“Amazing Being So Close To Turtles”
Reviewed February 16, 2013 via mobile

When we were herded onto the bus we were not getting a good first impression. This trip was organized by our Royal Caribbean Cruise and it had over 45 people. The catamaran held us all comfortably. I prefer to clim to the front and watch the sails go up and hang my feet over and face forward during the sail.

The crew was professional and fun and I felt safe as we headed out of the harbor to the beautiful blue waters along the shore. Our first stop was to see the turtles. Everyone was given snorkel, mask, vest but no fins. Two of the crew launched the ladder but I recommend jumping off. It's a lot of people looking at two maybe three turtles but the crew made sure everyone saw a turtle. I was smacked a couple of times by feet and hands but for the most part nothing painful. The turtles swim into you so watch for them.

The crew broke out the rum punch and beer and the party continued. Our next stop was to swim or go onto the beach from the catamaran for 45 minutes. It was an enjoyable swim and walk along the beach.

You won't see any fish to talk about on this snorkel but the turtles were amazing.

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Westchester County, New York
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“Good Times, Good People”
Reviewed February 15, 2013 via mobile

We've done snorkel cruises elsewhere in the Caribbean, and this was on par with the others, but the staff and crew were a great bonus. While we've found that we usually only snorkel once out of the three stops, the ride and In this case the turtles, made for one good time. The food was what you'd expect on a boat trip like this, but the relaxing nature of the crew and they constant attention to the guests brought the trip up a notch.

First time we were able to moor close enough to shore to allow guests to swim to the beach for a bit during the last stop, that was very cool.

A couple of negatives: mandatory inflatable life vests (not Tiami's doing, the Bajan governments), no fins provided for swimmers, and the Bajan coastline isn't as ... Pretty as Aruba, for instance.

But overall we'd highly recommend Tiami cruises.

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Rotherham, United Kingdom
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“Great day out”
Reviewed February 12, 2013

A 5 hour sailing cruise on a catamaran, so well looked after the crew were great, happily answered any questions. All gear was included for you to Snorkel with turtles, and a care for he wildlife was very evident. For those who did not want to snorkel every effort was made for them to get a ship board veiw of what was in the sea and the crew went to every effort to ensure they enjoyed the trip too. Drinks were included and there was a great variety but it was done with safty in mind as the bar did not open for alcoholic drinks till the snorkeling and swimming was finished. would recommend this to all ages as a great way to relax on barbados.

Visited January 2013
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Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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“Fun Time”
Reviewed February 10, 2013

The sailing cruise is 4 to 5 hours, an affordable and fun time to swim with turtles/ fish and to relax. The captain gave us a brief description of the shoreline of Barbados and pointed out key sight during the sailing. The staffs are very friendly and accommodating making sure all the guests are happy. The moment we embark we were immediately offered a drink. Drinks (hot and cold) offered varies from non-alcoholic and alcoholic drink.
The lunch provided are delicious with touch of Carribean flavor. Bring your camera and sun blocks. The highlight of the sailing was snorkling and swimming with the turtles.

Visited February 2013
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St. John's, Canada
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“Want to swim with the turtles and the fish?”
Reviewed February 8, 2013

If you want to swim with the turtles and the fish then why not enjoy the ride to and from with 20 or 30 close friends. If you don't know them before you get on board, you will before your day ends. We decided to relax on board the cat by laying out on the meshing and what a time we had. The staff took great care of us making sure our drinks were cold and the food was hot. When it came time to swim with the fish, they brought the fish to us. Amazing day and can't wait to do it again.

Visited September 2012
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