08 Jan #AtoZofBarbados Day Two
Today on the #AtoZofBarbados challenge we asked the public to name an activity with the letter J- there were some good options including the Jolly Roger pirate ship, Juju’s Beach Bar and jam puffs, but in the end we selected the Jammin Catamaran Sun Blast Cruise trip and it turned out to be the BEST DAY EVER!
J is for Jammin
We were picked up by bus from our hotel around 8.45am and made our way to the harbour in Bridgetown, where we boarded our colourful Jammin Catamaran. We hadn’t been on the boat for 2 seconds when we were given a cup of rum punch to start the day off right! As we headed up the East Coast, the beats started pumping and we all started to relax and enjoy the sea air.
Our first stop was to swim with the turtles, so we popped our snorkels on and jumped in the water. The crew members feed the turtles so they come right up close to you- it’s an incredible experience to watch an enormous sea turtle swimming around under water. Afterwards we lay in the sun on deck and indulged in some more refreshing rum punch. The second stop of the day was a shipwreck to see some more sea life, but I got a bit distracted with sunbathing and taking photos!
Next we moored up alongside a beach for a bit of a party. We jumped off the side of the boat into the water and lay around on floating lilos, while others stayed on the catamaran and soaked up the sun. I didn’t even have to venture back to the boat to get a drink because we had a floating bar! One of the crew members held a tray of rum cocktails in one hand while treading water with the other…quite impressive really! All that swimming around made us rather hungry, so the staff served up a fantastic lunch of rice, fish, chicken, macaroni and coleslaw.
The party didn’t stop there! We went down the water slides on the back of the boat and drank some more rum punch in the water. On the way back to shore we all did shots at the bar and the music got a little louder…
It was such a fun day out that no-one would get off the catamaran when we got back to shore!
We danced and we sang and we got very merry…all in all, I would recommend it to anyone and the tour gets almost perfect reviews on Trip Advisor. It was an epic day and the staff were so friendly…they never let us go without a drink in our hand and they had a fantastic sense of humour.
In the afternoon we went to The Boatyard for some drinks- it was $80 BBD for entry for 2 people, but that $80 goes towards a tab and you can use it to redeem drinks. The Boatyard is a really fun setup on the beach with sun loungers, WiFi, a bar, restaurant and fun music, so it’s the perfect place to hang out and enjoy the sunshine during the day.
For dinner we went to Angry Annie’s in Holetown for some fried flying fish, which is the national fish of Barbados.