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Barbuda Express

St Johns Harbour, St. John's, Antigua
268 560 7989
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Ranked #12 of 27 attractions in St. John's
Type: Ferries/ Boats, Tours
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English first
Brighton, Michigan
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

Brochure shows wonderfully pink sand beach, beachside bar & grill that serves lobster. Barbuda Express $95.00 per person Boat is old, crew unfriendly, late to depart, arrive at Barbuda- view of an earth mover and rusted out vehicles. 5-7 so-called taxis waiting to attack. Ended up crammed in an extended S-10 type vehicle my husband, myself and another couple. Taxi... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW via mobile

Choppy ride to get there. So what? Not always, I imagine. Eat well before the trip, relax, focus on the horizon and think about, if you had a bar on the beach, what events would you have to make it the best place to check out. It passes the time. Also thoughts about being a superhero is helpful. Fred (the... More

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Caterham
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

The ferry is not plush or very comfortable and the crossing takes 2 hours each way, not the 11/2 hours usually quoted. There isn't a lot to do on Barbuda, but the beaches are beautiful and our guide was very helpful.

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Concord, NH
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

we visited Antigua and Barbuda in January for my 50th Birthday. We loved every minute of our trip on The Barbuda Express...The ride was wonderful, the crew was nice and the Island of Barb ida was more beautiful than we even imagined. We had a great lunch at Uncle Ruddy's. I will go back and hope to stay at North... More

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Belleville, Canada
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

Fred was a delight, arranged for rental on the island. I agree ferry is pricey, we got a room for the night. Not many people very quiet we like that. I agree the island is expensive but we discovered some resorts and cabins we will look into next time. I rather like being on a beach where there arent any... More

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

The ferry boat takes an hour an a half to get to Barbuda. The waters were very choppy when we went and we actually got wet. Seats aren't comfortable...drinks are not included in the price of the trip. If you do want to go to Barbuda, I would reecommend going in one of the bigger boats.

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Hayling Island, United Kingdom
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4 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

A visit to Barbuda is a must it is an amazing place with the most amazing white sand, and travel a short distance (by boat) and there you have the wonderful pink sand

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Croissy-sur-Seine, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

One day on Barbuda : shipping from St John's Antigua was rude by I would have some regrets to miss this small tong of sand & rocks surrendered by blue water. "Taxi" guide MUST have : I do strongly recommand my new friend Claude (Quality Taxi & Tours , mail: burton.kidz.claude@gmail.com - +268 771 4345). He will gently bring you... More

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Atlantic Highlands, New Jersey
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014 via mobile

We were warned that the ride would be rough but decided to go anyway since we both don't get sea sick, but be forewarned - it was a long (2 hr) rough ride. They should rename it the vomit express - several people got sick and I almost lost it. That said.... We had a wonderful day on the island.... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

We booked this tour from a beach side tour operator and paid for it at the port. The catamaran ride takes 2 hours, not the 90 minutes as advertised. Take medicine an hour in advance and stare at the horizon for your ride to prevent motion sickness. Several people got sick on our trip. The staff are hospitable and the... More

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