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Image of Deborah, main tour guide for Chattel House Audio Tours, specializing in historical and cultural tours.

Meet Deborah Grant: Your Cultural Compass to Barbados

Hello, I’m Deborah Grant – a Certified International Tour Director and your guide at Chattel House Audio Tours Inc. Escaping the corporate world, I’ve embarked on a journey to share the enchanting tales of my island home.

With a heart brimming with passion, I’ve woven my profound knowledge of Barbados into immersive historical, heritage, and cultural tours. Through Chattel House Audio Tours, my purpose is to unveil the soul of this paradise, going beyond its sun-kissed beaches.

A sojourn through Barbados is a rendezvous with its vibrant character. Let me be your cultural compass, leading you through a tapestry of stories that date back generations. The echoes of our ancestors resonate within us “Chatters,” a cadre of passionate tour guides whose stories intermingle with the island’s rich history.

It’s our joy and privilege to impart these narratives, creating a shared experience that bridges the past and present. The enchanting vistas and cobblestone pathways are but pages in the storybook of Barbados, and I’m here to reveal the chapters that define its essence.

As you embark on our tours, you’ll find that Barbados is more than just a destination – it’s an invitation to connect, learn, and embrace the vibrant culture that pulses through every corner. Get ready to embark on a journey that will enrich your heart and mind, one story at a time.

With excitement to share our world with you,

Image of tour guide Zachary P, leading historical walking tours in Bridgetown, Garrison, and Speightstown

Meet Zachary Pinder: Your Enthusiastic Storyteller

Hey there, I’m Zachary Pinder, your dedicated guide at Chattel House Audio Tours Inc. Currently pursuing a Management degree, I’m a 24-year-old with a passion for crafting narratives through various art forms. Whether it’s freezing moments with a camera, weaving verses, or sketching scenes, I find solace in creative expression.

Photography and videography are my allies in unraveling the tales hidden within Barbados’ streets. Beyond the lens, I’m drawn to the tranquility of the beach and the warmth of friends and family.

Tour guiding is more than a job; it’s my window to history. Sharing stories with you and witnessing your fascination is a thrill like no other. Each interaction enriches my understanding of the world and adds a new layer to my own history.

Barbados is a treasure trove of stories waiting to be discovered, and I’m on a perpetual quest to find and share them. Join me for an immersive journey where the past comes to life through my words, connecting us with the heart of this vibrant island.

Ready to explore together?

Image of tour guide Evan, leading historical walking tours in Bridgetown.

Introducing Evan McDonald: Illuminating Barbados’ Rich Heritage

Greetings, I’m Evan McDonald, your guide at Chattel House Audio Tours Inc. Holding a degree in Fine Art, my love for history seamlessly intertwines with my artistic soul. At 21, I’m captivated by the stories that have shaped humanity and inspire my creative expression.

When not absorbed in my artwork, I’m immersed in historical fiction and medieval fantasy, allowing me to experience bygone eras vividly. As we explore Barbados’ historical sites, I aim to unearth the human experiences etched into each landmark. Who were the individuals that walked these paths? How did they shape their lives?

Being a tour guide is an enriching experience, connecting past narratives with our guests’ backgrounds. It’s a reciprocal journey of discovery, where the threads of history bind us together. I’m excited to intertwine your story with Barbados’ vibrant tapestry, painting a living picture of the past and kindling connections that span time.

Looking forward to embarking on this expedition with you.

Image of tour guide Kristin from Chattel House Audio Tours, leading historical walking tours in Barbados.

 Hello, I’m Kristin Watkins, a proud member of the Chattel House Audio Tours family. Beyond the realms of tour guiding, my passions include diving into the world of literature, honing my writing skills, and mastering the art of ju-jitsu.

Being a tour guide is more than a profession for me; it’s a journey of connection and discovery. I find immense joy in unraveling the rich tapestry of Barbados’ history and culture, sharing these stories with guests from near and far. Whether you’re a local, a fellow Caribbean dweller, or an international visitor, my aim is to provide you with a deep and accurate understanding of the island’s vibrant past.

What excites me the most is the opportunity to connect with people from diverse corners of the world. Engaging in conversations about their societies, exploring the striking commonalities, and celebrating the differences are experiences that enrich both my life and the tours I lead.

In my tours, I strive to uphold a high standard of historical accuracy and rigor, ensuring that every detail is presented with precision. But it’s not just about facts; I believe in infusing a bit of humor and levity to create an engaging and memorable experience. It warms my heart to see guests resonating with not just the history I share but also the affable personality I bring to each tour.

Join me on a journey through the vibrant history and culture of Barbados, where every story is a thread in the rich fabric of our island. I’m excited to be your guide, weaving together moments of discovery, laughter, and connection.

Zachary Hoyte, dedicated storyteller at Chattel House Audio Tours, unravels the tapestry of Barbados' history.

Meet Zachary Hoyte: Bridging the Past and Present in Barbados

Hello, I’m Zachary Hoyte, an enthusiastic guide at Chattel House Audio Tours, where I have the privilege of merging my two favorite passions: history and the military. Guiding you through the vibrant tapestry of Barbados, I aim to not only share historical facts but to immerse you in the essence of the areas we explore—past, present, and future.

Barbados, with its rich history intertwined with military heritage, is a captivating canvas. Its prosperity, historically defended by one of the largest military establishments in this hemisphere, holds stories of resilience, triumph, and power projection across the region.

As we navigate through these narratives, my goal is for guests to leave with a profound understanding of the areas we traverse, experiencing a sense of what life was like in times gone by. The layers of Barbados’ history are vast, and I’m here to unfold them for you.

Beyond the historical realm, you might find it amusing that I’m an active rugby player. It’s particularly ironic considering the Garrison’s significance as the home of rugby in Barbados. Additionally, I’m a proud Boy Scout, another twist of fate as the Garrison serves as a parade ground where I’ve proudly marched on Independence Day.

Join me on a journey through the intriguing history and culture of Barbados, where every step is a connection to our past and an exploration of the vibrant narratives that define our island.

Excited to share this experience with you,


Deborah, founder of Chattel House Audio Tours, with her late father, architects of her love for Barbados' heritage.

My Journey with Daddy: Unveiling Barbados’ Treasures

In the embrace of my father’s wisdom, Chattel House Audio Tours Inc. found its roots. My beloved daddy, my guiding star, ignited the flame of curiosity within me, inspiring a world of boundless exploration.

Together, we embarked on ventures that painted the landscapes of our beautiful Barbados. His belief that nothing is beyond reach fueled our shared quest to uncover hidden gems. Our hearts danced through villages where corned beef met fiery pepper sauce, and we savored thick slices of cheese cutters at local bars.

Barbados became our canvas of discovery, and every experience etched memories that now shape the essence of our tours. The legacy of my daddy lives on as Chattel House Audio Tours, inviting you to join us in traversing the woven tapestry of history, heritage, and culture.

His spirit drives me to share the vivid hues and intricate brushstrokes that color our island. With every step you take, you’ll sense the presence of a father’s love, a shared dream, and an unyielding passion to unveil the heart of Barbados.

As I stand beside him in our photo, I’m reminded of his wisdom, the moments we cherished, and the journey that led to the creation of this company. It’s my privilege to extend his legacy by guiding you through the stories that make Barbados truly exceptional.

Together, let’s celebrate the influences that shape our paths and explore the island he helped me know and love.

In loving memory.

Deborah, founder of Chattel House Audio Tours, commemorates her grandmother's profound influence on her passion for Barbados' rich heritage.

Nurtured by Granny’s Love: The Essence of Chattel House Audio Tours

In the tender embrace of my beloved granny, the foundation of Chattel House Audio Tours Inc. was laid. Her love, wisdom, and the flavors of her cherished dishes have intertwined with my journey, shaping a company that celebrates Barbados’ heritage.

Our bond was exceptional; she filled my world with warmth and joy. Her cou cou and okra sloosh, a culinary masterpiece, still tantalize my taste buds today. Each bite is a nostalgic reminder of our shared moments, where love was a secret ingredient.

Saturday mornings became our canvas of adventure. As we strolled through bustling markets, the promise of Comfort and delectable sugar cake was the sweet reward that enriched our experiences. Those moments weren’t just about shopping; they were about connection, heritage, and creating memories that linger in my heart.

In the photo of my dear granny and me, I see the embodiment of the values and traditions that shaped the essence of our tours. Through Chattel House Audio Tours, I aim to share the spirit of my granny with you – her joy, her flavors, and her unwavering love for Barbados.

Join me on a journey where her stories come alive through the rich tapestry of our island’s history, heritage, and culture. Let’s celebrate the legacy of a remarkable woman who inspired not just me, but an entire experience that invites you to savor the heart and soul of Barbados.

With gratitude and love.

Remembering Our Remarkable Guides: Cherishing Past Chatters

Tour Guide Riana-Rose Taitt

Hi, I am Riana-Rose Taitt.

I am a University of the West Indies student studying management with marketing.

I have been a CHAT tour guide from 2020 and have since, not only enjoyed my time giving tours, but also grew and developed my skills, learning how to add my uniqueness to the experience that CHAT to provides.

Barbados also has a lot to offer, and each guest has something about our island that they favor and enjoy the most. I try my best to ensure that they, not only see the most of these aspects, but also that they fall in love with all the intriguing content of the tours and journey we embark on together.

Riana-Rose continued with her education in 2021 and did not continue with us.   We wish her all the best.