Barbados South Coast Horseshoe Lobster

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Today, weather permitting, we will be free-diving for horseshoe lobster at “The Hole”. I don’t know the real name for the lobster we call the “horseshoe”, but the meat is so much sweeter than the normal lobster. I’ll post a photo if we are lucky, and maybe someone can tell me the true name for what some call “fat boy” lobster with no claws.

If any of our surfing readers know the location of the place on the South Coast called “The Hole”, come on out and join us. We’d love to meet you!

photo by Shona of “The Hole” 

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8 responses to “Barbados South Coast Horseshoe Lobster

  1. Pat

    I know the crustacean you are speaking of. My uncle caught a few of them on the east coast. It is not really a lobster, I think it is a crab, but we also called it a lobster. Funny shape it has with an extremely broad head.

  2. Hants

    Any luck catching the lobster? I am curious to see what it looks like. Back in 85 a fisherman in paynes bay gave me something like you described. he told me then that it was the first he had seen in years.

    He caught it in his fish pot. I cooked it and ate it with an avocado pear for breakfast. It was very delicious.

    Hope you were lucky.

  3. BFP

    Hi Hants

    We had quite a feast last night – but no sweet lobsters. Weather didn’t cooperate. Maybe next week!

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  6. Sam

    This particular lobster is also called a “slipper” lobster. Its blunt features take the shape of a simple shoe. I work at Lobster Alive in Barbados and have to agree their meat seems to be consistently more sweet than the prevalent Spiny Lobster, but there aren’t that many around.

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  8. 232

    Where is The Hole?