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.
Meet your guide at the Bridgetown Port to begin your 2-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, and then enjoy a complimentary lunch as you discover the local crafts and souvenirs at the Pelican Craft Center.