We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Enjoy the Elegance Experience”

Elegance Catamaran Cruises
Ranked #4 of 74 Tours in Bridgetown
Certificate of Excellence
More attraction details
Attraction details
Owner description: With the maximum of 14 guests Elegance sails from the centre of Bridgetown every day. We supply you with FREE underwater photos of your experience of swimming with the turtles so no worries on having an underwater camera and we are located just 5 mins away from the port return taxi transfers are included so come swim with the turtles and snorkel over the magnificent shipwrecks before sailing along the prestigious West Coast. Laze upfront on the spacious trampoline or nestle in the back under the canopy whether you like the sun or shade theres a spot for everyone Relax while the crew serve you with bajan delights and your choice of ice cold beverages. As we take such low numbers this ensures you have a more intimate personalised experience so book early. We offer a 5 Hr Lunch cruise which includes Complementary underwater photos of your day Open Premium Brand Bar Traditional Bajan Style Buffet Lunch Return taxi Transfers from Hotels Apartments Villa's and the Port At US$110 per person under 4s Free 4-11yrs Half price this represents excellent value. The Sunset dinner cruise still swimming with the turtles and snorkelling over the wrecks before sailing up the west coast to a quiet bay where dinner is served as the sun sets Private Charters are also available by the hour to suit your every requirement tailored to your specific needs This is catamaran sailing at its very best.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Activities for young children, Activities for older children
London, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Enjoy the Elegance Experience”
Reviewed 16 February 2012

We have just returned from a 3 week vacation in Barbados, and without doubt, our "Elegance Cruises" (we initially booked the daytime, and then subsequently the sunset cruise) were the highlights of our visit. If you are looking for that special cruise with a small group of people, and the personal attention that you would normally only get on a private charter, then look no further. Elegance is a beautiful, good size catamaran (41ft) with all the luxuries required (seperate mens/ladies toilets etc), and the service was brilliant. We sailed with 10, and 14 people and we had room to roam the boat as we liked.

We were collected punctually from our hotel in a modern clean minibus. On arrival at the harbour, the 3 crew (Capt Cally, Sarah, and Ashley) looked after everyones needs the moment we stepped aboard, serving coffee on arrival, cake/snacks during the trip, and of course a range of drinks (all main brands) and the best Rum Punch we tasted on the island. The Bajan lunch served was wonderful, as was the wine which accompanied it, and it was made even better that the Captain managed to find us a beautiful spot to anchor with no other boats around. The large cheese board and fruit served on our 2nd sunset cruise late afternoon was also very enjoyable.

The snorkelling on both trips was excellent, and was pleased that we visited different places to swim each time. The crew were so helpful to the less experienced on board helping with life jackets and giving snorkelling instructions. Ashley who swims with you is a great guide of the reefs and we managed to get so close to several turtles, and saw so many fish on each swim.

We sailed a long way down the West Coast on both trips which is very beautiful looking from the sea (pleased that the Captain used his sails most of the trip), during which time we were given information by the crew of the various famous properties/places of interest on the way.

Elegance was a wonderful experience, and one we will definately enjoy again next time we visit Barbados.

Visited February 2012
Helpful?
1 Thank David B
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review

1,034 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    994
    28
    3
    3
    6
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
21 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“quality sailing in paradise”
Reviewed 15 February 2012

We holiday in Barbados every January & have been on a few Catamaran trips during our trips to the sun.
This boat is relatively new on the West coast cruises but a little smaller than the larger craft & limiting guests to a maximimum of 14 there is a more intimate feel to the trip as a whole. Other Catamarans have increased the capacity of guests over the years & you do feel in some cases like being on a crowded bus!
Elegance is skippered by husband & wife team Cally & Sarah with Ashley a close friend who gets to grips with raising & lowering the sails as neccessary plus an excellent waiter!.
Quality all around is the feel on this trip,snorkelling with the turtles, & visiting an abundance of colourful fish over a wreck or reef then anchoring up for a quality bajan style lunch served with quality wine .
All drinks on board are premimum brands & included in the price & from the moment you step on board to a wellcoming coffee with tasty cakes you feel instantly at home & are treated with that personal touch
Highly recommended you will not be dissappointed.

Visited January 2012
Helpful?
Thank martin g
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Texas
Level 5 Contributor
46 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Perfect day”
Reviewed 14 February 2012

Chose the Elegance instead of a cruise ship excursion during our stop in Barbados and we were totally satisfied. There was only one other couple on board so it felt like a private charter.
The crew could not have been nicer, the boat was beautiful, and the food and refreshments were delicious. I highly recommend.

Visited February 2012
Helpful?
Thank firstlake
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
ottawa, anada
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“If I could only do it again!”
Reviewed 13 February 2012

My husband, daughter and friend spent the day with Sarah, Cally and Ashley on the Elegance- couldn't have had a nicer day. Boat is great, swimming is awesome and all the little extras. Only a small group makes the day particularly nice. good chance to meet everyone. We're back in Canada now but wish I could have done a sunset cruise with them before I left. I'll do it again when I go back to Barbados - thanks Sarah so much.
Laura, Bob and Ryann

Visited February 2012
Helpful?
Thank luv2trvlOttawa
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Kelowna, British Columbia
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“A truly Elegant day”
Reviewed 11 February 2012

We visited Barbados as a port of call with our cruise ship. We spent the day with Elegance and it truly was an elegant day. The boat was beautiful, the service was excellent, and the company was warm and friendly. Being on a tour with such a small group of people (there were 8 on the tour) made for a very enjoyable day. Snorkelling and swimming with the sea turtles was a neat experience. I would highly recommend Elegance Catamaran Cruises.

Visited January 2012
Helpful?
Thank msmaureend
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC

Travellers who viewed Elegance Catamaran Cruises also viewed

Bridgetown, Saint Michael Parish
Bridgetown, Saint Michael Parish
 
Bridgetown, Saint Michael Parish
Bridgetown, Saint Michael Parish
 

Been to Elegance Catamaran Cruises? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing