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Shasa Catamaran Cruises

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Address: | Holetown, Barbados
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+1 246-823-4670
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 18:00
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Shasa, meaning ‘Precious Waters’, is a stunning 30 foot catamaran, owned...

Shasa, meaning ‘Precious Waters’, is a stunning 30 foot catamaran, owned and captained by Jason O’Neal, who has over twenty years of sailing experience.

Licensed to carry 12 passengers, our aim is to provide our guests with a more intimate and personal service, and therefore numbers are limited to eight people.

Based in Holetown, we offer free transportation to and from the cruise terminal and west coast.

Once on board, you’ll be supplied with masks, snorkels and flotation devices, and for those less confident in the water, snorkeling instruction is available from Captain Jason or a member of the Shasa crew.

A range of complimentary drinks will be served throughout your day. Homemade banana bread is served on our snorkel cruises and white wine is offered with lunch on our 5 hour cruises.

Committed to respecting the environment and the marine life of Barbados we aim to make our tours as eco-friendly as possible.

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Our day on the water was one of the highlights of our trip to Barbados! We absolutely loved that it was a smaller boat and a restricted number of passengers as it felt more... read more

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5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Our day on the water was one of the highlights of our trip to Barbados! We absolutely loved that it was a smaller boat and a restricted number of passengers as it felt more personable, plus we weren't crowded at all of the stop locations.

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Durham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

we took the afternoon sunset trip for 3 hours, swimming with turtles and snorkelling with fish. Some of us were not great swimmers but with life jackets and great support from the guys we all had an amazing experience in the water and on the boat. Jason skippers the boat and his knowledge of sailing and the island was fantastic,... More 

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Toronto, Ontario
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We called Monday for a Tuesday cruise and Jason was helpful and friendly on the phone. The catamaran pulled up right on time In exactly where they said they would be. Only 8 people aboard gave it a great intimate experience. Captain Jason and assistant Rory were accommodating and friendly. Drinks were generous. The snorkelling was easy and fun. Rory... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We opted for the 4 hour private cruise. We chose Shasa as we wanted more than 3 hours and the 4 hour private cruise made an affordable alternative to the 5 hour private cruises at $900 from the other operators. Although chosen mostly on cost this was an excellent choice Jake and Rory were excellent hosts, with Rory providing assistance... More 

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JasonO729, Owner at Shasa Catamaran Cruises, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to submit a review of your trip on Shasa. We're so pleased you enjoyed your day with us and have passed on your compliments to our caterer. Hope to see you back in Barbados soon! Best wishes, Jason and the Shasa team More 

Safford, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went on a 3 hour tour with Jason during our cruise stop in Barbados. We were met on time at the terminal with a ride to the boat. Had 3 turtles to swim with for nearly an hour, then headed to snorkel near the reef and see fish. Rory was very helpful in the water and pointed out things... More 

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JasonO729, Owner at Shasa Catamaran Cruises, responded to this review

Thank you for reviewing us. We work hard to ensure our guests have a memorable experience and are so pleased that you all enjoyed it. We'll keep the rum punch cold until next time! Best wishes, Jason and the Shasa team More 

Hythe Kent
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A trip with Jason on Shasa is something you must do when in Barbados. Feeding the turtles or exploring the reefs under the guidance of Jason's assistant Rory is an unforgettable experience. Complimentary drinks were included on the three hour trip under sail and Jason' professionalism at the helm is second to none. GP

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JasonO729, Owner at Shasa Catamaran Cruises, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review us. We really value feedback from our guests. We're so pleased you enjoyed your trip on Shasa and look forward to welcoming you back on board again soon! Best wishes, Jason and the Shasa team More 

New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great cruise, special attention given to the kids on the trip. Beautiful spots for swimming and snorkeling. The food was excellent. Would highly recommend Jason as a guide. Safety first, they take that very seriously.

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JasonO729, Owner at Shasa Catamaran Cruises, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post a review. We really appreciate feedback from our guests as it helps us to understand what we are doing well and where we can improve. We have passed on your compliments to our caterer! Best wishes, Jason and the Shasa team More 

Oakville, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A friend who has been to Barbados +15 times told us about Shasa, and said it was a must. Jason and Alex sent a taxi and pickup was smooth and easy. I was initially nervous in the water, but their calm and easy demeanour soon floated this away. Rory was awesome, engaging respectfully with the turtles, feeding them and taking... More 

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JasonO729, Owner at Shasa Catamaran Cruises, responded to this review

Thank you for reviewing us and for your kind words. We make every effort to ensure our guests have a comfortable and memorable trip on Shasa and it's great to hear we are doing a good job. We hope the rest of your trip was enjoyable and hope to see you back in Barbados soon! Best wishes, Jason and the... More 

Fairfield, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our day on and in the water was outstanding. We love that it was just us and 3 other couples, not the zoo we saw on some of the other, larger boats. We did the lunch cruise and Jason and his crew did an outstanding job of making us feel welcome and giving us a memorable, fun and relaxing day.... More 

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JasonO729, Owner at Shasa Catamaran Cruises, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review your trip on Shasa. We always welcome guest feedback. As you rightly pointed out the turtles are a popular tourist attraction and we make every effort to avoid the crowds, but sometimes it is unavoidable. We're pleased you enjoyed the snorkelling and lunch, and have passed your compliments onto our caterer! Hope... More 

Cape Canaveral, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We thourghly enjoyed the ability to swim and SAIL in Barbados. My friends and I are avid sailors and the Captain and crew were very supportive and we sailed for the entire time.

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Thank you for reviewing your recent trip on Shasa. We're so pleased you enjoyed the sailing! Hopefully we'll see you back in Barbados again soon. Best wishes, Jason and the Shasa team More 

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