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Frigate Bird Sanctuary

#1 of 13 things to do in Barbuda Features Animals
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A wonder of nature

To access the sanctuary you must take a local water taxi, George Jeffery has been the main man for... read more

Reviewed 20 February 2016
London UK
Great Trip for Photography

Went on the Barbuda Experience trip with Caribbean Helicopters, which also includes a boat ride to... read more

Reviewed 18 January 2016
Herb E
Southwest Oklahoma
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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 20 February 2016

To access the sanctuary you must take a local water taxi, George Jeffery has been the main man for decades and is to be highly recommended. He picked us up as arranged, sorted the local taxes (minimal) and gave an informative tour covering the history...More

2  Thank Dellaph_Kite
Reviewed 18 January 2016

Went on the Barbuda Experience trip with Caribbean Helicopters, which also includes a boat ride to the bird sanctuary. We expected to see a few birds, but got to see thousands, and from a very close range.

Thank Herb E
Reviewed 17 January 2016

We took the day tour from our hotel on Antigua, the 90 minute catamaran ferry crossing to Barbuda and then a small boat to the bird sanctuary. We thoroughly enjoyed the crossing and at the sanctuary we were taken within 2 metres of some of...More

Thank Sue A
Reviewed 23 December 2015

My wife and I took a small boat from the harbour in Coderington to the Frigate Bird Sanctuary. Our guide Vernon was excellent. It is really something to see these birds and the way they live in the wild. The time of year is important...More

1  Thank Pete S
Reviewed 23 December 2015 via mobile

This is definitely worth the trip we arrived am helicopter and went on this tour and had lunch on the beach. Our children loved this as it was mating season and very interesting very educational and well worth getting a fine from school over it!...More

Thank tjai9220113
Reviewed 19 December 2015

Visited the Frigate bird sanctuary whilst on the Catermaran day trip from Antigua in August, we were taken by boat as soon as we landed on the beach, the guy who drives the boat gives a running commentary as you reach the birds which is...More

Thank KazSteve
Reviewed 17 December 2015

Fantastic to see hundreds of birds with the great red balls under their chins! And they make the most amazing sounds. By law you have to take a local water taxi to the site in the mangroves. You don't get out of the boat so...More

1  Thank PJBS
Reviewed 17 December 2015

stayed on Barbuda for two weeks and although we have visited several times before my brother and his partner hadn't. Really glad we went with them, this time it was mating season and the male birds were there. It was spectacular, if you have a...More

Reviewed 16 December 2015 via mobile

George Geoffrey steered us and gave us some good background knowldge about the Lagoon . More impressive than I had imagined. Frigatte birds in their hundreds . Do not miss the trip on such a great Island

Thank adrian186349
Reviewed 7 September 2015

Short boat ride across the lagoon to see where the frigate birds hang out. The boat captain was very knowledgeable. He knew exactly where to take us to see the most birds and knew a lot about their history. Definitely an experience not to be...More

Thank Rob N
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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