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Things to Do in Barbados

Do you have a layover, overnight, day trip, or an extended stay in Barbados and the surrounding area? Why not get out and take in some Barbados activities? We have 21 tour ideas.


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Airport Lounges

Fast Track Arrival Service at Barbados Airport

Barbados, Barbados
Duration: Varies
Priced From: USD 59.99


With Fast Track arrival service, sail through immigration and clear customs quickly when you land at Grantley Adams International Airport. Receive VIP treatment as a personal representative whisks you away to a dedicated line at immigration and assists in collecting your luggage. Then get escorted to a dedicated customs line before exiting the terminal, where your representative will guide you to your next mode of transport.... Read More

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Catamaran Cruises

Barbados Catamaran Snorkeling Cruise

Barbados, Barbados
Duration: 3-5 hours
Priced From: USD 70.00


Take a fun and relaxing catamaran cruise along the west coast of Barbados! On board a spacious schooner, sail to two or three different snorkeling spots, where you'll see a shipwreck and swim in the clear Caribbean with sea turtles and colorful fish. A light breakfast snack and unlimited beverages are provided. Choose between two options — a 3-hour cruise that's great for families with small children, or a 5-hour cruise... Read More

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Catamaran Cruises

Private Tour: Barbados Catamaran Snorkeling Cruise

Barbados, Barbados
Duration: 5 hours
Priced From: USD 155.55


While you're in paradise, treat yourself to a private catamaran cruise along Barbados' west coast. Spread out and relax with your family and friends on a spacious schooner that you'll have all to yourself as you cruise to two different snorkeling spots to find sea turtles and colorful fish in the clear Caribbean water. You'll have plenty of time to cool off in the water, and you can even swim to a beach. A light breakfast... Read More

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Catamaran Cruises

Barbados Sunset and Snorkeling Catamaran Cruise

Barbados, Barbados
Duration: 3 hours
Priced From: USD 70.00


Spend a pleasurable afternoon and early evening on this small-group sunset sail from Bridgetown. Cruise by catamaran along Barbados` west coast, stopping to snorkel in the clear Caribbean Sea at two locations, where you`ll see fish, turtles and other marine life. Then watch the vibrant sunset while sipping sparkling wine and nibbling on snacks. Hotel transportation and unlimited drinks on board are... Read More

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Cultural Tours

Barbados Combo Tour: Harrison’s Cave and Mount Gay Rum Visitor’s Centre

Barbados, Barbados
Duration: 5 hours
Priced From: USD 100.88


Hit two of Barbados' top attractions — Harrison's Cave and Mount Gay Rum Visitor's Centre — on this half-day tour. Travel deep underground aboard an electric tram through limestone caves and admire waterfalls, pools, stalagmites and stalactites as an expert guide provides engaging... Read More

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Cultural Tours

St Nicholas Abbey Tour in Barbados

Barbados, Barbados
Duration: 5 hours
Priced From: USD 79.99


Explore one of the only authentic Jacobean mansions in the Western Hemisphere on this tour to St Nicholas Abbey in northern Barbados. With an abbey guide, learn about the sugar plantation's history, which goes back to the mid-1600s, and tour the great house to see antiques from the 18th and 19th centuries. Enjoy a glass of rum punch, see the old mill and rum distillery, and admire the estate's lush grounds. Lunch at the... Read More

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Cultural Tours

Barbados Mount Gay Rum Tour

Barbados, Barbados
Duration: 3 hours
Priced From: USD 53.50


Visit the home of the world's oldest rum brand on this fun and fascinating Barbados tour. At Mount Gay Rum Distilleries, hear about how the rum has been crafted from native Barbados sugarcane since 1703. Enjoy samples of different varieties at a tasting session, and then enjoy a delicious rum cocktail at the Mount Gay Bar and Lounge. Hotel transport is included.

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Dinner Cruises

Barbados Dinner Cruise and Show

Barbados, Barbados
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
Priced From: USD 87.00


Let a pirate crew entertain you aboard the 'Jolly Roger' as you sail to Payne's Bay from Bridgetown Harbour. Your 3-hour dinner cruise in Barbados takes you along the west coast, where you're likely to spot dolphins playing in the wake. Enjoy a barbecue buffet dinner with unlimited drinks from the open bar while you watch the interactive show on board! Hotel pickup and drop-off are included.

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Half-day Tours

Bridgetown Walking Tour in Barbados

Barbados, Barbados
Duration: 2 hours
Priced From: USD 50.00


Take a 2-hour walking tour of historic Bridgetown — the largest city in Barbados and a UNESCO World Heritage site! You'll visit several points of interest with an informative guide. Stroll past historical buildings in the capital, including St Mary's Church, Bridgetown Jewish Synagogue and St Michael's Cathedral. View Queen's Park and several monuments in National Heroes Square, where you'll also find the Parliament... Read More

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Half-day Tours

Harrison’s Cave and Bathsheba Tour in Barbados

Barbados, Barbados
Duration: 5 hours
Priced From: USD 69.99


Visit Barbados' top attraction — Harrison's Cave — on this half-day tour. You'll explore the limestone cave on an electric tram that takes you deep underground, past waterfalls, pools, and many stalagmites and stalactites, while a knowledgeable guide entertains you with facts about the... Read More

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Half-day Tours

Barbados Scenic Tour Including Bathsheba Sunbury Plantation

Barbados, Barbados
Duration: 5 hours
Priced From: USD 80.00


Explore Barbados from top to bottom on this half-day coach tour that takes you on a scenic drive along all four coasts. Marvel at the expensive homes and luxury resorts along the west coast; see the cliffs of the northern end; stop in the Atlantic-side village of Bathsheba; and drive through the... Read More

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Ports of Call Tours

Barbados Shore Excursion: Atlantis Submarine Expedition

Barbados, Barbados
Duration: 2 hours
Priced From: USD 94.05


Experience an underwater adventure on an Atlantis submarine! While you`re in port in Barbados, spend your time on an Atlantis submarine shore excursion to see the colorful world that lives below the Caribbean Sea. At depths of 115 to 150 feet (35- 45 meters), you`ll see coral,... Read More

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Barbados Shore Excursion: Party Cruise and Snorkel Tour with Lunch

Barbados, Barbados
Duration: 4 hours
Priced From: USD 87.00


When your cruise ship docks in Barbados, take a snorkeling cruise that includes lunch and an open bar! On board a spacious schooner, head to Carlisle Bay and Payne's Bay to snorkel over shipwrecks and swim with sea turtles. Then back on the boat, let the good times roll as you walk the plank, swing... Read More

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Barbados Shore Excursion: Carlisle Bay Shipwreck Snorkel Adventure

Barbados, Barbados
Duration: 2 hours
Priced From: USD 70.00


While you're in port in Barbados, take a snorkeling cruise by pontoon boat to Carlisle Bay to snorkel over shipwrecks! This 2-hour adventure takes you to a marine park, where you can feed tropical fish and swim with sea turtles before relaxing over lunch and rum punch at the Jolly Roger Tavern.... Read More

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Barbados Shore Excursion: Bridgetown Walking Tour

Barbados, Barbados
Duration: 2 hours
Priced From: USD 50.00


Spend your time in port in Barbados on a walking tour of historic Bridgetown — the capital of Barbados and a UNESCO World Heritage site! With a knowledgeable guide, you'll pass by several top attractions and historical buildings, including St Mary's Church, Bridgetown Jewish Synagogue and St Michael's Cathedral. See Queen's Park, and admire the Parliament Buildings and other landmarks in National Heroes Square. Your... Read More

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Scuba Diving

2-Tank Shipwreck Dive in Barbados

Barbados, Barbados
Duration: 3 hours
Priced From: USD 129.99


Whether you just got your certification or are a long-time scuba diver, you'll be impressed by the array of colorful coral, tropical fish and other marine life inhabiting the crystal-clear waters of Barbados. Keep an eye out for sea anemones, eels, parrot fish and more at different dive sites that might include several shipwrecks. This 3-hour dive in the beautiful, clear waters of Barbados is an experience to remember.

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Segway Tours

Barbados Off-Road Segway Tour

Barbados, Barbados
Duration: 90 minutes
Priced From: USD 90.00


See a part of Barbados that many visitors miss on this Segway tour along the northeastern coast of the island. With your own off-road Segway, you'll glide over rugged terrain and admire the scenic, unspoiled landscape of coastal cliffs and tropical fields. Pause for photos on the beach and watch for native animals like blackbelly sheep. Rum punch is included at the end of the tour.

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Snorkeling

Lunch and Snorkel Sail in Barbados

Barbados, Barbados
Duration: 4 hours
Priced From: USD 87.00


Snorkel over shipwrecks in Carlisle Bay and swim with sea turtles in Payne's Bay on this lunch cruise in Barbados. Hop aboard the 'Jolly Roger' schooner for 4 hours of fun, including rope swinging, plank walking and conga dancing with fellow partygoers. You'll enjoy a barbecue buffet lunch and unlimited drinks from the open bar, including delicious rum punch! Hotel pickup and drop-off are included.

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Snorkeling

Barbados Snorkel Adventure in Carlisle Bay

Barbados, Barbados
Duration: 2 hours
Priced From: USD 70.00


Cruise to Carlisle Bay on a pontoon boat in Barbados and snorkel over several shipwrecks. This 2-hour adventure takes you to the marine park to swim with sea turtles and feed the tropical fish before lunch and refreshing rum punch at the Jolly Roger Tavern. Hotel pickup and drop-off are included in your small-group tour, limited to 20 people.

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Submarine Tours

Atlantis Submarine Expedition Tour

Barbados, Barbados
Duration: 2 hours
Priced From: USD 98.99


Come experience the adventure of a lifetime on board the Atlantis Submarine! Your adventure begins at the Shallow Draught where you will have time to browse for souvenirs or enjoy a cool drink and snack at Cafe Sublime. Your quest begins when you board the shuttle vessel 'Ocean Quest' as you sit back and enjoy the seven-minute scenic cruise to the Atlantis Submarine as the Atlantis crew gives an informative talk.

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Airport & Ground Transfers

Roundtrip Barbados Airport Transfer

Barbados, Barbados
Duration: Varies
Priced From: USD 37.00


Give your Caribbean holiday the best start you can by pre-booking your airport transfers online! Head straight for your hotel in a comfortable, safe and reliable vehicle to let the fun begin as quickly as possible!

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