Barbados Shore Excursions - more fun in the  sun!                                                      


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Barbados Shore Excursions - more fun in the sun!

Being so accessible for both cruise and land vacationers has made Barbados a premier vacation spot. Barbados shore excursions offer Southern Caribbean cruise vacationers a wide range of recreational opportunities.

One of the most British of Caribbean islands, Barbados is the most easterly of the Windward Islands actually sitting in the Atlantic. Its miles of coastline offer cruise passengers a myriad of beautiful beach shore excursions and exciting water related activities. Barbados has something for everyone who wants an unforgettable shore excursion experience.

Barbados Sightseeing Excursions

For southern Caribbean cruises there are numerous shore excursions on Barbados catering to those who wish to discover the natural beauty of the island. Barbados "highlights" excursions will provide glimpses of some of the popular attractions such as Harrison's Cave, Gun Hill Signal Station and St. John's Church. Maybe you would prefer to go on a nature walk investigating the island's lush vegetation with a stop at the beach for your shore adventure. On Barbados, one can discover flower forests, colonial plantations and magnificent vistas from cliffs overlooking the water. Would you like your shore excursion to include an escorted bicycle tour or would you rather rent a car and explore for yourselves? Perhaps your shore excursion should include visiting a rum distillery or will your excursion include a "pub crawl"? All this and much more is available for your Barbados shore sightseeing excursions.

Shore trips to the Beach

Barbados' shores are loaded with beautiful fine white sand beaches created for finely ground coral, just right for that romantic getaway! For the calmest waters, you will probably prefer a west coast beach excursion on the Caribbean side of the island. The east coast beaches can provide a glimpse into the savagery of the Atlantic. Some of these beaches are used for surfing. There is usually a substantial undertow here so a shore excursion to the east beaches is definitely for the stronger swimmers or vacationers just looking for the raw beauty of the area.

There are an amazing number of beach and sail excursions with all kinds of water sports. Snorkeling here is a big hit with many beach tourists. Scuba diving is in demand as well as the warm clear waters of the southern Caribbean offer great "shore" excursion excitement.

Water sports abound when considering what shore excursion to take while on Barbados. A kayak excursion can include an encounter with turtles. Of course, all of the "usual" or "expected" water sports are available somewhere on the beautiful beaches of Barbados.

Barbados Golf Excursion

The Barbados Golf Club was redesigned by respected golf course architect Ron Kirby. This magnificent course with its tropical surroundings has been officially sanctioned by the PGA European Tour and hosted the PGA Seniors Tournament in 2002. Beautiful trees, lush vegetation and coral waste sand traps add a special Barbados personality to the challenging course.

Other Shore Excursions on Barbados

There are many more types of excursions available to cruise passengers while on Barbados. Adventurous types may like the Atlantis Submarine excursion, or perhaps the Harrison's Cave tour. Fun loving "party types" may prefer the Jolly Roger Party Cruise excursion. Others might enjoy a horseback riding adventure excursion to see some of the spectacular views Barbados has to offer.

Some may prefer to discover the island and culture of Barbados by touring on their own. You do not need to take an escorted excursion to enjoy the beautiful island of Barbados. It is fairly easy to get around and Barbados has much of what many vacationers are looking for. There is very fashionable restaurants and exciting nightlife on Barbados. Bridgetown offers shopping pleasure especially along Broad Street. Local artisans' works can even be found in the cruise terminal.

Some of the cruise shore excursions on Barbados will not be available to all of the cruise itineraries. Cruise ships will cater to a few "preferred" shore excursions. However, as long as your excursion will get you back to the ship on time, there are other tours on Barbados available to you. Like everything else, it's best to do your homework.

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