Snorkel 5 shipwrecks dating back through WWI and WWII. Covered in reef life these wrecks are prime examples of reef diversity, and siting only a feet below the surface. This tour is combined with our Turtle Snorkel, departs daily at 2:00 pm from Barbados Blue and is suitable for all ages.
Carlisle Bay Marine Park
The Carlisle Bay Marine Park with its 6 shipwrecks in close proximity, is an excellent site for divers of all levels of experience, from novice to expert. The great diversity of brilliantly coloured marine life including frog fish, sea horses, rays, barracudas, octopus, reef squid, mackerel, moray eel and more.
The park is roughly marked out underwater by old cannons , anchors and pylons to lead the way from one wreck to the next. The wrecks of the Bajan Queen and the Berwyn are favorites with snorkelers.
BERWYN: Carlisle Bay ~ 20ft ~ A 70 ft long World War I French
Tug Boat sunk in 1919 by her own crew. The Berwyn sits between 7 and 10 feet below the surface depending on the tide. As a result of the calm water in the bay and the age of this wreck the Berwyn is covered in marine life including healthy hard and soft coral growth and thier associated reef creatures.
CE-TREK: Carlisle Bay ~ 45ft ~ The Ce-Trek, a derelict boat constructed of cement was sunk in January 1986. This shipwreck sits in deeper water and although it can be seen and reached by freediving is usually better appreciated with a tank on.
EILLON: Carlisle Bay ~ 55ft ~ This 110ft drug boat was tied up for ~6 years in the Bridgetwon careenage before it was sunk on 8th June 1996 in Carlisle Bay Marine Park. The wreck is easily accessible for penetration and is primarily appreciated by scuba divers.
BAJAN QUEEN: Carlisle Bay ~ 35ft ~ She was Barbados’ first tugboat named the “Pelican” when the Bridgetown Harbour was being constructed in the 1960’s. A decade later, as more modern tugboats were purchased; the Pelican was then converted to a party boat called “Bajan Queen”. The Bajan Queen holds many memories for thousands of Barbadians and visitors alike. After years of operation as the party spot the Bajan Queen was donated to the Coastal Zone Management Unit. From there with the assistance of our very own Andre Miller The Bajan Queen was cleaned up and sunk on 19th May 2002 in Carlisle Bay Marine Park. She now sits only a few feet below the surface and is a highlight for snorkelers from the topside and divers from the propellers and through the engine rooms.
CORNWALLIS: Carlisle Bay ~15ft ~ A Canadian freighter sunk by a torpedo from a German U-Boat during World War II. This wreck was relocated from a very high boat traffic region of the bay to this Marine Reserve on 22nd October 2003.
BARGE: Carlisle Bay ~ 12ft ~ A Naval Landing Barge found in Carlisle Bay. This wreck is now home to numerous reef fish including the puffer’s bigger cousin the porcupine fish.