Activities in Bridgetown

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The capital and commercial center of Barbados, Bridgetown is a busy city and major tourist destination on the island.  There is so much to do here, that you may find yourself overwhelmed trying to decide how to split your time.  Begin with a historic walking tour of the town, which you can do either self-guided or with a knowledgeable local, then get in some shopping.

Shopping may be what this town is best known for, especially on Broad Street which is back-to-back shops offering duty free luxury goods, while Swan and Tudor Street have a nice mix of small shops and local street vendors offering up their wares.  You'll also find a number of unique activities to keep you busy, like exploring Harrison's Cave, exploring underwater on a submarine tour, or even just enjoying a picnic in Queen's Park.   

Bike and Scooter Rental

If you feel comfortable winding down busy roads, renitng a scooter or bike while in Bridgetown is for you. Exploring the city this way lets you spread out faster and see even more landmarks and attractions.

If you are intrigued by the idea of exploring a new environment with the wind in your face, there are multiple different rental agencies that can help. Click to check out our article about bike and scooter rentals.


Bridgetown Diving

Even though Bridgetown is a bustling city, one of the most popular activities for tourists is diving. Just of the coast of the city, divers will be able to find wrecks and other sites that are perfect place to explore.

You'll find 5 dive services and at least 12 different dive sites in the area. Click to find our extended discussion of scuba diving in this area.


IOU Fishing Charters

With larger sportsfish populating the area just offshore Bridgetown, anglers visiting the city will have no problem finding a charter to take them to a fishing spot.

If there are some avid fishermen vacationing with you, they'll be pleased to know there are 7 charter operators in this area. To visit our full guide to deep sea fishing, navigate to this page.


Barbados Golf

If you or someone traveling with you likes to play golf you'll be pleased to learn there are a few golf courses in the area. The area courses are Rockley Golf Course, Sandy Lane Green Monkey Golf Course, and Sandy Lane Old Nine Golf Course. Just click on the name of the course to get additional information concerning the course. Those interested can find out more concerning golfing throughout Barbados can do so here.

Sailing and Boating

Black Pearl Party Cruise

The following chart offers a few details regarding firms that will help you get out on the water.

Boating Opportunities In Bridgetown
Name Phone Location
Black Pearl Party Cruise (246) 826-7245 Downtown Bridgetown, 0.2 mi. Southeast of Central Bridgetown
Boatyard Taxi (246) 437-5640 Downtown Bridgetown
Cool Runnings (246) 436-0911 Downtown Bridgetown
El Tigre Cruises (246) 417-7245 Downtown Bridgetown
Elegance Catamaran Cruises (246) 830-4218 Bridgetown
Jammin' Catamaran Cruise (246) 422-1152 Downtown Bridgetown
Sail Calabaza (246) 826-4048 Downtown Bridgetown
Silver Moon (246) 435-5285 0.9 mi. Northwest of Downtown Bridgetown
Small Cats Catamaran Sailing Cruises (246) 421-6419 Downtown Bridgetown
Tiami Catamaran Cruises -- Bridgetown

If you'd like to learn about charter operators and local marinas go to this article.


Best of Barbados Quayside

If there are some people who enjoy exploring new shops in your group, they might enjoy browsing a few of the 87 retail stores in the area. Use this link to see our page about shopping in Bridgetown and nearby.


Independence Arch

You should plan on spending at least a day soaking in the sights, sounds and culture of Bridgetown. The area has historic sites and a distillery. Nature enthusiasts are likely to enjoy visiting the area's outdoor parks and botanical gardens. To see our detailed guide to attractions, read this page.

The table below shows some details regarding a firm that will help you have a great time sightseeing.

Sightseeing Services In And Around Bridgetown
Name Type Phone Location
Aquatic Taxi Services Excursions and Sightseeing Service (246) 436-9432 Downtown Bridgetown, 0.2 mi. Southeast of Central Bridgetown
Atlantis Barbados Submarines Excursions and Sightseeing Service (246) 436-8968 0.9 mi. Northwest of Downtown Bridgetown
Coconut Tours Excursions and Sightseeing Service (246) 437-0297 0.7 mi. Southeast of Downtown Bridgetown
Glory Tours Travel and Tour Operators (246) 231-2932 3.2 mi. East of Central Bridgetown
Island Safari Excursions and Sightseeing Service (246) 429-5337 3.8 mi. East-Northeast of Central Bridgetown
Island Safari Barbados Excursions and Sightseeing Service (246) 429-5337 3.7 mi. Northeast of Central Bridgetown
Segway of Barbados Excursions and Sightseeing Service (246) 253-6772 Bridgetown


Atlantis Barbados Submarines

If exploring a watery world sounds fun you're in luck -- you'll have the chance during your vacation in Bridgetown. You can get more information about opportunities to go snorkeling by following this link.


Chakra Spa

Going to a spa could be one of the most enjoyable parts of your vacation. Spa-goers will find plenty of options, since there are 5 spas that operate in this area. You can go to this page which is all about spas in the area if you want to find out additional details.


Turtle Beach Resort

If you enjoy playing tennis your best bet is to stay at a hotel that has a tennis court. Fortunately, you can choose from 3 properties in the area that offer tennis.

The table below highlights some key facts. At a glance, you can see the number of courts available, whether lights are available for evening play, and some other details. Click on each name to learn about other aspects of the property.

Accommodations with Tennis Near Bridgetown
Property Location Tennis Courts Lit Courts Tennis Pro
Turtle Beach Resort St. Lawrence Gap, 4.5 mi. Southeast of Central Bridgetown 2 check
Crystal Cove Hotel 3.9 mi. North of Central Bridgetown 2 check
Southern Palms Beach Club Dover, 4.1 mi. Southeast of Central Bridgetown 2 check check

For instance, Turtle Beach Resort offers all-inclusive pricing, to help simplify your vacation.

Other Activities

The chart just below lists some key facts regarding other activities.

Other Activities In Bridgetown
Name Type Phone Location
Aquarius Watersports Jet Ski Rental Service (246) 426-0655 Downtown Bridgetown, 0.2 mi. Southeast of Central Bridgetown
Barbados Dance Theatre Co The Dance Companies (246) 429-4870 Downtown Bridgetown, 0.2 mi. Southeast of Central Bridgetown
Hastings Boardwalk Scenic Trail -- 2.4 mi. Southeast of Central Bridgetown
Kensington Oval Management Inc Sporting Event Venue (246) 274-1200 0.6 mi. Northwest of Downtown Bridgetown
National Stadium Sporting Event Venue -- 1.8 mi. North-Northeast of Downtown Bridgetown
The Empire Theatre Movie Theater -- Downtown Bridgetown

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