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Island Safari and Stingray Fantasy Antigua

St. John's, Caribbean
Island Safari and Stingray Fantasy Antigua

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icon4 hours  (approx.)
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Get up close and personal with the wildlife of Antigua on this 4-hour combination safari tour and Stingray City visit. Start your excursion with a backcountry ride through the lush countryside of Antigua in a 4x4 Land Rover Defender, as you look to observe exotic plants and animals not visible anywhere else on the island. Then complete your wildlife exploration with a trip to Stingray City, where you’ll get to swim and feed some of these fascinating (and gentle) marine animals. Your wildlife adventure also includes a guide, lunch, beverages and round-trip transportation from your hotel.
  • Experience a day of adventure on this Island Safari and Stingray Fantasy in Antigua
  • Take a ride through the rugged back roads of Antigua
  • Local, knowledgeable guide
  • Lunch included
  • Complimentary hotel pickup and drop-off
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Island safari tour
Experienced tour guides
Stingray city snorkeling tour
Local taxes
Hotel pickup and drop off
This operator has two meet-up options available. You can either meet at the departure point below or select a location for pick-up.
St. John's , St. John's, St. John's, Saint John Parish, Antigua, Antigua and Barbuda

At the bottom of Redcliffe Street by the Dock

  • Royalton Antigua, An Autograph Collection All-Inclusive Resort & Casino , Deep Bay Street, Five Islands Village 517 Antigua
  • Antigua Cruise Port , 4593+VJX, Thames St, St John's, Antigua and Barbuda
  • This activity will end right where it started.We pick up from all hotels in Antigua except Nonsuch Bay or clients can arrange to take a taxi from the hotel to meet the tour in St. John's. Travelers can also choose to be picked up or to meet tour in St. John's
    Animal-lovers are sure to delight in this 4-hour exploration of the exotic plants and animals that populate the land and sea of Antigua. Get dirty with a backcountry wildlife-spotting trip by 4x4 before proceeding to Stingray City for an intimate encounter with these gentle fish.

    Start your trip with a pickup between 8 and 8:30am from your hotel, proceeding with your guide to the backroads of Antigua for an off-road safari tour of the island’s interior. Refresh yourself with some complimentary jungle juice as you traverse trails not typically accessible by car, keeping your eyes peeled from some of Antigua’s many species of rare birds.

    From there, you’ll head to Seatons, the coastal town that is home Stingray City Antigua. Listen to a brief safety session before transferring to Barge Reef for your stingray experience. Feed and swim with these beautiful creatures in the shallow crystal-clear waters off the reef, accompanied all the while by a staff member from the park.

    Still exhilarated from your stingray encounter, return to the park’s dive store to clean off with a shower before enjoying lunch and a complimentary fruit or rum punch. At the conclusion of lunch, receive a drop-off back at your Antigua hotel.
    Stop At:  
    Stingray City
    Become one with nature as you gear up with snorkels and fins and meet the rays. These stingrays are tame and you will have the opportunity to swim with, play and feed them if you so desire. They will surprise you with their gentleness and leave a special place in your heart. This stop will provide you with unforgettable memories.
    Duration: 45 minutes
    Admission Ticket Included
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Note: tour not available for Sandals Resort guests
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Infant seats available
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 2 travelers
    • OPERATED BY National Tours
    You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
    • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
    • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
    • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
    • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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    The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
    What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Island Safari and Stingray Fantasy Antigua?
    A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
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    What is the policy on sanitization during Island Safari and Stingray Fantasy Antigua?
    A:The policies on sanitization are:

    • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
    • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
    • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    See all safety measures taken by Island Safari and Stingray Fantasy Antigua.
    What is the social distancing policy during Island Safari and Stingray Fantasy Antigua?
    A:The policy on social distancing is:

    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
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    What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Island Safari and Stingray Fantasy Antigua?
    A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
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    Great tour
    , Dec 2021
    We had big John who I couldn’t recommend enough for our tour. The island tour was nice and big John was able to answer any questions you had. The stingray tour was fantastic and was only about 25 of us there. Someone did say before covid it’d be well over 100 so glad we came when we did. Overall would 100% recommend. Our only down point was they made us get a taxi to the tour start point because we stayed at nonsuch bay. The tour was already not the cheapest and that added £80 to the day. I do think maybe we should have been reimbursed somewhat because the price for the trip includes transport.
    1 traveler found this review helpful
    Quite awe inspiring
    , Nov 2021
    Wonderful to be with these magnificent creatures - a very unique experience. It got a little crowded by the end but nothing can take away the jaw dropping power of it all. The trip to Betty’s Hope and Devil’s bridge was equally awe inspiring and a reminder of a past we forget too often
    Great trip must do in Antigua
    , Sep 2021
    Great trip Big John our driver was a really great guy very knowledgeable and very funny. The Sting Rays are completely free to come and go as they please so this is not just for tourists entertainment
    Amazing & fun!
    , Aug 2021
    Amazing tour, there is no better experience than one with a local expert! Our guide Les was excellent and very knowledgable, we felt very much looked after - thank you so much! The Stingray city was excellent, one of the highlights of our holidays - defo recommend. Overall, Viator is a trusted brand, did tours with them in the US and so knew they deliver every time.
    icon Response from Host , Aug 2021
    We are so happy that you had an amazing time on the Island Safari and Stingray Fantasy tour. I have passed on your review to the Tour Providers, who are delighted to know that you had a fun filled day. Allison
    What an experience!
    , Aug 2021
    Kassum, our drive was also the best tour guide he made us laugh and showed us a great time. I’m definitely doing this again. I will never forget this day
    icon Response from Host , Aug 2021
    We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your Island Safari and Stingray tour. We are hoping you will recommend this tour to your friends and relatives and please come again. Have a nice day and stay safe.
    , Jul 2021
    This was the best part of my vacation. I would highly recommend! Our group had an awesome tour guide. The lunch was fantastic.
    Feeding/swimming with stingrays was incredible!
    , Nov 2020
    I loved stingray city, i get car sick, so the ride was a little rough for me, I’d go by boat next time!! The guide was great and the history was very informative.
    This was amazing Great narration...
    John P
    , Jan 2017
    This was amazing Great narration during the relatively safe and smooth boat trip to the site despite despite some mildly rough seas . Great assistance at the site by the staff who helped with all of us neophyte and more squeamish tourists. We were able to feed and hold the stingrays and pose for pictures without reservation. Sting rays were tame and assuredly used to the feedings. They swarmed all around us while we were there. No complaints about the loading, the ride to the site, the safety guidance given prior to arriving at the site, nor any other portion of the trip. Very professional all the time. My wife and I enjoyed it immensely. Other Passenger's children seemed to have no issues. Recommend it to everyone. Recommend it to all.
    This experience was amazing from...
    David N
    , Mar 2016
    This experience was amazing from beginning to end. We were picked up at our hotel in a safari jeep by Travis, a super tour guide! We made a quick stop in St John to sign some papers, grab a drink and two additional passengers. Travis proceeded to take us on a bumpy, informative tour of the island. He stopped multiple times to show us unique flowers and plants and explain how they were used for food, medicine, etc. He also stopped by the donkey sanctuary so we could see the donkeys as well as all the other beautiful sites on the island. Next stop was our visit with the sting rays. It's a short boat ride to the most spectacular sand bar full of sting rays and a few small reefs loaded with colorful fish of all kinds. The sting rays are so friendly and enjoyed being pet and fed. The guides are very knowledgeable and know the sting rays by name. Some have worked there over ten years and genuinely love their jobs. After the sting rays we had lunch on Bettys Hope Hill - very enjoyable lunch made by local folks with the sugar mills behind you and a wonderful view in front. We even had time to go in the sugar mills and read about them, plus they have a bathroom there in a small very small museum. Our last stop of the day was Devil's Bridge. It was lovely. The whole experience was a great way to check off mulitple thing you wanted to see on the island in a very fun way. Enjoy and ask for Travis!
    1 traveler found this review helpful
    Amazing tour! Highly...
    Gisela P
    , Apr 2011
    Amazing tour! Highly recommendable! The Jeep Safari was really funny and our guide was very nice. He showed us all the places to be and explained us many local trees, plants and fruits. The lunch at Betty's Hope was delicious. The stingrays are wonderful animals, really playful and very soft.

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