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Antigua Reef Riders Self-Drive Boat and Snorkeling Tour

  • 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
Antigua Reef Riders Self-Drive Boat and Snorkeling Tour
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Antigua Reef Riders Self-Drive Boat and Snorkeling Tour
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.
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 spend about 45 minutes exploring 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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Reviewed 1 week ago
Wonderful excursion

My wife and I absolutely loved this experience during our honeymoon. Our tour guide, Tiger, was high-energy, funny and knowledgeable. He knew a lot about the island and was an excellent snorkeling teacher. As someone who does not necessarily love swimming in the ocean (I...More

1  Thank Matthew N
Reviewed 1 week ago
Fun day

We love snorkelling and read all the great reviews so decided we had to try it. It was lots of fun but the snorkelling wasn't the best compared to what we are used to. The guide was great, made sure everyone was safe and together....More

Thank klein3
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
A Lot Of Fun

The 2 1/2 hour experience went by in a flash for my family. The boats are super easy to drive and similar to wave runner. Really nice guide and the snorkeling was good. They were easy and professional to make the reservations with and I...More

2  Thank bfchef
Reviewed 1 July 2018

Highly recommend this tour. The staff are knowledgeable and proficient. The view of the fish on the reef was great!

1  Thank John K
Reviewed 20 June 2018
First time Snorkeling

A great way to spend half a day. We went out in a group of 5 boats, including ourselves. The boats were fun, mine wasn't AS fast as I had hoped. The ride out to Cades Reef was scenic and the snorkeling was very good....More

3  Thank Rick H
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Jennie C
24 July 2018|
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Response from Reef_Riders | Property representative |
Hi We take thousands of people to the reef each year, of all shapes and sizes and physical strength and EVERYBODY gets back into the boats one way or another. Some re-entries are more elegant than others but there is always... More
Michael M
21 June 2018|
Response from Neil A | Reviewed this property |
Yes I believe they arrange pick up from your hotel / resort if you don’t have your own transport. Or you could get a taxi to Jolly Harbour where they operate from