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Frigate Bird Sanctuary

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Ok really you should visit this place. It’s neat. Lots, and I mean lots, of birds. You can get as... read more

Reviewed July 20, 2018
amanda42
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los angeles
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beautiful

the boat driver guiness takes u very slowly thru this bird sanctuary and all the males were gone in... read more

Reviewed June 27, 2017
michele23434
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Fort Washington, Maryland
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Home to one of the largest frigate (or man-of-war or hurricane) bird colonies in the world.
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Reviewed July 20, 2018 via mobile

Ok really you should visit this place. It’s neat. Lots, and I mean lots, of birds. You can get as close as about 5-10 feet from them on the boat.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed June 27, 2017

the boat driver guiness takes u very slowly thru this bird sanctuary and all the males were gone in june when i went ut so many females and babies! worth it! wear sunblock and when u return Jala has lunch prepared for ya!

Date of experience: June 2017
1  Thank michele23434
Reviewed May 4, 2017

You can book a tour into this area of the island or if you sail and anchor on the west shore you can carry your dinghy over the sand about 50' and ride in yourself. keep your engine up and follow the markers or a...More

Date of experience: June 2016
1  Thank wanterer44
Reviewed April 30, 2017

Frigatebirds are beautiful birds which spend most of their time on the wings. It is beautiful to see many of them flying in circles above your head. During the reproductive period you can see the males with the inflated red pouch (late November to February)...More

Date of experience: April 2017
2  Thank Manrico_Sebastiano
Reviewed April 25, 2017

The frigate bird colony on Barbuda is one of the largest in the world. It is located in the island's lagoon and you can only gte access to it by boat, which makes it a nice experience.

Date of experience: February 2017
1  Thank Lydia F
Reviewed April 17, 2017

My wife is more into birds than me, but she convinced me that the trip to "one of the largest breeding habitats in the world" would be worth it. She was right. The boat ride out was a fun in itself, then we came into...More

Date of experience: March 2017
1  Thank MurryTC
Reviewed April 9, 2017

although the mating season was about to end (which meant not too many males with the red pouch were around) it was a very nice experience, with the possibility to see the frigates very close

Date of experience: April 2017
2  Thank massimo m
Reviewed March 1, 2017

We did a day trip with John's Taxi Service and Tours and it was his son that took us out on the boat for the FBS. This is such a great experience, hundreds and hundreds of birds, lots of males with their big red chest...More

Date of experience: March 2017
1  Thank 08HeatherR
Reviewed February 21, 2017

We were taken to the sanctuary by a lovely man called Guinness! He was very informative & interesting. He then took us to the beach between the lake & the sea which was beautiful. It was a very memorable trip.

Date of experience: February 2017
1  Thank 3SCAnthea
Reviewed February 8, 2017

I am not a huge bird watcher by any means, but this was a very unique tour. The frigate birds migrate between here and the Galapagos Islands. We toured during one of their mating seasons so the males were in full "costume" for the ladies....More

Date of experience: January 2017
1  Thank ma_golfman
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MirTraynor
Bedford, England
Snorkelling Advice Please :) (3 Replies)
Hi all, I posted this in the main Antigua / Barbuda forum too, but wanted to increase my chances of people seeing it :) Myself and my partner will be in Antigua the 2nd week of November and cannot wait. We love to snorkel but have a few questions which I hope some of you can answer for us. I have read through the forum for relevant topics, and I'm aware that snorkelling from the beach isn't that great due to sand / visibility and lack of coral, etc. so we are considering going on a...More
October 07, 2012|
Response fromBoscar|
I would definitely recommend either Adventure Antigua or Creole Cruises. We found both to be very professional and supportive of anyone less confident in the water. When we spent the day with Creole Cruises they converted our friends daughter from a non snorkeller into a confident one. With both companies we had the option of swim jackets. Hope that helps Donna
tennisany1
New Hampshire
Day Trip to Barbuda (1 Replies)
Best way to Barbuda - Ferry or Plane (we are unable to take the Sunday Excellence Tour Boat) We would like to see the Frigate Bird Sanctuary, tour the island and spend some time on the beach. I assume there are tour companies at both the airport and Ferry Wharf? Do we need to make a reservation ahead of time? Best Tour company?
March 23, 2009|
MirTraynor
Bedford, England
Snorkelling Trips / Itinerary - Advice Please :) (2 Replies)
Hi all, Myself and my partner will be in Antigua the 2nd week of November and cannot wait. We love to snorkel but have a few questions which I hope some of you can answer for us. I have read through the forum for relevant topics, and I'm aware that snorkelling from the beach isn't that great due to sand / visibility and lack of coral, etc. so we are considering going on a snorkel trip. The ones I have seen so far include other things in the trip such as kayaking or hiking. Can anyone...More
October 06, 2012|
Response fromMirTraynor|
Wow what a reply! Thank you so much for all that information, very helpful indeed. I'll pass on the dive trips then and will probably leave the snorkel gear at home. We're used to snorkelling the red sea so I don't think it's worth bringing our gear to Antigua. As for Barbuda... Is that a particular company that does that trip you mentioned or do the ferry company do it? Sounds fab. So far, our itinerary is to so the Montserrat heli trip and Shirley heights. We're only there for a week...More