Barbados Island Tour, Monkey feeding & Swimming with the Turtles

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80 reviews   (4.84)

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 6 hours

Departs: Barbados, Barbados

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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Are you ready for a fun day in Barbados?
This full day lunch inclusive tour starts its day with the monkey feeding at the Barbados Wildlife Reserve after the monkeys have had their mid morning snack and swung through the trees its time for us to make our way to the scenic views of Cherry Tree Hill and Morgan Lewis before stopping for a great Barbadian Lunch with some of our favourites dishes available on the menu for you to enjoy. After lunch we will make a quick stop in Bathsheba a surfers paradise before we start making our way to the calm waters of Carlisle Bay where you will take a cruise on Tranquility Cruises to swim with the turtles & Snorkel at a shipwreck. End off your day with a splash as you slide down Tranquility's waterslide into the welcoming waters in Carlisle Bay.

The boat trip to swim with the turtles and snorkel at a shipwreck in the exquisite Carlisle Bay is 1 hour 30 min long

What's Included

Air-conditioned vehicle

Boat Trip to Swim with the Turtles & Snorkel at a shipwreck

Bottled water

Hotel/port pickup and drop-off

Local guide


Scenic views of the East Coast, Bathsheba, Cherry Tree Hill & Morgan Lewis

Use of Snorkelling equipment

Visit to Wildlife Reserve for the Monkey feeding

What's Not Included

Fuel Surcharge of between US$1.50 and US$5.00 payable on the day of tour in cash to the guide.


Traveler Information

  • INFANT: Age: 0 - 2
  • CHILD: Age: 3 - 12
  • ADULT: Age: 13 - 93

Additional Info

  • Infant meals not included
  • Please bring towels and swimwear for this excursion
  • Specialized infant seats are available
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Infant meals not included
  • Please bring towels and swimwear for this excursion
  • Specialized infant seats are available
  • 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.
  • Experience may be cancelled due to Insufficient travelers
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

What To Expect

Barbados Wildlife Reserve
Visit Barbados Wildlife Reserve for their morning feeding time and watch the monkeys at play.

45 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

Cherry Tree Hill
Cherry Tree Hill is eight hundred and fifty (850) ft above sea level and is a part of St. Nicholas Abbey plantation. Actually due to the size of the St. Nicholas Abbey property, Cherry Tree Hill actually borders, St.Peter and St. Andrew. Many years ago, the drive on either side to get to it was flanked by cherry trees, thus the reason for its name; however these were replaced with mahogany trees which now line the road. The trees were planted in celebration of the signing of The Treaty of Paris in 1763

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Morgan Lewis Sugar Mill
The Morgan Lewis Sugar Mill was built in 1727 it is one of the many Barbadian windmills once used to produce sugar, and one of the two last functioning sugar windmills in the world.

The Morgan Lewis Mill ceased grinding sugarcane for commercial purposes in 1947 and was subsequently given to the Barbados National Trust.

10 minutes • Admission Ticket Not Included

Lunch at Sand Dunes, Famous for their fabulous flying fish, and macaroni & cheese pie along with many other options like grilled fish, baked chicken, beef stew, sweet potato, salad, pease and rice etc. Some of the best local cusine on the island.

60 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Bathsheba Beach
Bathsheba is located on the Eastern coastline of Barbados. It is said that this area was named after the wife of King David whose name was “Bathsheba”. Legend has it that she bathed in milk to keep her skin beautiful and soft, and the rolling surf waters of Bathsheba’s “Soup Bowl” resembled Bathsheba’s bath. The area is popular with surfers. It is a popular area for locals and visitors alike and is dotted with several seaside cottages.

20 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Carlisle Bay
Carlisle Bay is named after the Earl of Carlisle who stole Barbados away from Sir William Courteen in the Great Barbados Robbery.

Today Carlisle Bay has the whitest sand in Barbados & the most brilliant turquoise sea. The Carlisle Bay Marine Park has 6 shipwrecks in close proximity. The great diversity of brilliantly coloured marine life include, turtles, star fish, sand dollars, rays and more.

2 hours • Admission Ticket Free

Tranquility Cruises
Join us aboard Tranquility Cruises for 1 hour and 30 minutes for a snorkel cruise to swim the turtles and snorkel at a shipwreck in Carlisle Bay

1 hours • Admission Ticket Included


Best snorkeling ever!
Michelle_M, 10-09-2022
This was an awesome experience! It included a lot, and we saw a lot, so it was a great value. The snorkeling was incredible! A must-do. Note: if you are looking for a booze cruise, this is not it. But so worth it.
Barbados city tour and turtle swim
Dorene_L, 08-09-2022
We have a wonderful guide Steven, who was with us from beginning to end. Stop at sights he thought we would enjoy, and went out of his way to find bananas for me because our hotel never has them.

Loved the nature park and the monkeys.

The highlight was the swim with the turtles.

I would definitely recommend this tour.
Experience Beautiful Barbados both Land & Sea
Tineshea_H, 03-09-2022
Lisa was absolutely amazing!! She was professional, prompt, and very knowledgeable about her island. She gave us so much information and tips that we may consider moving here. My wife and I were debating whether we should book the tour but we have zero regrets that we did. It was the perfect way to experience both the land and sea of Barbados. We can’t pick a favourite part of the trip since all of it was beautiful and that’s thanks to our tour guide. We forgot the names of the boat captains on Tranquility tours where we did the swimming with turtles; but I’d like to point out that both my wife & I are non-swimmers and these guys were so patient and accommodating that we didn’t miss our opportunity. They used floatation devices and carried us around to see the fish, shipwreck, and turtles. Thank you for such a wonderful time.
Top Tour Guide Top Tour
richardpS9395LS, 01-09-2022
We did a private tour. Our guide Gwarmie (please excuse spelling) was brilliant. He made the tour. He knew his history and geography in detail which I loved and also new about the film, pop stars and celebs which our teenage kids loved. He went out of his way to show us the things that really interested us. We told him how much we loved Bajan music which played in between chats. Amazingly at the end of the tour he gave my daughters a flash drive with the music. Gwarmie was the star of the tour but we also loved the monkey feeding and of course the turtles which were so close in the sea.
This is the best tour I’ve been on with best guide.
Thank you.
Amazing tour
Sarah_B, 01-10-2022
The monkey feeding was amazing. We loved stephen our tour guide. The place we stopped at for lunch was delicious the locals all welcoming. We would highly recommend taking this tour.
Fun with wildlife and excellent trip through the countryside
Brietta M, 02-10-2022
Ryan was super friendly and provided us with so many fun facts as we drove around the island. Bathsheba was absolutely beautiful and made a great lunch stop. The monkeys and other wildlife were a joy to watch. Major photo opportunities.
Monkeys and turtles and rays. Oh my!
Nicole_P, 05-10-2022
Lisa was an excellent tour guide. She was friendly, knowledgeable and really helped us appreciate the local history and culture of Barbados.
The animal preserve was an amazing place to visit. The green monkeys were adorable.
Thinking it couldn’t get any better, swimming with sea turtles, spotted eagle rays and exploring shipwrecks was the perfect ending.
Great Day!
Deirdre_G, 14-11-2022
Our guide was great the wildlife stop and snorkeling were great. Our guide was knowledgeable and fun. Thank you!
Best full island excursion experience, highly recommended
Jonathan_P, 27-11-2022
We absolutely LOVED this excursion! It was truly a perfect day. Lisa was our driver for the island tour and she was extremely knowledgeable and fun, with just the right amount of sass for our group. Although the wildlife sanctuary was amazing, temper your expectations. I fully believed I was legit going to feed and play with monkeys which was not the case. We were told not to touch, tease, or feed the monkeys directly. I mean after all, they are wild animals I suppose. Lol That said, it was a lot of fun and absolutely beautiful. We made sure to hike up the trail to an old lookout tower and it had a breathtaking view of the island. Lunch with the locals was fantastic! My husband had the flying fish and I had the island chicken. All I can say is yum! Last was the snorkeling with turtles and exploring the shipwreck. Our captain and crew were awesome! I unfortunately forgot their names through all the excitement but they went above and beyond. Based on the previous week, they took us to a more isolated area to “guarantee” we saw some turtles and we did! We saw 3-4 babies, 1 adult, a stingray, and some whitefish. I was so disappointed I forgot my waterproof phone case. The shipwreck was even more impressive than the turtles in my opinion. It was 40ft down but it looked like you could just stretch out and touch it and there were tons of schools of vibrant fish. Again they were extremely knowledgeable and Tons of FUN. We felt this was an absolutely perfect excursion and very highly recommended this trip.
Highly recommended.
Caroline_F, 24-11-2022
Lisa, our guide, was excellent. The day flew by as we had one tremendous experience after another. Monkeys, scenic views, wildlife refuge, excellent lunch, turtles, rays and shipwrecks- all in one tremendous day.
def recommend
lumingd2022, 23-11-2022
Lisa was amazing as a tour guided, funny and knowledgable. We had a wonderful trip, would recommend it to friends.
Great day out!
James_T, 02-12-2022
Fantastic day out. The wildlife reserve was a particular high with monkeys and lots more. Our guide, Gline was super knowledgable and filled the journey between locations with lots of interesting facts about the island. I would definitely recommend this tour to others.
Awesome day!
Dwayne_D, 12-12-2022
It was a great day, and our driver was Steven and he was very informative and knew a lot about the island…. we would highly recommend this tour!
Interesting and fun day out by land and sea
Rachel_F, 06-12-2022
Wonderful day out to see the Barbadian monkeys, multiple tortoise, a caiman and loads of other animals. Followed by a lovely lunch of flying fish or chicken with macaroni pie and salad, then a nice drive across the east coast which is stunning and some brilliant photo opportunities. Ended the day on Tranquility cruises for snorkel over a ship wreck and to see turtles. This was amazing, I’m nervous in open water but the guides are so professional and follow high standards of safety plus they are really friendly. Our driver Winston was very knowledgeable about Barbados’ history and geography and made the trip even better. Would recommend this trip
664cliffordd, 20-09-2022
the wild life and monkey tour was a nice one
the boat ride was great (not adviced if you dont knowhow to swim)