An eco-adventure for the entire family!
Let the fun begin! As we hop into the comfortable Land Rovers, and get ready to drive through the more off-road parts of Antigua. Our journey begins as we pick you up from your hotel. From there, we meet up with the convoy of other jeeps in the countryside. From here you can overlook the rolling hills of Antigua. You may see some goats, donkeys or cattle grazing.
Your driver for this shore excursion is very well informed and will educate you about the local vegetation, including local fruit trees, plants and wild flowers. I'm sure he will stop a few times along the way to point out the species of foliage. If you are lucky, your friendly guide may even get a chance to pick a fresh mango from a tree and share it with you. Antigua is popular for a wide variety of natural growing fruit trees.
Buckle up tight, as we wind our way down a dirt path. Hold on! It may be a bit bumpy. Sometimes if it rains a bit. You may even enjoy seeing the mud splash up on the sides of the jeep. But, don't worry about getting wet. All our sturdy jeeps have side-flap windows.
When we get to the North Sound area of Antigua. We are taken by boat to the mangroves. On the short boat ride, you'll get a chance to see the beautiful, turquoise Caribbean Sea. Be sure to bring your camera! This tour is full of wonderful sites to photograph.
At the dock, where your personal kayak is waiting, your guide will safely help you onboard. The kayaks are easy to maneuver. Two people can sit comfortably. If this is your first time paddling... no problem. We will show you how. Everyone is instructed to use a life jacket. Safety comes first.
In the mangroves, the guide will point out some very interesting marine-life, such as the "sea cucumber". You will have to see it, to believe it! Here you can get up close with nature.
Back to the boat once again. This time we will cruise you to secluded "Bird Island". A small island on the perimeter of Antigua. We have a quiet lunch spot here. I'm sure you may have worked up a good appetite by now. That is fine! We have plenty of delicious food for everyone. There are also cool beverages including; fruit punch, soft drinks, water and rum punch.
It is peaceful at Bird Island. If you want to lie in the sun and catch some rays, that's ok. If you are more adventurous.. you may choose to hike to the top of Bird Island. Here you can take great photos of the entire area and see the local species of birds and wildlife. After that, maybe you would like to go snorkeling in the sea. The water is clear and refreshing.
When everyone has had enough R&R... we will take the short boat ride back to the mainland and jump back into the jeeps. Relax as we take you back to your hotel.
Duration: 6 hours approximately
Activity Level: easy - moderate (includes a short boat ride and kayaking)
up and return from hotel
Guides, Scenic drive
Kayak & Snorkeling
Lunch break and