Visit Pelican Craft Center and interact with local artists!
The tour begins at Pelican Island, which was a small uninhabited island that once existed off the west coast of Bridgetown and Fontabelle, in St Michael, Barbados. According to historical record, the island received its name from brown pelicans that would nest there. There is now a tourist attraction called The Pelican Village ("Pelican Crafts Centre") in the area, a port, as a tribute to the separate island that once existed there. The Pelican Craft Center is the largest arts and crafts center in the Caribbean with shops and many workshops at which visitors can take a tour and watch the craftsmen creating glass creations, pottery and visit a cigar factory and see how cigars are made. All the crafts are designed and made by local Barbadians.
The driver will Pick you up from the hotel (hotel lobby) or Bridgetown Port (If on a cruiser) where you meet your guide at the Bridgetown Port (outside the port on the right-hand side) to begin your 2. 5 hour tour at the Pelican Craft Center - the largest craft center in the Caribbean. Learn about the history of Pelican Island as you stroll across the street to begin an exciting tour at Pelican Craft Center. Have a go on the pottery wheel at the pottery shop and watch a demonstration on how to make gorgeous crystal pieces that are in the shop Crystal Forms. Visit the Cigar Factory, a must see if you want to learn how local cigars are made. Also don't forget about Debbie's Closet which has some fabulous handbags, clothing and much more. Take pictures, as you discover the local crafts and souvenirs at the Pelican Craft Center and then enjoy a complimentary lunch.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: I will meet you at the Bridgetown Port, for the start of the tour.
End location: The tour will end at the Bridgetown Port, or the City, where you be pick up and taken back to your hotel.
Duration: 2 hours 30 min.
Due to inclement weather in Barbados around June to November, this might affect the duration of the tour.
Customer will get around walking and air conditioned Taxi.
Guided tour of Pelican Island
Demonstrations in Pelican Craft Centre that you can take part in
Estimated Local Cash Needed
50 USD - (approx BDS: $100) Entrance fee if applicable ranges between BDS$10-20 per person
I can customize a tour for large or small groups. If you are a solo traveler or have more than 4 in your party, click 'ask a question' and I will send you a quote