Great Bird Island, St. John's

4.8
#2 of 7 in Parks in St. John's
Great Bird Island is a tiny islet lying almost three kilometres north-east of Antigua. Measuring just 20acre, smaller than most city parks, it is the only place on Earth where you can see an Antiguan racer, West Indian whistling ducks and red-billed tropicbirds (Phaethon aethereus). Luckily for the snake, there are no mongooses on the island, although hundreds of black rats lived there until recently. The island is currently privately owned by an American businessman.
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  • Visited as part of a P&O cruise ship tour. Excellent snorkelling from our boat moored just off shore. Clear water, good variety of fish and not all the coral was dead. WE then beached, had an included...  more »
  • No frills on this beautiful island, but if you are looking for off-the-beaten-path fish, lizards, butterflies and birds, nothing beats it. The island is small but people who are not steady on their fe...  more »
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  • Well worth a visit but ideally you need a boat to get there
  • The scenery was awesome and the boat ride over breathtaking....#ILiveWhereYouVacation!!
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