We'll be going on our first cruise in January to the Southern Caribbean with a stop at Barbados. It will be me, DH, DD9, DS6. I'd like to do sight-seeing in the morning, possibly return to the ship for lunch, and then do one of the clubs in Carlisle Bay in the afternoon. I was thinking Harrison's Cave in the morning but I've kind of read mixed reviews about it. Is this something really cool and exciting or is there something else you recommend? I'd like to do something unique to the island. We haven't been to any caves before but we are planning on doing one in the Smoky Mountains later this summer.
Also, if we go to Carlisle Bay and pay to use one of the clubs and go out on their boats to see the sea turtles, is this similar to what we would see if we took a catamaran snorkel tour? Obviously it would be shorter and I'm sure the boat is not as nice, but my kids won't be great at snorkeling anyways. And does anyone know if these boats would include life jackets?