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Antigua Reef Riders Self-Drive Boat and Snorkeling Tour

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
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Antigua Reef Riders Self-Drive Boat and Snorkeling Tour
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Antigua Reef Riders Self-Drive Boat and Snorkeling Tour
From US$130.00
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.
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.
Reviews (170)
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Reviewed yesterday
Antigua Must do Reef riders

Highlight of our Caribbean Cruise Fantastic trip out of the beautiful Jolly Harbour which looks like millionaires playground through the crystal clear water along the coast and out to the 2 mile long barrier reef Great snorkelling Theo the guide was fantastic the ribs are...More

1  Thank Garry F
Reviewed 1 week ago
Exceeded expectations - enjoyed by all the family

Our son researched activities in Antigua before our visit and this one was top of his list. We rang Andy, the owner, at short notice on Saturday morning and he agreed to fit us in that same day despite planning a day off to perform...More

2  Thank DeanoJS
Reviewed 1 week ago
Fantastic snorkelling and great little speed boat

We thoroughly enjoyed our afternoon with Tigger, the guide/instructor. Driving our own 25 hp 2 man speedboat along the coast was a great way to see part of the island. The snorkelling on the reef was beautiful. Tigger gave good instructions about safety and harbour...More

2  Thank Rem99
Reviewed 1 week ago
First time snorkeling!

Can't say enough about this adventure. The owners were great! They were very informative, funny, and personable. Our guide for the day was the same. The boats were all in good shape, and the instructions for the whole tour were clear and easy to understand....More

1  Thank crazyyankeesportfish
Reviewed 26 September 2018
Loved the boats, the snorkeling was just ok

We had a group of 6 adults who took the reef riders for the 2 hour self-drive and snorkeling. We had a blast driving the little reef riders. You tie up all of the boats together and then snorkel on the reef. Our group agreed...More

2  Thank rosenc1c
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creativejm
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Response from DeanoJS | Reviewed this property |
The children and I found it easy enough to get back in the boat after snorkelling but my wife found it a bit tricky because you need strong arms to pull yourself back over the inflateable side of the boat. The guide helped... More
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