Shorty's Glass Bottom Boat - Antigua's Underwater Treasures
Duration: Half Day
If you dream of exploring the Caribbean’s magical undersea world during your holiday in Antigua, snorkeling and diving are the most popular choices. But if you and your family would prefer to stay dry, a glass-bottom boat cruise is the perfect alternative. This memorable tour will give you wonderful views of the sea life beneath the waves, accompanied by music and entertainment on board. You will also have free time for snorkeling at Great Bird Island, followed by an authentic West Indian lunch on the beach. This trip will certainly get you in the holiday mood.
Perfect for non-snorkelers, this relaxing tour is an exciting way to view one of the most diverse natural aquariums in the world. Situated between the Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea, Antigua’s warm tropical waters world hosts an abundance of marine life, which you can observe through large viewing windows at the bottom of Shorty's Glass Bottom Boat. Get your camera ready as you glide over vibrant coral reefs and shelves in the safety and comfort of the boat.
Your knowledgeable local guide will teach you all about the underwater flora and fauna on the way. Watch hundreds of multi-coloured exotic fish of all colours, shapes and sizes darting in and out of the corals and sea fans. Parrot fish, angel fish, clown fish, blue tangs and trumpet fish can often be spotted, accompanied by stingrays, moray eels, sea turtles, nurse sharks, jacks, barracuda and many more fascinating marine creatures. The beauty and diversity of this incredible natural aquarium will amaze and delight both adults and children.
We continue onwards to the beautiful Great Bird Island, which is inhabited by hundreds of endemic and migratory birds such as brown pelicans, West Indian whistling ducks and red-billed tropicbirds, as well as rare lizards and the world’s last remaining population of the Antiguan racer snake. This tiny islet is also one of the best locations for snorkeling in Antigua. Enjoy free time to explore the calm, crystalline waters as you get up close to the creatures you saw from the boat. Alternatively, sit back and soak up the sun on the pristine white sands before a delicious Caribbean lunch is served on the beach.
On the way back to the mainland, sit back and relax on deck to the sounds of island music and singing as a local Calypsonian entertains you on board. This unforgettable day in paradise is a wonderful way to appreciate Antigua’s natural beauty – both above and below the water.
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