- English-speaking certified shore excursion guide!
- Guided walk through Oistin's dockyard and jetty
- Learn about the history of Oistins Fish Market
- Guided tour of Oistin's fish market
- Sample freshly prepared fish meals and snacks
- Relax and enjoy the coastal view of the town at Miami Beach.
You'll start your adventure by meeting knowledgeable and enthusiastic guides just a 20-minute taxi ride from your Barbados cruise ship dock. Once you get checked in your guide will lead your group to the fish market and jetty to start this great combo of sightseeing and delicious food excursion started.
Please note that this excursion is only available on Fridays (except on public holidays). Book early to secure your space!
Your guide will take you through the fish market and jetty where you will be able to see the boats bringing ashore freshly caught fish such as Mahi Mahi, Tuna, Kingfish, Marlin, and the local delicacy (and one-half of their national dish) flying fish. See how the fishermen skillfully skin, clean, and portion the fish to provide to the vendors. Your guide will also provide you with the rich history of this popular fish market.
Many of the local men are descendants of generations of fishermen who passed on their knowledge of the sea and particular fish-catching skills to them. They use methods such as hand lines, nets, and fish pots to fish in the waters around Barbados. The "official" fishing season is from December to April.
You will also visit some craft vendors within Oistin's Fish Market. Up next is Oistins Fish Fry, where you will sample Bajan fish at three different stops. After the food sampling, you're off to Miami Beach where you can relax and view the town's coastline.
This day will give you an understanding of the rich history of Barbados and an appreciation for the many wonderful flavors of its food. You can make your way back to your Barbados cruise ship at your leisure.