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Forfar Field Station

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Ranked #8 of 14 Attractions in Andros
Type: Educational Sites
Activities: Snorkeling, Scuba diving
Description: For students and marine life enthusiasts, an opportunity to get hands-on experience in this unique environment.
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New York City, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

I came 11 summers ago (2003) on a high school field trip and am super excited to have found it again on TripAdvisor! The experience was priceless, eventful, and ever relaxing. As teenagers, we realized how privelaged we were in the US with central air, ice, and unlimited fresh water. After the first day of adjusting, we were place in... More

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Portsmouth, Virginia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013

Forfar Field Station was given credit as the real location (called Rockwood Field Station) in the recently released novel "Legend of Hornigold's Treasure". Anyone who has visited Forfar should read this novel. You'll love it!

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Beaverton, Ontario, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013

I visited this amazing educational facility with relatives of Archie Forfar (founder of the Field Station.) It's a well run facility that offers college students the opportunity to learn about the ecology of the island, to get their PADI scuba certification, learn to sail, etc. The instructors are very dedicated and the students we met have a great appreciation for... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2011

Forfar field station is amazing. That's all I have to say. I went there in May with Clark Montessori as a marine biolgy study. There were 22 of us. I enjoyed that trip so much. We stayed at the field Station for 3 nights, than on the Forfar boats at Fresh Creek for 4 nights. I enjoyed the field Station... More

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CowabungaBabe
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2008

I stayed at Forfar field station last year at age 13. I have to say, even without my family, for i traveled with my science teacher and about 15 of my friends, my trip to Forfar was amazing. The best vacation ive ever been on. The snorkeling was awesome, and each day we went out on about a 6 hour... More

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Lakeland, FL
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2007

If you want a true eco-experience, this is it. I travelled with my Dad and brother for a true "boys'" escape. We are NOT the "eco" types at all. However, the staff and accomodations have us reconsidering our future trips. It was educational and rustic. I will be back.

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Virginia
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2006

I had only been on a plane trip once, lol, a few months before. I was 17 and I went with my Biology 2 Gt class. There was 20 of us. We stayed at Forfar. We got out of the taxis and I walked up to the beach. All I could do was stare at the amazing blue of the... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2006

I spent about ten weeks in a cabin at Forfar, learning about the local flora and fuana, scubadiving, sailing, windsurfing, snorkling, and being immersed in the culture of the island. I must say that it was one of the most exciting trips I have ever taken. The staff there for the most part are great. They always took care of... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2005

I will never forget this week of my life. It was absolutley amazing. I was nervous before going, but ounce I got there it was too amzing to describe. the snorkeling was great and the land trips to the blue holes were just as amazing. The best part is at night laying down in one of the many hammocks and... More

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A TripAdvisor Member
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2005

Life at FFS the week I was there was good...it was better than good it was great! The staff and interns there are wonderful...I met my best friend down there! It's been almost 3 years and I still wanna go back. Diving here is great. Visibilty was incredible. Seeing is believing and I believe that Andros has some breathtaking underwater... More

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