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Snorkeling Antigua W.I.

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Saint Philip Parish, Antigua
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About Snorkeling Antigua W.I.
With a passion for Exploring, Experiencing and Learning; we want to share that passion with you. We noticed the search for a go good snorkeling spot and also that a lot of people miss out by not having the right place to go and learn this beautiful, rewarding and easy activity, because of the fear of the unknown and we want to change that. Explore – Experience – Learn snorkeling at your own pace.
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Vivek wrote a review Aug 2021
London, United Kingdom1 contribution
Definitely a must do! I don't normally write reviews, but Bernie deserves a special shout out. Bernie was an excellent resource and we are so glad we went on this tour. It was probably our favourite activity in Antigua. He was very patient with us which I really appreciated as I'm not a very confident swimmer. He expertly led us around the waters at Galeon beach and we really appreciated that it was just the two of us and therefore very personal. Bernie went the extra mile and brought his GoPro and recorded our little snorkelling adventure and it is one of the best holiday videos we have. Wish we had met Bernie earlier in our trip! You must include a snorkel with Bernie if ever in Antigua.
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Date of experience: July 2021
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John D wrote a review Aug 2021
36 contributions30 helpful votes
We have been on several snorkeling trips, and expected this one to be the same - get on a boat with lots of people, travel to a reef, and snorkel for an hour and ride back to shore. This experience was amazingly and wonderfully different! We met up with Bernie and one other couple at a marina. We were esxpecting him to pick us up in a boat, but instead, we had coffee and got to know each other a bit, then drove a few miles to Galleon Bay (stopping on the way to see the bay from high above the beach). When we got to the bay, he proceeded to take equipment out of the back of his car, and that was when we realized....there is no boat! Instead, we took swim fins, snorkels and masks to the beach, and left everything else in the car. We literally waded into the water, put on our gear, and swam out into the bay, with Bernie in the lead. What a great adventure he took us on! He showed us octopi, sea urchins (and let us hold one in our hands), sea turtles, a shipwreck....and while we stayed on the surface, he would dive repeatedly to point things out for us that we otherwise would have never seen. It was just amazing. This guy can swim like a fish, and his enthusiasm is contagious. He would literally laugh and say "guys, come quick, you've got to see this!" and it was obvious that he was excited to share his knowledge and love of the sea with us. We were in the water for about two hours, and it was so much fun! When we were done, he took us to lunch at a local stand that looked pretty rough, but had the most amazing lamb schwarma! He even ordered ahead so it would be ready when we got there. Bernie is a fun, warm, friendly and passionate guy, and he put the icing on the cake of the best snorkeling adventure ever. If you ever get to Antigua, look him up and get in the water with him. He is simply the best!
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Date of experience: July 2021
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caad4rep wrote a review Jul 2021
Owatonna, Minnesota104 contributions27 helpful votes
If you are in Antigua you need to do this. One of the best days I’ve ever had. Bernie doesn’t boat you out to a reef and drop you off. Bernie suits up and leads from shore, he’s all about exploring and finding the best spot that day. As he says, it changes every day. We saw rays, turtles, Angel fish, lion fish and a bazillion brightly colored fish. Bernie’s passion for life is incredible. Absolutely without a doubt this is a must do.
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Date of experience: July 2021
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Vincent D wrote a review Jul 2021
Worldwide1 contribution
Snorkeling with Bernie is not just snorkeling, but an entire experience that embodies the Angtiguan spirit. When we were looking for a snorkeling tour, we wanted one that actually felt immersive and enjoyable, not hours spent on a long boat ride to the middle of the ocean. We were lucky enough to book Bernie on July 9th, and were the only couple on the excursion, making this a highly personalized experience. He is also extremely responsive via WhatsApp, and answered all my questions in a quick and friendly manner. He arrived 8:30AM on the dot as arranged, and treated us to coffee in the English Harbour. He showed us the various fish in the marina (including a small Barracuda!) and we had a great conversation as if we were old friends. The level of hospitality cannot be overstated. We then went to Freemont Bay, where we spent around 2 hours snorkeling. We saw lionfish, 5 sea turtles, an octopus in hiding, and all sorts of beautiful reef fish. He also took videos, photos, and captured the entire experience on his GoPro to send to us included in the price. Afterwards, he took us to an ATM to let us withdraw cash, and dropped us off at an amazing local restaurant with delicious food. His recommendations are on point! By the time we wrapped up, we had spent around 5 hours actually experiencing Antiguan nature and culture. The best part is the value. For USD $110, you get a wonderful guide, a local tour, great recommendations, a 2+ hour snorkeling experience, edited footage of the snorkeling, pictures, snacks, and water. He absolutely does this because of his passion and you can feel it emanating from everything he says and shows. If you have the chance, absolutely go snorkeling with Bernie. If you have him all to yourselves, that is a true blessing. Can't wait to snorkel with you again Bernie!
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Date of experience: July 2021
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devika_das wrote a review Jul 2021
New York City, New York3 contributions
I have gone on many a large snorkeling tour on a boat, in the middle of the ocean- I thought that was all snorkeling could ever be. Oh how wrong I was! For as long as I can remember, I have been really passionate about marine biology, learning about the magnificent creatures in the sea, and how to respect them and their world. Snorkeling has brought me the close to my passion- but Bernie completely immersed me in it! I found him by a stroke of luck looking for snorkeling in Antigua. This was my first trip without family and I wanted to do something different than the standard group impersonal tour. Let me tell you- Bernie goes WAY above and beyond that. Not only did we (my boyfriend and I) get a personal snorkeling tour in the most beautiful Galleon Bay, but Bernie was like a local friend we had known awhile. He showed us around his favorite spots to eat, (secret menus!) We had conversations ranging from favorite movies to just general views on life! It was truly a wonderful
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