Rhino Snorkeling Expedition to Cades Reef

3.5 Hours
Group Activity
Moderate
Cruise Friendly

From (USD) $112

Rhino Snorkeling Expedition to Cades Reef

3.5 Hours
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Moderate
Cruise Friendly

From (USD) $112

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      Rhino Snorkeling Expedition to Cades Reef

      St. John's, Antigua and Barbuda
      From (USD) $112
      Highlights
      • Guided tour: Board your air-conditioned vehicle and ride through Antigua’s rich countryside, as your personal guide tell you all about the local villages and West Indian culture, on route to Jolly Harbour embarkation point.
      • Motorboat adventure: Aye Aye Captain! You take full control of this 2-seat, inflatable Rhino motorboat for a lovely, scenic ride down the coast.
      • Snorkeling: Submerge yourself to an exotic underwater world at Cades Reef! On your adventure, you will encounter an array of marine life including parrotfish, damselfish, grunts and angelfish. 
      • Free time: If you rather take it easy, you can opt to relax and soak up the sun aboard the boat, and take in the fantastic scenery. 
      • Beverages included: With all the excitement, it’s important to stay hydrated and we’ve got you covered with refreshing water and juice. 
      • Equipment included: Just bring your sense of adventure! We provide you with fins, snorkel, mask and a buoyancy belt. 
      • Bring the little ones: This exciting tour is suitable for children ages 6 and up.
      About this St. John's tour

      Cades Reef is an exotic undersea world filled with fascinating sights and sounds. But in a way, some of it seems familiar. You might even say ... human.

      On this snorkeling adventure, listen carefully and you might hear French Grunts and Blue-Striped Grunts grinding their teeth, a sound amplified by their air bladders. You'd think there's an evolutionary purpose to this behavior, like it's their way of finding a significant other. Or maybe it's a nervous habit, like it is with us – the sight of big-finned, masked humans exploring their homes makes them uneasy. Either way, at least you'll know the reason they're called grunts (although now you wonder why they're not called grinds). Feel free to grunt back that you come in peace.

      If your hearing's especially good – and sound does carry well underwater – you might hear a faint swishing sound: the polka-dotted Smooth Trunkfish blowing little jets of water at the sand, trying to uncover food. Who hasn't had to blow sand off lunch at the beach?

      That pretty blue creature is the Four-eyed Butterflyfish. No, the other fish don't make fun of its poor vision; the black spots on each side of its tail make it look like it has eyes in the back of its head, discouraging predators from sneaking up.

      Keep your eye out for the orangey-red Squirrelfish, complete with jagged, spiky mohawk fin; if the reef were a high school, this guy would be the rebellious punk-rocker. Then there's the schoolyard bully: the Great Barracuda. Just like its human counterpart, it keeps its distance, relying on its tough-guy rep to avoid confrontation. And if you see a fish that looks like Finding Nemo's Dory, it's a Blue Tang – just like in the film, tangs are the helpful type, peacefully snacking on algae to keep the reef healthy.

      It’s certainly accurate to say that exploring this complex marine ecosystem is a unique and exciting experience. On the other hand, it won't be entirely unfamiliar. So soak up some Antiguan sun and make some new underwater friends.

      Hungry as a seahorse

      Among the creatures that make Cades Reef their home are seahorses, so don't be surprised if one sidles up alongside you. Interestingly, seahorses don't have stomachs; they eat non-stop, suggesting that a revision of our expression for voracious humans may be in order.

      Getting prepared
      Tour Participation Requirements
      Great photo opportunities Great photo opportunities
      Change of clothes Change of clothes
      Wear sunscreen Wear sunscreen
      Bring Towel Bring Towel
      Wear Sunglasses Wear Sunglasses
      Wear Hat Wear Hat
      Swim wear Swim wear
      Bring water shoes Bring water shoes
      Cancellation policy

      Full refunds issued for cancellations made 7 full days prior to the date and time of requested services. Cancellations made within the 7-day and 72-hour window will receive a 50% refund of purchase total. Purchases are non-refundable inside of 72 hours.

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