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Frigate Bird Sanctuary

Barbuda
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Ranked #2 of 12 Attractions in Barbuda
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Activities: Birdwatching, Viewing wildlife
Description: Home to one of the largest frigate (or man-of-war or hurricane) bird colonies in the world.
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Leicester, North Carolina
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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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35 reviews 35 reviews
17 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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
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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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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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58 reviews 58 reviews
16 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 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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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

So many impressive displays in one area. Many birds circling above and showing their puffed red chests to attract the females. We really felt for the ones who hadn't got a mate as it was near the end of the season.

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Travelbugbarry
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013 via mobile

I am not normally interested in birds but this is a must do. You travel out to the nesting trees on boats - there is no land, you have to complete the tour in small boats. Our tour guide was excellent and shared a lot of interesting information. You come within inches of the birds. It is really magnificent to... More

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