Afternoon Luxury Catamaran Sailing and Charter Cruise from Bridgetown

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From $155.00

113 reviews   (5.00)

Price varies by group size

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 3 hours

Departs: Barbados, Barbados

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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Enjoy a beautiful sunset on beautiful sunset cruises, you would not miss out on the snorkeling and the turtles, still have plenty of time for that.  It tends to be a lot quieter out on the ocean in the afternoon and most times you can enjoy the snorkeling spots all to ourselves. The tour starts at 2:45pm and return at 6:15 pm, the cruise includes your transportation from and to the place where you are staying, as well as drinks and Tapas (finger food) (can include and not limited to banana bread, cheese platter, fish cakes, veg platter, min sandwiches, chicken wings, mini pizzas, samosas). The tour includes two snorkel stops, one at the turtles and one at a reef and/or shipwreck. This Small Group Tour is limited to a maximum of 12 travelers. 

What's Included

6 guest minimum required

Alcoholic Beverages

Bottled water

Equipment on board, masks, full face masks, snorkels, fins, snorkel vests, floating devices,

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Onboarding, banana bread, mini croissants, fruits, tapas before lunch, all you can eat local buffet lunch, dessert

One stop at a reef or shipwreck, depending on sea and weather conditions

One stop at the turtles

Premium Bar throughout


Snorkel lesson given to first timers and refresher courses

Two snorkel stops

What's Not Included


Traveler Information

  • CHILD: Age: 4 - 12
  • ADULT: Age: 13 - 99

Additional Info

  • Camera (we recommend waterproof)
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Temperature checks for travellers upon arrival
  • Tour is limited to a maximum of 12 travelers. Small Group
  • Travelers should have at least a moderate level of physical fitness
  • Bring Swimwear, towels, sun Protection (biodegradable sunblock, hat, sunglasses, long sleeve shirt, etc.)
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Dress code is smart casual
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks when boarding transportation and boat
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

What To Expect

Calabaza Sailing Cruises
Relax, Explore and Snorkel over reef and if lucky with some awesome turtles.
6 Guest minimum required.

Please confirm directly with the tour operator your travel and accommodation details in order to obtain your pick up instructions.
Hotel pickups commence approximately 30 - 60 minutes prior to departure time.

• Admission Ticket Free


Best catamaran cruise in Barbados!
Marisa_P, 16-09-2022
We had the best crew and they were absolutely amazing. Super friendly and provided SO much food! And it was all great! It was very intimate, only 5 couples so the boat was relaxing and enjoyable.
Crew was fantastic. Very...
David_K, 15-09-2022
Crew was fantastic. Very friendly and accommodating. Great snorkeling.
Sunset sailing was a blast. Would highly recommend
A fabulous sunset cruise
TFJCONCORDE, 03-08-2022
My second Calablaza sailing cruise. I did the sunset cruise which was fabulous, the crew were friendly and attentive and the food was delicious. I have been on many different cruises while in Barbados over the years with various companies and I think that the food on Calablaza is the best. It’s different from Cool Runnings, which typically Sails to Payne’s Bay or to Sandy Lane and drop anchor and allow you to have a meal. On Calablaza the crew bring round various different foods such as Samosas or fish cakes etc for you to have while you are sailing. Each. A very enjoyable afternoon and I highly recommend Calablaza.
Awesome experience
402gilesd, 26-07-2022
Great experience. Swam with turtles and many different fish. Would recommend the sunset tour. Loved the fact we were on a smaller boat that easily managed the 12 guests. Crew were amazing and the food was great. Highlight of our holiday in Barbados.
Beautiful catamaran sunset cruise
wendy583, 23-07-2022
Beautiful catamaran with great, friendly crew . Charlie the skipper was fab ! It felt like a private charter with only 12 people aboard .
Really worth paying a bit extra to go on this sunset cruise along with swimming with the turtles
A must do in Barbados
geoffh335, 15-11-2022
Another fabulous day on Calabaza. Such fun with great friends. From the pick up and transfer to the boat, the welcome on board, the swimming stops, the sailing, the food and drinks, to the attentive service and great music while we sailed. It was a wonderful day. Thank you to the Calabaza team!!
pauldD2814QL, 10-11-2022
Flawless. The guys were amazing. They always made sure you had a drink, and the food was excellent. They took us the turtle spot and then 2 shipwrecks for snorkelling, then took us up and down the west coast to enjoy the drink and food. They were funny and always joking and smiling. Was very personable. Would 100% recommend these guys.
Best Catamaran on the Island
MrsSchofield1, 06-11-2022
Fantastic as always , great crew captain Ben and gang. Excellent boat, food, drinks and snorkelling. Fun time and can’t recommend highly enough
Perfect hosts and in safe hands for a wonderful experience
simons979, 05-11-2022
From the collection at our hotel to being welcomed on board it was a very professional service.

Once on board the drinks flowed and without asking they were topped up the whole excursion

The turtles came out to what seemed old friends they new the crew and we was so close we could touch them with respect and great knowledge by their team to the shipwrecks and the fish followed our guides

The food kept trickling out of the the galley, all lovely and the tunes were classic

The hospitality was second to none, we have seen other operators offer cheaper options but we didn’t want a packed boat we had an brilliant time and worth every dollar!

Thanks to the team for a great afternoon
What a wonderful Day
Harry_M, 20-10-2022
From boarding to Tasty snacks and great drinks, very friendly and knowledgeable crew, wonderful scenes, to wonderful sunset, lots of laughter and fun.. this group was very satisfied. Thank you for a wonderful experience
Theovanpersie, 10-12-2022
We booked the sunset cruise last minute after we had originally booked a day tour with another company but had learned they were a ‘party boat’ type with large numbers on board. We were on our honeymoon and this was not what we were after so booked the sunset cruise with calabaza after being recommended by another couple at our hotel. Booking was seamless, i had to call a number to book as it was unable to do so online (I am not sure why) so I called and reserved our space. 2 minutes later I had a confirmation email.

One thing to be aware of is that the price is in US DOLLARS not BBD. I fell foul of this and it ended up costing me double what I thought it was but this was totally my fault as I hadn’t expected it to be priced in USD.

Anyway we were collected from our hotel by the driver and driven up to Bridgetown port, collecting a few people on the way.

Welcomed on board the catamaran and instructed to take shoes off before climbing on. So take cheap shoes as these get left at the port in a bucket. I can’t imagine anyone would want to steal your shoes but you never know!

Given a quick intro chat by the captain at the same time as being handed drinks.

So for this cruise it is open bar and what is described as
‘Finger food’. This description for me would be little sandwiches, maybe some crisps/nuts or something - let me tell you the food was AMAZING. It kept coming out and offered around. We had crackers with cheese and ham, devilled eggs, veggie sticks with dip, samosas, fish cakes, chicken, wraps and I mean the food kept coming. It was so much and all fresh and hot. The staff on board really looked after you and made sure you were kept fed and watered. The food was given out throughout the whole trip at intervals, not all at once.

There was music playing throughout from speakers, not too loud and not in your face music either. A bit of everything really but all appropriate for the situation.

You are also free to walk around the boat and change position as you like.

We stopped for our first snorkel stop pretty soon after setting off. There were flotation devices available for those not confident in the water. I’m not a big water person at all and I did this trip for my wife who wanted to do it but I got in and had a little snorkel. It’s great if you like that kind of thing but it’s not for me! You can see loads of fish, turtles, rays and a ship wreck they take you to also.

One thing I wasn’t told about before getting in the water was sea lice. The larvae of jelly fish, these guys sting. I didn’t know what was stinging me at first and I was a bit panicked so would have been nice to have a heads up but once it was explained to me it was just one of those things you can’t avoid. They are harmless and the sting doesn’t last long. They have vinegar on board to spray you with which helps.

So if you like water and snorkelling then the two snorkel stops are great. You have around 20/30 minutes at each of the stops.

Back on board the boat, dry off a bit and then it’s time to chill.

More food, more drink and if you are that way inclined you can mingle with the other folk on the boat. Pick your spot and just relax. We had our legs dangled over the side of the boat as the captain took us around as the sun began to set. Really lovely, relaxed and amazing setting.

Got back to the port at 18:15 on the dot and when we embarked our driver was waiting for us to take us back to the hotel.

If you like small groups, good food / drink and snorkelling (although you are not forced to snorkel!) then this is for you. It is not a party boat. It was exactly what we were after and the service received was tremendous from start to finish. The guys on the boat were so great and friendly and made us so welcome and were happy to take and pose for selfies and always made sure we had a drink in our hand.

I would 100% recommend using this company for your cruise around Barbados. .
Jacquelyn_B, 09-12-2022
We had an amazing time with this friend and knowledgeable crew. The food was delicious and in over abundance while I am not a drinker I could tell they were good.

My husband was talking about the experience the next day he enjoyed it so much. Worth doing while visiting lovely Barbados.
Really helpful and...
Feyisola_O, 08-12-2022
Really helpful and friendly - not a swimmer and was still able to go in the water through their help. Beautiful scenery in and out of the water that made me marvel at the beauty of life. 10/10
The best Day Ever!
LimaTruf, 07-12-2022
We were picked up from our hotel bang on time by a friendly driver in a mini bus with all the other passengers. There were 11 of us in total (the max for this experience is 12 so such a nice small group.)
When we reached Bridgetown we were dropped off right next to the pontoon and we boarded immediately and we’re offered drinks and fruit.
We set sail and were able to go wherever we wished on the boat (either staying seated on the table outside the back or enjoying the nets or decks at the front.)
There was a great soundtrack playing music throughout and we made our first stop to snorkel with Turtles and anything else we could spot.
We then boarded again and made a short journey to two shipwrecks where we snorkelled over them and saw hundreds of beautiful kinds of fish.
After, we boarded again, lazed out the front being served drinks and canapés as we sailed towards the sunset.
It was AMAZING, we cannot fault the experience one bit. From looking at all the other similar catamaran experiences, this is the one. A small group, never an empty glass, very friendly and fun crew. You felt safe and content at all times and they made the day so incredibly special!
Very enjoyable afternoon
Linda W, 05-12-2022
The staff was great, funny and helpful. Very good food and snorkeling was fun! We saw turtles, stingrays, and lots of colorful fish.