Caribbean Organised Trips

Anse Cochon Snorkelling Experience

Discover St Lucia’s stunning underwater world on a snorkelling adventure in one of the island’s most pristine bays. Your cruise along the west coast takes you to serene Anse Cochon, known for its calm, clear waters and dark sand beach fringed by lush vegetation. Here, in what is part of the National Marine Reserve, you’ll be able to float above vibrant coral reefs teeming with colourful fish, keeping an eye out for rarer visitors from shrimps and eels to stingrays and nurse sharks. It’s a thoroughly relaxing way to spend a morning in beautiful surroundings that should appeal to everyone from honeymooners to families.

• Daily departures
• Operates year round
• Private experience

Good to know
Drinks on board are included.

Duration:

Half day

Start time: 8.30am
End time: Midday

Bajan Street Food Tour

Grazing your way through the heart of Bridgetown is a fascinating way to discover something of the culture and history of Barbados. On this three-hour small-group tour, you’ll try some of the island’s favourite dishes and learn the story behind them from your expert guide. As you walk through the capital’s colourful back streets, where the locals do their shopping, you’ll stop everywhere from simple cafés to a popular bakery for a taste of authentic Bajan cuisine. Tuck into just-made fish cakes with hot sauce - a traditional breakfast dish - from a brightly painted food truck and wash it down with a palate-cleansing glass of ruby-red sorrel in a lively indoor market. Round off the experience with a coconut-milk ice cream from the island’s only artisan chocolate maker.

Duration:

Half day

Start time: 11am
End time: 2pm

Barbados Your Way (Car & Driver) - Full Day

Barbados Your Way (Car & Driver) - Full Day Tailor-make your dream island tour with a private car and driver for the day. This is your chance to dive deep into the island’s culture, see its major sites and get off the beaten track with a local to guide you to those hidden gems. You could take in a visit to a historic grand plantation house or a fabulous botanic garden; have a surfing lesson or a gentle swim at a beach only the Bajans know about; and fit in a spot of shopping at some of the many craft shops and stalls along the way. You’ll have plenty of time for a lazy lunch that’s as chic or casual as you want - your driver can recommend somewhere if you’re not sure where to go. It’s a perfect choice for anyone looking for a truly memorable experience of Barbados.

Duration:

Full day

Barbados Your Way (Car & Driver) - Half Day

Enjoy the freedom of having your own wheels, but without the stress, by hiring a car with a driver to take you wherever you choose. There’s a lot to discover, and you’ll be amazed at what you’ll be able to pack into four hours. You could head down narrow country lanes into the hilly interior, pausing at roadside stalls for coconut water fresh from the husk and stopping wherever you want to take photos. Maybe you’d prefer to make for a secluded cove that just happens to have one of the best beach shacks - and the tastiest flying-fish sandwiches - in Barbados. Whatever you opt for, you’ll know that the person behind the wheel knows exactly where they are, and can give you a local perspective on it. It’s a superb option for anyone travelling with children or couples who want to learn more about the island.

Duration:

Half day

Bean To Bar Chocolate Experience

Indulge your senses on a memorable adventure at the idyllic Rabot Estate, owned by British chocolatier Hotel Chocolat. Your immersive day at the verdant 140-acre site in Soufrière will begin with a tour of the cacao groves, where organic and sustainable practices are very much to the fore. You’ll learn everything there is to know about how the beans become the finished product, from tasting and shelling to grinding, mixing and pouring, and will have the hands-on fun of crafting your very own bar. While the chocolate is setting – or tempering, if you want to get technical – you’ll sit down to graze your way through an inventive cacao-influenced lunch at the world-class Boucan restaurant while taking in the fabulous views of Gros Piton. Afterwards, it’s time to collect your personally made chocolate bar and see how long you can resist the temptation to eat it!

• Departs on Thursday
• Operates year round
• Group experience

Duration:

Full day

Dolphin & Whale Watching Cruise

Head out across the turquoise waters of the Caribbean Sea in search of some of the whales and dolphins that are either resident or just passing through. Keep a lookout for pilot, sperm and mighty humpback whales and the rarer orcas, otherwise known as killer whales. You might also be lucky enough to see a large pod of spinning or spotted dolphins; their inquisitive, playful nature means they often approach the boats for a closer look - an experience you won’t forget. We think it’s a perfect way to spend a morning for families as well as couples, honeymooners and groups.

• Departs Wednesday and Friday
• Operates year round
• Group experience

Good to know
Sightings are likely, but not guaranteed.

Duration:

Half day

Start time: 8.30am
End time: 12.30pm

Luxury Catamaran Cruise

There’s nothing quite as relaxing as sailing through calm, azure waters on a luxury catamaran with a crew to cater to your every whim. You’ll travel along Barbados’s pristine western shore - nicknamed the Platinum Coast thanks to its dazzlingly pale sandy beaches - with stops in quiet, sheltered bays along the way. Here you’ll have the chance to snorkel over shipwrecks teeming with multicoloured fish or maybe even swim with sea turtles: Barbados is home to three different species. Between stops, you can soak up the sun on the deck or cool off in the shade with a drink from the all-day bar. As for food, there’s a delicious buffet-style lunch served on board with something to suit all tastes.

Mount Gay Rum Cocktail Making Lesson

Enjoy a hands-on experience of Mount Gay rum and learn about its long and illustrious history at the same time. Your fun-filled afternoon at its modern visitor centre in the heart of Bridgetown begins with a welcoming rum punch, after which you’ll delve into the background story of the world’s oldest rum. That will definitely whet your appetite for trying a few of Mount Gay’s signature rums and learning how to mix, muddle, shake and stir them into a delectable cocktail. After you’ve watched a demonstration from the in-house mixologist, you’ll be ready to make a couple for yourself - and, of course, to drink them. With a stop in the shop to grab a bottle for yourself, you’ll be all set to impress your friends with your bar skills once you’re back at home.

Start time: 1pm
End time: 3.30pm

Mount Gay Rum Experience

Mount Gay is the oldest rum distillery in Barbados, and its historic buildings surrounded by sugarcane fields in St Lucy, in the north of Barbados, are still in use today. At its beautiful open-air visitor centre in Bridgetown, you can learn all about the rum maker’s impressive 300-year history. You’ll discover the various different steps required to turn molasses - a by-product of making sugar - and water into the finished product, which have barely changed over the centuries, and have a chance to sample some of the brand’s signature rums. At the end of the tour you’ll be served a light Bajan-style lunch overlooking the sea, before a final stop at the shop to pick up a bottle to take home.

Start time: Midday
End time: 3pm

Private Soufriere Day Cruise

Take to the water for a boat trip to Soufrière, the former capital on St Lucia’s west coast that’s set within the caldera of a dormant volcano. Here you’ll visit a geothermal area called Sulphur Springs, billed as ‘the only drive-in volcano in the world’, where you’ll find hot springs, steamy fumaroles and thermal mud pools. The itinerary also includes a stop at the nearby St Lucia Botanical Gardens, the oldest on the island. Set in six acres on a former colonial estate, it’s a magical place full of lush greenery, dazzlingly colourful flowers and equally vivid birds. The river that runs through the middle tumbles over mineral-stained rocks at the bottom of the garden at Diamond Falls, a must-be-photographed natural wonder. After lunch in a restaurant in Soufrière, you’ll board your vessel again for a relaxing snorkelling session, the perfect way to conclude a day of gentle exploration.

• Daily departures
• Operates year round
• Private experience

Good to know
All entry fees are included, as is lunch and drinks.

Duration:

Full day

Start time: 8.30am
End time: 4pm

Scenic Helicopter Flight

For the ultimate visual treat, take to the air for a half-hour helicopter ride that provides a breathtaking overview of St Lucia. This is your chance to take in the full magnificence of the island’s scenery, from the dramatic soaring Pitons - the UNESCO-listed twin volcanic peaks that are such a symbol of the country - and verdant rainforest to the picture-perfect beaches of the west coast and the rugged beauty of the Atlantic shoreline. It’s a perfect introduction to this romantic corner of the Caribbean that’s sure to inspire you to explore further at ground level, and a delight for everyone from photographers to honeymooners.

• Daily departures
• Operates year round
• Group experience

Good to know
A minimum of four passengers is required for the tour to go ahead.

Duration:

30 minutes

St Lucia Sunset Cruise

Round off the day in style with a relaxing couple of hours gliding over the tranquil Caribbean Sea on a spacious catamaran. As you cruise along to a soundtrack of local music, you’ll be able to kick back and enjoy the cool evening breeze, the coastal scenery at twilight and a delicious rum punch and St Lucia-style snacks. (There’s fruit punch, sodas and sparkling wine as well if you’d prefer.) Nature, naturally, provides the highlight of the trip: a stunning view of the sun dipping below the horizon and maybe, just maybe, a glimpse of the elusive green flash, a rare but glorious natural phenomenon most often seen just before sunset.

• Departures on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
• Operates year round
• Group experience

Good to know
Transfers, guide, and drinks and snacks on board are included.

Duration:

Evening

Start time: 5pm
End time: 7pm

Sunset Cruise to Marigot Bay

There’s nothing quite like a Caribbean sunset for colour and drama, and seeing it from your own crewed boat takes the experience to another level. On this evening cruise, you’ll glide along the north-west coast of St Lucia as far south as verdant Marigot Bay, described by one celebrated American novelist as ‘the most beautiful bay in the Caribbean’. You’ll have time to decide for yourself if you agree with this verdict, before making your way back across the waves to Rodney Bay as the sun dips into the sea.

• Daily departures
• Operates year round
• Private experience

Good to know
Drinks and snacks on board are included.

Duration:

Evening

Start time: 4.30pm
End time: 6.30pm

Sunset Cruise to Rodney Bay

Soak up the dazzling colours of a Caribbean sunset as you explore the north of St Lucia by private boat. Your cruise will take you to Choc Bay, blessed with one of the island’s prettiest beaches, and past Rat Island, now a sanctuary for the rare St Lucia whiptail lizard. You’ll continue to Rodney Bay, where you’ll find the former fishing village of Gros Islet, now a popular holiday destination. Just to the north lie the twin peaks of Pigeon Island, a historic site that’s home to several colonial-era forts and St Lucia’s annual jazz festival.

• Daily departures
• Operates year round
• Private experience

Good to know
Drinks and snacks on board are included.

Duration:

Evening

Start time: 4.30pm
End time: 6.30pm

Taste Of St Lucia

Enjoy a glimpse of island life away from the coast on an easy-going adventure. You’ll drive through the picturesque countryside of northern St Lucia to Lushan Country heritage site. Here, you’ll stretch your legs on a relaxed walk around the seven-acre family-owned plantation, learning all about the local trees, plants and birds, before sampling luscious tropical fruits straight from the tree. You’ll also drop in at a typical Creole house to see how some local dishes are made - and enjoy trying a few. Driving on through banana plantations, you’ll hear about the history and culture of the small communities you pass along the way before arriving at St Lucia Distillers for an engaging lesson in how rum is made. At the tasting bar, you’ll be able to sample a selection of different brands and buy a bottle of your favourite to take home. Last but not least is a stop at Marigot Bay with time to sit and enjoy a drink while soaking up the atmosphere.

• Departs Monday to Friday
• Operates year round
• Group experience

Good to know
The distillery is a great place to pick up a bottle of rum at factory prices as they can package it up to go in checked-in luggage.

Duration:

Half day

Start time: 8.30am
End time: 12.30pm

West Coast Catamaran Cruise

Lap up the glorious scenery of St Lucia’s west coast from the deck of a spacious catamaran. You’ll cruise south to the Pitons, those soaring volcanic spires that are so iconic they even feature on the island’s flag. At Soufrière, the former capital, you’ll disembark to visit what’s often described as ‘the only drive-in volcano in the world’, a fascinating adventure that will introduce you to hot springs, steam vents and pools of mud bubbling like porridge. After a relaxing buffet lunch, it’s time to return to the catamaran to set sail for Anse Cochon, one of the best spots in St Lucia for snorkelling. Here you’ll be able to hover above coral reefs that are home to an array of colourful fish. A perfect day ends with a leisurely trip through Marigot Bay, often considered one of the most scenic places in the Caribbean.

• Daily departures
• Operates year round
• Group experience

Good to know
Entrance fees, lunch, drinks and guide are included.

Duration:

Full day

Start time: 8am
End time: 4.30pm