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Antigua Reef Riders Self-Drive Boat and Snorkeling Tour provided by Antigua Reef Riders

Antigua Reef Riders Self-Drive Boat and Snorkeling Tour

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(Price varies by group size)
2 adults
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What you can expect during this experience
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travellers and staff
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Updated 16/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
A note from Antigua Reef Riders Self-Drive Boat and Snorkeling Tour
Our Reef Rider Adventure is the perfect “social distancing” friendly tour. Our guests drive their own boats (maximum of 2 persons per boat) and we never ask non-family/friends to share boats.
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Updated 16/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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.
  • 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
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 explore 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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Important Information
3h 30m
  • Transport by air-conditioned vehicle
  • 2 1/2 hour self drive boat tour
  • Snorkeling equipment
  • Bottled water
  • Price is based on 2 people sharing 1 boat.
  • Gratuities
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Additional Info
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Minimum age of passenger 5
  • Minimum age of driver 18
  • Maximum carrying capacity of 400 lbs per boat.
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Courtney B wrote a review Jan 2021
1 contribution1 helpful vote
We had a group of 14 that went on the Reef Riders excursion Jan 2021 and we all had a great time! Because of Covid, we had to be split up into 2 groups but it wasn’t a problem. The owner, Andy, took half of us to Jolly Beach to hang out until the morning group was done and then
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Date of experience: January 2021
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Deepsleeves wrote a review Dec 2020
Salisbury, United Kingdom6 contributions1 helpful vote
Owner and son took great care of us. Boat ride great fun and snorkeling very relaxed. Overall very enjoyable
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Date of experience: December 2020
1 Helpful vote
Brooke M wrote a review Oct 2020
Denver, Colorado1 contribution1 helpful vote
We had so much fun driving the boat and snorkeling. We saw an octopus, spotted eagle ray and a sea turtle which was really cool! I would recommend to anyone around. Tigger was great too!
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Date of experience: October 2020
2 Helpful votes
IreneMatt wrote a review Aug 2020
4 contributions4 helpful votes
We were visiting from Miami, we are so glad we came across this Tour. Andy and the staff were amazing. We were extremely satisfied. Liked it so much we went on the tour two separate days. This is totally a MUST, if you are visiting the island you must definitely do this tour.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Bapu66 wrote a review Aug 2020
New York City, New York5 contributions7 helpful votes
Tigger guided us for a wonderful half-day’s trip, despite the attentions of Covid. A bouncy ride out - it is exhilarating but safe - to a small reef where we snorkelled for an hour or so. Plenty to see and fabulous high quality snorkelling gear that made it even better. Tigger
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About the operator

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By: Antigua Reef Riders
Excellent Experience!!
Tigger was a great guide and assisted us every step of the way. We enjoyed the boat ride and snorkeling, but surpri
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Neil C
Great experience
Had a lovely half day with Reef Riders. They were very calm and understanding with our special needs son, who had a
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MAGNIFICENT! The best experience ever!
There is no better experience in Antigua than this! The boat, the snorkeling, our guide, Tigger were all magnificen
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Tigger is the man!!
Best tour in Antigua. Very friendly and so much fun! Tigger will bring you to places you never seen before!! Check
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Great fun
Great fun and very friendly team. Clear instructions at the beginning. Snorkelling very relaxed and fun
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Fun time!
We really enjoyed our reef rider and power snorkeling tour! Andy and Tigger are the best! Tigger did a great job ta
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A long time coming, but was worth the wait...
We first came across Reef Riders towards the end of our first visit to Antigua in 2015 and vowed to take the tour o
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New experience
This was a different experience. Always looking for something that is not the standard same trips on each of the i
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Amazing even with a little rain!
We had an amazing time with Tigger! It ended up just us so we pretty much got a personalized tour. He took his time
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My wife and I had an amazing time with Andy and Tiger. It was great fun riding the boats fo the reef, and the reef
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One of the highlights of our trip to Antigua was taking the Reef Riders tour. The little zodiac boats were a blast
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The best experience in Antigua!
What an incredibly amazing experience! My partner and I booked the Reef Ray package. He absolutely loved driving th
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Best activity we have done in Antigua!! Our girls -5&7- absolutely loved it! Thanks for a fabulous morning!
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We totally recommend it, Great experience, they took us to drive the boats, took us snorkeling to a great spot. The
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Amazing trip snorkeling with reef rays
We had the pleasure of having Tigger as our guide on our recent trip. It was about a half-hour ride out to the reef
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Key Details
  • Cades Reef
  • Duration: 3h 30m
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Pickup offered
  • Languages Offered: English
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