Shore Excursion: Explore and Discover Barbados
Explore and Discover Barbados. Our first stop will be Cherry Tree Hill with its breathtaking views of the East Coast; from there the tour will make its way to Morgan Lewis Windmill. Then it will travel through Cattlewash and make a stop in Bathsheba, which was named for its great beauty, and on to St John's Church, one of the oldest churches on the island, set on a cliff, capturing spectacular views. From this gothic church we will journey through the parish of St George, past the Gun Hill signal station and the great white Lion, and then on to the Garrison Historic area.
After lunch you will take a glass boat trip to swim with the turtles and snorkel at a shipwreck in the exquisite Carlisle Bay.this cruise is 1 hour 30 min long
per adult from
Hotel pickup available
What's included :
- Local guide
- Hotel/port pickup and drop-off
- Boat Trip to Swim with the Turtles & Snorkel at a shipwreck
- Bottled water
- Air-conditioned vehicle
- Use of Snorkelling equipment
- Entry/Admission - Tranquility Cruises
What's excluded :
- Entry/Admission - Morgan Lewis Sugar Mill
- This is a typical itinerary for this product
Stop At: Cherry Tree Hill, Barbados
Cherry Tree Hill is eight hundred and fifty (850) ft above sea level and is a part of St. Nicholas Abbey plantation. Actually due to the size of the St. Nicholas Abbey property, Cherry Tree Hill actually borders, St.Peter and St. Andrew. Many years ago, the drive on either side to get to it was flanked by cherry trees, thus the reason for its name; however these were replaced with mahogany trees which now line the road. The trees were planted in celebration of the signing of The Treaty of Paris in 1763
Duration: 15 minutes
Stop At: Morgan Lewis Sugar Mill, Morgan Lewis Barbados
The Morgan Lewis Sugar Mill was built in 1727 it is one of the many Barbadian windmills once used to produce sugar, and one of the two last functioning sugar windmills in the world.
The Morgan Lewis Mill ceased grinding sugarcane for commercial purposes in 1947 and was subsequently given to the Barbados National Trust.
Duration: 10 minutes
Stop At: Bathsheba Beach, Sandy Beach, Bathsheba Barbados
Bathsheba is located on the Eastern coastline of Barbados. It is said that this area was named after the wife of King David whose name was “Bathsheba”. Legend has it that she bathed in milk to keep her skin beautiful and soft, and the rolling surf waters of Bathsheba’s “Soup Bowl” resembled Bathsheba’s bath. The area is popular with surfers. It is a popular area for locals and visitors alike and is dotted with several seaside cottages.
Duration: 20 minutes
Stop At: St. John's Parish Church, Barbados
According to the Anglican tradition, worship has been conducted on this spot since 1645. The first building, a wooden structure, was destroyed by fire in 1676 and replaced by a stone structure.
Following the hurricanes of 1780 and 1831, the current building was constructed in 1836.
Fernando Paleologus,a former church warden and planter was buried under the choir when he died in 1670. He was buried with his head pointing to the west and the body embedded in quicklime in accordance with the Greek Orthodox custom. Following the hurricane of 1831 his tomb was moved to the churchyard.
Paleologus was a descendent of the brother of the great Emperor Constantine XI He fled to Barbados after his family was driven from the throne of Constantinople by the Turks
Duration: 20 minutes
Stop At: Garrison Savannah - Barbados Turf Club, Garrison Rd, Bridgetown Barbados
The Main Guard is the central point of the Garrisons and looks out on what was once the Parade Ground and now the race track. This structure was erected in 1804 and was used among other things as a court martial with the prisoners being housed in a guard house which is now the Barbados Museum
The coat of arms is the George the III Coat of Arms. It is made of Coad Stone, that is not a stone but a ceramic made to resemble stone. The Formula was invented by a Mrs Elanor Coade in 1779 and its foremost property is its durability. The Coat of arms is dated 1803 and faces directly into the prevailing weather and has withstood 3 major hurricanes
Duration: 10 minutes
Stop At: Carlisle Bay, Bay Street, Bridgetown Barbados
Carlisle Bay is named after the Earl of Carlisle who stole Barbados away from Sir William Courteen in the Great Barbados Robbery.
Today Carlisle Bay has the whitest sand in Barbados & the most brilliant turquoise sea. The Carlisle Bay Marine Park has 6 shipwrecks in close proximity. The great diversity of brilliantly coloured marine life include, turtles, star fish, sand dollars, rays and more.
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
Stop At: Tranquility Cruises, Bridgetown Barbados
Join us aboard Tranquility Cruises. The boat has 2 washrooms on board, a bar and an upper and lower deck with lots of seating. There is a glass bottom area for those who prefer to stay on board and enjoy the sights bellow. Tranquility is also equipped with life vest, snorkel and mask for those who wish to get wet and explore a shipwreck or swim with turtles and fish. An extra treat for kids on board is the boats waterslide.
Our Turtle and Shipwreck Cruise is 70 minutes long. The cruise departs from Copacabana on Carlisle Bay. Carlisle Bay al crescent-shaped bay located on the South West Coast of the island and is considered by many to be one of the most beautiful beaches. in the world. On most days Carlisle Bay boasts calm turquoise waters with no undertow, delicately lapping on the soft white sand. This bay draws both locals and tourists alike with its breath-taking beauty above water, but also its’ thriving marine park that is enjoyed by scuba divers and snorkelers alike. Under the surface of the sea Carlisle Bay comes alive with vibrant tropical fish in abundance, sea horses, sea turtles, octopus, rays, and much more! This unique array of marine life is due in part to the six different ship wrecks in the water as shallow as 12ft. The wrecks are obviously another important contributor to the popularity of Carlisle Bay. For those seeking an adventure, you will not be disappointed with the sight of these sunken treasures.
Please note that the sea life seen from day to day varies.
Duration: 1 hour 10 minutes
Pass By: Glory Tours, Bridgetown Cruise Port, Bridgetown Barbados
Departure Point :Traveler pickup is offered
For Cruise ship passengers. Because the Barbados pier is used for both cruise ships and cargo, you will most likely take a shuttle bus to the cruise terminal. On exiting the terminal you will arrive at the gate departure area. Our Excursions depart from Gate 1. A representative from Glory Tours will meet you in this area. He or she will be holding a Glory Tours sign and will direct you to your tour vehicle. We can't stress enough the importance of being on time for all trips. Your pick up time is 9:00am Ports
Departure Time :9:00 AM
Return Detail :-
Hotel Pickup :
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Children must be accompanied by an adult
- Infant meals not included
- At time of booking, Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time
- This tour is suitable for cruises arriving by 8:00am and departing by 5:00pm or later
- Please bring towels and swimwear for this excursion
- Infant seats available
- Not recommended for travelers with back problems
- Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 13 travelers
- Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
- Regular temperature checks for staff
- Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
- You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
- For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.