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“great day” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Good Times Catamaran Cruises

Good Times Catamaran Cruises
Ranked #1 of 14 Tours in Saint James Parish
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Exclusive Cruises in Barbados on elegant 42ft catamaran for private charters and various intimate day cruises with personal service (16 persons). Beach pick up on the west coast and roundtrip transportation included. Watersport activities of all kind: Waterskiing, Bananarides, Wakeboarding, Private Scuba diving, Fishing trips and turtle tours.
Rarotonga, Cook Islands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
“great day”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 4, 2012

From the pick up to the drop off all was super. The fact that the boat is small and generally only charters out to 12 people rather than the 70+ on some of the other catamarans and that it left from the west coast rather than bridgetown meant we had personalised service and reached the turtles before the flipper frenzy started wit hthe arival of the other boats. Chad and his crew knowledgeable and keen to assist - a fresh beer ready after each stop and drinks free all trip. The snorkeling gear was cleaned as we sailed out and was all in good condition.

The turtle feeding was the highlight of the day, the reef and the shiwreck were getting overcrowded shortly after we arrived - think opening day of Harrods sale in the water with flippers and you get the idea!!

A sail offshore to spot flying fish before a great lunch and more of that delicious Banks beer. Swim after lunch round Gibbes beach then a leisurely motor back to Holetown and disembarkation.

The boat has plenty of space and clean facilities - guests were invited to look around and use what they wanted - we only had 7 in our group so there was no fighting for deck space in sun or shadow and all that we needed to bring was sunscreen and a towel.

Visited October 2012
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“Fun time had by all”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2012

Fantastic day for all the family.
We were collected from our villa at 9.30 and it took 10 mins to the port between Gibbs beach and Holetown. We were greeted by crew in a motorised dingy that took us out to the catamaran. It was a beautiful day and they sailed with 7 passengers and 3 crew ( Alex Chad and Dwight) normally I think they take 10-12 and there would easily have been enough room - plenty of deck space ( shade and sun) and 2 toilets. They were a very cheerful bunch and good with my two kids ( 9 and 12 years-but good swimmers). The drinks were plentiful and ALL free. Nice fresh hot banana bread and peanuts served as a snack and then a lovely lunch that catered for us as veggies too.
We swam with the turtles for about 40 mins before all the other boats got there and then we went onto a wreck - an old barge but good for sea life about the same time here. Then out to the open sea with motor and back by sail. A stop for lunch and another swim then back to port for 2.30 ish.
The boat was lovely, crew knowledgable and friendly. The food good and the adults liked the rum and beer.
Would highly recommend. All snorkels were cleaned and flippers provided - this didn't seem the case with all boats.
All you need is a towel and sun tan lotion.

Visited October 2012
Thank Jordanleeindia
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Retired of Sussex
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“Lovely day on Good Times”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2012

We recently had a day out on Good Times, the experience was first class, the crew are great . Unlike the other catamarans in Barbados they start off on the West Coast and go further round , numbers are limited to 16 so plenty of room to sunbathe when under sail. We will go again next time we are in Barbados. Cool Runnings used to be our favourite but no longer Good Times is the best

Visited October 2012
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Looe Cornwall England
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“Best Catamaran Cruise In Barbados By Far !”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2012

We have done this cruise many times in fact a trip to Barbados is not complete without one ! Kenny antje and all the crew are just amazing. We have done the cruise with friends aand family including the grand children, no matter what age your needs are catered for and the crew were brilliant with the kids and having all the safety equipment needed to ensure a stress free cruise. The crew are very knowledge helpful friendly, whilst being conscientious in their work. The food is excellent as is the bar. What we espicall like on Good Times is that you are not over crowded with other guests, and you are always made to feel special.We give Good Times10 /10 and more, not only do you leave with an unforgettable expereience but with lots of amazing memories too. Hope to be back in Dec Ken & Niki Polperro Cornwall UK

Visited March 2012
Thank Niki T
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Milan, Italy
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“Good times!!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2012

The name of this company it's perfect! We've booked a half day cruise with lunch (95$ U.S.) on the catamaran and we had a really good time! Our captain Shady and the crew were so nice to everybody. The food was really good as their kindness. We sailed along the west coast and went snorkeling to see turtles and fishes in this area. Shady was so smart that he brought us there before every other boat, in order to be the only ones snorkeling in that area. And....that was a very good idea!we enjoyed our time on the catamaran and we liked a lot the nice company of Shady & his crew! If you wanna cruise with some fun... good times it's perfect!

Visited August 2012
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