I have seen the most beautiful and clearest water here that I have ever seen! (And I have been to 8 islands at this point. 8 different beaches.)
As much as I like to explore, I am positive we will do the exact same itinerary next time we are in Barbados.
Like before, I researched what to do here prior to our cruise.
I chose to head to the beach at The Boatyard.
Cab was $5/pp and entrance was $12/pp. Entrance included 1 free drink and a ride back to the ship.It also included free use of the chairs and umbrellas.
Offered a water trampoline, climbing wall and a rope swing. We didn't use any of these amenities. Maybe next time.
Prior to coming here I had read you can sign up for an excursion with a company endorsed by The Boatyard to snorkel with sea turtles. They were right! We signed up. We bought a water camera for this event and I thought it was good to go. It wasn't. I don't think I got any pictures of the sea turtles. :( Haven't developed the camera yet.
I did have it working for our next stop on the excursion - a ship wreck. It was one sunk for swimming and snorkeling. I didn't touch it. I did try to touch some of the fish swimming around us.
We saw a crab.
A neat thing to see. Alive and not at a zoo or aquarium.
After snorkeling with the sea turtles and then at the ship wreck, we went back to swim a little more at the beach. I couldn't get enough of the water! Plus, the sand was SO soft!
We BOTH had a wonderful day in Barbados and look forward to going there again. I hate that it seems you can only go there from San Juan with Carnival.
When we were backing out of the pier, this boat was riding against our ship. For several minutes we watched it. Couldn't figure out why. It was a mystery.
We found out it was because a ship captain from Barbados backed out our ship. He had to get back on his boat when he was done. Not sure why he did this - our ship captain managed it on his own at every other port. Maybe he was practicing? Guess it will stay a mystery.