Private Snorkel And Beach
Relax on a white, sandy beach, charter out to the century old shipwreck of the Andes to snorkel and discover an underwater world and more when you book this exciting four hour private boat tour in Antigua. You'll enjoy roundtrip transportation to a white sandy beach for a relaxing swim via a private boat charter, making this trip ideal for beach goers and outdoor enthusiasts alike! You'll also get an expert guide and knowledgeable captain who will give you a snorkeling safety briefing and show you the natural beauty of the Caribbean Sea and island as you pass catch views of the iconic Hawksbill Rock and secluded bays and get a chance to snorkel the shipwreck site of the Andes in Deep Bay. Your private boat tour also includes your snorkel, fins, mask, a delicious fruit sampling of Antiguan Black pineapple, finger sandwiches, a refreshing beverage, and local plantain chips.
Your half day private boat excursion begins as you meet up with your expert guide in front of the duty free clothing shop of Exotica Antigua in St. John's. You'll follow your guide to board your private motorboat and meet your knowledge captain, who will brief you on safety measures and practices to take when snorkeling in the Caribbean Sea. Enjoy a relaxing, slow ride across the pristine waters of the Caribbean as you approach Deep Bay and catch stunning views of Antigua's coastline, secluded bays, and lush landscapes of beautiful rolling hills. Along the way, you'll catch the famous Hawksbill Rock, a majestic rock formation that resembles the profile of a hawk.
Once you arrive at your snorkeling site in Deep Bay, you may notice the mast that peeks out of the sea. This mast is from the historic shipwreck of the Andes, a Trinidadian sailboat that sank nearly a century ago after a pitch or resin cargo fire. Your private motorboat will set anchor here, and you'll get to review snorkeling safety before snorkeling around the shipwreck to discover a wonderful underwater world teeming with life. Spot marine life like spiny lobster and tropical fish during your snorkeling session.
Continue your sea adventure by chartering to an unspoiled white sandy beach to soak up the sun. Relax in the Caribbean Sea's crystalline waters by going for a swim or sit along the coastline sunbathing. Whet your palate with a refreshing beverage, enjoy the samples of local plantain chips, and devour the delicious Antiguan Black pineapples your captain will cut up for you before you boat back to St. John's and return to your pier.
Whether you're looking for an escape to a secluded beach or want to discover the underwater life near a historic shipwreck, this private boat tour offers the best of both worlds. Reserve your spot on this exciting private boat and beach adventure today for an unforgettable experience in Antigua!
Please Note: The boat available for this tour accommodates groups of up to 6 guests maximum. Please take this information into consideration when booking.
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Mr. Miller is the former Executive Vice President and Chief Development Officer for Abercrombie & Kent, the World's leading luxury travel company. In that role, Mr. Miller was responsible for contributing to Abercrombie & Kent's international growth through the development and acquisition of tour products and travel experiences around the world with a specific focus on cruising and land based experiences. Prior to joining Abercrombie & Kent, Mr. Miller held a variety of executive positions with Royal Caribbean International and Celebrity Cruises for more than a decade. These positions included Vice President of Guest Sales & Service, Vice President of Brand Development, and Vice President of Onboard Revenue (which included shore excursions). Mr. Miller also led Celebrity Expeditions, a collection of outstanding and unique tours around the World.
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