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Adventure Antigua - Eli's Original Eco Tour provided by Adventure Antigua

Adventure Antigua - Eli's Original Eco Tour

Adventure Antigua - Eli's Original Eco Tour
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Last updated: Mar 15, 2021
A note from Adventure Antigua - Eli's Original Eco Tour
During these times, the Antiguan authorities are making it mandatory for guests to wear face masks while interacting with other members of the public, therefore when you are coming on to the boat/interacting with other guests, you must have on your face masks - thankyou for understanding.
What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
Regular temperature checks for staff
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Face masks provided for travelers
About
Eli’s Original Eco tour is Antigua’s oldest Eco tour. We spend a full day in the North Sound of Antigua where we have 22 uninhabited pristine offshore islands. Learn about the eco systems & the history of the different islands in this protected area. Also the turtle project at Jumby Bay, the reef ball system at Maiden Island, the beautiful and important Mangrove system of Guiana Island & much more. There are two snorkeling sessions (& a snorkel lesson for those who need) along with a nature walk/hike to the top of Bird Island where you might get a chance to see one our indigenous & endangered (nonpoisonous) Antigua Racer Snake. We also visit Hells Gate Island for a snorkel or a climb through a small cave-like structure that goes through the island & comes out over a natural bridge on top – seeing the Atlantic Ocean on one side & Caribbean Sea on the other. Local lunch and drinks are all included in the tour which is great for all ages!
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h 40m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h 40m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 155659P1
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
Use of Snorkelling equipment • Lunch • Snacks • Bottled water • Soda/Pop • Restroom on board • Homemade rum punch is served at the end of the tour after all activities have been completed.
Duration
2h 40m
Departure details
Traveler pickup is offered.
We pick up on the dock or beach from select hotels and locations.
The Crow's Nest Restaurant & Bar, Jolly Harbour Marina, Antigua and Barbuda Dockside/Marina side of the Crow's Nest restaurant
Jolly Harbour, Antigua and Barbuda
Hawksbill by rex resorts, 17.115800, -61.896876, Gray's Farm Main Rd, Five Islands village, Antigua and Barbuda
Royalton Antigua Resort & Spa, Five Islands village, Antigua and Barbuda
Galley Bay, Antigua and Barbuda
Dickenson Bay, Antigua and Barbuda
Dickenson Bay Cottages, Dickenson Bay, Anchorage Road, St. John, s, Antigua, Antigua and Barbuda
Blue Waters Drive, Blue Waters Dr, Cedar Grove, Antigua and Barbuda
Buccaneer Beach Club Antigua, Dickenson Bay, Antigua and Barbuda
Buccaneer Beach Club Antigua, Dickenson Bay, Antigua and Barbuda
Hermitage Bay Beach, Jennings new Extension, Jennings, Antigua, Antigua and Barbuda
Ocean Point Resort & Spa, Hodges Bay Main Rd, St John's, Antigua and Barbuda
Hodges Bay Resort & Spa, Sandy Lane, Hodges Bay St Johns, Antigua and Barbuda
Long Island, Antigua and Barbuda
Saint John's, St John's, Antigua and Barbuda
Ports:
Deep Water Harbour, St Johns, Antigua
Jolly Harbour Marina, Bolans, Antigua
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Inclusions
Use of Snorkelling equipment • Lunch • Snacks • Bottled water • Soda/Pop • Restroom on board • Homemade rum punch is served at the end of the tour after all activities have been completed.
Departure details
Traveler pickup is offered.
We pick up on the dock or beach from select hotels and locations.
The Crow's Nest Restaurant & Bar, Jolly Harbour Marina, Antigua and Barbuda Dockside/Marina side of the Crow's Nest restaurant
Jolly Harbour, Antigua and Barbuda
Hawksbill by rex resorts, 17.115800, -61.896876, Gray's Farm Main Rd, Five Islands village, Antigua and Barbuda
Royalton Antigua Resort & Spa, Five Islands village, Antigua and Barbuda
Galley Bay, Antigua and Barbuda
Dickenson Bay, Antigua and Barbuda
Dickenson Bay Cottages, Dickenson Bay, Anchorage Road, St. John, s, Antigua, Antigua and Barbuda
Blue Waters Drive, Blue Waters Dr, Cedar Grove, Antigua and Barbuda
Buccaneer Beach Club Antigua, Dickenson Bay, Antigua and Barbuda
Buccaneer Beach Club Antigua, Dickenson Bay, Antigua and Barbuda
Hermitage Bay Beach, Jennings new Extension, Jennings, Antigua, Antigua and Barbuda
Ocean Point Resort & Spa, Hodges Bay Main Rd, St John's, Antigua and Barbuda
Hodges Bay Resort & Spa, Sandy Lane, Hodges Bay St Johns, Antigua and Barbuda
Long Island, Antigua and Barbuda
Saint John's, St John's, Antigua and Barbuda
Ports:
Deep Water Harbour, St Johns, Antigua
Jolly Harbour Marina, Bolans, Antigua
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
2h 40m
Return details
Returns to original departure point
Additional information
Wheelchair accessible
Infants must sit on laps
Most travelers can participate
This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 31 travelers
Itinerary
  • You’ll have 15 starting options
    Or, you can also get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Great Bird Island
    Stop: 90 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Hell's Gate
    Stop: 60 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    Long Bay
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
    Pass by
    Antigua
  • You'll end at
    See Important Information for details
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Alexandra R
2 contributions
Incredible day exploring, beaching, and eating!
Jun 2021
Incredible trip! One of the highlights of our Antigua stay. Thrilling discovery of Hell's Gate, gorgeous beaches and delicious lunch at Bird Island, and great snorkeling later on. The time sadly went by so fast! A bonus is the obvious passion for and knowledge of the environment that Trevor and Shamel show. Book it!
Written June 9, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Liz O
5 contributions
Great day activity to explore Antigua
Jun 2021 • Couples
Charles our guide and Shamel our boat driver were amazing hosts. They provided a lot of information about Antigua and the landmarks we saw passing through the water. They made sure we were safe and looked after when snorkeling and hiking at Hells Gate and Bird Island. It is super unfortunate that the owners of Bird Island are enforcing a fee for the view there. Nature is to be shared with everybody. The lunch provided, drinks and wonderful service was all worth it! Thank you!
Written June 8, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

John & Staci
Miami, FL2 contributions
Awesome Day
May 2021
Awesome Day! Shemelle & Trevor were wonderful tour guides. Very knowledgeable, laid back, not in a rush and just a pleasure to talk to about the beautiful island of Antigua.
Written May 15, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Amy P
Gainesville, VA5 contributions
Great trip
This trip has a little bit of everything! History about the island, detailed nature information, fun snorkeling and good food.
The captain and the crew made this experience great, would recommend this to anyone wanting to a mixed adventure day.
Written January 2, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
AdventureAntigua
Thanks! It really is exactly that.
Written January 4, 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Leah
York, UK11 contributions
Absolutely Brilliant
Me (22) my brother (20) my dad and his partner went on this tour and we all thoroughly enjoyed it. The boat wasn’t over crowded and so was comfortable. The hike at Hells Gate was incredible and Bird Island and Snorkelling just as good. What made the trip was the 2 guides. Their cheeky personalities made the day funny and their knowledge of the islands was thorough. I would highly recommend this trip to anyone in Antigua.
Written December 22, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
AdventureAntigua
Shamel and Reef are a father and son team that couldn't be better at what they do. Thanks so much for sharing your experience.
Written January 4, 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

trickiedickie1
Surrey42 contributions
Wonderful day
Mar 2020
This was one of the highlights of our visit this year. The crew were helpful, polite and informative. Unlike some of the other catamaran tours this doesn't have music you don't like or roudy guests - this is a bit more sophisticated. Emphasis is on information about the ecology and wildlife. Great snorkeling plus a bit of adventure at Hell's Gate. Plenty to drink and the rum punch came out after the afternoon snorkel. Good lunch as well.
Written March 16, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

JOHN_DARGAVEL
Walsall, UK14 contributions
Eco Tour with Adventure Antigua
Mar 2020 • Couples
Booked through Nexus Experience desk at the Royalton Hotel and picked up (on time) at the beach. The minute we stepped on board Capt Shamal, Trevor & Kadim put us at ease and made sure we were welcomed to the trip. We picked up others from St John’s and Dickinson Bay. The crew imparted their local knowledge (antiguapedia!!) with facts and tales.

The weather was fantastic and all of the activities were all voluntary, no pressure from the crew. We enjoyed a swim and a climb at Hells Gate, a swim and a hike at Bird Island and some snorkelling on the reefs nearby. En route we saw turtles and rays. The snorkelling groups were led my Trevor and Kadim; again no pressure to participate.

Lunch was a nice combination of chicken, pasta and salad and on the way back we were treated to rum punch and banana bread. Thanks crew to a great day out. Highly recommended.
Written March 4, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

larosa46
Boston, MA36 contributions
Excellent day on the water
Feb 2020
I’m sorry to say we did not take any cash for a tip with us on our tour so the next best thing I can do is give a 5 star review to these hard working guys. From the moment we stepped on to the boat they were welcoming and made us feel we were in very competent hands. Trevor, Jeron and shemiel ( not sure of spelling) give you a great experience. I was hesitant to climb the hells gate but I was encouraged and so glad I did it. The snorkeling was fun and lunch was delicious. Ending off with a fabulous rum punch and home made banana bread. Top notch all the way. Thank you!
Written February 27, 2020
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TravelBean
19 contributions
Highlight of our trip
We went on this cruise last week and like everyone else we loved it! The boat is big and has plenty of room for everyone. The staff are amazing and know so much about the area and the eco system. All of the stops were great, exploring Hell’s Gate, then lunch and a short hike at Bird Island (lunch was delicious) and then snorkeling where we saw a ton of fish. Rum punch and banana bread to end a fabulous day! Definitely do this trip for a one-of-a-kind experience!
Written February 20, 2020
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Jayne P
Heathfield, UK23 contributions
Highly recommended trip
Jan 2020
Loved this trip. The crew were so friendly and knowledgeable, it was a treat to hear about the history and ongoing conservation efforts being undertaken. We were lucky to catch glimpse of 15 turtles on our trip, enjoyed some snorkelling and the lovely lunch on Bird Island beach as well as the lovely walk over Bird Island........not forgetting the ‘unforgettable ’ Rum Punch and Banana Bread on the way back. On our day it was too choppy for me personally to swim over to Devil’s Gate (as I’m not a good swimmer), but it was lovely to see most of the others on board go. Me and my husband enjoyed this trip so much we considered going on it again during our 2week stay.
Written February 11, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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Tamara R
Tamara R
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Highlight of my birthday trip!
I booked this all day tour on my last full day of my trip to Antigua! It was the highlight of my vacation. I had an
TropicalTraveler87
TropicalTraveler87
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AMAZING TOUR- WORTH EVERY PENNY
I will start off this review by saying that I have been to many Caribbean islands, and have done several excursions
keka1324
keka1324
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MUST DO EXCURSION!
This excursion was one for the books, the 3 tour guides were extremely knowledgeable about the island and made us a
Priscilla H
Priscilla H
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Great tour
Such an amazing time. Captain and crew were fun and also informative . A nice change from the same catamaran tours
DesertLvr17
DesertLvr17
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Awesome Excursion
If looking for a full day of fun, we HIGHLY recommend doing this excursion! The boat crew, Gilly and Charles are am
steviemonce
steviemonce
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Absolutely Incredible
From the knowledgeable, fun And friendly staff to the incredible stingray experience this excursion was nothing sho
RachelAndJohnR
RachelAndJohnR
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Enjoyed beautiful views, informative tour, and fun stops on boat tour around the island
We did the Extreme Circumnavigation, and would highly recommend it! We booked it through the Sandals Island Routes
AshleyM633
AshleyM633
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Eco tour done right
We were nervous about doing tours given Covid still being active worldwide but this team of professionals made it f
Jet745736
Jet745736
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HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
This was truly amazing. Charles knowledge on the island and his energy were top notch. This was well worth time and
Mike M
Mike M
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Best part of our vacation
Best excursion on the island. I highly recommend. Shaq, Reef, and his dad make a great group. Stingray city was our
sabrinaW890812
sabrinaW890812
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Eli's EcoTour
Great staff on boat, always talking to us, answering questions, etc. Boat ride was fun, lunch was good and the sto
ungrecco
ungrecco
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Amazing Speed Boat Adventure
Capt Shamel and Jaron (spelling?) were fantastic tour guides! This is the BEST way to see the real Antigua. You g
Jennifer B
Jennifer B
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Birthday boat trip
We went on a private tour for my birthday and we had the best time. Captain Shamel and first mate Charles were the
s250mama
s250mama
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Great Tour around the Island
My husband and I did a private charter and it was a lot of fun. The staff was knowledgeable and nice. Was told we
BeckyFjellandDavis
BeckyFjellandDavis
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The best day!
What a memorable day! The entire trip was fun, beautiful, and at times exciting. Charles was the best narrator ever
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