Horseback riding, Antigua Eco-Travel

Group horseback riding on an Antigua beach; credit Antigua & Barbuda Tourism

Antigua Eco-Travel

A wide variety of Antigua Eco-Travel activities await the adventure-seeker. In Antigua and Barbuda, you can zip through the rainforest on high wires, ride horseback, walk nature trails, ride Segways on nature paths and so much more.

Antigua Rainforest Canopy Tour
Thrill seekers love this high-wire journey through rainforests. Go from tree to tree via an assortment of suspension bridges, zip lines, and swings, climaxing with a daredevil 60-foot drop. For those with energy to spare, complete the full course with the obstacle challenge.

Sunfire Horse Riding Academy
Offers a scenic tour on the north-western side of the island. The tour starts from Millers by the Sea on Fort James Beach, then along some of Antigua’s most famous beaches including Runaway Beach, and Sand Haven, with a stop at the historic Fort James, established by Great Britain in the 18th century. Here you will uncover the magnificent vistas of St. John’s Harbor, which present a photo opportunity. The usual tour duration is 1.5 hours. Helmets are provided for your safety, along with an experienced guide, Sunfire. Depending on your level of experience a beach stop with the horses is included, take a dip in our turquoise water while also petting the horse in the process.
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Antigua & Barbuda Run in Paradise
Occurring each May, this Half Marathon Run takes jogs along the scenic northern coast of the island, showcasing beaches and historical sites. The highly-anticipated event which ends at Fort James Beach also offers a 5K option and the newest addition, a 10K option.

Segway Antigua Tours
Another option for a truly unique way to experience the island together as a family. These eco-friendly tours ensure visitors to Antigua move efficiently around the island in a fun, exciting, and refreshing way, but it closes during the summer.

The Green Corridor
A designated area of Antigua where the businesses that are directly and indirectly related to tourism have agreed to a set of principles based on respect for local culture, positive influence on the local community, environmental stewardship, and economic viability while maintaining all of these, are highlighted and promoted. It stretches along the southwest coast from Bolans to the village of John Hughes. Visitor experiences will range from farm-to-table dining at award-winning, locally-owned restaurants, and beach bars, to sugar mill tours organized by the local community, turtle watching, zip-lining, and hiking adventures. Hotels in the corridor follow environmental best practices.

Fig Tree Drive
Sightseers can explore the lush vegetation of the rainforest, and sample fresh fruit and the Antigua Black Pineapple at fruit stalls on the journey.

Wallings Forest & Reservoir
One of the finest mixed evergreen deciduous forest walks may be had at Wallings. It features 13 acres of the reservoir catchment area that were sown with tree seeds with a view to reforestation, as the area had become denuded after the turn of the century. In recent years some attention has been focused on both watershed protection and forestry products. The forest now boasts some of the most beautiful trees and plants in the Eastern Caribbean.

Barbuda Lagoon Frigate Bird Sanctuary
Barbuda is known for its teeming wildlife and rare birds. Just a 15-minute flight or two-hour ferry ride away from Antigua, it offers the ultimate Robinson Crusoe-style escape. The island is home to the largest colony of Frigate birds in the western hemisphere. The shallow lagoon west of Codrington holds several aspects of Barbuda’s heritage. The oldest is the large frigate bird colony and there are no more than 25 colonies in the Caribbean today. Each adult bird has a wing span of about 8 feet and weighs 3 pounds. They fly up to 22 mph. The colony is a highly valued natural asset to Barbuda.

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