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Antigua Reef Riders Self-Drive Boat and Snorkeling Tour provided by Antigua Reef Riders

Antigua Reef Riders Self-Drive Boat and Snorkeling Tour

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US$136.88
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2 adults
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Overview
Drive your own inflatable Reef Rider boat to explore the West Coast of Antigua. This 10-foot (3-meter) boat is compact enough to access the smallest and shallowest lagoons, teeming with marine life. Slip on the provided mask, fins, and snorkel to dive in and see the wrasse, stingrays, lobster, and parrotfish that inhabit the reef. A guide accompanies your group the whole time to ensure your safety and comfort.
Itinerary
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  • Pass by Darkwood Beach
    Pass by Valley Church Beach
    Pass by Ffryes Beach
Highlights
  • Antigua boat tour and snorkel experience supervised by a guide in the lead
  • Self-driving boats and snorkel equipment provided to explore Cades Reef
  • Bottled water ensures passengers stay hydrated during the trip
  • Round-trip transportation from Antigua hotels for a seamless experience
What to Expect
Begin your day's adventure with convenient pickup from your hotel and then enjoy a quick island tour on the way to Jolly Harbour. Meet your guide and listen to an in-depth orientation and safety briefing on your inflatable, 2-person boat with a 25-horsepower motor. Get fitted for a life vest and snorkeling equipment and then jump into your boat with your partner and off you go. Follow your guide (in their own boat) through the marina and out into the open water, where you can hit the gas and really get up some speed. On the way to Cades Reef, take in views of Darkwood Beach, Fryes Bay, and Valley Church Bay. Upon arrival at Cades Reef, slip into your snorkel gear and explore Antigua's National Marine Park, home to a variety of fish and other marine life. Back on the boat, head toward the mainland. During the return trip, you can attempt some boat tricks, such as doughnuts and figure eights, under the supervision of your guide. Arrive at the marina and transfer to your tour coach for drop-off back at your hotel.
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Important Information
Duration
3h 30m
Inclusions
  • Transport by air-conditioned vehicle
  • 2 1/2 hour self drive boat tour
  • Snorkeling equipment
  • Bottled water
  • Price is based on 2 people sharing 1 boat.
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Minimum age of passenger 5
  • Minimum age of driver 18
  • Maximum carrying capacity of 400 lbs per boat.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Lucy4560 wrote a review Mar 2020
Dallas, Pennsylvania9 contributions4 helpful votes
Owners and guide were all really nice. Boats easy and fun to drive. Snorkeling was best we had. Previously snorkeled at Hercules, Half Moon Bay, and Windward Bay. I thought the price was a good value for what we got.
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Tony B wrote a review Feb 2020
Boise, Idaho237 contributions78 helpful votes
Came in on a cruise ship and met our pre-arranged transportation (made thru them) right outside security on the pier. After ~ 15-20 minute ride across the beautiful island, we were met by the husband and wife owners and given a (good) safety briefing and introduction to the
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Amanda R wrote a review Feb 2020
Tupper Lake, New York38 contributions4 helpful votes
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We took the Reef Riders Self Driving Boat tour. We were picked up from our resort in a luxury taxi, the driver Anthony was friendly, informative and a great driver. Upon getting to Reef Riders we took in the views and visited with the owner Andy, he’s very friendly and
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Ian Mckenzie wrote a review Feb 2020
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A very professional set up and really well organised. Our tour leader, Sloane, was brilliant. He was fun, confident and clearly an expert in customer service and leadership. A fab trip and really good value with snorkelling and speed boat excitement included. A highly
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Jeanna L wrote a review Feb 2020
Wichita, Kansas41 contributions10 helpful votes
We had so much fun, definitely one of the highlights of our stay in Antigua. We stayed at the Starfish Jolly resort we were picked up in a golf car just outside of our security gate and in a few short minutes we were at the dock. We received a short informative introduction of
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By: Antigua Reef Riders
shalaep2020
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Reef Riders
We had an absolute blast! Family run business they are all friendly, knowledgeable, and safety oriented. Would reco
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365mireillec
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Wonderful activity!
My daughter and I really loved our experience on March 9th 2020 ! Booking was easy, the owners and the guides were
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TrevtheRef61
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Must do
Having read the reviews on TA we decided that we would give this trip a go. So glad we did! We arrived not having b
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missmollyr
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Great, fun activity
My husband and I had a great time on this trip. Snorkeling was good and it's only about 1/2 hour to the reef.
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Graham90210
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Reef ride and snorkel
Excellent, thoroughly recommended. Boats were great, saw a lot of the coast from the sea and snorkelling was excel
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R7476RGscottg
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Great Time!
This tour is a must! Great equipment, much better suited to the sometimes choppy water than jet skis. A great w
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BigBobby1828
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GREAT TIME!
This is a really fun way to spend about three hours. The boats are fun, easy to drive and the guides (Charlie and T
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brianmartinenza
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40th Anniversary Trip
Super fun...Sloan was a super guide and the couple who run it were just terrific, Saw many types of fish and sea li
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misterpei
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Great time - a fun family excursion!
We had a great time with Antigua Reef Riders - from the initial contact through email to the fun drive through the
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Birkenbrown
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Awesome fun
A great adventure for our family of four, being able to drive your own boat made this tour superior than others we
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LynnieJo
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Different Kind of Snorkel Excursion
This tour was through our cruise ship and it was our favorite. We enjoyed driving/riding the little boats (like Sea
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jewels_burdick
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BEST Activity on Antigua!
We usually don't do a lot of excursions when we travel, but we made an exception here and I'm SO GLAD we did! We we
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Motown2
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Amazing snorkeling
Four of us had a fabulous day with Tigger on the Reef Riders. They were fun and easy to drive. But, the snorkelin
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RandaF
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Great fun
After reading the reviews and watching clips on YouTube we wanted to do this when we visited Antigua on a day visit
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beachgurl1976
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Fun times
We had a great time on this excursion! The owners were super friendly. Our guide Sloan was great ! We would definit
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Key Details
  • Duration: 3h 30m
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Hotel Pickup
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