Barbuda Express Island Day Tour
Since Barbuda is so isolated, and transport can be tricky, one great way to explore the island is with the Barbuda Express Day Tour. The trip, which costs around $160, takes in all the island's major sites. These include a boat ride through the frigate bird sanctuary, exploring the east-coast caves that's walls are covered in ancient Arawak drawings, and a fresh lobster lunch on one of Barbuda's famed and secluded pink sand beaches. This same company also runs a once-daily catamaran ferry between Antigua and Barbuda. The trip takes 90-minutes. Boat trips depart from the ferry landing in the harbor in Codrington, the only village on the island. Also in the vicinity of the ferry landing is the 56ft-high Martello Tower, which is a former fortified looking out station that resembles an old sugar mill from a distance, and makes for a classic Barbuda photograph.
By Becca Blond, AFAR Local Expert
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