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Things to do in Christ Church, Barbados

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Barbados: Catamaran Tour with Snorkeling and Lunch

1. Barbados: Catamaran Tour with Snorkeling and Lunch

Step aboard a classic catamaran for a guided snorkeling trip to the waters around Barbados. See Sea Turtles and shipwrecks, enjoy lunch and an open bar, and relax on board the vessel. Enjoy pickup from your accommodation before boarding the catamaran in Bridgetown. Be greeted by the crew and get ready to head out into the Ocean and your first snorkeling stop. Strap on your snorkeling equipment and dive into the ocean to encounter its friendly sea turtles. Emerge from the water to dry off and soak up some sun rays on deck. Head back into the water on your second stop to dive amongst historical shipwrecks. Marvel at the colorful, tropical fish swimming among the ancient remains of boats. Take in some more sun on the deck or relax in the shade as the catamaran makes a trip up the west cost of the island. Feast on a delicious lunch served by your crew including an open bar. Swim out to the beach for a stroll on the golden sand, or dance to some music on the ship's deck. Sail back to Bridgetown energised by your experience.

Barbados Beach Day & Turtle Swim Experience

2. Barbados Beach Day & Turtle Swim Experience

Spend a day at the beach in beautiful Barbados. On this excursion, you will be relaxing at Savvy on The Bay, on Carlisle Bay, with its white sand and turquoise water. Upon arrival at Savvy on the Bay, enjoy a welcome drink and lie back on your complimentary beach chair with a sun umbrella, before hunting for sand dollars along the shore. The beach has washrooms, and showers for your convenience. Although lunch is not included in the Barbados Beach Day tour, you may purchase food and drinks onsite. Your day also includes a turtle and shipwreck cruise on complete with a drink onboard. Use the gear to go snorkeling at a stunning shipwreck full of marine life and swim with the sea turtles in the tropical, warm waters of Carlisle Bay.

Bridgetown: Carlisle Bay Glass Bottom Boat with Snorkeling

3. Bridgetown: Carlisle Bay Glass Bottom Boat with Snorkeling

Jump aboard the glass bottom boat and set sail to Carlisle Bay. Enjoy an experience like no other as you see all the marine life that lies beneath the sea. For those seeking an adventure, you will not be disappointed with the sight of historical sunken shipwrecks. Sit back, relax and enjoy the ride along the calm turquoise waters. Be sure to look out the boat's glass bottom to see the tropical fish, sea horses, and turtles in their natural habitat.  Marvel at the breath-taking beauty of the bay. Slid into the sea and enjoy snorkeling in the visible waters. Discover 6 different shipwrecks and search for other hidden treasures. 

Barbados: Island Tour with Animal Flower Cave and Lunch

4. Barbados: Island Tour with Animal Flower Cave and Lunch

Explore the unparalleled beauty and historic treasures of Barbados on this scenic tour around the perimeter of the island. Beginning in the social and commercial hub of the island's capital, Bridgetown, you'll get the chance to delve into the rich history of Bridgetown's Garrison, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. See first-hand why some of the world's wealthiest people have made Barbados's turquoise beaches their home as the tour takes you up the west coast to Holetown, the first British settlement, and on to the quaint seaside town of Speightstown. Next, it's a taste of truly unique Barbados beauty: on the northern tip of the island, you'll find the Animal Flower Cave, an accessible ocean cave with steps leading inside, a coral floor, sea anemones, and natural rock pools. From the seas to the skies, grab your camera for sweeping views from Cherry Tree Hill, indulge in a refreshing rum punch and devour a delicious Caribbean buffet lunch while taking in the East Coast breeze. You'll want to keep your camera handy for the rugged Scotland District, famous soup bowl surf spot, and breathtaking panoramic views at St. John's Parish Church.

A Guided Walking Tour of The History of a City – Bridgetown

5. A Guided Walking Tour of The History of a City – Bridgetown

On this tour you will be taken on a journey that will include how the city got its name and end when it got its independence 50 years ago.  A picture is first painted of the space now called Independence Square before homage is paid to the unceremonial "burial ground" of the slaves as they landed on the island.  The "Blackwood Screw dock" is the next stop before heading to on of two of the "bridges" in the city. Celebrating achievements such at running water into the city at "the fountain", recognizing the sacrifices of the men of the two world wars at "the Cenotaph" occur before the stately "Parliament Buidlings" are revealed in story. The story of the "birth of rum" is next before the "Jewish ancentors" are recognized.  The commercial activity on the popular "Swan Street" is shared as the "oldest street" in Bridgetown in explored. This is followed by the "oldest church" and the "Town Hall".  The magnificent "Mutual Building" waits patiently to share all her stories then attention is turned to another "street of commercial significance" before the spirit of the wharf and "the Spirit Bond" shares her story.  A stroll along the boardwalk takes you back to the start where the story of "Independence "is told to end an exciting tour.   

Barbados: Sunset, Turtle, & Shipwreck Cruise w/ Snacks

6. Barbados: Sunset, Turtle, & Shipwreck Cruise w/ Snacks

Take a sunset cruise in a catamaran off the coast of Barbados. Go snorkeling among sea turtles and shipwrecks, then enjoy canapes and an open bar aboard the boat. Start your tour with a pickup from the cruise terminal or your hotel on the south or west coast. Board your catamaran and set sail off the west coast of Barbados. Stop at your first snorkeling location for a close encounter with some of the island's sea turtles. At the next stop, drift over historical shipwrecks teeming with colorful tropical fish. After your snorkeling stops, relax aboard the boat and enjoy the scenery. Have a canape or a drink from the open bar. On the way back, admire the change of scenery as dusk approaches. Watch the sunset from the ocean as you sail back to Bridgetown.

Barbados: 5-Hour Island Tour with Lunch and Drinks

7. Barbados: 5-Hour Island Tour with Lunch and Drinks

Your tour will take you through historic Bridgetown and to the Garrison, which is now a World Heritage Site. Head north from here along the western coast, known by the locals as the Platinum Coast because of the number of million-dollar homes in the area. Holetown, the next site of interest, was the first British settlement. Stop at St. James Anglican Church, built on the site of the first place of worship on Barbados. As you leave the west coast and travel to the northern tip of the island, your next stop is the Animal Flower Cave where you will see crashing waves against the cliff. You then head off to St. Nicholas Abbey Plantation. Enjoy a guided tour of the plantation house and its rum distillery. You’ll be offered a complimentary rum or fruit punch and also have a chance to taste their magnificent non-blended rum. You will then stop for lunch and drinks at a local restaurant. Continue east along the shoreline and experience the full force of the Atlantic Ocean crashing onto the island. At breathtaking Bathsheba you’ll see the famous surfing spot known as the Soup Bowl. This is a surfers’ paradise, featuring mushroom-shaped boulders offshore.

Bridgetown: Carlisle Bay Beach Shuttle and Lounger

8. Bridgetown: Carlisle Bay Beach Shuttle and Lounger

There is no better place in the world to spend a day at the beach than Barbados. Carlisle Bay has silky white sand with stunning turquoise blue sea. It is a quintessential paradise. When you book and pay for transfers to the beach with us you are allowed free use of a beach lounger and shared umbrella between 10:00am and 4:00pm at Savvy On The Bay at Carlisle Bay. Our Location includes a beach bar, washrooms & showers. The Carlisle Bay Marine Park has 6 shipwrecks and is home to diverse and colorful marine life that includes turtles, star fish, sand dollars, stingrays and more.

Bridgetown: Carlisle Bay Clear Kayak Shipwreck Tour

9. Bridgetown: Carlisle Bay Clear Kayak Shipwreck Tour

The tour will begin from Harbour Lights in Carlisle Bay. From here, you'll head to a location where green sea turtles and hawksbill turtles are regularly spotted. From there, you'll journey to three different shipwrecks, which are all located close to shore. Here, you'll have a perfect view of the wrecks through your clear kayaks. Be amazed as you learn the interesting history of the wrecks and how they ended up at their final resting place. Finally, head to back to shore for a complimentary rum punch on the beach.

Barbados: 4-Hour Private Customized Island Tour

10. Barbados: 4-Hour Private Customized Island Tour

Depending on the attractions and scenic views that interest you, your guide will put together a special route to meet your requirements and take you on a private discovery tour on Barbados. Be chauffeured around the island in a private vehicle as you visit attractions and take in spectacular views. Head to the inland of the island if you prefer, or opt for the coasts. Some places of interest for your tour are Oistin Town, Garrison Savannah, Barbados Museum, George Washington House, and the Parliament Museum. Travel at your own pace with your guide. On the west coast, visit Historic Bridgetown, Agapey Chocolate Factory, Pelican Art and Craft Centre, Nidhe Isreal Synagogue, the Kensington Oval, the cricket Legends Museum and the Mount Gay visitor centre, Holetown, St. James Anglican Church, Speightstown, and the Arlington House Museum. On the north coast, visit Animal Flower Cave, St. Nicholas Abbey Plantation, the Wildlife Reserve, Farley Hill Park, Cherry Tree Hill, and the Morgan Lewis Sugar Mill. Opt to stop at Bathsheba, Andromeda Gardens, St. John's Anglican Church, Codrington Collage, Sunbury Great House Plantation, Four Square Rum Factory and Banks Brewery. See Harrison's Cave, Welchman Hall Gully, Earth Works Pottery and Batik Studio, the Flower Forest, Huntes Gardens, Gun Hill Signal Station, Orchid World, and St. George Valley. Popular beaches to visit are Crane Beach, Miami Beach, Rockley Beach, Carlisle Bay, Pirates Cove, Paynes Bay, and Mullins Beach.

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What people are saying about Christ Church, Barbados

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 233 reviews

Our guide, Kristin, was excellent. First up - he was on time and we met up with him in Independence Square without a problem. Kristin was very knowledgeable and personable, he took the time to answer our questions. Most importantly he didn’t hesitate to say “I don’t know” on the rare occasions he didn’t have an answer for a question. Great job - we really enjoyed the tour.

Being the only person on the tour, I had Kristin’s undivided attention and learned a huge amount about the history of Bridgetown and the political and social changes of recent years. It was a great experience and all credit to Kristin for his clarity and patience in dealing with an audience of one!

The tour was a lot of fun with great snorkeling stops. The El Tigre team is very friendly and attentive. We will definitely do the tour again when we are back in town.

A laid back day. Yvette gave us so much information about the island and lots of stories about her childhood. So much knowledge. Thanks Yvette for a lovely day. ☺️

The guys were great and made sure everyone was safe and enjoying!