Wildlife in Barbados

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From monkeys to turtles, Bajans share their beautiful island with the varied local wildlife. You might spot one of Barbados’ famous green monkeys in a lush gully, or even in someone’s garden. From the coast, on a boat or in the water you could see hawksbill and leatherback turtles, bottlenose dolphins and humpback whales. In the air and trees, there are over 200 species of birds, from pelicans to parakeets, and bats keep the insect population under control.

Barbados Wildlife Reserve
Take a stroll through the reserve’s mahogany forest and you will be joined by green monkeys, tortoises, raccoons, deer, pelicans and otters; all roaming freely. There is also a walk-through aviary with parrots, flamingoes, toucans, pelicans, lovebirds and macaws.

Atlantis Submarine Tours
This narrated submarine tour lets you experience life up to 150 feet below the Caribbean Sea. Peer through portholes at colourful fish, sea turtles, eels and sharks in the day or wait until evening, when the night predators come out.