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Great Bird Island

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“calypso cat”(4 reviews)
“short hike”(3 reviews)
“tropic birds”(2 reviews)
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Reviewed 25 June 2018

One of the pretties places on our eco tour. The laughing gulls were watching their hatched eggs so there was a lot of noise and activity. Easy hike to top. The views were incredible!

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Emelyn M
Reviewed 21 March 2018

Visited this island as part of a tour and were very impressed with the natural beauty and excellent beaches. The hike to the top of the island was somewhat steep (and over slippery rock) but well worth the views from the top. We also enjoyed...More

Date of experience: March 2018
3  Thank Melanie D
Reviewed 6 March 2018

After kayaking in the mangroves we arrived by speed boat at Bird Island. Swimming was amazing in warm calm water. Some of the party went snorkaling. The sand was soft and the entrance into the water was gradual. A walk up the hillside gave amazing...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank snowdrop67
Reviewed 5 March 2018

we spent half a day here on a boat tour and enjoyed every minute of it. plenty to see and do pluss a good bit or R & R

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank TILBO77
Reviewed 24 February 2018

We went on the Calypso Cat morning trip, Only about half of the people on the trip actually went in the sea to snorkel.Which was for about thirty mins. The rest of the passengers just wanted to drink. This is fine after all you are...More

Date of experience: January 2018
1  Thank Lesley B
Reviewed 29 December 2017

Stayed here off anchor recently and visited the Great Bird Island. Wonderful soft sand and a short walk to the North side and a short climb up to a higher point to see the surroundings. Didn't see the Antiguan racing snake that inhabits this island...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Gonadgimp
Reviewed 23 December 2017 via mobile

What an undiscovered paradise island. Approaching by boat looks difficult but is not beyond any reasonable sailor . At the time of visiting there were 3 buoys for mooring. Surprisingly no noise from the airport. We used the south east beach and climbed to the...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank adrian186349
Reviewed 23 December 2017

Only the Two legged human species were on island in dec, unfortunately all birds disappeared after hurricane and care yet to return, wonderful b Views from top of island to montderrat

Date of experience: December 2017
Reviewed 5 December 2017

Beautiful beaches and great snorkeling -- a short hike to the top of the island provides amazing views of Antigua and all of the other tiny islands surrounding it.

Date of experience: November 2017
1  Thank kathyp
Reviewed 11 October 2017

When you live in Antigua sometimes just getting off island is a necessity and going to Great Bird Island is like going on Vacation for a day. We usually charter a boat and go over for a full day of eating, drinking and merry making....More

Date of experience: November 2016
3  Thank Janet R
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3 September 2018|
Response from Melanie D | Reviewed this property |
The hike is very short but steep with rock surfaces that at times provide minimal traction. Not a trail for those with any limitations. Beautiful views from the top make it worth the effort!
3 September 2018|
Response from snowdrop67 | Reviewed this property |
Mainly we stayed on the beach and just took a short walk up the hill. We did see a snake and caught it on video.
16 November 2016|
Response from Gordon C | Reviewed this property |
It is not often that cannot instantly answer a traveler's question, but you sure have posed a difficult one. Most tours that I can think off that take in Bird Island are either circumnavigation or day excursion tours. I am... More