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Home to one of the largest frigate (or man-of-war or hurricane) bird...

Home to one of the largest frigate (or man-of-war or hurricane) bird colonies in the world.

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Barbuda Day Trip from Antigua
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Great Trip for Photography

Went on the Barbuda Experience trip with Caribbean Helicopters, which also includes a boat ride to the bird sanctuary. We expected to see a few birds, but got to see thousands... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Herb E
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Southwest Oklahoma
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Southwest Oklahoma
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151 reviews
68 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went on the Barbuda Experience trip with Caribbean Helicopters, which also includes a boat ride to the bird sanctuary. We expected to see a few birds, but got to see thousands, and from a very close range.

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We took the day tour from our hotel on Antigua, the 90 minute catamaran ferry crossing to Barbuda and then a small boat to the bird sanctuary. We thoroughly enjoyed the crossing and at the sanctuary we were taken within 2 metres of some of the thousands of birds which were totally unmoved by our presence. There were males, displaying,... More 

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Thank Sue A
Aurora, Canada
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

My wife and I took a small boat from the harbour in Coderington to the Frigate Bird Sanctuary. Our guide Vernon was excellent. It is really something to see these birds and the way they live in the wild. The time of year is important as the males left the area. But we were there during mating season and it... More 

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UK
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110 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015 via mobile

This is definitely worth the trip we arrived am helicopter and went on this tour and had lunch on the beach. Our children loved this as it was mating season and very interesting very educational and well worth getting a fine from school over it! We aren't really into birds but really loved this trip

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Darlington, United Kingdom
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166 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

Visited the Frigate bird sanctuary whilst on the Catermaran day trip from Antigua in August, we were taken by boat as soon as we landed on the beach, the guy who drives the boat gives a running commentary as you reach the birds which is very informative and funny too. You spend about half an hour motoring slowly among the... More 

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Newtown, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

Fantastic to see hundreds of birds with the great red balls under their chins! And they make the most amazing sounds. By law you have to take a local water taxi to the site in the mangroves. You don't get out of the boat so don't worry about getting wet on a beach and prices are fixed at US$50 for... More 

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Thank PJBS
London
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50 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

stayed on Barbuda for two weeks and although we have visited several times before my brother and his partner hadn't. Really glad we went with them, this time it was mating season and the male birds were there. It was spectacular, if you have a chance you really should not miss this. The boat ride is fun, the boatman interesting... More 

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015 via mobile

George Geoffrey steered us and gave us some good background knowldge about the Lagoon . More impressive than I had imagined. Frigatte birds in their hundreds . Do not miss the trip on such a great Island

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Marianna, Florida, United States
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204 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

Short boat ride across the lagoon to see where the frigate birds hang out. The boat captain was very knowledgeable. He knew exactly where to take us to see the most birds and knew a lot about their history. Definitely an experience not to be missed.

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Thank Rob N
London, United Kingdom
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820 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015 via mobile

Flew to barbuda on a day trip and a boat trip to this lagoon and frigit bird colleny was on the agenda. It was a birdwatchers paradise. It was like being in a wildlfe documentary. I was here in breeding season and the spectacle of the males drumming on their inflated red pouches was wonderful to see. These are the... More 

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