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Island Safari and Stingray Fantasy Antigua
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Island Safari and Stingray Fantasy Antigua

By National Tours and Services
Recommended by 100% of travelers
100% of reviewers gave this product a bubble rating of 4 or higher.
About

Ages 0-99, max of 2 per group
Duration: 4h
Start time: Check availability
Mobile ticket
Meets animal welfare guidelines
Live guide: English
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  • Island safari tour
  • Experienced tour guides
  • Stingray city snorkeling tour
  • Lunch
  • Beverages
  • Local taxes
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Entry/Admission - Stingray City
What's not included
  • Gratuities


Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
  • St. John's, St. John's, Saint John Parish, Antigua, Antigua and Barbuda
    At the bottom of Redcliffe Street by the Dock
Pickup details
  • We pick up from all hotels in Antigua except Nonsuch Bay or clients can arrange to take a taxi from the hotel to meet the tour in St. John's. Travelers can also choose to be picked up or to meet tour in St. John's
Hotel pickup offered
During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included hotels.
    Port pickup offered
    During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included ports.
    • Antigua Cruise Port, 4593+VJX, Thames St, St John's, Antigua and Barbuda
    End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

      • Not wheelchair accessible
      • Stroller accessible
      • Infant seats available
      If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 2654STINGRAY

      • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
      • Note: tour not available for Sandals Resort guests
      • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
      • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 2 travelers

      • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

      If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 2654STINGRAY

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      Itinerary
      • 1
        Become one with nature as you gear up with snorkels and fins and meet the rays. These stingrays are tame and you will have the opportunity to swim with, play and feed them if you so desire. They will surprise you with their gentleness and leave a special place in your heart. This stop will provide you with unforgettable memories.
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      • National Tours and Services
        68
        Caribbean
        Joined in January 2021
      • marwms
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Wonderful Tour, Great Guide!
        We took a private tour around the island with Cyril. He was engaging funny, and knowledgeable. The highlight of the tour was being at Nelson's Dockyard for the earthquake on May 8th! We didn't feel it, but the Dockyard ticket office employees were freaking out all around us. It's the highlight of our trip! LOL! Can't wait to go back!
        Written May 17, 2024
      • Sherpa377078
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Very rewarding
        That was one enjoyable tour. Greg was on time, responsive, knowledgeable, social - it was a pleasure being taken around by him. I highly recommend other visitors to sign up with him and if you have the pleasure of his company - you are lucking out.
        Written May 17, 2024
      • andyf655
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Vernon made this trip outstanding for us
        We highly recommend this trip. Ask for Vernon. He was our guide. He took us all over the beautiful island and was very informative about a whole manor of things on the island. We stopped at various attractions and had time to take plenty of photos. His knowledge was second to none and he made it a really pleasant trip. So thank you Vernon your a star. All the very best Andy and Norma.
        Written May 8, 2024
      • BIZAS
        0 contributions
        2.0 of 5 bubbles
        UNRELIABLE .AVOID THEM
        Unerliable , arrogant , unfriendly. We requested an itinerary to vosit specific points of interest. Everyone understands that this itineray nedds 6-7 hours . The lady called Darilyn arranged coach for 4 hours and insisted that was ok . When the driver came informed us the programmit cannot be done in so short time . We paid an extra 200 USD to keep the bus to see the places we had pai to see. The man at the airport instead of waiting us upon arrival , was speaking and joking with his coleaugues across the steet of the terminal building . WE found him! He even asked for a tip!
        Written May 8, 2024
      • 974pattyk
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Highly recommend this trip to see Saint Johns and our driver was knowledgeable and an excellent host.
        We had a great time. Our driver was prompt and had a wealth of knowledge about the island. He pointed out many interesting sites as we drove to and around Saint Johns. We told him we were interested in some local food and he took us to what he called the best local restaurant called Global Garden. When we got back to the hotel a number of the locals said they ate there a day or two before. Would highly recommend the trip.
        Written May 4, 2024
      • shellya671
        0 contributions
        4.0 of 5 bubbles
        Not enough time to really enjoy...
        Vernon was our guide and driver for the day. He was quiet, yet informative when we asked him questions. He drove us to all the designated spots listed on the tour, telling us a little about the island as we drove around. He was helpful and courteous. This tour is great for those who want a quick look at things, but needs to be longer if you want to really experience anything. No time or place to eat even a quick bite anywhere along the way. The Nelson Dock tour guide was very hard to hear and understand, making that stop picturesque but not informative.
        Written April 30, 2024
      • lyndons581
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        4.0 of 5 bubbles
        see the local Island
        Learned a lot about the Island, enjoyed seeing the places we read about. So much colorful in places. loved the stops at sites he picked.
        Written April 29, 2024
      • Patricia240710
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        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Perfect tour to see the island's main attractions
        I really enjoyed this 3.5 hour tour of the island. Our tour guide, Benjamin, was great, very professional and had lots of interesting facts to share, current and past history.
        Written April 1, 2024
      • elainerT4859QP
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Great Round Island tour of Antigua!
        Thus tour was so informative and interesting. Michael was so knowledgable pointing out landmarks along the way so great to learn the history of this beautiful island too. Nelson's Dockyard and Shirley Heights were not to be missed. Michael made our tour so enjoyable ! Definitely recommend!
        Written March 16, 2024
      • grahama606
        0 contributions
        3.0 of 5 bubbles
        Mixed experience.
        A mixed experience. From the airport: Our flight was late arriving so we were late for our pre-arranged taxi. However on arrival at their desk National put us straight into a taxi to our hotel. Great service. To the airport. Totally different experience. Pick up was supposed to be at 4.15pm. We had phoned them as instructed to confirm timing the day before and on the day itself. 4.15 came and went but no taxi. Another of their taxis arrived for another pick-up who rang the driver and gave us a new time of 4.30. This came and went. No taxi. The hotel phoned them and were told.he would be with us "shortly". Whatever that meant. Another taxi driver arrived from another company and told us national were close to letting us down. 4 45 still no taxi. Are we going to catch our plane?? Finally 4.50 he turned up. Their excuse was that they did not have enough drivers when they were busy.
        Written March 15, 2024
      • louisetD7795LX
        0 contributions
        1.0 of 5 bubbles
        Don't do it
        Awful experience I would not recommend..the snorkel is dreadful, fish only appear when the snorkel guide is polluting the water with yesterdays left over lunch! Don't waste your money
        Written March 1, 2024
      • JimmyBuffettfan_9
        0 contributions
        2.0 of 5 bubbles
        Misleading Description and Not Worth the Money!
        This review may seem a bit harsh but the important thing is it's completely accurate. About the only thing truthful about the description of this tour is the length...3.5 hours. The description says you visit three sites...Betty's Hope, Devil's Bridge and Shirley Heights.....we visited only one of these, Devil's Bridge. This was a huge disappointment as we really wanted to see Shirley Heights! Of the 3.5 hours, approximately 3 hours of this was spent riding in the vehicle....I understand that it may take some time to get to places but this is not my idea of a worthwhile experience. Michael was a friendly tour guide and he did pick us up at our hotel on time. During our lengthy ride he tells you things about the flora and fauna that you will see and about the island's history and culture....some of this was interesting and some not so much. During our drive our tour guide did offer us something to drink which we declined and some fresh pineapple which we did enjoy but eating it from a plastic container while riding in the vehicle seemed a little weak to me. Why not establish some kind of relationship with one of the many fruit stands you see along the way....stop there for a few minutes for a fruit snack and maybe even some rum punch and have some interaction with the local people. That would be a lot more memorable experience. My other suggestions for improvement would be to rewrite the tour description to ensure its accuracy and to be honest you should refund me for one adult fare because what we received for almost $200 was extremely disappointing! We were the only people on this tour so I felt somewhat obligated to tip Michael but it wasn't justified.
        Written February 25, 2024
      • Z6104GXrogerl
        0 contributions
        3.0 of 5 bubbles
        Round trip and more
        The positives are what we saw and what was in offer and there was no time wasted as Lionel was very aware of the time scale and we did finish on the 3.5 hours exactly. We basically circled the island! My criticism is there was too much driving and not enough visiting time .. IE, 10 minutes at Betty’s Sugar Plantation and 20 minutes at the English Harbour, Nelsons Dockyard which is a UNESCO Heritage site and magnificent. My preference would have been to skip Long bay beach which was nothing remarkable and allocate the 30minutes to the English Harbour. 1) To me there should be a choice between 3.5 hours beach and bay tour which circles the island with a stop off or… 2) Make a bee line for Betty’s Sugar plantation 30minutes and the English harbour/ Nelsons Dockyard/ Marina/ Cafe/ Shopping 1.5 hours/ Two hours which can easily be justified and returned to st Johns
        Written February 13, 2024
      • janetgR5958HP
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Half Day Tour Around Island
        Had a half day tour around the Island with Michael calling at Devils Bridge, Shirley Heights and Nelson’s Dockyard. Michael was very informative and passionate about the Island. Car was air conditioned. Would recommend trip
        Written February 6, 2024
      • tanillel2024
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Amazing experience.
        Our tour guide was on time to pick us up from the hotel and the car ride was comfortable. We visited most of the historical sites and our guide was very knowledgeable and entertaining. We had such an amazing time! Grateful for the experience to get off the resort and witness the beauty and history of the island. We were able to capture some amazing memories along the way.
        Written February 4, 2024
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      Rob
      1 contribution
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Dec 2022
      The entire trip was wonderful and our guide, Big John, made it particularly interesting. It is a great way to see a lot of the island including the local flavor of different areas. Perhaps not ideal for younger kids since it can be bumpy at times.
      Written December 22, 2022
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      Jakerhysem
      Sunninghill, UK54 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      An amazing day out from the start.
      Pick up was very good and helpful driver was amazing.
      Anyone thinking of this trip its a must with kids the stingrays was the highlight of the day.
      Lunch was awesome up on the hill food was amazing.
      Homemade rum punch is a must
      Written August 28, 2022
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      Andrew A
      Trinidad23 contributions
      4.0 of 5 bubbles
      Apr 2018
      Our daughter Mary, who was celebrating a birthday with a Caribbean vacation, invited us to go along with her and her husband to experience Stingray City. We were somewhat concerned about the dangers posed as we know someone whose leg became paralyzed after he was stung by a ray. In addition, my wife who is nearing 80, has hip implants. Nevertheless, we went along and to our great delight we were able not only to get in and out of the water without difficulty but to move about and swim and dive among the rays with the greatest of ease. The guides were very helpful, informative and reassuring and we can recommend this trip to all.
      Written May 9, 2018
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      Ed_Johnson_Worthing
      Worthing, UK153 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Apr 2018
      This is an experience that is like no other. While there really is no danger, one can't help but be unnerved when a huge heavy fleshy thing rubs against them from behind. You are told explicitly not to jump, yell, scream but for some they can't handle it...my husband for one :-D I loved it. I didn't hold one but I pet one and it was lovely.
      Written April 27, 2018
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      Barfly60
      Richmond, Canada467 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Mar 2018
      What an adventure! No one in our group of six was disappointed with this excursion. We all booked our tour through Island Routes at Sandals Grande Antigua for March 1, 2018; however, the actual company doing the excursion was Tropical Adventures Antigua.

      Our driver, Travis, was friendly, accommodating and a fountain of information. He asked for our preferences and we proceeded for the day. Travis, thank you very much for one of the most memorable excursions we have ever had!

      Stingray City was fun, informative and educational, made more so by Kendon, one of the guides at Stingray City. Doing this was an opportunity to interact and understand creatures that are often misunderstood. It was very safe and all guides did their upmost to make it so.

      Following Stingray City, we had a nice quiet lunch at Betty’s Hope, an abandoned sugar plantation. Then it was off to our final destination for the day – Devil’s Bridge!

      A very strong Rum Punch was included along the way after lunch!

      This was, without a doubt, one of the best day excursions we have ever experienced. Well worth the $135 USD per person.
      Written March 13, 2018
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      P9179OEchrisf
      Liverpool, UK3 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Mar 2019
      This was such a good trip. Rays are free to come and see you or not, no fences or traps. You get up close and really can spend all the time you want in the water with them. Absolutely awesome experience, best of whole trip to Antigua
      Written August 7, 2019
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      Julie
      Kingston-upon-Hull, UK61 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Jan 2020 • Couples
      This was the most fabulous trip ever I can not tell you how highly I would recommend it there was also a lad in a wheelchair with his parents and the help they received for the boy to do everything we did was above and beyond 5***
      Written February 8, 2020
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      Exploration766057
      6 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Nov 2019 • Family
      Just book and go, an excellent trip not to be missed, very safe and easy walking in 4' to 5' deep warm water, gentle rays move among you lovely experience not to be missed endless rum punch afterwards
      Best day out ever, Enjoy 👍
      Written November 28, 2019
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      Alicia L
      2 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Great day out for all the family, our guide was brilliant, told us all about the island & great fun too. The stingrays are quite an experience, not for everyone, my older son loved them, my younger son was less sure, but still enjoyed the whole adventure,
      Lunch was also great
      Written April 18, 2022
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      Alicia Polack
      Toronto, Canada4 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Apr 2022 • Couples
      Excellent experience. Tour guides were amazing and the lunch provided tasted great! Highly Recommend
      Written April 17, 2022
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