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Frigate Bird Sanctuary

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Barbuda
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the boat driver guiness takes u very slowly thru this bird sanctuary and all the males were gone in... read more

Reviewed 27 June 2017
michele23434
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Fort Washington, Maryland
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You can book a tour into this area of the island or if you sail and anchor on the west shore you... read more

Reviewed 4 May 2017
wanterer44
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Vancouver, Canada
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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%
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“mating season” (13 reviews)
“bird sanctuary” (12 reviews)
“boat ride” (9 reviews)
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Reviewed 27 June 2017

the boat driver guiness takes u very slowly thru this bird sanctuary and all the males were gone in june when i went ut so many females and babies! worth it! wear sunblock and when u return Jala has lunch prepared for ya!

1  Thank michele23434
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Reviewed 4 May 2017

You can book a tour into this area of the island or if you sail and anchor on the west shore you can carry your dinghy over the sand about 50' and ride in yourself. keep your engine up and follow the markers or a...More

1  Thank wanterer44
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Reviewed 30 April 2017

Frigatebirds are beautiful birds which spend most of their time on the wings. It is beautiful to see many of them flying in circles above your head. During the reproductive period you can see the males with the inflated red pouch (late November to February)...More

2  Thank Manrico_Sebastiano
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Reviewed 25 April 2017

The frigate bird colony on Barbuda is one of the largest in the world. It is located in the island's lagoon and you can only gte access to it by boat, which makes it a nice experience.

1  Thank Lydia F
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Reviewed 17 April 2017

My wife is more into birds than me, but she convinced me that the trip to "one of the largest breeding habitats in the world" would be worth it. She was right. The boat ride out was a fun in itself, then we came into...More

1  Thank MurryTC
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Reviewed 9 April 2017

although the mating season was about to end (which meant not too many males with the red pouch were around) it was a very nice experience, with the possibility to see the frigates very close

2  Thank massimo m
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Reviewed 1 March 2017

We did a day trip with John's Taxi Service and Tours and it was his son that took us out on the boat for the FBS. This is such a great experience, hundreds and hundreds of birds, lots of males with their big red chest...More

1  Thank 08HeatherR
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Reviewed 22 February 2017

We were taken to the sanctuary by a lovely man called Guinness! He was very informative & interesting. He then took us to the beach between the lake & the sea which was beautiful. It was a very memorable trip.

1  Thank 3SCAnthea
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Reviewed 9 February 2017

I am not a huge bird watcher by any means, but this was a very unique tour. The frigate birds migrate between here and the Galapagos Islands. We toured during one of their mating seasons so the males were in full "costume" for the ladies....More

1  Thank ma_golfman
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Reviewed 5 February 2017

We have been to Barbuda before, and had a super fun tour with Clifford Jeffrey. This trip, we went with George Jeffrey, as Clifford was not available, and we loved George just as much! the birds did not disappoint, even though we were here almost...More

1  Thank Becky H
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none. you're always in a boat!!!
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Michael W
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Response from Tinkerbell216 | Reviewed this property |
Alas not really only on a day trip from Antigua
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