About Us

Welcome to Bolador Catamaran Cruises!

Our family-owned charter company specializes in offering a personalized cruise experience. We limit our shared cruises to small groups, even though we are licensed to carry higher numbers. Private cruises aboard our catamarans are also available.

Our aim is to avoid the crowds wherever possible, allowing our guests to enjoy the full experience of snorkelling with the turtles.

We are very proud our company has again been awarded TripAdvisor's Certificate of Excellence. We couldn't have achieved this without our amazing team!

Our mission is to make your day with us the BEST DAY of your holiday!

Geoff & Sharon Coyle

Bolador - A Brief History

Our catamaran, Bolador, was designed and built in Barbados by John Tempro. The construction began in Welches (near the fishing town of Oistins) in March 1987 and took approximately 18 months to complete.

It was during the building stage that John was often visited by a friend who had interest in the history of the island. During one of those visits, he brought a book about the early settlers to share with John. As he was turning the pages, John came across a beautiful photo of a flying fish with the words below "he who flies between air and water." The early settlers called flying fish 'Bolador' - this name was perfect!

Bolador was launched on August 31, 1989 from the beach just across from the building site. Bolador is known to be the fastest sailing catamaran on the island!