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Address: | Blanket Sound, Andros
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For students and marine life enthusiasts, an opportunity to get hands-on...

For students and marine life enthusiasts, an opportunity to get hands-on experience in this unique environment.

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Wonderful Place!

Forfar Feild station is a wonderful place -- it's a beautiful and peaceful setting, i enjoyed spending time on the beach deck and just taking in the sights and sounds of my... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Forfar Feild station is a wonderful place -- it's a beautiful and peaceful setting, i enjoyed spending time on the beach deck and just taking in the sights and sounds of my surroundings. The interns are great, very knowledgeable and helpful. They were a great resource on a recent trip to Andros. I love that they are self sufficient!

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Thank Girl With H
Nassau, New Providence, The Bahamas
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40 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

the Bahamas National Trust teamed up with Forfar for some of the activities on their Expedition 242 Andros trip. They provided the support and equipment for SCUBA, snorkeling and kayaking. I went diving since I'm certified. They have a really well outfitted dive shop and I was able to get all the gear I needed. One of the interns led... More 

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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2016

Forfar is a great place to stay if you are into ecotourism or want to experience the beauty of Andros up close. The property sits on Blanket Sound, which is (quite literally) one of the most beautiful beaches you will ever see. The facilities are not to be compared with Atlantis...it is for a different type of traveler. It is... More 

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13 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 June 2015

This was my fourth trip to Forfar, twice 30 years ago and then again last year and now just got back from our 2015 field study. We bring a group of middle school students down for Ocean/Island Discovery Camp and the facility and staff are just absolutely amazing. The place hasn't changed since it was built, save for a few... More 

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New York City, New York
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22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2014

I came 11 summers ago (2003) on a high school field trip and am super excited to have found it again on TripAdvisor! The experience was priceless, eventful, and ever relaxing. As teenagers, we realized how privelaged we were in the US with central air, ice, and unlimited fresh water. After the first day of adjusting, we were place in... More 

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2 Thank Squirlz86
Portsmouth, Virginia
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8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 May 2013

Forfar Field Station was given credit as the real location (called Rockwood Field Station) in the recently released novel "Legend of Hornigold's Treasure". Anyone who has visited Forfar should read this novel. You'll love it!

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Beaverton, Ontario, Canada
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6 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2013

I visited this amazing educational facility with relatives of Archie Forfar (founder of the Field Station.) It's a well run facility that offers college students the opportunity to learn about the ecology of the island, to get their PADI scuba certification, learn to sail, etc. The instructors are very dedicated and the students we met have a great appreciation for... More 

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Thank Cathy C
Cincinnati, Ohio
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 May 2011

Forfar field station is amazing. That's all I have to say. I went there in May with Clark Montessori as a marine biolgy study. There were 22 of us. I enjoyed that trip so much. We stayed at the field Station for 3 nights, than on the Forfar boats at Fresh Creek for 4 nights. I enjoyed the field Station... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 April 2008

I stayed at Forfar field station last year at age 13. I have to say, even without my family, for i traveled with my science teacher and about 15 of my friends, my trip to Forfar was amazing. The best vacation ive ever been on. The snorkeling was awesome, and each day we went out on about a 6 hour... More 

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Lakeland, FL
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 October 2007

If you want a true eco-experience, this is it. I travelled with my Dad and brother for a true "boys'" escape. We are NOT the "eco" types at all. However, the staff and accomodations have us reconsidering our future trips. It was educational and rustic. I will be back.

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