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Frigate Bird Sanctuary

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+1 268-480-1225
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Great to see in January

This is obviously a special place to visit, especially during the mating and breeding season. Do... read more

Reviewed 3 February 2017
Sydney, Australia
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Had a day on The Excellence. The bird sanctuary was an optional part of the trip. Wasn't too... read more

Reviewed 26 January 2017
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Home to one of the largest frigate (or man-of-war or hurricane) bird colonies in the world.
  • Excellent70%
  • Very good27%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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Reviewed 3 February 2017

This is obviously a special place to visit, especially during the mating and breeding season. Do respect the markers and don't go too close (and tell off anyone who does) - worrying the birds just pushes them further back over time and will eventually cause...More

Thank MalTorero
Reviewed 26 January 2017 via mobile

Had a day on The Excellence. The bird sanctuary was an optional part of the trip. Wasn't too bothered about going, but the other option was more time on the beach. So glad I went. Speedboat ride to the sanctuary was refreshing. Then to see...More

Thank Charlotte243
Reviewed 24 January 2017 via mobile

We had visited Galapagos and had seen the frigates there. The frigate sanctuary in Barbuda far surpasses what the Galapagos has insofar as frigates. Must see!

1  Thank TimJMeyer
Reviewed 21 January 2017

If the pictures don't convince you keep in mind that most of the people visit this place as a part of of the 17 Mile Beach combo with its beautiful sandy beaches and amazing turquoise waters. The sanctuary is about 10-15m small motor boat ride...More

1  Thank Greg R
Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

The only other place in the world where you can see these birds is the Galapagos so check them out while you can here! I honestly didn't have a great desire to go but was out numbered. I am so glad we went. It really...More

Thank Onlythebest4me2
Reviewed 1 January 2017

I think Barbuda has many more birds in residence than people. This is a worthwhile activity if you are on Barbuda, or stop at Barbuda (cruise, or ferry from Antigua). A trip by boat across the lagoon brings you close in to the bird sanctuary...More

Thank Sunnybird
Reviewed 29 December 2016

A short ride in a fishing boat through the lagoon to the sanctuary. Guides were most informative and the birds were fascinating. A must see if you're in Barbuda.

Reviewed 16 September 2016 via mobile

A great trip on small boats with informative guides to see the Frigates mating season had just started so it was great seeing the males puff up their red chests and make the mating calls to attract the females to partner with them. Awesome birds...More

Thank Tinkerbell216
Reviewed 13 September 2016

We took this trip as part of a tour package in August 2016. We had a bathroom break at the Fisheries Division on site before boarding a small boat or pirogue that would take us to the bird sanctuary. Our boat was full and it...More

1  Thank caribbean1cruiser
Reviewed 14 August 2016

My husband and I visited the bird sanctuary in March 2016. We got close to the birds and saw the amazing red breasted males! It was awesome! I would highly recommend a visit to the bird sanctuary while in Barbuda.

Thank Janie_pooh
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26 November 2016|
Response from christophe971 | Reviewed this property |
none. you're always in a boat!!!
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23 November 2016|
Response from Tinkerbell216 | Reviewed this property |
Alas not really only on a day trip from Antigua