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Antigua Reef Riders Self-Drive Boat and Snorkeling Tour

  • Antigua boat tour and snorkel experience supervised by a guide in the lead
  • Self-driving boats and snorkel equipment provided to explore Cades Reef
  • Bottled water ensures passengers stay hydrated during the trip
Antigua Reef Riders Self-Drive Boat and Snorkeling Tour
From $130.00
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Antigua Reef Riders Self-Drive Boat and Snorkeling Tour
From $130.00
Drive your own inflatable Reef Rider boat to explore the West Coast of Antigua. This 10-foot (3-meter) boat is compact enough to access the smallest and shallowest lagoons, teeming with marine life. Slip on the provided mask, fins, and snorkel to dive in and see the wrasse, stingrays, lobster, and parrotfish that inhabit the reef. A guide accompanies your group the whole time to ensure your safety and comfort.
What to Expect
Begin your day's adventure with convenient pickup from your hotel and then enjoy a quick island tour on the way to Jolly Harbour. Meet your guide and listen to an in-depth orientation and safety briefing on your inflatable, 2-person boat with a 25-horsepower motor. Get fitted for a life vest and snorkeling equipment and then jump into your boat with your partner and off you go. Follow your guide (in their own boat) through the marina and out into the open water, where you can hit the gas and really get up some speed.

On the way to Cades Reef, take in views of Darkwood Beach, Fryes Bay, and Valley Church Bay. Upon arrival at Cades Reef, slip into your snorkel gear and spend about 45 minutes exploring Antigua's National Marine Park, home to a variety of fish and other marine life.

Back on the boat, head toward the mainland. During the return trip, you can attempt some boat tricks, such as doughnuts and figure eights, under the supervision of your guide. Arrive at the marina and transfer to your tour coach for drop-off back at your hotel.
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Reviews (179)
1 - 5 of 179 reviews
Reviewed 5 days ago
What a blast!

My wife and I recently signed on for a Reef Riders boat and snorkeling tour. We arrived well in advance, and Andy graciously golf-carted us to the nearby beach and picked us up in time for our booking (how's that for customer service). The boats...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Dave S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Must Book It

This excursion was one of the best we experienced while in Antigua. The husband/wife owners explained everything we needed to know to pilot the boat and explained all about Cains Reef. The water was a bit choppy and currents were rough but the boat ride...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Mike K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Great Reef tour!

Andy & Rachel managed to fit us in even though the ship was sold out and were very responsive to email. The tour was excellent! Just our family of four and our great guide Theo. Highly recommend, highlight of our trip.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Ambassador525261
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Awesome experience and A+ Service

I joined this self driving boating and snorkeling experience last minute. The staff were awesome and completely professional. Our guide Tiggr was a great guide and provided thorough instruction on how to use the boat (which was pretty easy and self explanatory). The drive out...More

Thank tbradley_2
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Best trip on our holiday.

A great experience, Theo is a brilliant guide and takes a group of people out to snorkel at the barrier reef. Then you drive your boat back and have a bit of fun on the way! Thanks to Andy and his wife, the owners of...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank RegistrarBDM
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November 30, 2018|
Response from Reef_Riders | Property representative |
Hi. We don't offer a shuttles service but you can pre-book your taxi directly on our website. There should be a link on the top of this page.Simply choose your pick up location, in this case St John's Port, when you make... More
November 7, 2018|
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Response from DeanoJS | Reviewed this property |
The children and I found it easy enough to get back in the boat after snorkelling but my wife found it a bit tricky because you need strong arms to pull yourself back over the inflateable side of the boat. The guide helped... More
November 3, 2018|
Response from Reef_Riders | Property representative |
Hi Sorry for the delay in replying, it seems that TA doesn't notify us of questions on this page. Yes, you need to select 4 adults. There is no difference in price.
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