Swimming with Turtles


When visiting the Caribbean, Swimming with Sea Turtles in Barbados is a must do on your tropical island vacations.

Rated as one of the top five destinations in the world to swim with turtles, you are almost guaranteed the best Sea Turtle Encounters & Excursions to create an unforgettable experience at sea in Barbados.

Whether Swimming, Scuba Diving or Snorkelling with the Turtles, it will be a life changing opportunity to see, touch and feed these rare and protected sea creatures up close and intimate.

What Types of Sea Turtles can be found in Barbados waters?
In the warm crystal clear turquoise waters of Barbados you will find the Hawksbill Sea Turtle, the Green Sea Turtle and the Leatherback Sea Turtle. With only seven species of sea turtles existing in the world today, Barbados is very fortunate to have three of them living in its waters and making it their home.

How and where can you take a swim with the turtles?
Barbados is now viewed as a tourist destination where visitors are highly expected to view marine turtles on either the beach or at sea, something that very few countries in the Caribbean or the world can offer.

The calm warm waters of the Caribbean Sea on parts of the south and west coast of Barbados, tends to attract these marine turtles for feeding and nesting.

Visitors are more likely to see Hawksbill turtles on a scuba dive, while Green turtles are likely to be seen on a boat tour visiting one of the Swim-with-the-Turtles sites.

The best ways for guaranteed Sea Turtle Sightings in Barbados is through scuba diving, snorkel trips and a range of boat rides with snorkel inclusive activities.

Here is a list of Tour Operators, Dive Shops, Catamaran Sailing Cruises and Boat Trips offering Swimming with Sea Turtle Adventure Packages, on a variety of Shore Excursions and Sea Tours.

Barbados Catamaran Cruises Barbados Find the most fun and pleasurable Catamaran Cruises for your Barbados holiday or Caribbean cruise vacation.
Barbados Cruise Excursions Barbados Find the best Cruise Excursions for Caribbean Cruises to Barbados
Black Pearl Party Cruises Barbados Join us on one of our Pirate Party Cruises for a fun time on the seas.
BY DAY - We invite you to Book our Adventure Lunch Cruise, where you can enjoy a sumptuous Bajan BBQ Buffet Lunch and a Snorkle & Shipwreck Tour while you Swim with the Turtles. You can even Walk-the-Plank or Rope Swing, if you are adventurous.
BY NIGHT - You can join us for a cultural experience on our "Taste Of the Caribbean Sunset Party Cruise & Dinnershow. ...This is not to be missed!!!
Boyceterous Catamaran Cruises Barbados Be part of this unique cruising attraction.
El Tigre Catamaran Sailing Cruises Barbados Sail along the calm, crystal clear water of our Gold Coast on this sleek 60 foot catamaran.
Jammin Catamaran Cruises Barbados Discover the best catamaran cruises on the island.
Jolly Roger Pirate Cruises Barbados Go back 300 years with us on the popular Jolly Roger 1, to a time when pirates roamed the Caribbean Seas.
Come join us on our Snorkle & Shipwreck Cruise for a BBQ Buffet Lunch, unlimited drinks and the legendary Jolly Roger Rum Punch all day long. Swim with turtles... Snorkel over ship wrecks... walk the plank... or swing from the boat.
Or maybe you prefer something more cultural... then try our Sunset Dinner Cruise and Show 
Have your wedding the Jolly Roger, we cater to any size wedding, while creating a tropical experience
Marvins Blue Reef Watersports & Glass Bottom Boat Barbados Join us for a fun day on the sea...Watersports, Fishing and Glass Bottom Boat Tours.
Pirates Cove Beach Bar & Grill Barbados Come enjoy the best beach day on the island ...great food and lots of drink specials.
Seafari Thriller Barbados Powerboat Tours Barbados The island's most exciting offshore powerboat tour aimed at anyone seeking an adrenaline based thrill ride.
Silver Moon Luxury Sailing Cruises Barbados Come sail with us on our Deluxe Day Cruise and Exclusive Sunset Cruise.
Small Cats Catamaran Sailing Cruises Barbados Discover the Caribbean Sea and swim and play with turtles on one of our cruises.
Spirit Of Barbados Luxury Catamaran Cruises Barbados Step aboard and be indulged
Spy's Watersports & Flyboarding Operator Barbados Be part of newest and coolest extreme water sport experience to hit the beaches of Barbados.
Stiletto Catamaran Cruises Barbados Imagine yourself sailing in a catamaran on a sunny morning, gliding across the waves, with flying fish for outriders and a cool ocean breeze.
Super Cats Catamaran Sailing Cruises Barbados Come and share this wondrous experience with us. We sail along the coast, to feed and swim with the tame sea turtles.
Tiami Catamaran Sailing Cruises Barbados It really doesn't get any better than this. Relax on the deck of one of our magnificent catamarans with warm sunshine sparkling on a crystal-clear Caribbean sea and smiling faces offering cool refreshing drinks as you glide past beautiful palm-fringed beaches.
Underwater Barbados Watersports Centre Barbados Since 1989 Underwater Barbados has been operating dives from the ideally located centre of the beautiful and tranquil Carlisle Bay.
Wildcat Powerboat Sea Adventures Barbados Don't miss out on this Powerboat sea turtle and shipwreck adventure

      Preservation of Barbados Sea Turtles
      Once endangered by over-fishing, the hawksbill and leatherback turtles of Barbados are now safe under the protection of the Barbados Sea Turtle Project (BSTP), which is responsible for restoring the marine turtle populations.

      Through the use of scientific conservation and monitoring programmes, measures have been put in place to protect the nest of these fascinating creatures, and laws have been implemented to stop the killing, harming or fishing of sea turtles.

      Barbados Sea Turtle Nesting and Hatching Sightings
      This island has the second largest Hawksbill turtle nesting population in the Cariibbean, with approx. 500 females nesting annually between May to October, at many beaches along the coastline of the south and west coast.

      In Barbados the hatching season for Hawksbill turtles starts around July and ends in October, with hatchlings making their way to the sea usually between 6pm to 6am.

      Sea turtles are now a main tourist attraction for those vacationing in Barbados, with visitors likely to see at least one Hawksbill turtle nesting during their stay on the west and south coast.

      Barbados Sea Turtle Project (BSTP)
      Hotline: (246) 230 0142