About Us

The Barbados Cruising Club is a family friendly, totally inclusive sailing club located right on the beach at the south end of Carlisle Bay, on Barbados’ south coast. We’re easy to find, right next door to the Radisson Aquatica,4342 just look for our small fleet of club boats and members’ Hobie Cats, or the rather more noticeable 30 foot Super Cat. “Silver Bullet” on the sand.

The core aim of our club is to make marine activities available to everyone on the island.  Primarily sailing, but our stunning beach front location, in sheltered Carlisle Bay is perfect for swimmers, snorkellers, kayakers or for those who just want a lazy day on the golden sands.

We deliberately keep our membership rates as low as possible. We want you to come join us and become a part of our club. We welcome novices and seasoned sailors alike. If you’ve never sailed before, it’s not a problem. Our experienced yachtsmen are always on the look out for crew. Our Commodore and Captain regularly take their boats out on a Saturday afternoon, and you’re welcome to join them to see if you get bitten by the sailing bug. No boat? No worries! We have a small fleet of club dinghies and kayaks that are available for members to use.

Our club is home to Dippers Beach Bar and Restaurant. Recently refurbished and with uninterrupted views of historic Carlisle Bay from the bar and first floor outdoor terrace, there’s no better place to relax and watch the evening sunset. If you don’t want to get your feet wet, there’s a great regular social programme at Dippers.

Our Commodore, the Cruising Club Committee and the crew of Dippers look forward to welcoming you to The Barbados Cruising Club and of course the joys of sailing in the crystal clear blue waters of the Caribbean.

The Cruising Club is run on a day to day basis by a volunteer management committee.  There are no paid officers at the Club.  The committee is elected each year by the membership at the AGM.  Overseeing the management committee is a group of elected Club directors which includes the Commodore, Vice Commodore and Club Treasurer.

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Dippers Beach Bar

Named after “The Dipper”, The Right Excellent Errol Walton Barrow, who was known to spend many an afternoon looking over the bay from the terrace, it’s the ideal place to enjoy a bottle of Banks or if you prefer, a measure of Barbados’ finest rum!

Set Sail Barbados

Set Sail Barbados (Lessons)

Come sail with us! For something fun, physical and exciting in the crystal blue waters of Barbados, few things come close.
Experience Something New: Exciting, challenging and fun!! We offer lessons for all ages.

G Fish

G-Fish Barbados (Diving)

When he started GFish Barbados, he had over 20,000 dives so the government of Barbados sank a ship and then celebrated 50 years of independence. He is the island’s most renowned waterman and the dawn of GFish diving was long overdue.

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Paddle Barbados

Paddle Barbados is the one-stop-shop for everything SUP in Barbados, offering the island’s best SUP lessons & tours, and the largest variety of rental equipment, including paddleboards, surfboards, kayaks, snorkels, and boogie boards. Get in touch with us to get on the water!