Barbados Turtle Swim Excursion Reviews

Take a swim with Barbados' friendly sea turtles—don't worry; they won't bite! Sure to be an unforgettable experience.
Great crew, very helpful.
Sail Date: April 2017
Great crew, very helpful. Saw lots of turtles then snorkeled over shipwreck. Snacks and drinks afterwards.
Great crew, very helpful. Saw lots of turtles then snorkeled over shipwreck. Snacks and drinks afterwards. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Catamaran Sail to "The Boat Yard" Beach area.
Sail Date: March 2017
Catamaran Sail to "The Boat Yard" Beach area. Snorkeling with sea turtles....all two of them. FYI, about 7-8 boats with 20-50 people each all snorkeling to see two sea turtles...get the picture. The captain then brought the ... Read More
Catamaran Sail to "The Boat Yard" Beach area. Snorkeling with sea turtles....all two of them. FYI, about 7-8 boats with 20-50 people each all snorkeling to see two sea turtles...get the picture. The captain then brought the boat in to the beach and we swam and walked the Barbados white sand! overall good. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Tiami 5 Star Cruises.
Sail Date: March 2017
Tiami 5 Star Cruises. Best day of the week. Many turtles and great beach break with small reef. Not much colourful fish like Hawaii.
Tiami 5 Star Cruises. Best day of the week. Many turtles and great beach break with small reef. Not much colourful fish like Hawaii. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
I saw 5 turtles!!!
Sail Date: March 2017
I saw 5 turtles!!!
I saw 5 turtles!!! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Outstanding all around.
Sail Date: March 2017
Outstanding all around. We booked online and the guide met us outside the port exactly where he said he'd be waiting. Jumped into a van and got to the boat - which was a powerful beast. It got us to the turtles well before the cruise ... Read More
Outstanding all around. We booked online and the guide met us outside the port exactly where he said he'd be waiting. Jumped into a van and got to the boat - which was a powerful beast. It got us to the turtles well before the cruise ship tours and gave us some nice solo time with the turtles before the masses arrived and made snorkeling with the turtles nearly impossible. Once the crowds arrived, we were off to a shipwreck site to snorkel around an old tugboat. Kind of creepy, but again, we were one step ahead of the cruise ship tours and had the place largely to ourselves. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
This was our favorite excursion that we booked through the ship.
Sail Date: March 2017
This was our favorite excursion that we booked through the ship. The crew of the snorkel boat were fun and lively. We had a great time seeing the turtles and snorkeling over the sunken towboat.
This was our favorite excursion that we booked through the ship. The crew of the snorkel boat were fun and lively. We had a great time seeing the turtles and snorkeling over the sunken towboat. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
I'm glad we booked this on our own.
Sail Date: March 2017
I'm glad we booked this on our own. The cruise ship excursions are so packed and don't look like much fun. We were on a boat with only 4 other people. It was great.
I'm glad we booked this on our own. The cruise ship excursions are so packed and don't look like much fun. We were on a boat with only 4 other people. It was great. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
We went snorkeling with large sea turtles and then had some time on a beautiful beach.
Sail Date: February 2017
We went snorkeling with large sea turtles and then had some time on a beautiful beach. It was a great experience. Try to go as early as possible to avoid a large crowd of people in the water trying to see the turtles. The rum punch they ... Read More
We went snorkeling with large sea turtles and then had some time on a beautiful beach. It was a great experience. Try to go as early as possible to avoid a large crowd of people in the water trying to see the turtles. The rum punch they serve after the snorkeling is finished is the best and is really strong. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Ship docked within 5 minute walk to port, catamaran to beach areas to swim with turtles (saw a ...
Sail Date: February 2017
Ship docked within 5 minute walk to port, catamaran to beach areas to swim with turtles (saw a couple), too many other tour operators in area at same time, lots of people, not many turtles. Due to windy conditions, unable to stop at ... Read More
Ship docked within 5 minute walk to port, catamaran to beach areas to swim with turtles (saw a couple), too many other tour operators in area at same time, lots of people, not many turtles. Due to windy conditions, unable to stop at different beach to swim but we were able to sail ( no motor needed!) back to dock. Tiami sail operators are great! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Very special experience.
Sail Date: January 2017
Very special experience. The crew found us four turtles who were amazing to watch up close. The only challenge was being in the water with 30 people and avoiding being kicked :)
Very special experience. The crew found us four turtles who were amazing to watch up close. The only challenge was being in the water with 30 people and avoiding being kicked :) Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Husband enjoyed this snorkelling experience- and the rum punch!
Sail Date: January 2017
Husband enjoyed this snorkelling experience- and the rum punch!
Husband enjoyed this snorkelling experience- and the rum punch! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: P&O Cruises
Very touristy for an old Scuba diver, but very nice.
Sail Date: December 2016
Very touristy for an old Scuba diver, but very nice. Three juvenile Green Turtles swam anmong us. EWe also had a nice swim at a beach were there were few other swimmers
Very touristy for an old Scuba diver, but very nice. Three juvenile Green Turtles swam anmong us. EWe also had a nice swim at a beach were there were few other swimmers Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Awesome excursion.
Sail Date: December 2016
Awesome excursion. Saw numerous sea turtles and got to feed one. Leisa, Kevin and Alan were great. Highly recommend.
Awesome excursion. Saw numerous sea turtles and got to feed one. Leisa, Kevin and Alan were great. Highly recommend. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Tiami Catamaran.
Sail Date: November 2016
Tiami Catamaran. Really great. They feed the turtles, the turtles come, it's just magical. The cat was easy to get on and off of, the crew was very helpful.
Tiami Catamaran. Really great. They feed the turtles, the turtles come, it's just magical. The cat was easy to get on and off of, the crew was very helpful. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
This was the Tiami Turtle Snorkle and Sail.
Sail Date: September 2016
This was the Tiami Turtle Snorkle and Sail. We were informed at departure that the original itinerary had changed in order to find a beach where turtles might be seen. That was fine with us. We put in at a lovely beach and we did see ... Read More
This was the Tiami Turtle Snorkle and Sail. We were informed at departure that the original itinerary had changed in order to find a beach where turtles might be seen. That was fine with us. We put in at a lovely beach and we did see turtles. Not dozens, but if you were paying attention, there were almost always a couple in view. After about 45 minutes, the catamaran took us to a different beach for swimming. The beach was nice. There were some locals selling jewelry and other trinkets, but if you told them no, they didn't bother you again. There was rum punch and beer included in the cost of the excursion. It was a very relaxing day and the guides were great! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Nice trip only saw a few turtles near shore when our boat people were feeding them.
Sail Date: August 2016
Nice trip only saw a few turtles near shore when our boat people were feeding them. Not much else there. Then short trip for 45 minute beach break. Nothing there to see or buy (bring your own snacks or lunch). Rum punch on boat
Nice trip only saw a few turtles near shore when our boat people were feeding them. Not much else there. Then short trip for 45 minute beach break. Nothing there to see or buy (bring your own snacks or lunch). Rum punch on boat Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Excellent.
Sail Date: July 2016
Excellent. Great snorkeling. Plenty of time swimming with the huge sea turtles. The onboard food was very tasty and enough for seconds...snorkeling makes you hungry.
Excellent. Great snorkeling. Plenty of time swimming with the huge sea turtles. The onboard food was very tasty and enough for seconds...snorkeling makes you hungry. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Loved swimming with the turtles!
Sail Date: March 2016
Loved swimming with the turtles! About four large turtles swam with our group. The guides had food to keep them around. Lots of fish by the sunken ship to see, more by the coral then the ship itself. Water was lovely and so clear! Beach we ... Read More
Loved swimming with the turtles! About four large turtles swam with our group. The guides had food to keep them around. Lots of fish by the sunken ship to see, more by the coral then the ship itself. Water was lovely and so clear! Beach we went to swim at after snorkeling ok, nothing special, no chairs, or beach really. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
great day out.
Sail Date: March 2016
great day out. Lots of people and only one turtle but that's not the cruise's fault
great day out. Lots of people and only one turtle but that's not the cruise's fault Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Just amazing, excellent day and good value for money!
Sail Date: March 2016
Just amazing, excellent day and good value for money!
Just amazing, excellent day and good value for money! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: P&O Cruises
We booked this excursion at the beach.
Sail Date: February 2016
We booked this excursion at the beach. I had read reviews of other cruisers. The beach is quite rough with broken coral washing up at the shore and hitting your feet. Once in the boat, we were fine. I got to swim with the turtles which was ... Read More
We booked this excursion at the beach. I had read reviews of other cruisers. The beach is quite rough with broken coral washing up at the shore and hitting your feet. Once in the boat, we were fine. I got to swim with the turtles which was amazing. The kids stayed on the boat and could see the turtles. Our cab driver Marson (from Canada) was the best!!! If you're at the cruise port in Barbados, ask for Marson. Our cab ride from Paynes Bay and back cost us $40 total. Beach chairs and the Turtle swim cost us $50 total for all of us. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
this was the best excursion of our trip,the staff worked hard so you had a great time the lunch was ...
Sail Date: January 2016
this was the best excursion of our trip,the staff worked hard so you had a great time the lunch was good and had a great time on this tour.
this was the best excursion of our trip,the staff worked hard so you had a great time the lunch was good and had a great time on this tour. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Carnival Cruise Line
Nice catamaran ride.
Sail Date: December 2015
Nice catamaran ride. The turtles were still swimming away in the ocean but the water was nice. The stop at the beach was great and you could swim to the reef to do some nice snorkeling.
Nice catamaran ride. The turtles were still swimming away in the ocean but the water was nice. The stop at the beach was great and you could swim to the reef to do some nice snorkeling. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Turtle snorkel was amazing!
Sail Date: November 2015
Turtle snorkel was amazing! Never seen one before. Very gentle creatures.
Turtle snorkel was amazing! Never seen one before. Very gentle creatures. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Booked a a snorkel tour called ultimate snorkel tour.
Sail Date: October 2015
Booked a a snorkel tour called ultimate snorkel tour. It was really good first stop was to see the turtles get fed which was really good and got some great GoPro pictures and videos. Next we were onto a couple ship wreaks which were very ... Read More
Booked a a snorkel tour called ultimate snorkel tour. It was really good first stop was to see the turtles get fed which was really good and got some great GoPro pictures and videos. Next we were onto a couple ship wreaks which were very interesting. After both of these we sailed back to port via Barbados city centre to see a couple of sights on boat. Offered rum punch on way back which was lovely. Once back we where fed food which we selected before we left for tour. Transport to and from cruise ship with time at end to have and walk around local shops. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International