Great Bird Island

Great Bird Island, St. John's: Hours, Address, Great Bird Island Reviews: 4.5/5

Great Bird Island
4.5
09:00 - 17:00
Monday
09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 17:00
Thursday
09:00 - 17:00
Friday
09:00 - 17:00
Saturday
09:00 - 17:00
Sunday
09:00 - 17:00
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Off the North Coast of Antigua lies the island’s biggest marine park which holds several islets and the picturesque Great Bird Island. Featuring two beaches and coral formations bursting with life, the Great Bird Island has so much more past the shores. So cameras out and get ready to snap.
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Taigi S
Montclair, NJ5 contributions
Apr 2022
We visited this beach on a stop with Creole Boat Tours and it was nice....great for pictures, lunch, and shallow swimming. There were tons of birds on the island. We were only able to stay on the small beach because the island is privately owned and tourists face hefty fines if they explore it.
Written 23 April 2022
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Andrew B
Ipswich, UK34 contributions
Apr 2022 • Family
Beautiful island. Quiet beaches only accessible by private boat or on a shared trip. Two beaches and the south one has beautiful coral and it is in good condition. Take your own food and drink. Nothing on the island. Can pay to go upto the view point and how hole. Stunning views from up there and helps fund the up keep.
Written 9 April 2022
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Charles S
57 contributions
Jan 2022
Great stop at this island for lunch on the Calypso Cat. Lunch was delicious, and Danielle's painkiller punch was hard to beat.
Written 26 January 2022
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v g
1 contribution
Jan 2022
Fantastic. Saw 2 snakes during our stay - one waiting patiently for prey. One with a lizard in its grip.
Good facilities on the island. Safe walkways. Great views from the top of the island.
Conservation at centre of the visit.
Great snorkling around the bays
Written 26 January 2022
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ChristineC_831
Santa Cruz, CA280 contributions
Mar 2021
my fave place to hang on the anchor for a few days. bring what you need and plenty of water, not much around
Written 22 March 2021
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william s
Marietta, GA10,024 contributions
Mar 2020
It was a swimming, hiking and lunch stop on our Adventure Antigua boat tour. No food or restrooms on the island except for trees and bushes. The lunch and restroom was on the Adventure Antigua Tours boat. It is a 20 acre island on the North side of Antigua only accessible by boat. Great beach and swimming Harbour on South side of this small island. Very nice white sand beach with close sandbars and surrounding coral reef. It was named Great Bird Island by early sailors who were amazed by the extensive bird population. Now it is the only place where the Antiguan Races snake can still be seen in the wild. However, during our guided eco hike to the top of the island for the amazing view, we only saw a picture of the snake. The hike is short, but good shoes make it easier to climb up and down. See pictures from our wonderful 75 minutes there.
Written 18 March 2020
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Jayne P
Heathfield, UK23 contributions
Jan 2020
We visited this island as part of our Eco Tour. We enjoyed snorkelling, a fantastic lunch on the beach and lovely walk to the top of the island to see fantastic views. Highly recommended, especially as part of Antigua’s Eco tour boat trip.
Written 11 February 2020
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BeenThereDoneThat
43 contributions
Feb 2019 • Family
Our family did the 'Half Day Eco Tour' from Shoretrips.com & visited Bird Island as part of the trip.

It was so beautiful! The hike to the top was fun & the views were spectacular!

We were also able to snorkel here for a bit & it was really nice. The beach is lovely & there was a woman and girl who had a cabana set up with snacks, drinks & souvenirs to purchase. They were very friendly & we enjoyed the banana bread we bought from them.

This excursion was our favorite & would highly recommend it! We would definitely do this one again.
Written 23 January 2020
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Mark L
Saskatoon, Canada38 contributions
Nov 2019
We did a day trip to this island with a private boat, group of 6. Beautiful day, and yes did see one of them big endangered snakes here, they are harmless.
Written 3 December 2019
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Tarynitup While Traveling
Elkhart, IN1,024 contributions
Nov 2019
While on a Eco Tour through Antigua, our group stopped at Great Bird Island to take part in the spectacular views. A short, easy hike to the top boasts post card worthy views and breathtaking sites. Totally worth it!

Be careful of the edges of the cliff as they drop right away!
Written 18 November 2019
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