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Review of Great Bird Island

Great Bird Island
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USD 157.00*
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Snorkel and Kayak Adventure in Antigua
Ranked #15 of 62 things to do in St. John's
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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 snorkeling on the reef near the island (although the fish were not plentiful on that day).

Thank Melanie D
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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 views of the green sea and tropic birds. I walked along a narrow pathway alone away from the beach and was overjoyed to find and video an Antiguan racer snake which came out of the undergrowth and across my path. Apparently this was an exceptional experience.

Thank snowdrop67
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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

Thank TILBO77
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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 on holiday. However if you don't drink it is a waste of money. The trip to Bird Island was short a lovely view but not the hike I expected. I can climb the paths around my home in England steeper than that. The rest of the time was spent having lunch and a lot of the passengers drinking the same drinks they could have had for free at the hotel. The journey back to the hotel was very fast and therefore quite rough. I did feel that I had paid to sit on a boat and watch very drunk people dancing. It was not the trip I expected I mentioned this to another couple who agreed. At the end of the morning some guests were hardly able to walk off the boat. If you want to just snorkel stay in the resort.

Thank Lesley B
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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 but did see some exotic birds. Ate on the boat and watched a great sunset here.
Bit tricky to get to with reefs all around.

Thank Gonadgimp
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