Antigua Kayak, Snorkel & Beach
Enjoy breath-taking views and be captivated by the astounding beauty of tropical hills and farm lands of Antigua.
Your friendly driver will take you on an eye-opening drive through the lush tropical rainforest and to small fishing villages. Your destination is Cades Bay where you will begin your kayaking journey.
After a safety briefing and introduction, you will be given your colorful kayak where you will set out through the picturesque mangroves on the pristine waters. The mangroves are a home to birds, aquatic creatures and also acts as a nursery for the plants as the mangroves play such an important part of this ecosystem on this and many other islands. Your guide will share with you a wealth of information as you paddle, explaining the relationship between man and nature.
If you do not wish to kayak, there is a beautiful boardwalk built through the mangroves and you can take a guided walking tour through this same area. Your guide will explain all about your surroundings on this personalized walk.
Once both groups meet at the beach, all guests will then travel to Cades Reef by boat. The reef area is one of Antigua's most beautiful spots for snorkeling and swimming. The calm, crystal clear waters lap gently to the shore of a beautiful and secluded beach where if you do not wish to snorkel you can simply sit back and relax.
A complimentary fruit or rum punch will be waiting for you as well as lunch served from a local beach-side restaurant. After your time at the beach, you will take the boardwalk back to your waiting vehicle and be returned to the pier area and your ship.
Reviewer: Wayne Dyer
We took this tour on March 5, 2018. At the time Antigua was experiencing costal flooding and rough surf from large waves caused by a massive storm off the East coast of the US. Through no fault of the tour company we couldn’t snorkel at all and only a very small portion of the Kayak ride was available. HOWEVER, the tour company is to be commended for making the best of a bad situation and doing everything possible to give us a good time. We had to take a different route from the cruise terminal to the tour due to roads being closed along the usual route. We saw parts of the island not usually seen by tourists, and the guide kept us entertained during the ride. After the short Kayak ride, we were taken to a place on a beach where we had barbecue, rum punch and rum. Entertainment was again provided, and we were all in a great mood by the time we left. I would absolutely take this tour again and recommend it to anyone looking for a fun excursion led by some great people.
The tour took about 4 hours. I am not an experienced kayak-er but I had no trouble kayaking through the gentle lagoon area to get to the open water. There we boarded a boat for a 10 minute ride to the reef in Cades Bay. We snorkeled for a good long time. The boat took us back to the beach where we kayaked back to the original starting point. They then dropped us off at Ffryes beach for about 1 hour. I recommend this excursion because you get some much included: tour, kayak, snorkel and beach.
Hello I really enjoyed this excursion. It included beach, snorkel, and kayak. I am interested in knowing how do we see the underwater photos that were taken of us during our snorkel experience in Antigua. Please respond. Thanks
Reviewer: steven white
We had a blast on this excursion, the two of us and one other young couple, the tour guides were very nice, knowledgeable and helpful, they even found us conch shells to take home that were not broken. The only draw back was the area they took us through to get to the open water was mangroves (beautiful) and i found later that i was bitten by at least a hundred mosquitoes... so moral....spray on repellent before you go
Reviewer: Sandy Spierdowis
Really enjoyed it! Small group, saw lots of marine life, guide very knowledgeable. Kayaking was good but would have liked it to be longer.