Dive and Sail in Barbados

Things to Do — By conniemotz on June 24, 2010 at 8:22 pm

Barbados Turtles

One of the most beautiful ways to explore the island of Barbados topside is by enjoying a leisurely catamaran cruise.  Voted the second most popular attraction on Barbados, Cool Runnings Catamaran Cruises offers a memorable experience for all those who go onboard.

Day cruising along the turquoise blue Caribbean waters is highlighted by a stop in a secluded bay where you can enjoy swimming or sunbathing on the deck or on the amazing white sand beach.  Cool Runnings Catamaran Cruises provides snorkelling equipment for those wishing to interact with the leatherback and hawksbill sea turtles or to explore the shallow wreck where schools of tropical fish are just waiting to be fed.  The Daily Snorkel Lunch Cruise from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. costs BDS $170 or the equivalent of USD $85.

The romantic sunset dinner cruise begins with the opportunity to swim and interact with the turtles along with a stop to snorkel at the wreck.  The catamaran cruise continues to follow the spectacular coastline of Barbados until sunset when a full course dinner, including wine and dessert, will be served.  The Sunset Snorkel Dinner Cruise at Cool Runnings Catamaran Cruises runs every Wednesday from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m.; the cost is $75 per person which includes hotel transfers, snorkelling equipment, unlimited drinks and a buffet dinner.  Discounted rates for children are available on both cruises.

Many people don’t feel comfortable with snorkelling and swimming, but there is another option for exploring the stunning Caribbean waters and abundant marine life – consider an Atlantis Submarines Barbados underwater expedition.

This award-winning tour offers visitors to the island the chance to see another side of Barbados that they might not normally see.  You’ll first board their tender boat, Ocean Quest, which will take you to the Atlantis III, a real submarine with large porthole windows for viewing.

Taking you to depths of 150’, this air-conditioned narrative 40-minute adventure under the water will show you the exotic marine life and colourful corals as the Atlantic III makes its way along Freshwater Bay Coral Reef.

Atlantis Submarines Barbados is so confident you’ll enjoy your exciting journey that they offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee.  This tour is perfect for families wishing to get that education factor into their tropical vacation.  Atlantis Submarines Barbados also offers a Five Star Champagne Tour complete with, what else, but champagne and a selection of yummy hors d’oeuvres.

Ticket prices for Atlantis Submarines Barbados start at $101.50 per adult and $52 per child for the general tour; the price for the adults-only Five Star Champagne tour is $189 per person.  Early booking offers as well as discounted Family Specials are available online.

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