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“Great time but not quite as good a before”

Calabaza Sailing Cruises
Ranked #1 of 81 Tours in Bridgetown
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Barbados most Exclusive, Private and Personalized Catamaran Sailing Cruises - we limit ourselves to 12 guests only to give you that special, pampered feeling you deserve on your holiday. Join us for unforgettable, relaxing cruise on our spacious catamaran. Snorkel and swim with the turtles, explore the reefs and wrecks. Taste our superb local Bajan lunch, hors'doeuvres and cakes. Not to forget our special rum punch.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children
Reviewed 6 April 2018

We did this trip a couple of years ago while on holiday in Barbados and had a fantastic day so we had no hesitation in booking this trip again when visiting Barbados during our cruise. Booking on line very easy, quick response and offered a discount as we were returning guests (there were four adults).

We did have a great time but we did not think it was quite as good as our first trip. The visibility in the water was poor (nothing to do with Calabaza) and the skipper did change the route to ensure we had the most comfortable conditions which was very much appreciated.

For us the food and the day just fell a bit short on our first trip but having said that it was still a really enjoyable day. We met some really nice people (some were on our cruise ship) and everyone as far as we could tell also enjoyed the day.

If you are in Barbados - book this trip it is well worth it.

Thank Colin W
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Reviewed 6 April 2018

We booked the cruise for the morning trip! What a wonderful day..with a limited group it made the day like a family trip. The food/drinks and staff were perfect, the ability to snorkel and move about! On our return we booked again for the sunset cruise. Again, amazing!

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Thank Heresannie
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Reviewed 6 April 2018

We do this trip every time we come to Barbados. Highlight of our holiday. Made to feel special. Looking forward to the weekend when we do it all again!

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Thank ChrissieWirral
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Reviewed 6 April 2018

Finding the pick up at the cruise port terminal was extremely easy. The person with the sign checked us in immediately. When the rest of the people had arrived, we were put on two vans for the short trip to the dock where the catamaran was. There were 10 of us on this particular trip. There was plenty of room on the catamaran, and the vessel itself was in immaculate condition. All necessary equipment was on board, and the crew didn't mind if you had brought your own to use. For a 9:00am pickup, there was banana bread and fruit on embarkation. The drinks were also free flowing: beer, mimosas, rum punch, etc... After the first snorkeling spot, appetizers were put out, and drinks were still available. After the second snorkeling spot, a wonderful buffet lunch was put out on board. Time for swimming in the beautiful blue water was available after lunch. When swimming time was finished, drinks were still available on the trip back to the dock. Ollie, Sean, and Keyron (sorry if I spelled your name wrong) were as hospitable as any crew we have ever been with on a snorkeling excursion. Everyone was incredibly thoughtful. The crew takes pictures of the whole 5 hour excursion and provides access to them after the cruise. They also provide some of their favorite Bajan recipes (including rum punch!) so you can enjoy reliving your fantastic day on vacation after you get back home. So welcoming and relaxing. What a wonderful day at sea. We will definitely sail with Calabaza again if we are in Barbados!

Thank GOPHERATRIP
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Reviewed 5 April 2018

We were on a cruise ship in March for spring break. We had 8 of us in our family traveling together. This was our 3rd time in Barbados and 3rd time choosing to snorkel with the turtles. This was our first time using Calabaza. They did an amazing job! Food from start to finish was excellent. The crew of 3 was amazing. Everything was perfect except the weather which they couldn't do anything about. Even with the rain we still had a wonderful time. We will definitely use them next time we are back!

Thank Jana G
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