Great Bird Island
Great Bird Island
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Off the North Coast of Antigua lies the island’s biggest marine park which holds several islets and the picturesque Great Bird Island. Featuring two beaches and coral formations bursting with life, the Great Bird Island has so much more past the shores. So cameras out and get ready to snap.
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BeenThereDoneThat
North Carolina113 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019 • Family
Our family did the 'Half Day Eco Tour' from Shoretrips.com & visited Bird Island as part of the trip.

It was so beautiful! The hike to the top was fun & the views were spectacular!

We were also able to snorkel here for a bit & it was really nice. The beach is lovely & there was a woman and girl who had a cabana set up with snacks, drinks & souvenirs to purchase. They were very friendly & we enjoyed the banana bread we bought from them.

This excursion was our favorite & would highly recommend it! We would definitely do this one again.
Written January 23, 2020
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Taigi S
Montclair, NJ4 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022
We visited this beach on a stop with Creole Boat Tours and it was nice....great for pictures, lunch, and shallow swimming. There were tons of birds on the island. We were only able to stay on the small beach because the island is privately owned and tourists face hefty fines if they explore it.
Written April 23, 2022
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Andrew B
Ipswich, UK33 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022 • Family
Beautiful island. Quiet beaches only accessible by private boat or on a shared trip. Two beaches and the south one has beautiful coral and it is in good condition. Take your own food and drink. Nothing on the island. Can pay to go upto the view point and how hole. Stunning views from up there and helps fund the up keep.
Written April 9, 2022
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MrMrsSmith
Detroit, MI104 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
A wonderful alternative to the traditional shore excursion! With only 12 participants, this felt like a private adventure. The Warden was a fun boat to travel in. We cruised past mangroves, Pelican Island (yes, lots of pelicans) and Turtle Island (yes - turtles) before landing at the Great Bird Island. We climbed to the top of the island to enjoy spectacular views, then returned to the beach to gear up for snorkeling. The water was crystal clear and we actually saw some very healthy-looking coral as well as numerous fish. We returned to the island for a delicious Creole lunch before heading back to our ship. I felt sorry for our captain, who had a second group coming in while we were still on the island. There was an employee from that cruise ship who was on the trip and she was complaining loudly about things which really were not issues. But for that disruption (which wasn't the captain's fault), this was one of the most enjoyable shore excursions we've experienced, and we've been on numerous cruises. Highly recommend this day in Antigua.
Written November 25, 2023
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Jayne P
Heathfield, UK26 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
We visited this island as part of our Eco Tour. We enjoyed snorkelling, a fantastic lunch on the beach and lovely walk to the top of the island to see fantastic views. Highly recommended, especially as part of Antigua’s Eco tour boat trip.
Written February 11, 2020
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william s
Marietta, GA9,731 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
It was a swimming, hiking and lunch stop on our Adventure Antigua boat tour. No food or restrooms on the island except for trees and bushes. The lunch and restroom was on the Adventure Antigua Tours boat. It is a 20 acre island on the North side of Antigua only accessible by boat. Great beach and swimming Harbour on South side of this small island. Very nice white sand beach with close sandbars and surrounding coral reef. It was named Great Bird Island by early sailors who were amazed by the extensive bird population. Now it is the only place where the Antiguan Races snake can still be seen in the wild. However, during our guided eco hike to the top of the island for the amazing view, we only saw a picture of the snake. The hike is short, but good shoes make it easier to climb up and down. See pictures from our wonderful 75 minutes there.
Written March 18, 2020
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ANTHONYAHYATT
Cardiff, UK39 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2017
Only the Two legged human species were on island in dec, unfortunately all birds disappeared after hurricane and care yet to return, wonderful b
Views from top of island to montderrat

Written December 22, 2017
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Melanie D
Tucson, AZ33 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2018 • Couples
Visited this island as part of a tour and were very impressed with the natural beauty and excellent beaches. The hike to the top of the island was somewhat steep (and over slippery rock) but well worth the views from the top. We also enjoyed snorkeling on the reef near the island (although the fish were not plentiful on that day).
Written March 21, 2018
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Chris
London, England, United Kingdom52 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2017 • Friends
Visited this island as part of the Calypso Cat tour after snorkling. The climb to the top was a bit hairy, I wouldn't recommend doing it in flip-flops! The views from the top are just amazing. Great views across to the mainland and out to the Atlantic. We stayed for about 45 mins partying and eating. Waters are so warm and we even saw a turtle and stingray.
Written May 13, 2017
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Janet R
St. John's, Antigua60 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2016 • Friends
When you live in Antigua sometimes just getting off island is a necessity and going to Great Bird Island is like going on Vacation for a day. We usually charter a boat and go over for a full day of eating, drinking and merry making. The island is great as it is close enough to get to without you losing too much time out of your day and its big enough for you to not feel like you are stepping on others' toes. You can snorkel and swim, walk and talk. If all you want to do is lounge around and relax then you can do that too. For me its a perfect day out and a perfect day off island!
Written October 11, 2017
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