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Itinerary
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.
Locations visited
Darkwood Beach
Antigua Reef Riders
Valley Church Beach
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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.
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
  • Round-trip transportation from Antigua hotels for a seamless experience
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Great half-day Excursion!

Loved the small family business. My boyfriend and I took a taxi ride to Jolly Harbour and were greeted by the owner while his wife got us ready with the snorkeling equipment. After a short overview, we were taken to the inflatable boats by their...More

1  Thank Yue Z
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile
Superb fun

Absolute must for families with teens. our two teens loved this ,said it was best trip ever as both got to drive the boats! We were professionally looked after by this small family run business. Welcomed and made to feel our experience mattered. We were...More

1  Thank Eunice Z
Reviewed 9 August 2018
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

2  Thank Matthew N
Reviewed 9 August 2018
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 23 July 2018
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
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anna68
22 August 2018|
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Response from LarnAustralia | Reviewed this property |
While we thoroughly enjoyed it there were times I was hanging on for dear life -it was a bit choppy. Also climbing back in to the boat once in the water for snorkelling is a bit of a challenge - the tide was a bit strong too... More
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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
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