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Frigate Bird Sanctuary

Address: Barbuda
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$225*
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Ranked #2 of 11 Attractions in Barbuda
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks
Activities: Birdwatching, Viewing wildlife
Owner description: Home to one of the largest frigate (or man-of-war or hurricane) bird...
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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks
Activities: Birdwatching, Viewing wildlife
Owner description: Home to one of the largest frigate (or man-of-war or hurricane) bird colonies in the world.
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English first
Boston, Massachusetts
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Can get close to birds. Fun boat ride. Lovely to hear the mating calls. Not a long trip. No other tourists there so feels intimate.

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Prague, Czech Republic
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

We take a trip from Coco Point Lodge to Fregate Bird Sanctuary in Fabruary 2014. You need to drive to through the whole island to get here, and it takes about 40 min. Then you drive about next 20 min on small boat, but you must ask if they have petrol, because it can be, that all boats are out... More 

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Leicester, North Carolina
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

First, this is a place which is somewhat difficult to get to. We were on a sailboat and, at that, the only one with the white beach of Barbuda stretching for mile north and south. Not a single person to be seen. We were anchored a few miles south of the Lighthouse Bay resort. We took our dinghy, went north... More 

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Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
22 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

Young to adult ... close but not unnecessarily invading their space. These are magnificent birds ... just missed the mating season that ended in April. Guides very informative.

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Truro, United Kingdom
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40 reviews 40 reviews
17 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

We took a boat trip to Barbuda and weren't planning on visiting the birds. But it has to be said that this extra trip is thoroughly worth it and I urge you to go. The small boats that take you there are exhilarating and fast, but the respectful guides slow down and switch off once near the birds. I am... More 

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mermaid1
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

A unique chance to see these beautiful birds up close - especially if there are chicks.. a bit of a journey in an open boat but well worth it when you get there… a must see on Beautiful barbuda

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Bedford, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

It takes 1.5 choppy boat ride to the island, for 15 min view of the birds which cost 155$ , you do not get to see the town or really see anything on the island. The birds really cool to see

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Helpston
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5 reviews 5 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

Boring rough journey. Loud music on board whole time. Would have liked more information about Barbuda

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Clinton, New York
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

Amazing, the beauty of the birds. The guide explained the history of the birds and stopped any time we wanted to take a photo

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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69 reviews 69 reviews
22 attraction reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

I took a cruise to Barbuda for a day in September 2013 and was completely blown away by the pristine pink beaches and frigate bird sanctuary! This was truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience! Not only were there thousands of birds, but thousands of unique jellyfish floating along the water too! Beautiful pristine blue ocean and perfect weather. Amazing! Highly recommend that... More 

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